Keith Tanner MegaDork
April 21, 2017 6:36 a.m.

We get a lot of questions about our forced induction plans for the ND Miata, and we haven't been able to talk about it - until now. We're happy to announce that we are the US distributor for the new BBR Stage 1 turbo kit, and it's a beautiful setup.

BBR, as you probably know, has been involved in turbo Miatas since the beginning, just like we have. You can tell with this new system, it's built to the level that BBR and FM customers expect.

The number you want to know? A 55-70 whp gain at 8 psi, depending on fuel. You also get a big slug of torque down low, with maximum torque up by 70 ft-lb and peak at around 3800 rpm or so. We've been testing with Colorado 91 octane which is at the low end of what's available in the US. The UK numbers are higher due to their fuel, and we expect that the eastern half of the US with 93 octane will split the difference. We're still working on dyno tuning, so we hope to make more power available on the stock ignition and fuel system.

It's the easiest turbo install we've ever done, with no drilling or irreversible mods other than a couple of spliced rubber coolant lines. The driving experience is smooth. The turbo is basically silent, so the car just gets down to business with a very quick buildup of boost. Like the ND in general, the large amount of torque down low makes it faster than sheer dyno numbers would have you think.

We have a car with the system installed at the Mitty this weekend if you want to check it out.

Full details at the Flyin' Miata site, but here are the high points.

Twin-scroll TSX3071R turbo with a billet compressor wheel on a cast manifold.
Air/air intercooler
ECUTek RaceRom tuning
Stainless steel downpipe
Cast manifold for strength
Carbon fibre heat shield for the turbo - very sexy!
Flyin' Miata support
$5695 US plus shipping

Available to order now! Our first 10 customer kits are on the way. We will be going for CARB legality on this very soon. Available only from FM in the US. BBR ND turbo at Flyin' Miata

Blaise New Reader
April 21, 2017 7:18 a.m.

Wahoo! Go Keith & Flyin' Miata!

spin_out HalfDork
April 21, 2017 7:28 a.m.


tuna55 MegaDork
April 21, 2017 7:34 a.m.

I have never driven a FM creation, but as always, that engine bay looks clinical, perhaps better than OEM. Nice work.

z31maniac MegaDork
April 21, 2017 7:56 a.m.

So what about the admittedly weak stock transmissions? From other sites, that I know you frequent, it seems even the Gen 2 transmission aren't doing well with anything above an intake/exhaust/NA tune.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
April 21, 2017 8:40 a.m.

What about them? People have been asking for more power. So here you go, more power.

We'll find out about the transmissions. I don't read all the transmission panic threads on the internet due to an exceptionally bad signal/noise ratio.

singleslammer PowerDork
April 21, 2017 9:37 a.m.

What would install run? I am asking strictly out of curiosity as I have a stay at home wife and a toddler and won't be able to afford anything cool for a good long while. I am just curious what a delivered ND Turbo would cost in total. That 550hp Ecoboost Mustang got me wondering.

Harvey Dork
April 21, 2017 9:47 a.m.

The transmission blows up with stock power, but apparently they now have another revision out that supposedly fixes the problem. I have a couple of friends that waited until they knew it was the new version to buy as well as several friends with blown transmissions that received the new one recently.

yupididit Dork
April 21, 2017 10:01 a.m.

First I saw a black miata rf yesterday. I want. Now this+RF, WANTS!

MrJoshua UltimaDork
April 21, 2017 1:05 p.m.

The wastegate house routing looks to be problematic. It will make for an interesting intake.

Keith Tanner MegaDork
April 21, 2017 8:01 p.m.
singleslammer wrote: What would install run? I am asking strictly out of curiosity as I have a stay at home wife and a toddler and won't be able to afford anything cool for a good long while. I am just curious what a delivered ND Turbo would cost in total. That 550hp Ecoboost Mustang got me wondering.

We haven't got that nailed down yet, but we're figuring 8-12 hours. I know that's a fairly big window, we really need to do an install where we're not doing "first LHD install" troubleshooting to narrow it down.

BoxheadTim MegaDork
May 5, 2017 5:48 p.m.

Hmm. 15 months left on the warranty. Well, 39 on the powertrain one. I may end up cutting that short.

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