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Old 05-10-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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I'm looking really hard at an '03 Miata with only 14k on the odo. This car is pristine for only $10,500..like new inside/out. unfortunately it's an automatic. So much for mountain fun. It still is pretty spunky for an auto but a turbo would definately liven it up...supercharger even better. Any ideas on a reasonably priced turbo that will come on quick and not llllaaaaagggggg like most do? Please don't preach to me about automatics...been there, done that. I also have an NA with a 5 spd and love it. Thanks for any replies.
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Any ideas on a reasonably priced turbo that will come on quick and not llllaaaaagggggg like most do?
Jim
Haven't driven many well set-up turbocharged cars have you? Understandable, you were probably busy double posting.

Call up FM or bell engineering. You don't strike me as the type of person to piece together a kit from scratch.
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You used the word lag, and automatic in the same post... I recommend you do some research. Oh, I would definitely NOT spend 10K on a stock Miata. keep it tight.
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On second thought, buy this:

https://www.miataturbo.net/cars-sale-trade-6/2001-mazda-miata-%247999-57533/

and you can run 11s too

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Expensive.

Buy JayL's car. Fly to washington and drive it home. Forget about boost for a while and have fun driving a nice car.
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Wow! Very nice...Thanks for the scoop. That one is every bit as good as the one I looked at. HMMMMMMMM! I'll get back to ya...
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Wow! Very nice...Thanks for the scoop. That one is every bit as good as the one I looked at. HMMMMMMMM! I'll get back to ya...
It's better. Look at the mod list. Jay is also a perfectionist which matters a lot when modding.
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I'm going to +1 asking JayL about the car.

It. Is. Excellent.
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Nice car! Very nice. Would suck w/out the A/C. I'll ask how hard it would be to reinstall. I PM'd Jay. I would just like to see some inside pics. I'm sure I wouldn't be disappointed. Jay, if your out there call me
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Listen brah, I live in Miami, motherfucking MIAMI, and I have no A/C. If I had 8k on my pocket I would jump on that car like a teenager on a hard ****. Period.
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I would jump on that car like a teenager on a hard ****
Following your theory, you jumped on hard ***** when u were a teenager?
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