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Old 05-28-2008, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default ls6 miata?

Saw this on streetfire, i knew about the ls1 swaps, havent seen any ls6's yet, hot damn that ******* fast:
http://videos.streetfire.net/video/9...ata_163123.htm

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Old 05-28-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21319

My LS6 conversion is under way.

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My LS6 conversion is under way.

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Hey Frank, I think you should start a thread to share some of your experiences and get us some pics of your project.

BTW, I read your thread on m.net
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Rafa,
I've commented some in the vendor forum under Flyin Miata "cat outta the bag". I'll probably just update that with a link to the M.net thread.

I know everyone here are big fans.

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just fans, the BIG comes when you install the turboS
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He's a friend, lives here in the Beach.
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I want one with STS rear mounted turbo kit

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I think a V8 Miata would be awesome. Would remind me of the AC Cobra... but much better looking.
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I think a V8 Miata would be awesome. Would remind me of the AC Cobra... but much better looking.
Should be a lot more daily driveable, civil, and get better gas mileage.

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Should be a lot more daily driveable, civil, and get better gas mileage.

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I agree with you Frank but for some reason, I'd be interested in a V8 swap if I ever decided to buy an RX7. Maybe is the size of the car or how it sits. I hope I don't ever get too enthused with the idea. I know my wife will most definitely kill me if I do it.
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An FD with an LS swap is an ultimate sports car. If this wasn't a summer pleasure car, I'd do that. But I'd probably just find a well sorted out one. When I'm finished, I'd be hard pressed to be able to sell the car for the amount of money that's into it.

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oh yeah, being in MD, I will require a ride when it's done!
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wow, VERY nice Frank.......yeah the reason i started looking at them is cause my friend (who also plans on getting a miata soon) is going ape **** about these ls1 and ls6 swaps, and will accept nothing less than a v8 under a hood of his miata, and that got me thinking.......im a big turbo freak, but i mean c'mon: the power of a v8 is ridiculous.....still will probably go turbo but this is so tempting
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:27 PM   #14
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you guys must be friends, cause thats the same thread
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Last LS6 miata sold for 16k on ebay or something like that.
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For me the lsx swaps are more than tempting, but a matter of money.

Another nice ls1 swap writeup, http://home.comcast.net/~npartist/

It looks really easy imo, and could be done for 8-10 gs pretty easy.

If i had the money...
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For me the lsx swaps are more than tempting, but a matter of money.

Another nice ls1 swap writeup, http://home.comcast.net/~npartist/

It looks really easy imo, and could be done for 8-10 gs pretty easy.

If i had the money...
wow, that is a very nice build, and very detailed pics....
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LS6 has some upgrades over the LS1. Better heads/valves/intake/cam. Probably worth about 40 whp or so.

npartists page is nice. I'm not a big fan of the RC kit as the original one left the diff too low and the K-member changed the geometry of the steering which caused bump steer. Also they don't require modding the tranny tunnel which is nice from a work standpoint but puts a bit more weight up front and more importantly sits the shifter a bit too close to the console for my liking. They have addressed some of those issues though.

4g63Ts LS1 swap didn't sell with a $16K reserve. It was in an NA. Mine would be worth more since it's an '01 NB with Fatcat suspension, 6UL, fresh LS6 with new bearings/rings/cleaned up heads. It's also pass the OBDII.

This **** certainly isn't cheap. But if I need to sell, I'd get closer the the cost of the car than I would selling a well sorted out turboed/built motored car.

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Definitely some nicely documented LS1 swaps around, pretty crazy..
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