I've been on this site quite a bit and decided it was time to join. about 2 years ago I bought my 99 bone stock with a second set of wheels and a new-in-the-box soft top for $3200 (150k miles). but soon found out it burned more oil than fuel.
After absolutely falling in love with the car and getting inspired by a ride in Bryan's Fab9 insanely fast NB, I decided I was going to build and turbo my miata.
But, first things first, I bought a cracked and crappy hardtop for $450 bucks and threw on the gold konigs that came with the car, and my dad got me an early birthday present of a hard dog roll bar that him and I put in.
Me and the miata (which I have named Jack the Ripster, Ripper for short) went to our first track day at Waterford raceway, where I spun out twice, but had an absolute blast.
That winter, my boyfriend (at the time) and I pulled the motor, and put in supertech forged pistons, manley rods, and all new bearings along with some "while we're in there" goodies like a gates timing belt, new water pump, etc.
I also found a color matched hardtop for a great deal and a stage 21 louvered hood which I couldn't pass up. That winter Ripper also got HKS hipermax coils and some XXR527s, so he was really starting to look good. I also made him some front canards and a hardtop spoiler out of acrylic.
I had then taken him out to California with me for an internship, were I got the experience of a lifetime driving thru the canyon roads in my miata. It felt so meant to be.
While I was in California, I picked up a whole new rear subframe with a torsen diff!
This winter, I have been working on turbo'ing him, but the process has been moving quite slowly as I run into things I don't know or am waiting on parts. I also don't have much help, so if you're an expert and live in Michigan, hit me up! I went with an EFR BW 6258 with Fab9s mani and dp, stage 2 intercooler, AEM ems 4, deatchwerks 1000cc injectors, walbro 190 high pressure pump, Tial wastegate, turbosmart BOV, uego wideband, etc
Also invested in a Wilwood big brake kit and spent a little time making my interior a little more homley
And thats where I'm at today. Can't wait to get it running again so I can drive it!
Hope you guys enjoyed my quick little story/intro to my car and I