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Old 04-08-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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I'm bored and I've never had a build thread so wtf.

I first bought my Miata for $2000 in Nov 06. It was bone stock with 170k on the clock.
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I had a set of 16" wheels that I wasn't using so I put them on the Miata. Mind you this was before I knew anything about these little cars. Those wheels weighed 25 lbs without tires.
I also added a Home depot lip, ricer hood spacers and a tokico illumina suspension kit.
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Shortly after that I met Rich (soflarick). He taught me about wheels weights and then sold me his Konig Heliums with 205/50 RS2's on them. I also added a roll bar, an ebay cat back and a "DIY cold air intake" and FM sway bars.


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Then I met a fella we know as Hyper and bought this from him.
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I diy'd my own piping and ran an begi afpr with the timing retarded to 6*.
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Car was over heating so in went a Godspeed rad and eventually got some slim fans.
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Then I got into the MS world. Got an MS from Brain, Tuner toys fuel rail and 550's
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Added an R lip at some point
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At some point I installed ground control coil overs and a racing beat hollow front sway bar.


Custom 3" exhaust.
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In went the hood scoop from carbontrix
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Then Savington put a set of 6UL's up for sale so I had to snag them. Also added a mini cooper scoop to the front bumper and a black stripe down the front.
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Then the motor went, so I had it rebuilt using Eagle rods, weisco pistons, arp heads and mains and a cometic head gasket. Sorry no pics of that.


The my Gt2554 took a **** so I went with an ebay turbo. I ordered what I thought was a 2860. When I got it I measured everything and the specs put it closer to a 2871 (profit!)
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M-tuned BBK, also put in a prop valve from the FM group buy.
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Picked up a used FM hood and Axxis power trunk lid.

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CSpence bumper scoop
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Took it to the dyno at 17 psi.
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Got bored with 17 psi so I installed a devils own WI kit and cranked boost up to 22psi.
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I'm bored with 280 whp so I had Wayne Curr make me a new Mani and DP. Dyno numbers coming soon.
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There's plenty of other little **** that Ive done like valve cover painting, torsen swap etc. But this is the major ****.
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your car has come a long way. Btw, remember who on ebay you bought that turbo from?
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New tires just arrived.

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your car has come a long way. Btw, remember who on ebay you bought that turbo from?
I don't, but if you look up my thread with the measurements it might be there.
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Shortly after that I met Rich (soflarick). He taught me about wheels weights and then sold me his Konig Heliums with 205/50 RS2's on them.
Get on gtalk so I can teach you about muffler bearings and then sell you mine :P
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New tires just arrived.
OOOOH ****!!! post pics when theyre mounted.
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I like the manifold, only wished it was EWG...

Great pics and worklog!
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Thoroughly enjoyable build story, with more good chapters yet to come.

AWESOME>
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I like that bumper scoop Nice choice on tires, I'm LOVING my set!
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In for even more future awesomeness! Post pics of your ricer days!
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Couple more pics..

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in for 12psi at 3500rpm. You're going to love Tim's parts...it will build boost like a supercharger below 4k, but make 2x the torque.
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nice!
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Couple more pics..

They didn't have a bigger air filter?
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Lol ^^

Got my sub from gospeed.

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See, now that actually looks nice in your trunk.

I hope you've got a real amp for it. My little bridged Pioneer wasn't quite up to the task, but it was still nice.

EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to add pillow stuffing to the box when I mounted the sub. If you ever want deeper sound you can take that route, and maybe put some weatherstripping down on the sub-surround too. I usually do that stuff, but slapped that together in a hurry one day.
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pillow stuffing to the box when I mounted the sub.
Nice build, nubbins. I'm copying your mixing mani setup, just drilled for NPT for the heater core return. Thanks for the tip.
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Nice build, nubbins. I'm copying your mixing mani setup, just drilled for NPT for the heater core return. Thanks for the tip.
That's for the turbo water return line. I no haz heaterz.
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That's for the turbo water return line. I no haz heaterz.
Yup, I know. I have the turbo return as you have it, then the heater return on the same side as the lower rad outlet, just tapped NPT instead of the pushed in tube as stock. I'll take pics over the weekend and update my fuxored "build" thread.
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Yup, I know. I have the turbo return as you have it, then the heater return on the same side as the lower rad outlet, just tapped NPT instead of the pushed in tube as stock. I'll take pics over the weekend and update my fuxored "build" thread.


Ohh, I get you know. That should work nicely.
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