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Old 12-28-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys and girls im lookin to build just what the title says a safe reliable daily turbo set up as I don't have a source of income right now and I have a friend with a small turbo all sorts of piping and an intercooler I was thinking of just putting on my car and running about 5-7 psi I have a 99 miata that's been bored to a 1.9 what tuning software should I go with and any imput would be greatly appriciated
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:40 AM   #2
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Read the FAQ. Search. This may the nicest reply you'll get. This forum doesn't typically take kindly to people that haven't demonstrated the propensity to seek knowledge on their own.

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Old 12-28-2011, 06:46 AM   #3
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look into voodoo box for fuel management just saw one in the marketplace
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Messiahx thanks willhave do and the reason I posted here was cause it said diy
350zmiata how much tuning does the voodoo offer
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350zmiata how much tuning does the voodoo offer
It allows very little tuning, but is incredibly easy to setup. If you plan on anything more than 6-7psi, then you need to go with a full stand alone. Even at low boost levels like mentioned above, the megasquirt will still be better. it does cost more to get setup, but it is a long term solution.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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You should probably get a job before you build since it was worth mentioning.
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Rharris19 thanks and right now im not looking into much boost because I want it reliable and too much boost and I will be flyin around lol
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You should not be looking into any boost as an unemployed kid, unless you have your parents amex cards, then in that case you should not be going for low boost.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:35 PM   #9
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I'm going to answer your questions with more questions! Seeing as how your motor was bored out to 1.9, what is your compression ratio? What other potential mods have been done to the car? This makes a big difference, as you can easily screw your car at 5 to 7 psi in the right condition. Just because someone has a bunch of parts lying around doesn't mean it's a super awesome idea to put those parts on your car. If you need your car to be reliable (especially if you are going to need this car to get to a job), then I suggest not turbocharging it.
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Shuiend Ok first off im not a kid I am just layed off but can't for sum reason get unemployment
Dustinb my compression is 9:1 I believe my motor build I used wiesco pistons eagle rods and mazda speed internals 4.3 rear diff and act clutch
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Unemployed, illitirate, lazy, and asking to be spoon fed.
This will end well.
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Shuiend Ok first off im not a kid I am just layed off but can't for sum reason get unemployment.
If you are unemployed, and hoping for unemployment benefits you should not at all be thinking about boosting your car. You should be more worried about making sure you have a roof over your head and food in your stomach until you are employed again, before you consider spending a penny on adding a turbo.
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Harry Reid built my turbo Miata.
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Geeze I didn't ask for damn mentors just some tuning software imput but I can already tell this isn't the forum for me due to all the fathers in here I mean ****
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Get a voodoo box. check out flyinmiata.com
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Geeze I didn't ask for damn mentors just some tuning software imput but I can already tell this isn't the forum for me due to all the fathers in here I mean ****
Problem is you come in, ask questions which have all been answered in threads that are stickied.

https://www.miataturbo.net/showthread.php?t=4288

Then you do not post your setup details which is vital for anyone that has the patience to actually answer your questions in terms of what needs to be done.

Lastly, turbo builds almost always end up costing more then you expect, plus you have to factor in the fact that you are more likely to break parts even on low boost. This does not mix well with being unemployed.

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Unemployed, illitirate, lazy, and asking to be spoon fed.
This will end well.
at last, we have it ....


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Frt fun thanks for a straight answer
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