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Old 03-12-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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hey, thought i'd introduce myself. i did one search but couldnt find anywhere to post an introduction. is this section ok?

anyway, i dont have a miata but ive been looking for one since i sold my last car (e36 325is-don't hate). problem is i bought an sv650 in the meantime (anyone want it?), so money is lower than i thought, but still plenty for an NA.

right now i'm looking at a 95 with 57k on it for 4500, opinions? a little more than i wanted to spend as it's stock, but that milage is nice. oh yeah it has a hardtop. 94/95 are the only options
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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hey, thought i'd introduce myself. i did one search but couldnt find anywhere to post an introduction. is this section ok?








About the car, that's low miles, but that's still about a grand too high.

Go into the "User CP" section and add your location under your screen name like everybody else, and someone local to you might be able to point out a deal on a good car.
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As long as it also has a clean title and no rocker panel rust, I'd say $4500 for an NA with a hardtop and 57k is a reasonable price.

If you can haggle the seller down to $4200 or less it'll be a great deal, IMO.
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Hi there , Welcome to the site .
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I'll give you $1000 for the sv.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:00 PM   #6
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throw in the ducati and we'll talk
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I missed the hardtop part. There's the extra grand. It's good.
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he's not swaying on the price... might have to bite the bullet.
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Ok I have an update, I do have a miata now, see sig. I've done everything I thought necesarry up to adding power. Here's the summary:

-2.5" mandrel-bent catback, magnaflow straight-through


-stance GR+ coilovers

-frame rails

-new crappy wheels and tires

-r lip

-painted hardtop

-1.6 dash swap, custom covered by me:


-hard dog single diag hardtop rollbar

-a/c delete

-p/s delete

-brain-built MS2 standalone

-various DIY stuff and CR-inspired shizz

turbo parts I have so far:
-ebay IC and FM pipes


-gt2560r

-old fm bov

-lc-1 wideband

-FM stage 1 clutch happy meal with 10lb flywheel

-braided clutch line

-absurdflow centered low-mount has been paid for

-spare mixing mani on its way in preparation for bottom mount

-spare hood for polished extractor shenannigans

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shift boot is back on now:


not this low anymore either, decided i liked to drive
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I'm truly a turbo newb, so I'd appreciate any help completing my shopping list. Here's what I can think of now:

-injectors (thinking rx7 460)

-feed and drain lines (oil and water)

-this circled stuff... what is this connecting pipe called where I can put my IAT and BOV? good place to buy one?
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-various hotside pipes

-hardware for turbo

-downpipe materials... should i go bellmouth or try sg? My first downpipe attempt
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:14 PM   #11
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I'm truly a turbo newb, so I'd appreciate any help completing my shopping list. Here's what I can think of now:

-injectors (thinking rx7 460)

-feed and drain lines (oil and water)

-this circled stuff... what is this connecting pipe called where I can put my IAT and BOV? good place to buy one?


-various hotside pipes

-hardware for turbo

-downpipe materials... should i go bellmouth or try sg? My first downpipe attempt
The part you have circled for the IC stuff can be found on FM's site. I have the silicone FM IC pipes as well and I'm using their throttle body connector pipe for my IAT. Basically whats pictured is what I'm running, only with a CXracing IC rather than theirs.

As far as the downpipe question, 9 chances out of 10 you will be recommended by most to go with a SGDP.

Also, I'm using 460cc RX7 injectors myself, but thats only cause I found a set for a good deal and just got them. Lots of guys now are going bigger. I guess it depends on your goals really, but 460cc, 550cc injectors should be plenty.
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why did you remove the rollbar??????
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those pictures aren't in chronological order
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rx7 460's on the way... anyone remotely close to me want to get paid to help me street-tune?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:29 PM   #15
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moss low-pros are in

460's are in

mixing mani has been flipped to make room

sparco speed is in

interfooler is in, with fm pipes

I have everything, just waiting on the manifold from tim

edit:I do still need pre-turbo intake stuff, which i tried to buy from a fs thread, but apparently it wasnt for sale
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suggestions on hardware for me? 10x1.5 mani to turbo, standard 8.1.25 outlet. Another question: how far would you drive on basically no downpipe? I need to install the turbo then go about 10 miles to the exhaust shop to have the dp made... I have an elbow from an SR to bolt up, but it's only about 6" long, will I be ok? I've thought about clamping a flexible exhaust piece on there too.

Also, how do i know/control wether or not i'm in open-loop? I would need to be in open loop i think since the wideband wont be effective.
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Old 09-02-2010, 06:07 PM   #17
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55mm koyo is in, hopefully I'll be turbo by the end of the month... Any takers on helping me tune?

Braineack, where you at?
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You should consider starting a new thread on the progress of your car in the build thread section. You will get more traffic from there, and are more likely to get some responses to your posts.
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yeah I will once My manifold gets here, Thanks, I just know people hate build threads without a build in them
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Damn nice buildup man! You did all of that in 4 months? wow
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