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Old 06-05-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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hey guys I just finished putting a saab t3 turbo on my 1.6. i'll be honest its a lot of ebay parts but thats not the point here

It was a good learning experience with fabricating and learning about the car, looked on the forums for any questions i had.

and it is inter cooled.

What I'm wondering, is if its safe to run very low boost (5 psi tops) without any tuning/bipes/ anything? Using a innovate lc-1 for a/f ratio monitoring and a boost gauge, right now it seems to be pretty stoich and I'm kinda surprised, so this is why i ask. Ms2 is the next purchase but my wallet is hurting at the moment, so it may be a few weeks. If i drive gently and try to avoid too much boost will I be okay for a little bit?

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wtf is going on this week. Is it "Clubroadster pranks Miataturbo Week" or something?
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Serious reply: Stoich in boost is about 2.5pts leaner than "safe". These cars were not designed for boost and they cannot compensate for it. If you think blowing up your motor within a week is acceptable, then keep doing what you're doing.

e: Just noticed you used eBay parts. Have fun with literally everything about your setup (manifold, engine, etc) breaking. Did you do any research at all here before wasting a bunch of money?

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OP should have been aborted
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ah yes knew the flame was gonna come
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I read that Miatas are really great for boosting. Your car will sense the new parts you've installed and will make the needed adjustments on its own. Go for it!
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haha thanks guys even though you're being dicks you answered my question
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They just saved your broke *** a bunch of money and a shitload of trouble. I would say thanks would be in order.
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I am grateful I have you guys
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wtf is going on this week. Is it "Clubroadster pranks Miataturbo Week" or something?
Hey hey hey, not all CR guys are complete idiots.

I'm only like 42% idiot even though I spend a lot of time on CR. 42% ISNT THAT BAD
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Hey hey hey, not all CR guys are complete idiots.

I'm only like 42% idiot even though I spend a lot of time on CR. 42% ISNT THAT BAD
No. 2 out of 3 aint bad. 42% is worse than that.
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props to both of yoiu
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Cheapest route would be a FPR. But that's very 2007. We all need to run full sequential fueling and timing and electronic boost control in our Miatas now that we've reached 2013.

Although I had a FPR in my early days (two days actually) and killed my first motor in two days on the street.
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Quality FPR + bipes or msd box = same price as a used MS or the DIY kits.

Why would you pay the same amount for older, less reliable tech?
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If i have sex with my sister and she gets pregnant and has the baby, is this OK?

What are the chances the baby will be inbred?
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Honestly at this point your best course of action is to light your car on fire. This will save you lots of time and money.

Really the only other option I see is lighting yourself on fire. Although this would save you the most time and money, it will be quite painful.
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OP, ignore all these trolls. The stock ecu can compensate for small changes in boost easily just like any other car. 5-6psi is fine with no modifications at all.
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I'm only like 42% idiot even though I spend a lot of time on CR. 42% ISNT THAT BAD
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OP, ignore all these trolls. The stock ecu can compensate for small changes in boost easily just like any other car. 5-6psi is fine with no modifications at all.
It's well known that only a 1.8 ECU can compensate. He has a 1.6. So what he needs is an ECU swap to a 1.8.
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