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Old 07-09-2008, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Who here has sunk 10k+ into their Miata and isn't boosted yet?

Besides Hustler and myself?

3k into wheels/tires/suspension.
1k into drivetrain.
2.5k into paint. <- most bullshit one.
1.5k into turbo **** that is sitting around.
~700 into ecu/gauges/etc
750 into hardtop
x into brakes/slicks/visual/safety/etc.

The funny part is, it is 10k into good deals, used parts, some quality new **** like 15x9 6ul's and rs2's and such, nothing like going out and buying a FM AFCO suspension or Begi S5.
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I think i belong to this club.
But i am almost there.
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So I guess it counts if we've paid for the turbo stuff but not gotten it right?

BEGI kit: $4386
1.8 conversion + compeition mounts: $328
Butterfly Brace: $430
Clutch: $305
Brake Upgrade: $583
1.8 Motor: $500
Sway Bars: $200
Springs/Shocks: $700
Torsen LSD: $1125
Spark Plug Wires: $80
R Comps + Daisies: $250
Steering Wheel: $80
Wheels: $1104

That put me at $10071. I'm sure there are a few more things I'm overlooking but I'm gonna stop b/c I'm starting to feel my breakfast coming up
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i can see me doing it. i'm gonna force myself to do brakes and suspension first.

my last reasonably modified car i did brakes later than i realistically should have (i waited until they needed to be replaced rather than doing them when i upped the power significantly). the car just felt more usable when it could stop as well as it went. after you have a nice overall balanced setup things become so much more fun.

in a miata dropping 1k+ into suspension alone would be more than worth it and easily justifiable.
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read sig below.......i think i'm still under 8k including the cost of the car.
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:23 PM   #6
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I have spent about 11k including the car (this doesn't include the old parts I sold, never put that together). I chose to turbo first, then upgrade the rest after. Your doing the oposite. So really your not behind, just doing it a different way.

After I put in my new suspension, wheels and tires I wish I had done that first rather than the turbo. Lesson learned.
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Im in pretty good shape.
1992 Miata.
Came with Racing beat lowering springs and swaybars. Bolt on eye candy. Exposed cam gears valve cover, etc & Rims. Most of you don't like them. But I'm digg'n the rice. LOL
Then I bought:
MSPNP & Afm delete. $767 shipped overnight.
FM 2560 turbo & intercooler on Motor & tranny with clutch, wires and RC 550 injectors. For $1050 shipped to the door.
Boost Gauge. $60.00 ????
AEM Uego Wideband. $215
Knocksence and LED $55
Turbo Blanket and T25 gasket. $143
MSD boost control (I'm not using) $75.00
Free 3" muffler
3" exhaust $100
Timming light $100 ???
16.00 for cheap wrenches to cut down and grind.
+190 for selling some parts.
$2391.00
Yea, I add all extra expenses pertaining to the car.
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The funny part is, it is 10k into good deals, used parts, some quality new **** like 15x9 6ul's and rs2's and such, nothing like going out and buying a FM AFCO suspension or Begi S5.
Are you my twin brother? I've scored some really nice deals, but bought new 6ul's and rs2's.

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I might be close, but I'm almost turbo... Do you count all the turbo **** I've bought? lol.

$3000.00 Car
$360.00 Wheels
$125.00 Tires
$250.00 Brakes
$100.00 Short block
$450.00 Cylinder Head repair
$435.00 Roll Bar
$370.00 Total Megasquirt Investment
$190.00 LC1

$300.00 H-Beam Rods
$100.00 Block Machine work
$FREE Crankshaft
$FREE T3 Turbocharger
$100.00 T4 Compressor
$10.00 Turbo Rebuild
$160.00 Turbo Manifold Parts
$1065.00 MillerMatic180
$260.00 Welding Gas and Cylinder
$200.00 Chinacooler
$435.00 Stainless Enthuza 3" Catback
$57.00 Flanges
$119.00 Misc Mandrel bends
$159.00 Horizontal Bandsaw

I'm at $7810 Total.. Know I'm forgetting something..
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I'm turbo and have about 7 grand total into it, including the car. This is not including the new motor.
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car 1600
suspension 800
seat 200
harness 200
paint 000
gauges 300
wheelsx2 500
r-comps 600
99 motor and trans (w/open rear swap)700
rear end 700
clutch 400
machine work 1300
pistons and rods 700
oil cooler 300
exhuast 500
begi s3 3800
mspnp 700
lc1 200
reroute 200
fuel rail 100
injectors 120
radiator 200
sport brakes 200

****, about $14000. That **** is out of control. I'm going to be pissed if this car is not reliable. At least I paid straight cash. I'm buying 1 set of 6ul's and every other cent I make is going to student loans...after my Washington wine country trip...which I may postpone to build my car in time for Hallett.
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Holy **** hustler!
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Holy **** hustler!
anything worth doing is worth doing right.
-hunter s. thompson

I need this bitch to run.

I also spent $2200 just on track time last year.
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maybe I should have bought that c5z on that cold, february day in 2006 when I found a deal on the brg, and thought I'd save money in the long-run. lol I guess after a few sets of r-comps, the green car will be cheaper than the vette.
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with the price of the car, 6uls, Teins, and S3 I'm probably at ~12k
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reddroptop, thanks for this thread!

I won't say how much but I get great comfort from some of the posts!

And that is after buying not 1 but 2 AEMs and an MS to boot!
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:27 PM   #17
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yup.

turbo kit is there, but not on yet.
http://www.aus-cartalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=29515
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black flag ************.

where can I get the cusco rear brace and possible the braces in the car?
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Working on it...I am at around 6k now and havent even started on the "performance" parts besides Megasquirt.

So add turbo kit (prolly begi s3) and clutch and upgraded rear end and I will be at 10k.
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I will probably be at 15k not including the car when finished. No high end turbo kits, motor rebuilds, or $$$$$ things like that.

Other **** needed:

Cooling ****.
6spd.
Clutch/Fly
Safety ****, weld in harness bar into the 4pt bar, sparco seats, etc.
4 piston brake setup done properly.

****. Alot of money, but at least it should be reliable, proven, and FAST. Going to keep it a long time is the plan, next replacement is a Lotus, even then, might as well keep the miata around if I have the space.

As hustler said, it is too expensive to track something heavier then a Miata. R-comps are cheap and plentiful used, or even new the 225/45 NT-01's are not horribly expensive.

What else could I get for 20k that does the same ****? An S2K, maaaybe. Even then, slower, but probably less bullshit, but who can keep a performance car stock? S2K mods are $$$$.
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