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Old 12-11-2008, 08:44 PM   #21
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Reality sucks.
It shouldn't take you more than a long afternoon to return it to stock if you've got the stock parts. Leave the shocks and coilovers on it to make it more attractive to ricer/drizzfter types and pull the rest. That's the only way to come out ahead financially for minimum effort. In order to sell that car for that price, somebody will need to pay you cash because a bank will not cut a loan for that much. The economy is in the ******* and X-mas is in 2 weeks and nobody has that kind of cash.

Additionally, advertising that "you can push it up to 25psi" and "1.8 transmission" is an immediate red-flag to people who know Miata's. A stock motor would last about 3 seconds at that boost and there is no difference between 1.6 and 1.8 tranny's. It just puts a little hint of "this guys doesn't know his ****" in the back of a buyers mind.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:15 PM   #22
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Reality sucks.
It shouldn't take you more than a long afternoon to return it to stock if you've got the stock parts. Leave the shocks and coilovers on it to make it more attractive to ricer/drizzfter types and pull the rest. That's the only way to come out ahead financially for minimum effort. In order to sell that car for that price, somebody will need to pay you cash because a bank will not cut a loan for that much. The economy is in the ******* and X-mas is in 2 weeks and nobody has that kind of cash.

Additionally, advertising that "you can push it up to 25psi" and "1.8 transmission" is an immediate red-flag to people who know Miata's. A stock motor would last about 3 seconds at that boost and there is no difference between 1.6 and 1.8 tranny's. It just puts a little hint of "this guys doesn't know his ****" in the back of a buyers mind.
I agree with everything, but he does have a built motor...
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:09 AM   #23
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Disregard... my last. I see the motor listed at $6k... which makes even more sense to part it out. You can find 1.6 motors in fine shape for $300.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:42 PM   #24
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Alright - here is my modds again. I want to make sure the buyer of this car will be happy. I will be painting this car GM white in the next two weeks. full body work.

Soon - COPS.
New 2005 - 6 speed transmission. already in
New 1.8 ACT Clutch System. With Light Weight Fly Wheel. FM happy Meal. already in.
FM 1.6 motor.
Torsen LSD
MS knock Sensor
Mspnp
Bilstein HD Shock - Reactive Coil-over & Springs
AEM wideband.
Axis OG Rims - Falken Azenis Tires - 205/50/15
electric cut out exhaust
Colbalt exhaust system.
Begi - s 3 turbo kit.
Hardtop
Garage Vary front lip
r package back lip
wing's west spoiler
i guess these are some of the good stuff on the car. I can't remember everything i put on. This car will be available in January. asking --- 9k let me know what you guys think.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:48 PM   #25
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where the **** do you live?

In for $4k price drop.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:51 PM   #26
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This car is located in Marysville / Berkeley California.
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