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Old 05-01-2016, 10:14 PM
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What are your guys' thoughts on Broke n Boosted? This is a series directed towards broke miata drivers who want boost. Budget I believe is just a little above $1000.



It's honestly not that bad in my opinion.

however my concern is the manifold, Mazworx - Mazworx Log Manifold Kit, 4 Cylinder #LOG4

$130 mani, seems a little iffy.
Also god knows what downpipe would correctly match it.

Eh, your guys' thoughts?
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On the topic of the mani, you're just paying for weldels and a couple flanges, there isn't labor or R&D going into it so I think 130 seems fine. Should hold up as long as it is welded well. And if youre already having to weld up a mani, you probably have the resources to build a downpipe.
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Maybe it's just me, but if you're really on such a tight budget, you probably need to spend money on other things besides boosting your car. I think it's a solid series overall, and a cool exercise, but I don't think I'd recommend boosting on such a small budget. The engine management sketches me out more than any of the hardware he's running.
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I like the series, its very fun to watch. and some what informative.

If you watch more episodes, he decides against the weld el's and gets a cast ebay manifold, then re taps the T3 into a t25 bolt pattern.

I thought his complete FAIL with the T3 --> T25 adapter plate was a hilarious.

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Lol this is the guy that Braineack has made fun of multiple times. I like the series, but he does really stupid stuff to save a buck. Stuff that ends up costing him more money in the end.
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It's just for the fun of it. His daily is more serious.
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This build represents everything us senior members here worked so hard for, for you minions not to ever have to repeat or go through yourselves, back when we founded this site in 2005/6. Back when you could only buy a FM or GReddy turbo kit. Back when you didn't have 20 ECU options. Back when we were still trying to fine-tune FMUs and fuel pressure. Back when we were building o2-clamps and custom autotuning features for the EMB. Back when the best injector you could run for a miata was a leaky 550cc Rx7 injector. Back when we were tuning the clockspring in AFMs and replacing them with Rx7 AFMs. Back when we started running chinachargers. Back when we figured out how to easily run COP setups. Back when we started making 3" exhausts the norm for boosted miatas. Back when we figured out the best Magnaflow Muffler to use. Back we we figured out the best suspension setups and broke all the conventional "wisdom" from m.net. Hell even the MS3 firmware today has features and improvements DIRECTLY as result from this site.

My signature on this site used to be: I fail so you don't have to.

All he doing is using all the **** hardware that we've all already tried, tested, and written off; but we didn't do it to impress our drifter friends on YT. He might be doing it for fun, but there are dumbasses like the OP here that want to replicate this shitty, failure-prone, joke of a build, just to save $100.

It's insulting to us founding members of this site that are still around and made turboing a miata WAY too easy for you guys and you still wanna go back to primitive **** parts. Spoiled little "broke" ******* children who haven't even ******* graduated HS yet.

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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
This build represents everything us senior members here worked so hard for, for you minions not to ever have to repeat or go through yourselves, back when we founded this site in 2005/6. Back when you could only buy a FM or GReddy turbo kit. Back when you didn't have 20 ECU options. Back when we were still trying to fine-tune FMUs and fuel pressure. Back when we were building o2-clamps and custom autotuning features for the EMB. Back when the best injector you could run for a miata was a leaky 550cc Rx7 injector. Back when we were tuning the clockspring in AFMs and replacing them with Rx7 AFMs. Back when we started running chinachargers. Back when we figured out how to easily run COP setups. Back when we started making 3" exhausts the norm for boosted miatas. Back when we figured out the best Magnaflow Muffler to use. Back we we figured out the best suspension setups and broke all the conventional "wisdom" from m.net. Hell even the MS3 firmware today has features and improvements DIRECTLY as result from this site.

My signature on this site used to be: I fail so you don't have to.

All he doing is using all the **** hardware that we've all already tried, tested, and written off; but we didn't do it to impress our drifter friends on YT. He might be doing it for fun, but there are dumbasses like the OP here that want to replicate this shitty, failure-prone, joke of a build, just to save $100.

It's insulting to us founding members of this site that are still around and made turboing a miata WAY too easy for you guys and you still wanna go back to primitive **** parts. Spoiled little "broke" ******* children who haven't even ******* graduated HS yet.

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THAT was the sound of the gavel. This court is adjourned.
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Finally finished the junk yard turbo miata project it is running good and loud haha total of money spend on this project was $278 it is running 7 psi, I will post video later on

Bets on weather the master melts or PVC charge pipes melt first?
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The fish tank tubing to what I imagine must be a boost gauge, is frickin sweeeet! It goes well with the crushed air filter, shoehorned between the MAF and the clutch master cyl.
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Broke and walking

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Old 05-02-2016, 07:16 PM
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I duno, if it is built by someone who know's what they are doing (Say a pair of turbo engineers from mazda) it can be done stupidly and cheaply. Apparently this one lasted 130ish track hours at ~180ish RWHP with a RRFPR and a Bipes.






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Well at least we have seen a few examples of just how shitty a turbo install can look.

130 hours or minutes? Track or traaaaaack time?

The winshield washer hose zip tied to the wiper arm is rad.
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Hours. And it ran lemons.

Project Frankenmiata

They had buddies with a dyno that they were alowed to use for tuning and testing, got it.all dialed in, then removed the fancy test and measuring equiptment for the races.

Also, the engine was built from four junk engines worth of parts.
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Ok, ok..it's the whole get drunk, build junk and race the **** out of it. I get it. But your broke and boosted customer isn't spending hours on a dyno. That would have cost more than the project.
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Bets on weather the master melts or PVC charge pipes melt first?
rudniks trying to prove his point on how you can boost with no tune, lol. jokes
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Lemons is rule restricted. The other tards are stupid on purpose.
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I've followed Greg for awhile and really like his daily build. He has put some real time and effort into it and over 270whp on a stock 1.6L with a 2554r is pretty impressive. The broke and boosted series is comical and I find more of a novelty than a guide.

Read this board, use the search function, pay attention to the people that have been here for a long time and read past the jaded attitude you get often from them, there is knowledge between the lines. Stupid questions come up daily that can be answered with a single word search. If you can get past the sarcasm and take a few hits you will find that your build will be more reliable, people more willing to help, and you will have spent less in the long run. After that, give back to the community a bit. There are some very intelligent people here that give you great data... FOR FREE! Not going to find that level of involvement in many car forums.

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