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1999 Twilight Blue LS 57k miles

Old 11-16-2018, 11:46 AM
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Default 1999 Twilight Blue LS 57k miles

There's a build thread here for the car too. "In Which I Build A Street Car."

Build thread here, mostly up to date.

How much: $12k obo
Where: Indianapolis
What: 1999 Twilight Blue LS
Mileage: 57k
Why: Because this car is being wasted on a 3.2 mile commute.


NB2 tail lights

NA6 black cloth seats
NA6 black loop carpet
NB2 black dash
Jetstream shorty console w/ trunk/gas release cover
Revlimiter custom "Unity" cluster
Works Bell hub
ATC Sprint D cut 330mm steering wheel (blue stitched) OR Momo Monte Carlo 350mm (blue stitched)
Carbing high-grip shift **** (blue)
Airbag(s) removed
Soft top removed
Jass Performance hardtop brackets
ORIGINAL TO THE CAR oem paint matched hardtop w/ working defrost
All interior switches/panels updated to NB2 pieces for amber/red backlighting, the correct way. Including HVAC panel.
Sun visors removed w/ plates

Hater's infamous "Zyduhz." Whitener-valved MSM bilsteins, Bauer LTD sleeves/perches (circlip relocated on shocks lower to avoid cutting sleeves), Eibach sliders, Hyperco CS100 tender springs, Hyperco 700/400 main springs, custom cut bumpstops, Maruha 20mm extended top hats front, Vteckiller2000FAB 2" extended hats rear.
Racing Beat 1.25" front bar w/ blocks
MSM rear bar w/ Supermiata poly bushings
V8R heim endlinks front and rear
Complete NB2 Sport Brake swap. Calipers, rotors, brackets, 15/16" master cylinder, matching booster. (Centric rotors, Stoptech Street Performance pads)
Supermiata SS braided brake lines
15x8.5 +25 Konig Hypergrams in whatever the grey/blue color is
949 Racing black lug nuts and stems
205/50r15 Maxxis VR1s
Professional depowered steering rack (John Wag)
V8R billet steering rack bushings
Garagestar fender braces
Garagestar frame rails

BP5A intake cam
BP5A ecu
BP5A FPR (fuel system converted to return style)
K&N Typhoon intake
Racing Beat header
Racing Beat midpipe
Racing Beat Power Pulse muffler
6spd swap (Late NB2)
4.30 Type 2 Torsen
Miataroadster Tall/angled shifter
ACT HDSS clutch
ACT Pro-Lite flywheel
Supermiata SS extended clutch line
AWR 70A motor mounts (V8R billet modular 62A mounts included, brand new)
Miataroadster delrin diff mounts
Mishimoto aluminum radiator (stock fans)
Garagestar radiator cooling panel (wrinkle black)
Supermiata QMAX reroute
LRB Speed undertray
Circuit Sports aluminum coolant overflow tank
Revlimiter oil cap (forget which model, it's in the build thread. i have matching keychain)


Extras not installed, but included in asking price (All items BNIB)
Morimoto LED 3" fog lights and necessary brackets/hardware to mount, includes yellow LaminX film pre-cut for these.
Morimoto H1 Mini retrofit kit (complete, everything you need)
LRB Speed "hybrid" door panels with blue pulls (NA6 upper pads included)
KA Injection aluminum "unicorn bracket"
V8R Billet modular 62A motor mounts
Beatrush PPF triangle brace

The Awesome
This thing is sticky, makes good noises, has great power, pulls hard, runs like a top, has cold AC, rides great, looks incredible. You can add your own stereo and swap in the lighting products i have for ultimate street car Miata, or you can simply add a roll bar and seats for a ready-to-rock track car. I SUSPECT that this car would be faster around a track than Hater. It certainly makes more power, runs better, and is less aero-limited due to having a stock body and a not-stupid wheel/tire setup.

Fresh 60k service including all fluids. (It wasn't even due.) Amsoil in the diff/trans, Rotella T6 in the engine, ATE200 in the hydraulics. Replaced all clutch hydraulics at the same time. The entire build has about 2000 miles on it.

The Not-So-Awesome
The car is generally in incredible condition for something that's nearly 20 years old at this point. The only real noticeable cosmetic blemishes are a couple weird dents in the hood (they aren't large, but they are there), and the bottom hardtop trim/welting is old/brittle/not adhering well. It should be replaced, or removed entirely. I see lots of hardtops without this part at all.
There isn't a stereo. I haven't gotten to that. Circumstances dictated that i needed to press this into DD service before i had time to finish up the last of the non-mechanical things.
It's a little loud inside. The exhaust is pretty quiet, but deep. It may be resonating a bit, but i think the bulk of the noise is due to the motor mounts. The lower durometer (and much bigger bushing'd) V8R engine mounts are to correct that.

The Price.
Yes.... i really did say $12k. You're going to have a rough time finding an NB with these miles in this condition, let alone one that's been COMPLETELY gone through like i did with this.

That said... if you're looking for a stock car to build yourself, click the back button. If you're looking for a car that's built anything like this and want to save a few grand (i feel sick), this is your car. Buy now.

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Just out of sheer morbid curiosity, I wonder whether this setup would pass our local OBDII reading, CEL code only smog inspection.

Bump for a clean machine.
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Originally Posted by wackbards View Post
Just out of sheer morbid curiosity, I wonder whether this setup would pass our local OBDII reading, CEL code only smog inspection.

Bump for a clean machine.
JDM ECUS aren’t OBD2 compliant, so it won’t return a ready state.
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If it involves someone plugging into the OBD2 port, it will not. OBD2 is completely non-functional as far as i can tell.

I can include the original ECU with sale, but the last time i hooked it up was to set the tach. It didn't run well on the original ECU anymore. It runs like a beast with the 5A ecu though. Feels more like a VVT car, positively meaty low/midrange.
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