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Old 10-06-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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I am planning on turboing my miata and looking for advice on what you guys think is the smartest route.

I am thinking of buying everything in this thread for ~2700

https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...jectors-81320/

But am thinking maybe I should spend more and get a brand new FM Voodoo II + clutch for ~4k

On 1 hand I save 1300 and get WAY more parts (exhaust, MS, injectors, clutch) but on the other hand for the 1300 I am getting a complete turn key solution with a much better turbo. I am fairly new to this as well so I would be relying on my smart friends to help with installing and tuning.

I am not sure if I really need the MS solution from the start and the voodoo may be fine to hold me over for a few months until I want to upgrade. I know the general consensus is FM no electronics + injectors + MS but that will put me over my budget for now.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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You want MS from the start. Actually, you want MS before you start. That way you can learn to tune before you have boost, and have a higher chance of blowing **** up.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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You want MS from the start. Actually, you want MS before you start. That way you can learn to tune before you have boost, and have a higher chance of blowing **** up.
While I do agree, I have a capable tuner I trust that I will be using when I get MS
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its not 1999 anymore.
anything that's not a full EMS is a pointless waste of money.
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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its not 1999 anymore.
anything that's not a full EMS is a pointless waste of money.
I could do FM no electronics + MS for a bit more
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:49 PM   #6
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That kit has some nice upgrades though, like the 10mm TSE studs.

Save the cash and get the used kit, obviously negotiate a bit off
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:35 PM   #7
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That kit has some nice upgrades though, like the 10mm TSE studs.

Save the cash and get the used kit, obviously negotiate a bit off
I can see from your sig you like the sr20 how does it compare to the gt2560?
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No idea, I've only had a greddy and the sr20. It's smaller and quicker spool than the 2560, but your 1.8 would probably spool it just as quick.
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No idea, I've only had a greddy and the sr20. It's smaller and quicker spool than the 2560, but your 1.8 would probably spool it just as quick.
To be honest I think I am going to go new. I can get the FM II no electronics, MS II and a clutch for ~4k. I have rx8 injectors already. Not sure if its worth saving 1300 for a used sr20 and exhaust :/
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Looks like he sold the kit fast! ok so now Begi with 10% off or FM?
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always FM

never begi

unless you love waiting, getting wrong stuff, and hating life
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always FM

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unless you love waiting, getting wrong stuff, and hating life
So i hear. I guess you get what you pay for
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From what I understand about your goals, it sounds like you want to build RedCarmel's car, but with a megasquirt. Search for his build thread, and let me know what you think. It's a very simple build that is as dependable as a stock MSM.
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From what I understand about your goals, it sounds like you want to build RedCarmel's car, but with a megasquirt. Search for his build thread, and let me know what you think. It's a very simple build that is as dependable as a stock MSM.
Just looked at his build, pretty much what I was about to get. I am second guessing myself now though and think a FM kit may be the safest bet for me. I have never boosted a car myself and am worried I will overlook something if I don't go with a complete kit. I just bought a megasquirt 2 off of a member here to hopefully I can get that and my injectors in next week, get a base tune, and then see if I am ready to pick up the FM kit.

Where in PA are you btw? I am in chester county and could use all the help I can find.
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That kit has some nice upgrades though, like the 10mm TSE studs.

Save the cash and get the used kit, obviously negotiate a bit off
Stop telling him to buy it! I am already in talks to get this kit, say F it to a MSM and just get my car all shady smogged when the time comes.



Also PM me your paypal I am just going to send something your way to make up for looking at that car for me awhile back. Sadly I don't think I will be in your area anytime soon to buy you beer or what not.
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Stop telling him to buy it! I am already in talks to get this kit, say F it to a MSM and just get my car all shady smogged when the time comes.



Also PM me your paypal I am just going to send something your way to make up for looking at that car for me awhile back. Sadly I don't think I will be in your area anytime soon to buy you beer or what not.
It was my understanding that the kit was sold already
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Just bought the used turbo kit!! The first buyer backed out. I am going to need a ton of help....
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