Supercharging My Budget Dream Car - More Power!


Installing An Edelbrock Supercharger On My 2016 Mazda MX-5
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My budget dream car is getting supercharged! In this video we install an Edelbrock Supercharger kit (stage 1) on my 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. This kit will bring power to around 200 horsepower at the wheels, with a max boost pressure of 8.25 PSI. Edelbrock claims it increases horsepower by 41% over stock and increases torque by 36% over stock.
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  • Engineering Explained
    Engineering Explained6 måneder siden

    Fun fact! If you add up the total cost for a '16 Miata Club (~19K or less), car wrap (~3K), and supercharger (~5K), you're at $27K, well under the price of a new Miata Club (~$31K club, ~$35K with BBS & Brembo package like this car has). Will it be as reliable as a new Miata? Absolutely not! Will it be more fun?! I think so! Big thanks to AutoTempest for sponsoring this episode!

  • Michael Pupko

    Michael Pupko

    3 måneder siden

    Awesome video guys. Was nvr in a Miata but the 3 was in my top couple choices of a new car last month. They gave me a little better deal on an Impreza, so that’s what I got.. next goal= wrx.

  • Naibaf Abdul Kobor

    Naibaf Abdul Kobor

    5 måneder siden

    @KakEvan - You should know better than anybody else if you can or cannot handle such a project.

  • Naibaf Abdul Kobor

    Naibaf Abdul Kobor

    6 måneder siden

    @Ignas Kasulaitis - Nobody has gained full access to the ND2 ECU so far. Some fiddling for NA tuning seems to work, but not enough to make the required adjustments for the supercharger. Also, EcuTek seems to be not interested into the ND2.

  • Noah Paez

    Noah Paez

    6 måneder siden

    @Aldi More wooooosh

  • Brizzix
    Brizzix7 timer siden

    another video on the nd miata :)

  • Waqar Ghulam
    Waqar Ghulam14 dager siden

    I know this guy takes no risks. Come on man you are a technical guy, with immense knowledge of cars and fidgeting around with a Miata?

  • Steven Lim
    Steven LimMåned siden

    the mini whiteboard was a knee slapper

  • BE109
    BE109Måned siden

    Love the "Jiffy Lube" skit sir!

  • Jasper Skallow
    Jasper SkallowMåned siden

    air filter skit, lol

  • HARSH bhandari
    HARSH bhandari2 måneder siden

    Hello there. I wanted to know if there is a similar Super charger kit with detailed instructions available for a Honda CiViC 2010. I have seen some videos on YT but they don't say the kit comes with a tutorial. Any suggestion would help.👍

  • Shave thatbear
    Shave thatbear2 måneder siden

    You need to give that thing a italian tune up every now and again to keep the valves clean.

  • Sankha Subhra Das
    Sankha Subhra Das2 måneder siden

    Is there any need to upgrade the engine internals? How much boost pressure can the stock engine handle?

  • Nic D
    Nic D2 måneder siden

    Why did you get rid of the s2000? Too much oversteer? Haha

  • glennkrick
    glennkrick2 måneder siden

    I have a 2016 Club there was not a yellow color option then? Has that car been repainted?

  • Not You
    Not You2 måneder siden

    Okay... the backup white board had me laughing. Can't you use something like green foam on the carbon?

  • J. D.
    J. D.2 måneder siden

    One love! Thank you

  • Mansittingundertheweirwoodtree
    Mansittingundertheweirwoodtree2 måneder siden

    That was proper good acting! And damned funny! props

  • simon lloyd
    simon lloyd2 måneder siden

    these guys would be great at presenting a TV show for pre school kids

  • Robert Tanksley
    Robert Tanksley3 måneder siden

    No he will argue that everything he owns is a R32 despite the fact they are in fact Golfs, and not skylines.

  • John Dean
    John Dean3 måneder siden

    I put that edelbrock supercharger on mine. The shaft in the bypass valve would constantly bind up. When that happens you get no boost and car makes 90hp. Happened to me on the dyno several times. Edelbrock sent us a new one. I have had it on the car for a couple years now and have decided to remove it. It make me hate the car. It puts out 207whp but its not worth the effort.

  • Ivan Knez
    Ivan Knez3 måneder siden

    That is good but when are you putting the pop ups

  • kamin. ho.
    kamin. ho.4 måneder siden

    I hope someone can see this. I want to supercharge my 2.0 Mazda 3 hatchback. Tell me it is possible to do it with this miata supercharger, since the engine is the same.

