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Old 06-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #1
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hello everyone,

figured this was the best section to start with since i am about to start my new project car, and yes ive chosen to turbo a miata.

long thread short i just want to introduce my self into this section because i will be doing the build my self. fabricating everything from the turbo-fold to the cage and everything else i can manage to do, i am a welder by profession and have a great passion for fabrication.

i hope to learn alot from the forum as the miata is a brand new platform to me, i previously came from the turbo fwd world with a 500+ srt4. finally got smart and chose to move to a better platform, pics and updates of car and build hopefully are soon to come.

also any information on choosing a year or preferable engine to do would be of great help.

thanks everyone.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:47 PM   #2
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Right on, just research before questions and you'll fit right in. Also, take a gander at the fabrication thread I'm sure you'd enjoy
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thanks guys! and yeah i'll take a look into that thread, really excited to get started and if anyone is in texas maybe see you at a track or two.
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Get a 1.8. Preferably 99+. Get a 6 speed and a torsen. I.e 10th anniversery or se. Where at in Tx?
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I thought this was going to be a thread on why are my feet getting wet, and that the answer was going to be, replace your heater core.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:13 AM   #7
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Haha nope sorry and wouldent that get the passengers feet wet? And yeah I'm looking at a 99 with a blown motor right now lady wants 2200 for it and I'm in Houston tx
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welcome! the miata IS a great platform to use... all around great performance

and the SRT-4, aside from the obvious (its a neon) was a great platform, very well engineered.... but that motor needs to be put in something RWD to get the maximum benefit of it...
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'94+ is good. '99+ is better in some ways. '99+ is heavier but has a little better breathing cylinder head.
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #10
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so overall do you think a 99 model would be best?
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What do you want to do with the car? Have a dirty *** daily driver? 01+. No compromise race car and not afraid of doing a lot of parts swapping between years? 90-93 with 01+ engine. Want to save some parts swapping? 94-95. If you have to plug in smog then pre-obdII would be a good idea since we cant tune the stock ecu.
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oh gross the stock ecu cant be tunned?? guess its gunna have to be a stand alone.. and no it wont be a daily it will be a track car but also will be streetable for when i want to play haha.
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The year all depends on where you are. For anywhere with OBDII requirements during registration testing, get a 90-95, preferably a 94 or 95 for their 1.8 and bigger diff. Otherwise the year doesn't matter, later the better though. The later models will just need more **** torn out.
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