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Old 08-19-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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1996 Mazda Miata. White with black stripes. 83,XXX miles.

Engine:
FM Log Manifold
BEGI-S DP
Chinese GT2560
9psi, full spool by 3,500rpm starting at 2,000 in 5th
60mm OBX dual exhaust, bumper cut for second exit
Medium sized ebay FMIC and 2" charge pipes

Drivetrain:
Unsprung ACT 6-puck + HD PP
Stock 5-speed
4.3 rear end open diff (Don't ask why it's a 4.3. PO was retarded)

Electonics:
Innovative LC-1
Brain-built DIYMS-I
RX7 460cc injectors
Koso Oil pressure gauge
Ebay boost gauge

Suspension/Handeling/safety:
205-40-16 Yokohama Parada Spec-2 on XXR 501, black with polished lip.
Ridin' on Ricelands
Potential sway bar (Haven't decided if I'm going to put one in before I list it, probably RB hallow bar)
Hard Dog M1 roll bar
Corbeau A4 + 4pt harness

Body is flawless with the exception of a deep, yet small scratch on the driver's side door that occured when I was putting the transmission back in after a clutch job. The overspray you see in the bumper in the pictures will be fixed. This winter this thing is going to be made flawless for a spring sale. I also don't have pictures of the car on the XXRs because they're on their way.

It should be putting down ~215ish on a dyno, I haven't had it up yet though.

I'm currently thinking about prepping it for a sale (Which means that everything will be sorted, working, flawless). I'll probably list it sometime next year. Reason for sale is because it just doesn't work out, having a Miata for me. I want something that I don't have to tinker with or tune occasionally or anything like that. I loved building this car and I like working on it, but it's annoying when I just want to get in it and drive.

Truthfully, I really want an E36 M3. Do you think I could potentially strait-up trade my car for one?

I was thinking ~7k, but this could be slightly optimistic. But for a spring sale, I'm thinking that could be bang on the money.

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Yes, I know it looks horrid in the pictures, but they're just there to show that the body is indeed strait and the paint is very well sorted.

A couple of last things:
-Stored in garage
-It's not driven in the winter, it was just pulled out for some pictures.
-Everything works
-Manual windows/locks
-Has been in a minor accident, though it was repaired under insurance and no salvage.

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:39 AM   #2
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7k is fair, but you will never get that much. I would take 5500. Actually I wouldn't sell it. WTF is wrong with you.
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Will you be selling any of what you are smoking?
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Other than my turbo coolant hoses going to **** twice this year (fixed with FM hardlines woot), I have literally just gotten in and driven my car every single day this year. I guess that's why I bought my FM2 to begin with, anything goes to **** and I just give them a call.
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I'd say it's worth about $2k. Lucky for you, since I'm a nice guy, I'll consider giving you $2500 for it...
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