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Old 11-03-2009, 08:52 AM   #101
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Just Sav and Hustler I beg your pardon.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:54 AM   #102
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So what is your next move with the Miata? Burn that bitch!?
I repeat!
Inconel safety wire on the hot-bolts. I minus whale try with the good parts I have and after all I've been through.

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After all of this drama lately, I'm seriously thinking a V8 is the only way I will ever own a high power Miata. I don't think I will be able to talk myself into a turbo now.
I wish I had never done the turbo build. I'm at $20k in and basically have a street car that I can't put on the track. If I could do it all over again, I'd just get Endyne to do an NA motor for me. I've now done 4-track events, driven really hard, gone faster than I ever thought I would, and the only problem I've had with this car is the hot-side fasteners. The car hasn't missed a beat other than one melted wire, but the damn exhaust bolts are killing me, still.

I don't have the money for a V8 swap.

Of course if I can get the bolts to stay together I will praise the turbo MO and never look back.
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Old 11-03-2009, 08:57 AM   #103
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Just Sav and Hustler I beg your pardon.
Well those two are spreading enough drama for everyone here to have a share. Me and any kind of car drama don't mix too well. I just like the idea of a stock V8 powertrain in a Miata. As much power as a turbo setup probably costing the same, but making the power in stock and reliable form. No transmissions exploding, no holes in blocks, no CHRA failures, no loose nuts/studs... what else would be sure to curse me if I go turbo. Though with my terrible luck, I will have problems even with a V8.

^But couldn't you have had a nasty V8 setup by now? With all of the money you have spent?

I guess since I haven't started on a turbo setup yet, I would rather go ahead and do the V8 route from the beginning. It may cost a little more initially and I may have to wait a little longer, but I think it would be worth it for me, since I don't do track duty and it would mostly be a fun street car to whoop up on unsuspecting people. I want as little post install tinkering as possible, which is why a stock form V8 sounds so nice. Maybe just a few bolt ons and then drive it.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:04 AM   #104
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Of course if I can get the bolts to stay together I will praise the turbo MO and never look back.
Been there, done that. Got the T-shirt.

@NA6C-Guy: look up my welding solutions. In April I still had the turbo falling off and cooling issues. Solved during summer and now the car is rock solid and I've run more events than ever without issues.
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Maybe, MAYBE if by the time I can even afford a setup, if people here have solved some of their issues and I can find solutions to all of the little issues people have been having, I may consider turbo. I don't want to have to go through a year of fixing problems to get the car to a point that I can drive it for more than 1000 miles without having to pull something off and redo everything. I want something that is going to run correctly pretty much out of the gate.

Thats it though, this is Sav's thread, I don't want to clutter it with any more of my garbage.

SAV! PICTURES!? UPDATE!?
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:16 AM   #106
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You gays may see John and I in Cali next year...but it won't be in a Miata.
Part-out??

Anywho, where are the updated pictures. Sav now has a camera guy and the pictures stoped showing up.
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That's cause im 4 hours away =P

More pictures will be posted this weekend by me, dunno what sav will post in the mean time.
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That's cause im 4 hours away =P

More pictures will be posted this weekend by me, dunno what sav will post in the mean time.

Blurry cell phone pics
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You'll fap to my shitty car **** and like it.

Not a lot of progress, but I do have some new parts.

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Just reassembling stuff now. Pedals and steering column are back in, doing the wiring and driver's seat/harness tonight.
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I wish I had never done the turbo build. I'm at $20k in and basically have a street car that I can't put on the track.
I don't have the money for a V8 swap.
You don't think you could have a v8 swapped miata for less than 20k?
Zx got his for 12. Add suspension, brakes, and whatever else and you're at what, 15?

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Just reassembling stuff now. Pedals and steering column are back in, doing the wiring and driver's seat/harness tonight.
Thats badass. Your car is finally getting clean/photo ready. I'll be saving the pictures
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Hi res close up of brake ducting backing plates plz?
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What coilovers are those?
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Something special and high-dollar, on loan to me for these two events. I've driven these shocks in an NB and they are so far and above anything else I've ever driven it's not even funny.
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You don't think you could have a v8 swapped miata for less than 20k?
Zx got his for 12. Add suspension, brakes, and whatever else and you're at what, 15?
$3k running '90 donor with no funky history, decent paint and a hardtop
$2k cage
$1k driver's seat/harness
$2k suspension
$1k wheels and tires
$1k brakes

$11k, and then you get to choose your power adder. High-horsepower turbo is $6k for hot parts, clutch, radiator, oil cooler, etc. plus $500 for a 6-speed plus $3000 for a donor '99 motor and forged internals.

$21k, add extras and you can get that up to $23-25k. I've always said I'd sell my car in a heartbeat for $30k.
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Something special and high-dollar, on loan to me for these two events. I've driven these shocks in an NB and they are so far and above anything else I've ever driven it's not even funny.
Looks like AST (XIDA) to me. Dutch company
Very curious on the results.
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Zx got his for 12. Add suspension, brakes, and whatever else and you're at what, 15?
I think that is where I will end up, somewhere around 15. Remember though, I bought mine already built. The builder, and the guy who bought it from him (and sold it to me) both sold it at a significant loss, or so they claim.

Judging from the pictures, and IIRC, Sav just added a piece of pipe to the stock brake shields for his ducting. Cheap and effective.
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Looks like AST (XIDA) to me. Dutch company
Very curious on the results.
dirty dutch
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Hi res close up of brake ducting backing plates plz?
look like stock plates...
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I bet those are the 949 test mule xida's, you better have a big 949 sticker on that car! If those are Xida's, then Emillio just moved from level 10 cool, to level 11...reserved for Presidents of country's, Famous race car drivers, and super models

1. wish i was faster
2. wish I lived in Cali
3. wish I was buddies with Emillio
4. wish I was a balla

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I bet those are the 949 test mule xida's, you better have a big 949 sticker on that car! If those are Xida's, then Emillio just moved from level 10 cool, to level 11...reserved for Presidents of country's, Famous race car drivers, and super models

1. wish i was faster
2. wish I lived in Cali
3. wish I was buddies with Emillio
4. wish I was a balla
wish I was a little bit talla
wish I had a girl that looked good...I would call her
wish I had a rabbit in hat with a bat and a '64 Impala
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