Turbo questions! I know very open discussion' - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Total Cats: -25
Default Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'

Popping my forum cherry right here. See how it goes.... I have a stock 2000 Nb with the 1.8 has 103,000 on it timing belt and water pump just done at 100,000. I have located a protege with the 1.8 bpt turbo motor in it. I'm getting the whole car for 3000. Is this bpt a decent swap? Or is it more of a hassle? It comes with a standalone. Sparreco inner cooler gtr intake rx7 throttle body. If the whole swap is too much hassle can the turbo kit fit my 1.8? And would my stock 1.8 with its miles handle boost? If so how much? Ok that's a lot info. I apologize . I'm just super pumped to have the forum stuff rolling. Excited for input!
NastynateNBated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,524
Total Cats: 27
Default

1st!

Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-you-gonna-get-raped.jpg  
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 649
Total Cats: 211
Default

[IMG][/IMG]
Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-will-not-end-well-cat.jpg  
Pinky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 11:13 PM   #4
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

Yes to everything. Probably the most popular swap for the miata. As for how much boost, All of it.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2013, 11:20 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 235
Default

$3000 is a steal! I'd do it OP
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 12:58 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 52
Total Cats: 1
Default

oh wow.
TravisFC3S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 01:22 AM   #7
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,926
Total Cats: 526
Default

Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-eyeslookatme.jpeg  

Last edited by turbofan; 05-10-2013 at 01:24 AM. Reason: fix image
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 02:38 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
Posts: 486
Total Cats: 45
Default

Might be his FIRST and



on this forum.
Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-389175-last-post.jpg  
Lokiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 02:58 AM   #9
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

No c'mon we NEVER get butthurt newbs here that can't learn to bend over and play.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 02:59 AM   #10
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,326
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lokiel View Post
Might be his FIRST and



on this forum.
No, I sense the good in this one. He also has the highest props/posts ratio in the entire history of the forum (one of each.)



Quote:
Originally Posted by NastynateNBated View Post
Is this bpt a decent swap?
Not especially.

Quote:
Or is it more of a hassle?
You'll find that a lot of the bolt-on mechanical bits don't line up properly when the engine is turned 90 degrees. Honestly, that same money will get you an entry-level kit from Bell or FM that will bolt right on without any custom fab work, save a hell of a lot of frustration, and give you a clear upgrade path for the future.


Quote:
It comes with a standalone
That's nice.

Quote:
If the whole swap is too much hassle can the turbo kit fit my 1.8?
Not without considerably custom fabrication.


Quote:
And would my stock 1.8 with its miles handle boost?
At only 103,000 miles, that engine is just getting broken in. Do a compression test, and if it's anywhere close to factory spec, it'll be a fine candidate. If you'd said that the engine had 250,000 miles on it, then we might adopt a more cautious tone. But for a BP engine which has been well-maintained, 103,000 miles is nothing.


Quote:
If so how much?
The obvious answer is "all of it", but in reality, that doesn't leave a lot of safety margin. For a daily driver, 80% of it is a good compromise between power and safety / longevity.
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2013, 08:00 PM   #11
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Total Cats: -25
Default

Joe. Thanks for the info. I'm still leaning towards the purchase of this protege with the bpt in it. Haven't officially laid my eyes on the car but I was informed that it has 17" gram lite wheels(offset probably wont work)(sell them probably)Brembo brakes. And I guess see if I can't piece something together. It may be a cast manifold away bolt up the turbo. Use his blow off and inner cooler. Pull the stand alone out of it and sell motor. Maybe? Idk.
NastynateNBated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 06:00 AM   #12
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,926
Total Cats: 526
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NastynateNBated View Post
Joe. Thanks for the info, but I really don't GAF about what you say. You may know what you're talking about and you seem pretty well known around here but your suggestion is against what I thought about doing so I'm going to do it anyway. I'm still leaning towards the purchase of this protege with the bpt in it. Haven't officially laid my eyes on the car so for all i know it could have fist-sized rust holes everywhere and a hole in a piston but I was informed that it has 17" gram lite wheels(offset probably are useless to me obviously) and Brembo brakes which are also useless. And I guess see if I can't piece something together. It may be a cast manifold away bolt up the turbo. I think its a good idea to pay $3k for a car in unknown condition that might have a used cast manifold and turbo on it that might work on my car with modifications. Following your advice and spending half that on a full kit from FM just makes too much sense.. Use his blow off and inner cooler. Pull the stand alone out of it because since stand alone is a cool phrase its worth while even if its an old failaids stand alone EMS.and sell motor. Maybe? Idk. But even though you know, and I don't know, I'm probably going to do something really stupid.
FTFY.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #13
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Total Cats: -25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
FTFY.
Shut the **** up! We are here to learn and share. Take your **** opinions to your other favorite site **** suckers Anonymous!

Last edited by shuiend; 05-11-2013 at 02:14 PM.
NastynateNBated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,926
Total Cats: 526
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NastynateNBated View Post
! guess your old lady finally broke down and told you how she is really digging your personality but the small dick just is to little to deal with. If you feel more knowledgeable you should probably act it and simply share. Like me for instance... I'm very knowledgeable in certain areas just not my Nb. Other areas like.... Well like I said before. Ask your girl about my knowledge. Like real good knowledge.
Check out this awesome PM this noob just sent me. Real big sirm yup you're much much more mature than I am, no question.

You ask for advice. It is given to you. You decide to entirely ignore it. What sort of response do you want? Do you want me to just hop on your dick cuz it ain't gonna happen.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #15
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default



Seems like the same story over and over. Noob asks question, we tell them to search, they get pissy, someone helps them, they don't listen, we tell them to stop being stupid, they get pissy.
Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-well_that_escalated_quickly.jpg  
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #16
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montreal, QC
Posts: 194
Total Cats: 28
Default

Poor Joe. He put in such a good effort and had high hopes. <sigh>

OP, Sparreco are great for inner coolers. What kind of outer cooler do you plan on running?

I'll like you even more if you call people ******* and talk like a 12 year old about ******* other members' girlfriends again. Between that, your ability to find the answer to the most basic and oft-asked questions on this forum, and your inner cooler knowledge, I just know you'll be a great asset to this forum.

By the way, that little number on the bottom right of each post is the props that other members have given to it. Taking a look at yours and then at turbofan's may give you a hint as to which way things are going for you here.
TalkingPie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #17
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Total Cats: -25
Default

This noob is taking every shred of advice and running with it this protege I speak of is in fact 2000 bucks and after all the wonderful help I have received through you guys minus turbomycunthurts I may buy the car to simply salvage what I can use and sell the rest. Possibly the motor. Which has 9000 miles since rebuild on it
NastynateNBated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #18
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Total Cats: -25
Default

The parts money could even buy the whole set up I'm looking to install. What set should I go with? Sounds like a question for turbofan.... I will get back you you on that man.
NastynateNBated is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #19
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,072
Total Cats: 253
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NastynateNBated View Post
Shut the **** up! We are here to learn and share. Take your **** opinions to your other favorite site **** suckers Anonymous!
Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-zngcpju.gif  
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #20
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville FL
Posts: 649
Total Cats: 211
Default

Attached Thumbnails
Turbo questions! I know very open discussion'-image.jpg  
Pinky is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
15x10 - 15x11 6UL @ 949 Racing emilio700 Wheels and Tires 151 06-02-2017 03:36 PM
Another Cast Manifold Corky Bell Prefabbed Turbo Kits 18 11-22-2016 10:01 PM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM
VR6 to Miata Swap ScrapinMX5 Meet and Greet 8 09-28-2015 02:04 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:39 AM.