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Old 10-05-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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Cool Bought a big turbo....now what to do?

Hey guys, I recently decided to buy a project car from a local guy that's had it for years and never finished it. It's a 1990 chasis with a 1999 motor that bored over to a 1.9L, upgraded head internals, tubular exhaust manifold with a EFR 7064. Hoping to make this the fastest car at the track whenever I go.

Running a Haltech PS 1000 ECU with a Haltach Racepak logger dash.

Things considering to buy to finish:
Trackspeed radiator
949 15x11 6uls
Seats?
Harnesses?

Thanks guys, hoping to learn much here.

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Good stuff man, welcome to the site. Post up some pictures so we can see what you're working with, it sounds like you're off to a great start.

Is the car running now or in pieces? If it's not running I'd suggest getting that sorted out first. No need to dive into wheels, seats, and such until you get the basics sorted out.
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Thanks, it's not running. The engine has never been turned over so I'm hoping there aren't any surprises when I'm ready to start it. Right now I'm in the process of putting the wiring harness together. You have any recommendations on where to put the ECU/fusebox? I was thinking on the tunnel(passenger side) or under the dash.

I'll have to get some pictures later as it's at my buddies garage for now until I get it running.

What do you guys run for coils on an upgraded high boost motor? I'm planning to use some Audi FSI coils. I have some extras from some of my Audi projects and they're relatively cheap.
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What do you guys run for coils on an upgraded high boost motor?.
Most people run Toyota COPs, there's some really good information on wiring them up to the stock ignition wiring. Mine have been rock solid, no issue for probably 8 years. I think I've read people mentioning blowout issues past 20psi on them, but I've never gotten that ballsy. They've been solid for me up to 20psi though.

Fewer people run LS coils with a lot of success, but I've got no personal experience.
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Most people run Toyota COPs, there's some really good information on wiring them up to the stock ignition wiring. Mine have been rock solid, no issue for probably 8 years. I think I've read people mentioning blowout issues past 20psi on them, but I've never gotten that ballsy. They've been solid for me up to 20psi though.

Fewer people run LS coils with a lot of success, but I've got no personal experience.
LS coils are the new standard go-to.
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The FSI coils go for about $25 a piece. looks like I can get LS coils for $85 shipped. I think the FSI coils will be cleaner as they wont require ignition wires from the coil to the plug. Maybe I'll be the first to go with this setup. I'll have to make a bracket to mount them.

They'd look similar to this on the miata
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Looks like pretty standard Denso cops, good for 35,000 volts. I'll take my LS with 190,000 volts.
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LS coils are "the new hotness", they work - don't waste your time and $$$ on anything less because you're going to end up with them anyway.
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Looks like pretty standard Denso cops, good for 35,000 volts. I'll take my LS with 190,000 volts.
Yea, many tuners run them on twin turbo R8's and Gallardo's and Huracan's. You know the fastest half mile cars in the world making around 3000 whp. I'm sure the LS coils are better though
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And here I am being nice and giving you a second chance to not be dumb.

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I'm here to improve the community with new ideas. If a little sarcasm isn't tolerated then maybe the website should be changed to something a little more feminine/sensitive. What's the status of your car these days 18psi?
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Your ideas are not new, they have been proven to suck
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For what it's worth, before you spread your new ideas. You should check out the builds section for tried and true methods.

Btw, what made you pick that turbo?
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Bro, I put denso cops on my Miata, and it turned into a twin turbo huracan

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Does he think we are pushing LS coils because we get something out of it? After so many COP failures, we must just have an agenda? I don't know what people are thinking about us. Defies logic.
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Does he think we are pushing LS coils because we get something out of it? After so many COP failures, we must just have an agenda? I don't know what people are thinking about us. Defies logic.

Well, there is 1 person in the thread (now 2) that does. But thats besides the point.
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{Sixshooter runs to posts for sale thread with ls coils.}
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Your ideas are not new, they have been proven to suck
Ok, can you post a link of a miata that's ran VAG FSI coils and sucked? If so, that would be great and I'll definitely look into the LSx coils.

You never answered my question, what's the status of your car? power? turbo? Just asking to see what's changed if anything.
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For what it's worth, before you spread your new ideas. You should check out the builds section for tried and true methods.

Btw, what made you pick that turbo?
Looking to build a track car with 400+ whp
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