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Old 04-14-2010, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default New from WI, 1996 Montego Blue Miata (Boosted)

Hey everyone just thought I would check in and introduce myself. My name is Jake I live in the Waupaca/ Fox valley area of WI. I have been a non-posting troll on the site for some time now and I just picked up this 1996 base model Miata; it was too good of a deal to pass up. I have wanted one of these cars for about 2 years and me now I have one. Its everything I wanted, I love it. I fit very well in the car considering I am only 3ft 9in, yep I just said that. I bit on the smaller side of things. Any who enough rambling here is the build list on the car...



BEGi Ceramic coated cast iron manifold
BEGi Stainless Steel Divorced Wastegate Downpipe
GT2554 @ 9psi
AVO intercooler for Imprezas (26x8x3)


BEGi AFPR
Autometer A-Pillar gauge pod
Stewart Warner Boost Gauge
AEM UEGO a/f meter
305cc Green Top Injectors from a Supra
Voodoo III eBay Manual Boost Controller
GReddy E-Manage plus autotune
ACT Heavy Duty clutch
A/C removed
De-powered steering
Windshield washer removed
KYB AGX shocks
eBay adjustable coilovers (450/350)
Flyin' Miata Frame Rail Reinforcements
Boss Frog Clearview 6pt roll bar
15" Kosei K1's
braided brake lines
Hawk HPS pads
OBX cat-back exhaust
Vented headlight lids
Hella E-Code H4 headlights
6000K Bi-Xenon HID kit
LED taillights
Center brake light flasher
Hose Techniques Silicone Vacuum Hose kit
Cool Breeze Scoop






Took it to the track this past weekend, what a blast!


if you have any questions for me just ask. look forward to learning.
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Welcome aboard.

Nice car and nice intro!

Looks like you're having a lot of fun there!

I also have a 96 Montego Blue.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard.

Nice car and nice intro!

Looks like you're having a lot of fun there!

I also have a 96 Montego Blue.
Nice. I like your wheel choice. This montego Blue is a very hard color for me to work with. I can't decide what will look good with it since it is always changing color. I was leaning towards something bronze but who knows.
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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96 Montego Blue Miatas!

Welcome to here.
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Old 04-14-2010, 03:08 PM   #5
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'96 Montego Blue here also. But Rafa's looks better than mine.

And buddy, you just can't throw out there that you are 3ft 9in tall and leave it at that. I have no reason to doubt you other than the fact that this is the internet and one in three assertions made online are fabrications. I dated a girl who was 4ft 10 and I can't imagine you being a full foot shorter than her. You did say that you were a troll, did you perhaps mean dwarf? Forgive my impetuousness, but I am insanely curious. Do you have any pictures of you with your new car other than driving it?

Too much ADHD and coffee...

And welcome. You have done quite a lot of good things already.
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We need pics! You must come to the top of the A-pillar. *Stands in office with eyes closed and moves hand up and down, estimating pillar height.* Let's face it, you wouldn't have posted it if you didn't want us to ask. The visual perspective of you standing next to your car would pose quite a head scratcher for everyone that thinks Miatas are tiny.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:02 PM   #7
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Troll as in a forum troll, someone who just creeps around and never posts.

You guys are in luck with the height comparison photo, I just got one randomly at the track this past weekend.

Me being a weirdo.
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I think you're going to fit right in with us.

You have the appropriate sense of humor.

BTW, my wheels are some Japanese (made in Taiwan) 16" wheels I found locally. I then painted them a light gold color because I had the same issue you mention with the color of the car. I'm waiting to get a ticket one of these days from a cop that insists the car is green and not blue as it states in the title.
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Awesome! Your sense of humor/attitude is pure win! And you are doing the right things to your car in the way of modifications as well.
Welcome.


Edit: BTW, what you described as a troll we call a lurker. The trolls are the ones that lay in wait for opportunities to be malicious or evil.
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Welcome dude. Beautiful car! Sounds like lots of fun too.
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Nice looking car, very clean and well sorted out. Front looks kind of high, though -- might be the angle of the pic, but looks like it could be dropped a little.
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That's the OBX exhaust? How do you like it? Vids?

And is that pic of you durriiifffting through the corkscrew?
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96 montego blue turbo here too! nice car
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welcome!

montego blue turbo here as wel....................well was turbo and was running. now its dismantled and going bye bye
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Welcome....nice car!
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Ahhhh, dude! I'm 6'1", ~210#, I'm sure you fit in the goddamn car a lot better than I do! BRB, I got a pic or two to contribute.
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The wife's '96 Montego, base n/a. FM 2.5 KYB AGX suspension, a little brake work, and Kumho XS on Kosei K1. I tracked it before I got my turbo, love the montego!

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Nice looking car, very clean and well sorted out. Front looks kind of high, though -- might be the angle of the pic, but looks like it could be dropped a little.
I tried to lower the front more but this is just about as low as the Sleeves go. The have maybe 3-4 threads till bottom, I didnt think that would drop it to much. Also there were little black screws blocking the coil from going any lower, I suppose I could remove them.


Yes this is an OBX exhuast. While I "Lurked" for about a year in the Miata relm, I looked through tons of exhuast options. Suprisingly the OBX was one of my top choices. Comming from someone who hates loud, ricey sounding exhuasts I was suprised I chose the OBX as a top pick. I can't complain about it, very quiet. It was weird how the car I ended up buying had one of the few exhuasts I liked one it.

I did buy the car pre-modifed. My original plan was to find a close to stock model and boost it myself. This was to good of a deal to pass up.
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I did buy the car pre-modifed. My original plan was to find a close to stock model and boost it myself. This was to good of a deal to pass up.

They generally are if one is honest with themselves on what it will cost to do it themselves.
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