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Old 12-04-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I've been fooling around with imports for the last 10 years or so, and I've dabbled a bit with turbos but have never built a turbo setup myself. I bought a wrecked '02 SE a couple months ago as a turbo project, which is what led me here! My ultimate goal for the project is a super drivable 250whp street machine, mostly stock in appearance, running on e85.

A shortlist of my past projects:
'85 and '86 MR2s, including a built high compression engine and NOS
'01 and '04 Jetta TDIs running on veg oil with some tuning
'87 Suzuki forsa ex track car sleeper, 3 cylinder engine bored out to 1L, 22psi turbo on race gas - 200whp, fully welded cage, 600kg total weight (wet)... not terribly reliable
'06 Miata, bought new and kept basically stock
Plus a few others here and there

Current DD is a Chevy Volt

Build thread coming soon to a forum near you!

Plus if y'all do meetups in the bay area, I'm in.

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Old 12-04-2014, 03:20 PM   #2
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Edit: In case you want to know what I'm talking about, find my build thread here: https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...tas-***-77788/

Be warned it's a bit long.

ALSO... I have a titanium-colored passenger rear quarter panel sitting in my garage that I'd LOVE to sell.
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Salvage miatas make the best miatas.
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Totally. m.net had a different reaction, but spending $2500+elbo grease and $5k in parts > spending $7500 on a good condition '02. Plus it's fun!

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ALSO... I have a titanium-colored passenger rear quarter panel sitting in my garage that I'd LOVE to sell.
Sweet. I think I'm good to go though, I portapowered everything more or less back into place, and there is only one more big dent to pull. Add some more bondo and I should be fine.

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Or that works too.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:41 AM   #6
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Also this. I found it when I was buying my car. Inspired.
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nigelt, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Sup bitch. **** looks tight
Wat?

Welcome to the forum. That car was far too nice to be totalled. Insurance companies are a waste on ten year old or older cars.
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That car was far too nice to be totalled.
Not remotely. Car probably has an ACV around $7k. That's easily $5k in damage at some hoity toity body shop. Toast.
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hahaha it's what happens when a car blue books for 5 grand yet totals over 10 grand when you add up the parts using dealership prices

fun fact: take an 01 SE with the woodgrain nardi interior, remove the steering wheel, shift ****, and seats, and the car is totalled I'm completely serious
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Welcome to the forum. That car was far too nice to be totalled. Insurance companies are a waste on ten year old or older cars.
I was thinking the same thing.. would hate for my insurance company to do that to my car.

Welcome, from a noob no less.
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Things are coming along. Build thread: https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...-thread-82408/
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