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How To Turbo a MX-5 Miata: The Complete Build List

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Want to turbo your Mazda MX5 Miata on a budget? This article will show you the exact setup that I used! This is the complete build list for 2Broke2Boosted, my budget turbo Miata build that I featured on my YouTube channel, CashedOutCars . This list contains ALL the main parts I used as well as where to buy them. Keep in mind that you will need all of these components to reliably turbo your car regardless of budget, so this is a great starting point for any build! ECU The ECU is the brains of 2Broke2Boosted. This is how you will reliably and consistently control your car's fueling and ignition timing. I went with a Speeduino based SpeedyEFI kit for this, which comes complete with an Intake Air Temp (IAT) sensor, Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) and the harnesses to hook it up. This kit is $390 new, from SpeedyEFI’s site . Lots of people go with the more expensive Megasquirt line of ECUs, however the SpeedyEFI unit does the exact same thing for a fraction of the price. Wideba

How To Forged Carbon Fiber Skin a Part | Chopped Carbon Skin Tutorial

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Today I’ll show you the process I used to save, restore, and enhance my Mazda Miata's hardtop, by skinning it in real forged carbon fiber.  First, let's go over the materials I used. This will get you through the entire process of skinning a part in forged carbon fiber! MAS Epoxies LV Resin: https://bit.ly/3BY8q4C MAS Epoxies Hardner: https://bit.ly/3QysY7Y Venom Composites Chopped Carbon: https://amzn.to/3JM2IVx Carbon Fiber Roller: https://amzn.to/3AaBF2K Peel Ply: https://amzn.to/3SGLaOr Sanding Disks: https://amzn.to/3QhDoZU Sand Paper: https://amzn.to/3vXbIRY Clear Coat: https://amzn.to/3BTZ9KX Polish: https://amzn.to/3zKmDQ4 The first thing I did was remove all the trim from the top. You’ll want to do this with any part your skinning, so you don’t have to work around it. Once this was done, you can move on to the actual skinning process. The first step to skinning a part in forged carbon fiber is preparing the surface. This means roughing it up, to give your resin, the st

How To Install an East Detailing Steering Wheel Cover | The COMPLETE Guide

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Recovering your steering wheel is a great way to freshen up how it looks and feels. It also allows you to keep your stock airbag, a safety feature lost with most aftermarket wheels. All this can be done at home, without previous upholstery experience. Today we're using an East Detailing steering wheel kit, but there are many options on the market. This article will show you how to install it! To start out, you’re probably asking: where can I get a steering wheel cover that’s custom to your car? I used a re-wrap kit from East Detailing. They’re one of a few companies that make high quality, customizable wheel wraps. I opted for black perforated material at the grips of the wheel and suede at the top and bottom. I also chose a white center stripe and white stitching. They create custom wraps for a wide range of vehicles, and it’s likely they make something for you. You can order a wrap at www.eastdetailing.com , and use coupon code “CashedOutCars” for 10% off your order! Now to actua

The BEST Exhausts for a 3.6L VR6 4-Motion Passat

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The 3.6L VR6 engine sounds great stock. But there are plenty of options to make it even better. This is a list of top picks for exhaust setups for the Volkswagen 3.6L VR6 4-Motion Passat, and the R36! R36 Passat, Sourced from Wikipedia The first thing I'd recommend doing to get more tone and aggression out of your car is a simple middle suitcase resonator delete. This will make your car sound slightly louder and add a bit of popping and crackling. It won't blow your ears off or drone too much, and it is a great budget option. Listen below!   This is a job that can easily be done with a few simple tools. Here's a video showing everything you'd need to do a resonator delete on your own. If you want to pay someone to do it it'll likely cost $100-$150, which isn't bad for the added tone! If that isn't enough you can remove the rear mufflers in addition to the resonator. There aren't any super high quality videos highlighting this, but here's a short cli

Broke and Boosted vs 2Broke2Boosted: Budget Turbo Miata Build Comparison

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TheCarPassionChannel’s Broke and Boosted is an extremely well known turbo build in the Miata community and beyond. Greg Peter’s videos are extremely helpful and informative, and have helped TONS of people turbo their Miatas over the years, with myself included. Broke and Boosted is 5 years old at this point, though, and new go-fast products have come out since then, meaning you can get more for your money than a “Broke and Boosted” style build. The Broke and Boosted series has had a lot of influence on my own budget turbo build, which cost me $1,050, coming in very close to Broke and Boosted’s budget.  This is why I built 2Broke2Boosted, my own version of a budget turbo MX5 Miata, that has far more potential for the money than the original "Broke and Boosted".  This article will highlight the differences between the two builds, and will shed light on new, inexpensive parts that allows for safe, easy turbocharging for cheap. This article is not meant to discredit the origina

Hood Vents Explained: What They Are, What They Do and Why We Use Them

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Hood vents are something often seen on high performance cars. The notably, the La Ferrari comes with them from the factory, as does the CTS-V, Mustang GT500, DB-11, and many, many more. But what is a hood vent, what does it do, and why do we use them? Today we’ll be going over just that. Let’s learn about hood vents together, and get right into it. To begin, let’s go over what a hood vent is. A hood vent is an aerodynamic device located in the hood that is designed to EXTRACT air from the engine bay. It’s openings are directed towards the rear of the vehicle. This is different than a hood SCOOP, which is designed to pull air into the engine bay. To sum this up, hood scoop’s openings face the front of the vehicle, and pull air in, hood vents face the rear, and help pull air out. But why would we want to pull air from the engine bay? Wouldn’t we want to force cold air into the engine bay to keep it cool? Perhaps force air into an intake? In some cases, yes, which i