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Old 07-19-2018, 12:53 PM
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Default Kit VS DIY - spoonfeed me or I'll cry about it

Long time lurker and first real post here. Excuse my noobiness.

If I sourced all the turbo parts for my car individually, would I have to custom fab the downpipe and intercooler piping? If so, are there any good guides or tutorials on how to do that here on this forum?
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Yes and not really.

MK Turbo is the best value conscious kit right now.
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if you're a long time lurker, what have you been reading/learning all this time?
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confusing reading with looking at pictures.
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This is like asking: If i source tires myself instead of just dropping my car off at discount, will I have to get new wheels?
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If you have to make a thread like this, just get a kit.
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Originally Posted by Goingnowherefast View Post
If you have to make a thread like this, just get a kit. lurk moar and actually read a thread or two this time
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Thanks for the help! You guys are a real friendly bunch.
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Originally Posted by Mad Scientist View Post
Thanks for the help! You guys are a real friendly bunch.
welp, you got the best answer in post #2. The rest was just for fun. Not a lot of sugar around here.
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Sugar gives you beetus. You don't want the beetus, do you?
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Go to Media subforum, and look for "Builds". Find a few good ones. The only Kit I know that will provide detailed instructions is flyin Miata , and track speed kit has an short guide with important details but is expected you have general knowledge. So either go with flyin Miata as is the one with the spoon fed instructions or start reading the build threads for a DIY. Hundreds of examples with more details even than FM instructions.

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You guys act like installing and setting up a turbo is rocket science. It's not. If a 17 year old kid can do it in his mom's garage than yeah. So some of you need to get off your high horses and stop acting like turbo are some kind if mythical enigma. It's a damn turbo diy forum for people to ask questions and learn. I'm sure all of you knew it all before you started.
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Originally Posted by Knowpain View Post
You guys act like installing and setting up a turbo is rocket science. It's not. If a 17 year old kid can do it in his mom's garage than yeah. So some of you need to get off your high horses and stop acting like turbo are some kind if mythical enigma. It's a damn turbo diy forum for people to ask questions and learn. I'm sure all of you knew it all before you started.
and a week later that car is on craigslist being parted with a blow motor.

members here know what works and what doesn't work. Wise to listen and soak in information.
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No ****. That's why people ask questions. Promise you my car will not be parted out. Keep thinking it's brain surgery if it makes you feel good. If you got so much knowledge share it instead of being an *******. Never understood why those with knowledge always became elitist. Jokes
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You're right, it's not brain surgery, and that's the point! The process is simple, it's all been discovered, tested, documented and explained many many times, and we don't want to keep explaining it time and time again. It's a simple matter of searching and reading and attempting to understand.

People here are happy to help when someone experiences issues with the process, or needs further explanation, but if people don't at least look for the process and apply some level of thought to their situation they're gonna get some grief around here.
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Originally Posted by ManiacLachy View Post
You're right, it's not brain surgery, and that's the point! The process is simple, it's all been discovered, tested, documented and explained many many times, and we don't want to keep explaining it time and time again. It's a simple matter of searching and reading and attempting to understand.

People here are happy to help when someone experiences issues with the process, or needs further explanation, but if people don't at least look for the process and apply some level of thought to their situation they're gonna get some grief around here.
If you don't like the question than pass it up and move on. No need to be a dick. Never will uunderstand why those with knowledge forget how they got it.
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I haven't forgot how I got my knowledge, I searched for it, I read A LOT! And I continue to learn. Like the majority on here have/do. In fact, many users never post, they just read, because there's so much good information here.

That's how it goes here, the aim is to have quality posts with relevant evolving information, not rehashing the same **** daily. Don't like it? Move on. If you feel like helping everyone who can't work a search engine, posts a new topic for every thought that pops in their head and wants to turbo their Miata with a budget less than $1k, the Facebook groups will gladly have you.
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17 years old, build turbo turd in the basement instead of moving out like a grown up.
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Every forum I've been part of that doesn't actively cull the way miataturbo does is full of "how many psi should my tires take if I have maple trim on my center console?" type threads. If there is even any decent knowledge on those forums they quickly leave due to the stoopid, or their posts become impossible to find in the sea of bullshit. Please go have fun an M.net, or get over yourself, like right now.

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Originally Posted by ManiacLachy View Post
I haven't forgot how I got my knowledge, I searched for it, I read A LOT! And I continue to learn. Like the majority on here have/do. In fact, many users never post, they just read, because there's so much good information here.
Yep. Spent two years reading and collecting parts before even thinking about taking apart my car for the swap. I didn't go to forums and post "HOW DOSE I V8 SWAP?!?!?!" Engine swap is a different process but the same idea. Read. Don't be ******* annoying and **** post questions that have been answered 100 times over the years.

And no one is on a high horse. People just don't owe you ****, the information is out there, look for it. If you're not gonna spend the time looking for it, why should I spend the time giving it to you?
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