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Old 02-04-2007, 05:16 PM   #1
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LS1 swap? Hrmmm maybe.
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Old 02-04-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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bah too much.
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He said its making ~425rwhp and when he left he slammed it in 2nd and just roasted the tires... awesome sound from that car.
One of my main concerns would be getting enough tire under it.
If I'm going to have to shell 8k for an NB I'll just get an FD shell.
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oh and bad idea on the CTS-V diff, they're real weak.
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well that was a pristine 99 with leather 70K miles etc on a dealer lot 3 yrs ago, could et a shell for cheaper.
problem is if you're going to sink 10k into an engine swap you'd want a pristine shell, so it's a conundrum.

I think an LS1 FD is worth more in the long run.
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One of my main concerns would be getting enough tire under it.
If I'm going to have to shell 8k for an NB I'll just get an FD shell.
yeah I'd rather roll an FD shell anyways, at least you can get major tire under it. This guy I think was running 225's on a 15x8, but it may have been 245s in the back, can't recall. Anyways he stated that its pretty traction limited until 3rd at 100mph
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I suppose.


Well it's probably going to be that unless someone wants to send me their miata to build. I'm bored as ****.
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Take mine. Im sick of it. i have the turbo and piping done, just need to do a new manifold and downpipe, emb.
Sure, send it on out.
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Maybe if i get a three day weekend. Ill have to drive it out and fly back
you'll just have to buy me a welder and tubing bender, that's all.
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problem is if you're going to sink 10k into an engine swap you'd want a pristine shell, so it's a conundrum.

I think an LS1 FD is worth more in the long run.
I'd rather have an FD...strong chassis...suspension...and more room for big *** tires.
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Take mine. Im sick of it. i have the turbo and piping done, just need to do a new manifold and downpipe, emb.
I wonder if there's money to be made doing turnkey turbo jobs like that.


Probably not
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I wonder if there's money to be made doing turnkey turbo jobs like that.


Probably not
It is called Flying Miata :gay:
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Hey Philip,how about doing a FD with a 20b tripple rotor?a project like that will keep you occupied for a long time.
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Hey Philip,how about doing a FD with a 20b tripple rotor?a project like that will keep you occupied for a long time.
Ja, I want to wast e abunch of money on an unreliable pice of ****.
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