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Old 09-21-2010, 09:02 PM   #1
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so i was picking up my miata from the shop after he installed my wideband and installing my intercooler and made up the piping for it. and as i was leaving my turbo decided to **** the bed. i drove it back to the shop and left it there.

so im in search of a replacement turbo but i cant find what turbo the car came off of. its a t25 flange with a 3 bolt exhaust, the wastegate is 5psi and its internally gated, and also a weird thing is that it cant be clocked. i think its a saab unit but i cant find anything similar. maybe its a volvo turbo? idk

i know its a garret unit
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but just to make this sad story better, my intercooler piping is a work of art! here is some of it before it went in
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looks like TIG rod in the back...

nice ic pipes... what welder do you use?

i cant help with the turbo ID, but that seems like a fairly rare thing to come upon (meaning its not a standard flange set)
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looks like TIG rod in the back...

nice ic pipes... what welder do you use?

i cant help with the turbo ID, but that seems like a fairly rare thing to come upon (meaning its not a standard flange set)
i go to scotty at ballistic motorsports in Bow, NH
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i go to him for pretty much everything. plus when it comes to miatas it helps that he has a boosted one as well that he races
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Its a Saab, same one thats on my car.
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Its a Saab, same one thats on my car.
ya i had just found one

http://www.blujay.com/item/TD04HL-TD...020319-3264287

thanks. now i just need to find a cheap one nearby
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thats a cute little turbo
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Same size as a Tim Horton donut......eh
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ok new question.. would it be better if i just rebuild the turbo or use this time to upgrade to a bigger turbo? i can probably find a gt25/gt28 locally
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here's one for sale $100 shipped.

http://clubroadster.net/vb_forum/sho...highlight=gt17
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Does that mesh actually filter anything?
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Does that mesh actually filter anything?
probably not.. but i have a bunch of left over piping that ill slap together a proper intake for it once it gets home
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