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Old 03-25-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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whats going on everyone so after years of being interested in miatas i finally picked up a 91 miata the little 1.6 is fun but im interested in boosting it as everyone decides to do i have a lot of mechanical back round for only being 20 iv wrenched on civics since i was 17 an had my fair share of different swaps and turbo setups but im really just rambling here im trying to turbo the miata on the small amount of cash i have and time really just trying to pick everything up and get everything said and done within a week turbo kit in tweaks worked out and tuned within a week im looking for everything im going to need and cheep kits i pretty much know whats going to needed from past experiences with my gsr turbo civic but i like to be on point with everything so all help is welcome bash on me as you please for owning civics but were all in the same game at the end of the day thanks for viewing and replying to my post guys one more thing can someone break down the mega squirt ecu setup im used to plug and play setups meaning plug it in and get the car tuned iv bin reading all different kinds of things from self mapping and calculations of airflow and fuel system controls i just need some strait up answers
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whats going on everyone so after years of being interested in miatas i finally picked up a 91 miata the little 1.6 is fun but im interested in boosting it as everyone decides to do i have a lot of mechanical back round for only being 20 iv wrenched on civics since i was 17 an had my fair share of different swaps and turbo setups but im really just rambling here im trying to turbo the miata on the small amount of cash i have and time really just trying to pick everything up and get everything said and done within a week turbo kit in tweaks worked out and tuned within a week im looking for everything im going to need and cheep kits i pretty much know whats going to needed from past experiences with my gsr turbo civic but i like to be on point with everything so all help is welcome bash on me as you please for owning civics but were all in the same game at the end of the day thanks for viewing and replying to my post guys one more thing can someone break down the mega squirt ecu setup im used to plug and play setups meaning plug it in and get the car tuned iv bin reading all different kinds of things from self mapping and calculations of airflow and fuel system controls i just need some strait up answers
omfg
That was one long *** sentence...

Also, search.
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How to turbo a Miata
1. buy this 1994 2005 Mazda Miata MX 5 1 8L T25 T28 Turbo Upgrade Piping Kit w Intercooler | eBay
2. Install it
3. Don't tune it just run 25psi of boost but no more than 26psi
4. Make 300hp at the wheels!!

Or you could read how other people did it, try searching build threads before you ask dumb questions that **** off the members of this forum. If you search the forum you find many threads about all kinds of turbo systems, mega squirt's, and tuning.

I don't know what kind of info your looking for, don't know your mechanical skills if any, and I don't know your budget other that it's not much.
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bahahaha only thing dumb is your response, yea sure the manifold will work great on a 1.6 i got 1000 bucks to spend on the kit and i already got a 80mm cometic head gasket and arp head studs installed in the car and im only trying to push 12 to 15 pounds so if you got a good response on some preferred turbo kits for around 1000 bucks or care to explain to me how the mega squirt programming works then that will be nice. if you got anything else to say that has nothing to do with that that great for you i want my own thread on this
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Here is a 'strait' up answer. Even with a good 'back round' it doesn't mean **** if you don't do your homework. We won't spoon feed you here. The bashing you will get here has nothing to do with owning civics.

Search. You are not the first, nor the last to get **** on for a post like yours. All your answers are on this site. Although I have a feeling you won't like the answers you get.

Edit: PS, you don't own **** here. Especially not this sorry excuse for a "thread".
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just looking for some quick responses for a stock 1991 1.6 with cometic head gasket and arp head studs got 1000 bucks to spend on the kit and a worlds load of time to learn about mega squirt system or other routes to tuning
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When you go to turbo a Honda, whats the first thing you do?
Chip the ECU, and get some bigger injectors, and get it running like that, right?

Well this is no different.

Forget about the turbo setup until you have the car running on a megasquirt with some decent injectors (either new or cleaned/tested used injectors)

I can tell you its going to cost a lot more than a grand once its turbo though, and youre sure as hell not going to have it done in a week. You would be lucky to have it running on a megasquirt by then.
I suggest you slow it down and start doing research.
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Oh my bad I only spent 10 seconds looking for a cheap turbo kit. Good luck with that budget you might be able to do a 1.8 swap for that money.
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$1000 won't get you much more than a bunch of crap that will break. Either cracked manifolds, or a blown engine. Over time you may get lucky and piece together something decent out of the classifieds, but there is no "kit" for $1000.

Ideally this is how it works.

Step 0: Compression check to ensure car can handle boost.
Step 1: Pick up a Megasquirt. Get it running on your car stock, learn the software.
Step 2: Get injectors that match your power goals. Install those, get them running good with your MS.
Step 3: Clutch/Timing Belt/Waterpump/etc... supporting mods to handle the turbo.
Step 4: Turbo your car.
Step 5: Have happy fun time with your car.
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Straight up How Mega squirt works
MegaSquirt - Electronic Fuel Injection Computer by Bowling and Grippo 2010

It's all there how MS works some tuning theory I would try to explain it all to you but its much more easy if you read it.
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