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Old 02-19-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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I've been lurking here long enough... I bought my '91 Miata back in March originally as a beater, but it never even got to beater status haha... Bought, parked it in the garage, and the mod bug hit me immediately. See, prior to this, I owned a '01 2.5RS Impreza...the picture story will give you an idea...but many mods and much $ later...its now gone.
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You'd cry if you see what it looks like now...its a shell, on dollies :lol:

I basically wrecked it November about a year and a half ago now.

The plans for the miata is a weekend car/mainly track/auto-x monster...turbo of course

My only dilemma is 1.6L vs 1.8L. My 1.6L is sounding tired.
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Welcome Keith. Nice intro.

Please post your location below your Avatar and you're golden!

And BTW; yes, you lurked long enough!
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Welcome!

Are you running stock motors, or going to build i? They both hold up to 250 well, after that you are on luck.
1.6L parts are cheaper.

1.8L has a little more displacement.

Most people will scream 1.8L. But I'm happy with my 1.6L.

If you are building a new motor forged. I would probably go 1.8L bored to 1.9L.
You can't really bore out the 1.6L much.

If you are rolling stock and on a budget. I would stick with the 1.6L. Unless a good deal came along.
Basically your choice. And what deals you run across.
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Old 02-19-2009, 06:21 PM   #4
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1.8L has a little more displacement.

and brakes, and differential, and clutch, and takes to boost better...I spent a great deal of money getting my 1.6L up to 1.8L specs, and I'm now limited by the motor. I would have no issues pushing for 275rwhp with a 1.8L, with my 1.6L I won't ever go past 230rwhp.
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Welcome Keith. Nice intro.
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Are you running stock motors, or going to build i? They both hold up to 250 well, after that you are on luck.
1.6L parts are cheaper.

1.8L has a little more displacement.

Most people will scream 1.8L. But I'm happy with my 1.6L.

If you are building a new motor forged. I would probably go 1.8L bored to 1.9L.
You can't really bore out the 1.6L much.

If you are rolling stock and on a budget. I would stick with the 1.6L. Unless a good deal came along.
Basically your choice. And what deals you run across.
I'm rolling on somewhat of a budget right now, but the plan is to build a motor down the line. I was thinking, run the 1.6L until I grenade it, and go from there.

How is the 3" exhaust working on the 1.6L for you? I've heard if I'm going to run the 1.6L I shouldn't go larger than 2.5", is that hearsay? I'm compiling parts now and I'm looking at exhausts (the one from danscreation is really what I want), I'm just trying to find out - 2.5" or 3"? I dont want to have to buy two exhausts
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