  • hill2button
    hill2button4 måneder siden

    Hey Jason, in the last 2 weeks I've driven an AP1 S2000 and a ND2 2.0 Miata. My guess is, at one point in your life, you will go back to the S2000. I had an S2000 for 7 years but I sold it. Selling an S2000 is always a mistake. Not to bash on MX5 by any means, but to me the feeling just isn't the same.

  • Damien Sheehan
    Damien Sheehan4 måneder siden

    The pipes dropped because you added fluid.

  • Hieu Hughes Le-Au
    Hieu Hughes Le-Au4 måneder siden

    LOL the engine filter bit got me! The classic! keep it up yall!

  • Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini
    Giovanni Vittorio Ambrosini4 måneder siden

    That guy likes Golfs

  • martinXY
    martinXY5 måneder siden

    Not gonna lie, I'm a little disappointed. People say "supercharger" and I think "Mad Max" (the first one).

  • martinXY
    martinXY5 måneder siden

    Jason: I want to put a supercharger in my Miata Charles: (thinks: this will be about a 8 hour job) Jason:... and I'll help you do it. Charles: No worries. 3 days should do it.

  • dMb
    dMb5 måneder siden

    I don't care about the supercharger. Where did you get that yellow Miata?

  • jdngerz
    jdngerz5 måneder siden

    "baaariiiiing a backup whiteboard....." #🤣🤣🤣

  • chester mcguire
    chester mcguire5 måneder siden

    Yeah, I’m going to run out tomorrow and trade my 2017 Z06 for a Miata!

  • Gold Wolf
    Gold Wolf5 måneder siden

    The nerds Miata is cooler but needs a spoiler. The hillbilly’s Miata needs to clean up them Headlights, get a paint job, and a spoiler.

  • Pasanjer pis ss
    Pasanjer pis ss5 måneder siden

    It's a very nice job but spark plug Nara doing best job i n.. 10:16

  • Abrah Cadabrah
    Abrah Cadabrah5 måneder siden

    This is a fun piece to watch. Cheers!

  • Ben Wickham
    Ben Wickham5 måneder siden

    5:08 "So, is [changing the air filter] something I can do myself?" Volkswagen: "No. In fact we'd prefer if you never even opened the bonnet yourself."

  • jso726
    jso7265 måneder siden

    8,000 point inspection, hahaha!

  • Prise_500
    Prise_5005 måneder siden

    Damn I thought to get my car faster I just had to buy a supercharger and attach it to my engine :(

  • Lu Kha
    Lu Kha5 måneder siden

    Glad to see you back with your project car 👍

  • Crux Interfacing Solutions
    Crux Interfacing Solutions5 måneder siden

    Very informative and well done, if you want to see other great 12 volt videos Thank you for the content

  • Brandon Blackmoor
    Brandon Blackmoor5 måneder siden

    Great video. The way engine compartments are designed nowadays is INSANE. I miss when the engine compartment had room for the engine *and* the hands of the people working on it. This is just ridiculous.

  • Andrae Wilson
    Andrae Wilson5 måneder siden

    Question can you supercharged a 2016 Jetta gli

  • Boosted Problems
    Boosted Problems5 måneder siden

    Awesome Work Fellas ! I love Supercharged Builds ! I just Finished Putting an Eaton M90 on my Subaru, Check out my Build If You Get a Chance.

  • HululusLabs
    HululusLabs5 måneder siden

    Haha one of the Miatas I'm looking at is actually in the video

  • Jacob Rafalson
    Jacob Rafalson5 måneder siden

    Yoooo, This was an awesome vid! Now I wonder if I can squeeze a supercharger into my car budget 🤔

  • Seiti
    Seiti5 måneder siden

    B-b-but the carbon deposits... :(

  • 5 måneder siden

    I wonder can i supercharged my w123 Mercedes Benz

  • Rhaegal
    Rhaegal5 måneder siden

    what wheels do you have on there?

  • Ryan Twomey
    Ryan Twomey6 måneder siden

    didn't explain the most important thing reason for supercharging instead of turbo

  • YomBouyashaka
    YomBouyashaka6 måneder siden

    Cool to see how you go about adding power upgrades to a real car, was so much easier in Gran Turismo and Forza! When I used to play those games, the boosting part was taking something like 3s but the tuning part to make it good on track was sometimes longer than 3 days xD

  • Mansoor Ali
    Mansoor Ali6 måneder siden

    Great video! Is that a TVS supercharger? Just a humble request. Please do a video on TVS superchargers (with a whiteboard) O:-)

  • thefinerthingsag
    thefinerthingsag6 måneder siden

    i literally laughed out loud when the second whiteboard came out. well done!

