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Old 03-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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so i recently bought a 1997 miata from a kid on craigslist.
after some further inspection after bringing it home i realized he ghetto fab the **** out of the whole turbo system. so, i removed it

i'm waiting on a set of n/a header in the mail from ebay to run the car temporarily until i can get all the proper parts.

i've never turboed a car before and but i do have knowledge working on my previous cars. i've been reading the useful posts and all different posts all over this site for a couple weeks and i think i've got a general idea of what i need to do.
my question to you guys is if i'm missing anything

so far i have:
turbo manifold
oil line
intercooler
BOV
external wastegate
boost gauge
narrowband
turbo timer
walbro fuel pump (not sure on the rating, trying to find out)

and i'm going to be getting:
a turbo with either an internal wastegate for 5-7 psi or set the external to 5-7 psi
a rising rate fuel pressure regulator (either vortech of BEGi-s)
and i need to re-tap the oil return because he did it too low.
wideband

what should i do about timing?
should i get a fuel pressure gauge?
what about bigger injectors?

let me know what you guys think....
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needs more pics of current stuffs.
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i dont have a camera, i guess i could use my phone later.

but i was just wondering if that was enough to safetly run 5-7 psi? would i have to do anything to the timing?

i'm bascially trying to run what comes with a greddy kit using the parts that were already on it.
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i dont have a camera, i guess i could use my phone later.

but i was just wondering if that was enough to safetly run 5-7 psi? would i have to do anything to the timing?

i'm bascially trying to run what comes with a greddy kit using the parts that were already on it.
Get the Begi RRFPR for your fuel. You will need to retard your timing back. Find an install guide on a greddy or a Begi-S system to find out how much. You should be able to run 6 psi with that setup.
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