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Old 11-26-2006, 05:18 PM   #21
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E36 M3!
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:39 PM   #22
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now an e30 m3 i could consider.. didnt think of that.
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:23 PM   #23
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I would get either a S2000,WRX STi or a Buick Grand National.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:08 PM   #24
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I was thinking I could spend $8k tops, so the E36 and second gen MR2 turbo seem like the best canidates. I hear the 2.5-liter BMW engine takes nicely to turbocharging...
uhhh the 2.5L in the e30 takes well to boost as in you get a crap ton of power out of not much boost but yeah get ready to blow your motor. Those e30 m3's are like 10.5-11:1 compression stock. Also boosting any BMW is $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ like none other. If you want mad power go e36 with a twin-screw cept plan to spend like 10k on the car and 7k on the set-up. If i could get another I'd nab a Evo or a 2nd Gen Rx-7 or a e36 m3 with some suspension work.
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turbo is300
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:22 PM   #26
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or a coablt 2.4 and turbo it
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:51 PM   #27
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ugh, you might as well buy an 04 GTO for 16k and supercharge or turbo it.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:28 PM   #28
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why is boosting an e30 pricey? i would think a standard turbo setup and megasquirt would do the trick. seems like it would still be around the standard 1500$ mark
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:41 PM   #29
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I came from BMW's and I think they are basicaly all overrated now.

Dream world Elise/Exige.

Real world anouther Miata.
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:54 PM   #30
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Elise or S2000. Depending on how practical I am feeling.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:08 PM   #31
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actually, if I find a way to afford it, I'm all over a Cayman S

oh yeah, thats the ticket
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:11 PM   #32
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I sold my '92 Turbo'd Miata over the summer. Bought a '89 Turbo Targa Supra. I thought that I wanted something different and faster. Something that I could get 500hp from. Wrong move, the Supra was too big and didn't handle like the Miata, I missed my baby.

Well that is all fixed now. The Supra is up for sale and I just bought a '99 10AE and trailered it home from Boston tonight. I drove it down my street and I can't wait to have it registered

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Old 11-26-2006, 10:13 PM   #33
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why is boosting an e30 pricey? i would think a standard turbo setup and megasquirt would do the trick. seems like it would still be around the standard 1500$ mark
the insides dont like boost. also most of the e30's you find will need to be rebuilt as they have 150-200k miles on them. Most are money bucket of problems after problems after problem till you replace it and more or less have a old body with brand new parts. My old roomie had a e30 with 150,000 miles he sold it for 14,000. Least once every three months it sprung a problem that would end up costing 200-300 bucks. the e30 m3 is a beast on the track but it is just a spendy car to own. parts cost a ton and so do fixes and without building their motors they dont like to hold boost reliably.


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Old 11-26-2006, 10:34 PM   #34
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My next project will be a BP turbo festiva with an 8 point, suspension, severe weight reduction, and the stickiest tires I can get to pass inspection. Because 250 Hp and <1500 lbs sound like a fun car for under $3000.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:35 PM   #35
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I definately agree with loki, new z06. Have you guys got to ride in one yet. I thought that my camaro was real fast, then I went for a ride in the z06. They are about the same acceleration wise, but the damn z06 just would flat out stomp my camaro if there were any bends in the road. How about a miata with an ls1, with a nice cam. Really surprise people, in fact, I would **** my pants if one rolled up.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:53 PM   #36
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A lightly boosted E36 M3 would be a great car. Maybe around 375 whp. You wouldn't want to lose the great balance that car has. Flipside is doing one with a twin turbo S54. Sounds cool on paper but I think it will ruin the car.
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$20k to do it cheap.
$30k to do it insane.
http://www.factoryfive.com/table/ffr...adsterkit.html

The day I retire from the Navy I'll start my build. I'm dead serious. This is my dream. 13.5yrs to go.
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:33 PM   #38
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wow for being miata fans we sure have alot of dreams of other cars
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wow for being miata fans we sure have alot of dreams of other cars
most ened up at the miata cus it is a cheap amazing car. Handles +++ cheap +++ mods = cheap vs other cars

I came from the RX-7's - > BMW's -> VW's -> Subaru GC8's -> Miatas
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That is what it all is about. For me personally, I want a new Z06, that is my dream car personally. Lots of people want ferraris and lambos and lotuses, the list just goes on and on.
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