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Old 05-11-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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Year: 1997
Package: B Package
Miles: 80,000
Color: Red

Plan: I will be back from Afghanistan for two weeks this summer, so I plan to install everything when I get home. I am going for 3-4 days. If it takes longer than so be it.

Goal: The Miata will be daily driven, with quite a few cross country trips in the future. I wanted ride comfort to be present, but not overwhelming. I still prefer to feel the car. As for power, I don't expect, or want, more than 200whp. I am shooting for 170-180whp. In the future I will probably go with a MS and upgrade fuel delivery and shoot for a bit more power.

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You have got your work cut out for ya. I'll be pulling for you to get it done, though. Given your personal circumstances and tight time constraints, I don't think anyone can fault you for not going DIY.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:36 AM   #3
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Here are two pictures of the car right after my friend picked up from the dealer in Ohio. The black one is my friends, the red one is mine.




I will try and get the pics of the parts sometime later today.
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Coolant Reroute


Rota RB - Hyper Black


Rota RB - Hyper Black


Momo Steering Wheel + Adapter
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Nice "from behind the steering wheel" shot


















Sorry about the image sizes, any bigger and i'd be here all day trying to upload just one picture.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:33 PM   #6
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More pictures.

Nice picture, sooooooo clean


Hard Dog M2 - Safety First


Nitto Neo Gens: 205/50R15, They look kinda big...


Pretty clean.. about to be minus P/S minus A/C and plus TUUURBOZ


My favorite picture of the car yet, the body lines are perfect.
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Figured I post a parts list for the build. Everything has arrived, or on it's way except the Boundary Frame Rail Stiffeners.

Transmisison:
+Braided Clutch Line
+FM Happy Meal
+Lightweight Flywheel (10.3lbs)
+Level 1 Clutch (318lb/ft)
+Polyurethane Differential Mounts

Engine:
+Oil Filter
+Fuel Filter
+Timing Belt + Pulleys
+Water Pump
+Mazda Competition Motor Mounts
+NGK Extended Reach Spark Plugs Heat #6
+Magnecor 8.5mm Spark Plug Wires
+FM Voodoo2 Turbo Kit
+19" FM Intercooler
+Ceramic GT2560R
+Ceramic Turbo Manifold
+Ceramic Turbo Outlet
+Water/Oil Hard Lines
+FM Turbo Exhaust
+2.5" Race Pipe
+Coolant Reroute Kit

Brakes
+FM Brake Kit
+Porterfield Front Pads
+Porterfield Rear Pads
+Braided Brake Line Kit
+DOT 4 Brake Fluid
+Rotor Set (Slotted) Front
+Rotor Set (Slotted) Rear

Safety
+HardDog Sport M2 Roll Bar (Dual Diagonal)

Suspension
+Manual Steering Rack
+FM Suspension Kit, Stage 2.5
+FM Spring Set
+Shock/Tokico Illumina Front
+Shock/Tokico Illumina Rear
+FM Performance Sway Bar Set
+FM Shock Mount (Rear) w/ Bump Stops (10mm)
+FM Set of Bump Stops for FM Shock Mounts
+Rota RB 15x8 +30
+205/50R15 Nitto Neo Gen
Boundary Engineering Frame Rail Stiffeners

Electronics
+AEM Wideband O2 Kit w/ Guage

Interior
+Momo Tuner Steering Wheel w/ Momo Hub Adapter


Still trying for 3-4 days or so. I know it's a lot, but I have a pretty good amount of non-miata car experience. As long as something major doesn't break, that involves ordering something, the installs should be pretty straight forward.

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Well I just made an impulse buy last night, saw a 88 RX-7 Clutch Type LSD off an Automatic for a good deal. Had to grab it, so now I have an LSD to put on!! Since it is the Automatic version it will have the 3.909 ratio, which was the selling point for me. This is the LAST part I will buy for this summers build...
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Well I just made an impulse buy last night, saw a 88 RX-7 Clutch Type LSD off an Automatic for a good deal. Had to grab it, so now I have an LSD to put on!! Since it is the Automatic version it will have the 3.909 ratio, which was the selling point for me. This is the LAST part I will buy for this summers build...
Good **** man. How much, if you don't mind me asking?
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200 Shipped, which I felt was fair considering it only had 60k on it. I was going to wait and try and get one in a junk yard around me, but really didn't want to take the chance of not finding one in time.
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The FM shipment has ARRIVED!!
I won't insult your intelligence by labeling everything..
FM really likes to put their names on stuff. Not a problem. The Intercooler will be showing the non "FM" side when mounted. Nothing against FM, I love them. But I am just not down with it.

ENJOY!






















































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Very nice. We have pretty much the same exact car. Red 97 with a hard top and we are both going about things pretty similarly. If you need a extra hand at all to meet your time limit let me know. I'm 45 minutes out of chicago
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A few more...














Shout out to my friend who was kind enough to man handle all my parts and take pictures for me well I cry here in Afghanistan looking at the pictures
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Very nice. We have pretty much the same exact car. Red 97 with a hard top and we are both going about things pretty similarly. If you need a extra hand at all to meet your time limit let me know. I'm 45 minutes out of chicago
I was unsure if I would like red, but with the hard top it just makes the car look amazing. Now I don't think I would want any other color.

I may take you up on that offer. My friend (the one taking the pics) is going to be helping me out, but he has a full time job, so I will be doing a lot of it by myself.

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Wow... that is alot of **** to bolt on. Mine took a little over 64hrs to complete
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Wow... that is alot of **** to bolt on. Mine took a little over 64hrs to complete
Yes, I am hoping it just bolts on... But I have a feeling I will probably run into a few problems here and there.
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Wow, that looks like a lot of money to spend at once lol
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A few more to hold me over until my install, which is actually only about a week or so away.







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Now thats how to spend some money!! Good luck with your install
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Wow man, looking good. That's going to be one MONSTER install party.
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