02-05-2008, 09:21 AM
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Well, I live in Indianapolis. Mine is a 1990. Red with white stripes.
-Used to race it in Autocross, won Indianapolis Region STS2 class in 2007.
-Took it to nationals and got 20 out of around 30 people but thats because I'm not a very good driver.
Paint is not bad, front bumper is a little faded.
No rust because I bought it in Alabama 2 years ago.
On the trip home the engine ate 2 quarts of oil, needed a new engine. I went to the junkard and got a 1990 engine with 93,000. Compression test is great at 180 on all cylinders, leak down test said 5-6 on each cylinder which is great too.
-The chassis has 126k and the engine has 109000 now.
-I put manual steering and removed the air conditioner.
-New belts, water pump, seals, when I installed the junkyard engine.
-New 1.6 brake calipers and Raybestos pads up front matched to Hawk HP+ in the back (only way to make braking balanced)
-Stainless steel brake lines
-New ball joints
-New engine undertray plastic (trimmed to fit Intercooler piping)
-1 year old top
-Fidanza 7lb flywheel
-New clutch cylinder
-Begi S-turbo kit (GT2554r) ball bearing (Bought it new two months ago) Bellengineering.net
-FM 1 intercooler
-OBX machined underdrive pulley.
-Godspeed Alum. Radiator
-Fans wired in parallel
-Begi diverted gases stainless steel downpipe
-2.5 to 3 exhaust with mandrel bends and Magnaflow muffler and 3 inch stainless tip.
-Megasquirt Plug and PLay from diyautotune.com
-Electronic Boost control (control boost from your laptop).
-No AFM, GM IAT sensor
-LC1 wideband with Digital gauge.
-Begi Boost gauge.
Suspension (I would like to keep the suspension and put back the stock suspension)
-Custom rear shock mounts.
-Mazdaspeed front shock mounts.
-Koni Yellows all around. (The front ones have race revalving)
-Ground Control coilovers, 800lbs in front and 500lbs in back (H&R springs)
-RB 15/16 hollow front sway bar
-15" black wheels (15lbs each)
-60-70% tread left on Hankook 195-60/15
It still has the 1.6 VLSD and its making some noise, you will need to upgrade to a 1.8 diff.
I got hit and run and they broke the license plate panel. I put a new one in but the color is not a perfect match. I also put some ugly "Euro-taillights" on because one of the stock ones broke and I got the euro ones for free. But dont worry the car is not "ricer"
Let me know exactly what you have and I'll see if I like it. As I said I'll probably keep the suspension.
Please send me pictures too.