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Old 09-21-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Finally posts pics of the acutal kit, I guess they acutally want to start selling kits. Price is pretty competitve of the the GReddy kit. I look into one of these went I was first thinking of FI, but I couldn't find one bit of info. I think one or two members on M.net have the kit, but no one to my knowledge has shown pics of it installed. I liked to see the install instructions and more info.

Superior (compariable to GReddy):

This kit can be had for $1500-1600, the piping has me so confused. I don't see how it would work.

Extreme (2 addition injectors or SAPC for extra fuel):

This kit can be had for $2800


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there was a guy who installed it on m.net cant recall his name but he seemed happy with it. Ok found it mx5tunnerchalenge he hasnt been online for about a month i pm'd him and asked for pics and driving impresions his last post just said he was fast now and nothing more since.
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yeah that was the guy, I saw a few of his posts. When I was looking for an entry level kit I came across it. But the lack of info or replys from the company themselves I shyed away.
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Interesting... Looks like a superior manifold design to the Greddy, and I like the idea of a water-cooled Garrett. Of course I just installed a Greddy last month...

I notice they're located in CA- any word on CARB certification? I saw nothing about it on their website.
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they sell those kits on ebay. do a search and you'll find one that looks to be the same thing
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:42 PM   #7
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cool. I think I can do home brew cheaper though, and I don't want to mess with that watercooled crap.
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watercooled isn't hard. If I had known any better I'd want to do it.
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watercooled isn't hard. If I had known any better I'd want to do it.
does it really help bearing life? I always thought it was a waste.
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just considering how easy it is to plumb, and the fact that is shoudl extend the life and keep the oil slightly cooler in the CHRA, it's worth the minimal effort.
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how worth it is it really. If you are using synthetic oil. I think overheating on miatas with turbos is aidded by watercooled turbos
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if your turbo is water cooled do you have to plumb it?
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Dude, plumbing the water-cooling lines is like a 10-min. job, if that. Ridiculous easy.
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Dude, plumbing the water-cooling lines is like a 10-min. job, if that. Ridiculous easy.
well if it is that easy I will definitely do it, just wanted to know if it was a must, what do you plumb them from?
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After looking around their site they seem to have a 1.8 kit for pretty cheap. I think I just might have to be a guinea pig for this kit. Now just to get a job and start saving up the money.
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Lars you thinking about turboing now?

For the price a BEGi Series Z would be way better direction.
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Scott I am considering it highly. I am still on the fence though and without a job it is just a thought for now.

The Z series is 1000$ more then base kit from turbo specities. I would probally go with the base kit then just do everythign else on my own. I just dont have the knowledge yet to do a diy and not completely mess up something as I have to use my car as a daily driver. Maybe if I ever see you again at an autocross or meet we can talk more in detail about it.
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well if it is that easy I will definitely do it, just wanted to know if it was a must, what do you plumb them from?
No it is not a must. Silly not to do it, but not required either. I plumbed mine where FM recommended, in series with the small hose going from the thermostat housing to the "mixing manifold" (radiator pipe going into water pump).
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No it is not a must. Silly not to do it, but not required either. I plumbed mine where FM recommended, in series with the small hose going from the thermostat housing to the "mixing manifold" (radiator pipe going into water pump).
cool, thanks for answering my stupid questions
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Scott I am considering it highly. I am still on the fence though and without a job it is just a thought for now. I just dont have the knowledge yet to do a diy and not completely mess up something as I have to use my car as a daily driver. Maybe if I ever see you again at an autocross or meet we can talk more in detail about it.
SHIEUND and NICAUS!!!!
I hate to toot my own horn, but I was in the same position a few months ago you guys seem to be in now. Check out this thread.
https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/showthread.php?t=4455
It's seven pages long, but well worth reading every post in it. I go pretty much step by step, start to (almost) finish (discussion/theory/options) through every part needed for a nice and safe 1.6 8-9psi turbo kit, with 12psi just an eManage away. It will fill in all the gaps in your current knowledge. Lots of 1.8 stuff applies here too.

I think the kit Brain links looks OK at face value... but it doesn't include anything for spark or fuel (as already pointed out) except a regulator none of us have ever seen. A Bipes and Walbro/Pierburg are another $350 new...
The couplers look like cheap rubber and none of the clamps are T-bolt style, they're all screw style. The downpipe and intercooler piping look like cheap thin crap. There is way too much piping and coupling involved. The BOV looks like cheap Chinese knock-off Greddy ricer crap... on and on looks like cheap crap.

For the $1600, you could do way better than that kit including a Bipes and fuel pump by just being patient and sourcing stuff used.

For the $2800 you can pick up a used FM2 kit.

But it will be interesting to get someone to be the guinea pig for that kit... I've been wrong before.
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