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Old 08-10-2012, 05:34 AM   #1
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Default Turbo miata rivals?

I've been doing a LOT of research on turboing my 92 and trying to come up with the best solution for my skills/price range. Been in contact with Jeremy at FM and getting quotes and tips. FM is very helpful.

I've narrowed my options down to three:

the FMII kit plus other upgrades and w/e

BUY a miata from the forum guys here that's already had done to it what I want to do to mine ( I want a 250 whp street car for dd and fun if possible)

buy a comperable car.

So my question is this: For the price range (10k max ) are there any other cars out there that can compete with a turbo'd out super miata that's hitting 250whp?

I'm not sure if i'm making sense or w/e so opinions and what not are greatly appreciated.

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Just realized that I put this under Prefab turbo kits. Oops...

could a mod move this to general chat or wherever it should be?
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  1. Great for "bolt on" ease of installation, high quality and great customer service.
  2. Almost always the most cost effective option, if you do your homework and don't buy a complete basket case.
  3. It depends on your end goals and use of the vehicle, but very probably, no. [i]Maybe[/] someone else's WRX project (but keep spare gearboxes sitting around) or a very well done DSM (which is incredibly rare).
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come buy mine for 8500 and I'll do the timing belt, water pump, and address the rock-chipped front bumper with a like-new one with fresh paint.

you can have all the original parts and a twin plate clutch too.
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What does "Turbo'd out" mean?

I'll sell you my MX6 for the cost of an FMII kit. It's faster than any FMII Miata on the face of the planet.
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got a link to it y8s?

also i won be back in the states for another 8 months
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You know, when your turbo finally decides to come out of the closet and admit that it powers a miata.
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You know, when your turbo finally decides to come out of the closet and admit that it powers a miata.
yeah,and also IT DON'T NEED NO INSTRUCTIONS TO KNOW HOW TO ROCK!
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oh my turbo setup doesn't need instructions on how to rock.


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Lsx rx7 fc will blow the doors off a turbo miata...
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This:
FS: 1991 Ford Festiva. turbo. dangerous. not for kids.

FS: 1991 Ford Festiva. turbo. dangerous. not for kids.
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This:
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FS: 1991 Ford Festiva. turbo. dangerous. not for kids.
Me likes - looks like a green shopping cart with a BOV stuck on the front:-)
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You'll need a fez...

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that little green monster is neet
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( I want a 250 whp street car for dd and fun if possible)

buy a comperable car.

So my question is this: For the price range (10k max ) are there any other cars out there that can compete with a turbo'd out super miata that's hitting 250whp?

A lot of us would prefer the Miata for a fun dd, but $10k could buy or build faster cars. For a d.d. platform with high overall potential 92-00 Civics can be very fast for $10k (FailAIDS wheel drive, ricer stigma & theft just to begin listing drawbacks). Less daily-able from a running cost standpoint (tires, fuel, insurance etc) would be a V8 car (Mustang, F-body, swapped car, etc). However, an old/cheap domestic platform would use more of the $10k making the suspension unshitty. I saw DSM mentioned, as well as how hard finding a proper running one is. Bugeye WRX's (02-03) & early C5 Corvettes can be found for under $10k, but there wouldn't be enough $$ left to make them faster than a 250 whp Miata.

But all this is rampant BS'ing, go find a local with a ~250 whp Miata & ask for a ride. In my opinion, it's funner than every car I've listed while retaining the ability of being very daily-drivable.
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go find a local with a ~250 whp Miata & ask for a ride. In my opinion, it's funner than every car I've listed while retaining the ability of being very daily-drivable.
^This. I went from RX7 to Miata due to simple fun factor. Could have gone a ton of other routes, but....the gorramn cars are just fun to drive, more fun than anything else I've driven.
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