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Old 07-10-2008, 12:01 AM   #21
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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 $$$$.
how much are hawk blues for us...$90 for the fronts. They're $300 for c5's alone, s2k's aren't much better and the cars are much more.

At first I just wanted a 9.5:1 99 motor...then God spoke to me at the track one day. It (she) said, "Hustler, you will build a miata and **** on the chest of viper and lambo drivers because they are ------s, and it makes their penii shivel up inside their bodies when a miata *****-tomps their souls. If you build it, girls thighs will stick together."
basically, a decree was made by god, and I can't ignore that. Its my destiny.
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Old 07-10-2008, 12:02 AM   #22
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Paid 5900 cash for the NB back in August 06.

250 for a coil pack week after I purchased car
220 for timing belt stuff
200 on brakes
1100 on MS stuff and LC1
1600 on nitrous hardware and refills.
1100 on hardtop
400 on wheels
90 for the intercooler
140 for 550cc injectors
50 for pierburb fuel pump
120 for new stock fuel pump
110 for Mallory FPR
100 for fuel lines and fittings
210 for mandrel bends
200 for mufflers and glass packs
100 on welding supplies
55 tubing
80 EDIS ignition system
90 for SC crank pulley
100 for oil lines and fittings
40 for sandwhich plate
400 on tooling for the build
50 on hardware
110 for the SC's
30 for master and slave rebuild kits
200 clutch


7,145 in parts
13,045 including the cost of the car

And I'm probably forgetting some stuff and I'm by no means done purchasing stuff.
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If you build it, girls thighs will stick together."
I could have sworn he said "If you build it, girls thighs will spread wide for you."
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I bought my 94 for $6500, the PO bought the car for $7, and they put $11K into it in only 15K miles.

I thought .30 on the Dollar for a FI miata was a decent deal (not a great deal but fair). And that included a BLACK hardtop...

The next miata (or possible other car) I would think of putting $10K into would be an EV conversion...

http://www.jstraubel.com/EVpusher/EVpusher2.htm
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I bought my 94 for $6500, the PO bought the car for $7, and they put $11K into it in only 15K miles.

I thought .30 on the Dollar for a FI miata was a decent deal (not a great deal but fair). And that included a BLACK hardtop...

The next miata (or possible other car) I would think of putting $10K into would be an EV conversion...

http://www.jstraubel.com/EVpusher/EVpusher2.htm



Dude better get some safety chains on that "trailer.."
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:15 AM   #26
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14k in including car.... and thinking about buying an NB
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I bought my 94 for $6500, the PO bought the car for $7, and they put $11K into it in only 15K miles.

I thought .30 on the Dollar for a FI miata was a decent deal (not a great deal but fair). And that included a BLACK hardtop...

The next miata (or possible other car) I would think of putting $10K into would be an EV conversion...

http://www.jstraubel.com/EVpusher/EVpusher2.htm
I'm with you 100% on the next project car.
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:14 AM   #28
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I had $8k in mods, $12k or so including car, before I was boosted. $4k into the interior, $2k in suspension, $1k in wheels and tires, $1k in clutch/radiator/brakes. Something like $17-18k in now, and not even close to done. I'll probably be into it $25-30k before I am finished. :/
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Old 07-10-2008, 03:16 AM   #29
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What the crap can add up to 4k in a miata interior?
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:13 AM   #30
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black flag ************.

where can I get the cusco rear brace and possible the braces in the car?
ahah

any Japanese parts place should be able to source them,
i used JDMYard here in Sydney, but in the U.S. it should be even easier.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:29 AM   #31
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What the crap can add up to 4k in a miata interior?
FM headwork.
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:52 PM   #32
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I'm about $25,000 into my car.

New carpet, top, leather seats, polished stainless rollbar, stereo and paint.

Koni's, sways, frame rails, braces & end links

2 sets of wheels 15x7 and 15x8 and tires TS-1 (need new ones) and RS-2

BEGi S3, Link , Dual Feed FR, gauges, Wideband etc

3" dual exhaust (Enthuzia custom)

Plus a lot of other crap.
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What the crap can add up to 4k in a miata interior?

To recover seats it can cost over $ 1500 for good work, then add good carpet, gauges and rollbar. To that a sound system and 4G comes fast.
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I'm about $25,000 into my car.
It's easy to start justifying that last 10-15k, I never want to go there, as then you realize you would have been better off starting with a better platform. (IMO)

You just get to a performance level where the the money sunk in is no longer offering a good return of your money.
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I did think about that, but like the Miata for what it is 'small classic type sports car'

I did think about cars like the S2000, Z3, Z4 and M Roadster for about the same money ($ 10,000 for the Miata plus options) but I like the idea of a small 'cute girls car' that can blow the doors off a new 'HEMI' or a 'stang.

Also unlike a lot of people here I plan on keeping the Miata for at least 10 to 15 more years.
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I did think about cars like the S2000, Z3, Z4 and M Roadster for about the same money ($ 10,000 for the Miata plus options) but I like the idea of a small 'cute girls car' that can blow the doors off a new 'HEMI' or a 'stang.

Also unlike a lot of people here I plan on keeping the Miata for at least 10 to 15 more years.
I thought the same thing,if I did not have pretty much a down payment on a house invested in the miata,I would most likely be driving a turbocharged S2000 or turbocharged M Roadster.

I plan to keep my car for a very long time,there's no point in selling it when you have a certain amount of money invested into it,unless something unexpected were to come up.
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3200$ For my Miata
700$ For a New Top
3200$ Begi S + MSPNP + IC + GT2560+ LC1
800$ Wheels + Tires
1200$ Suspension
500$ Roll Bar
100$ Shift ****
250$ Steering Wheel + Hub
400$ Clutch
400$ Radiator
400$ Timing Belt
= 11,150$

1150$ over budget, but I know its more than that considering I have had plenty of other related expenses.
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$1065.00 MillerMatic180
$260.00 Welding Gas and Cylinder
$159.00 Horizontal Bandsaw
I employ creative accounting techniques which prohibit me from including tool purchases in the total build cost . I consider tools as ancilliary expenses and I categorize them as mere side-affects of the project, like my not-yet-finished garage for instance...
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:48 PM   #39
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IT hurts me to think about all the money I have in my car, and how its likely that the car will overheat, blow **** up, and never run right...just like my last turbo car.
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IT hurts me to think about all the money I have in my car, and how its likely that the car will overheat, blow **** up, and never run right...just like my last turbo car.
But this one doesn't have those two fateful initials emblazoned on it
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