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Old 03-01-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hello there my name is Charlie, and I think its about time I do this intro...Im from Central California.. Salinas to be exact! As you can see from my low post count I dont post very often ..I have been on this site for a bit now, but Ive been busy reading most of the FAQ and doing alot of reading on this wonderful site to get a good foundation on what I wanted to do with my Miata.. on to the goods:
I picked up my Miata 03/2010 in Southern Cali, it had the Eibach springs, Koni shocks, panasports, and Harddog Roll Bar already installed.. 80k miles on it
First day home:


Drove it like this for about 1 year, then I did the basics.. intake, header, exhaust.. didnt get pictures of the stage sorry lol.. it stated in this stage for a while....

I never thought about going turbo until I went here:

Laguna Seca is just mins away from my house (I cant wait till Sept 2014)

Thats the first time I got to ride in a turbo Miata and I loved it.. I knew from that point that I wanted to have boost in my car...

So lets move to 2013, I saw a turbo set up for sale on NorcalRoadsters and bought it, it included Garrett 2860, IC, ARtech Mani & DP,TIAL wastegate 3" Exhaust, all V-band:
(this is before it was ceramic coated)




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So Last night I finally get it tuned at Blacktrax Performance and the results:

I very happy with my investment and love my car even more now!!

I would also like to thank everyone on here that help me out, you guys know who you are!!
Ive seen many noobs like me get blasted on here, but I can honestly say Ive never had a bad experience here on MT.net!! I know Ive bugged many of you on here threw PM, so again Thank you very much...Hope to see and meet many of you in Sept at Laguna Seca!
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:03 AM   #2
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jcmusmc00, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Charlie is an *** and I hate him. Someone ban this damn n00b.



























Hahaha! Nah, I'm just kidding, Charlie is good people. He got a hell of a deal on some really nice hardware and frankly, I'm jealous. He is doing the right thing, taking it slow, getting a pro tune and figuring it all out.

My first Miata was a black NA so I'm bias, and I frigging LOVE those Panasports on a NA.


I think I know exactly where in town you took this pic. Dropping off some dry cleaning?

Glad to hear you are having some fun with it! Sorry I've been out of town so much this month and I wasn't able to be more of a help Watch out with all the crazy rain right now, we don't need someone else on the form smacking into things.
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Car looks GREAT. Congrats on the build. With that setup, sounds like you're ready for a built motor and 6 spd

And G, I resemble that comment.
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Car looks awesome and I also love the Panasports on an NA. Congrats!
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G stop HATING !!! This isnt kool at all man!! LOL ha ha Just kidding

Thanks for the warm welcome! and all the help with my car.. I really appriciate not getting NOOB bashed ha ha ha..
Now that my car is running we need to hit up some twisties around here when you get some free time from work!.. Your dead right on the dry cleaning, KFC in the backround gave it away huh? lol
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turbofan thanks for the compliment
I think the 6sp is next, ill have to save some cash for that built engine, getting this car running set me back a few bucks since I didnt do any of the labor, but thats going to change, I went the easy expensive way first lol, but not anymore... if I just wait patiently I know I might get a good deal on here for a built engine in the future
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Old 03-10-2014, 02:53 PM   #8
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thanks carnut169
I get alot of compliments on these rims, even when I saw them I fell in love with them..still keeps the car looking clean and doesnt attract attention.. I know I want some 6UL's but Im going to keep these guys around too...
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Seriously, the panasports look great. normally 16" looks off but they really set it off.

That's an artech mani? Looks like Absurdflow.
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It looks like one of Timmeh's creations, but regardless its all sorts of TIAL v-band housing sexiness either way.
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