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Old 09-26-2010, 12:58 AM   #1
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im a 17 year old kid looking to turbo my 91 miata budget is an obstacle done a little research but i was wondering if this kit is good quality kit and is there anything else i need to purchase and what options should i select with the kit thanks
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im in the same boat as you bro..im lookin to boost my 1990 miata
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If you're staying on a budget, the standard S-kit is fine, although add the $20 O2 bung and perhaps save $100 by not getting the FMU, and buy some used injectors (~$100) and buy a MS instead (~$400). Also, search. This questions has been answered many many times. Work on your grammar too. As a 17 year old I was getting A's in senior English class, you should be working towards the same.
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The shanghai s kit is a good choice. I'm sure most people here will advise you to buy the MS and wideband (lc1 or aem) first and learn to tune your car before adding a turbo.

Your initial budget should be near $2000.

Good luck
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shanghai+ms+fmic and you have a sturdy low boost setup. Definitely a good place to start.

later start adding injectors, exhaust, etc.....and making REAL power
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i have the manifold and dp from begi. they are forsale.
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how easy is the mega squirt to use? and which one should i get? if i get it do i need to still get it professionally tunned?
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How easy is the megasquirt to use? and Which one should I get? If I get it, do I need to still still need to get it professionally tunned tuned?
FTFY.

If you aren't intelligent enough to spell correctly and use proper grammar, you should stop worrying about your car and start hitting the books.

EDIT: Once again, this has been covered a thousand times before. Use the search button, it is there for a reason.
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Your initial budget should be near $2000.

Good luck
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Read the FAQ. Read built threads. Bottom line digest as much information as you can. Then make an educated purchase. I would strongly recommend you to follow this:

WBO2 > MS > Boost.

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how easy is the mega squirt to use? and which one should i get? if i get it do i need to still get it professionally tunned?
Easy. Professional tuning will most likely yield more safe power.

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FTFY.

If you aren't intelligent enough to spell correctly and use proper grammar, you should stop worrying about your car and start hitting the books.

EDIT: Once again, this has been covered a thousand times before. Use the search button, it is there for a reason.
If you get but-hurt by that this is not the place for you.
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This is what I did. I had somewhat of an exhaust already. You can go cheaper than I did. I bought a Shanghai S and a PnP for 2100 from bell, and found an IC kit for 250. 2350 and I was set. I had a decent clutch already too. This set up will allow you to run 6-8 psi safely. Don't forget a wideband. Put in your Megasquirt/wideband, then figure it out.

Good you have your car running on the megasquirt. You are cool. Now do the turbo and FMIC.

Now you will be satisfied at this boost level for approx 2 weeks.

Buy bigger injectors, and moar boost. Of course, you are retuning you car this whole time so it doesn't go kaboom. I suggest VE analyzer live use. Tuner studio has this, and it is awesome.
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dont buy an MSPNP, get a DIYPNP.
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How much power did your last Mustang make?
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dont buy an MSPNP, get a DIYPNP.
I wishes i would have had you build me one or done it myself. I am stoopid and noobish, please forgive me.
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