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Old 07-02-2009, 12:59 AM   #1
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Hi guys,
i have been on this forum for a while now. Mostly lurking and reading. I have never dealt with a turbo system before and figured that this would be the best location on the forum for some easy questions. I have slowly gotten my miata to a point where i feel that i am ready to add that turbo that i so sorely want.

At the moment i have about $2000 to spare.
I already have a GM IAT sensor, and electronic boost controller kit from DIY Autotune. I also have a boost gauge. Everything else that i have done is listed in my sig.

I am looking at buying begi's shanghi s turbo system with the following options...
-bypass valve
-oil pan drill and tap
-mild steel separate gasses downpipe
-ceramic coating on the manifold
-wb o2 bung
with this i was going to order a 3 source vacuum fitting for the wg, map, and boost gauge

will this get me started out, running 5psi?
what other odds and ends am i missing?
would i benefit in the future by splurging on extras like stainless steel dp, braided lines, or heat shielding?

my future goals include...
-larger injectors 460 or bigger
-ebay intercooler kit
to run 10-12 psi.

Would it be possible for me to easily switch to an external WG setup in the future with this kit?

Thanks for helping me with my shopping list.
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #2
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Does anyone have any info on this?
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That should get you going. You can add the rest later. I made my own heat shield. I don't know what they charge for one, but it is a good idea.

Mild steel DP is fine. I mean, what do you want, a lifetime DP or a 5+ year DP?

Some would argue for braided right off the bat. Again, I didn't but was careful with routing and protecting lines from heat. I also slid some spare 5/8" silicone lines over my water lines for extra abrasion and heat protection.
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Looks like he has the adaptronic
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Looks like he has the adaptronic
Yeah, I ninja-edited that before I saw your post.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:42 PM   #6
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thanks guys,
the heat shield is $89... I know that i can beat that price if i do it my self, but the quality would probably suck.

I like that trick with the coolant line inside another line, i think i will try that. This will definitely leave me with more money to put toward an intercooler or injectors.

BTW: Stein, how do you like your 600cc injectors? How much did they set you back?
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