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Old 09-30-2012, 02:21 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Nobody running a flying miata turbo kit for a 1.6? lol
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I'm only making $8.00 an hour at like 36 hours a week.
I highly suggest staying away from a turbo charger. If you're indeed a "do it once, do it right" sort of guy, I'd suggest starting with a megasquirt. It can give your N/A engine roughly the same power bump as ITBs would if tuned right for a third of the cost, and set you up for a turbo charger later once if you get a better job.

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Ordering them from revolution. at £136.67 each ($221.76) and £180.00 ($292.07) for shipping. that shipping price is excluding any US importing duties or what ever. haven't checked into how much that will be.
So you're spending $1200 on wheels alone for a car that's worth $1800 (if it's in excellent condition)? You clearly have your priorities in line. Might I suggest something with less than half the price of both the wheels and shipping?
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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So you're spending $1200 on wheels alone for a car that's worth $1800 (if it's in excellent condition)? You clearly have your priorities in line. Might I suggest something with less than half the price of both the wheels and shipping?
So ... you flame on everyone that has expensive wheels on their miata? GTFO


OP, wheels are very nice and Chris is a great guy to work with. And once you place an order, it is relatively quick due to the machining, processing, and shipping. I was overall pleased with mine. Got mine about a week ago.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Revolution wheels are among my favourite wheels, they'll look pretty good on white on white .
Do you know how heavy they actually are? I've read they're heavy but haven't found weights yet.
Donkervoort uses them as their original equipment wheels, so I can't imagine they're thát bad.
9.9 kg's or 21 pounds! lol
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #34 (permalink)
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this has so much potential, get those wheels bought!!! if you need a hand with sorting anything out with revolution i can help out man, i'm in the uk myself.
I'm going to try to pretty soon! and thanks man I'll send you a friend request or whatever so we can keep in touch when it comes to that time.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I highly suggest staying away from a turbo charger. If you're indeed a "do it once, do it right" sort of guy, I'd suggest starting with a megasquirt. It can give your N/A engine roughly the same power bump as ITBs would if tuned right for a third of the cost, and set you up for a turbo charger later once if you get a better job.



So you're spending $1200 on wheels alone for a car that's worth $1800 (if it's in excellent condition)? You clearly have your priorities in line. Might I suggest something with less than half the price of both the wheels and shipping?
Thanks for the advice on the megasquirt, but who gives a fuck about how much the wheels cost, they look really fucking good in my opinion so I'm going to buy them.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #36 (permalink)
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So ... you flame on everyone that has expensive wheels on their miata? GTFO


OP, wheels are very nice and Chris is a great guy to work with. And once you place an order, it is relatively quick due to the machining, processing, and shipping. I was overall pleased with mine. Got mine about a week ago.
hahah, awesome man. other than the $290 shipping was there any other charges to get them to the US?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:08 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I'm going to try to pretty soon! and thanks man I'll send you a friend request or whatever so we can keep in touch when it comes to that time.
Sweet, just let me know if you need anything
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I just picked up a white '93 the other day too. Look forward to your build progress.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #39 (permalink)
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hahah, awesome man. other than the $290 shipping was there any other charges to get them to the US?
There are some extra fees you have to pay but it isn't too bad.
Your total is going to be about $1200 depending on where you live. I live on the east coast so it may be cheaper for me than someone on the west coast but I am not positive about that.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I just picked up a white '93 the other day too. Look forward to your build progress.
sweet man! i've had it for a couple months now and I love it. even though it's just stock at this moment. hope you're enjoying it!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #41 (permalink)
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There are some extra fees you have to pay but it isn't too bad.
Your total is going to be about $1200 depending on where you live. I live on the east coast so it may be cheaper for me than someone on the west coast but I am not positive about that.
sweet. can't wait to order them!
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #42 (permalink)
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took a picture of my car while I was shooting my friends GTI. Turned out really good so I decided to show you guys! hahah

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Old 10-02-2012, 11:30 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Another one. Don't you just love stock miata's? hahahah

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:57 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Really can't decide between the revolutions



or these..

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Old 10-12-2012, 01:00 AM   #45 (permalink)
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i like the equip knockoffs but they are in fact knockoffs.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:02 AM   #46 (permalink)
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revolutions!
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:04 AM   #47 (permalink)
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i like the equip knockoffs but they are in fact knockoffs.
exactly my thoughts too. they look so good, but I'm gonna feel like a lame for having knock offs.

but they would be like $700 cheaper than the revolutions. :/
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:05 AM   #48 (permalink)
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revolutions!
Yeah I think that's what I'm leaning towards. maybe if i get some good overtime after i get the revolutions i'll get the rota's hahahaha.
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:35 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Picked up these bad boys for only $10 today,





Sorry for the shitty picture, I'll get some pictures with my DSLR of them on the car tomorrow when I go wash it.

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Old 10-16-2012, 05:05 AM   #50 (permalink)
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keep it up!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:20 AM   #51 (permalink)
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keep it up!!
thanks man! I'll try, ahahaha.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:55 AM   #52 (permalink)
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only 10 bucks! good find sir
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:08 AM   #53 (permalink)
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only 10 bucks! good find sir
very good find! bought them off craigslist from some rich guy with a huge house, a bmw Z3 and a NC, So im guessing he didn't need to make any profit off them.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:16 AM   #54 (permalink)
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feelin this build!
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #55 (permalink)
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feelin this build!
thanks man! the 2 weeks between every check feels like years, ahhaha.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Updates?
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:23 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Updates?
got the hard top on today!

now I'm saving up for wheels and coils. which is gonna be like $2400 so this might take a while...

Edit: anyone wanna trade something for my daisies? lol

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By no means bashin' ya but you oughtta refinish those daisies! Jealous of your HT.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:39 AM   #59 (permalink)
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By no means bashin' ya but you oughtta refinish those daisies! Jealous of your HT.
yeah they severely need a cleaning and maybe a few coats of paint. I thought about painting them white but i feel that would be super
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:32 AM   #60 (permalink)
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Here is what i used to clean my wheels and i got great results! Its the clear large bottle, can be found really at any truck stop parts depo.


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Hope they come out looking great!
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