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    mrpham's ITB MX-5

    Hey all.

    My previous car was a Nissan S15, built for track and street duties. Served me well but I sold so I could get an RX-7. Well instead of doing that, I've invested the money and bought an MX-5 instead. Should keep me entertained for the next 6 months or so, that's when I'll hopefully get my rotary fix.


    Modifications so far:
    • 1.6L Engine from the NB6 (solid lifters, cam/crank angle sensors, etc...)
    • Extensively ported head
    • 280 degree camshafts with 10.5mm lift
    • Oversized valves
    • Stronger valve springs
    • Toda adjustable cam pulleys/gears
    • HKS headers
    • Toyota AE101 ITBs
    • Garage Star/T3 ITB adapter
    • T3 Velocity Stacks
    • UNI filters
    • Outwears filter booties
    • Innovate MTX-L
    • Relocated brake prop valve
    • NB 5-Speed gearbox
    • Lightened flywheel 3.5kg
    • Cusco 1.5way LSD
    • 4.778 diff ratio
    • Every nut and bolt re-zinc plated
    • Painted block
    • MegaSquirt DIYPNP ECU
    • Bluetooth ECU Connection
    • Custom ECU mounting
    • Toyota COPs
    • CNC cut COPs bracket
    • OBX dual feed fuel rail
    • Aeromotive FPR
    • Short shifter
    • Custom wiring harness, body and engine
    • FD3S RX-7 fuse folder
    • Dedicated engine fuse/relay panel
    • Flex-a-lite 16" thermofan
    • 42 Draft Designs Catch Can
    • GarageStar radiator cooling panel
    • 52mm aluminium radiator
    • MX-5 Plus custom exhaust
    • Yellowspeed Racing coilovers
    • Broadway Mirror
    • Frame Rail Braces
    • Low-Profile Headlights
    • Garage Vary front lip
    • Project-G Bikini Top
    • Carbon fibre side mirrors
    • Side Skirt Diffusers - http://omgpham.com/mx-5-miata-side-skirt-diffuser
    • R-Package rear lip
    • MX-5 Plus offset number plate bracket
    • Genuine hard top
    • Hard top brackets
    • KG-Works cluster
    • Vented front window
    • Momo Team 280mm steering wheel
    • Sparco Sprint V fixed back seat
    • MX-5 Plus Tall Boy roll bar
    • Whiteline sway bars
    • Genuine strut tower brace
    • Hankook RS-3 225/45/15 tyres
    • OG-San 15x8 +25mm with 5mm spacers to make it +20mm


    My blog - http://omgpham.com/

    How she currently sits (page 9):



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    Thought I'd take a few photos of the interior to show off. I spent half the day cleaning it up with a friend and it turned out pretty good. Kudos to the original owner for maintaining the interior so well.

    http://omgpham.com/interior-shots-mx-5





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    why change from S15 to MX5, MX5 has no power compared to S15 unless u put a turbo in
    Wakefield PB: 1:14.8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GljoMjJJxoU on Toyo R888
    Winton PB: 1:48.175 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3wOqMEew1Q on Toyo R888
    Sydney Motorsport Park (New Eastern Creek) Wet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND1zC_7T6II
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    Quote Originally Posted by benoityip View Post
    why change from S15 to MX5, MX5 has no power compared to S15 unless u put a turbo in
    Was meant to be S15 to RX-7, but decided to invest the money I got from S15 instead. Bought the MX-5 to keep me entertained until I get my RX-7, around 6 months time.

    Anyway, it's not always about the power =)
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    so how do you rate it?
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    slow in a straight line, revs nicely, it's very fun to drive, handles crazy good, very light, good on fuel =)
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    Nice!
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    also i hear it comes with a GHD

    love MX5's and from the teaser shots there this one looks quite immac.
    enjoy it!
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    I have found the key to enjoying the MX5 isnt to focus on speed.

    Its like a go-kart...

    They genearlly arnt super fast, but its the connection you get driving it.

    A S15 might be fast, but that can get a bit old......

    A MX5 is about the driving experience, and the best thing is, you get to enjoy it at speeds which are often around the posted speed limits.

    There is NOTHING better than driving a well balanced sports car on a beautiful day with the roof down......

    That all being said, speed and HP are awesome, but when your talking about a daily driver, i'll take roof down over HP anyday.
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!
    So many mx-5's these days!
    I'm just eager for you to get your rx-7. Then it would be mad fun. >
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