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Old 04-30-2014, 07:19 AM   #1
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Default Hello from Israel

Hello everybody, I'm from Israel and I have purchased my 98' 1.8 (same as 97') NA about a year ago. As for today it's pretty much stock.
Recently thinking about making it more racy and a bit slammed. Found the forums here very helpful.

In general this is what I've been thinking about:
- Coilovers
- Wider rims
- Torsen 1 or 2 Diff instead of the open one
- Boost it to 12psi on the stock engine. Possibly using the FM2 kit
- Clutch
- Radiator
- Exhaust system

Wish me luck

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Old 04-30-2014, 11:00 PM   #2
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Welcome, eveks. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:22 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Don't slam the car, it really ruins the handling and it will ride like **** on roads any less than perfect. A good suspension setup is good, if your on a budget i'd look into a bilstein setup like this:


Also, make sure you modify it in stages, something like:

1) any and all maintenance that's due
2) roll bar/chassis stiffening/coils
3) brakes/clutch/ms/injectors
4) turbo setup

This way you ensure the car can handle the increased power, and really it's the best way to enjoy the car while building it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:47 AM   #4
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Definitely the turbo setup would be later.
Regarding the suspension, I'm on a budget indeed so I was thinking about "V-MAXX Xxtreme" coilovers that I can get for $650. About the same price as the Bilsteins B6 struts with Chinese coilovers. You think the Bilstein setup would be a better choice?
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