CL find Miata boosted, Is it any good? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Trailer County
Posts: 530
Total Cats: -9
Default CL find Miata boosted, Is it any good?

Miata turbo 5,700 1.6

No spaming at all, just found this car and seems a good deal in the Miami FL area.



It seems between paintjob, bodykit, turbo system, etc for that price is not bad at all, very tempting for me as it is very close by.

Dont like very much the rear bumper cutout...



The Specs according to the listing:


Engine:
Rebuilt it myself with OEM internals, Clevite bearings, Fel Pro Gaskets.
New: Waterpump, timing belt, alternator
Tubular exhaust manifold
T3/T4 (48/57 trim)
complete 3" exhaust (two O2 sensor bungs)
Greddy BOV
External wastegate
460cc injectors
Dual Feed Billet Fuel rail
Megasquirt PNP
Airflow Meter Delete
FMIC
2-row Civic Radiator
P/S
AC removed. Evaporator still intact.
Heater works fine.

Interior:
Harddog Single Diagnal Rollbar with harness bar
Black Vinyl adjustable seats
3-point Diest Seat belt(Driver only)
New carpet
Blue Tweed accents
Greddy Shift ****, with leather double stitched boot.
Leather brake boot
Grey gauge cluster with blue back-lighting and carbon trim
Power Mirrors
Power windows
Autometer A/F Gauge
Autometer Boost Guage
Dual Gauge Pod A-Pillar

Exterior:
New Black vinyl top without zipper.
Fiberglass front and rear bumpers (VIS)
Molded sideskirts (Wings West)
Fiberglass Scoot-Type Hood (show me someone with the same hood..I haven't seen it)
License plate delete panel (Buethemotorsports)
Fiberglass Headlight buckets
Turn signal intakes
Shaved Door handles
Shaved Mirrors
Shaved Antenna
Mazda Starry Blue Paint
C2 Fender Flares
15x8(0 offset)wheels with used Falken Azeni tires

Other:
Gastank from 1.8 miata (slightly larger)
3rd Gen Rx-7 Fuel pump
Crossdrilled and slotted Front rotors with hawk pads
Clutchnet.com six puck clutch with sprung hub
Dynamatted trunk lid
Door popper on Driver side only
Viper Alarm with Proximity sensor (no one can just reach in, even with the top down)
dual sirens



NOTE: I did not post it in the for sale because it is NOT my car. So its more of general automotive about the car, its specs etc. I dont know much of many of the mods, but many here may chime in and say there top secret undergroung knowledge.
mazpr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

don't omit the most important pic in the ad

phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,207
Total Cats: 2,587
Default

5700 for that ****? LOLOLOL
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:47 AM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 6,012
Total Cats: 584
Default

The guy's put a ton of work into it. Whether you like the outcome is a personal matter. My preference is less style and more substance.

Wonder why he's selling. Must have a lot more than 5.7K in it.
hornetball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 01:53 AM   #5
Slowest Progress Ever
iTrader: (26)
 
thirdgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The coal ridden hills of Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,812
Total Cats: 188
Default

LOL @ "rebuilt with OEM internals". Why would you rebuild something that is about to be boost with stock internals? To each his own I guess.
thirdgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:12 AM   #6
NB/VVT Connoisseur
iTrader: (24)
 
viperormiata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Key West
Posts: 6,074
Total Cats: 253
Default

FYI, this is Hyper's best friend. So......expect some Hyper magic if you buy this thing.
viperormiata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 02:23 AM   #7
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,207
Total Cats: 2,587
Default

OH ****.

It must have the super secret coolant reroute
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 03:43 AM   #8
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default


Gross.

I would only buy that to part it out.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:11 AM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

All depends on if it's worth it to you. Parts list doesn't seem all that bad. Probably the most important part about that car is where and who tuned it. I bought my car with a fair amount of extra stuff on it because it was stuff I wanted and stuff I liked and would have purchased anyway. See if he has receipts for the engine work and/or parts.

