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Old 12-18-2007, 04:21 PM   #41
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the tally that really bothers me is the wasted spending the $20 here for this, the $5 here for that. that **** adds up and it's ridiculous.
No doubt!

I have learned to always add 25% to the cost of what ever modification to cover the misc. BS.

I think I am going to venture into the additional 30% range with my SC install. It's too easy to go ahead and change things "while your there".
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:23 PM   #42
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More then you can afford pal.....Ferrari!

I dunno but last time I calculated I had a $12,000, $3,300 car :(
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:02 PM   #44
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It's too easy to go ahead and change things "while your there".
Thats what got me into most of my trouble
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Old 12-18-2007, 05:55 PM   #45
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I got the car with a lot of goodies already either installed or included, some with a very large price tag, like the Cusco LSD and the FMII kit, and I've added plenty to it. I'm still buying stuff, and right now I say that after I get a roll bar, frame rails, and an extraction hood, I'll be done, but I know that after all that's done and it's a good daily driver, I'll return to my search for an engine to build up for a larger turbo, etc.
It may be expensive at times, but modifying this car has been 10x easier than when I turbo'd my Saturn.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:03 PM   #46
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$7K for the car (bought in '03)
~$3K in mods including MS and Turbo
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:14 PM   #47
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i've only got about 1900 in it not including the car but I'm planning on spending about 6-7K in the next year and that's it hopefully.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:40 PM   #48
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3k for 60k mile '94.
2-2.5k for turbo + cooling + ems + etc.
1.5k for drivetrain : LSD, gears, clutch, flywheel.
500$ for R's with wheels.
1k for street wheels/tires.
1.5k for suspension.
0.6k Hardtop.

Future:

0.5-1k 6spd trans
2k-???k for misc track goodies and appearance ****.

Waiting for spring: Not priceless.

Wouldn't change a thing. Should be beating up on elise's with no issue. Can't beat that for under 10k
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:27 PM   #49
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i'm still in the negative since the TEINs will be sold tonite. wear-n-tear items (oil change/tires/depreciation) not counting of course...

miata daily beater FTW.

the s2k, OTOH, is a friggin MONEY PIT. i'm about to pickup a 72mm throttle for .5-1 hp gain...
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:58 PM   #50
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i just bought my 03 with 20k miles and i just started to mod it, it's already burned a very deep hole in my pocket but this is the kind of car that you can't help but spend money on it.. allready 9 month's i had the car and this is what i've done to it
20800-car(mostly interest)
600-turbo
300-aem wideband
280-greddy profec two boost controller
150- ebay mani
220-front mount
350-act clutch
100- 550 injectors
350- FIC
sience i don't want to mess up my engine i payed 1500 to install and have custom downpipe, exhaust, and everything ealse done to the car, so on top of the price of the car and everything i done to it, you can see how addictive it is
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #51
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I'll make everyone feel better: Can you buy a car today that equals the performance and feel of your car for the same price?
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:10 PM   #52
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i only have about 2500 or so in my miata, only like a grand in my taurus, my old probe total was around 5-6000, my gixxer is a ton, thats the only thing i have ever bought brand new. but atleast im spending money on somthing i love.
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I am not at liberty to answer that question, due to the fact that my significant other is aware of this site. She all ready calls my miata, bitch 1 and bitch 2. She feels I spend more time and money on them, then I do on her. The sad fact is, She is right
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I think this is a good thread to introduce myself. Many of you know me from the other board. I bought my '01 as a demo in '02 because it was a good price and being so new, I wouldn't have to spend money on it. Unfortunately I discovered the power that can be made and have easily spent 10k on that car in mods.

I just purchased Larry's MOAB'ed '94 and want to take a more DIY on upgrades for that car and figured I would learn a lot more on this board.

Once I get the car (it may spend the winter at Larry's in MI) I plan to do a leakdown test and install a wideband I have sitting on the shelf. Assuming all is well, I plan to install a used Hydra I have on my '01 (my lesson in a stand alone) and drive the snot out of the 94 for a year. Once the '01 is solid, then I can work on the '94. If there are issues, that car is my priority and I willl hold off on the hydra install on the '01.

The '94 is currently using an AFPR for fueling and I suspect I am leaning towards a MEGAsquirt but have a lot to learn first. My goal on the '94 is to make a lot more power for a lot less money. Hopefully this forum will help me do that.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:51 AM   #55
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I'll make everyone feel better: Can you buy a car today that equals the performance and feel of your car for the same price?
That does make me feel better thanks!

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I am not at liberty to answer that question, due to the fact that my significant other is aware of this site. She all ready calls my miata, bitch 1 and bitch 2. She feels I spend more time and money on them, then I do on her. The sad fact is, She is right
My gf says the same thing, and its true i spend wayyyyy more money and time on my first GF, that being my 90
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:15 PM   #56
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$7k - car
~$2k - turbo setup
~$400 - 3.90 gearset and eibach sway bars
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That does make me feel better thanks!



My gf says the same thing, and its true i spend wayyyyy more money and time on my first GF, that being my 90
x3. I actually spent a lot on the fleshy GF for christmas because I feel guilty. Every purchase for the car could be a step closer to a wedding ring according to her....I'll keep spending on the car.
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #58
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sex & poon > miata 1, 2 or 3.

y'all need to re-align your priorities.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:17 PM   #59
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if i have to spend money on the GF to get poon from her she has to readjust her priorities. Luckily that is not the case.
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lol poon...... that word always cracked me up.... that and cooter
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