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Old 07-23-2007, 09:54 PM   #1
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so yeah im new to the turbo world i have everything to turbo my miata except the Turbo ECU.....so like yeah wot excatly do i need???
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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what year miata?

what do you want out of it? there are plenty of options for fuel/spark.
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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so yeah wot excatly you be needin is to use the "SEARCH" button up top, go through the different EMS forums here (emanage, megasquirt), look through the vbgarage, etc.

If you make it that far, then you need to fill out your signature with some of your details, and post more specific questions, with actual background info, goals, budget, desires, nekkid pics of girlfriend and/or her sister, etc.

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you bought an ebay turbo kit didnt you....
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:01 AM   #5
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Its a 1990 miata...
and no i dident buy an ebay kit lol they cost to damn mouch...
but all i relly want is a lil more power 4 slidin cuz in my old SR i could powerover and my miata only has 85-90 hp to the weels....
so i thought i would put togeather a turbo kit for it i got the BOV.turbo.custom headers,intercooler,and im puttin the 1.8 injectors.
and like i said i dont know **** about turbos but one of my home boys said i would have to change the ecu or it would run like ****....so im lookin for some help on this one///
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How much are you willing to spend? How handy are you w/ a soldering iron? How good are you at understanding the structure of electrical components? What are your local laws for smog and ****? These are questions that you need to be asking yourself. Those 1.8 Injectors will not get you very far, and you also need to budget in the tuning since it sounds like you have not done any research. Megasquirt is a very good option, but if you do not want to fork over the 700 bucks for the pnp, then you need to do it all yourself. Pick a system, then ask, or simply run an fmu, and a bipes and settle with what you get out of it.
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Step 1: Don't ever listen to anything your "home boys" tell you about Miatas or turbo's ever again. Just don't.

There is nothing wrong with the stock ECU. There are lots of guys who run well over 200whp on the stock ECU. Guys around here run an Emanage Blue piggyback to well over 250whp... so the stock ECU will take you very far.

We can help you out, but we need SPECIFIC INFORMATION!!! Make a detailed list of everything you currently have assembled for your kit, including the specs on the individual pieces... what kind of turbo, what size is the IC, etc... If you "don't know ****" about turbo's, you should probably stop spending money until you DO know something so you can make good purchases.

Some more stuff to tell us about.
What is the car going to be used for. Daily driving, autocross, drifting, drag, etc...?
How much money do you have?
What kind of power do you want?
What kind of tools and mechanical skills do you have?
How many miles on your '90 and what is the current condition of the car. PLEASE list all MODIFICATIONS you currently have, like tires/wheels/suspension/brakes/chassis/etc...
What are your compression numbers?

AND NOW YOU NEED TO GO HERE AND READ THE WHOLE THING!
https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4288
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and no i dident buy an ebay kit lol they cost to damn mouch...
Oh boy...
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custom headers on a turbo kit? awesome!
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Step 1: Don't ever listen to anything your "home boys" tell you about Miatas or turbo's ever again. Just don't.

There is nothing wrong with the stock ECU. There are lots of guys who run well over 200whp on the stock ECU. Guys around here run an Emanage Blue piggyback to well over 250whp... so the stock ECU will take you very far.

We can help you out, but we need SPECIFIC INFORMATION!!! Make a detailed list of everything you currently have assembled for your kit, including the specs on the individual pieces... what kind of turbo, what size is the IC, etc... If you "don't know ****" about turbo's, you should probably stop spending money until you DO know something so you can make good purchases.

Some more stuff to tell us about.
What is the car going to be used for. Daily driving, autocross, drifting, drag, etc...?
How much money do you have?
What kind of power do you want?
What kind of tools and mechanical skills do you have?
How many miles on your '90 and what is the current condition of the car. PLEASE list all MODIFICATIONS you currently have, like tires/wheels/suspension/brakes/chassis/etc...
What are your compression numbers?

AND NOW YOU NEED TO GO HERE AND READ THE WHOLE THING!
https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4288
Yes please go read stuff or pick up cokrys book. Dont go by "homeboyz" stuff :gay:
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