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Old 06-18-2009, 07:54 PM   #1
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I've been on this forum for about a year and a half and have never really posted any pics of my car. My miata is a '94. It has 125,000 miles on it and has a very strong engine.

Since I got my car in December of 07, I knew that it would be a dedicated track car. The car is street legal, but I only ever drive it to and from the track. In the DFW area, we have Motorsport Ranch and Eagles Canyon. Both tracks are within an hour and a half from me. I go to Hallett at least once year and that's about 4 hours away. I've made alot of changes to the car in the last month.

This is where the car stands right now:

Exterior:
Matte Black 15x9 6uls w/ 225/45/15 NT01's
Moss Low Profile Headlights
R-package front lip
Rear bumper cut in half
Metro motorsports tow hook
Lexan vent windows from advanced autosports
Turn Signal Intakes
Interior:
Sparco Fighter seat in Red
Sparco 5 point harness
Sparco R345 steering wheel
Hard Dog Hard Core Double Diagonal w/harness bar
Hard Dog Door bars
Mazdaspeed Trap Timer
gutted interior with some herculiner
half dash
stripped down wiring harness
relocated ecu and wiring
Engine/Performance:
Monsterflow Carbon Fiber Intake
Gibb Header
FM single tip exhaust
FM high flow cat
Indigo Racing Underdrive pulley
TDR Dog Pack: 1.6 Spec 2+ clutch, aluminum pressure plate, aluminum flywheel
PWR Radiator w/ TDR silicone radiator hoses
TDR Radiator Panel
Magnecore Wires
Drivetrain/Brakes:
Tein Mono-Flex with 12/8kg springs
Racing beat Sways w/brace
TDR endlinks
Beatrush STB
Beatrush rear ladder brace
Carbing Transmission brace
Mazdaspeed motor mounts
TDR brakes lines
Hawk DTC-30 pads
4.3 torsen
All motul fluids in brakes, trans and diff

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Wheres the turbo?
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lol. It only took two minutes for one of you guys to ask. :P

I just recently picked up a '97 turbo miata for a daily. Pics to come in the future...
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With all the mods you've made it's still a momentum car. You learn really good track habits driving something like that. When you get tired of putting around everything's in place to support some real power. Put another 100+ HP to the wheels and really tear up the track!
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lol. It only took two minutes for one of you guys to ask. :P

I just recently picked up a '97 turbo miata for a daily. Pics to come in the future...
Its a new trend to own a turbo and an NA miata both with bullshit tan interior apparently. You'd think that between our 4 cars we could find a god damn black interior to swap in.
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I'm in love with the Black 6ULs.

You gotta come down to Harris Hill and tear it up sometime. They're having a HPDE in July sometime.

Chris
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I'm in love with the Black 6ULs.

You gotta come down to Harris Hill and tear it up sometime. They're having a HPDE in July sometime.

Chris
I need to tune his car on Steve's dyno when he gets MS in.
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half dash + spare tire = fail
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The car is street legal, but I only ever drive it to and from the track.
I take it out once I get to the track.
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Its a new trend to own a turbo and an NA miata both with bullshit tan interior apparently. You'd think that between our 4 cars we could find a god damn black interior to swap in.
My track car doesn't have any tan in it. The tan in the turbo is gross.
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Tan makes me horney........
Except peanut butter tan.
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I take it out once I get to the track.
John,
Have you weighed it recently?

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Have you weighed it recently?

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No. I've been wanting to weigh it for a while.
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John, its nice to finally see your car. Were both rockin the matt black 15x9s now.

Looking good.
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Here's some video of my car from 2 weekends ago at Eagles Canyon. My first time at this track and I got the opportunity to instruct. Video is of the last instructor session of the day. Thomas Hiromoto is in the black MX5 in video 1 of 2.
All of my lap times were 2:12.xx with my fastest being a 2:12.40


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those straights are ssssoooooo long and boooorrriiinngg. even with boost you want to just stab your eyes out.
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Updates: I've been in the process of changing/upgrading alot of parts on the car for preference and TX miata challenge.
I had to sell parts off of the car to afford to purchase the new parts.

The parts that came off the car were:
Sparco Fighter seat in Red with custom seat bracket
Sparco R345 steering wheel
TDR Dog Pack
Monsterflow Carbon Fiber intake kit with heatshield and K&N filter
Flyin Miata single tip catback

Here's what the car has looked like for the last month:
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Some simple part changes I've been wanting to do:

Oil Sandwich plate for oil temp, swap to a 2nd gen starter, and replace looped clutch line with straight, sleeved stainless steel line.

1st gen. starter = 10 pounds. 2nd gen. starter = 6 pounds
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I'm swapping a 1.6 dash into the car because it's light and I like the way it looks compared to my "California half dash/dashpod". If competition in TXMC is so close that I need to lose some weight, I can remove it with 3 screws and a bolt.

I'm running the vital gauges for my car since it's n/a: Water temp, 02 and Oil Temp. I mounted the gauges in the panel and made a plug and play wiring harness for them to make installation/removal simpler.

Thanks to CSpence for the gauge panel. The quality, fit and price were perfect!
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