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Old 11-04-2006, 02:35 PM   #1
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Hey there everyone...

Is there a link to some sort of article that would serve as a primer for someone wanting to do his own project??

I don't need to know the basics. I know what a turbo does

I'm looking for something a little more intermediate...Like when I look at a turbo online.. what do the numbers mean? a/r? things like that.

Can anybody help?
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Old 11-04-2006, 03:19 PM   #2
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I can't help with turbo specs per say, but if you're looking for good primer info for building your own kit, take a look at Braineak's DIY turbo FAQ. It has a bunch of good info about turboing the Miata in particular. Have fun!
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Just remember that a T3 60 trim with a .48 a/r turbine side is all you need
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Just remember that a T3 60 trim with a .48 a/r turbine side is all you need
ah sweet. so what does the 60 trim mean? and what is a/r?
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http://www.turbomustangs.com/turbotech/main.htm

Learn to read the maps and decide for yourself what turbo you need.
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then read my faq and learn a little more.
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Old 11-05-2006, 12:23 AM   #7
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then read my faq and learn a little more.
Oh, I've read it more than a few times. Believe me. VERY informative. Thank you SO much for doing that. It took my 1,000 questions and reduced it down to 200.

It's just than when I got to looking at sites for the purchase of a turbo, I was seeing these numbers and specs and then my eyes would glaze over, my brain would lock up, and I'd start drooling on myself. I was like an overloaded PC.
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http://www.turbomustangs.com/turbotech/main.htm

Learn to read the maps and decide for yourself what turbo you need.
That's a great link. Thank you.
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Buy this book. Maximum Boost.
http://www.bellengineering.net/Pages...cts_books.html
It's kinda like the turbo bible.
Check out Corky's products while you're at the website.
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Buy this book. Maximum Boost.
http://www.bellengineering.net/Pages...cts_books.html
It's kinda like the turbo bible.
Check out Corky's products while you're at the website.
^ ^ ^ what he said....great book.
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Just remember that a T3 60 trim with a .48 a/r turbine side is all you need
Nice choice! i'd do that or a t3/t4 50trim.
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