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Old 01-21-2014, 04:02 PM   #61
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:14 PM   #62
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Look up member by name. Dcvn. He did a lot of custom work on ebay kit but he got some real good results. Nothing on ebay is bolt up and good to go. If you cant fabricate or weld I would just get a used kit. I got some turbo parts for sale all name brand if your interested. Good luck.
The mysterious DVCN is a large statured Asian man, who mysteriously survives on Mexican food and barbequed meats in the southern part of the TX. His car is held together by paper clips, chewing gum, Lowes, and the hopes and dreams of all of the ebay turbo kit noobs.

It is thought that he found his ECU while kickboxing kangaroos in Australia, and that he is the second known person to survive stealing plutonium from the Libyians. He feeds his car (which he calls Joe Bob) a tiny amount each day. This can be evidenced by the car's odd green color and the fact that it traps faster than many garret/megasquirt fanboiz.
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We need some kind of test before new people are allowed to post. Like they must either "Pass an entry exam" and can post right away or they should spend a pre-determined amount of time searching and reading stickies before they are allowed to post.

I joined a Miata group on Facebook...and the crap I see posted on there would make CR pewbes cry foul. The affordability of the chassis, coupled with the cheapness of E-Gay parts,combined with the lack of this current generation of youngsters to have a creative or original thought is KILLING this car.



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Old 01-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #64
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Our test here is usually 14 posts.. banned by the 15th. I do wish to see people with under 20 posts and -10 to -20 props not being able to post **** on the FS section.
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:23 AM   #65
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I think that's actually a pretty good idea.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:05 AM   #66
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Our test here is usually 14 posts.. banned by the 15th. I do wish to see people with under 20 posts and -10 to -20 props not being able to post **** on the FS section.
I always wondered why people are allowed to buy things that can't even PM. You see "omg please send me a message with your email address, I want this so bad but I can't PM yet!"

This is a community where people happen to sell things to one another, and provide help when needed. It's not a turbo-miata Craig's List, nor is it Miata Tech Support. Join the community, be a part of it, and then buy things from other members of the community/ask for help if you wish. (and you've read the stickies)
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:54 PM   #67
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Seems to be more the norm than the exception. There's one I just saw, guy has 3 posts, asks for shipping quote to somewhere, edits his post and the reason for editing?

Noobs can't send PMs.

Shouldn't the classifieds be inaccessible/unviewable until 15 posts? Many forums have such restrictions.
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:23 PM   #68
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I'm just going to leave some pictures of my experience with the tacotaco kit, though I only got the manifold and downpipe:





First pic shows the heater hose resting on the DP, the second shows the DP touching the chassis and subframe, the third pic can speak for itself. If I were to do it over I'd definitely just start with an off the shelf BEGI or FM kit, way less trial and error and ends up costing about the same once you replace most of the stuff in the ebay kit. I will state that the cast manifold did hold up well and that the cxracing intercooler kit actually did fit really well though.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:23 PM   #69
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I'm just going to leave some pictures of my experience with the tacotaco kit, though I only got the manifold and downpipe:





First pic shows the heater hose resting on the DP, the second shows the DP touching the chassis and subframe, the third pic can speak for itself. If I were to do it over I'd definitely just start with an off the shelf BEGI or FM kit, way less trial and error and ends up costing about the same once you replace most of the stuff in the ebay kit. I will state that the cast manifold did hold up well and that the cxracing intercooler kit actually did fit really well though.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:53 PM   #70
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Jokes aside though Nathan, this is a perfect example why you cant buy any orientation **** and expect it to fit which brings us to the next issue.. Once you install that kit you're stuck with that orientation so you either have to get custom made **** to replace the garbage or redo everything.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:55 PM   #71
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Taking that off my "watch list" on fleebay...

Back to saving for a super charger kit lol
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:10 PM   #72
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Lol...even more fail. Just make sure you get the Jackson racing kit that mounts the blower directly above the exhaust manifold.
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Old 01-31-2014, 06:06 PM   #73
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Just get what Chicksdigmiatas linked to. SC kits are pointlessly expensive.

Get an MS., some injectors, and a fuel pump.

A fleabay IC will do fine, so get some cheapy there. Pipes are not hard to modify/fab.

Have a local shop do a basic ex. system after the BEGI down pipe.

Get a clutch.

Done.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:06 PM   #74
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New here, but not new to the automotive world. I buy these kits to get me "close" and go from there. Anyone thinking they're going to buy something at 1/4 of the price is crazy. If you expect ill fitment and some work, these kits are a good buy if you are, going from "there", doing the work yourself. As long as you get it at the right price. Nobody complains about Chinese intercoolers anymore. The rest is just a matter of time.
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Chintercoolers don't have a 99% failure rate.
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the intercoolers aren't exposed to nearly as harsh conditions as the exhaust manifolds are, so they are fairly easy to get right as they just have to hold pressure and not burst
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Please go back and read what I wrote. Judging by the responses it was miss read.
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this thread is so win
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Please go back and read what I wrote. Judging by the responses it was miss read.
I was just explaining the exhaust manifolds weakpoint, its heat cycling is what kills it. I think you could rate them more so on hours of life then miles
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That's why I ended my post with. It's just a matter of time.
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