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Old 04-13-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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Default Project (SLOMX-5) 1990 Mazda Miata Turbo Install.

Ok so to start i got this car about 2 weeks ago.

I've been driving it around and looking around at turbos and other sorts of stuff.


Heres what we have so far.

First off heres the car the day i picked it up.























New Wheels for the SLOMX-5

Axis Mod 7 18"





Yet to get all 4 on :(

Heres a Pic of them on a MX-5 thats the ones i bought them off that Miata
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Heres how it went yesterday.

Got the old manifold off.


Got the new one on.


Got the turbo on



Getting rid of the POS AC.




Ahhh, Looks so much better.


and how it looks at the end of the day.




Got the downpipe on.




Also test fitting the IC Piping. Ill have to order some Couplers unless i can find a good local place :(


eBay Motors: MegaSquirt PNP Miata 90-93 -- Perfect for Turbo Miatas (item 230335864137 end time Apr-17-09 06:17:21 PDT)


MegaSquirtPNP (MSPNP)
Plug-N-Play Standalone Engine Management System
for the 1990-1993 USDM Mazda Miata, manual tranny



What do you guys think, I'm ordering this tonight for the turbo setup.



I thought this would be a good fist post as ive been lurking the forums for a few days.


LMK what you think and any input is good


-Michael
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You have some bigger injectors to go with that MSPNP?

Good work, keep it up!
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looks good, 18 inch rims on a NA? Get them mounted, I wanna see this
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You have some bigger injectors to go with that MSPNP?

Good work, keep it up!
Oh yes and forgot to mention I have a walbro 255 LPH fuel pump and 440 CC Injectors laying around here somewhere
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looks good, 18 inch rims on a NA? Get them mounted, I wanna see this

It currently has 17's on it

But the 18's look so much better.. I do have the rear ones on but have to wait for new studs for the Fronts.
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kool, i have the same 16g turbo set up too =) only thing i did was get rid of the china charger and got a real dsm TD05 16g turbo. i was scared the china turbo would blow up =]

oh and check your downpipe flange in a few thousand miles , my flange warped which led to a annoying exhaust leak and i had the remove the downpipe and get the flange resurface buts all good now.

some people may say the turbo manifold may be junk but mine and along with Magnamx-5's manifolds ours have lasted thousandsss of miles with no cracks.

also be sure to properly clock your CHRA (center housing rotating assembly)!

good luck and smart choice with the MSPNP!
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kool, i have the same 16g turbo set up too =) only thing i did was get rid of the china charger and got a real dsm TD05 16g turbo. i was scared the china turbo would blow up =]

oh and check your downpipe flange in a few thousand miles , my flange warped which led to a annoying exhaust leak and i had the remove the downpipe and get the flange resurface buts all good now.

some people may say the turbo manifold may be junk but mine and along with Magnamx-5's manifolds ours have lasted thousandsss of miles with no cracks.

also be sure to properly clock your CHRA (center housing rotating assembly)!

good luck and smart choice with the MSPNP!
I plan to get me a new one when i get some extra cash we will see how this one works out for now

I plan to run 10-12 PSI on the stock engine I'm pretty sure it will hold....?
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Looks good so far, turbo not hit block?

Make sure to replace the 10mm bolt for the AC where it goes through the oil pump. You won't be able to re-use the stock one, but without it you'll likely develop an oil leak like I did.
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nice looking build so far. Keep up the good work. Those 18''s will look massive on that NA. I have 17s on mine and they look pretty good.
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Looks good so far, turbo not hit block?

Make sure to replace the 10mm bolt for the AC where it goes through the oil pump. You won't be able to re-use the stock one, but without it you'll likely develop an oil leak like I did.
Thanks for the heads up i didn't even think of this.
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noobs that post turbo install pics before 10 posts = win.

but yeah the 18" wheels will get no love here. you may even want to photoshop them out of your pics to avoid any disparaging comments

oh and what the heck size is that pipe coming off the turbo? it looks way bigger than it needs to be.
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noobs that post turbo install pics before 10 posts = win.

but yeah the 18" wheels will get no love here. you may even want to photoshop them out of your pics to avoid any disparaging comments

oh and what the heck size is that pipe coming off the turbo? it looks way bigger than it needs to be.

It's 2 inch Piping.
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This looks like an interesting build. 18" wheels, china charger, ebay manifold, should be a good, cheap build if it all holds up.
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This looks like an interesting build. 18" wheels, china charger, ebay manifold, should be a good, cheap build if it all holds up.
lol yea, I hope it holds.
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IMO, you went the wrong way with the wheels (bigger instead of smaller), but if you like it, then that's all that matters.

The rest of the install, chinacharger and Ebay Motorsports kit, looks great. Hopefully, everything works out for it.
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i'llbe following this one!
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Nice build but the 25+ lb wheels (dunno how much the tire will add as well) will definitely make it ride like ****. Get some 6ULs or anything that is at least less than 15 lb per wheel.

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Couldn't get much done today as it rained all day :(

But, What i did is start running my oil and water lines to the turbo.. But, Thats about it

Hopefully it will be a better day tomorrow.

oh and if i end up not liking my 18's ill put my 17's back on.

I got them so cheap i couldn't turn them down.


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You could have totally turned them down. Just because things are cheap, doesnt mean they are wise. Either way...goood luck
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You could have totally turned them down. Just because things are cheap, doesnt mean they are wise. Either way...goood luck
well considering there $1,400 wheels and tires i can resell them and make Double what i paid for them.

and i got a question about my oil drain would it be wise to use the stock spot on the 1.6 block or tap my oil pan?


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