  • AlphA 743
    AlphA 7436 måneder siden

    That whiteboard is persistent and really wants to be in your videos... lol... As if the whiteboard is sentient...

  • Shorty Mack
    Shorty Mack6 måneder siden

    Already have a miata but I am convinced to get that Edelbrock SC, had me at a 3 year full power train warranty and people have great things to say about the tune it comes with and what was it 45% ish more horse power? Yes it's more like why not at that point

  • H3ntairican
    H3ntairican6 måneder siden

    Lol the air filter part was too realistic man! they used to always try and get my wife at every oil change at subaru with new filters and they come out with some old beat up air filter, i would tell her to reject it because i can just do it my self, im not paying 40 dollars for a air filter change 😆

  • Andy Cocchia
    Andy Cocchia6 måneder siden

    8,000 point inspection hahahaha

  • Syed Imdad
    Syed Imdad6 måneder siden

    Please Make a vedio on engine flush

  • sergio corona
    sergio corona6 måneder siden

    Bought a Miata and now your videos pop out in my feed lol. Cool videos bro very informative ✌️

  • Fred Taj
    Fred Taj6 måneder siden

    To much talking and more talking and more talking and not enough how to put a supercharger. Again more talking and talking and talking. This video sucks.

  • big balls
    big balls6 måneder siden

    4:19 I feel personally attacked. This happened to me the other week when taking my new car to get a service. dude comes out with a black air filter saying he has to change it and will cost $100.

  • Steven M
    Steven M6 måneder siden

    @Charles the Humble Mechanic - LMAO !

  • HumbleMechanic


    6 måneder siden


  • Nickybandz
    Nickybandz6 måneder siden

    8000 point inspection hahahahah

  • Brett Doster
    Brett Doster6 måneder siden

    Loved the stealership dance

  • luxon4
    luxon46 måneder siden

    wasnt his miata black? where is the video where he repainted it

  • Robot Munkee
    Robot Munkee6 måneder siden

    That shop need some acoustic treatments and a decent audio system

  • Jeff Benzos
    Jeff Benzos6 måneder siden

    Yeah man I'm looking to supercharge my Tesla. When's the video?

  • Noukz
    Noukz6 måneder siden

    You guys have the best chemistry of any couple on YT, I mean a duo :-)

  • Werlturtle
    Werlturtle6 måneder siden

    Humble mechanic is why I'm here shout out

  • HumbleMechanic


    6 måneder siden


  • Werlturtle
    Werlturtle6 måneder siden

    Charles my Guy 😎💯

  • badbasic
    badbasic6 måneder siden

    Sooo... The hardest part of installing a supercharger is installing the supercharger? Seems legit!

  • Brad K
    Brad K6 måneder siden

    @Engineering Explained @ Humble Mechanic if you did this job in a regular shop how many hrs would be charged to get this SC installed with the tune to make it all work? Also great job guy's!!

  • Mo Gumede
    Mo Gumede6 måneder siden

    Do you/ did you install a catch can in your car?

  • Kazzimec
    Kazzimec6 måneder siden

    I too, was convinced to buy a Miata!

  • N Companion
    N Companion6 måneder siden

    Why I used NOlocal vanced so I don't have to pay NOlocal to not watch ads just to watch this guys ads. Now I don't have to watch anyone's ads

  • Nicolas Baillargeon
    Nicolas Baillargeon6 måneder siden

    My guess is 220 HP

  • Jess Skye
    Jess Skye6 måneder siden

    This is such a fun video. I wish there was less dead space in the audio. Maybe some music would work🤷🏿‍♀️. Anyway, thanks for the content.

  • Mikołaj Dobielewski
    Mikołaj Dobielewski6 måneder siden

    But... wasn't the Miata you bought black?

  • Troy Morgan
    Troy Morgan6 måneder siden

    The 2.0 skyactiv-g engine is high compression (13:1). I have a 2015 mazda 3 2.5 skyactiv and I have searched high and low about adding forced induction, but everywhere I look people say it's not possible without expensive modification and engineering. How is this possible?

  • Naibaf Abdul Kobor
    Naibaf Abdul Kobor6 måneder siden

    Question @Engineering Explained: Did you remove the OBD2 connector from it's flabby wobbly mounting bracket on purpose? I found it to be notorious for a bad connection, in particular with the EcuTek cable. You never really know if it is fully plugged in or not.

