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Old 03-20-2008, 01:18 AM   #21
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and put Raven Wing out of business???
Good God. I just checked out that site. They are the Pep Boys of the Miata world.
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I wasn't going to comment on the car, as I do not like it whatsoever, until I saw the 20k in the sig.

20k? WTF?
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I wasn't going to comment on the car, as I do not like it whatsoever, until I saw the 20k in the sig.

20k? WTF?
haha, the car plus all the stuff on it is maybe worth about half that, lmao!! oh well, he will learn eventually.
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Are you using radiator hoses for your BOV?
Hey if they are good enough for I/C couplers/elbows .... ala Jim B
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you have more pics of your oil catch can?

and some details
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you have more pics of your oil catch can?

and some details
I picked it up on ebay for 30 ish


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haha, the car plus all the stuff on it is maybe worth about half that, lmao!! oh well, he will learn eventually.


Learn what exactly? It's not like i planned on selling it for every penny ive put into it someday or something. Its just a toy and a hobby.
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If you don't like the car thats cool, I probably wouldnt like your base mobile with a turbo and a roll bar. You build yours your way and ill build this one mine.
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That thing looks like a rolling pachinko machine.
Did you buy everything they had at PepBoys or what?
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I picked it up on ebay for 30 ish


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haha, the car plus all the stuff on it is maybe worth about half that, lmao!! oh well, he will learn eventually.


Learn what exactly? It's not like i planned on selling it for every penny ive put into it someday or something. Its just a toy and a hobby.
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If you don't like the car thats cool, I probably wouldnt like your base mobile with a turbo and a roll bar. You build yours your way and ill build this one mine.
What is a base mobile? Must have meant base model.
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Anybody want some cheese to go with their whine??

I dunno who modifys there car and expects to get every penny back out of it someday? I don't plan on selling it at any point in the forseeable future.
I was more interested in opinions on the turbo setup, you guys want to pick at it because of the racing beat skirts,the vary lip,dont like chrome or just hate red knock yourselves out.
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Most of us think of riced out Civics when we see cheap bling or too many guages. I won't even get into what my real JDM Hks parts or 15x8 Panasports are worth. The question is why would you have a decent looking car with all the cheap mods to make it look like poop?
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Im not sure, which part was cheap? I don't remember any part being particularily cheap other than the oil filter.
Gauges are pretty standard, w/b, egt, boost, oil temp, water temp. I suppose I could forgo the temp gauges but id rather know if I have a problem before, not after the fact, I'll be swapping out the greddy turbo/mani for a begi unit once i get things figured out and crank up the boost from there. Sorry I don't like the stuffed into the vents look, I kind of like my heater blowing where its supposed to.

I never cared for panasports, yes they are light and also look like 'poop'

I take it back, the filter adapter that i bought to swap out the pos filter from the greddy kit for a k&n was 5.00 I Suppose I could have went more on it but i still have two Hummers to pay off this year.
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Hummers are a joke and are just overpriced Tahoes and Trailbrazers with different bodies. The only real "Hummer" is the AM General Humvee. There is a reason my Jeep has an "H2 Recovery Vehicle" sticker on the rear window, lmao!! What do you need the heater blowing for, you have 2 "Hummers" to drive in the cold....
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Not quite, though they share alot of parts they are not just the same vehicle rebadged, sorry . I dont need a humvee or i would just go buy one.

I like my H3's, The H2 tho, i wouldnt buy. It's like a building with wheels. I have an old military ****** over in idaho, never seen anything outwheel it, you can almost drive straight up the side of a building with it in low. Of course you cant do over 50 in the thing either or it will xplode into little jeep pieces all over the freeway.

And theres a reason why my sticker says 'I got your jeep thing, now it hurts when i pee.'
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