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Old 13th April 2016, 16:23
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Has any body fitted or have experience of fitting throttle bodies to the MX5 engine?
I'm thinking about it, that or turbo conversion anyway.
Any ideas greatly recieved .
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Old 13th April 2016, 18:15
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You've only just finished it (again), are you never content?
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Old 13th April 2016, 19:31
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You've only just finished it (again), are you never content?
Getting bored
Besides more power is good
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Old 13th April 2016, 20:21
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OBX and Jenvey Dynamics make complete kits over here with the OBX much less expensive. $1199.00 vs $799.00 for the OBX kit.
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Old 13th April 2016, 21:33
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Go turbo.....
Look on youtube, thecarpassionchannel, Greg there has 2 turbo miatas, his high mile daily driver putting 276 BHP to the wheels on a 1.6 motor with stock internals.....!
Planning on boosting mine when funds allow.
Loads of info online, and a good place to go seems to be Skuzzle motorsport.
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Old 13th April 2016, 21:36
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Go turbo.....
Look on youtube, thecarpassionchannel, Greg there has 2 turbo miatas, his high mile daily driver putting 276 BHP to the wheels on a 1.6 motor with stock internals.....!
Planning on boosting mine when funds allow.
Loads of info online, and a good place to go seems to be Skuzzle motorsport.
ollie.
Was at Skuzzle this afternoon.
They had a super charged mx5 and one with throttle bodies on. Can do the turbo or super charger conversion for about 3.5k all in !!
Throttle bodies are much cheaper
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Old 13th April 2016, 23:38
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Getting bored
Besides more power is good
Oh yes! Boredom bad. Power good! I have seen an MX5 on Fleabay with a Ford Probe (or its successor I can't remember the name, Couger?) coneversion. Can't remember the exact details but apparently is possible. Might be worth thinking about, and would give you more power combined with that lovely V6 growl?
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Old 13th April 2016, 23:45
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Get one of the USA conversion kits to fit the Small Block Ford V8 or LS Chevy. The LS7 is around 500 BHP as standard. Either way its a simple swop , you just need a set of spanners to do the swop.
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Old 14th April 2016, 07:47
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Get one of the USA conversion kits to fit the Small Block Ford V8 or LS Chevy. The LS7 is around 500 BHP as standard. Either way its a simple swop , you just need a set of spanners to do the swop.

Turbo or throttle body conversion ??
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motorcycle throttle bodies and mega squirt ecu
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Old 14th April 2016, 09:57
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Turbo or throttle body conversion ??
Like you said , " more power is good " !

You might see a few BHP with throttle bodies , but that will be it .
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Old 14th April 2016, 20:54
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If you want power it's either engine transplant,turbo or supercharger....as above throttle bodies will give you some but not loads more power.

Power =
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Old 14th April 2016, 21:16
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Not that bad in s

Turbo manifold and some pipework for the turbo oil (eg g19 Engineering) around 400
Steal a scooby turbo from your annoying neighbour
100 for an intercooler and hoses
Megasquirt ecu and wideband should see change from 500.

Not much over a grand depending if you get caught stealing your neighbour's turbo or not.

Saying that, if you want to spend 4k doing the same there are plenty of more expensive options.
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...I have seen an MX5 on Fleabay with a Ford Probe (or its successor I can't remember the name, Couger?) coneversion. Can't remember the exact details but apparently is possible. Might be worth thinking about, and would give you more power combined with that lovely V6 growl?
And for a useful tuning tip with your Mazda MX-5 based kit- try one of these...


...weighs 4kg less than the extant 4-banger and produces 200 ftlbs of torque low down- bolts on to a standard MX-5 gearbox- just needs an induction system that doesn't foul the bulkhead like these throttle bodies or bike carbs- a real no-brainer if you ask me.
Get one from a Mazda MX-6, 626, Xedos 6 or a 24v Ford Probe. Apparently the ones to go for are from automatics because they have limiters fitted and won't have been thrashed.
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