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Old 07-28-2006, 01:46 PM   #1
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I was researching the B6 motor and I noted that its a form of the previously produced 323 turbo. Is there a reason that people have not used turbo/awd setups from the B6 323? I know coming from a IS300 background that we used the Toyota supra pistons for added beef and I believe the 323 had more beefy rods. Don't get me wrong, I love my 1.6 and will be boosting that instead of swapping a 1.8 (I have 75k on the clock) but I was just curious.
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Yes. It's far easier to get a turbo set up aftermarket for the Miata and (more importantly) the GTX manifold puts the turbo in a space it can't occupy on the miata. That's because the GTX is transverse vs. the Miata.
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Thanks for the answer.. its a shame, I think AWD would have been kind of fun
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And to answer your other question, some people do use the rods from the GTX motors
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Thanks for the answer.. its a shame, I think AWD would have been kind of fun

An AWD Miata would be a total kick!! I used to own an 88 GTX, great car!
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