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Old 07-10-2008, 10:23 PM   #41
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I'm sure I'm $25K invested including the cost of the car.

First set of wheels and tires ~ 1k
2nd set of wheels and tires~ good deal at 300 bucks
Flares~ free
Lip~ 200 or so
Seats ~ 400 used
HDHCDD~ 300 bucks and a bunch of wrinkle spaypaint
Misc J D M crapola to make it pretty ~ about 1500 bucks

As for the Turbo build..... the whole thing pieced together, and welded up ran me about 3 grand, including re-making intercooler piping and the 2 exhaust designs I've used.

Then I bought a HYDRA, so add another $2k to the tally

Don't even get me started on the crap I've bought and then given away to the locals or thrown out when i was tired of it (carbon hood etc...)

Add that to a $13k NB, and factor in tuning costs and **** I forgot.... and my bank account is VERY unhappy!
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:38 PM   #42
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well... since you asked:


car - $1200

suspension:
- bushings - ~$200
- used (but good) bc racing coilover kit - $750
- 550/300 springs - $200
- rb tubular bar - $170
- end links (still waiting for them) - $90
- fm frame rails - $185

brakes:
- 01+ sport calipers - $175 (yeah, i know)
- pads / rotors - $450
- braided lines - $100

body/safety/interior:
- cf seat - $650
- steering wheel + hub - $60
- shift **** - $50
- short throw shifter - $40
- shifter extender - $20
- speakers - $350
- carpc - ~$850
- front lip - $200
- boss frog roll bar - $350
- 5-point harness - $250
- new soft top - $300

wheels/tires:
- 15x7 konig rewinds + r-comps - $750
- lug nuts - $30

rear end:
- kaaz 1.5 (traded for website) - $850
- 1.8 upgrade - $450
- fluids - $40

engine:
- special ebay green valve cover - $300 (dont buy crap when you are waisted)
- megasquirt pnp - $700
- xd-16 - $200
- lc-1 - $200
- boost gauge - $90
- begi s + exhaust - $3500
- cops - $110 (w/ new plugs)
- 460s + dual feed rail - $150
- intercooler - $140
- radiator - $180
- gaskets, etc - $50
- mini cooper scoop - $50
- hoses, belts, etc - $200
- boost controller + ait - $50
- clutch - $300

i bet you i forgot something...


around $15k so far and counting (labor not included but around $2k there too.)

oh... forgot to mention that i only drove it like 5 times overall for a total of about 200 miles. i had it for around 4-5 months now too...
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:08 PM   #43
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- special ebay green valve cover - $300 (dont buy crap when you are waisted)
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:22 PM   #44
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Here is a list of my mods (It is on Our Favorite site)

http://clubroadster.net/forum/garage...ehicle&CID=423

Please visit and rate my car a "10"
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:56 AM   #45
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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...


I like the way you think! Good point, I've used the above items more on other things than the miata... So thats defiantly justified.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:12 AM   #46
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yeah, the $$$ add up when you're building a garage simultaneously.
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