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I was joking around with my friend about wanting to turbo my car, to push the 144bhp up. He knows quite a bit about cars, and I'm starting to learn myself.
I have a 2012 Mazda3 i with a 2L skyactiv engine. 6-speed automatic transmission. Honestly, I don't have much money, and I probably won't keep this car for an extremely long time. My question is, can this engine and body handle 5-7lbs of boost? What sort of hp gains would I see from getting an eBay turbo and assembling my own kit, and getting a tune afterward? I'm not looking to blow 9k in forged internals for more boost, I just want something $600-700 total that I can piece together. I've looked around in multiple forums and haven't seen anyone really boost the mazda3, most just get the speed. I have access to a welding machine, I just need to know where to start on building the eBay turbo car.
 
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