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Old 06-29-2015, 02:48 PM   #21
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the 2540 came with 2 flanges, a t25 and a t3.

ONLY YOU CAN KNOW WHICH ONE YOU HAVE

holy crap this is getting pathetic. if you're so lazy and clueless that we can't even help you, even if we decided to against our better judgement, would you say that you might have a problem?
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thanks pats, and yes that makes sense that only I can know which one I have and that is what i needed to know. I am picking up the turbo from my brother so I will ask him which manifold to get thanks. If i have never attached a turbo to a car i could read someone attaching theirs to their car but i did not know it came in two attachments. I'm sorry!
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When you have legit questions, and post them up, you'll realize that we're a really friendly and helpful community and will help you out the best we can.
Until then, read more and learn.
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thanks, i appreciate it, I am budgeting my parts around this turbo but it is not exactly in my hands. Hard to build a turbo setup without the parts and I don't exactly have a garage to build in. I park on a mountain driveway anyway so it is difficult for me to do anything until I grab parts and take them somewhere. I just want to have exactly the right parts so that everything can run smoothly when I do have space to work.
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thanks, i appreciate it, I am budgeting my parts around this turbo but it is not exactly in my hands. Hard to build a turbo setup without the parts and I don't exactly have a garage to build in. I park on a mountain driveway anyway so it is difficult for me to do anything until I grab parts and take them somewhere. I just want to have exactly the right parts so that everything can run smoothly when I do have space to work.
You will never have all the correct parts the first time unless you shell out cash to FM. There is always crap you forget or are missing.

Also building around a specific random turbo that you got for free is usually a bad idea.

Most people go with a SR20 T25 if they want to start with a cheap turbo that is known to work with most manifolds and downpipes on the market.
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ok for me to forget or miss a part, I just don't want to buy the wrong part, because that hurts the most.

The turbo is not free, but it is a good condition turbo that is in my family so it is what I can use.

I never said it would be a good idea to use it, but I think it will be fun to make it work. sr20 t25 is pretty cost effective...
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Read the DIY FAQ thread.
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I thought that I would be down for two months max, while I put my turbo together. Five months later it still looks like a shell stripped by cockroaches at the local junk yard.

A DIY set up requires more parts and research than you can ever imagine. Nothing "slaps on". Good luck.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:31 PM   #29
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yeah I've read all the FAQ multiple times and even the corky bell book. I have since found some nice manifolds around 300 dollars that I will pull the trigger on a bit later if I can't find a nice used one. I know there will be down time involved so since I have a month on my hands right now I want to see it done, but it seems like the more i try i don't think it will happen. so i guess it'll be a project down the road
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I think it is very possible to build a set up on the a strict budget. I set up a budget max of $2000 and have come no where near that, you just need to look out for the right deal.

I found a used Begi S kit ( cast manifold, garrett 2554, begi intercooler, begi piping, Blitz BOV , Tial Wastegate, begi drain lines and Greddy Emanage for $550.

I sold the emanage and my 14" rpf1s and used the money to buy a Megasquirt, a boost gauge, an AEM wideband, and to buy misc an lines for the oil/water and whatever parts I needed.

I definitely suggest waiting it out and buying the parts one by one. The For Sale section here usually has great deals, just search daily and keep an eye out. I kind of wish I had done MS BEFORE I turbocharged the car ( as it seems a bit simpler to set up and mess around with), but I'm too late to go that route now so I'll be learning as you go.

I'm relatively new here myself, but I can assure you that ANYTHING you need to research/educate yourself on can be found via the search function. It is GOLD and has been extremely useful to me so far!
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no one here knows anything about turbocharging a miata. we're all about stance supermiata/kmiata/LFX bro
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Also building around a specific random turbo that you got for free is usually a bad idea.
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The For Sale section here usually has great deals, just search daily and keep an eye out. I kind of wish I had done MS BEFORE I turbocharged the car ( as it seems a bit simpler to set up and mess around with), but I'm too late to go that route now so I'll be learning as you go..
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When you have legit questions, and post them up, you'll realize that we're a really friendly and helpful community and will help you out the best we can.
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The wealth of knowledge on this forum is massive, it's why it's such an awesome forum, the combination of engineering knowledge and empirical evidence applied to the questions asked here is fantastic. It also means there is little tolerance for BS and it takes work to keep up. You've got to read a lot, but when you do, and ask informed questions, you'll get great in depth answers. If you're not willing to do that, you're probably not going to have a good time.
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I built my manifold from scratch in a week and it ran perfectly. Its all about planning. Megasquirt, car was down for 3 days. A lot of luck helps too.
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