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Old 03-12-2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default avo 1.8 turbo set on ebay....looks great!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...3480392&rd=1,1

great turbo kit...friend of mine has got one (1.6 and has a disco potato on it) ... rare but good...(upgradable turbo)
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:18 PM   #2
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They've always looked like a pretty good kit, just never picked up here. supossed to be pretty popular in Jap.

I'd build myself a better DP off the bat however and tap the oil pan for the return.
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I really like the way the turbo sits in the engine bay...

Very low and a great position for the exhaust...don't like the downpipe...
2 90degree angles on there...(normal from AVO)

Someone is going to be happy with this.... (it's even less than a greddy, even when turbo is shot...)

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Old 03-12-2007, 05:33 PM   #4
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How could it be for both a 1.6 and 1.8?

Looks like a 1.8 MAF, so I'll assume that it's for a 94+
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:38 PM   #5
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Looks like he doesn't know...but ask him... maybe he has 2 manifolds or he thinks 1.8 and 1.6 are the same...


Link to homepage of friend:(not the seller!!!)

http://members.lycos.nl/xtrememiata/index.html
http://members.lycos.nl/xtrememiata/turboproject.html
http://members.lycos.nl/xtrememiata/...picsturbo.html

Hope he doesn't mind...
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The buy-it-now price seems like a great deal for a bolt on kit.
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You are looking at a complete turbo kit for a Mazda Miata. Includes exhaust manifold, T-25 Garrett water-oil cooled turbo,air cleaner, all the piping, BOV, MAS air sensor, and Magnecore plug wires.
Where is the Exhaust Manifold in his pictures?
Is it that little dark Loggy thing behind the Turbo? Whatever that is - It doesn't look any bigger than the Turbo itself.
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It's the black thing bolted to the turbo in several of the pics!
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Ooh, Ooh, I want one! :gay:
Thanks for the linky with the better pictures.
In the EBAY ADDY, the turbo kinda covers it up. (I wish he had taken more angles)
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http://autospeed.drive.com.au/cms/A_2410/article.html

Make sure the mani is not cracked...replacement is a b#tch...
Ask for the bb turbo (tag on chra 466179-#### = bb turbo)
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This Buy it now on ebay is a rip IMO. T25 costs $150, HKS manifold $240(better),Custom FMIC$200 (better), that leaves you at $590 with all brand new parts. Now with that extra $210, you can have a custom DP made and also buy NGK spark plugs and wires no cheap **** mangacore.
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Man, if you think that's a rip-off, you wouldn't believe how much BEGi and FM are asking for their kits!

Seriously, I'm not sure what planet you're from, PaKMaN, but brand-new, ball-bearing T25's cost more than $150 here on planet Earth. Not sure why you think the HKS manifold is better than this one, but I think the low turbo placement on the AVO manifold is quite nice. And, yes, you can piece together a FMIC kit for less than $200, but it won't be as nice/big an intercooler, and it won't be with cast-aluminum and pre-formed silicone charge pipes.

Also, on this planet, NGK is a relatively inexpensive (and many times, OEM part) version of the superior Magnecore wires.

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+1, Brian

FWIW, here's Rusman's AVo kit:
https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/vb...do=view&id=378
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holy crap. will that fit the 99 1.8
I have 800 dollars burning a hole in my pocket
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Sorry Pakman, Brian just owned you.
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Man, if you think that's a rip-off, you wouldn't believe how much BEGi and FM are asking for their kits!

Seriously, I'm not sure what planet you're from, PaKMaN, but brand-new, ball-bearing T25's cost more than $150 here on planet Earth. Not sure why you think the HKS manifold is better than this one, but I think the low turbo placement on the AVO manifold is quite nice. And, yes, you can piece together a FMIC kit for less than $200, but it won't be as nice/big an intercooler, and it won't be with cast-aluminum and pre-formed silicone charge pipes.

Also, on this planet, NGK is a relatively inexpensive (and many times, OEM part) version of the superior Magnecore wires.

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Well I didn't really get owned, I guess I know where to get parts cheap. This isn't a bad kit, IMO going DIY has alot more benefits and turns out to be cheaper. Considering this kit doesn't come with any fuel or ecu that'll cost you another $500-750 depending on what you go with. I Personally love my DIY kit because everything turned to be under $1g. I'm not going to bad mouth this kit but I just feel its not the best bang for the buck.
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Guess what?: assuming you can fabricate and build things with metal, then no kit is going to ever be the best bang-for-the-buck in your eyes!

I love my DIY kit, too, but it's not as nicely-built as a "store-bought" kit. If I was good with metal, it might have been built as nicely/well, but, then it would've "cost" a lot more of my own time and effort. It's really difficult to compare a DIY effort by someone who knows what they're doing to a kit...of course it won't seem like a deal to you!

Since you said there's "alot" [sic], what are all the other DIY benefits you can think of?

And why haven't you told us where to get brand-new ball-bearing T25s for $150? I'm seriously interested.

BTW, I wasn't trying to own you that bad...but, you need to man-up and admit you did get Pwn3d a little
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I'm kinda tempted... I have to admit that the idea of saving myself a good couple of months if miata time by having a bolt in would be worth it to me.. I've already got MSnS installed for tuning. I just have my heart set on using this BEGi manifold and T3 turbo though
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BEGi + T3 =
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