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Old 09-15-2008, 01:44 AM   #1
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Cool Greddy demod for Chinacharger setup

Okay Well, I've been wanting to demod my greddy and go with a cheap chinacharger setup. People have been having good luck with them on here and I dunno the greddy just doesn't seem like its what I want. So I'm looking for opinions here I know it will have more lag but I dont have access to any autocross etc.. and anyone running a chinacharger please chime in with if you like yours or not
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I thought MarkP was the only one that ever ran one.
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No I've seen some peoples sigs and it says "chincharger" or something of that context. I don't know what turbo exactly I wanna run but some cheap T3?
Kinda like what urbansoot was selling a few days ago

https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/showthread.php?t=25918
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I honestly don't think you'd be happy dependability-wise going form a greddy set-up to a "chinacharger." If you want to ditch the greddy, just get yourself some quality pieces and do it right...I had a greddy and I've ridden in a few t3/t4 set-ups and they're definitely different animals but you can get enough out of a Greddy kit to keep you happy for a good long while (plenty of people on here proving that point daily)
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Max out the Greddy.
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I was going to say that you should lose the bandaids, then when ready upgrade to a bigger turbo. Since you've already got the MS, save up for a bigger setup. Super 60 would probably spool better than the chinacharger t3/4. Plenty people with 1.8s (not just mazdas) run the t3/4 and like the spool. Personally I think I'd go a little smaller with a 1.6.

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I was going to say that you should lose the bandaids, then when ready upgrade to a bigger turbo. Since you've already got the MS, save up for a bigger setup. Super 60 would probably spool better than the chinacharger t3/4. Plenty people with 1.8s (not just mazdas) run the t3/4 and like the spool. Personally I think I'd go a little smaller with a 1.6.

But I don't know anything, I'm just watching football and keeping busy. :-)
Keep the greddy.


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I'm running the CC T3/T4. It works great. On that note, I voted for you to keep the Greddy. It seems that people are making huge power with the Greddy so why change it? Seems like a cheaper way to go with better spool (which most people want for whatever reason) and probably better long term reliability.
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Okay Well, I've been wanting to demod my greddy and go with a cheap chinacharger setup. People have been having good luck with them on here and I dunno the greddy just doesn't seem like its what I want. So I'm looking for opinions here I know it will have more lag but I dont have access to any autocross etc.. and anyone running a chinacharger please chime in with if you like yours or not
How many pounds are you currently running? I would finish up your supporting mods and do the turbo last.
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How many pounds are you currently running? I would finish up your supporting mods and do the turbo last.

about 10 Still need to install my torsen and ACT
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about 10 Still need to install my torsen and ACT
Then i stand by my suggestion. You can take the greddy up to around 15-16 lbs (250-260 rwhpish) assuming your motor is not built. If you get to that point, and it isn't enough.. you will need to re-evaluate the turbo situation and furthermore how long your engine will last
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yea I plan on upping it to 15 as soon as I get the clutch and torsen installed but Its not built so Ill probaly keep it at 12 or so
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Another vote to keep the GReddy. Keep in mind markp had 300cc more displacement, 1000+ more rpm, and a much better flowing head. I'm not saying that a T3/T4 in the correct trim will not work well on a 1.6L, but unless you plan on building your engine, a GReddy can take you up to decent power levels with reasonable spool with supporting mods.
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yea I think Im gonna keep the greddy until I drive with it at ~15 psi
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Yeah, thats what i would do. It seems alot of people make 250ish whp with the Greddy easily. Much more than that and you need a built motor anyways, for my car at least I want to eventually run 16psi on WI/Meth.
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