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Post the URL somewhere, we'll make it work. Is it an NA?

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Oh God, there is a 93 yellow one that is sitting outside this guys garage on my way to work and it is killing me. I asked what it would take and he said 2K. He has two others and a Spec so I keep bugging him as it just sits staring at me everyday on my commute
 

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I've been seriously considering an LS swap as opposed to 1.8 forced....but hard to bite the bullet.

To answer the earlier question, yes, 16x9's with 225 R888's.
 

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There's a guy thats a regular at the autox with his miata. I looked at his tires and he's squeezing in 275 rcomps on it. No wonder he gets Fastest time of day!

I'd love to have one with a supercharger on it.
 

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The miata's can put down great numbers in relation to their weight very easily and MUCH cheaper than the v-8 swaps(most v8 swaps end up costing in the ballpark of 12-20 grand, where a turbo setup would cost 2-6 thousand for the same HP). Lots of boosted miatas around. Jackson racing uses a small M45 charger, but it is much better to go with the MP62 if you feel you will be bit by the power bug!

I had turboed mine with a gt2554(yes a small VERY responsive turbo) injectors, intercooler, stand alone engine management, etc, and was in the ballpark of $2200 with about 220whp at 14psi where a stock 95 puts about 100ish whp. The car was pretty damn fast and felt even faster!

Internals of the engine can easily take 250whp but the 5-speed tranny starts giving out around those numbers(can be remedied with the 6-speed).
 

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Very nice setup. I like your car a lot.
Thanks! I had just been looking at a set of 16's on Craigslist so had that in my mind. Thanks.

I think I would only ever do an LS swap if I was going to have two Miata's. Turbo for the track and LS for the street. I was hoping to do a 1.8 swap with Turbo this summer but funds are a touch low after doing everything else (Wilwoods, wheels, Recaro, Frog Arms and frame rails). So, probably will leave the 1.6 until next summer.

Anyhoo, thanks for the advice.
 
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