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Old 02-03-2014, 10:49 PM   #1
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1)- A friend just gave me a turbo for my 97 Miata. Warner-Ishi IHI T3 Turbo 51T 21 is the name stamped on the turbocharger. Does any one have specific specs about this turbo? I did a lot of research and I couldn't find anything about it except they come off 87-88 thunderbirds 2.3 turbo.

1)- Lets say I was to install this turbo on my car, and I'm on a budget. I understand that you need to tune the car after you boost it. But what if I don't tune it? at least not for 2 months and I was running 8psi of boost? will it cause any problems? does anyone currently drive a not tuned car?

my car has 145,000 miles
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1)- Lets say I was to install this turbo on my car, and I'm on a budget. I understand that you need to tune the car after you boost it. But what if I don't tune it? at least not for 2 months and I was running 8psi of boost? will it cause any problems? does anyone currently drive a not tuned car?
The fact that you are even asking this question shows that you do not have anywhere near the knowledge required to apply forced induction to your car. I strongly suggest you read the attached link before you ask anymore questions.

https://www.miataturbo.net/useful-sa...ig-post-10821/

TLDR. You're going to blow your **** up.
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install it, run at least 10psi, don't tune it, should be fine. totally
you'll only have problems at 11 psi and up. 10psi should be good for 350hp bro
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It doesnt matter if you got the turbo for free or even if someone paid to you to run it, building a setup around a crappy turbo is a recipe for disaster, especially if you cant weld.
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