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Old 08-19-2008, 01:00 AM
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Hey, I'm selling my 2002 WRX that makes 235awhp and 240awtq because it gets me way too much attention, but was interested in something with similar speed and handling. I came to the Miata because I used to track my WRX and I know for a fact from being passed in the turns by a turbo miata that they are great track cars. What I was wondering is, if I bought a stock 1.6L Miata, how much money would it take, including the turbo kit and everything, to achieve maybe between 200-220whp? Also, what parts/kits should I be buying or looking into. I will have 7k to spend on mods right off the bat, and a roll bar, seats and harnesses are definitely first on my list, but after that it's all power.

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Any order I should go in? More explanation of some of those?

EDIT: Also, is there any particular year Miata that I should buy that's especially accepting of turbos? I was already thinking the first gen miata was the way to go, but 1.6 or 1.8? I seem to see more kits for the 1.6...
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Any order I should go in? More explanation of some of those?
Sure there's more information. First, exercise the search function. Then go to the "meet and greet" section of forum, read the sticky, and sign in properly.
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It doesn't matter how many kits are actually out there your only going to one of two places. BEGI or flyin miata. either offer kits from the cliche "mild to wild". The 1.8 is just as boost happy as the 1.6 as long as where talking about the NA chassis code. Safety first, which is relative in a two seat roadster, then suspension and a 1.8 diff. and brake conversion if you've chosen to start with a 90-93. Mine and disturbedfan's cars have had a few of the local "1.8 guys" in the rear view quite a few times so at least at the power levels your looking at the extra 200cc isnt that much of a deal breaker if you find a nice 1.6 car. Good luck!
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Looks like the BEGi S4 system will probably be the way to go for me. Thanks so much for the help! I will also probably try to buy a 1.8 so I don't have to deal with those problems you mentioned. Basically, I have 12k total to spend on it.
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If you've got 12K to drop in an NA you should be able to do pretty well for yourself. Plan to spend about 3-4 K on a nice decent mileage car if you waait around long enough (94 seems to be the most ideal year since it's got a real oil pressure gauge, OBD1, and it's got the big diff and brakes) If I were you I'd do suspension, hard top, roll bar, engine management, THEN boost.
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you'll have a nice setup for 12k. Why not just get an s2000? In the HP range and price range and your ready out of the box.
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Why not just get an s2000?
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you'll have a nice setup for 12k. Why not just get an s2000? In the HP range and price range and your ready out of the box.
I like the fact that if I put all this together for 12k instead of buying a used s2k, I would have the same performance, if not better, AND it would be my own. I would always rather build up than buy ready. Thanks for all the help guys!
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What do they make in the way of engine management for these guys? What if I just got a protune, then wouldn't I be fine?
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What do they make in the way of engine management for these guys? What if I just got a protune, then wouldn't I be fine?
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how much?



more than you can afford, pal.
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how much?



more than you can afford, pal.
What? Who are you talking to?
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buy a 1.8L, you'll be much better off.
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more than you can afford, pal.





Bullshit *******, no one likes the tuna.
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(94 seems to be the most ideal year since it's got a real oil pressure gauge, OBD1, and it's got the big diff and brakes)
Are all the 1.8L NA's good, or only the '94s? For example, would a 96 be just as good as a 94?
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Are all the 1.8L NA's good, or only the '94s? For example, would a 96 be just as good as a 94?

94=95>96 + 97 becuase 96+97 are ODBII cars. Only an issue if you have emissions testing. If not, they are all the same.
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I live in Cali, so emissions are the worst. Why is OBDI better than OBDII? Could I be catless with obd1 and still be legal?
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What? Who are you talking to?
Why don't you watch the way you type to me on here. Its going to make your life a lot easier if you can manage to not **** me off. We don't need your poser garbage here. Tone down the disrespect, final warning.
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