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Old 09-10-2008, 01:08 AM   #1
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buying a full on greddy kit or begi kit is just too expensive for me at this time. I am looking to piece together the turbo kit myself. Is there anyone that could help start me off of the hardware that i need? i guess we can start with the turbo, nothing to big but has upgrade potential. looking to keep at low levels of boost and will upgrade injectors and ecu when i decide to up the boost. i have a 91 1.6
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If the greddy kit is over your limit then you will not be putting together a kit that is at all complete.
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Lazzer got his build down to ~$250 ... but it was about as ghetto as humanly possible, if not more.
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$250?

Did he take lessons from the kid with the SRT4?
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$250?

Did he take lessons from the kid with the SRT4?
i knew i would single handedly make him famous...ok so i had a littel help, but i did alot of grunt work all over the interwebz.

I don't remember what all he did, but you can look up some of his old posts and see the level of ingenutity he puts into his ****...like his electronic BOV.
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Electronic BOV? Like, the noisemaker that you wire to the TPS or whatever to make people think you have a turbo?
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Electronic BOV? Like, the noisemaker that you wire to the TPS or whatever to make people think you have a turbo?
No, like a real BOV that was electric for better response time...Don't try to understand, we all did at the time, no one succeeded.
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I... uh... wow. Did it work?
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I... uh... wow. Did it work?
he stopped posting for some reason, not sure if it was voluntary or if it was a banishment.
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I just did a search, that MX3 he had was remarkably clean for being a $230 build.

And that FM/FFS cockfight thread was priceless.
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And that FM/FFS cockfight thread was priceless.
Link? can't seem to remember that one right off.
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well i should of been more specific. price range aroung 1k. wouldnt mind getting something used. the complete minimum turbo kit as possible. Upgrading everything when I decide to move up in boost.
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well i should of been more specific. price range aroung 1k. wouldnt mind getting something used. the complete minimum turbo kit as possible. Upgrading everything when I decide to move up in boost.
im thinking about selling my complete greddy in the next month or 2?
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Link? can't seem to remember that one right off.
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...5&page=1&pp=25

Found it in a link in one of the search results.
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i did mine for just under $1000, of course not including megasquirt. search for my build thread. of course, i did get lucky with the manifold which is a used custom built ETD shorty. You could modify the cast ebay manifold to accept the subaru flange. subaru TD04 turbos can be had really cheap for what they are, a VERY quick-spooling turbo that wont fall off boost at the top either.
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