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Old 05-13-2018, 01:59 AM
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Inspired in part by the 'What's your vision of a pro street miata thread' to re-do things properly and aiming to take advantage of the collective miataturbo.net knowledge of what works and what doesn't to shortcut as much car development as possible. So super unoriginal cookie-cutter build incoming.

I've had an NB1 for a couple of years and done some basic mods, autocrosses & a couple of track days etc. but I didn't really know much about roadsters/mx5's when I bought the first car (I'm in NZ so they're all RHD import JDM roadsters/mx5's here) and there were a things about it that meant it wasn't the best car to invest lots of time / mods into, so I'm starting over with a new one to build the car I want.

Car will be used for some autocross, sprints / short course timed events. It's not my daily but I do want to keep it street legal and street drivable for now. So the goal is something like a porsche gt3 style car- driving focused but still usable and not so focused it's an ordeal to get in/out of. It might get race seats with halo/head restraints but I'll probably just put one in for events and use something more streetable for the rest of the time. Initially it will stay NA until everything's reasonably sorted, then planning to go forced induction.

SO with all that in mind, I've been keeping an eye out for a 2001 - 02 NB2 with all the right parts- 6 spd, torsen, sport brakes, ABS, VVT etc. This weekend I found what I think is the car I want so have committed to buy it:





It's a 2001 JDM NB2 w/ 179k kms (that's about 110k furlongs or miles or whatever it is you guys use). Has ABS and the other good bits was looking for.

Other points of note:
- Maxim works headers (I think)
- Tein EDFC suspension (will prob sell these and put cash towards xidas?)
- Autoexe intake (looks reasonably sealed off for good cold air, but the length is prob to short compared to what I've seen being recommended)
- Ugly *** Rays Sebring wheels (will sell and have some Jongbloeds waiting to replace them once I get my hands on the car).

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I intentionally bought a car without a hardtop this time, as almost a year ago I got in on the first group buy for a lightyear fastback. The first NB production tops have been made, just waiting on assembly and getting it packaged etc. Hopefully one of these is my fastback waiting to go:



Looks good in silver imo and flows really well with the rest of the NB curves (ignore the ducktail spoiler on this one, which isn't part of the actual fastback):

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Replace that radiator right after purchase. Get a crossflow from TSE, 949 or FM.
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Replace that radiator right after purchase. Get a crossflow from TSE, 949 or FM.
Yeah that colour's a bit sickly- will prob get the supermiata crossflow.
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