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Old 11-03-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Quick question about timing with supercharger

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First off, does it sound like a good price? Also what should I retard the timing to so I don't mess anything up? Or do those kits come with something that control the timing? That kit is not made any more, am I correct? I don 't see it on any sites, I only see the 94+ kits.
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That kit's worth 1000-1200 tops. Not 1500. Only like 2200 new. FWIW, those kits suck if you want to ever get serious and make power. This is miataTURBO.net for a reason. Turbo for 1500 will be much much MUCH faster then that SC setup, and you'll have better parts, better engine management, etc.
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Thanks patsmx5, I know it may seem like a noob question, I looked over the turbo faq but I just don't know much about this stuff in general. Thanks for your time, and I appreciate any other additional replies in advance. I think I got him down to like 1150 shipped so I think I might do it, I don't need much more power just a little. I don't plan on sinking much more money into the car.
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Yeah that's the thing. If you're just looking for a bump in power, this works fine. Probably give you 140whp. With 1K in add-ons, you could see 160-170whp. So ultimate power will be 160-170whp and that would be a high-strung system. Or, get a mp62 kit used for say, 1800, and bolt on for 180-190whp with potential for 220whp but that would be a high strung system.

So if you think you'll be happy with say a 40% increase in power, that SC will do fine. Wanna double your power, get a mp62. Want more, turbo. I say turbo anyways though cause you could do it for 1150*** and have a more reliable, faster setup.


*** Would require a lot of learning on your behalf to build a DIY kit. IE-buying used parts to make your own kit. Been done many times on this forum if this option interest you.
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I would be interested but I work full time and have classes full time, and a girlfriend so I don't have a whole lot of time to make my own kit, so the SC is prob my best bet, easy, reliable, reasonable price. I figure install with my mechanic and myself doing it would take no more than 4 hours eh?
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The sc is fine, But I would get a used complet turbo kit for the same money and push 180 instead of 140. I have both at disposal.
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140whp is ftl.
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It will make a nice little 140-145 whp car. The one I drove and tried to buy didn't have anything for pulling timing, he just ran retarded timing and had been running that way since 93 or 94. You could look for a used Bipes to pull the timing for you. That would get you back a little low end power over running retarded.
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