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Old 09-19-2006, 07:18 AM   #1
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I felt my already detailed engine bay which I am very proud of not only cus it has TURRRBBBBBOOOOOOO needed some more oooooomph.

I have been thinking of doing mirrors/chrome plates for a while but never got around to doing the investigation into wats involved.


I think you'll agree the effect is quite dramatic. :lol:

Firstly, I added some more detailing to the engine bay to break up the blue and chrome by adding Red anodised bits such strut covers, red anodised bolts and red anodised hose finishers. have also relocated the oil breather filter to the front of the engine as it was directly above the turbo before!

Its all about the detail:

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Old 09-19-2006, 10:29 AM   #2
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it looks great under the hood. Too bad it will probably never see the track.
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that is hot!
do you get money for those stickers??
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:48 AM   #4
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wow talk about rice! holy cow, it's nice though.
Rice patrol and a post *****. As much as it's blinged up it's far from "rice".
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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not sure how to interpret the replies i have got....hmmmmmm!

is it still rice if its got a turbo, intercooler, bigger injector, emanage, dyno tuning? or is it merely rice as i want my caer to look different form all the samey looking miata's???

it is a showcar, but driven everyday and my only car!

have i been on track with it?...no!

Do i drive it hard on the street?...yes!

do i enjoy smoking the vtec no torque honda's?...YES!
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I still like it, nice work chap!
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nice jobs tab- all you need is a polished aluminum radiator to swap in for the plastic OE unit. I ususally think of rice as not having the performance to back up the looks.
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Yea I forgot about that, so I disregard the earlier rice remark.
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His car is definitely not rice.
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nice jobs tab- all you need is a polished aluminum radiator to swap in for the plastic OE unit. I ususally think of rice as not having the performance to back up the looks.

I second that. See if coolradiator.com will ship one over to you, very cheap. I've had mine for years now without problems.
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:30 PM   #11
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Looks good Tabs,is there anything left that you can do to that car?
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Are those actual glass mirrors? How do they deal with the additional underhood temps? Do you leave them in all the time?

Very nice engine bay, you sir need a girlfriend!
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girlfriend...that I have my friend and she is Very pretty!
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Well then- she definitely deserves to pose with your car and get posted on miataturbo.net. I believe that's standard procedure here, and it may even be policy.
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Well then- she definitely deserves to pose with your car and get posted on miataturbo.net. I believe that's standard procedure here, and it may even be policy.
Yup,those are the unofficial rules Tabs,now post em!
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:46 PM   #16
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just for you guys....as youc can see I am a very lucky guy!

She is the best thing that happened to me!



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If there was ever proof your car is NOT rice, that would be it. Feel free to post pics at will.
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She is the best thing that happened to me!
Then why is she sitting there scratching your paint.
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Pretty and shiny. Nice.

Having seen a picture of the GF it's even more criminal that your engine bay looks so good. Oh ya, I've got a kid so everything gets neglected!

Nice job.
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