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Old 04-15-2012, 02:47 AM   #1
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My 92 miata with around 199k miles.

So this is how it all started when i first bought it for $1500. Except it was on stock rims and I was able to get these the same day from a friend and yes it did not come with a top...
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I ended up with this new top shortly after which was a PAIN to install...
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I ended up moving from FL to SC a little difference in climate....
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Now that it has warmed up I can get to work...I got a ebay header along with TSUDO N1 cat-back with just a pipe welded in place of the cat.
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I had no jacks...so I used what i had lmao...
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First things I added/replaced were the Tanabe bar and plugs/wires
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Next was nothing much but the air filter..
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Then the fun stuff started...Got a DNA radiator with dual fans..and a new coolant over flow
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Decided SC wasnt for me and got back to FL...along with some new paint
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So clean...btw the front lights i did not black out...but i did do the rear just because..lol
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So now ive decided i want to move my filter away from the header and i riged this...and also spent FOREVER polishing the valve cover
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It was time for the air intake manifold....and that driver side has finally started looking empty hmmm
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So i got ahold of another miata thats exterior was in bad shape but had a basic greddy turbo set up and broke it down and installed it on mine...i honesty didnt know what all i was doing since ive never worked with turbos..i just copied the setup to mine....lets just say it didnt last longer then a week before i decided to break it down before i ruined a perfectly fine motor lol...
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:22 AM   #2
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greddy kit can be decent, just gotta get a bigger downpipe, larger injectors, intercooler, and better ecu. also ditch the filter and intake piping, and pray your exhaust manifold doesn't crack... some do, some don't. mine never did but I replaced with artech unit anyways. You'll also want to make sure you change the oil feed and return lines to something reliable; I use a -4 AN feed line and a -10 AN return line tapped to the oil pan.

It'll get you boosted for cheap and the turbo is still good for low 200 whp with the proper supporting mods. FYI, You'll also want to get the midpipe for the tsudo replaced with a 2.5 pipe, since it's beveled down to a 2.25 until after the midpipe. It's still a good exhaust for the money, got mine for around $95 shipped a few years back and I still have no complaints. My friend got one and it melted his bumper though, not sure why mine never had that issue.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:17 AM   #3
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Clean looking ride for sure. Love how you have kept the engine bay so meticulously clean, especially the polished valve cover and intake mani. Did you just air spray a flat black without a clear coat for the paint job? Whichever way you did it I like how it turned out. I have been debating just sanding down and using the flat black rustoleum spray. Keep up the good work!
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its just a flat black paint with no clear coat. im content the way it turned out but i wish it had more of a wet look to it. Ive spayed a 86 nissan pickup with that rustoleum and it turned out like the first pic i have i wouldnt recomend it lol
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its just a flat black paint with no clear coat. im content the way it turned out but i wish it had more of a wet look to it. Ive spayed a 86 nissan pickup with that rustoleum and it turned out like the first pic i have i wouldnt recomend it lol
Getting the wet look is tough without a minor clear coat but I like the flat on yours. I know that they used rattle can flat black on a sti in a issue of modified back in like 2006 and it came out amazing so that was the reason I wanted to try it. I guess if it looks like crap im not too worried as mine is only going to be used for track days haha so I just wanted to prevent it from rusting out. Either way yours looks great and I have a friend that has a sprayer and does body work so I might do a flat grey or something also.
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