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Old 05-08-2014, 02:14 PM   #1
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I'm looking into diy turbo build for my '97 1.8 miata.
I was wondering what other people have done and what price range?
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Good question, it's not like we have an entire section called 'build threads' that shows what other people have done.
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Grats on the fail troll.
For your information this section is called (Diy turbo discussion) so me asking about peoples (Diy turbo setups) makes is a vaild post.
So stop trolling and learn to read.
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I already know how to read. You must not, otherwise you would be reading instead of typing.


Read first, type later.
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Grats on the fail troll.
For your information this section is called (Diy turbo discussion) so me asking about peoples (Diy turbo setups) makes is a vaild post.
So stop trolling and learn to read.
If you learned to read you would have seen that there is a sticky at the top of the DIY section called DIY FaQ - All your answers in one big post and you would have found a lot of the answers in there. Also this is not a forum where we spoon feed at all. You are asking a question, that has been asked many times before. You have shown that you have not used the search button at all to even see if anyone else has asked. So prepare to be fucked with by the regulars.
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If you learned to read you would have seen that there is a sticky at the top of the DIY section called DIY FaQ - All your answers in one big post and you would have found a lot of the answers in there. Also this is not a forum. here we spoon feed at all. You are asking a question, that has been asked many times before. You have shown that you have not used the search button at all to even see if anyone else has asked. So prepare to be fucked with by the regulars.
How is a diy faq going to tell me the cheapest/most expensive diy builds and what ones lasted. I know what is needed to turbo a miata and what hp they can handle before you have to start building the internals. Using a phone makes shifting through 1k search results a pain.
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Nobody here DIY's turbo setups anymore. We all just buy the ebay kits, they're pretty damn good and hella cheap.
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How is a diy faq going to tell me the cheapest/most expensive diy builds and what ones lasted. I know what is needed to turbo a miata and what hp they can handle before you have to start building the internals. Using a phone makes shifting through 1k search results a pain.
Oh, ok, my mistake. Since you don't have the time, let me take the time to help you. I've spent hours reading threads, so let me take an hour to type out a detailed post cataloging the best and worst build threads.

Oh wait, I don't have time for that.

The cheapest DIY setup on here that worked was an eBay kit that has been running at about 300 WHP for over 6 years on an otherwise stock 220k+ mile engine. So you could go that route. It's just a plain old ebay kit, nothing special. Like the guy above said, most of us just do that since it's cheap and easy.
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How is a diy faq going to tell me the cheapest/most expensive diy builds and what ones lasted. I know what is needed to turbo a miata and what hp they can handle before you have to start building the internals. Using a phone makes shifting through 1k search results a pain.








How much monnies? All of it.
How much HP? As much as you can.
How long last? Until they failed.

It was nice seeing you around. Thanks for stopping by.
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If you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it.
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Oh, ok, my mistake. Since you don't have the time, let me take the time to help you. I've spent hours reading threads, so let me take an hour to type out a detailed post cataloging the best and worst build threads.

Oh wait, I don't have time for that.

The cheapest DIY setup on here that worked was an eBay kit that has been running at about 300 WHP for over 6 years on an otherwise stock 220k+ mile engine. So you could go that route. It's just a plain old ebay kit, nothing special. Like the guy above said, most of us just do that since it's cheap and easy.
I didn't ask anyone to search for me. I was asking personal setups people have put together.
Really use a complet ebay kit? I'm cheap but not that cheap.
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I was asking personal setups people have put together.
Here you go: Build Threads - Miata Turbo Forum - Turbo Kitten is watching you test compression.
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Asks for spoonfeeding.

Complains when is spoon fed.

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If you have to ask the price, you probably can't afford it.
I can afford a complete kit. But I'm not looking to put more money in a turbo kit for the car then what the car itself is worth.
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I spent about $3200 on my DIY manifold, downpipe, turbo, external wastegate, and BOV when I last pieced together a setup.
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Then stop. Because that's what 99% of us here have done.

Dude.

You want to know what people have done. How can it possibly be more distilled than READING WHAT THEY HAVE DONE?

Go to the build threads linked above. READ THEM.
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I spent about $3200 on my DIY manifold, downpipe, turbo, external wastegate, and BOV when I last pieced together a setup.
Ty shuiend.
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I've spent over $2000. I'm not running. I didn't spend enough.
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