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Old 05-26-2015, 11:36 AM   #21
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Just to be a bit helpful, but plan on spending $2500-$5000 to properly turbo your car.
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Yeah i know it cost a lot of money , i hope to pay less then 2k buying used parts here and there. I already have my turbo , found a manifold on local classified for 100$ abd an i found here an fmic and piping for 220$ i think i'll be able to do something without spending a lot .. I hope xd if i do need tu put 2.5 k i will
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Yeah i know it cost a lot of money , i hope to pay less then 2k buying used parts here and there. I already have my turbo , found a manifold on local classified for 100$ abd an i found here an fmic and piping for 220$ i think i'll be able to do something without spending a lot .. I hope xd if i do need tu put 2.5 k i will
You don't have the knowledge to properly do it for less then 2k. Sorry to let you know that.
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I really hope you didn't buy an ebay manifold.

because if you did

get ready to throw it in the trash as soon as you start driving the car

You can do it right or you can do it twice. your choice
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Unless its a taco taco manifold. He does have a 1.6. Those aren't bad.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:00 PM   #26
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Even if a tacotaco he will need a downpipe, and no off the shelf ones exist for those. But really he has made no mention of a MS and wideband yet so it is all irrelevant.
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I tried to find a taco taco the other day, are they really going for $855?
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<p>No way, ebay sellers do that sometimes. I went to look for a GV lip the other day, and there were &nbsp;a couple listed for $400, obviously knockoffs. I think they are just trying to catch someone who doesnt know whats going on.</p>
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Yess i will use a megasquirt and an AEM wideband , i want to do it the right way. How can i know it's an ebay manifold , i boughr it used from somebody near my city ? And can you tell me why ebay manifold are bad ? I found cxracing manifold on ebay and read a lot of good comment on them ?
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<p>Post a picture of the manifold.</p>
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<p>That's an ebay manifold. Might last a week, might last a month. It will crack though.</p>
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This is why research is paramount before just buying the 1st thing you lay your eyes on.

Ask the person if they will take it back.
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I am really going for a turbo in my miata but I am not sure of what turbo can I put in ... I have in hand a t25 garrett turbo from an sr20det from my silvia , and the other i can see is the td05 ... I really don't know much about turbo so if some one could help me with the choice of my turbo,manifold and other stuff i need would be awsome!

I know some guys will hate me but I want the cheapest $$ setup , so ebay parts doesn't scare me xD. If you have any parts to sell that i would need , I am interessed !
Welcome to MiataTurbo, maathhh, where you're expected to have already read every single post that's ever been made over the entire history of the forum before asking a question, including the thousands of posts which were accidentally deleted during the great "Philip is a lazy ******* who neglected to make a backup of the database before unsuccessfully attempting to migrate it to a new platform" disaster of 2008.


A few helpful pieces of advice:

1: Build threads which start with "I already have this random turbo on hand, and would like to build a whole system around it" often (but not always) end in tears.

2: So long as it fits under the hood, it's possible to install damn near any turbo onto damn near any engine. Installing certain turbos onto certain engines is far easier than others, since hardware (manifolds, downpipes, etc) are commonly available to fit them.

3: eBay isn't a product manufacturer, it's a flea market. There's no such thing as "an eBay part."

4: Most turbo manifolds sold by vendors on eBay are complete dogshit and will fail very rapidly. For that matter, most turbo manifolds sold by non-eBay vendors are also complete dogshit, often made by the same orphans in the same sweatshop in Laos as the eBay-sourced ones. This applies mostly to the shiny tubular manifolds like the one you bought- the cast-iron taco manifolds do actually seem to last, so it's mostly a question of whether you want to go that route and fabricate a downpipe and intake plumbing from scratch vs. buying a manifold and downpipe from Bell or FM.

5: Cheapskates often pay more in the long run. Building a bad turbo system twice is more expensive than building a good one once. (Does not apply to LeMons.)

6: The mechanical parts of a well-engineered turbo system (manifold, turbo, exhaust) cost less than the electrical parts and supporting hardware. So while you can cheap out a tad on the stuff made out of iron and steel, it's not going to affect the overall cost of the system as much as you might initially think.

7: So that I don't sound too dour, here's a cat eating a slice of pizza:

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Not just read, but memorized

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&nbsp;1: Build threads which start with <em>&quot;I already have this random turbo on hand, and would like to build a whole system around it&quot;</em> often (but not always) end in tears.
</p><p>See my build thread for the not always (so far )</p>
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Thank you for your answer this was really instructive and i really mean it !
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I am shocked at the kindness being demonstrated to you here, sir.

The trubo kitty gods smile on you this day.
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He's French Canadian. Therefore, a cat-lover.
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So because i'm canadian i am a cat-lover ... Does that mean that all american are all fat ??
Sorry but thats a stupid way to think .. We live like you guys not in igloo ...
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