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Old 02-07-2016, 03:05 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

I am new here and thought I should introduce myself. I am new to miataturbo but not to the miata seen. I originally popped my miata cherry with a 99 NB with the LS package. This was an awesome little red roadster that made me a miata believer. It did end up with the nickname "red rocket" which I wasn't too happy about if you have ever saw south park.

Anyway, after about a year, I sold the 99 to switch to a 2011 Mazda RX8 R3, which was an awesome car. To bad it drank gas like there was no tomorrow and started to have apex seal issues.

So I sold the RX8 and came back to the dark side with my newest, to me, miata. My Marine Blue, 1991 NA. It is the long nose version with only 100k miles, driven only on weekends in nice weather. The car is basically mint and only needed a good injector cleaning.

This car is going to get some mods this time, which my 99 didn't get. I have a JR SC waiting to go on this spring and some coil overs to help with the aging suspension. Will also be doing headers, brakes, and probably an IC for the SC at some point.

Anyway, thanks for having me and hope to sucks up a lot more knowledge from this place.

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Old 02-08-2016, 06:46 AM   #2
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Welcome, FocusTI. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Old 02-08-2016, 09:47 PM   #3
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Definitely will. Have nice pic of the miata after I put on its new shoes this fall. Can't wait until the spring to really takes some nice shots.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:36 AM   #4
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Finally got around to posting some pictures of my 91 Miata. This is what it looked like when I brought it home.






The only thing I changed so far are the wheels and tires. The tires that were on the car were dry rotted so they had to go anyway. This is what it looks like now.



Now that the car is at stage zero and once the weather finally gets nice in NJ, I will be installing my MS Labs MS2, headers, and JR supercharger. Where I go from there, I'm not sure yet.
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Why not use a rotrex?
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I got the JR one for almost nothing. I originally was going to go turbo, and will still do that at some point, so the JR supercharger is just to get me by for maybe a year or so.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:00 AM   #7
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Fair nuff'

Going to pickup a set of racing beat headers?
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I was going to go with the Racing Beat Headers, but I could not find definite information that they would work with the JR supercharger. I ended up finding a used set of JR headers so I went with those.

If this kit gets me by for a year or maybe two, I will be happy. I want to swap the clutch over to a FM one and change out the rear to a 1.8 Torsen before I go turbo. Will also get some RX7 injectors too.
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I don't see why they wouldn't work Other than #4, measure the length of the charger or do a mock install.

I'd definitely want the better option. (dyno proven)



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Oh, there is no doubt the RB headers are better. I just could not find a definite yes that they would work. Because of this, I didn't want to take the chance, have it not fit, and then be stuck.

The JR ones will be ok for what I am looking to do for now.
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Just my two cents. I love the color of your car. Can't wait to see more.
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That up kick in the #4 tube intereferes with the supercharger/piping on the racing beat one of I remeber right (found it once, but it was a while ago).

Welcom to the forum FocusTI. If you didn't already know, we have a fairly active Miata comunity here in NJ. Find the NJ Miatas facebook page if you haven't already.
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@antidavid: I love the Marine Blue so much too. Once the weather gets nice in BJ again, I will definitely post up some more pictures and even so twisty road video.

@x_25: that is great to hear. I used to hit up monthly mazda6 meets a few years ago when I had my mazdaspeed6. Will join the Facebook page now.
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like like lick like
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like like lick like
Thanks Psyber. Looks like you are driving a smurf too. It really is a great color.

EDIT: looked at your build thread. What an awesome miata you built there.
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Thanks Psyber. Looks like you are driving a smurf too. It really is a great color.

EDIT: looked at your build thread. What an awesome miata you built there.
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Ha ha, if I didn't already have one, I might have considered it.

Why are you selling it if you don't mind me asking?
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Bored and no motivation. I still need to put parts on it, but I'm just exhausted having done everything by myself and now I don't have a proper driveway.
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