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Ok so I get my new sport compact car in the mail today, I notice on the front page "how to pick the best turbo for your car" "57 kits; giant parts guide" I start to salivate and foam at the mouth. After I wiped that all away I flipped to the index....then to page 178. BAM there it is. Model Years: 1990-97 Engine type: B6 (1.6) and BP (1.8). This is for the Miata 1.8 and 1.6, and we all know that the Miata 1.8 is damn near the same engine as the Escort GT 1.8. TURBOS! YEAH! Cost for this setup? base it´s at FMI: $3395, FMII: $4900. Plus they offer fuel delivery electronics and what not, along with computers and a front mount intercooler. FMI puts out 8 psi for a claimed 185-185 whp and FMII puts out 12 psi 220-240 whp. not to bad at all! Anyone think this kit would fit with minor modifications to it?

Although it´s in the magazine, here´s the site: www.flyinmiata.com
 

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the Miata intake is on the other side of the engine. you´d have to repipe everything. For the price of the low end one you could damn near get a top of the line home built one + some for a haltec
 

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Well if all you have to do is re pipe the intake, switch it around and with the FMII setup you have 220 hp at the wheels. :-o
 

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Or you could buy the one off corksport for $180 bucks...I´m talking about a turbo set up. for all that leg work completed, wastegate, bov, fuel management, a new ECU, turbo and intercooler, that might be a tad bit more expensive than a do it yourself. but you know everything is going to work and you more than likely wont´ have problems with your wastegate like Blade did.
 

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you´ve got a good point, james.

I suggest you talk to blade... call him up sometime (after finals- he´s really busy right now) and ask about the details of the installation. A turbo install looks easy in the big picture, but it´s the details that fuck you up, and that´s why a kit may be a thing worth buying.
 

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I am almost positive the miata turbo manifolds won´t even work on a scort due to the transverse engine mounting anyway.
 

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Well, ok 90% of the leg work would be done. you could always get that GTX manifold off corksport and try to modify the turbo to fit on it. I dunno. I saw ´1.8 BP´ and I about jubed my pants. a whole turbo kit, which I believe could be made to fit on our BP engines. :-D
 
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