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Old 09-01-2015, 12:40 PM   #1
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Whats up, my name is Matthew and im from the Bay area. I've owned my NA8 for a little over 2 years now and had an NB2 for a short period of time (crashed). After i wrecked and parted that, ive been building the NA again, so the project as a whole was at a stand still for quite a few months. Its rolling along now, with a lot of near-future goals. Ive been on clubroadster for a long time and lurk a lot of forums and this is my favorite, most respectful and informative one TODAY.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:52 PM   #2
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Your name threw me off.
Need more pics.
What are your goals?
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Old 09-01-2015, 03:53 PM   #3
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Pak is my last name lol.
Sorry, i registered and posted on mobile earlier

recently just got back from an LA trip to Blackbird Fabworx:




my car is in the middle here.. i got quite a few people around me into Miatas too.


I'm also a tech at a somewhat decent Firestone, so thats currently funding me:



The image you see there^ in the second picture shows some healed damage from an accident i was in. Some lady ran a red light and hit me in the rain, i thought the car was forever tweaked, but ive since replaced plenty of components and everything checks out.

But this accident i was in happened to be a total loss for the car, so I got paid and kept it, and bought another miata. Lol. I started heavily modifying that one until I crashed it, won't say how beside... touge. Lesson learned.
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Attention is back to the NA, my [only] other car, so I'm now trying to make the NA track ready, power goals are undecided 100% but I have a few ideas. It truly just depends on what opportunities present themselves.
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:33 PM   #4
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Pak is my last name lol.
Sorry, i registered and posted on mobile earlier
Yeah, I read it as Patsmx5, who has been a member here for a long time.

I love black miatas. Neither of my miatas are black.
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Old 09-01-2015, 06:03 PM   #5
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You crashed that pretty green NB?!?

OK . . . probation period.

Seriously though, in a couple of decades we're really going to miss these cars.
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<p>petition for name change lol. i keep seeing patsmx5 too.</p>
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Is that a cage or roll bar in the black car? Looks nice.

I have to say the green car looked nice, too bad it's gone.

Regarding your power goals, no matter what you decide, just make sure it involves installing a turbo on your miata.
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Old 09-01-2015, 08:50 PM   #8
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Supercharger life not what you'd hoped?
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Supercharger life not what you'd hoped?
Turbo > Supercharger

And to answer your question, when I ran 28 PSI with a turbo I broke pistons. Now I break Superchargers. Just got it back from Whipple actually...

EDIT: Techincally, now I break pistons and superchargers. Before, only pistons.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:07 AM   #10
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I dont mind a name change!
It's a Blackbird Fabworx 4pt single diagonal, thank you. I really like it.
I work and school a lot so it's hard to do real power mods without having some off time.. it will come in time though
I'm trying to get my hands on ms2/ms3 soon and a 99 head.
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How much was the roll bar?

I turbo'd my 99 when I was in school. Worked and saved up some money, bought used parts as they were available, did a lot of research and eventually built a DIY turbo setup. Mine was reliable* and fun.

*Reliable given the budget and my tools/knowledge at the time.
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:36 AM   #12
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Thats the goal. Nothings stopping me, its just still early in the process.

the bar was $590 after tax and with a metallic bronze powdercoat.
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pakmx5, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old thread, but what wheels / size / offset are on that NB?
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No worries.
They are Konig Flatouts in a discontinued bronze: 15x8 et25 with 205/50/15.
replicas of Volk CE28 or CE28N or something.
I think Good-Win Racing sells them and a variety of similar Konig wheels.
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Hi there!!!1!!one!!
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No worries.
They are Konig Flatouts in a discontinued bronze: 15x8 et25 with 205/50/15.
replicas of Volk CE28 or CE28N or something.
I think Good-Win Racing sells them and a variety of similar Konig wheels.
Thank you!
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Regarding your power goals, no matter what you decide, just make sure it involves installing a turbo on your miata.
This. Maybe after you drive my car in a couple weeks it will help steer you that-a-way.
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