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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.

FM Log Manifold
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

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)

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

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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Old 08-19-2010, 05:08 AM   #4
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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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Old 08-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #5
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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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