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Old 08-11-2014, 07:40 PM   #61
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My 04 MSM drove like a dream on the test drive with no lag or stutter or anything. Then after I owned it for two weeks, every single bad thing about the MSM ECU surfaced and pissed me off. I sold it at the beginning of this year and I really, really regret it. I love midrange torque.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:24 AM   #62
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I wasn't sure where else to put this, but I took a little video on my test drive. This was quite hilarious.

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Old 08-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #63
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So it seems the guy with the stock MSM won't take less than 10 grand. I want it but I don't want to pay more than 10 :/
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So it seems the guy with the stock MSM won't take less than 10 grand. I want it but I don't want to pay more than 10 :/
So pay him $10,000.00?
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Give me $8000 and I'll buy the local one for $7500, and you can fly up and pry it out of my cold dead hands.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:17 PM   #66
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So pay him $10,000.00?
He seems unwilling to take a flat 10. I'll try to work some magic.

Curly - The one with the truck shifter? Ehhhhhh
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For a $500 pick up price, I'd rebuild a shifter
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:30 PM   #68
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The MSM in my driveway right now that I'm testing some stuff on is an absolute joy to drive... oh wait, it has 270whp, XIDAs, and really nothing left of an MSM... never mind.

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Old 08-15-2014, 12:52 AM   #69
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I have an 04 Mazdaspeed and live in CA.

I did replace the intake, downpipe, blow off valve and exhaust.

I put on poly bushings and xidas and got a corner balance.. (A few more things too)

I love this car. Took a drive to Stunt road today.. just awesome..

I drive it more then my 997 Carrera.
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:18 AM   #70
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SO update,

The modded one for sale gave me an offer I don't think I am going to be able to refuse. $9400, and in return I get:

04 Mazdaspeed, 110k miles, Ohlins DFV coilovers, welded in roll bar, FM TB, FM intercooler, injectors, Blitz boost controller, FM downpipe, LC1, Toda flywheel, ACT clutch, MS PnP, AEM intake, Kaaz diff, M Tuned reroute, Koyo Rad, ARP wheel studs, Swaybars, and FM oil cooler. I also get all the stock parts to pass smog.

I priced it all out and I think I would be insane for not taking this. I mean some of the interior trim is missing due to the bar, the car is not the cleanest, and smog is my responsibility, but I mean **** thats a decent amount of $$ in mods.

I will post pictures if I get it
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Hope it works out. Sounds like a deal.
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Ohlins DFV coilovers ($1000), Toda flywheel ($150), ACT clutch ($150), MS PnP ($1000), AEM intake, Kaaz diff ($1000)
That's a freaking steal. What brand are the sways? I threw in some prices on parts you could sell if you wanted to return to stock and keep it that way. You'd basically have a ~$6000 MSM daily. And a lot of labor.
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That's a freaking steal. What brand are the sways? I threw in some prices on parts you could sell if you wanted to return to stock and keep it that way. You'd basically have a ~$6000 MSM daily. And a lot of labor.
Suspension Techniques. Yeah I made a spreadsheet, comes out to about $5500 invested if I sold everything using conservative numbers. Another $500 for missing trim pieces and I would have a 6 grand stock MSM.

Of course I am not doing that haha. I mean the Ohlins rode so much better then the Flex's on my 94' during the test drive that I don't think I can part with them haha.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:25 AM   #74
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God dammit. That mother f***** reneged on the deal.. We agreed on 9400 but after I got my loan setup and everything today he came back this afternoon with a text saying "oh BTW there's a guy looking at the car in an hr and he might take it". So then he texts me later saying that this guy is going to take it but maybe if I will pay him more he'll hold it for me instead. I told him we agreed on 9400 and I maybe could add a hundred or two, to which he said no and sorry for the inconvenience. I pretty much quoted our agreeing on the price and in nicer words said **** you.

Uh whatever.
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Yay for craigslist.
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God dammit. That mother f***** reneged on the deal.. We agreed on 9400 but after I got my loan setup and everything today he came back this afternoon with a text saying "oh BTW there's a guy looking at the car in an hr and he might take it". So then he texts me later saying that this guy is going to take it but maybe if I will pay him more he'll hold it for me instead. I told him we agreed on 9400 and I maybe could add a hundred or two, to which he said no and sorry for the inconvenience. I pretty much quoted our agreeing on the price and in nicer words said **** you.

Uh whatever.
Don't worry, another better deal always comes along.
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That 157k '04 is still sitting at the dealer here...

2004 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA MAZDASPEED*CONVERTIBLE* SUPER SHARP MUST SEE !!!

Edit: womp womp, nevermind, their site says it's sold...

And this one...

2004 Mazdaspeed MX5 Miata Excellent condition

And this $6800obo **** box

**MUST SEE RARE** - 2004 Turbo Mazdaspeed Miata MX-5 Convertible
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It's one of those things. When I was shopping for a shell I found no less than 5 clean title, sub-100k MSM's with asking prices under $10k (some under $9k) within 300 miles from here.

Now there are just those three, and they've either got a million miles, rust, or both. :/

Edit: That red one is pretty nice, but the red ones go for less than the other colors. When I was shopping, the gray ones were always at least $1000 more than a comparable red one.
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I like that red one, nice low miles for a decent asking. Wonder if he would go to $9500? Would be a heck of a drive back down to LA but doable... Maybe I will give him a call.


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That 157k '04 is still sitting at the dealer here...

2004 MAZDA MX-5 MIATA MAZDASPEED*CONVERTIBLE* SUPER SHARP MUST SEE !!!

Edit: womp womp, nevermind, their site says it's sold...

And this one...

2004 Mazdaspeed MX5 Miata Excellent condition

And this $6800obo **** box

**MUST SEE RARE** - 2004 Turbo Mazdaspeed Miata MX-5 Convertible
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You've got a place to stay in any number of PDX miata owner's places, mine included. At the very least, if you schedule ahead, one of us could probably get you from the airport, and drive you to the car.

Definitely call the guy first and chat with him. In my mind it would have to at least be worth the risk of just returning to the airport and buying another ticket back to LA. There's always that chance. After experiencing and falling in love with our Portland beer of course.
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