eBay OEM body kit... will this work? - 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 05-19-2008, 07:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: somewhere in NoVA
Posts: 550
Total Cats: -1
Default eBay OEM body kit... will this work?

Okay so I have a 99 NB and really like the look of the 01+ sport bumpers. So as my luck would have it, there is a guy on eBay selling prepainted kits for what looks to be an alright price.

Just wondering if anyone knows if this will bolt on to my 99? Also, has anyone installed this kit before... looking to know if it is worth the $$$ or not.

Thanks soo much all and cheers,
Prospero

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...EF:MOTORS:1123
Prospero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

I bought a painted bumper off some seller in TX off ebay for my Prelude. Can't quite remember the one. Paint matched perfectly, looks great.

Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 12:52 PM   #3
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

The 01+ front lip will NOT fit onto the 99-00 bumper.... they have 2 differnt shapes for the opening. The side skirts and rear accents will fit just fine though. Make sure to use the templates that come with them. If you want to get the 01+ bumper, you'll also have to get the 01+ headlights.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,701
Total Cats: 236
Default

Brain, h22?
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 11:11 PM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireindc View Post
Brain, h22?
no, B16A.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 12:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: somewhere in NoVA
Posts: 550
Total Cats: -1
Default

Hey all, thanks for the reply! I was stuck in Atlanta since Sunday doing some training otherwise I would have said something sooner.

I suppose that I'll look around for a simple replacement bumper cover and maybe find it pre-painted for a good price...

Damn, it's day 33 after being rearended and still don't have payment yet... bastard insurance companies!

Cheers,
Prospero
Prospero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 04:58 AM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
no, B16A.
But the 5th gen is one of the nicest hondas ever made.. Had it only been RWD, I'd own one.
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 10:21 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
steelrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 514
Total Cats: 0
Default

There was a local car that had an 01+ nose swapped to a 99/00.... it required the headlight housing as well.... Don't think the hood line changed though.

Dave,
steelrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 01:28 PM   #9
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
Hey all, thanks for the reply! I was stuck in Atlanta since Sunday doing some training otherwise I would have said something sooner.

I suppose that I'll look around for a simple replacement bumper cover and maybe find it pre-painted for a good price...

Damn, it's day 33 after being rearended and still don't have payment yet... bastard insurance companies!

Cheers,
Prospero
Hell, while you were in Atlanta, you could have gone by MazMart and looked at parts.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 02:22 PM   #10
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: somewhere in NoVA
Posts: 550
Total Cats: -1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppelgänger View Post
Hell, while you were in Atlanta, you could have gone by MazMart and looked at parts.
Damn, wish i would have known.... was at the MARTA police HQ giving training and finished the class early!

Well, next time I suppose!

Thanks and I'll look them up!

Cheers,
Prospero
Prospero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 02:34 PM   #11
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fireindc View Post
Brain, h22?
no clue, if that equates to slow, then yes.

It's 100% completely stock besides the corner markers.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 03:13 PM   #12
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: orlando, FL
Posts: 558
Total Cats: 0
Default

some of them were h23 i believe.... so you either have the 2.2L or the 2.3L
XxGoKoUxX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 03:22 PM   #13
Elite Member
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

All of the 4th gen preludes were H22 VTEC.

The Prelude before that one had either a H22 2.2 VTEC engine or a H23 2.3 non-VTEC engine.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 03:48 PM   #14
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppelgänger View Post
All of the 4th gen preludes were H22 VTEC.

The Prelude before that one had either a H22 2.2 VTEC engine or a H23 2.3 non-VTEC engine.
My xgf had the same car, a 1998 Nordic Mist Prelude. I believe the early 1998 cars had an aluminum block too. She had a comptech and old "Skunkworks" coilovers on it. That ************ was a bad *** car, and hooked up hard for a fwd car.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2008, 04:10 PM   #15
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,809
Total Cats: 1,780
Default

its slow, vtach is weaksuace. it's an auto slushbox on its way out. will be replaced with an 01 SH eventually.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garrett Turbo, 1.8 Oil Pan, & Misc. Stuff nbdooey Miata parts for sale/trade 9 08-30-2017 10:50 PM
Another Cast Manifold Corky Bell Prefabbed Turbo Kits 18 11-22-2016 10:01 PM
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
"Chimney Ethanol" E100 MiataGarage Engine Performance 5 09-30-2015 12:04 AM


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 08:37 PM.