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Haven't seen anything on this here, yet. Does anyone have a turbo set up with ITB's on a Miata?

In the near future I plan on doing an ITB build, but wouldn't mind doing a turbo at some point, but that's beside the point.
 

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id totally throw itb's on my turbo build, but that would just make me a lot poorer, and tuning a lot harder for me... soooo just boost for now. i still wanna build something with itbs one day, just with 2x the amt of cylinders ;)


(itb 1uz @ 9.5k, i wish i could find the video of the little rolla with it sliding around the track. SO AWESOME)

on another note, sub'd, i wanna see if there are anymore badass builds like that one around
 

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If garagestar/t3 ever actually makes that pulley for the darn itb setup, I'll be installing my ITBs on my turbo'd car.

I don't weld, this isn't my second car, and I don't want it down that long while I figure out linkage. So until that part comes out, which its supposed to, it just sits on my desk taunting me. I was very tempted this week while I have my fuel rail out. :cry:

I'm half ready to sell the plenum+ae111 throttles+t3 adaptor if this damn pulley isn't out sooner than later. The wait is giving me too much time to second guess this whole project.
 

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im local to ken, hes a real good guy, i know it seems like its taking forever, but a DIY setup for under 1k is a very very good deal, i would wait it out... i would pick those over the jenvey ones (cheaper, both are really good quality, and t3 comes in baller colors)

tbh, i was signed up for the buy then backed out cause i realized that i would want more power after i were to itb it... so boost here i come.


deep down inside me, i would love to build a two seater mini sandrail, but more for dirt, with an n/a bp in it... 140-145hp would be sooooo sweet on the dirt! ah the **** that goes on in my head. maybe one day :)
 

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He seems like a cool guy, I've just had this kicking around for a long while now. I guarantee it's the reason there is only one running completed setup right now. Machining, welding, or fabricating a linkage system is beyond the realm of DIY for most, including myself. If this level of difficultly was known, I wouldn't have dived into this project. I guess I was just mistaken, figured this was the type of DIY where as long as you found and bought the correct pieces it could be put together. What gets me is I myself almost backed out, then got a bug up my ass and ordered it and had the plenum made. I'd of just sold it like many others have tried, but even on the used market these aren't really selling because of the linkage issue. The plenum would be hard to unload too.

Back to waiting... Ugh.

I'm sure it's not even Ken that lags, but T3. I guess that's the life dealing with small popular shops.
 

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itbs still exactly arent plug and play no matter how much you try to make them... you still have wiring, tuning, and all sortsa bs to go... its kinda funny, cause itbs and a turbo dont have much on common, but when you both put them on a miata, boy oh boy, do you sure got work to do after...:lol:

oh and as for your throttle pulley setup... the one car that is up and running with the t3 kit, what did he do for the linkage? why dont you PM him?

and good things come to those who wait. it'll mean a lot more to you once its done. i guess the positive way to think about it.. thats how im trying to think for my build (poor college student feining for boost, i want my **** NOW, but it has to wait)
 

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I've been in contact with everyone that has a setup even semi put together. It has either been welding two pulleys together, welding arms onto the pulley, using RC car linkages, etc. Very random and honestly kinda haphazardly put together.

The car is already ran on a aem ems, the only hurdle after install would be tuning, that I can take care of one way or another.

I understand the mentality good things come to those who wait, but this has been well over a year now. I mean I had my plenum fabricated in new zealand and I live in CA with a ~3 month lead time and still received it 11/12/10. It practically seems like the project has been abandoned. As far as I'm concerned t3 is the slowest non-supportive shop in existence.
 
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