Completely lost.. - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Question Completely lost..

Hey everyone. Im looking to pick up my first Miata, a '90-'97 but as the title states, im a bit lost. I traded in my Camaro SS for a Genesis coupe, so i miss having a fun car. I still have a spare LS1 in my garage and was wondering if its worth dropping in? Id like to see around 400 whp. any advice would be great. thanks.
Dropkick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,899
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

Welcome to the site Dropkick, thanks for joining up!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
"Quality" is my first name.
iTrader: (3)
 
Quality Control Bot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,611
Total Cats: 69
Default

Welcome to MiataTurbo.net Dropkick.

Click here to check out the latest thread pictures.

Hope to see you around MT and enjoy your stay :)
Quality Control Bot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 2,791
Total Cats: 130
Default

Welcome to the site. As for the LS1, it's definitely not just a "drop in" situation, but it's certainly been done before. There are quite a few kits out there if you're not up to fabricating stuff yourself and there should be plenty of information available. As for the "is it worth it", I don't think anyone would argue that it's a better powerplant to start with.
pdexta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 03:00 PM   #5
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdexta View Post
Welcome to the site. As for the LS1, it's definitely not just a "drop in" situation, but it's certainly been done before. There are quite a few kits out there if you're not up to fabricating stuff yourself and there should be plenty of information available. As for the "is it worth it", I don't think anyone would argue that it's a better powerplant to start with.
Thanks for the info. are there any motors that are a bit easier to install that could achieve what im looking for? sry for the noobness.
Dropkick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 03:07 PM   #6
Crumple Zone Tester
iTrader: (7)
 
mgeoffriau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS
Posts: 7,656
Total Cats: 447
Default

If you're going to do a motor swap, the LSx is as "easy" as anything else, with more reward for your work.
mgeoffriau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
Free Moustache Rides
iTrader: (8)
 
matthewdesigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 1,656
Total Cats: 49
Default

While there are a couple here, you aren't going to find much info here on MiataTurbo on V8 swaps. Miata.net has a forum dedicated to that, and there's tons of info on the web in general. It would be a total blast, and I'm starting to daydream about an LSx Miata myself.

http://forum.miata.net/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=38 Miata.net V8 forum
http://www.flyinmiata.com/V8/ A well known/regarded vendor who sells swap kits
matthewdesigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 04:39 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

It all depends on your skill. If you're doing a motor swap you'll need to do body stiffening anyhow so both platforms will be a good choice. Over here emissions are not done on obd 1 vehicles so if your location is the same that will be something to think about. 96-97 are obd2 models.

There was a dude selling a supercharged vett powered NA in cali i believe.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 05:23 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 89
Total Cats: 3
Default

Call FM about it, discuss it, and when you decided its too much of a ball ache, buy a turbo setup for them and go for the same power, rejoice when you feel the boost!
EunosBen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 10:37 AM   #10
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 411
Total Cats: 1
Default

Welcome to the forums. Expect 325 whp when swapping in a stock LS1; you'll need motor work to get up to that 400. I would drive the stock LS1 in a Miata first before going for that '400' goal; it's a lot to handle on its own.
RavynX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #11
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
Total Cats: 0
Default

well, i have the stock ls1 because i swapped my SS with an iron 408. if i do drop it in ill have it machined to atleast a 402.
Dropkick is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM
Image resizer concealer404 Front Desk 3 09-29-2015 01:41 PM
In need of base map for stock 1997 brandonbkd MEGAsquirt 0 09-29-2015 12:52 AM
Are my coils failing? viriiguy General Miata Chat 5 09-28-2015 08:39 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM.