97 STO from the burbs of Chicago! - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members

Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-23-2015, 11:45 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 24
Total Cats: 2
Default 97 STO from the burbs of Chicago!

Greetings! I've owned my Miata for about 9 months or so now. I bought it bone stock with 70k and have been slowly making it more to my liking ever since. It's been a fantastic car for me, probably the most fun I've ever owned, but I'm sure you guys would think a stock power NA would be pretty boring . Originally my plans were to do a modest N/A build with it, then eventually stick a Rotrex on and go from there...

But at the end of December, a Miata with an FM Voodoo II kit showed up on craigslist with a bad motor for dirt cheap. It just so happened that the friend I bought my car from was desperate to get back in another Miata. So we hatched a deal where we would split the price of the car, I'd take all the cool stuff off of it, and he would get the car and put a new motor in it.

So, now comes my turbo miata build. I'll be converting the voodoo II kit to a megasquirt setup with a Reverent MS2, some EV14 injectors, FM's inconel + stage 8 hardware + resbond, and a manual boost controller. I'm aiming for a safe and easy 200whp, but I’ll be tuning it myself so we’ll see where I end up. I'll install the megasquirt in April/May, then I'll most likely be gathering up parts and making the car's cooling system reliable until mid/late summer when I'm planning on doing the rest of the install. I'm trying to do this as "by the books" as possible, and everything I've learned here so far has helped me a lot.

That all said, I’m excited to become part of this community! I’ve been lurking for a long time on all the various miata forums, and you guys have always seemed like the most competent group. I was considering starting a build thread once I get the megasquirt since I know it would help me make sure I’m going down the right path and keep me from cluttering the rest of the forum with my inevitable questions. But after reading a few, I think my build is gonna be pretty mundane in comparison… so I’m not really sure there would be an audience . Anyway, I’ll stop boring you and get to the random shitty pictures I found on my phone!

With the car that graciously donated its turbo kit to me (dude was ridiculously low. His LCA's shoot up like 15* from level with the ground):

How it's sitting right now for the winter:

Most of the parts that will be going on soon, shortly after cleaning them all up (coilovers on the table are for my roommate's G35 in the previous picture):

and my brand new FFD Motorsport wheels that just arrived! Excuse the shitty blur effects, I was trying out Google's lens blur mode and it ruined the picture.

This is from last fall when a friend let me borrow his 6ul's, but hopefully it'll be looking this good again soon.

Thanks for looking!
Minty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 11:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,435
Total Cats: 58

Oh the days of car parts on the living room carpet! Where at in the burbs (please don't say naperville)?

What're the bikes hanging up?
Enginerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2015, 11:57 PM   #3
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 24
Total Cats: 2

Hahah, no, but I'm close to there. I'm from the Oswego / Montgomery area, currently going to NIU though. I worked in Naperville for a while and the traffic alone is enough to keep me out of the area whenever possible.
Minty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2015, 03:26 PM   #4
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
Braineack's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786

Thanks for joining, Minty!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
open invitation to Mazda /Fozda meet Chicago area 10/3 Hot_Wheels Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 2 09-24-2015 03:43 PM
1997 Mazda Miata STO #1189 - $$4500 ZNuT Cars for sale/trade 1 04-18-2010 10:57 PM
M.net isn't the only place with idiots.... Splitime Insert BS here 8 12-05-2007 01:43 AM
T4 coldside. Great T3 upgrade... full Garrett T3/T4. Splitime Miata parts for sale/trade 2 01-24-2007 02:57 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 AM.