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Old 07-19-2010, 10:59 AM   #1
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Question hi im new

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i currently have two toyota starlet gt's but am very close to selling one and getting an mx5 mk1.
i dont know how frowned upon it is here but i would want to turbo it and would be happy to work towards 300bhp
i basically want to ask you all some advise on what to aim for if i go ahead

i have rebuilt both the engines on the starlets with forged lumps running wiseco low compression pistons and scat rods along with the usual replacement of everything else. i would plan on doing this with the 5 as i have a heavy foot and cant be arsed with continually fixing stuff iether lol

i wanted to turbo the 1.8
it would be awesome if some people could enlighten me on all the good and bad points so i know what im walking into
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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starlets are so dope!
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i currently have two toyota starlet gt's but am very close to selling one and getting an mx5 mk1.
i dont know how frowned upon it is here but i would want to turbo it and would be happy to work towards 300bhp
They put turbos on Miatas, huh, weird. Anybody here at MiataTurbo.net ever hear of that before?

Seriously, your in the right place. Check out the stickies, all the info you need is in them to boost a Miata. Like bond said put your location in your profile then any locals will know where your at.

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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i will pop my location but i am in the uk guys lol, i was told to come here for info as it was the best forum.
cheers for the welcome chaps
too many forums are too bitchy these days
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forum. Any pictures of your cars? Please post them

We can be bitchy here but only if you don't put fourth an honest effort to search for answers to your questions and follow the rules. It usually goes down hill fast if you have a bad attitude when we correct you on either of the above two. And yes, this is the best forum, there is more miata turbo info on here from the gurus than I will probably ever learn.
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We have a lot of limey buggers here believeitornot, some may be local.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:00 PM   #8
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some pics guys


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our drive way not long ago
long list of engines to build lol
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later pics are old wheels
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i am going to be going through the stickies and back posts but are there any from the uk that suggest trustworthy places to buy parts and also america as well as i will hapily ship it over.
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Welcome to here. This is badass!
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:33 AM   #12
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cheers dude this is one of my favourites. i will try and find the photos of the forged build and post them up if people are interested.
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Please do, forged build pics get me HOT!!!
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lol i will track them down
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