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Old 07-07-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default Putting on a bolt on, good or bad?

is putting a bolt on turbo on a 97 miata that has 115k miles on it a good idea?
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Weld on turbos are safer.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:24 PM   #3
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How big would you go?
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Bolting a quality turbo kit onto a 115k mile well-maintained Miata? Great idea.

Bolting an eBay turbo kit onto a 115k mile well-maintained Miata? Horrible idea.
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@savington what are some brands that are good quality?
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if all else fails, JB weld it on
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@savington what are some brands that are good quality?
If you have to ask, you're not ready.
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Judging from your ignorance, it's a bad idea. After a few months of reading and searching here, it won't be such a bad idea.
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There is a kit that will better your knowledge about modifying and doing custom work to make a turbo work on a Miata. It's from an eBay vendor called "ilovetacotaco". Seriously. If you buy that kit, you will learn a lot about custom fitting parts and even how stuff works. You could buy a kit and bolt it on, but what will that teach you?
As far as owning a '97, be sure to get a mspnp gen 2. In fact, that should be the first thing you buy.
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Weld on turbos are safer.
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@savington what are some brands that are good quality?
For the love of sweet baby Jesus!
Dude, is this your first internet forum? If so, then I apologize, but for crying out loud, would you please read some of the sticky's!

Go to the MEET&GREET forum like a good noob and make an intro thread... but first
READ THE STICKY'S!!!


Particularly, read the second sticky in the MEET&GREET forum, then go to the DIY TURBO forum and read the DIY FAQ sticky. Then come back and ask your questions.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:05 PM   #12
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so fuxking sorry that im not a miata "expert"
sorry that i went on a forum to ask a question that i guess offended every one on this shitty site.
dont worry about "reporting" this thread im already gone peace
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