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Old 09-14-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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I would hope i could do better than this.
http://www.ronsusser.com/vehicles.asp?c=df&id=884
Thoughs?
BTW no way is a set of 4 385 cc/min injectors hitting 300 whp without a fpr.
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I'd spend $25k'ish + $8k on a car, and drop one of these in:

Yummy.

You'd still be more than $25K ahead, and have way more fun.

Cheers!

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Old 09-14-2007, 09:37 PM   #3
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that is friging awesome
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:15 AM   #4
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i like the diamond plate floor panels, "for better grip when sitting your *** in the seat" is their reason i bet
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I might be talking out of my ***, magna, but don't NBs run higher (like 60 ish) fuel pressure that might support that claim?
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We know with 440-460 cc injectors @ 50psi you can easily hit 250whp with some room to spare. 300 crank would be right around 275whp. It might be possible with 385's, but likely on the ragged edge of things.
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I might be talking out of my ***, magna, but don't NBs run higher (like 60 ish) fuel pressure that might support that claim?

By my math at 100% DC the 385's (rated at 45 psi) are finished by 338 chp given 60 psi actual pressure, given a bsfc of .5 wich i highly doubt. The numbers don't lie i just feel that for me that would be to much on the edge why not run some 460's, he has a emu for christs sake.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:55 AM   #8
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So...they added every bolt-on imaginable, retail cost, no custom stuff? seems like one hell of a boring way to spend 62,000. I guess this is the reason you shouldnt build up a car bit by bit with no design goals - sounds like a show car, yawn.

most likely NOTHING was retail cost, because nobody in their right mind would spend 62,000 on a miata. and elise with 10,000 in modifications sounds like a better idea to me.
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Well, figure around $25k for the original purchase price... plus if you're paying somebody $100hr for labor and paying MSRP for all the parts, I could see where some retard with unlimited funds could spend $35k on upgrades... wait, no I couldn't.

Plus, the thing is hideously ugly. That's by far one of the worst colors I've ever seen on any car. The spoiler looks way out of place and is too big... and even after all that work there's no hard-top?

What I really like is the eBay style bar... that's a nice choice.
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Old 09-15-2007, 11:29 AM   #10
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$62k doesn't get you a built motor...? Was expecting to see a 2.0, fancy valvetrane, Hydra/TecIII/MoTec, Wilwoods, extra wheels with tires... and just generally more than a bunch of chrome pieces stuck on with double sided tape.

I'm wondering if the original purchase price isn't included in the figure... What was MSRP, close to $30?
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ebay gauge housing too, with cheap gauges. 60k should be top notch with some clean backlit gauges that match the spedo/tach

... and no hardtop? wtf is that?
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actually I think those are Westach gauges, which are pretty nice. Aircraft quality. I think TDR sells them, and if I recall correctly charges a fortune for them "pre wired".
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if I had $60k for a miata, it would look like this:
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actually I think those are Westach gauges, which are pretty nice. Aircraft quality. I think TDR sells them, and if I recall correctly charges a fortune for them "pre wired".
http://www.trackdogracing.com/website/gauges_types.htm

gary sells them however you want them I believe. I'm going by there today to pick up an oil temp gauge actually.
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yeah that's like 20,000 in labor.
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This car has been worked on by: Eibach Springs, Brainstorm Products, Jackson Racing(JR), Gary Shuhart of Track Dog Racing(TDR), JM Motorsports with tons of high end Miata parts and upgrades.
what do those guys charge, 150 an hour? more?
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well both of my gauges are westach, and i think they are great gauges for the most part, but the illumination is sub-par imo, as it is under rather than backlit and has hotspots
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In order to stop all this extra speed producing power, the brakes have been upgraded nicely with Power Slot performance rotors from Power Performance group, Inc. and stainless steel lines.
THIS IS WHERE ALL THE MONEY WENT! Hi tech **** there man.
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:gr eddy:
the owner got screewed...big time
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L ******* OL what a classic line
"This car has been worked on by: Eibach Springs..."

Hey everyone my car was worked on by Koni Suspension. It'll be for sale in the coming weeks for the bargain basement price of 10k I'll include the greddy kit for free along with my hardtop
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