Car/Model/Engine/Year: MX-6 M-Edition KLDE 2.5L V6 1996
Method of forced induction used: Turbonetics T3 .63/.60 a/r 60 trim oilcooled SS feed and return line, Turbonetics Deltagate Mark II with 3psi spring.
Intercooled or not, type of your choice: Currently non-intercool. Next: JDM MR2 side mount and custom piping.
Piping/drive system for SC's: Matt Maas's pipes.
Fuel mods: Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump, Vortech 12:1 FMU, Aeromotive AFPR, SS dual feed. Next: Millenia-S injectors and Meqasquirt.
Engine/tranny mods: Stock internals with ZE cams and ZE Intake Manifold, clutch can't hold 5psi so I'm down to 3psi, still slip sometimes. Next: SBC DXD clutch.
Special features on your system: Autometer gauges for boost, oil pressure and A/F, Blitz turbo timer.
Performance: No dyno but for sure faster than when it was cammed.
Was it hard to come up with this: Not hard, just takes time to plan, a lot of research and reading.
What is your knowledge about cars: Good enough to do basic modification.
How long did it take to build your system: 3 months to collect parts, 3 days for install and get it running.
How much money have you spent on this all: About $1,800
$180 - Hotpipe and modded x-member
$230 - Turbonetics T3
$100 - Turbonetics Wastegate
$170 - Autometer Gauges
$250 - SS Dual feed line and fittings (Already have AFPR)
$280 - Flow tested and cleaned Millenia-S injectors
$100 - GReddy Type-S BOV
$100 - SS Oil feed/drain
$20 - MR2 side mount intercooler
$75 - Fuel pump
$90 - Turbo timer
$56 - Heatwrap
$20 - SS Zipties
$55 - FMU
$50 - Relocated battery
$150 - Other little things like vacuum lines, bolts, gaskets and DIY stuff
What is your advice for people who wants to get boosted: Plan ahead, break the job down instead of doing them all at once. A lot of things can be done before sitting the car on jackstands for days, like moving the battery, upgrade fuel system, install gauges, collect every single bolt you think you'll need, tap the oil pan on your next oil change, etc. That way you can keep the car as a daily driver and minimize down time, I found that very useful as my car only down for 3 days.
Get a friend to help or at least have a 2nd car sitting around while you are working on it, you'll need that 2nd car.
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Last edited by ZE Power MX6; 10-12-06 at 3:46.