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  • full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

    I spoke with the owner of lethal injection today, great guy i have met him before very knowledgeable and hard working.
    (first off don't start dissing them because some of the kids who go there give them a bad rep. they do GREAT WORK for MANY PPL NOT JUST SOME KID WITH A LITTLE CASH)

    but we spoke about a full roll cage SCCA competition style 8pt.
    and he got me back on my SR20 kick.. i wanted to do it for a while and just read to many horror stories backed me out, but seeing as how confident the team was to do it made me re think it, now its not cheep as with anything car related big or small :P
    $2000 for the roll cage (thats budgeting WAY OVER what he expects tho.)
    $6000 for a fresh SR20 motor and work included (rough estimate but he said it may be less as well) i high balled the budget myself and he said "yeah 6k is probably more than we'd need, but def. fool proof safe margin!"

    so im saving my pennies, im really excited and hoping within the year i can do it. :)

    if i can save $10,000 and put aside 2k+ what ever is left over and build from the 2k and don't touch it and make that my "car account" i should be able to keep the car up and make it a 1 of a kind yata.

    this comes after the paint and suspension keep in mind.
    (ive decided to go pearl white with deeeep red flake) :)
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  • #2
    RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

    ?!
    6k for an SR? I can get you one for about $1500. It wouldn't be too hard either, just get someone to fab up some mounts and then swap over the ecu and harness from an S chassis. Get a drive shaft made.... ect. No where near $10k. That price range is more like a 2J.
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    • #3
      RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

      Its been done, nothing new...as have an S2K motor, Vette motor, Mustang, Rotary...etc etc
      I wouldnt do it. Forced induction would be a better and much cheaper option.
      If I was to do a swap it would be a V8, but swaps are very expensive to do right.
      I have noticed that many lose interest in their car soon after a swap. Making your
      Miata a better Miata seems like a better plan to me.
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      • #4
        RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

        a full cage in a street miata would probably be a pain in the *** on a daily basis and probably would eliminate the use of the soft top. Probably not safe for your head either.
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        • #5
          RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

          Originally posted by BFH miata
          a full cage in a street miata would probably be a pain in the *** on a daily basis and probably would eliminate the use of the soft top. Probably not safe for your head either.
          :wtf: huh?

          i think an sr20 would be mega gay and goes against all my ideals of motor swaps, in which manufacturer shouldnt change (with some exceptions). lol. but thats just me.

          the cage would be badass though as long as you dont do nascar bars.
          DIE WHITE GIRLS

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          • #6
            RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

            there are kits out there now for Sr swaps in miata. If you are really thinking about look into the kit as that will save you mega $$$

            I would rather do something different like oh a 4g63/4 swap, but I am bias on badass that motor is
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            • #7
              RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

              well keep in mind this is tuned and gurenteed. If it breaks they fix it. As for the cage... Comfort isn't a huge deal. Safty is way more important and the hard and soft top will work.[/align]
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              • #8
                RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                Originally posted by jesseealexander
                Originally posted by BFH miata
                a full cage in a street miata would probably be a pain in the *** on a daily basis and probably would eliminate the use of the soft top. Probably not safe for your head either.
                :wtf: huh?
                cages are meant to be used when a driver has a full set of safety gear on his body(like a helmet) and the other safety stuff like a proper seat and belting. so getting in a street wreck and smacking your head against a roll bar even with good padding without a helmet isnt nice

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                • #9
                  RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                  it won't be my daily at this point so.. Stop refrencing it as a street car...
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                  • #10
                    RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                    Originally posted by GraffitiPanda
                    it won't be my daily at this point so.. Stop refrencing it as a street car...
                    if you are driving it on the road without a helmet, it is a street car. If it is going to be a track only beast, then go for the roll cage.
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                    • #11
                      RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                      a v8 has weight issues and ur looking to have to beef up everything! I'd rather keep it Jdm and stick with the sr20 i'm going to be putting a lot more than just this full harnesses full safty beef up before anything. I'd rather be fast and safe then fast and dead...
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                      • #12
                        RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                        Originally posted by Otto
                        Originally posted by jesseealexander
                        Originally posted by BFH miata
                        a full cage in a street miata would probably be a pain in the *** on a daily basis and probably would eliminate the use of the soft top. Probably not safe for your head either.
                        :wtf: huh?
                        cages are meant to be used when a driver has a full set of safety gear on his body(like a helmet) and the other safety stuff like a proper seat and belting. so getting in a street wreck and smacking your head against a roll bar even with good padding without a helmet isnt nice
                        if the car is put together right, you shouldnt have issues hitting your head on the cage. either way id rather smack my head on a bar than have it smeared off onto the pavement anyday.
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                        • #13
                          RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                          thank you!
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                          • #14
                            RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                            I can't really see the point in going to all that trouble and spending all that money to swap in something that's only marginally better. F20 or F22? Sure, that'd be worth it, but not an SR. Eliminating the PPF, one of the things that makes the Miata such a great driver, would be another concern. Unless there's a way to adapt a Miata transmission to an Essartwinny, or adapt the PPF to a 240 transmission? I don't see the point unless you're swapping in a V8. I'm all for cross-pollination swaps, but only when there's a real gain to be had. Boost the fark out of a 1.8. My $0.02.

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                            • #15
                              RE: full roll cage and an SR20 swap?

                              yeah. but keep in mind the sr20 was MADE FOR BOOST the miata ISNT now reliability isn't an issue when it comes down to a boosted mx-5 vs SR but the whole power gain the reliability the torque and room for more is awesome!

                              this is still up in the air but the cage is a for sure. (bumped heads or not) ill just dress like the stig everywhere i go :)
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