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Old 03-27-2014, 06:04 PM   #21
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This is word for word what every single n00b says, and about 99% of them fail miserably or end up spending at least 4x what they thought they'd need to.

But I guess you're the exception to the rule huh?

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I guess I'll just find out
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You're delusional and a pathological liar if you think 2k will not be a paperweight in your driveway.

Even if you are ridiculously thrifty and master fabricator.

Have fun.
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You're delusional and a pathological liar if you think 2k will not be a paperweight in your driveway.

Even if you are ridiculously thrifty and master fabricator.

Have fun.
I can understand delusional but how does thinking something make me a liar? I don't think I can make a super awesome track car with 2000 but I think I can get this car running for 2000.if I end up getting the car for 800 then I would have 1200 to spends. radiator $75 fmic $200 driveshaft $100 clutch <$500 ecu $3-400.
How far off are my numbers?
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lol
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turbo manifold that wont crack the second time you start the car: $400

That's just one measley hunk of metal, and it's 20% of your budget.
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turbo manifold that wont crack the second time you start the car: $400

That's just one measley hunk of metal, and it's 20% of your budget.
I already have one
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I already have one
I'll bet you don't.
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he said one that wont crack.
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he said one that wont crack.
I'm sure it will be fine for a while
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It should definitely last until the next time the engine is out of the car...

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I'm sure it will be fine for a while
oh absolutely, you would know too because we're all noobs and you've done this before

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oh absolutely, you would know too because we're all noobs and you've done this before

Why so pessimistic ?
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because we have people EXACTLY like you, join every week, picking up pieces of junk JUST like yours, having goals JUST like you, and a budget JUST like you, as well as optimistic it can be done properly for cheap, JUST like you.

I'm not even exaggerating here....

Once all the BS settles, the amount of them that actually pull it off is just sad. like 1 out of every 100.

The best part? They ALL think they're special, JUST like you.
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OP impressing his friends with his $2,000 turbo Miata.
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because we have people EXACTLY like you, join every week, picking up pieces of junk JUST like yours, having goals JUST like you, and a budget JUST like you, as well as optimistic it can be done properly for cheap, JUST like you.

I'm not even exaggerating here....

Once all the BS settles, the amount of them that actually pull it off is just sad. like 1 out of every 100.

The best part? They ALL think they're special, JUST like you.
What would you suggest?
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Either keeping it stock, or doubling the budget at the very least.

you have 2 grand right? get the cleanest most unmodded and unmolested one you can find, do all the maint on it and get it reliable and tip top condition, and save up until you can afford to properly turbo it.
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Either keeping it stock, or doubling the budget at the very least.
I plan on putting more into it but right now if I spend more than 2 grand my wife will flip **** cause we just got a house. I was hoping to get it running with the 2 grand. Then later on get the roll bar and sway vars and all those bits
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because we have people EXACTLY like you, join every week, picking up pieces of junk JUST like yours, having goals JUST like you, and a budget JUST like you, as well as optimistic it can be done properly for cheap, JUST like you.

I'm not even exaggerating here....

Once all the BS settles, the amount of them that actually pull it off is just sad. like 1 out of every 100.

The best part? They ALL think they're special, JUST like you.
Probably 1 out of 3 of them are people that "have done this before with other cars"

They are the most stubborn of them all.

They get mad, yell at us, call us names, tell us we're morons, and then they leave.

Guess what. They fail too.

18psi's advice is spot on. Find a car in running condition for under $2k. Drive it.

If you are budget conscious, a project car is not up your alley, and a turbo Miata DEFINITELY is not up your alley.

Trust us. We really ARE trying to help.
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Probably 1 out of 3 of them are people that "have done this before with other cars"

They are the most stubborn of them all.

They get mad, yell at us, call us names, tell us we're morons, and then they leave.

Guess what. They fail too.

18psi's advice is spot on. Find a car in running condition for under $2k. Drive it.

If you are budget conscious, a project car is not up your alley, and a turbo Miata DEFINITELY is not up your alley.

Trust us. We really ARE trying to help.
The turbo is a Garrett super 60.
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Just do it, so I'll have another funny fail thread to read thru while I'm at work.
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