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yes the 8 can make plenty of power compared to the 9.. although, as with the miata before, i'm thinking theoretically speaking, a turbo for the 2.0 would/should be the same with the 2.5. same application, different details... unfortunately, there isn't much r&d here in australia as compared to US or Asia to try that out..
 

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Have in mind that this kit is made for engine mounted longitudinally. The only part that will probably fit right is the ext. manifold. All other parts will have to be modified. If you rotate the engine on the pic on 90 degrees to match the MZ3 intake/exhaust orientation you will see that the turbo inlet is on the wrong side, which means that different turbo will be needed. It's not near minor modifications.
 

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Have in mind that this kit is made for engine mounted longitudinally. The only part that will probably fit right is the ext. manifold. All other parts will have to be modified. If you rotate the engine on the pic on 90 degrees to match the MZ3 intake/exhaust orientation you will see that the turbo inlet is on the wrong side, which means that different turbo will be needed. It's not near minor modifications.
cmon we can dream right? :grin2:
 

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hmm you've got a point there. i didn't have that in mind, my priority in mind for the turbo would be how the compression ratio of 14:1 can match the boost on the turbo. somewhere between 7 to 14 psi without blowing up the engine..
 
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Have in mind that this kit is made for engine mounted longitudinally. The only part that will probably fit right is the ext. manifold. All other parts will have to be modified. If you rotate the engine on the pic on 90 degrees to match the MZ3 intake/exhaust orientation you will see that the turbo inlet is on the wrong side, which means that different turbo will be needed. It's not near minor modifications.
actually i've gone back and read through that the test vehicle for developments was a mazda 3..

"BBR has extensive experience of turbocharging MX-5 engines since the late 1980’s and this latest development completes its portfolio of turbo upgrades for four generations of Mazda’s iconic sportscar. However, the marque specialist called upon all of its in-house engineering expertise to develop a forced induction package for the SKYACTIV-G engine, a process that began back in 2014, with early development conducted on a Mazda 3 test vehicle."
 

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actually i've gone back and read through that the test vehicle for developments was a mazda 3..

"BBR has extensive experience of turbocharging MX-5 engines since the late 1980’s and this latest development completes its portfolio of turbo upgrades for four generations of Mazda’s iconic sportscar. However, the marque specialist called upon all of its in-house engineering expertise to develop a forced induction package for the SKYACTIV-G engine, a process that began back in 2014, with early development conducted on a Mazda 3 test vehicle."
It's not clear what they have done with the 3. More info is needed on why they decided to come up with a kit for MX-5 instead of the 3.

Regarding your boost target of 7-14 psi, considering the high static CR, I wouldn't think of such high boost without revising the engine internals or lowering the CR.
 

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It's not clear what they have done with the 3. More info is needed on why they decided to come up with a kit for MX-5 instead of the 3.

Regarding your boost target of 7-14 psi, considering the high static CR, I wouldn't think of such high boost without revising the engine internals or lowering the CR.
BBR stage one is up to 7psi, with careful tuning the 2.0 Sky-G (assuming the 13.0 to 1 Engine and not the 14.0 to 1 engine) will hold that OK.
 

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BBR stage one is up to 7psi, with careful tuning the 2.0 Sky-G (assuming the 13.0 to 1 Engine and not the 14.0 to 1 engine) will hold that OK.
I'm talking for higher boost, as louisbosco mentioned his boost target.

7 psi is a gentle breeze for the turbo used in their stage 1 kit. The interesting part is that they are giving 3 years warranty, but what is covered?
I suppose only their parts, considering the cast manifold and the light load on the turbo, the kit will last much more than 3 years. However if you blow the engine with their stage 1 kit, I think that this won't be covered under their warranty...
 
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