gbohnstedt New Reader
April 20, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Time for a change. This Miata is has a brand new engine and turbo system, that aren't even fully broken in yet. There are only 3,000 miles on the new motor. There is over $30K into the car. Just replaced all of the rubber bushings with poly bushings and the rear disks and brakes are brand new. She looks pretty darn good for her age, but, as with any 24 year old car, the paint could use some freshening. Car looks bone stock from the outside except for the lowering. A/C removed, steering rack depowered, radio? We don't need no stinkin' radio! Kind of hard to hear it over the motor at full bore anyway. Specs follow:

Hot side:

  • MLS turbo manifold gasket
  • begi externally wastegated turbo manifold
  • tial 35mm wastegate
  • wastegate dump tube
  • Garrett gt2871r w/ anti-surge compressor housing
  • begi water/oil block
  • braided stainless steel lines to and from turbo
  • begi hybrid 3" downpipe
  • begi high flow 3" cat (and custom test pipe)
  • begi 3" turbo exhaust

Cold side:

  • flyin' miata intercooler piping
  • ebay intercooler
  • tial Q blow off valve
  • t-bolt clamps


  • motor bored out 0.020 over, cylinder honed, and cleaned by felts machine shop in ogden.
  • mtuned forged h-beam rods
  • supertech 8.6:1 low compression pistons
  • race bearings (I forget the brand)
  • ARP main studs
  • ARP head studs
  • boundary engineering forged oil pump gears
  • MLS head gasket
  • hondata intake manifold gasket
  • deachwerks fuel pump
  • mtuned dual feed fuel rail
  • injector dynamics 1000cc fuel injectors
  • mtuned coolant reroute
  • mishimoto fans and fan shroud

Engine management:

  • msPnP
  • LC-1 wideband o2 sensor


  • 6 speed out of a 2004 msm
  • flyin' miata stage 2 clutch
  • moss motors short throw shifter
  • Stainless braided steel clutch line


  • Torsen LSD


  • front strut tower bar
  • boss frog frog arms
  • flyin' miata frame rails
  • polyurethane suspension bushings
  • polyurethane differential bushings
  • flyin' miata v-maxx coil overs classic
  • jackson racing front sway bar

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