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wes65 06-12-2008 12:11 AM

What is this madness?

So, not sure what i'm looking at here. Can someone fill me in?

^tyrant^ 06-12-2008 12:23 AM

i think that is the whole front cross member

Bryce 06-12-2008 12:24 AM

Front end for a V8 swap.

IcantDo55 06-12-2008 12:26 AM


ScottFW 06-12-2008 12:26 AM

Subframe for their LS conversion.


wes65 06-12-2008 12:44 AM

thats what i was thinking.

y8s 06-12-2008 08:26 AM

elvis guts

paul 06-12-2008 08:33 AM

FM is doing a v8 swap?

TurboTim 06-12-2008 08:37 AM

There is a thread on here about a week ago, something like "cat out of the bag" or something. Search for replies by "keith". They are partnering with one of the LS conversion people to create a kit, maybe.

Ben 06-12-2008 08:38 AM

^^what he said

Braineack 06-13-2008 02:38 PM


It's a tubular replacement for the front subframe. It uses the stock NB pickup points and will come with either NA or NB steering rack points. It's 9-10 lbs lighter than stock. The one in the picture has Miata motor mounts, but we have another one here with a different set of mounts welded on...

except you guys are only half correct....it's for us as well.

Splitime 06-13-2008 02:41 PM

That specific one pictured is actually for 1.6/1.8 miata motors. ~10lbs lighter than OEM and "better" suspension geometry... rumored to be more like the NB points I believe.

chriscar 06-13-2008 02:47 PM

One of the hottest Miata's ever.




TurboTim 06-13-2008 02:48 PM

How much is 10 lbs worth to most miata owners?

Splitime 06-13-2008 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by TurboTim (Post 270921)
How much is 10 lbs worth to most miata owners?

Not whatever that is going to cost with an FM markup.

At least to me.

levnubhin 06-13-2008 03:09 PM

I could easily loose 20lbs myself. Much cheaper.
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Splitime 06-13-2008 03:10 PM

Oh, I forgot one other benefit of it. I believe the mounting points for the steering rack are setup to allow for a lower car and less bumpsteer issues.

RusMan 06-13-2008 03:43 PM

If they raise the suspension attaching points about 2 inches, that would be awesome! 2" lower with stock suspension geometry, I'd pay for that!

hustler 06-13-2008 04:04 PM

god damn that car is fucking hard core.

paul 06-29-2008 08:44 AM

the lettering on that BEGI intake manifold looks retarted. Like a kindergartener learning how to block print. Seriously why wouldn't they do it in this font?


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