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Old 03-02-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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hi everyone i just purchased a 1990 mazda miata and im absolutely in love with it! lookin for the best advice i can get on it


lookin to make it my drift/ daily

LMK whats good out there and many good suggestions

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Im assuming you want to turbo it.
Theres lots of good info on this site, do some searching and read the stickies.

Post some pics
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Best advice you can get: Don't drift it.

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Nope...he's opposed to turbocharging because it "hurts" the car...

Welcome anyways.
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*facepalm*

Yah, boost is soooo mean to the car. Especially since the engine was designed, by mazda, to be turbocharged...
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actually i want to build the 1600cc all motor itb for drift comp first
not sure what power the motor can produce turbo'd

then maybe swap

thanks ill keep a good eye out

also lookin for a cage for it what wont interfere with soft top or hard top

any suggestions?
also a good and affordable suspension kit
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not sure what power the motor can produce turbo'd
A LOT more than your all-motor ITB setup...and for much less money.

Unless you just have something against torque.
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*facepalm*

Yah, boost is soooo mean to the car. Especially since the engine was designed, by mazda, to be turbocharged...
didnt know that, and im not opposed to forced induction but ive seen a lot of blown motors that way so im not to good with it yet but will be if i decide to boost

thanks everyone will post pics later when i get my camera :]
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ITBs ~100 hp

Stupi-charger ~140 hp

Turbo ~230+ hp


The choice is obvious imo
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also, not matter what you do, youre going to have to replace the rear differential, it will break.
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weber carbs.
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also, not matter what you do, youre going to have to replace the rear differential, it will break.
replacement with??? like a lsd?
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replacement with??? like a lsd?
a bigger differential with a larger ring gear.
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replacement with??? like a lsd?
Common swap is the 1.8 Torsen from 94+ cars. The 1.6 diff has been recorded to fail at stock power, and some have also been recorded to hold twice stock power

Dont take that as advice that yours will hold out for whatever is that you have in mind.
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a bigger differential with a larger ring gear.
i got money to spend where can i order this? like a lsd with a larder gear set?
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Common swap is the 1.8 Torsen from 94+ cars. The 1.6 diff has been recorded to fail at stock power, and some have also been recorded to hold twice stock power

Dont take that as advice that yours will hold out for whatever is that you have in mind.
awesome i know a junkyard with a 94 there too! thanks man i appreciate it!

so stocky no good at all?
replace asap?
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awesome i know a junkyard with a 94 there too! thanks man i appreciate it!

so stocky no good at all?
replace asap?
Stock 1.6, open or vlsd, yes. Make sure to check what type of differencial (Open or Torsen) the 94 youre looking at has. You dont want to pay Torsen coin for an open diff.

BTW put your location under you SN, there might be locals willing to help you and guide you to stay out of drifting
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Stock 1.6, open or vlsd, yes. Make sure to check what type of differencial (Open or Torsen) the 94 youre looking at has. You dont want to pay Torsen coin for an open diff.

BTW put your location under you SN, there might be locals willing to help you and guide you to stay out of drifting
Done! :] and a little about my self
i thinki have a buddy that can help thanks for everything
and i hear the diff off a rx7 works too?

how to know if its torsen vlsd or not will be a problem :[
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Done! :] and a little about my self
i thinki have a buddy that can help thanks for everything
and i hear the diff off a rx7 works too?

how to know if its torsen vlsd or not will be a problem :[
Your only consern is whether is open or LSD (Torsen), VLSD is only found on 1.6
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Your only consern is whether is open or LSD (Torsen), VLSD is only found on 1.6
got it well if i have one would it be good? or no?
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