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Old 09-26-2010, 12:24 AM   #1
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okay guys i am new to miatas. i just sold my srt-4 so i am a little familiar with turbos but not familiar enough to go out and buy a kit for my miata or piece one together, ive done a lot of research so far, but coming up with no answer.. i have researched the begi kits. greddy kits and some ebay kits..as stated, i am looking for a turbo kit that will put me around 200-250 whp and be able to be driven daily. car currently has 135k miles..also, i want to be able to run a FMIC and i want to have an hks bov.. what are my options here guys? im looking to spend around $1500 after im said and done
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Post and introduction for one, and you obviously didn't read the sticky in the DIY turbo section.
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double that price tag and you may end up with something reliable.
otherwise be prepared to replace **** later
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what about the greddy turbo kit with megasquirt pnp? and a FMIC..im not looking to piece together my own kit
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If you find a deal on a used greddy in decent shape (which is not THAT hard to do) you will probably be able to fit into 2k.

greddy basic kit - 800-1000
fmic - 200-300
ms - 300
wb - 150-200
exhaust - 300+
clutch - 200+

It starts adding up. Like I said, to make it a RELIABLE 200whp 1500 won't cut it plain and simple.

if your goal is just to REACH 200 and then baby it 80% of the time on stock clutch/etc then you may be able to fit into 1500.

Even then I highly doubt it since you lack wrenching/fabrication skills.
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im looking to spend around $1500 after im said and done
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im not looking to piece together my own kit
My suggestion to meet these two criteria involves a GReddy kit and an unscrupulous Dynojet operator. If you want a real, reliable 200whp and you don't want to piece your own kit together, I'd suggest that you triple your budget estimate.
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Why do I find it hard to believe that you "researched" and came up with no answers? This forum must be useless.
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what about the greddy turbo kit with megasquirt pnp? and a FMIC..im not looking to piece together my own kit
Are you familiar with the Greddy? IOT reach 200+ whp, you're going to need to replace most of the Greddy kit. I have done what you're trying to do (Greddy? check. MSPNP? check. FMIC? check. Sold my SRT4? check.) and I only have the turbo and manifold left from the Greddy kit. A used Greddy and a used MSPNP by themselves will put you near your $1500 budget. Then you need a better clutch, downpipe, an IC, piping, WB02, exhaust, BOV, injectors, radiator...

Here's what you do - get the MS and injectors, 460cc will do the trick. Get the car running n/a on the MS and injectors, then install the turbo. Go ahead and do the clutch and tap the pan for the oil return because the Greddy uses the stock oil return on the wrong side of the engine, and it's ugly. Leave the spark on the basemap's settings and get the fuel roughly right with MLV. Then start thinking about getting to the dyno.

To get over 250 whp (uncorrected) is going to be tough with the Greddy. Get it over 230 and I don't think you'll be missing that other 20 whp. If you must break the 250 mark, IMO you'll need to upgrade the ignition (COPs) because you'll need more than 14 psi to do it. WI would be a good idea too, for peace of mind if nothing else. I dynoed without the WI connected and on the stock ignition and came within 3 hp (dynapack). We pulled 7 hp worth of timing and I'm happy at 240. I now run the WI and COPs and it's a very reliable, streetable car. I've driven it literally from coast to coast and the only time it broke down along the way was my dumbass fault.
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i am looking for a turbo kit that will put me around 200-250 whp and be able to be driven daily. im looking to spend around $1500 after im said and done
let me know how that works out for ya

If you only have $1500 to spend on turbocharging your car, you need to reconsider your financial priorities. I'm willing to bet that this car is your only car, and you cannot afford to have it not running for any period of time. If you do manage to piece together a modest turbo kit for 1500, you're looking at 150hp at best, and be prepared to have the car in 'not running' condition a LOT more than you like.
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I spent about 1600 to complete my turbo kit. It's completely possible if you piece together your own kit. The consequence is losing your self respect- it involves a lot of low balling and eBay sniping. The only component I didn't skimp out on was my EMS, spent 700 on that.
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Why do I find it hard to believe that you "researched" and came up with no answers? This forum must be useless.
he didn't try the search with aid, hustler, or cr.net
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a search for 200-250 must surely have shown www.flyingmiata.com or BEGI
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if i pieced together a turbo kit,around how much would it be? what set ups are you guys runnin?
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unless you fabricate lots of things yourself or find phenomenal deals there is still no way you'll fit into 1600.

I'd plan on at least 2k for a semi decent low boost setup

If you keep repeating the same question after everyone was kind enough to give you advice you're going to get gang raped.
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if i pieced together a turbo kit,around how much would it be? what set ups are you guys runnin?
If you lowball your way to a budget low boost setup, then you can get boosted for your budget.

But your goal is 200-250 with driveability and reliability. You can spend a lot if you buy everything new, or you can gather the pieces used as they come up in the classifieds and save some cash.
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my srt-4
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:55 AM   #18
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yeah anywhere near 200 whp is good for me, i could piece together a kit my self if i need to, i would just rather not because it is more time spent, but if needed be and cheaper, I guess this is my best bet
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Lol. Not a single period in that post.
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LOL, my car is my only car. But i am also a boss at working on it for the most part. This is a gay thread. Quit asking retard questions. Miata.net or club roadster will tell you everything will be ok while they spoon feed you. But then you will end up with 1500 dollars worth of crap on your floor and it wont work. God forbid you listen to the people that have had their miatas turboed.
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