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Old 05-31-2010, 06:31 PM
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That appears to be this kit: http://www.turbospecialties-race.com/mazda/mm2502e.asp

Hate the turbine discharge.
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2800 and they can't be bothered to list any specs.

No thanks.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:12 PM
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Wow, the turbo and manifold is pre-assembled?! That will save me a whole 15 minutes!
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Originally Posted by Sparetire View Post
Wow, the turbo and manifold is pre-assembled?! That will save me a whole 15 minutes!
You don't have to worry about engine management too! That's so awesome...
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The TS kit has been around for years and sold under a few different names. The best part is that it comes with an actual Garrett GT2554r. I also like the coolant hardlines. I've seen one of these kits installed and it does bolt right up without too much hassle, but nobody who buys one is ever heard from again, so no telling on longevity.

The couplers are rubber and the BOV is plastic... I wouldn't trust the FPR either. Beyond that, the rest of the parts appear budget but no worse than other eBay stuff.

Bottom line is that a Begi "S" kit with IC upgrade is the same price.
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Bottom line is that a Begi "S" kit with IC upgrade is the same price.
Bingo.
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lol...man this is a great post...because im def. going to be an ebay turbo purchaser
i just hope i get a good one to start with and upgrade it later
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Originally Posted by Nick.shepp1988 View Post
lol...man this is a great post...because im def. going to be an ebay turbo purchaser
i just hope i get a good one to start with and upgrade it later
ebay turbo's are fine, but the kits are crap. Make sure you know everything that's missing and what you'll need to get to make it work.
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+1^ I'd recommend getting the important stuff from reputable places (not reputable ebay sellers). You can save on stuff from ebay such as lines, intercooler, tubing, even turbo. But for manifold, downpipe, and fpr I'd definitely look to FM, Begi, etc.

I don't think that Ebay is terrible, but many of the kits are cheap and will break faster than you want them to.
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Originally Posted by seraph View Post
+1^ I'd recommend getting the important stuff from reputable places (not reputable ebay sellers). You can save on stuff from ebay such as lines, intercooler, tubing, even turbo. But for manifold, downpipe, and fpr I'd definitely look to FM, Begi, etc.

I don't think that Ebay is terrible, but many of the kits are cheap and will break faster than you want them to.
Exactly. I went with the Flyin Miata DIY manifold & downpipe, and then bought a Godspeed turbocharger from ebay for $300 bucks. Everything works great.
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god almighty, what a load of crap this kit is good job my friend owns his own garage. the turbo seems fine, the intercooler is ok the rest is rubbish we had to rework everything. this is not bolt on diy kit this is a nigntmare on elm st kit, stay away from it far far away.the pics of the manifold show the weak welding that failed after 1000 miles approx, the manifold has now been to another genius with a tig welder and rewelded and strengthened will show pic's later. jonny.
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Originally Posted by jonnyenglishpants View Post
god almighty, what a load of crap this kit is good job my friend owns his own garage. the turbo seems fine, the intercooler is ok the rest is rubbish we had to rework everything. this is not bolt on diy kit this is a nigntmare on elm st kit, stay away from it far far away.the pics of the manifold show the weak welding that failed after 1000 miles approx, the manifold has now been to another genius with a tig welder and rewelded and strengthened will show pic's later. jonny.
Aaah, the good old SS turbo manifold!
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Johnny,
The tubing is so thin that it will continue to crack forever. What you have bought is a set of flanges because the tubing will always crack like a tacotaco.

Ebay turbo is ok.
Ebay turbo kit is junk.
Ebay turbo manifold is junk.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:03 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-05...item4ceaf51df4

"# Light weight design. Made from Aluminum.(Increase 10-20 HP)."
"PSi Drop under 0.2. Other Intercooler usually drop 10Psi Some are More. "

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i figure for my first turbo i expect for stuff like that to happen....so i plan on just biting the bullet and excepting it
as long as the turbo doesnt go...the rest is easy to replace....
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Originally Posted by Nick.shepp1988 View Post
i figure for my first turbo i expect for stuff like that to happen....so i plan on just biting the bullet and excepting it
as long as the turbo doesnt go...the rest is easy to replace....
That's the thing though, it's not easy to replace... the ebay typically doesn't match up with anything from FM or Begi. Why do it? You're just setting yourself up for failure.
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Johnny,
The tubing is so thin that it will continue to crack forever. What you have bought is a set of flanges because the tubing will always crack like a tacotaco.

Ebay turbo is ok.
Ebay turbo kit is junk.
Ebay turbo manifold is junk.
mmmm watch this space...jonny.
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Originally Posted by Nick.shepp1988 View Post
i figure for my first turbo i expect for stuff like that to happen....so i plan on just biting the bullet and excepting it
as long as the turbo doesnt go...the rest is easy to replace....
Why? Thats bad logic. I am going to put a bunch of hard earned cash into this thing, and I know it will be a failure, but I am going to do it this way because I have never done it before. Then I will use the information I have right now to do it right.

Do you owe some parts-slinger something? There's no reason you have to do it wrong the first time. It does not benefit you at all. You will not learn anything by having a crap manifold in compairison to what you will learn going with a quality piece.

Get quality parts from a reputable seller, get an ebay turbo to save massive dollars, and have a relaible setup. In other words, what DustinB said. In the end you will have more fun for less cash.

Better yet, keep an eye on for sales here and readup on how to go about the job properly. That may be cheaper even in terms of the initial purchase even in compairison to ebay. Let alone that money you wont have to spend down the road to replace crap.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:56 PM
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ok... i have been looking for someone selling a decent used turbo kit for my car
i have yet to find anyone that has been willing to sell it.....and where would i find a good kit that will run me about the same as an ebay kit...or even a few hundred dollars more
...and i would be willing to buy a better kit if i could find neone selling a used plug and play ecm.....
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:29 PM
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https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-parts-sale-trade-5/1990-1993-mazda-miata-1-6l-flyin-miata-fm3-manifold-downpipe-%24450shipped-46919/

https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-parts-sale-trade-5/new-build-sale-gooooooooooooodies-48233/

https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-parts-sale-trade-5/fm-turbo-manifold-back-2560r-texas-47596/

https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-parts-sale-trade-5/fs-megasquirt-stuff-48300/


Now you can't veiw those threads yet IIRC. Every one is a for sale section thread thats very active right now. Everyone has parts for cheap which you mentioned in your posts. Just make some smart posts, ask some questions that dont suck, and then you will be able to take a look. Have you introduced yourself yet? That alone would do the trick, and you could probably get some great info from members in that same thread too. One peice of advice would be to capitalize though.

Edit: ECM? At least two members here will build you a MS system that will crap all over band-aid type management solutions, and its usually below 500 bucks by a good bit too.
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