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Old 02-16-2010, 11:20 AM   #1
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FM has had several buyers for their "all new parts" V8 conversions at $29,999 + an NB. The question is why when you can pitch the same check and pick this up for the same $29,900?

Only 7K miles.

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Anybody who spends $30k on a V8 swap in a Miata is an idiot anyway. It can be done for 1/4 that. FM might make good stuff, but they are damn proud of their parts.

The price I have come up with is $7500-$8000 using a swap kit from either FM or BossFrog, an LS1, trans, diff, new clutch, associated exhaust and other hardware. So $8,000>>>$30,000
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If you're willing to spend that much for a v8 Miata you probably got a **** load of money and a new Viper.
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Id take the viper over a V8 miats
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so what you're saying is....


the miata should get the viper v10?
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so what you're saying is....


the miata should get the viper v10?
Yes!
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Judging by their shipping prices, they're awful proud of that too.
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Yeah that viper isnt a scam.
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Even though the odometer is rolled back, a blue and white GTS has been my dream car since i was 10 which is when it came out for me. That car is damn sexy, and would have one over a v8 anything anyday. I can't say i have seen a gts that low, but i frequently see RT/10's in that price range.
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Even though the odometer is rolled back, a blue and white GTS has been my dream car since i was 10 which is when it came out for me. That car is damn sexy, and would have one over a v8 anything anyday. I can't say i have seen a gts that low, but i frequently see RT/10's in that price range.



So, what you're saying is that you'd take this:




over this:

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Given the relative price differences, I would myself.

Point taken though
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id rather replace the Chevy parts when they fail over the Ferrari ones.
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id rather replace the chevy parts when they fail over the ferrari ones.



dodge!!!!!
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So, what you're saying is that you'd take this:




over this:

Better yet,
this

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dodge!!!!!
same american crap.
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for someone who has no idea about cars... 30k might not seem so bad, a brand new miata costs that anyway.... so why not buy a good shell and end up with a brand new fast and reliable one.
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Yes, the viper, I like ferraris,but the viper is ftw, and I will take mine with 2 turbos please.
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Better yet,
this

If your going to cut the stock spoiler, might as well cut it all the way off from the body and professionally patch the body and then put the spoiler on... but to each their own i guess.
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Yeah, stupid Ferrari for creating the LM version like that. You should be in charge.
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That car is right around the corner from where I live. I belive I will go take a look at it in person....
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