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Old 05-30-2010, 08:05 PM   #1
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I currently own 2 vehicles, 1 drift car and 1 daily/tow vehicle, and lately I've become very disillusioned and burnt out on the whole drift scene. I've wanted a wrx for a very long time and now is a good a time as any to try and pick one up.

Basically there are 2 options with this; my drift miata is worth around 7k or so and the suburban is worth around 8k. I would love to straight trade the miata for a wrx and sell the suburban to put all the money into the wrx/school/finish paying it off. I'm rather open to trades, running car, blown tranny, etc. just throw it out there.

The other option is a trade for both vehicles for something nicer. You would essentially end up with a turn key track day package. Again, i'm open to trades so just throw something out there and i'll entertain it.

On to the cars:

Car: 1991 Miata If you lurk other forums/blogs that are part of the texas drift scene you have probably seen this car.

Miles: 106,xxx

Exterior Mods
Hardtop
Garage Vary lip
Canards
R package rear lip
Rear Splash guards
Sportmax 002 wheels
Perfectly rolled/pulled fenders
APR carbon mirrors
Stickers...Lots of stickers

Interior Mods
Bride Zeta III seat
Bride FO type rail
Custom 4 point "half cage"
Cusco drift knob
S2000 shift knob
Nardi deep corn steering wheel
NRG quick release
Gizzmo IBC electronic boost controller

Suspension Mods
Stance Coilovers
Level 7 tune custom cut knuckles
1.8 power steering rack
Power steering cooler

Drivetrain Mods
XTD 6 puck clutch
XTD pressure plate
1.8 Driveshaft
1.8 open diff (now welded)
1.8 1 piece axles

Engine Mods
Mitsubishi t25 turbo
OBX manifold (ultra reinforced)
Custom downpipe
Front mount intercooler with custom piping
1.8 injectors
Begi FMU
Magnacore spark plug wires
Both electric fans wired in parallel

Also Included
4 sportmax 501 wheels
Top Speed test pipe with 1.6 flanges
New OEM exhaust manifold gasket
OEM sideview mirrors
OEM driver seat
Soft top and skeleton

Right now it's boosting 8 psi steady and spools quick. It's been well maintained and has lasted many drift events without failure even in 100* summers. Also has a current inspection sticker so you can be a true street boss for at least another year.







Car: 2002 Suburban

Miles: 175,xxx

Color: Charcoal Grey

I purchased this in Feb 09 from my grandparents who were the only owners. All maintenance has been performed (have all paperwork) and it has absolutely NO leaks whatsoever. It's fully loaded with leather, sunroof, tow package, power everything, and auto leveling air ride in the rear for trailer weight. This thing is immaculate minus a few door dings.

I am able to get pictures of anything specific on either vehicle if anyone is interested.

I'm really looking for something dailyable either now or with a little work, not too modified and with a/c. Again, if you have something to offer please don't hesitate to throw it out there!
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Old 05-31-2010, 03:11 AM   #2
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Wow, that is a very cool car! Too bad mine doesn't really count as "not too modified"

Someone give this awesome Miata a good home!
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Old 05-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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TLG:

How much work would it take to set this car up for track days rather than drift... I enjoyed tracking the supra but frankly it's a terribly expensive car to make a track whore out of.
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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Not much at all. You would need to raise the coilovers and probably reset the preload. Other than that, just mess with the dampers to get a setting you like, and adjust the swaybars to your liking as well. The front sway is 2 way asjustable and the rear is 3 way. I would also recommend getting a different diferential due to the nature of the welded diff wanting to oversteer like crazy but that's not required.

Realistically you would have to spend no money to get it auto x or road course prepped and I can help with suspension setup.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:50 PM   #5
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TLG, spacepopes car is awesome and he has a huge hardon for miatas. You should trade him.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:46 PM   #6
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I would so love your miata....
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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I'm open to anything! I should probably clarify, when I say I don't want anything "too modified" i'm not trying to be an old man that wants something stock. I just want something that has room for improvement and that I can put my own touch on and learn on.

Come on somebody! Lets make something happen! I need the grumble of a flat 4 in my life!
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:28 PM   #8
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:53 PM   #9
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TLG: If you're around tomorrow or wednesday I'd like to take a look at it - Cash buyer, and I live in a non emissions county so not worried about that. Do you still have the stock diff?

I'm not a miata guy so i'd have to lean on you for getting it track prepped.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:23 PM   #10
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TLG: If you're around tomorrow or wednesday I'd like to take a look at it - Cash buyer, and I live in a non emissions county so not worried about that. Do you still have the stock diff?

I'm not a miata guy so i'd have to lean on you for getting it track prepped.
You live in SA? I'm off work on wednesday so after class (anytime after 1 pm) i'm free and you can take a look. I unfortunately do not have the stock diff due to blowing a spider gear (came with the **** r160 diff) and now it has the r180 diff. I have multiple contacts with torsen diffs that you could get. I have already upgraded the drivetrain to the later model 1.8 stuff so all you would need is the actual diff itself, no need for axles or driveshaft.

Pm'ed you with contact info.
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:44 AM   #11
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any estimate on WHP or a dyno sheet? Also what's the car weigh and has it seen any high(er) speed track events or did you use it strictly for drift? Is Aaron Losi still running the SA drift scene?
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Old 06-01-2010, 11:30 AM   #12
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My estimate on whp simply based on other people with similar set ups would be around 165ish and weight would be around 2200 lbs.

As far as higher speed track events, I have thrown the car into a corner sideways at 90 mph and it felt solid. Very solid. Given the nature of these cars it wants to grip already so with a little suspension tweeking it would be a good grip contender.

And aaron losey IS the texas drift scene now. No one else throws events anymore and he usually puts on 1-2 a month.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #13
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geez - Mineral Wells is WTF out there.....

I think if anything, I'd turn the car into a track whore - and since HHR is local to me, I'd set the car up for that track - anything faster and I expect it's going to be out powered - but miatas do great @ HHR

165WHP @ 2200 lbs should be fun, but is actually a lower HP:weight ratio than even a stock STi - I'll have to check it out tomorrow, the car looks great and looks like a lot of fun.

How much do the consumables cost on that car? - Is it missing anything or any issues that need to be sorted?
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:18 PM   #14
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Yeah the car doesn't make much power but for under 1k you can safely have it at ~225 hp with straight bolt ons. Evo 8 16g, rx7 turbo injectors, megasquirt ecu, and tune.

As far as consumables, the only things i've ever had to replace that weren't broken was motor oil and tranny and diff fluid. I usually do those all at the same time every 2-3 drift events. No issues need to be sorted other than making more power and getting it set up how you like it.

Nearly nothing has been stripped out of this car so if you wanted to make it lighter it's very easy. Carpet, console, door panels, electronics, and biggest of all sound deadening are all still in place.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:49 PM   #15
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AC?

when I said consumables I meant brakes and tires....

look forward to seeing you tomorrow, is the title clear and clean?
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AC?

when I said consumables I meant brakes and tires....

look forward to seeing you tomorrow, is the title clear and clean?
No AC and no cruise control. I took all that out (lines, condenser, everything) when I pulled the motor to do the turbo stuff.

Brakes are still stock so they're cheap and I run small, stretched tires to make the wheels fit so they're cheap as well. I honestly cannot think of anything on a miata that is expensive.

And yes title is in my name and clean.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:27 PM   #17
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Bumpppppp.

Car is for sale as well. 7k obo.
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