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Old 07-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

So I've been a long time reader of this forum ever since I got my miata. Unfortunately I never decided to join until now! This site have me a ton of insight on the proper way to go about creating my own turbo kit for the miata.

However, before I had a chance to install the turbo I decided to go in a completely different direction with the car. So mainly I'm creating this account as an extra avenue to take in selling all the turbo parts I have accumulated over the past year since purchasing my miata, and as a way to say thank you to the community who without knowing it has been a gigantic help along the way.

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Old 07-23-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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V8 swap? Even though this is MiataTURBO, there are all sorts of non-turbo builds on here too.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Yup! The plan is to try to get some money back and to do a 5.0 V8 build.
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Old 07-23-2014, 07:08 PM   #4
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Also I in no way meant for the post to come across as a goodbye to this forum. I love reading all the build threads and info that a lot of people with more skill than I have all put together.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:14 AM   #5
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Sshantz, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:42 AM   #6
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Where are you from Steve? I've always wanted to see someone use an aluminum world or coyote block for the 5.0 swap.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:26 PM   #7
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Coyote 5.0 swap would be pretty sweet
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Coyote swap would awesome
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I'm from bucks county PA. And the build won't be done for a while. Need to keep saving some money. Basically I have a complete turbo kit for the 1.6 but my engines bad. So I'm debating on going 1.8 turbo or the more unique 5.0 swap
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And yes if I had the money a coyote swap would be amazing. Although for whatever reason I've always been a fan of the LS engines
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I actually meant to type world or dart block, as in old school 5.0, but yes a coyote swap would be legit. Ford Racing makes an aluminum block as well.
Sell your 1.6 setup regardless of which route you take.
You have many options, don't make the 1.6 one of them.
If you're considering spending money on a swap, check out the k series swap thread.
It may very we'll become one of the best bang for your buck NA options.
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:28 AM   #12
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I actually meant to type world or dart block, as in old school 5.0, but yes a coyote swap would be legit. Ford Racing makes an aluminum block as well.
Sell your 1.6 setup regardless of which route you take.
You have many options, don't make the 1.6 one of them.
If you're considering spending money on a swap, check out the k series swap thread.
It may very we'll become one of the best bang for your buck NA options.
Can you explain more about the k series swap? Or link me to the thread about it?
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Gladly.
David (K Miata) is now a supporting vendor, and he has developed some kits.
Here is the link to the MT.net discussion: https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...ta-swap-71588/
Here is the link to the K Miata site:K Miata Home
They are still a little pricy if you don't fab any of your own parts, but still well under what you would sink into a V8 swap.
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Gladly.
David (K Miata) is now a supporting vendor, and he has developed some kits.
Here is the link to the MT.net discussion: https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...ta-swap-71588/
Here is the link to the K Miata site:K Miata Home
They are still a little pricy if you don't fab any of your own parts, but still well under what you would sink into a V8 swap.
Thanks I will definitely look into it!
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They will be revealing it at the big Miata anniversary at Laguna Seca. OEM reliable 300+WHP all day without breaking, weighs much less than an LSx swap and the engine's weight is further rearward than a BP because it is only 3 cylinders long from front to back instead of four. Weight distribution is supposed to be better than a stock Miata. Aluminum block and OEM Camaro computer are a big plus.
Oh man that sounds incredible...i wonder how difficult it's going to be to source those parts though as they're still relatively new.
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Split the thread mods? LOL Subbed either way, very interesting.
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Hey, welcome to the site! If you have questions on doing a K swap just let me know.
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Hey, welcome to the site! If you have questions on doing a K swap just let me know.
Thanks I may be doing just that!

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Thank you very much for the link!
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