I’m currently two work days into my turbo MX5 project. Given the fact I’m at school and also am waiting on parts to be delivered back home, heres a little post to keep you guys in the loop.
Though not yet completely finalized, I have been putting together my parts list for the turbo build. I’m trying to do things on a college student budget… but also not blow my motor up in the process. The overall goal is to strike a balance between price and reliability. Ideally, my parts list will fall under $1,000 (hopefully like $850ish max). With that said, lets dive right into whats going in the build.
Used DSM or WRX/LGT turbo ($35-$100)
AEM Wideband O2 Sensor/AFR Gauge ($125)
26in Intercooler with Piping ($130)
Megan Racing Turbo Manifold & Downpipe ($220)
Ebay Boost Gauge (Less than $10)
Spectre Pod Filter ($25)
Ebay Blow off Valve ($50)
Ebay Oil Line Kit ($30)
Stock ECU (Free)
Turbo Miata … Priceless
Total: $690 (Conservatively)
The list has shifted around a lot already and without a doubt it will be revised once or twice more before the final parts are ordered. Fingers crossed and we’ll have a turbo Miata before the New Years Eve ball drops in Time Square.