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Old 11-27-2013, 12:21 AM   #51
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seriously it's a dumb ass spot for a filter... I remember that now.
Holy crap so true.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #52
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So where is this filter everybody is talking about?
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #53
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apagios: you might really want to check this link out for the NC miatas, it's a turbo kit...
and gets over 400 hp with over 400 torque as well =)

Link: http://www.tdr-mx5tuning.com/?page_id=2082

they even show the dyno results on the video, Now this car has been talked about on the miata forum, and the downside of it was that when the owners got the car back, the owners blew the tranny in it...
The original tranny was a 5 speed, and it could not handle the power of the turbo kit, so now the owners were dropping a 6 speed in it, last i heard at least...

I have thought about buying the turbo kit, but honestly i would probably have them set it up at somewhere around 350 hp at most, that way stock tranny and stuff could handle the power and a light weight 2500 lb car with around 350 hp would be plenty enough to show some muscle anywhere...

Don't get me wrong though, I really like my NC, the last miata i owned was a 99 and i got rid of it along time ago for a SUV because my GF had 2 kids and i had 1, so i thought a family car would be better to have at the time, now all of them are basically grown up and in college or what not, so i decided to buy another miata, I do infact love my car, looks classy but alot of fun to drive, but i really like the lava orange color =)

I will more than likely hold off for a little while at least... or at least i hope i can =)
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:29 PM   #54
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The great thing about Miatas is I don't feel like they "need" to be modified. I could be entirely happy with it stock forever. I probably won't leave it stock, I didn't on my last one. But I don't see a Miata as a platform for something better. It's great just as it comes.
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:55 AM   #55
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So where is this filter everybody is talking about?
Where only a Hobbit could fit his hand. On the side of the block below the intake manifold. You can only get to it from the top and the space to fit your hand through is stupid small. The filter itself barely fits through it.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #56
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My 2007 ZX3 headed for Naples, Forida last week. Bad picture of my 1996 Miata (NA manual with 74K miles on it!)
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I remember that Sled, can't believe it looks like new!

Is that a XS400 to the left? Looks untouched as well.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #58
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I bought that sled 4 years ago from the original owner with 600 miles on it....Yamaha SRV 540. The bike is a frame up restoration 1981 KZ440 LTD that I finished 1 year ago.
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