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Old 03-17-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Hey guys, my name is Mike and I'm from Omaha, NE. I purchased my first Miata back in September of 2012 from a lady in Washington state. The car is a 1994 Laguna Blue with 115,000 miles when I picked it up, the car has 122,000 miles now. Since the purchase I have added a few mods to improve the car just a bit. Mods include Katzkin leather seats, I.L. motorsports center console, voodoo shift ****, Cobalt catback exhaust, Tein Flex coilovers, Flyin' Miata sway bars, Konig Wideopen 15X8 -25 wheels with falken tires, 949 racing lug nuts, R package Rep. ebay front lip, and Touge Run rear spoiler. Here are some pictures:

this is how the car looked when I first got it


This is the car as of today






Im joining this forum because I want to get the best knowledge and advise towards forced induction for my Miata. I look forward to interacting with some of you and hopefully get the chance to meet some of you at local meets and cruises.
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Welcome. As one of the...two? other Nebraskans here I don't know if there will be much in the line of meets around here.
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Welcome, nice ride.

Since you're still there you may think I'm nuts, but I miss Omaha a lot. Never cared too much for NE as a whole, but Omaha was always a soft spot for me.

Please go eat a crap load of big-freds and runza for me. Brother Sebastian's if you're feeling fancy.
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Welcome. As one of the...two? other Nebraskans here I don't know if there will be much in the line of meets around here.
Are you a member of the local miata club for western Iowa Eastern Nebraska (WIEN) I know they have dine and drive a few times a month. The Austin Healey club hosts drives and autocross events every couple of months.
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Welcome, nice ride.

Since you're still there you may think I'm nuts, but I miss Omaha a lot. Never cared too much for NE as a whole, but Omaha was always a soft spot for me.

Please go eat a crap load of big-freds and runza for me. Brother Sebastian's if you're feeling fancy.
I love it here, Omaha is a nice place to live in my opinion. As far as the food goes, I'll have to swing by Runza today for lunch and eat a "Runza" for you.
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Welcome, those were some very peculiar wheels in the first pic, good swap
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #9
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What's up Mike! It's Pedro here, and I actually think we may have more people in Omaha than we know. You, me, Lesac, and Alex are four right off the bat. Kevin's car is pretty sick and should be boosted any day now:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...13/#post975305
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What's up Mike! It's Pedro here, and I actually think we may have more people in Omaha than we know. You, me, Lesac, and Alex are four right off the bat. Kevin's car is pretty sick and should be boosted any day now:

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...13/#post975305
Well heck, I never knew there were so many locals. I have a V8 Miata and the Miata SAAB swap going together will be turboed. I'm north of Lincoln by Ceresco.
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Hey Pedro! I hope your turbo setup is coming along. Stein, I would love to ride in your V8 swapped miata sometime.
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I love it here, Omaha is a nice place to live in my opinion. As far as the food goes, I'll have to swing by Runza today for lunch and eat a "Runza" for you.
It's funny because I've always adored that town and I've been all over the US. When I tell people how much I like the O they look at me like I'm kidding...

Hope you enjoyed the runza. Please tell me you're down with big fred's however, that's possibly the best pizza ever. Italian sausage, pepperoni and romano cheese. We used to order it half baked (heh heh) and drive home to KC to finish cooking and eat it.
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Welcome Mike, we will all have to meet up some time.
I believe I may have met you 2 years ago at the Ice Cream Cruise.
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Welcome Mike, we will all have to meet up some time.
I believe I may have met you 2 years ago at the Ice Cream Cruise.
Hey thanks! I'm always game to meet up/wrench on cars/whatever. Did I have the S2000 when you and I met?
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I believe you had a blue miata. but its possible it was someone else. I also know I have someone in my phone under Miata Mike. and the phone number ends in 3470
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I believe you had a blue miata. but its possible it was someone else. I also know I have someone in my phone under Miata Mike. and the phone number ends in 3470
nope, wasnt me. We'll have to meet up soon, I'd like to take a look at your turbo setup.
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Well heck, I never knew there were so many locals. I have a V8 Miata and the Miata SAAB swap going together will be turboed. I'm north of Lincoln by Ceresco.
Details on your v8 build? And chalk up another ride lol. Maybe bring it out to the first autox for the season in lincoln this april. They're having a test and tune the day before so you can get in a ton of runs.

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Hey Pedro! I hope your turbo setup is coming along. Stein, I would love to ride in your V8 swapped miata sometime.
I'm taking my sweet @$$ time with the 1.8L and 6speed swap. Just got my clutch yesterday and I have a few parts on order yet. Car won't see boost until at least June.
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Details on your v8 build? And chalk up another ride lol. Maybe bring it out to the first autox for the season in lincoln this april. They're having a test and tune the day before so you can get in a ton of runs.

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...-thread-40520/
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Shooting to have mine done by the 12th of April, but I'm thinking that may not happen.
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well, I just got done installing my Flyin' Miata Voodoo kit, Flyin' Miata Hybrid 3inch exhaust, and Flyin' Miata "Happy Meal" clutch/flywheel kit, overall the install was straight forward and the car runs great. Here are a few pics:
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As you can see, I need to rearrange some lines and whatnot but I'll get it all cleaned up in the next couple of weeks.
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