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Old 07-13-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default 99 miata 1.8l turbo kit

I need to find a full turbo kit for my 99 miata and i cant seem to find much. Also what kind of upgrades will I need with a turbo kit?
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:59 AM   #2
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You can build a kit from parts or buy a kit from fm, bell engineering, racing mazda, etc. A good amount of information can be found by using the search function on this site and miata.net forums.
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The Miata aftermarket is going through some transitions at the moment, but within a few months, you should be able to buy an FM turbo, a BEGi turbo (possibly avail. now), a Racing Mazda turbo (you may be able to buy these already) and possibly a BRP turbo kit (several have them already, but they're currently not advertised on the site.
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Additional upgrades depend on power output. At 170 rwhp you'll probably need nothing on a 99 miata. After 170 rwhp, clutch and PP need to be upgraded. Over 200 rwhp, and you might need to upgrade the cooling system. Over 240 rwhp and a 99 car will most probably need internal engine upgrades. (Connecting rods seem to be the weak link on the 99-01 cars.) Also above 240 rwhp, the 5 speed tranmissions sometimes fail. Apparently, the 6 speed is a bit more durable, from what I've heard. Drive with mechanical empathy and the 5 speed should be fine.
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