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Old 04-07-2008, 01:41 PM   #1
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I'm scoring deals left and right.

Yesterday - Koyo 55mm from Craigslist
Yesterday - FM VoodooII kit w/ AEM UEGO & MSD timing box from mt.net classifieds
Today - New MSPNP & IAT from Retrorocket on CR.net

Those are three very big pieces of the puzzle I've needed.

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Haha! welcome to the club
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:49 PM   #3
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:28 PM   #4
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I'm scoring deals left and right.

Yesterday - Koyo 55mm from Craigslist
Yesterday - FM VoodooII kit w/ AEM UEGO & MSD timing box from mt.net classifieds
Today - New MSPNP & IAT from Retrorocket on CR.net

Those are three very big pieces of the puzzle I've needed.

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I told you....your the deal man! lol

Great news man!

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Old 04-08-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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sweet, congrats man, you effin ninja shopper, lol
i think everyone needs to know this, chris is a real life ninja!!!
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lol.

Nice. As soon as I get MS figured out and actually in the car...the hunt for the hardware being...I think I'm golden on electronics, exhaust, and fueling.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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Just added '04 Sport Big Brakes & proportioning valve to the hit list.

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how much bigger are those brakes?
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:13 PM   #9
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I've got a 95, so the stock ones are 10" Front / 9.9" Rear.

The Sports are 10.6" Front / 10.9" Rear. To the best of my knowledge, the sport brake pkg is the largest factory brakes fitted to a Miata.

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you are correct sir!
next step up is RX7 brakes, and then willwood
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k, I knew it was a bit larger. What all did you order in the 04 spt package...calipers and the mounts? How much was it?
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:22 PM   #12
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I got all 4 calipers, mounts and the proportioning valve from a 39,000 mile '04 from Tom at http://www.partsgroup.com for a little over $300. I need to shop for rotors and pads. So far RockAuto is looking like the best deal for rotors. I'll probably get Carbotech Panthers for the street, which is what I had on my NX and I was happy with them. Gotta do some research before I decide.

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I got all 4 calipers, mounts and the proportioning valve from a 39,000 mile '04 from Tom at http://www.partsgroup.com for a little over $300. I need to shop for rotors and pads. So far RockAuto is looking like the best deal for rotors. I'll probably get Carbotech Panthers for the street, which is what I had on my NX and I was happy with them. Gotta do some research before I decide.

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Many thanks Chris for posting this.

Now finish up so you can post some pics!

BTW, I saw a pic of your new Autonexion hood on a race prepared Miata at m.net the other day. That thing looks good!
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Old 04-10-2008, 02:47 PM   #14
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BTW, I saw a pic of your new Autonexion hood on a race prepared Miata at m.net the other day. That thing looks good!
Cool, got a link?

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Thanks man. Thats not bad at all, I gotta redo my brakes at some point...I'd like to upgrade to something about that size I'll have to give parts group a call, I've dealt with them a lot and never got screwed on anything. Great guys.

Anybody know what the stock rotor size is on the 1.6 cars? I just know its tiny.
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I'm scoring deals left and right.

Yesterday - Koyo 55mm from Craigslist
Yesterday - FM VoodooII kit w/ AEM UEGO & MSD timing box from mt.net classifieds
Today - New MSPNP & IAT from Retrorocket on CR.net

Those are three very big pieces of the puzzle I've needed.

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quite the shopping week!
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Cool, got a link?

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Here you go Chris: http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread...&page=15&pp=25

BTW, I saw some post by Minime (the owner) in this forum so maybe he can add some more pics just in case.
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I've seen those pics, that's a damn nice car.

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-UPDATE-

So I've gotten the car to the point where I'm driving it daily. Plugs / wires / fuel filter / oil change / & timing adjustment, have made the engine allot smoother and peppier, but there still sounds like there's some sort of miss, at least at idle. I got started on cleaning the engine bay & undercarriage. 2 aerosol cans of Gunk, & my pressure washer made a nice dent in the 106,000 miles of grime & leaking oil.

The Tein Flex are in, and I'm running them at full soft for now, which is a little floaty, so I'll tighten them up some, and keep an eye on things as they break in. Rear height is about 12.5", the front's are a little lower than 12", so I need to bring it up a touch, and I'm getting some rubbing, but my fender lips are pre-fubar'd from the PO, so some rolling is in order. I'm waiting until after I go through the front end and replace parts before I get the car aligned. Then it'll be time to get put the 6UL's and RSII's on.

My 'to-be-installed' pile is growing daily. The 55mm Koyo is chillin' in the corner of the garage, with the CF hood & trunk, I have a full set of 2004 Sport Calipers, along with new rotors, and I need to order a set of Carbotech Bobcat's for the street. They're going to look great behind the 6UL's. Other OEM mods waiting to go in are factory cruise control, and rear defrost for the hardtop.

But what really has me excited is the MSPNP that arrived today!! I think I'm going to put it in after work tonight and start playing with it, I can't wait.

The FM turbo kit should be on the way this week, and I have a line on a complete 99 head. If the head comes through, that's going to be another project to complete before I boost the car. It'll be interesting to see how the car runs with the 99 head, MSPNP with IAT, and the 2.5" exhaust that's on the car now. I need MORE POWER, this normally aspirated **** ain't cutting it.

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Awesome stuff man, glad to hear the car is coming together so fast for you!!

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