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Old 03-20-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Okay guys so I've read maximum boost, I've been reading up on other peoples builds, but just to be safe here's stage 1 of my turbo miata:

I plan on buying a mspnp, gt2560r, t25 manifold (cast iron if i can), downpipe,intercooler,and a manual boost controller, boost gauge,

Am i missing anything for a low boost start to be able to run the car
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WBO2 sensor.

Were you planning on tuning it yourself? Better start reading up on that. Installing the MSPNP and learning N/A will be easier.
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There's a local miata tuning shop they do strictly miata tuning and they have a dyno,
however I was planning on trying to tune N/A before anything else to see if i could do it easy enough
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Where the heck are you that you have a nearby shop that does strictly miata tuning? Miatas aren't exactly a substantial market segment.
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i realized after typing that, i should've been more clear, by tuning i meant like they only work on miata's to make then faster, not like only tune ecu, so i guess some call it a performance shop. My dad always called them tuning shops so it rubbed off
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There's a Miata shop in Indy, that concealor404 likes to complain about. But they pretty much only do Miatas.
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so with the addition of a wbo2 sensor i'll be set to run?
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I don't know, I've never done it before. You should probably read up instead of asking dumb questions.
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Water and oil lines for the turbo. Bigger injectors for when you max out your stock injectors. Better clutch to hold additional power. You also do not need the MBC at all.
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There's a Miata shop in Indy, that concealor404 likes to complain about. But they pretty much only do Miatas.
There's a miata engine shop in Indy that I like to complain about also.

Note to self: keep miata out of indy.
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What about the rest of the exhaust, hot and cold side piping?
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lol water and oil are a given! your wiki helps a lot on how to do that btw, and intercooler piping is a given as well. The reason i wanted the boost controller is to be able to set the boost real low while i get funds to add more piece i.e. bigger injectors. 2.5 in exhaust has already been put on, but i did forget to write the downpipe
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You can't set you boost lower than your wastegate spring. That's the lowest it can be set, whether it's used with MBC or EBC.

I would run off a light wastegate until you are comfortable with tuning enough to turn it up with EBC, which is better than both wastegate and MBC in terms of spool.
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Okay guys thanks for the advice think I have a good idea on how to do it all
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