Customer Reviews 4 item(s)
- FM2 2554R 1991 NA6
I had a shop here in Maine install an FM2 Turbo combo consisting of a 2554R, Full FM Exhaust, Clutch Happy Meal with light flywheel and MS2 engine management. The end result was 205WHP (more than double the 95 it had on the same dyno prior to installation). 200hp in one of these cars is nothing short of amazing. The shop claimed the kit was one of the best-fitted and most complete they had ever had the privilege of working with. Very happy with fit and finish, and the quality of parts is second to none.
- Legal and real power for your NA Miata
I ordered this stage 1 kit for my 91 Miata last year holiday season. And have one of my friend who is a auto shop owner to installed for me on his leisure time and it took about two weeks to finish with couple hrs a day with me on side help him out. He told me the instruction is very detailed and he didn't have any problem to install the kit. Since this is my daily driver (45 miles) to the office I thought the drive ability will suffer and the gas mileage will reduce in a big way as I'm getting more than 50% of additional horse power and torque to the little 1.6 engine. And I was wrong, I'm getting consistence local/highway combined 22 mpg compare with 28 mpg before the turbo install. That's 21% decrease in fuel economy with 50% + gain in power is well worth it. And the drive ability below 3000rpm Miata feels normal, then after 3000rpm and turbo start to boost up and boy what a night and day difference for passing a slower vehicle under any condition especially up hill just step on the gas paddle in 5th gear and car will just keep accelerate which this surprised my passenger and knowing that this is CA smog legal is a icing on the cake for me. Highly recommended if you are looking for legal and real power for your Miata this is the only after market kit for you.
I also made this upgrade part of an extended total project for my 1990 1.6 (150K on the odometer, 71k on the replacement J-Spec Motor) - Turbo, MS Motor Mounts, FM Springs, FM Rear Shock Mounts, Paco MotorSports Braces, Delrin Door Bushings, Coolant Reroute, FM Adjustable End Links, MiataRoadster Shortshifter, and a full tune up (Water Pump, Belts, Etc).
The only additional items I had to purchase were gaskets I ripped (Be careful with the gasket if you opt for the hard oil lines). I made more support calls to FM than I care to admit to make sure my install was correct. Awesome support. Most difficult part of install for me was also installation of turbo outlet IC pipe to the IC which route in the same area of the lower radiator hose AND the hard oil line which is in this same area. Turns out there is only one exact correct way to route these together without crimping or distorting the hoses. Took a few install attempts to get it just right. Then everything fit perfectly.
I had the transmission out of the car for my install. Note:If you have your tranny out, the engine will lean forward and make the oil pan drill difficult. I had to use a jack to push the engine back into place to line the drill up properly.
I had a NASTY electrical issue (due to previous owner) that FM support spent weeks with me on trying to figure out. I can't thank them enough for staying calm as I was losing my mind.
Power is amazing and delivered so smoothly. The SOUND takes the car to an 11. It's not obnoxiously loud, its snarly and mean and I LOVE IT. Also when you're cruising out of boost she sounds like normal, so no worries about droning on long cruises.
Completely Ecstatic customer for life.
- CARB turbo into 1990 1.6
I made the upgrade part of an extended total project for my 1990 1.6 (150K on the odometer) - CARB turbo package, clutch package (FM happy meal) and rear differential (4.1 torsen).
Took my time, about three months, part time several short days per week. All parts were in the turbo package. I didn't need to purchase any thing additional. Made periodic support calls to FM to make sure my progress and install decisions were correct. Awesome support. Most difficult part of install for me was installation of turbo outlet IC pipe to the IC which route in the same area of the lower radiator hose. Turns out there is only one exact correct way to route these together without crimping or distorting the hoses. Took a few install attempts to get it just right. Then everything fit perfectly.
I had the engine and transmission out of the car for my install. When completed, started right up. No leaks or issues. Running timing at 4 degrees and boost at 6 PSIG first 500 miles as part of the break-in protocol for system and new clutch. Plenty of power - surprisingly, much faster than my stock 2005 MSM even at these low boost levels.
Totally happy customer with the product, service and the final result.