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Old 01-10-2018, 12:27 PM   #31
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holy cow.

simply for educational purposes this is an amazing thread. (didn't know the commonality between MX5 and the RX8 --makes sense, but just never thought about it)

but what you're aiming to do is also super interesting.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:38 PM   #32
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Don't be too amazed. I haven't actually done anything yet.

This whole endeavor will assuredly test my extremely limited fabrication skills, but the idea is to learn new things...
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:42 PM   #33
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I'm planning to use a Borg Warner EFR7163 turbo running about 21lbs of boost peak.

Do you have any thoughts on how long the engine will last making that type of power with that level of boost? I always wondered that when I see the N54 guys cranking up the boost on the 135s and 335s and to make 500+whp. I assumed these were all ticking time bombs.
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Old 01-10-2018, 07:55 PM   #34
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With good tuning and strong internals it'll last much longer than an engine that sees stratospheric RPM.
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