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Old 07-20-2006, 04:16 AM   #1
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For a long while ive been stuck on getting a greddy kit, with plans of upgrading enough for 100% hp increase (about 180). Then while searching around im finding that you could peace together a kit and would come out 210+ side and maybe spend less then the kit with all the upgrading. The only problem is i dont know exactly which used turbo to go after. i was thinking i could use my ct26 from my yellow supra in the pic, but after research sounds like those things are only good as a boat anchor! So give me some advice, good spool would be appreciated um iv heard t3's are a good place for the numbers im looking for. Any and all help wold be appreciated! Thanks
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First things first, learn to read turbo maps. Then you can look at any turbo and make your own decisions. I liked the way t3s preformed and i definitly like their price. Mine was 80+200 for rebuild
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I have a DIY set up sitting in my garage, I am waiting till after MATG to put it on! grrr what a long wait.

but my friend has a DIY and its effin FUN! so yes it will be worth it!
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i had a greddy i customized and ran upto 15psi. there were a few things i didn't like about it:

the turbo sat too high in the bay.

the intercooler kit from jim b was crappy

the lag

the iffy aftermarket support and known issues.


i parted it out and went back to n/a.

the greddy isn't bad, per se, but i think when you want to get more power out of it, there are better-made systems. there are also more items to help support a modified greddy kit (like the emanage, autotune, tony down pipe, stripes i/c kit) than were available when i had mine. still, i pieced together a DIY fm2 from parts i found. i feel more confident about this system than the greddy. according to my receipts, it has also cost about the same as the modified greddy. it just took a little more patience to gather the components.
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I have a DIY set up sitting in my garage, I am waiting till after MATG to put it on! grrr what a long wait.
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I have a DIY set up sitting in my garage, I am waiting till after MATG to put it on! grrr what a long wait.

but my friend has a DIY and its effin FUN! so yes it will be worth it!

ditto.

been waiting for my link to come back from modification. i will finally receive it this weekend, but next week is looking too hectic to install everything. the wife is concerned about not be familiar enough with the power delivery to drive as hard as she likes out there.

we'll see.
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word, chuck norris is teaching it. cant wait.
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ditto.

been waiting for my link to come back from modification. i will finally receive it this weekend, but next week is looking too hectic to install everything. the wife is concerned about not be familiar enough with the power delivery to drive as hard as she likes out there.

we'll see.
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I have

57 trim t3/t04e .67ar garrett turbo
jgs t3 manifold
turbonetics evo wastegate
turbonetics XS bov
flyin miata voodoo box
3" downpipe
27"x7"x3" intercooler with 2.5" piping.

ummm i think thats all.
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I have a DIY set up sitting in my garage, I am waiting till after MATG to put it on! grrr what a long wait.
I rushed to get mine done before I leave for MATG. What fun is a 1600 mile road trip without a turbo?
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matg? miatas at the gap? are you guys buying capris without me!
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I rushed to get mine done before I leave for MATG. What fun is a 1600 mile road trip without a turbo?
haha, well I dont want to drive a 1600 mile roadtrip and my car break down on me.. that would be no fun, so its getting put on the day I get back!
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matg? miatas at the gap? are you guys buying capris without me!
CAPRIS??? what!!! no way

Speedos and thongs! its going to be a hott one!
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i like to wear my thong backwards. it lifts and separates my boys.

feh. it's a 2.5-3 hour drive to deal's gap for me. with all the crap i've gone through in the past month, i just want to relax and not worry about throwing the system in there and wrenching on it while on vacation. i can't turn wrenches very well with a beer or margarita in my hand.
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Oye, the gap. seriously it should start using GAP commericials as advertisements, would be popular at M.net
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it all about pushing the pointies up and down the mountain in a lesser-prepared car. ran last year in the honda. it's amazing how crappy most of the miata drivers are. :gay:
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Loki How many horses are you pushing? And where can i learn to read the maps?
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ok so where can i get the turbo rebuilt at? in places anybody has used and had great success with?
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