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Old 07-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I'm from the Philippines. I've got a white '96 Miata and am planning on installing a turbo very soon. I'm glad I found this site which will aid me a lot in the turbocharging process of my miata.

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Old 07-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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Welcome. please post a pic of two of your car.

What are your goals for the car? Autocross, daily driver, mustang killer?
Do you have a kit in mind or are you going to piece the parts together?

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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Hi Miater. Thanks for the welcome. I'm just going to build it for street use. I just want a bit more power, say like 160-170 hp at the wheels.

I plan on fabricating my own pipings. I've got a TD05-14B turbo which I pulled out of my galant vr4 and replaced it with a TD05-16G. So I'd basically like to work around this turbo so I can keep the cost's down.

I want the motor to be very reliable and not the type that destroys differentials and/or transmissions.

As of the moment my miata's engine is basically stock, except for the addition of a K&N cone type air filter. BTW, it's a 1.6 liter miata with a rated 90 hp. I've replaced the ECU with a JDM unit from a 115 hp B6.

Suspension is a tein coil over unit. Wheels are 15x7 et 38 advans with 195-55x15 federal tires. Brakes are oem with hawk brake pads.

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Old 07-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #4
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Hate to say it but you just wasted whatever your money you spent on that "jdm" unit because when u go turbo its going to go in the dumpster.
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Hey, I lived in Manila back in the early-mid '70s. I'll bet it's changed a lot. Jeepneys still around?
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Hey, I lived in Manila back in the early-mid '70s. I'll bet it's changed a lot. Jeepneys still around?
I was just there last month, yep Jeepneys are still around
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mlm96mx5, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Hate to say it but you just wasted whatever your money you spent on that "jdm" unit because when u go turbo its going to go in the dumpster.
I had no choice then triple88a. I had to buy an ECU cause my original one got shorted by a local mazda dealership over here. There were 200 NA Miata's that were imported by Mazda to be sold in the Philippines in 1995-97. I have one of those 200. Apparently the Mazda bean counters over here chose to bring in the anemic 90 hp model. It was basically a U.K. model. When my cars ECU got damaged I bought an ECU from a supplier in the U.K. It didn't work for my car cause the immobilizer wasn't included in the shipment. They sent me an immobilizer but it didn't match the ECU that I bought from them. JDM parts are quite affordable over here so we just adapted the JDM ECU on my car and it actually ran quicker than it did with the old ECU.

Hornetball, yup, lsc224 is right. There's even more jeepneys now! They're a pain in the behind!! Reckless mother f*****s!

Braineack, thanks for the welcome! I'm happy to be here!

BTW, lsc224, you Filipino or were you over here for business or pleasure?
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Wow. Only 200! You've got one rare car there.

From what I remember of the PI (I lived there from 10 to 12 y.o.), the city was completely congested and the countryside roads were Jeep territory. Manuel, hopefully, you've got some nice drives for your Miata. There are some awesome destinations there assuming the roads have improved over the last 40 years (seriously, has it been that long?!?).

If you ever make it to TX, I'll be happy to show you tons of empty, hill-country roads with speed limits that will give you nosebleed.
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Welcome! your Car looks great! i love white miatas... contemplating painting mine white.
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BTW, lsc224, you Filipino or were you over here for business or pleasure?
Born and raised. I was there for pleasure, visiting family and old friends
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Welcome Manuel! Have we met? You buddies with JeoyB? This is Jason C, the original owner of "Miao" the white Greddy'd miata.

My advice: Go ahead and fabricate everything, BUT use Joey's for-sale Garrett GT2554 turbo and ETD "shortey tubular" turbo manifold. You will easily make 180 whp at 8 PSI. The turbo will spool up WAY quicker on a 1.6, making the car MUCH more responsive in typical Manila cut-and-thrust driving. I always advice get the smallest, most responsive turbo for your power goals, and the GT2554 is a very nice match to a 1.6 at <220 whp.
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Hi hornetball. Thanks for the warm welcome. Traffic has considerably gotten worse from when you were last here although there are still a lot of nice well paved roads complete with great sweeping curves that exist outside the city. Best of all, no speed limits whatsoever. Well if ever there are there's no one to apprehend us. :-)

Thanks supercooper. Highly appreciated. :-)

Hi lsc224. Nice knowing that I've got a "kababayan" on this forum. :-)

Many thanks for the advice JasonC SBB. As a matter of fact I had a chat with JoeyB earlier today regarding the parts you mentioned that he's selling. I'll be consulting him from time to time in regards to my engine build up. Many thanks for the tips. Highly appreciated. I don't know if I've had the pleasure of meeting you since I just joined the Miata club about 3 years ago when the then president was Norman C. Who did you sell "Miao" to?
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