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Old 22-06-2004, 07:56 PM   #41
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oh... Will get details.. is there a wrong way to do it??
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Old 22-06-2004, 08:46 PM   #42
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not really, but it may be an uncessary expenditure considering your only going for a low boost setup and the hiflowed turbo may only benefit you in a power band you will never see.

Some people throw the word around as well, so you may be paying extra for just a rebuild. Ask the question and see what he says.
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Old 23-06-2004, 12:25 AM   #43
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man.. just paid attention to the little little pic of your car.. it looks like it means bussiness!
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Old 23-06-2004, 08:39 AM   #44
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Old 23-06-2004, 10:00 AM   #45
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You could stick you whole hand in between the wheel and the guard !!!!
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Old 23-06-2004, 10:06 AM   #46
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Almost the same size as the gap between your bonnet and guard
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Old 23-06-2004, 03:21 PM   #47
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You better start leaving miks mum alone. Theres a lot of difference between
2 fingers and a whole hand mate.
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Old 23-06-2004, 08:09 PM   #48
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dump it jynx dump it an i dont mean da clutch ..|..
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Old 23-06-2004, 09:23 PM   #49
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preeman - just be careful with the amount of boost you're planning on running. the sp20 has 9.7:1 comp ratio stock. the sp20 also has notorious (spelling???) for weak as piss connecting rods. i personally wouldnt venture past 5psi on that comp ratio unless you change the rods....or better yet, get lower comp pistons. guys in america get 9.1:1 comp pistons stock. they are blowing engines (ie rods mainly) at 8psi almost daily.

urrr...that's all i can think of to watch out for at the moment
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Old 23-06-2004, 11:42 PM   #50
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I know the stroke and piston pin placement is different than a BP but are the
rods longer. The B6T rods are an awesome looking rod reminds me of a mini
LS7 BB Chevy rod . If the journal size and length were the same would make
a good cheap upgrade compared to aftermarket rods. Got some for my BPT
rebuild for like $70 for 4
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Old 24-06-2004, 12:11 AM   #51
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hmm.. blowing engine sounds bad.. stop scaring me..... :shock: ops: :cry:

what about using a metal head gasket :?:
Will that be better than lower comp pistons?

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If the journal size and length were the same would make
a good cheap upgrade compared to aftermarket rods.
eh? how do I find this?

someone point me to a website for rods, etc.. so i can learn about engines... pleaseee.... :wink:
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Old 24-06-2004, 07:30 AM   #52
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i strongly suggest taking a good amount of time and reading through the Forced Induction section on www.msprotege.com as well as the engine management section. also look through the mazdaspeed protege section. you'll start to get some ideas of what can go wrong and how to avoid it.

a thicker head gasket will do the same function (in theory) as a lower comp piston, but this is the easy fix. I am trying to organise a group buy in head gaskets (ranging from 0.021" thick to 0.090" thick (stock is 0.040")) on www.msprotege.com - when it gets moving i will let you know. it's just taking a lot of time via email to arrange
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Old 24-06-2004, 04:17 PM   #53
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are u running front mount intercooler with that turbo
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Old 24-06-2004, 07:42 PM   #54
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Yes yes... I was thinking a small front mount, I think the Supra front mount was suggested here...
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Old 24-06-2004, 08:38 PM   #55
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mitsu vr4 is ok 2.

Buy mals when he sells it. Nice cooler.
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Old 24-06-2004, 09:05 PM   #56
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well.. now the other thing is.. just revisitd the US turbo sites.. and..


The Hi-boost kit is 3,995USD
The Flyin Miata kit is 3,680 USD (they are closing down)

is it worth while buying these, instead of building from scratch?
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Old 25-06-2004, 07:14 AM   #57
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both are good kits, but as the name suggests, the hi-boost kit puts out more boost than the flyin miata/protege kit.

i personally would still go totally custom is i were doing a turbo conversion
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Old 25-06-2004, 10:20 AM   #58
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But I was looking at the cost? It seems to me that the hi-boost kit with all the parts would be cheaper than locally sourced parts? (maybe I am looking at the wrong spots?)

I still have to check how much the E6X install will be from wiredone. I don't really trust people on this? I just think if you don't know the car it can be very dangerous..
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Old 25-06-2004, 10:36 AM   #59
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it will cost much more to buy stuff locally yes...i'd suggest importing the parts you want directly.

i was more suggesting building the system to how you want it with local and o/s parts...it'll cost more, but will be exactly what you want
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Old 25-06-2004, 10:45 AM   #60
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the problem is that I don't really know what I want.. except.. I want it to be turbo and move pretty quick... doesnt have to be a rocket.. but ok...

I need as much input from you guys as I can... and all the ideas are greatly greatly appreciated... 8)
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