I figured I should start a build thread for my 01 se miata as seen in the pictures below:
And an older picture before the turbo was installed 100%:
I missed having a turbo miata and circumstances changed making it possible to own one again. I have been hunting a 2001 se for some time and I purchased this car sight unseen on ebay last year. I wish I had gotten a PPI because when I took delivery of the car I noticed the pilot bearing was shot, the car had an aftermarket security system that made the windows and door locks operate funky, and there was yellow paint on the soft top.
The car also had some cheesy modifications such as an electronic exhaust cutout (I admit I did play with this a little when I found it
), a chrome style bar, a super JDM password tow hook, LEDs around the headlights, and an rpm and battery volts gauges mounted on the a pillar. I am not sure what the wheels are on the car but I assume some budget knockoff JDM wheel judging from the POs taste in other mods. I think they say A-Tech on them. Dunno- I plan to replace with 6uls like everyone else that owns a miata. The miata had copious amounts of ping pong ***** hidden throughout. Apparently the PO was a pro table tennis guy which is kinda cool I guess.
The first thing I did was spend all the monies. I bought a set of ID 725's and an MTX-L on this forum, an MS3 basic from rev, and an FM happy meal, and a walbro 190lhp fuel pump. Car put down something like 120hp on the baseline dyno after MS'ed. (This is on a dynocom dyno I assume its similar to a dynojet)
Fast forward to present day: The car now sits with a begi s4 kit with a 2860rs. I also installed a koyo radiator, FM stage 2 airflow kit, MTX-D oil pressure/temp gauge, VDO boost gauge, and 3" artech exhaust with a resonator and cat. Although it has a 7psi garrett actuator I am seeing 10psi with creep to 14psi the last few rpm to redline. Car put down ~250hp/230ft/lbs on the same dynocom dyno. Heres a really crappy dyno sheet. Not sure why there is not much info like AFR/Boost or correction used. RPM was just cut off in the picture. The pull was from 2k-7k RPM
Anywho the car is a blast. I know people on this forum hate on the disco potato but coming from a godspeed 3076 this thing spools so much better. Overall I am very satisfied with the cars performance. I just need to get a real roll bar, real wheels, and I will be set.
Feel free to post comments or question or disregard this thread completely. I will update this thread if anything interesting ever happens or just to add media. Thanks for looking!