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Old 06-17-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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How is it going? Hope everyone is weathering the recession. I am from the DFW area. South of FW. I have a '96 SM that I am wanting to boost. I instruct for several organizations and have decided not to race my SM. I built it from my personal street car and it is in pristine condition. Since I am only going to use it for DE's, it makes sense to boost it. Still trying to figure out s/c vs Turbo and what would be best for my purpose. I plan on learning much from this forum. All advice is appreciated. I figure that once my car is boosted, I can go play with the high HP cars...

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can i drive it after you boost it? =D
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Maybe. I hope not to have to change the suspension for a while. I might revalve the bilsteins. Also, I need to figure out what braking concerns will need to be alleviated.
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turbo ftw. none of my friends that had supercharger's were very happy with them. throwing belts, bad gas mileage, were just a few. i'm sure there are some that have had good experiences, but i haven't met any. whenever you see a supercharger for sale, the guy says ''it's great, but i'm going turbo, i just want a little more power''
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turbo ftw. none of my friends that had supercharger's were very happy with them. throwing belts, bad gas mileage, were just a few. i'm sure there are some that have had good experiences, but i haven't met any. whenever you see a supercharger for sale, the guy says ''it's great, but i'm going turbo, i just want a little more power''
Well, that is what I am trying to decide. My biggest concern is I ONLY track my car and I am wanting to find a boosted system that will give me reliability and NO OVERHEATING ISSUES!!!! I am in the middle of researching the overheating issue....
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Welcome over here. You're gonna want to put your location in your profile and update your signature to include your car specs.

I don't know why more Miatas aren't just running EVANs waterless. Cheaper and easier than alot of the resolutions.

I'm doing this if I have any more issues on track.

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Pound for pound turbo is going to give you more power. I haven't seen any successful ones myself either but I'm sure that people have done it successfully before. You will need to keep a careful eye on the engine temperature due to how small the engine block is it's will overheat faster than a larger block size. A bigger radiator can help with cooling issues.
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