I sold my 1996 Miata a couple of weeks ago, and didn't even make it a month before buying another Miata. The old car was red paint with black interior, and had 135K miles. I changed the timing belt when I got it, put in a Hard Dog Hardcore roll bar, and put 2000 miles on the car in 3 years...
I bought a replacement Miata last weekend. It's a 2000, 38k miles, black paint, black cloth interior, black top. I've actually driven this one, almost 600 miles in a week! Granted, 400 was that from Baltimore to home, but I still daily drove it all week. I would like to put bronze 15" 6UL on the car, and an Ace roll bar.
My plans with this car are to build a capable Auto X, HPDE, and daily driver.
I've had turbo cars before, the most potent one was a FD RX-7. I got it bone stock with 29102 miles, and turned it into a single turbo 413rwhp monster. And it sucked. I totally ruined that car by making it unbelievably loud, no PS, no AC, no ***** below 4500rpm. I want to avoid this with my new Miata.
I want to build this Miata to be a daily driver, but still have twice the power of a stock Miata. I've looked at the FFS kits, and was sold on them until I started researching on this site. I've considered the Rotrex kit, but would like to see what Jackson Racing ends up doing with them. I've considered turbo, but am worried that it will lead me down the addictive path of a little more boost, a little bigger turbo, and I would end up ruining another Mazda.
I basically want to make the maximum daily drive-able HP on a stock engine. Suggestions are welcome, thanks.