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Old 05-18-2013, 06:41 PM
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I just bought this 99 today and can't tell what kit it is ? It pulls hard and is set at 12lbs and denied 250rwhp and its got cracks on welds where turbo mounts on manifold? Has anybody got idea what kit this is ? Also I am in south central florida if anybody close to meet with ill be playin with this car and buying and selling parts in lake placid fl actual location!! Thanks in advance
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Better pic of the manifold and turbo would help.
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looks like a ebay turbo on a ebay manifold

basically crap

better pictures needed
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needs better pics. maybe a precision Turbo. huge t3/t4.
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Looks a bit like the ILovetacoTaco manifold, judging by position and angle of the flange, but I can't tell from the photo with any certainty. (I don't recall a 1.8 version of it being available.)

It's definitively not a system from one of the major manufacturers (Bell, Flyin' Miata, etc), and I'm a tad leery of that cutsie little FPR on the firewall, but it looks like whoever installed the system did a reasonable job of it. I'm noticing the hold-down clamps on the oil supply line, for instance.

The absence of an air filter is disturbing, as are the open vent port on the valve cover and the placement of the O2 sensor.
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I'm concerned about the lack of heat shielding to protect the brake reservoir from melting. What is the blue box on the fenderwell next to the turbo?
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What is the blue box on the fenderwell next to the turbo?
Looks like a ballast for an HID headlamp conversion. Should be one somewhere on the other side as well.
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Yep ill just drive and replace parts and upgrade as I go!! I got car cheap and it runs great and has ac and clean and just happy to be back in a miata!! Plus this thing is pretty damn quick whatever kit it is? I than aem fuel rail bigger injectors and pump in tank and aem wideband so if all I upgrade is turbo and manifold at least rest is already there? The rubber boots say mishimoto?
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why does that setup look so familiar? was the guy on here before?

anyways, more pics, bro.
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Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
why does that setup look so familiar? was the guy on here before?

anyways, more pics, bro.
I don't know that's why I was hooping to get answers on here the guy was from kissimme fl and barley spoke English and can't tell me **** as far as parts on it just he spent lots of $ on it and it run good!! Lol
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I didn't know AEM made a fuel rail for the Miata. Close up pictures of the manifold and turbo's data plate would be helpful.
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
I didn't know AEM made a fuel rail for the Miata.
They dont.
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Is this one of the RacingMazda (Ric Stephens) manifolds? These were T3/T4 journal bearing turbos, and the turbo location seems about right. Reclocked and different intercooler routing though, so maybe not?
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
I didn't know AEM made a fuel rail for the Miata. Close up pictures of the manifold and turbo's data plate would be helpful.
Sorry I ment areomotive not aem
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Originally Posted by Rcnitrofreek View Post
Sorry I ment areomotive not aem
Bzzzzt, try again.
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Keep naming companies lol, you'll eventually guess one that makes a Miata rail.

Or you could just take more detailed pictures and let us figure out what's really on your car. You know, the reason for this thread.
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Why do you need a picture? Use the force, 18psi
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
Keep naming companies lol, you'll eventually guess one that makes a Miata rail.

Or you could just take more detailed pictures and let us figure out what's really on your car. You know, the reason for this thread.
Lol ok well I am trying to get some post so I can put pics up!! Lol so I am guessing!! Lol
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Originally Posted by Rcnitrofreek View Post
I don't know that's why I was hooping to get answers on here the guy was from kissimme fl and barley spoke English and can't tell me **** as far as parts on it just he spent lots of $ on it and it run good!! Lol

Sounds like you guys hit it right off then, yes?
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