Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Ricks's 13' Club Roadster Turbo

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Ricks's 13' Club Roadster Turbo

    To date I've owned 6 Miatas- stock NA, stock NB, NA with a supercharger, The NB "disco potato" turbo car, and the infamous LFX Miata NA.

    This one is my 1st NC and I love it (to be fair I've loved them all). The PHRT is awesome- combines the best things about having a hardtop but push a button and in 10 seconds it's gone- no hoist required!

    i did a LOT of reading since buying the car. Always planned on a LS3 conversion to balance out my Miata conversions but it's just so much $$. I figured about $30k with $0 for labor. Plus the car. Ugh.

    So 4 other options exist: 2.5 swap, supercharger, turbo, and of course just leaving it alone (hahaha).

    I decided to turbo.

    Its much less $$ than the LFX OR LS3 swap, and about the same as the supercharger. It does give me more flexibility down the road if 300rwhp isn't enough (again, hahaha). Its also been done a lot less which has an appeal- not sure why, but being a pioneer is appealing.

    Then there is the quality of the Fab9 kit- oh my. All SS, V-band goodness. Bar and plate IC. Super high quality stuff. Brian was running a special so the free injectors was a nice bonus. Ordered the stuff last week.

    Of course just power power is a recipe for failure. Supporting mods are required and the suspension, brakes and cooling all need to be up to the task. I installed a set of Ohlins this weekend with Progress sway bars. The car is at Butler now for new shoes- Michelin Pilot Supersports- 245/40/17 mounting on Enki RPF1s. Exhaust will be custom Enthusza.

    Ill keep this thread updated as I work in the build.
    Sean O
    2017 Ford Raptor, 1998 Wrangler, 2013 PRHT Club Edition 2.5/ Fab9/ Ohlins, KTM 1190 Adventure

  • #2
    Some pics...IMG_7592.jpgIMG_0001.jpgIMG_0004.jpg
    Sean O
    2017 Ford Raptor, 1998 Wrangler, 2013 PRHT Club Edition 2.5/ Fab9/ Ohlins, KTM 1190 Adventure

    Comment


    • #3
      IMG_7595.jpg
      Sean O
      2017 Ford Raptor, 1998 Wrangler, 2013 PRHT Club Edition 2.5/ Fab9/ Ohlins, KTM 1190 Adventure

      Comment


      • #4
        IMG_7602.jpgIMG_0006.jpgIMG_7603.jpg
        Sean O
        2017 Ford Raptor, 1998 Wrangler, 2013 PRHT Club Edition 2.5/ Fab9/ Ohlins, KTM 1190 Adventure

        Comment


        • #5
          IMG_7644.jpgIMG_7643.jpg
          Sean O
          2017 Ford Raptor, 1998 Wrangler, 2013 PRHT Club Edition 2.5/ Fab9/ Ohlins, KTM 1190 Adventure

          Comment


          • #6
            IMG_7659.jpg
            Sean O
            2017 Ford Raptor, 1998 Wrangler, 2013 PRHT Club Edition 2.5/ Fab9/ Ohlins, KTM 1190 Adventure

            Comment


            • #7
              Nice camber :)
              The only thing that oughta be hella flushed is a toilet.
              http://www.miataramblings.blogspot.com

              Comment


              • #8
                I like the turbo choice. People expect 300+hp from a v8, but not from your stock engine.

                Interesting to see the stops on the sway bar. When I ran showroom stock in a 91 Miata, some tracks (like Rockingham oval) would pull the sway bar all the way to the bend from Gs on the high bank.
                | 90 Miata | Turbocharged Stock Mazda FE-dohc 2.0L engine swap | 302whp 281ftlbs |

                Comment


                • #9
                  Awwwwwww yeah! Subscribed!
                  sigpic

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Oh my! Sean this is going to be one cool build.

                    I'm the first to call dibs on this when you eventually decide to sell it! (Time and Date Stamped ;-)
                    sigpic
                    Current: 1994 Merlot (Turbo) Sold: Red '02 Turbo | 2010 - 2015 ~~~ 987 Boxster | 2012-2014 ~~~ Z4 ///M Roadster | 2015 - 2015 ~~~ Z4 3.0i (18k miles!)| 2018-2018 ~~~ 2006 Miata (Laci) | one track day ~~~ Exocet (Turbo!) | 2015-2019

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      This is going to be awesome!
                      - Lee -
                      '13 Liquid Silver Metallic Club PRHT | SOLD!
                      '06 Sunlight Silver Touring | Mazdaspeed springs & sways | SOLD!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        The Fab9 turbo kits is so beautiful. I've talked to Bryan in person about it quite a bit. I'd dive right in if it didn't cost $10k to boost. For that reason, I've chosen to leave my powertrain alone for now.
                        2007 True Red Miata

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          This is going to be exciting! Pretty parts too!
                          sigpic

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            gotta watch this one too! subscribed.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Exciting!

                              2013 NC MX5 Club - Build Thread ~ 2017 VW Golf R ~ IG: DroptopDestron
                              1997 M *SOLD - Build Thread ~ 1995 Laguna Turbo 281whp *SOLD - Build Thread ~ 1992 Black & Tan *SOLD

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X