05-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Join Date: May 2012
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Hello from Chattanooga
I recently purchased a 1999 bone stock miata 5 speed with 58k miles on it. Drove it for about 2 weeks stock before jumping in with both feet and ordering a "few" upgrades. This car will be a DD for trips through the mountains of the southeast, casual auto cross (oxymoron?), occasional track days, but mostly just something I enjoy being behind the wheel of. So onto the...few upgrades...
FmII turbo kit with hydra ecu
Fm 3in exhaust system
Upgraded clutch/light weight flywheel
V-maxx coilovers and fm sways
M2 hard dog roll bar
6UL 15x9 wheels
Hankook ventus rs3s
Maybe few wasn't the best word, but moving on. So far my only item to arrive yet is my roll bar, so I'm quite anxious waiting for all my parts. What I was aiming for with this set up is solid performance and handling without sacrificing too much comfort (my wife will be riding shot gun most days)and as much power as possible without having to build the engine or replace too many parts (rear end, transmission, rods, etc).
I look forward to being a part of such an informative, no nonsense community and am prepared to learn as much as I can, hopefully avoiding learning the "hard way" whenever possible.
I know people will have different opinions on ideal set-ups, but does it appear I've overlooked any obvious bits or pieces?
Thanks in advance and here I go on what I'm sure is just the start to a long journey...