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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

WolfBox Dash Cam Installation Guide | How To Install a Dash and Backup Camera

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In this article I'll go through how to install a WolfBox Dashcam . T he exact item we’re installing is a WolfBox G840S, but installations will be VERY similar for all dash and reverse cams. Also, if you want to save 10% at WolfBox's site , use coupon code "CashedOutCars". Let's get into it.   Since there’s several ways to use these cameras, I’ll cover them in stages, from the most basic installation, to a full on, factory style install.   1) Forward Cam Only   This is the EASIEST to install. Simply plug in your power cable to a cigarette lighter port. Mount your camera and display on your rear view mirror, using the included mounting straps. The unit should power up and begin recording, assuming there’s an SD card in there. If there's not, get an SD card and insert it into the slot. That’s literally it! You now have a forward facing dash cam.       2) Front and rear camera   To take your setup to the next step, we’ll install the rear camera. For this, we’ll ne

3D Mats Floor Mats Review | 3D MAXpider Kagu Floor Mats

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Today we're reviewing a set of all-weather, custom fit floor mats made by 3D Mats. I have two sets of the 3D MAXpider Kagu Floor Mats, one for a Mazda MX5 Miata, and one for a Jeep Wrangler. These were sent to me by 3D mats to try out, but this review is as unbias as it can be, given that. Before we get into it, you can save $10 with coupon code Cashed10. Now for my thoughts on these mats! The fit of these mats is great. They are truly a 3D molded mat, that fits the footwells of both the Jeep and the Miata very well. They have high sides to catch any dirt and debris, and prevent it from getting into your carpet. The Miata mats say they require minor trimming for the first generation car, which I have, but mine fit fine as is. The Jeep mats fit equally as well, though it was a bit tricky to line up the "catch" on the mat that prevents it from sliding around. These mats have a velco like backing on them that prevents them from sliding around in your vehicle. I found this to

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