Might as well get this out of the way. I usually lurk, search, read, then search some more.
But, let's just get an intro out of the way so i can contribute where I can when I'm ready.
Quick bio: Not new to mazdas
My first "car" build (i'd done 4x4's prior) was a POS mazda Rx7. In hindsight i should have bought a cleaner car, but i was cheap back then due to college.
Installed an LS1/4L60E
I learned plenty on the trip with that car. What to do right, what to do wrong...etc.
I moved onto a much better platform. A 93 Mazda FD. Bought it not running, threw a $20 sensor in it and it ran OK. I was not about to throw away money trying to mod a rotary
, so it was back to what i knew best. This time, with 6 gears of manual goodness.
Then there was the twin turbo C5:
The wifes DD:
Alright, so you get it, we're into mazdas.
Now to get to the one you actually care about. I bought this car for my wife (don't judge, i love my wife). She wanted an autox car, and I couldn't say no to that.
So my original intent on buying this car was to swap it with an LS1. After much thought, i think the cost would be too much, and i really would like a simpler approach. I landed here, and have been researching. I'm sure my plan will change, but I'm either going with a full FMII kit (mostly for simplicity, knowing full well the power/tuneability left on the table), or piecing together with their manifold+SR20 turbo+ MS. Again, still doing research, so I'll make a thread later on that.
Anyways, flame away. Noob, *** search omg killyourself DIAF get aids.