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
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).
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.