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INSTAGRAM: @Blayton13 Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it? Haggard Garage introduced me to the modified Miata scene back in 2015. I bought it completely stock in September, 2015. I actually found this car on craigslist while driving back from looking at a 1999 Miata that didn't meet my standards. Met the guy within 30 minutes of texting him, and drove off an hour and a half later with a bone stock 2005 Miata 1.8 VVT with 117k miles for $4400 The motor actually spun a rod bearing around 123k miles, and I rebuilt the motor myself. Everything was refreshed, new bearings, all new gaskets, etc. Turbo kit was installed at 135k mile in June 2017. Now it is a forged bottom end 1.9 turbo, making around 300whp. Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? Advanti Racing Storm S1 15x8 +25 offset wheels Federal 595 RSR Flyin’ Miata V-Maxx Coilovers & Sway bars MS3 950 Innovate MTX-L Wideband O2 84mm Supertech Forged pistons 9:1 compression Manley forged connecting rods Boundary Engineering Billet oil pump 6 speed trans MK Turbo kit (full 3 inch exhaust, t3 manifold, turbo, oil lines) Type RS BOV GM IAT sensor Flow Force 640cc injectors Big FM Intercooler (24x11x3 w/ 2.5 inlets on top) Flyin Miata Stage 1 Clutch Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck? Coilovers, wheels, and tires. How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share? Whatever was decent enough quality to last and not ridiculously expensive. What are you planning next? Bigger turbo, more fuel (injectors/pump), Aluminum radiator. What’s been the biggest challenge with this build? Probably building the bottom end and troubleshooting issues with a built motor.
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