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Old 06-26-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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I was talking to my wife on the phone tonight, She was out driving her miata, when out of the blue she asked ”when are you going to turbo charge my miata?” I was blown away, secretly I had been considering installing a turbo; maybe bring it up to 150HP. The good news is I have a lot of extra parts already. I have extra injectors, extra wideband O2, and I will transfer the band aids off my car when I go mega squirt soon. I guess I will keep my eyes out for a used Greedy kit (really only need the manifold and turbo) or possibly a BEGI shanghai. One thing I know for sure, I married the right woman!
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Gf sitting next to me, started reading this she says "ugh" and walks away.
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Gf sitting next to me, started reading this she says "ugh" and walks away.
Same reaction for me too. Rolls her eyes and walks off.
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I'd ask for pics of the wife, but you're in the military and could probably kill me before I knew what was going on.

carry on.
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Very nice. My g/f would do the same thing as Icant....just laugh...look at me with the 'I'll kill you look" and walk away.


I've got a full greddy kit and a MS for a 90-93 I will be parting with soon. Located outside of Charlotte, NC.
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Get a '99 head and an exhintake swap with adjustable cam-gears... should get you close. MS or a used Link will let you get the last few ponies... should be WAY easier and more reliable than boosting just for 150whp.

'99 head: $500.
Spare '99 exh cam: $150
Camgears: $150
Used Link or MS: $500-700.
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I'd ask for pics of the wife, but you're in the military and could probably kill me before I knew what was going on.

carry on.

Chicken ****.

Nude pics or ban Milton.
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Curly,
Being banned is far better than the fait that would await me if I were to post said pictures. My wife knows I spend many hours a day on this site, I have a feeling she is a member of this forum, just to spy on me.

Sam,
Your route would be reliable, but I have had astounding reliability out of my band aid setup; the only failure I have had in 20K+ miles has been a charge pipe blowing off. The fact that her car is a 1990 with a 1.6 also makes your option slightly more difficult. This car is not my wife’s daily driver, so dependability is not paramount.

Miatamania,
Let me know when you are going to part it out, I am very interested. Gastonia is only a 45 minute drive from my house.

Hustler,
Thanks for the respect for our Armed Forces, but I am an ARMY contractor, so feel free to E thug as needed.
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I have a feeling she is a member of this forum, just to spy on me.
Good, then she can post up the nude pics.
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I just lol'd so hard about the army contractor part.

I'll let you know.
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I think a basic turbo kit would be the bomb. you could probably find the right parts in the classifieds over the next few months for cheap.

incidentally, my fiancee would probably roll her eyes too but then love the hell out of a faster car. when I had my e30 she really enjoyed torque.
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That's nothing. My wife is asking for a bigger downpipe (aren't they all <G>).
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That's nothing. My wife is asking for a bigger downpipe (aren't they all <G>).
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That's nothing. My wife is asking for a bigger downpipe (aren't they all <G>).
And we ask that you only post something once.
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my wife says "what es turbo?" she is not mechanically inclined at all :( When she did see what a turbo is, she refered to it as the big paper weight on the kitchen table
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Mine wants a supercharger for her Miata. Not quite a turbo, but at least she's more-power inclined.
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I've got something more powerful for her in my pants
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I've got something more powerful for her in my pants
forcing that kind of induction is illegal bri
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some real forced induction
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lol same story here but for my little sister
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