B6P-t or 13b carby or 13 turbo?


Asked by Oct 02, 2009 at 09:08 PM about the 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Question type: Car Customization

I want to make my gutlesssss Miata have more power. I love rotaries and i have 2 rx7's. An '88 Turbo II drift car and an '80 Sa22. I want to turbo my stock motor, put a carburated 13b, or a 13b-t. The B6P-t and 13b carby would be about the same price and the 13b-t would be like twice as much. What should i do?

It is a 1991 Mazda Miata. It is SLAMMED on 5" dished 13's and it has a welded diff. YES i drift it.

4 Answers


Well, a rotary would be seriously sweet in a Miata :) and it's cool that you drift it, i'd say whatever floats your boat, both paths would have plenty of performance potential, with the standard engine having more all around long term reliability (go 100s of thousands of miles without a rebuild). Good luck whatever choice you make :)


Well my stock motor has 2009,000 miles and it runs SUPER strong. I want a 13b carby really bad.


well, something else to consider is complexity, it would be a lot simpler (i'm assuming) to modify the stock motor already there, than to swap it for a very different one and modify the new engine.... though, it sounds like you wouldn't have too much of a problem


injected 13b turbo. 1.3 litres 400+ horses. maybe 1750 lbs. any questions?

Your Answer

MX-5 Miata

Looking for a Used MX-5 Miata in your area?

CarGurus has 4,361 nationwide MX-5 Miata listings starting at $1,500.


Mazda MX-5 Miata Experts

  • #1
    Michael Kane
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
287 Great Deals out of 38,472 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
107 Great Deals out of 15,743 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 30,156 listings starting at $4,980
Used BMW 3 Series
900 Great Deals out of 32,982 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Civic
374 Great Deals out of 51,351 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 1,502 listings starting at $21,626
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 362 listings starting at $15,550
2015 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $13,500
2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
63 listings starting at $13,799
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata For Sale
78 listings starting at $10,564

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.