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Old 04-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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I figured it was time to make a new build thread for my new car. I simply can not continue this on my last build thread. New car, bigger and better goals. My goals for this car is to achieve 350whp no matter what it takes. I will be starting off with a GT2871 and may end up with a GTX2867 here soon. Any thoughts, advice and suggestions on this build please let me know. I want this car done right and do not plan to rig this in any way like my old car.

Now, time for the pics

Some of you remember my old car.




Here is how it left my house.




After parting everything out I found a smoking deal on craigslist about 4 hours away. His price was a little out of my range. He wanted $6200+ TTL so I talked him down a bit. After talking for awhile I drove out to and took it home for $5300 cash with the TTL, so roughly $4900 for the car! I couldn't pass it up.

Car is a 2000 SE. So, 6 speed, 3.9 torsen, what else could I ask for?

Here it is back home after nearly 9 hours worth of driving there and back, well worth it! Here's my gay showing off my new ride








After getting it home and cleaned up I drove it for maybe a week or two, I had to start tearing into it! I picked up a 99 longblock for basically nothing and did a all forged bottom end.

Specs:
SuperTech 8.6:1 pistons, .020 bore
Scat 4343 forged h-beam rods
Polished crank
Balanced internals
ARP Head studs
New reworked OEM oil pump
Stock head, valve job, new seals.
BEGI coolant reroute

I can imagine a few people are asking, what's in the box?!?!? Well I can't contain my excitement any longer. Here you go gays!














Now, time for the real pics.













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fast back looks awesome, I placed and order for a one a while ago, waiting patiently!
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Thanks! I love it, needs to be lowered a bit but it looks great while driving.

The paint matched perfectly. I just need to buff the car it should look 10x better
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Everyone is going to ask you what kind of car that is from this point on now, haha. I might just paint mine gloss black since my car is red it might not look so bad
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Driving it yesterday/today everyone on the streets was staring at it. Looking for badges most likely, I might just put the old mazda logo on it to throw some people off. But I like the car de-badged
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crap dude, you are making some MOVES!! very nice, 'grats
Can't wait to see the finished product with the 350whp goal.....I happen to have the same goal

The car looks great already. Very nice fastback top
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Thanks! I have been following yours just waiting for your turbo setup, I hate this waiting game.

Currently waiting for my ECU from Dimitris. After I get my new MS3 I will start focusing on my turbo setup. Right now I have talked to Gary with Track Dog Racing and I may be buying his over the radiator setup, I don't know any other way to go. It is either Gary's kit or do a custom OTR setup, which will cost me just under what Gary's kit would so it makes sense to buy his. I am weighing my options right now.

But the future setup is as follows:
Built engine (have)
MS3 (waiting)
ID 1000cc injectors (have)
DW300 pump (on its way)
Honda intake (looking)
Stage 3 snow meth kit (on its way)
Bigger radiator (have)
GT2871 (have)
ARTech exhaust/manifold (have)
Harddog M2 (on its way)
Oil cooler (have)

What am I missing here? Anything else I need to be considering? For a casual track mostly street car, what suspension should I get?
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Really nice car.
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Missing BE oil pump and a damper. Looking really good though! Don't do everything right just to have your oil pump fail. that would be super
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If it was a track car then I would do the oil pump, and damper is definitely on my list. This thing sees the street more than it ever will a track, if I even track it.
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Did they ever make it to where you still have a trunk with the fastback?

I still think the stock coupe version of the miata is best looking all around. So very rare though :(

Why you build motor before MS?! D:
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I was going to say the same: missing the BE pump, but on a street car its not as crucial.

What does the TDR otr setup cost? I have a very hard time believing it would cost just under to piece together your own. I dunno
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Did they ever make it to where you still have a trunk with the fastback?

I still think the stock coupe version of the miata is best looking all around. So very rare though :(

Why you build motor before MS?! D:
Yes I have full access to my trunk.

I built it so I could get the motor broke in before I tried to tune a freshly built motor. Only difference is compression, I wouldn't see it hurting anything.
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I was going to say the same: missing the BE pump, but on a street car its not as crucial.

What does the TDR otr setup cost? I have a very hard time believing it would cost just under to piece together your own. I dunno
I understand this as well... just seems silly to put so much time and money into something to not insure it for a extra couple hundred. I'm sure you'll be fine with the stock one w/ a damper.
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I was going to say the same: missing the BE pump, but on a street car its not as crucial.

What does the TDR otr setup cost? I have a very hard time believing it would cost just under to piece together your own. I dunno
Since i'm local and will pick it up $995 cash. Having a I/C built will cost me $500+, piping, couplers, labor in making mounts, ducting, all that crap. I feel it wouldn't be that far off from the TDR kit. The hot side just seems to be a bitch if I try to route it like others, and I do not want to cut behind the headlight since I have NB1 lights.
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I understand this as well... just seems silly to put so much time and money into something to not insure it for a extra couple hundred. I'm sure you'll be fine with the stock one w/ a damper.
The real question is which damper! SuperMiata seems to be my best bet, I don't remember the other/s
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ATI damper from FM. I don't think one is better than the next. Super Miata is less money.
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I am noobish when it comes to this.

From 949:
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4T trigger wheel: For 96-05 using OEM Crank Angle Sensor and ignition triggering

12+1T trigger wheel: For any user with programmable ECU using either 12T, 12-1T or 12+1T

36+1T trigger wheel: For any user with programmable ECU using either 36T, 36-1T or 36+1T
What's the differences?
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Depends on what trigger setup you go with. Neither of those is for stock trigger setup IIRC
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Damn, baller parts. Subscribed to see how they all come together.
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