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Ive got the Mx5 Bug

Discussion in 'MX5/Eunos forums' started by Mx5, 18 February 2011.

  1. Mx5

    Mx5 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    106
    From:
    Mosman NSW Australia
    Car:
    3.8 V6 Holden Skip
    Whilst on a gap year in Australia i had a 1989 1.6i Eurno Roadster, made a month before i was born and fell in love with it, the only issue i had was i kept being thrashed by v6 and v8 Holden Comodors and Ford somethings,

    If like a 3-400 bhp possible just by moding a normal 1.8 engine and not having to change the whole engine for something diffrent.

    They are my dream car so for me money isnt a problem because i have all the time in the world to do it lol if it takes me 20 years i will have a mx5 to rival the biggest Oz cars.
     
  2. turbonutter69

    turbonutter69 TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    18,967
    From:
    Alone in the dark.
    Car:
    Insignia SRI.
    Hello and Welcome to Torquecars.:bigsmile:
    Hope you enjoy your time with us.
     
  3. Loz

    Loz Torque King

    Messages:
    7,661
    From:
    Wolverhampton, U.K.
    Car:
    MX-5
    Hey & welcome!
    The thing with the MX5 is that it weighs a lot less than the big Aussie V8 cars so you won't need as much power to compete with them.

    I'd imagine 250 bhp in an MX5 would be more than adequate!

    There is a UK firm that does a turbo up grade for about £5000 including the donor car. They don't just give the car more power they uprate everything else & refresh the body work too.

    I think you'll find this article interesting. :D

    http://digiads.com.au/car-news/latest-MAZDA-news/2010_BBR_Mazda_MX5_Turbo_201012.html
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    Greetings and Welcome! ;)
     
  5. Mx5

    Mx5 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    106
    From:
    Mosman NSW Australia
    Car:
    3.8 V6 Holden Skip
    thanks for welcomes and that sounds great Loz, but i was thinking of doing alot of the work myself on a teach as i go basis i dont really know alot but thats what YouTube is for, I was pretty much thinking..

    Fly Wheel
    Clutch
    Lowered slightly
    16" Wheels
    Light weight seats
    Strut Brasis
    Air intake
    Exhaust

    and either Turbo and what goes with it or a Supercharger. (i would obviously have that fitted by a garage)

    and NO BODYKIT (maybe a very subtle one) but so know one knows untill i drive off

    sorry i get a little carried away haha
     
  6. Mx5

    Mx5 Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    106
    From:
    Mosman NSW Australia
    Car:
    3.8 V6 Holden Skip
    also would 16" on the rear and 15" on the front make any diffrence performance/ handling wise?
     
  7. dancingjim

    dancingjim Full member

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    10
    From:
    anderson island Wash
    Car:
    01 miata MX5
    I tried mixing wheel sizes while racing my 96 Miata and found the best results using the same size on both ends.
     
  8. silver92b

    silver92b Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    24
    From:
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Car:
    Miata NA6
    Great for looks if you like that, but probably not as good as keeping the same size all around for handling and convenience.
     
  9. silver92b

    silver92b Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    24
    From:
    Atlanta, GA USA
    Car:
    Miata NA6
    Sounds like a plan :lol:. However, I'd suggest not going with wheels larger than 15" and forget the clutch/flywheel/intake/exhaust until after you've added forced induction (which it sounds like you will do soon :blink1:).

    I have a '92 with all those modifications and a few more and it's a lot of fun! Good luck with your car and welcome to the forum!
     

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