JUST ORDERED VOODOO 2 KIT AND EXTRAS - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Prefabbed Turbo Kits A place to discuss prefabricated turbo kits on the market
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default JUST ORDERED VOODOO 2 KIT AND EXTRAS

so i'm new here on the forum ive been on miata.net for a while, i scope around here alot though. so i just ordered a voodoo 2 kit for my 94 miata
i have 53k miles compression test came out perfect, ordered a wideband, turbo fuse and msd ignition retard box with it, im pretty confident in my ability to install it with some buddys, any tipical issues you guys know about or anything i should look out for someone has run into with the FM voodoo 2 kits or usual turbo install? never installed a turbo before but been working on cars for a while so any help or input would be great, thanks guys.
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 11:33 PM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,682
Total Cats: 216
Default

You must not "scope around here" enough, otherwise you wouldnt have wasted your money on that voodoo box, "turbo fuse" and MSD box.
Megasquirt does all of those things way better and for less money.

Since you already ordered that junk I guess you can go ahead and get it running like that, but just plan on investing in some injectors and megasquirt eventually. The sooner the better.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 12:16 AM   #3
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

i know it does but i dont know how to tune... i have to have a car for a daily driver voodoo and msd is easy to install and get running i dont have a laptop to run software for MS with or i would, im not trying to build a racecare, just get myself boosted and situated and see how it all works before i drop 2k more on software and an ecu
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 12:25 AM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Volo, IL
Posts: 1,247
Total Cats: 140
Default

So because you don't want to take the time to learn the very easy skill of tuning a megasquirt, you justify getting an ecu that does less for more money?

Where did you get the 2k number from? Megasquirt is 500-800 bucks depending on model, and the software is 40 bucks registered, 150 for a good wideband. Me thinks you should read more, spend less. Don't be in a hurry to boost, and don't be afraid to learn it. It's easy, I assure you it can be done without blowing up your car.

And what was that saying again, something about fuckest thou not with thine daily driver when thou havest not a spare?
dieselmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 12:34 AM   #5
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

2k was an estimate, im sure its easy but id rather get it running first, i can just sell the voodoo and msd later make back a little money and upgrade when ready, i dont plan on injectors im sure ill get power hungry like everyone says and wanna go faster but for now i think ill be content with 6-8psi

and about that daily driver thing... ive never heard that before, but nothing thrills me more than the adrenaline rush of am i going to walk or drive to work the next day
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 12:55 AM   #6
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Volo, IL
Posts: 1,247
Total Cats: 140
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskansasquatch View Post
i can just sell the voodoo and msd later make back a little money and upgrade when ready,
If you like throwing money away and buying everything twice, sure.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskansasquatch View Post
i dont plan on injectors
Then you're a fool and going to blow your **** up.

Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskansasquatch View Post
im sure ill get power hungry like everyone says and wanna go faster but for now i think ill be content with 6-8psi
Yeah, everyone says that. It's never true.
Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskansasquatch View Post
and about that daily driver thing... ive never heard that before, but nothing thrills me more than the adrenaline rush of am i going to walk or drive to work the next day


Also, please learn to use capitalization. It's really not hard.
dieselmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:01 AM   #7
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

If buying things twice means learning how it works bc ive never done it before and safely modifying my vehicle then yes I don't mind im not gonna buy a ms next month it would happen over time...

Stock injectors are fine for 6-8 psi anyway for daily driving if I need to upgrade for future impeovements I will

HERE ARE YOUR CAPS LOL
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:03 AM   #8
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,174
Total Cats: 2,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskansasquatch View Post
If buying things twice means learning how it works bc ive never done it before and safely modifying my vehicle then yes I don't mind im not gonna buy a ms next month it would happen over time...

Stock injectors are fine for 6-8 psi anyway for daily driving if I need to upgrade for future impeovements I will

HERE ARE YOUR CAPS LOL
Stock injectors at 8psi and band aid engine management is a very very good recipe for disaster
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:10 AM   #9
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

So ill run 6psi thats what a wideband is for tune it rich in the summer so winter time it still runs safe, over time ill invest in ms and a windows laptop for car tuning, anyways like the original post asked does anyone have any install tips or triicks or should I brace for more voodoo bashing
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:15 AM   #10
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (23)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,068
Total Cats: 253
Default

No, you should run 0psi, learn how to tune your car and then turbo.

My god, I nearly pulled my hair out doing it all at once. Nothing beats frantically looking for a fucked up CAS wire and oil leaks at the same time.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:16 AM   #11
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,174
Total Cats: 2,575
Default

There is no tips or tricks. You install the kit per directions. Its not rocket science.
You can do whatever mods you wish, we just feel obligated to warn you of bad choices, should you wish to ignore the advice that's fine, later we'll tell you we told you so.

This is MT. Not M
We're not gonna whisper sweet nothings into your ear then watch you make bad decisions lol

*edit: 6psi might work if you wanna do things twice. good luck
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:20 AM   #12
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

Yeah I know you guys are tough, I know voodoo isn't ideal but I feel like running low psi and just getting the kit instslled and running is a good start, later on ill buy megasquirt, that way I have something to go back to if I can't get my car running in one or two days , I like to think conservative or safe it sounds dumb doesnt make sense, costs more but its my way of learning I figured the instructions were step by step but I didn't know of any special tools came in handy, figured it was pretty much all bolt on and hoses.
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:24 AM   #13
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Volo, IL
Posts: 1,247
Total Cats: 140
Default




lol out loud.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg eggplants101444394_zpse86a2b9c.jpg (59.2 KB, 322 views)
dieselmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:26 AM   #14
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,174
Total Cats: 2,575
Default

laugh out loud out loud.....interesting
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:29 AM   #15
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Volo, IL
Posts: 1,247
Total Cats: 140
Default

It just seemed appropriate for the thread.
dieselmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:35 AM   #16
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

Even though fm says the voodoo is good for 8psi why are you guys bashing that? Just wondering
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #17
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,174
Total Cats: 2,575
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by alaskansasquatch View Post
Even though fm says the voodoo is good for 8psi why are you guys bashing that? Just wondering
Vendors say a ton of things. Then when you have to rebuild your motor cause you were running it at 12.5:1 afr in boost or an injector went static they can sell you more parts.

its win win for them
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 01:40 AM   #18
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Volo, IL
Posts: 1,247
Total Cats: 140
Default

It cost more and does less. Flyin Miata does great stuff, has great products, and I love to throw money at Keith.

But Megasquirt is easier, does more, is cheaper, better documented, everyone uses it, blah blah blah...

Spend the less monies and get a fully capable standalone that's good for ALLOFIT boost levels. Wow winning!
dieselmiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 02:01 AM   #19
Newb
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

I didn't think 12to1 was bad at low boost?
alaskansasquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2013, 02:02 AM   #20
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

After the first few posts I stopped reading.

MS and tune FIRST. It's not hard at all on a stock engine.

THEN TURBO once you know wtf you are doing.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 PM
Noob to Miataturbo from MA JxPhan Meet and Greet 3 10-02-2015 03:17 AM
Walbro 255lph Fuel Pump $50 lsc224 Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 10:17 AM
Koni 1150 Coilover Kit drumman83 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 2 09-25-2015 08:03 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:33 PM.