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Old 05-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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I've been lurking for quite a while on miataturbo.net since I've bought my Miata in 2010. It is my 2nd car and only driven in summer. It is a 1993 LE with a few mods done to it as of now: Tein coilovers and SSR Formula Mesh wheels.











I do some lapping with my other Miata buddies. The Miata is such a fun car, even with the ''underpowered'' 1.6 powerplant!


So recently, I decided to jump the gun and buy a turbo kit from a guy I know.

It is a Greddy TD04, with the 19T compressor upgrade and a T28 wastegate.





The kit came with the Greddy cast manifold (with the recessed slots to prevent cracks), a 2.5'' downpipe, intercooler and piping, 1.8 tan top injectors, MSD box, adjustable FPR, some gauges (air/fuel, EGT, boost...) and a few other goodies.

Previous owner used to boost up to 13 pounds reliably with this setup.

I plan on ditching the FPR and replace it with a Walbro 190hp fuel pump and the adjustable Powercard. I will also replace the air/fuel gauge with a wideband. I don't want to run a standalone for now due to budget limitations, but it is something I am interested in.

I have a limited budget and don't want to boost too much for now, I don't really want to exceed 180whp for this season. Reliability is very important for me. I have a new upgraded clutch to install beforehand and will do all the required maintenance so that I boost on a safe base.

So since this is my first turboed car, I have a LOT to learn. I would appreciate comments on my kit, and suggestions as I know people here have a lot of knowledge on forced induction applications.

Cheers!


Michael
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:52 AM   #2
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great to see you here too:P

if you need parts for your setup, this is THE place:P
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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Welcome. Looks like you've got quite the tire supply, lol. Good luck with the boosting. Be sure to check your crack nose for wobble and shoot for a lower power number till you get rid of the band aids on your system and go stand alone. 180hp is maybe a bit high if you want better reliability.
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Welcome man. Where abouts in Canada are you located?
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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Thanks!

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great to see you here too:P

if you need parts for your setup, this is THE place:P
Haha cool content de te voir ici aussi!

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Welcome. Looks like you've got quite the tire supply, lol. Good luck with the boosting. Be sure to check your crack nose for wobble and shoot for a lower power number till you get rid of the band aids on your system and go stand alone. 180hp is maybe a bit high if you want better reliability.
Thanks! The engine is a '93, so no short crank problems and no wobble issues. The previous owner used to boost up to 13psi without reliability problems, so if I aim 180whp by boosting 8-10psi I hope I'll be alright!

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Thanks! I'm in Montreal, Quebec.
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Thanks! I'm in Montreal, Quebec.
Nice, I'm over on the other side of Canada (BC). Nice looking Miata - really liking the stance.
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Thanks for the kind words!
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your miata looks very nice! like your touch, great choice on wheels too!
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your miata looks very nice! like your touch, great choice on wheels too!
Thanks a lot! I really fell in love with those wheels too!
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