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Old 03-15-2009, 07:08 PM   #1
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Hi. I drive a '92 Mazda MX-5, which is the less faggy-sounding version of your american 'Miata'.

She's only a 1.6 unfortunately - longnose crank though, manual everything, and factory LSD (my 3rd one, and this one's starting to bleed.. they really are quite crap).

Some of the more noteworthy mods I've made since purchasing include:

- Cusco Coilovers (height/rebound adjustable)
- Mazdaspeed adjustable anti-sways (14mm/22mm)
- Strut brace x4
- Full 2.5inch exhaust (no cat! no emmissions here in NZ)
- a healthy diet of factory 1.6 LSD's
- Mazdaspeed 1/2 or full rollcage
- Venom VCN-2000 computerised Nitrous injection
- Modest fibreglass bodykit

And now I feel the call of the turbocharger.

Iv'e been rapidly assembling parts.. this project is obviosly meant to be, you wouldn't believe the deals i've been getting. bear in mind, these prices are in lowly NZ pesos, worthy roughly half of your mighty imperial dollar.

- Dodgy stainless generic manifold $350
- TD04l turbocharger off Evo2(with lines) $50
- 4x flowed RX-7 550's $80
- PMR MAP-ECU2 piggyback $300
- FMIC plus sundry pipes $100
- BOV $10
- B6T conrods $50

You probably noticed the extortionate price I paid for my doomed manifold.. seriously, this could well be the only aftermarket b6 manifold that's come into this country in about a year, and I was quoted $760 for a custom job using a more civilised metal. I'll pay for it later yes. But later is not now.

The piggyback I'm running seems like an incredibly mint deal.. I'll post up a thread regarding it later, but it comes with such features as:
- Boost management
- 2x ignition/fuel maps
- MAF elimination
- Launch control
- O2 Clamp
- Fuel/Speed cut defend
- 10,000rpm x 100rpm increment adjust fuel/ignition/O2
- 2 channel NOS activation

For US$150? hell yes I think.

So yeah, a few bits missing yet, but any feedback appreciated on the project so far.

**I should probably point out here.. this might be my first post here, but I ain't no goddam n00b.

Oh yeah my name is Matt.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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Oh yeah, I also have the turbo in my sig, but my manifold came with a mitsi tdo4/5 flange and i suspect my frankenstein would spike on my 9.5:1cr anyway.
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this thread is useless without pics
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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Well she's not much to look at, in parts at the moment, but I'll go find my camera.
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Right here's some quick pics. Please ignore the mags. And grime. I didn't buy my MX-5 so it could look pretty.






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not feeling the rims or the body kit. Otherwise nice
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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Thanks bud. Yeah those are very much placeholder rims, and I think she's sitting on factory struts in these photos. Front kit is a bit much, I overcompensated 'hairdresser car' and went too far 'ricer', dammit. but again, you take what you can get when you live on an island.
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not feeling the rims or the body kit. Otherwise nice
+1 on both comments.

Are you from Down Under?

Please post your location below your Avatar.

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Nah down under is Australia. They're just a bunch of dirty convicts. I'm from New Zealand. Anyone heard of NZ?
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Nah down under is Australia. They're just a bunch of dirty convicts. I'm from New Zealand. Anyone heard of NZ?
lol; I was scared to ask just because of that!

It's like asking a Chinese if he's Japanese.

Welcome aboard. I was watching a program recently and got to see parts of New Zealand. Cool place to live; just too far away for me!
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New Zealand is a great place. All the roads are windy.

Yeah I've got 2 more pics. Pleases note these rims are only on the car because my lightweights have no tyres. And that wing is for RACEDAY USE ONLY. I want to make that clear.


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I gave a chick an Australian kiss a few days ago. Its the same as a french kiss, but "down-under." lol

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Welcome....always wanted to visit Auckland. (spelling?)
Beautiful country there.
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