    DARRIN WATTS6 måneder siden

    Wow if that's your dream car you have very low expectations

  • Joe's Junk
    Joe's Junk6 måneder siden

    I need to supercharge My shitbox auto civic. Got a bad left knee but love my Honda. Had an accord..on second thought I just need a newer v6 accord lol

  • Michael Lorenson
    Michael Lorenson6 måneder siden

    Not cleaning those gunked-up valves was a mistake. They were right there, exposed and accessible. That problem isn't going to fix itself. Now, you have to remove the supercharger to get back in there. Maybe an oil catch-can will prevent further buildup, maybe not. It should help, for sure. But the crap that's already there has a significant effect on airflow into the cylinders. To go through this whole expensive process, and not do this very important thing, well... [shakes head, look of withering condescension and disappointment upon critic's face]

  • Mitch Lec
    Mitch Lec6 måneder siden

    I'm really surprised that you've skipped cleaning the carbon build up off of your valves given all the knowledge that you have. Especially that you were right there with everything out of the way.

  • Peter Muller
    Peter Muller6 måneder siden

    How about a collab with HP Academy? Infinite loop of information.

  • D4Real
    D4Real6 måneder siden

    this was really interesting. good video

  • rushwal
    rushwal6 måneder siden

    OMG Every Dealership!!!! Honda wants to change the Cabin Air Filter every visit.

  • thenothingboy
    thenothingboy6 måneder siden

    But which website will help me find whiteboards at the best price?

  • Ralph Monta
    Ralph Monta6 måneder siden

    Somehow I want to be your neighbor guys 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • KingEnderman
    KingEnderman6 måneder siden

    Fenske looks like he’s high off his ass

  • MrSlash00r
    MrSlash00r6 måneder siden

    Wait - when did the Miata turn yellow?? I missed that video.

  • Craig Paramore
    Craig Paramore6 måneder siden

    Thanks for the honesty, details and reality of when things do not go perfectly.

  • Josue Sanitize your
    Josue Sanitize your6 måneder siden

    Imagine being the guy that works at the parts store and just selling to them would be the best

  • Maria Bernec Bernec
    Maria Bernec Bernec6 måneder siden

    This ia gay aometimes ...they high on weed 😂

  • Maria Bernec Bernec
    Maria Bernec Bernec6 måneder siden

    I want to buy miata but no money . I doubt fit inside also miata is not popular here where i live so you cant find to try it. 😅

  • Walter Filho
    Walter Filho6 måneder siden

    Excellent content, thank you very much! This supercharger also do the whining noise? Here we have Eaton for Superchargers too and I want to buy one in near future. With low pressure still needs the intercooler? I think something between 8,7 and 10,1 psi. Do CVT transmissions handle it? Idk if it can handle the additional torque even with a transmission oil cooler kit (I believe it must upgraded too) and when the CVT get hot under stress it do the whining noise too.

  • Greg Oneofakind
    Greg Oneofakind6 måneder siden

    Nice Job. What are those LED lights under-hood you are using ???

  • Akshat Gautam
    Akshat Gautam6 måneder siden

    White Board Gang!!🤙🏻

  • Garfish
    Garfish6 måneder siden

    That air filter looks about 10 minutes old. Still got another 100k on that. Talk to me when it's black

  • Clickmaster5k
    Clickmaster5k6 måneder siden

    I'm confused, according to what I learned from your own videos that appears to be a twin screw super charger not a roots?

  • Engineering Explained

    Engineering Explained

    6 måneder siden

    It's a roots. Here's my video explaining that it's a roots. :)

  • Travis Quartz
    Travis Quartz6 måneder siden

    LS3 (~5k) would make this car truly interesting and special. BTW I want to see one of these cars fitted with the the 2.3 ecoboost from a mustang. Or a mustang which weighs less than 2300 lbs (why not do both????). Superchargers are for v8's, don't remember any 4 cylinder supercharged race cars. I do remember from the 1980's sierra 2.0 cosworths (550+hp) racing in Australia! They were TURBO charged!

  • Matthew Hunter
    Matthew Hunter6 måneder siden

    Reminds me a bit of a monster Miata where Ford crammed a 5.0 engine in one for fun

    CHRIS BAMGBOYE6 måneder siden

    LOLOL @ the airfilter replacement!!!>...

  • cvsWebDesigns
    cvsWebDesigns6 måneder siden

    Can this go into an NB series?

  • Farhan
    Farhan6 måneder siden

    even the miata looked happier