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Old 09-26-2006, 04:48 PM   #21
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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.

I have been following that thread since you started it
I already have most everything I need, ( I am short a bipes, downpipe, BOV water/oil lines, and the IC pipping)
I have kept my budget under 500 so far
I got the 16g and manifold off ebay for $200 plus an extra RHB05- all free from my dad as a b-day present
AFPR for $25 from Flyin Miata deal of the day!!
ebay intercooler- $100
some pipes from he who shall not be named about $50
free injectors from a friend.
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Bipes you say? I've got a bipes for sale. If you are also in need of a fuel pump I've got one of those too.
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Bipes you say? I've got a bipes for sale. If you are also in need of a fuel pump I've got one of those too.
how much?
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:01 PM   #24
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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.

I want to thank you for your evaluation of the kit. It is simply one more possibilty for me to choose at this point in time. I dont plan on starting the build tell at least this winter but mroe likely not tell next spring. I am keeping my options open at this time and am avidly paying attention to what get said on this here about what works and what dosent.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:05 PM   #25
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plus I can let you ride mine and see how you like the power levels, and I can help you with yours.

I was thinking about going out to the CDC event on the 7th but I'm going to a wedding. Hopefully they can schedule another one before the season is over.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:51 PM   #26
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Or Scott I can just use you for your intense amount of first hand knowledge. I dont need to make my engine die like your first one. Thats one of the biggest reasons why I like the idea of going with a kit, but being able to do 5psi with no intercooler for 1500$ or so is very very tempting.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:22 PM   #27
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I bet with all the used stuff for sale you could get it cheaper. I know two guys that got GReddy kits locally for under $900. But yes I can help make the journey easier, with my limited knowledge
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Direct quote from the guyy running one of these. He ran a 14.6 1/4 mile not to bad.
I was only running 5psi but here are my other mods: First off i have a stage 1 act hd clutch with a fidanza lightweight flywheel. This helps alot with getting all the power to the wheels. I have a custom built 2.5'' exhaust system with a highflow cat. Then of corse i threw on the turbo specialties kit with custom pipeing and intake along with it a HKS bov. If you were thinking about purchasing this kit there are a few things to consider. First off if you want the kit I would go with the extreme kit but i wouldnt really recommend the superior because of the fpr and other little modifications you would have to make. The reason I chose the superior is because i wanted to kind of put my own thing together. Anyway the fpr is a vortec 10:1 and leaned my engine out which could of really screwed me. Make sure you have someone in line to tune the car, rather it be yourself or a professional. Since my rings fried though im going to take the chance to rebuild the bottom end. Im going to do this setup with wiseco 9:1 forged pistons and i thought about some rods aswell but im still looking for a good price for rods. The piston size im going with is 84mm which would be a 1mm overbore. Then im going to invest in another setup I think is kind of uncommon that iv seen in the mx5 wolrd. Im going to use a Greddy ultimate and turn the boost up to about 10psi and also put a big frontmount intercooler on. I hopeing with this setup and a lsd i should be putting down around 210rwhp and be running in the mid to low 13s.
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nicacus: where did you get a 16g and manifold for $200! That sounds tempting!
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ebay baby the megan racing stuff do a search for miata downpipe and the dp and manifold will be there for cheap
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Holy schnap, I wonder if those manifolds are worth a ****. If they are, I can see where my next turbo manifold will be coming from.
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But he said he scored the 16g as well as the manifold for $200. I can't seem to find small 16g's anywhere.
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like any tubular header there are alot of people with cracking issues mine seem to be holding up fine remember guys this will not fit your greddy td04-15g/c turbos those are to small to fit these man sized manifolds
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