When buying a car, I'd always get the one in the best body/paint condition (given it wasn't fresh from an accident...but that's pretty easy to spot to anyone with a little knowledge). If I were in the market for something like that car, I'd consider it. Personally, that front-end shot looks pretty mean...like the color. Too bad all that money was spent and they went with shitty Sportfag wheels. Some 15x9 TR C3Ms would look better on there.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 09:32 AM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Harpers Ferry WV
Posts: 1,521
Total Cats: 20
Default

Not a big fan of the hood but all in all it looks pretty good. Ask yourself this though, do you really want to get into someone else's problems. I have sold and bought problem cars and I always try to tell the buyer absolutely everything I know about the car good and bad. Most people are not like this they just want it gone because there is a problem they cannot fix or figure out. Then every once and a while you find someone who just wants to start a new project now that the old one is done. Just be careful when buying highly modded cars that do not have a lot of documentation.
Sean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 09:57 AM   #11
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thirdgen View Post
LOL @ "rebuilt with OEM internals". Why would you rebuild something that is about to be boost with stock internals? To each his own I guess.
i'm going through this dilemma right now.
i'm burning oil and need to eventually replace piston rings. i thought, hell, while everything has to be taken apart, might as well look into aftermarket rods and pistons.
but there's a big cost difference and i don't have the means to do this myself, do i'd be paying labor as well.

that's my reason.
now back to your regular scheduled programming.
phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 10:28 AM   #12
:(
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: nowhere
Posts: 8,281
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phillyb View Post
i'm going through this dilemma right now.
i'm burning oil and need to eventually replace piston rings. i thought, hell, while everything has to be taken apart, might as well look into aftermarket rods and pistons.
but there's a big cost difference and i don't have the means to do this myself, do i'd be paying labor as well.

that's my reason.
now back to your regular scheduled programming.
mtuned rods and supertech pistons and be done with it man the price of a rod piston combo now is less than the price of rods alone 10 yrs ago. For safety its a no brainer. Why the hell didnt that guy do his rods and pistons and a walboro 255 thats realy simple **** the rx7 pump cant be better.
magnamx-5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 10:35 AM   #13
Senior Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: misery
Posts: 1,130
Total Cats: 9
Default

ty for the motivation!
phillyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 08:15 PM   #14
Newb
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 42
Total Cats: 0
Default My mistakes...

Yeah, Looking at this, the reality is that you are (probably) buying someone else's problem. The things that sound like warning bells to me are the self-built engine with internals, and that he did all the work himself. If he is really competent and knows what he is doing (a bit less likely considering he rebuilt the engine, likely from fail, without replacing the problem areas with stronger parts, and put THAT body kit on it), then it could be great.

If not? You will find yourself in my shoes. I currently have my car getting completely rewired, because the guy I bought it from confused a plate of spaghetti with the wiring diagram, and wired it accordingly... This AFTER swapping out the $70 (new... and then rebuilt...) turbo, 1" turbo outlet pipe, all the vacuum hoses, etc (essentially, everything the guy I bought it from did himself). Luckily, he outsourced the engine rebuild, which was done right (with the actual workup sheet kept on that) by professionals that knew what they were doing.

In the end, I still got a good car, but has required a LOT of work, and was not nearly as good a deal as I had originally thought it was.

Don't pull a me. Do your research. Look deeper.
bdohaney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 08:25 PM   #15
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,133
Total Cats: 599
Default

I'm guessing short nose failure.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 12:42 AM   #16
Newb
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 22
Total Cats: 0
Default

good luck with sale
knightimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 12:47 AM   #17
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,519
Total Cats: 260
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
I'm guessing short nose failure.
it's a 93
short nose is 90 & 91 up to vin 209xxx something
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 01:22 AM   #18
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,133
Total Cats: 599
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soviet View Post
it's a 93
short nose is 90 & 91 up to vin 209xxx something
Okay long nose failure, same **** buddy when that pulley is running out 1/4 of an inch the crank is fucked.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 02:09 AM   #19
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

looks like someone couldn't afford an S2000 so he tried to make one and failed somewhere in the process
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
elesjuan's mediocre 95 Miata adventure (google fiber edition) elesjuan Build Threads 8 02-16-2016 09:36 PM
Turbo 1995 Miata Low mileage Clean Tekel Cars for sale/trade 29 02-05-2016 05:16 PM
Headphones PaperMate Insert BS here 32 09-25-2015 09:22 AM
Project DDoS: '99 "Budget" boost build ProjectDDoS Build Threads 1 09-09-2015 02:52 PM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 09:30 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 PM.