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    Well, I figure I might as well make one of these too.

    After a couple of months of looking at new Miatas, I came across one I knew I had to have. The car was a 2002 SE Titanium, a Miata i've wanted since I saw one back in 2003. It had a few modifications done to it already, but they were the kinda of things that I would want i na car so it didn't bother me. After talking to the owner and figuring out he was probably the best kind of owner/sell you can find. All of the essential parts seemed to be the best of the best.... FMII turbo kit with the Hydra and 2560, Ohlins suspension, rollbar, wheels, harnesses, large raidator, and some other small details that just fit very well. After striking up a final price, Jenn and I were on our way to Va to pick it up.
    Here is how she sat as I bought her...



    And jsut a few days later, the new owner came down from Maryland to buy my 99. I took the opportunity to take a picture of 3 boosted Miatas in my drive way.







    It didn't take me long to get the Garage Vary bumper, Mazdaspeed headlights and Rotas on the car to give it my personal touch on the outside.



    But there was one thing I didn't particularly care for about the 02 SE anymore - the saddle brown interior. I don't mind the color, but it was the leather that had to go.





    So out with the brown and in with the blue. The seats came from a 10th Anniversary Edition and the brown door panel inserts were replaced with blue ones the originally came in the 03 Sinshen Edition... but I had to order these particular ones from the dealership.





    ...and some random shots for now (some from Jenn :) ).









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    And a few trackday shots compliments of Jenn :)












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    RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

    I found some pictures the other day of your '99 that I took from the very first meet I met you at.
    And I like the side shot in front of the building glass. Looks like the car is a snake about to eat something. :)

    Originally posted by miata5620
    Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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    • #3
      RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

      Originally posted by RotorNutFD3S
      I found some pictures the other day of your '99 that I took from the very first meet I met you at.
      And I like the side shot in front of the building glass. Looks like the car is a snake about to eat something. :)
      You mean, back when you were doing burnouts at the Varsity?? :lol:

      Had to do it:whistle:

      Jenn took that picture over at the King&Queen building :cool:

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      • #4
        RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

        Originally posted by Doppelgänger
        Originally posted by RotorNutFD3S
        I found some pictures the other day of your '99 that I took from the very first meet I met you at.
        And I like the side shot in front of the building glass. Looks like the car is a snake about to eat something. :)
        You mean, back when you were doing burnouts at the Varsity?? :lol:

        Had to do it:whistle:
        Nope, wrong meet. The first meet I met you at was the other Varsity where Frosty brought out the widebody. :P

        (I've been trying to call you too.)

        Originally posted by miata5620
        Eric's Garage ... You buy all the parts I tell you to and you will have a killer car... If you want other parts used your car will suck and it will cost you more...

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        • #5
          RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

          Heres some from the weekend at the Dragon that I took:


          http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...sig4copy-1.jpg
          2006 Subaru WRX STi
          1992 Mazda Miata
          1990 240SX SR *RIP*
          1999 Acura Integra GSR *SOLD*
          1978 Jeep CJ7 *SOLD*

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          • #6
            RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

            You car doesn't even look the same as when you bought it. It looks x100000 better now!

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            • #7
              RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

              Not to mention mike's car is sick nasty. After i bought the exhaust from him we were down 85 between 60 and 70 and with it still being a little damp his car spun when the boost came on.
              '95 w/ now finished '99 swap, kyb agx's, flyin miata springs, sway bars, roll bar and more to come...sigpic

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              • #8
                RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

                such a beautiful car. no doubt. great job! :D
                "keep drifting fun......or else..." --Andy Sapp

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                • #9
                  RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

                  My favorite NB. Really good job.

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                  • #10
                    RE: 2002 SE Turbo......

                    I was having the itch to do something the other day, so i pulled my valve cover off and painted it. I mixed Metalcast smoke and blue and got this disco color-changing grey to blue flipflip effect. I used just the smoke on the VVT solenoid and polished the oil feed line.



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                    • #11
                      RE: 02 SE FM turbo.. need wallpaper for your computer?

                      Oh noes someone let me loose on Road Atlanta this past weekend. I managed to get up to ~135mph on the back straight, though I could have stayed in the gas longer and probably hit 140, I decided to make sure the brakes were up for it....and found out they did not like slowing me down from those speeds so I decided to cruise at a measley 120 for about the last 1/3 of the straight before the braking zone. The rest of the track is friggin awesome though!! My first time on RA as a driver and bet your *** i'll be back.

                      Guess my 4x4 ride height and "fwd off set wheels" and over sized slick tires are pretty useless :whistle:







                      note the sticker on my helmet:giggle:





                      And some of the other cars that were out there...










                      and then there was this NB turbo... which i've seen somewhere before but can't remember where. Talked to the guy and he said some shop in FL fab'ed the turbo kit. I didn't get to talk to him long before I headed out on the track.
                      It wasn't going all that fast out there..probably because it was scrubbing and on ****ty Toyo street tires.

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                      • #12
                        RE: 02 SE FM turbo.. need wallpaper for your computer?

                        When are you doing another track day?
                        '95 w/ now finished '99 swap, kyb agx's, flyin miata springs, sway bars, roll bar and more to come...sigpic

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                        • #13
                          RE: 02 SE FM turbo.. need wallpaper for your computer?

                          Some cool pictures, I really want to get out on Road Atlanta, what was the final turn like? Turn 12?

                          How long did the valve cover take to dry? I've been wanting to do it but don't want to find myself in a situation where I can't do anything for a while.

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                          • #14
                            RE: 02 SE FM turbo.. need wallpaper for your computer?

                            I'm so used to shooting at Road Atlanta during the afternoon and evening. The outside of 10A/B is fabulous for taking pic then but I really should have been on the inside since it was early in the morning. Oh well, I'll be back up there in February to take some more that won't be so dark.
                            2005 Black Mica Mazdaspeed MX-5 - FM Intake - Enthuza Midpipe and Exhaust - FM DP - Hallman MBC - Upgraded Intercooler - Hard Dog Roll Bar - Volk TE37 - and then some...
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                            • #15
                              RE: 02 SE FM turbo.. need wallpaper for your computer?

                              Jack, I had an extra VC given to me, so I took my time and painted it put it on a few days later. But generally, it takes about 20min to take it off... do whatever prep work, paint and let dry for a couple hours and put it back on.... it makes a good lazy Sunday project...or even a 'I got off work and will be doing nothing tonight' project.

                              Turn 11/12 is a little scary the first few times. It'll take a few times to get used to going over the hill and trusting that the track will be there. By my second session, I was goign into 11/12 at around 80mph and coming out of 12 ~100mph...though it can be taken much faster. I was aiming for the red-white lights under the bridge (this makes sense when you're on the track). Turn 2 is just as intimidating because you can't see it... you have to get the timing just right on braking... natuarally you'll want to brake early but will soon realize how late you really can brake. I was only using 4th gear for turns 2,3 and 4.

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