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1993 Turbo Miata - Clean, low-mileage, and sorted

Old 10-09-2018, 02:07 PM
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Default 1993 Turbo Miata - Clean, low-mileage, and sorted

Holly Springs, NC (30 minutes from central Raleigh)

1993 Miata Miata with original 1.6L engine and transmission
~92,000 original miles
3 owners - 99% unmodified before my ownership
Clean title
Just passed NC State inspection
No rust
Garage kept weekend fun car, very rarely sees rain
Fully up-to-date maintenance
MKturbo full turbo, intercooler, exhaust kit with catalytic converter
MS2 built and tuned by me with in-car realtime telemetry display (details below)
100% sorted street car; track-capable with minimal work

For a more detailed run-down of my history with this Miata, see here: https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...project-94832/
Purchased in 2013 with a recent re-spary which included 3 coats of clear done by the owner of a paint and body shop.
The car was basically unmodified when I got it but was in need of some TLC. All major maintenance items were taken car of at that time including a full timing belt and water pump job including all front engine seals, plugs, wires, all fluids, new radiator, all new coolant hoses, and new drive belts.
From there, I enjoyed the car on weekends only modifying it over time, eventually taking it to a few autocrosses and finally one HPDE track weekend at VIR.
After the HPDE, I decided I wanted a more street-focused car. I built the car for more power slowly, starting with an MegaSquirt DIYPNP ECU, then adding flow force injectors, and finally adding Lars's MKturbo full kit which included the tubular manifold, T3 turbo, 3" exhaust with catalytic converter, intercooler kit, and custom made intake and heat shield. In the process of turbocharging, I made sure not to cut corners. Included with the install was extensive heat shielding, proper hose and wire routing, and safe, methodical tuning. After the turbo kit was installed and tuned on wastegate pressure, I added a new 949 sprung organic clutch and swapped the differential to a 4.1 ratio unit from a 1996. All fluids were changed with Amsoil/redline at that time.
Once the clutch was broken in, an EBC solenoid kit was installed and the boost was increased to ~12 psi. Estimated power right now is around 200 WHP/ 180 WTQ on a safe and conservative tune.

Reason for Selling:
Family and life changes have kept me from driving this Miata more than once a month. It hurts me to see it sit in my garage and not be driven, so I am putting it out there for someone else to enjoy. I don't have to sell it and would be happy to keep it and drive it when I get the chance, but I know I just don't have to time to truly enjoy it like someone else would.

Installed Parts:
  • MKturbo full turbo kit
  • MKturbo 3" turbo-back exhaust with catalytic converter
  • MKturbo intercooler kit
  • Custom intake with K&N filter
  • FlowForce 640cc injectors with PnP harnesses
  • Timing belt job at 80,000
    • New OEM front engine seals
    • New drive belts
  • New OEM replacement radiator
    • New coolant hoses
  • New spark plugs - NGK BKR7Es gapped to 0.030
  • New NGK plug wires at 80,000
  • New fuel filter at 85,000
  • 949 racing 1.6 sprung organic full-face clutch
  • New slave cylinder at 85,000
  • 1.8 open differential - 4.1 ratio
  • 1.8 driveshaft
  • New 1.8 one piece axles
  • Megasquirt DIYPNP (MS2) with EBC built from Braineack's guide and base maps
  • On-dash Raspberry Pi powered touchscreen PC auto-booting from Rasbian Linux to full Tunerstudio with a custom dashboard
    • Connects via USB -> serial for reliable logging and tuning
    • Autotune without a laptop!
    • Includes license to Tunerstudio full version
  • 3.5mm input jack for factory stereo
  • Pioneer in-door speakers
Suspension, Brakes, and Wheels:
  • Koni yellows with GroundControl height-adjustable coil over sleeves
  • Fatcat motorsport "Sport" bumpstop kit
  • Eibach springs
    • 450 in/lbs front 300 in/lbs rear
  • New lower ball joints and boots
  • New OEM eccentric bolts (NB style) at 89,000
  • 949 racing braided brake lines installed at 89,000
  • Hawk street/race pads installed at 89,000
  • New centric rotors installed at 89,000
  • Kosei K1 15x7" wheels - new at 85,000
  • BFG Rival tires 205 15 50 - new at 85,000
  • 5-point Sparco cam-lock harness on drivers side (out of date)
    • Stock seatbelts included
  • 6-point G-force latch and buckle harness on passenger's side (in date)
  • Sparco Sprint V seats
    • Driver's side is mounted on a PCI hard mount
    • Passenger's side is mounted on a modified OEM rail
      • Stock seats included if desired
  • Momo Wheel - 320mm with extended hub and functioning horn
  • Hard Dog Hardcore double diagonal rollbar
  • Tuning laptop running Windows 7 which includes all the tune revisions I have mode over the years, a full version of Tunerstudio, and a full version of Megalogviewer

TLDR Overview:
This is a well cared for, well maintained, and well tuned turbo Miata that has been built the correct way over the past few years. I have enjoyed this car and occasionally drove it to it's full potential but I never abused it or beat on it. Conservative tuning allows for more boost and more timing in the future if more power is desired. If track work is your goal, a coolant re-route, inconel studs, bigger radiator and fresh tires are all you need. If you are looking for a fun street car, this Miata is ready to be enjoyed as-is.


Last edited by bremaine; 01-18-2019 at 05:41 PM. Reason: price drop
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:28 PM
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Nice looking car. GLWS.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:48 PM
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Nice car man! Also hello from not too far away. Good luck with the sale though
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:57 PM
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Price drop to $8,900 OBO. All reasonable offers considered.
Feel free to DM any questions.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:48 AM
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Do the seats have rails to slide forward a bit?
Does the car have air conditioning or heater?
What type of fuel is it tuned for?
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mike r View Post
Do the seats have rails to slide forward a bit?
The passenger seat is on rails and the driver seat is hard mounted on a PCI mount (https://www.pci-racing.com/product/89-05-mazda-mx-5-2/) but can be converted to slider like the passenger seat without much effort. I can include the sliders for the drivers seat with sale.
Originally Posted by mike r View Post
Does the car have air conditioning or heater?
It has heat but no A/C.
Originally Posted by mike r View Post
What type of fuel is it tuned for?
Pump gas, 93 octane.
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Old 01-06-2019, 04:16 PM
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Just passed NC State inspection with no issues.
Still available, price drop.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:42 PM
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Car has been sold, thanks for all the interest!
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