Howdy, I'm DJ. Bout a month ago, bought a beater 1990 Miata. My other car is an 08 GTI sitting at around 250whp.
Always wanted a Miata, finally came across one for the right price - some body damage (needs a rear QP replaced), but the top is like-new, drives great, and has been a BLAST. My VW was unregistered for a couple weeks, so I had to drive the Miata down to Georgia for a VW show. 2200 mile round trip, and she did great. This was after owning it for a week. **** it, hop in and go
On the way to the show, we did Tail of the Dragon for a few days. I used to live in NC and visited the Dragon often, so I'm quite familiar with the road. Hit it all the time with my GTI. The Miata is... a whole different animal out there. Probably the most fun I've had with my clothes on. Chased down a 370z.
The car came with an 8lb CM flywheel, Clutchmasters Stage 1 clutch, Racing Beat springs (uninstalled, they came in the trunk), cone filter intake, front and rear RB sway bars, head gasket and timing belt have been replaced.
The plan in the future is to sell the bags from my GTI and boost this turd. Start at ~150whp and work my way up (overall goal is 250whp, but that will take more $$ than I think on a 1.6). BEGI Shanghai-S, then add injectors, FMIC, MS, LC-1, etc. I really like the MSPNP. Is the DIYPNP any different from it? I have no fear of electronic assembly - I'm an electrical engineer with lots of SMT experience. Hoping my clutch holds up to the added power.
Now, for the part everyone loves. Pictures!
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(Blue tape because we were going to a VW show - everyone blue tapes the front of their car, so I decided to blue tape lots of my car)
The GTI, cause why not (it's much better to look at):
As it sits now with a flat black bumper that I let people write on: