I've been reading here forever so it seems like a good time to finally post.
I'm Nick, I got my '99 three years ago. I came to a bit of a crossroads last year where I was just bored of the stock power on my car, it didn't help that a friend of mine had got a S2k. At first I was leaning towards just getting a S2k since I had wanted one before just didn't want to pay for the insurance on them and now my insurance has dropped a lot. However I still prefer the handling of the Miata over the S2. So I then decided I would go for boost instead. I joined the local Miata club and meet some FI guys (one older FM, and a MP62). I got a ride in the MP62 car (FormerDatsun510man's from m.net) and liked it but after driving the car with the FM kit my fate was sealed, I knew I wanted to go turbo then.
Also earlier this year in April I ruined my engine (got to see a rad explode closer than I'd have liked
), so having to invest more in the Miata means I am going to keep it until I drive it into the ground now. I got the new engine from TDR in August, went ahead and replaced the the motor mounts with MS ones and replaced the clutch with an ACT.
Plan I have now is to first get a ECU (Xede, MS, Hydra), a BEGI s kit, and piece my way to around 230-250rwhp.
I know TTIUWP so here are a few.
The last day my engine was alive. :(