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Old 12-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default Another "what kit to get" question.

I have a '97 Miata
105k Miles
Daily driver, won't be tracked, just looking to make it more fun for the back roads

I am looking for
-165-180hp on a 1.8
-$3300 budget for the kit (preferably cheaper)
-Looking for something that won't require tons of maintenance


This is the best I've found but a bit pricey
Flyin' Miata : Turbochargers : 1996-97 : 1996-97 Voodoo turbo system
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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BEGI
Whatcha think of this?


BEGI-S Miata Turbo System
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I think you should use the search function and stop asking dumb questions.
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Amazingly well handled. But really, BEGI is the more budget-oriented route for kits
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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How's the long term durability of those kits?
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Begi shanghai kit, DIY ebay intercooler, Megasquirt standalone. Even cheaper? Get those parts from partouts.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:45 AM   #10
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Old 12-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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What about the Flyin' Miata Voodoo II system?

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Old 12-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #12
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Learn the right way and DIY.

FM's DIY kit is $750, a 2860RS from TSE is $1059, intercooler kit + BOV is $160 from ebay, MSPNP is $800, ID injectors are $480, and you're only at about $3250, lacking only oil and water lines. And a setup that could support ~300hp. If your engine could.

Save $110 and get the 2554 for a "perfect" turbo for your $160-180 goal.

Save $860 and buy a used SR20 turbo for ~$100, and a gpopshop.com rebuild kit for another $100.

Save ~$300 and buy some used injectors and have them rebuilt.

Save ~$400 and buy a used MS from the forums.

What I'm saying is you could be at an amazing 200hp for about $2000 with room to grow. Just do it.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:20 PM   #13
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save 100 and buy my begi log manifold
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Learn the right way and DIY.

FM's DIY kit is $750, a 2860RS from TSE is $1059, intercooler kit + BOV is $160 from ebay, MSPNP is $800, ID injectors are $480, and you're only at about $3250, lacking only oil and water lines. And a setup that could support ~300hp. If your engine could.

Save $110 and get the 2554 for a "perfect" turbo for your $160-180 goal.

Save $860 and buy a used SR20 turbo for ~$100, and a gpopshop.com rebuild kit for another $100.

Save ~$300 and buy some used injectors and have them rebuilt.

Save ~$400 and buy a used MS from the forums.

What I'm saying is you could be at an amazing 200hp for about $2000 with room to grow. Just do it.
Thanks a ton!
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Im in the same situation as you justinmcgee1 except i have done a fair amount of research including reading Corky Bell's book on turbocharging which is a FANTASTIC book!

I too have a '97 with approx. 94k miles and looking to boost and have gone back and forth with which type of forced induction and then what company and i THINK I have come to the most logical conclusion that BEGI is the right choice and in my case the Shanghai S kit that starts @ $1,618 that will get approx. 140-160 rwhp with just a RRFPR(rising rate fuel pressure regulator). From there IF i go this route i will get a ebay intercooler(godspeed or the like) and intercooler kit and pick up some power and after that probably a exhaust. Anyways you can see how its a good basis. Everyone has their own skill levels and will decided to do the same thing a different way so you just have to figure out which will work for you and your wants/needs.

I think LOTS of research is key to being succesful.
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And a MS right?
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And a MS right?
That would be one of the final steps in achieving 200+whp.
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Should be the first step.

Corky's book should be used as a VERY loose guide at best in the year 2013.
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Should be the first step.

Corky's book should be used as a VERY loose guide at best in the year 2013.
Agreed, I just got the book to give myself more knowledge or a place to look if I can't find it exactly on the interwebs.
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Dont forget about clutch+flywheel and exhaust.
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