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Old 02-06-2008, 04:11 AM   #1
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Just got my first miata its a '91... been drooling over my friends turbo'ed miata so i decided to sell my '96 240 w/ an s14SR and finally bought one and used the rest of the money to pay my debts... so far no complaints and its a really nimble car... i have to say that this car handles way better than my 240 with a full suspension and multi links...

btw any advice in building a turboed miata.... i was thinking of fully building the block, but the cost turned me away... how much hp can a stock 1.6 block handle?

btw i have heard of coolant reroute on these cars bc of cooling issues... how hard is this task? and do i really need to perform this even with an upgraded radiator?
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:46 AM   #2
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Guys here are running ~230whp w/o issue on the stock 1.6. Coolant reroute is about balancing the cylinder cooling vs. dropping coolant temps. Rad upgrade depends on the environment, driving and a bunch of other things. You'll know if you need one. There's tons of posts on this site answering all your questions in detail.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:29 PM   #3
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:27 AM   #4
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thanks m2... and urgaynknowit... pics of miata? or 240? ill just post both in a bit = )
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:34 AM   #5
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pics before i sold my 240....
















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Old 02-08-2008, 05:35 AM   #6
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Some Old Photos....



Just wanted to show that the head unit is an actual dvd player...







now the miata.....






not much miata pics yet but... i just put on the front lip and will be getting the hard dog m2 sport roll bar in there soon
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:54 AM   #7
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for some reason the miata looks like it has a gut on it. So you had all that stuff on your 240 and no nismo shift ****? My s13 has two, which doubles the horsepower, which means i'm faster
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for some reason the miata looks like it has a gut on it.

cause its been repainted and they sprayed the rocker panels. it's why most people chose to leave it black
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front lip spoiler, body color, makes it go away. Though my rockers are painted and it doesn't look that (or does it?). Maybe it's the white? Still a good looking Miata.
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Anything relating to drift = ban.
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Anything relating to drift = ban.
do you mean anything relating to Dori2 = ban?

how about chill Nucka.
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sorry not into the drifting scene... build my first s13 coupe back in '99 before drifting came to the US and used her for auto x and same with my last 240.... now i got into the miata planning to track her as well.... = ) thanks for the comments guys...
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