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Old 01-22-2011, 01:00 AM   #21
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What the **** is up with this thread??? More boost less slam. ****
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:04 AM   #22
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Needs a hardtop and Mazdaspeed front bumper. If you ever really slam the car your banned.
LOL I hope you are joking.......

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Old 01-22-2011, 07:38 AM   #23
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Needs a hardtop and Mazdaspeed front bumper. If you ever really slam the car your banned.
$1,550.00 for a cosmetic mod is stupid... no thanks... and it already has a hard top, just not the one your thinking.

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Looks good. What tire size and springs are you using?

If you're serious about the turbo, call BEGi. They're the only ones I am aware of that have successfully put a turbo in an NC.
KW V1 Coilovers, 17x9 et45 Enkei RPF1, 245/40/17 Toyo T1R

I'm going to put a LSD on it first... turbo or LSx will have to wait a few months, but that's one of the reasons I registered here, I need to learn more.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:28 AM   #24
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I'm going to put a LSD on it first... turbo or LSx will have to wait a few months, but that's one of the reasons I registered here, I need to learn more.
If you need to learn more then you should not LSx it. I didn't know **** about my car or mechnical **** when I turbo'd it. If I had gone LSx the car would still not be running after 3 years.
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:37 AM   #25
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I know way more about american V8s than I do about turbos. I grew up on muscle cars and big trucks. My dad was a Mopar mechanic for most of my life and I picked up quite a bit from helping him in the driveway when I was younger.
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Unfortunately, I do not think too much of that knowledge will transfer. You also need fab skills (if going DIY), wiring skills, some electronic skills...
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How much fabrication is required to make one of the kits like the V8R one work?
Sorry if I'm asking too many questions, I'm actually at work right now.. don't have much time to search right now...
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Unfortunately, I do not think too much of that knowledge will transfer. You also need fab skills (if going DIY), wiring skills, some electronic skills...
Actually, just the opposite.

That was the main reason I swapped to the V8. A higher strung built 1.6 (400+hp) would have been fun, but the learning curve with snails and tuning was not something I had time to deal with. Thankfully, the PO of my little car did a great job with it, so the 1.6T was VERY trouble free. Right now, the biggest issue on the V8R NC is the need to have custom gauges and the loss of ABS due to the CAN bus.

If you do go turbo and want to drop the gear ratio down, Put the money down on the 8.8 swap and never worry about your diff having problems again.

Southwade, Give V8R a call. They are currently the only ones who will know that answer
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Bro, you really should get a 6-speed car if you wanna mod it.
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Actually, just the opposite.

That was the main reason I swapped to the V8. A higher strung built 1.6 (400+hp) would have been fun, but the learning curve with snails and tuning was not something I had time to deal with. Thankfully, the PO of my little car did a great job with it, so the 1.6T was VERY trouble free. Right now, the biggest issue on the V8R NC is the need to have custom gauges and the loss of ABS due to the CAN bus.

If you do go turbo and want to drop the gear ratio down, Put the money down on the 8.8 swap and never worry about your diff having problems again.

Southwade, Give V8R a call. They are currently the only ones who will know that answer

Hmm so me being a noob, could you please check my list and level of effort for what one needs to do to effect a LS swap?

source parts
remove miata motor, tranny diff
remove subframe
install new subframe
modify trans tunnel
install motor, tranny diff
wire sensors, coils, injectors etc to GM ECU


go?
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just found the thread... pretty sick...
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=341403
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^^^ Did you lower it more? It looks so clean.. I've never like NC's until now, I've always like NB's the best but you might just sway my opinion! Welcome!


Oh, and I support slammed Miata's, I may get flamed on here for it but I've always had super slammed cars/trucks, but I also compete in local events (autox, drifting and gymkhana) and I'm nearly always in the top 2-3 drivers with a few firsts under the belt too, so don't let anyone tell you slammed cars aren't worth a ****. It's more about the driver than the car, sure "proper height" may improve track performance, but I'd rather sacrifice a little track performance to look better being that any car that I take to the track is daily driven. Again, badass NC man!
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^^ Thanks... it's still the same height, not any lower.

I clear speedbumbs no problem by myself... barely touch them with a passenger.

I'm planning on putting a turbo on it eventually, just need to get my Ruckus and my wife's ride in order first...
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