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Old 10-26-2009, 10:57 AM   #81
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I fail to see how if you already had the parts stockpiled ready to go, and had the know how and tools to do it, that it would take more than a 2 months of weekend wrenching. I guess it also depends on which kit, as some require cutting and welding, and some do not. Either way, I bet it would come out cheaper and easier in the long run (again, depending on exactly what was being done in each case) by just doing to V8 "swap". Again, not trying to **** on the turbo build or anything, just throwing in my opinion and what I would do. Just thinking of all of the work to build and how much of a pain in the *** it would be for me to maintain a 450-500hp turbo Miata makes me sick. Where as the V8 swap would be some work in the beginning, but once installed, it should in theory be as reliable as any other bolt on LS1 powered car out there, which is pretty damn reliable compared to what a 500hp turbo BP has to be. No worrying about the trans blowing up on you, or the gearing being **** and burning the tires off in second gear (well actually, I bet you could burn the tires off in second... and third and maybe forth), nor worry about blowing a rod out of the block. Maybe its just me though, I like **** to be easy and to be able to have peace of mind when driving.
Yah.. Maybe.. Again, look at the swap forums. It is a lot of work. One other thing- the swap requires all big part of the cashola up front and the turbo doesn't. That was a big part of why I didn't upgrade the engine and install the turbo at once. If I was starting new today, I probably would have gone V8.

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I'm doing an "all out" street build....I don't expect turbo hayabusa's to keep up with me, at any point.
gooood luck i have owned a turbo hayabusa and know quite a few that are built. average horspower on the more seriuos bikes are between 500 and 650 h/p if you think your going to keep up with one you really need to look at what they are doing these days. you are going to have to run high sixes in the 1/4 mile to beat a busa. most don't even bother with the 1/4 mile and just run the mile. they ave busa will cover the mile and trap around 220mph.
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800 HP Corvette vs Hayabusa - camera bike is a Ni - Car Videos on StreetFire




this busa is a haybusa.org members bike he goes by over400 runs a little over 400 h/p this would be an average turbo busa
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Inside a 550HP TURBO HAYABUSAs & 230 MPH - Car Videos on StreetFire


this pretty much sums it up for racing busas
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