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Well I figured since the forum is up, I should post up a build thread for my miata.

Up until this point here is my mod list:

Engine:
Custom cold side intake
Tomei Heat wrapped header(because why not?)
Skunk2 upgraded throttle body
GarageStar oil cap
GarageStar Bolt kit
GarageStar Radiator cooling plate
Mishimoto Radiator hoses
Koyorad Vrad radiator
Project Mu Reservoir cover
RSpeed hood struts
Ceramic coated Intake manifold
K&N Crank Case Breather filter
RSpeed Plug Wires
ARP Head Studs
Wire Tuck
Retains all factory emissions

Lighting:
Morimoto 5000k HID’s
Retrofit Source HID Relay harness
Custom Painted housings
Luminics JDM Yellow Fogs

Exterior
GarageStar License plate bracket

Interior:
Personal Grinta 330mm Steering Wheel
Voodoo Shift Knob
Kenwood Headunit
Foamectomy done to drivers side seat

Exhaust:
Enthuza Speeder

Suspension:
Prototype ISC N1 Coilovers
Whiteline front sway bar
Whiteline front Endlinks
Whiteline Rear Endlinks
Racing Beat sway bar blocks

Coming this year:
Carbotech Bobcat pads
Centric Premium Rotors
Goodridge Stainless Lines
Flyin Miata Happymeal clutch
Flyin Miata 10lb flywheel
Miata Roadster short throw
Mazdaspeed motor mounts

If money allows:
Work CR-01’s
BFG Rivals
Garage Vary front lip

How the car started:






How it is now:

Minus the koyorad






Pictures of the build:

Testing out the new dyno cell when the shop moved. 105whp of fury.


Got the headlights painted by Lights by TT


New Enthuza Speeder compared to stock. A little weight reduction?


Installed


I work in a shop, it was an impulse buy, sue me haha


Start of the teardown


**** thats a lot of wires o_O


Everything through the access hole, it’s like it was made for a wire tuck


Intake test 1, it didn’t fit


Ah much better, all nice and wrapped


How we routed everything


Passenger side, before and after cleaning. Was re-preped with sharkskin
 

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Not clean enough


Relays and wires set


Test 2, still doenst fit


Wires behind the headlight


Closeup


UGH header was ugly


What a mess haha


ISC Test fit


New end links


Front suspension


Running the main harness


Stock ignition setup


New head studs, and villa doom


Getting there


New blocks in place


Pulled off for washing and to ship off the Sansossio’s


First update from Phil


Hand painted lettering “NEVER AGAIN” - Phil


Tear down for a rebuild of all the gaskets etc and to make sure the engine is in good shape. It was MINT.


Got the VC back
 

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Slapped the stock header back on, because.


Back in


Looks perfect


VC and New oil cap


New hoses and almost done


New lighting installed


Skunk2 vs OEM


Lui’s vs mine


Electrical troubles, Fuel harness was arching, didn’t even touch it -_-


All went well for a bit


Got new fronts from ISC, new backs this winter, and stiffer springs.


After a detailing


Off to her first show, Miata Day


All together at Miata Day, took home 2nd place NB


Photo by Aaron at caffeine and octane


Playing with lighting after work


Stock rad failed, how to fit things in a miata trunk


Late night swapping radiators with Lui


Koyorad in


Off to japanese car day
 

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Mazda parking lol


Pre winter De-salting


And where she is now, skinny kid at fat camp :D

Lots to come in the next 2 months.

Special thanks to Lui Rivera/Wankel Works for all his help so far, couldn’t do it without him.
Everyone at Kaizen Tuning.
Joe Vesci @ T14
Everyone at ISC
Ken @ Garagestar
Phil @ Sansossio Auto Body
 

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Excellence. Written all over this build so far. Please do this to mine.
 

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Actually ran without for the summer. Huge risk but was diligent about checking fluid levels and keeping an eye on temps. Working with my shops fabrication department on making a coolant/washer reservoir that will sit in the rain tray and run the lines up the fender.
 

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I saw this car at Larz Anderson last year - very clean and understated build (which is what I like!). Great build. Hopefully I'll have my '90 done* for this years show as the recent influx of owners willing to mod their miatas has made it a bit more interesting.

*running/registered

-Zach
 

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Figured I should update this with whats going on in the next couple of weeks.

Rebuilt ISC's are on their way:



10k front 7k rear swift springs, with a shorter rear front spring, and shorter front and rear shafts.



57dr's 15x8 +28 wrapped in 225 toyo R1R's

Also ordered a Miata Roadster short throw, FM Clutch Happy meal w/ 13lb flywheel, centric premium rotors, carbotech bobcats and good ridge stainless lines. Also some mazda competition motor mounts and hella horns(mainly because my stock one failed)

Also have a hard dog hoop that I'm having made into a custom roll bar.

Now just need to get a front lip and get things painted.
 

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I started drooling when I first joined this forum, I haven't stopped since. Car is beautiful, can't wait to see it in the 57dr's
 

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so here's an update with the wheels on:












Also installed my FM Stage 1 and 13lb flywheel and miata roadster short shifter as well as a Garagestar rain try cover.

Next will be a front lip which should finish up the exterior for now. I'll get some more updated pictures when I can.
 

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Great job, that wire tuck looks incredible! Look forward to your progress! :icon_cheers:
 

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Thanks for the kind words guys! I really need to post an updated picture with the GS Wiper cowl cover.

Couple pictures from the weekend:



 
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