New guy in Fort Walton beach, FL - 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 07-02-2010, 03:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default New guy in Fort Walton beach, FL

Hey guys. Just picked up a Silver 99 Miata w/ 128k. Runs well... the plan is to turbo this in the near future. Been spending hours researching, trying to get the hang of things around here. Was pretty set on getting some sort of kit... but after seeing all the info on here I really want to piece together my own setup. Surprised to see all the chinachargers guys are running here...but you can't ignore the success people have had either! (will probably get a chinacharger myself).

aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Michigan
Posts: 5,682
Total Cats: 10
Default

Clean. Churbos are great
buffon01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Culpeper Va
Posts: 264
Total Cats: 0
Default

Damn 2.94 a gallon


Hope putting 93 in there if your going turbo donk!
bojanglincraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

I am used to putting 93 in the speed3... I wasn't sure if the 99 required premium or not, so I put it in just to be safe (it's only a few dollars more per fillup anyways, i dont know why some people make such a huge deal over it)

I am trying my hardest to wrap my head around this turbo sizing...terms etc, but I still have a lot of questions. Maybe someone can help put me in the right direction? Basically looking for a GT2560 equivalent that's made in china and journal bearing. I've found several that's very close from searching around the many threads on here. What is the preferred turbo flange setup. And by that I mean... some of the turbos have flanges on the inlet and outlet (compressor). I'm used to just attaching with some silicone and clamps, what's the deal with the flanged compressor turbos?

I'm a little hesitant to post a noob question thread, hahaha. I'm a long time member and moderator over at mazdaspeedforums.org... I know it's fun to give the new guy a hard time.
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Michigan
Posts: 5,682
Total Cats: 10
Default

Read the FAQ ***. Print out the chart from the garrett website and compare to the specs posted on the Ebay listings. Id say get speedyracer's gt2870 get someone to make you a cheap tubular manifold, complemented with a 3" DP/exhaust combo, and call it a day.
buffon01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

thanks for the specific recommendations.. sounds like a good place to start. i have checked out the FAQs and written down the garrett specs and all that, sorry!
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:24 PM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
miata2fast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dover, FL
Posts: 2,896
Total Cats: 109
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bojanglincraig View Post
Damn 2.94 a gallon


Hope putting 93 in there if your going turbo donk!
It might not run to good with that $2.94 a gallon diesel.
miata2fast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:38 PM   #8
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

^ lol, I didn't even notice that.

I drove to Alabama to get it..on the way we saw some crazy high gas prices, 2.94 wouldn't have surprised me
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:40 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Michigan
Posts: 5,682
Total Cats: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronc7 View Post
thanks for the specific recommendations.. sounds like a good place to start. i have checked out the FAQs and written down the garrett specs and all that, sorry!
well that's only the hardware. You need to look into engine management. also
buffon01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:47 PM   #10
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Culpeper Va
Posts: 264
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miata2fast View Post
It might not run to good with that $2.94 a gallon diesel.


Bastard!
bojanglincraig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by buffoon01 View Post
well that's only the hardware. You need to look into engine management. also
of course. Looks like my best route is DIYPNP.. and I see Braineack sells them pre-assembled, which is sweet. I was reading the DIYPNP guide for 99-00s and it was talking about buying this and that...soldering this to that, and I didnt really feel like messing with that aspect of it all. I'll probably get that first before any turbo hardware, and start to learn my around with it
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 05:10 PM   #12
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bloomfield, Michigan
Posts: 5,682
Total Cats: 10
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronc7 View Post
of course. Looks like my best route is DIYPNP.. and I see Braineack sells them pre-assembled, which is sweet. I was reading the DIYPNP guide for 99-00s and it was talking about buying this and that...soldering this to that, and I didnt really feel like messing with that aspect of it all. I'll probably get that first before any turbo hardware, and start to learn my around with it
Yep, the protocol seems to be Management>injectors/wbo2>learn to tune>boost
buffon01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 05:22 PM   #13
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

Looks like you've got the polished hollow spokes, light wheels.

Clean car, welcome.
gospeed81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2010, 03:48 PM   #14
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

thanks for all the welcomes guys.. been trying my best to educate myself and not bother or **** anyone off too much with my questions. I'm still parting out my speed3, when that's done gonna get a DIYPNP and injectors and get the car up and running with that, then go from there. also have a local friend who has a LC-1 laying around...sweet.
aaronc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2010, 01:01 PM   #15
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 1,127
Total Cats: 39
Default

I'm bored and gonna post up some pics of my other car if anyone wants to see:









But this is it in it's current state now lol:

aaronc7 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 58 Yesterday 10:04 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 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 08:24 PM.