So as some of you saw in the other thread I was debating on buying an 04 mazdaspeed, well the car is now in my driveway so the fun begins!!!
First off the car I feel is an excellent base for my plans which will be a car that will be fully capable of being a DD while having some fun on the occasional track day/mountain run. Im not looking to make the absolute fastest thing out there so driveablity will be my number one focus. It already has a great start to it with tien flex coilovers and the r theory rear diffusor (actually chassis mounted not just bumper) , upgraded radiator and intercooler and a harddog so that saves me some money in the mods department, also the buddy club exhaust sounds great as well so I get to leave that alone.
First plan of attack will be the intake, im thinking of using a joe's intake of Miata.net. I keep hearing great things about them and the price is amazing. Next will be upgrading the down pipe. Now I originally had plans to mess with the ecu as I kept hearing about how much folks didn't like them but im not sure if either A. it really doesn't bother me that much, or B. if the ecu had been messed with before hand though the only reason I have to think this is I hear about issues with boost coming on late but it seems to kick into full boost around the 3500rpm range with no notable jump in between that and redline.
I'd also like to repaint or replace the hood and trunk lid at some point as the clear coat is pretty faded but isn't awful so I can live with it for now. Going to take it up to the shop this weekend and get it on the lift so I can completely go through everything and change out all of the fluids and put a new clutch in, then it should be ready for some fun just before spring!!!