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R31Nismoid

Vic Wasteland Thread - 15.0

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Leroy Peterson    1,183


It's an mx5...

But with turbo.
And it wouldn't be for me. Be for gf I don't have yet. So I can drive it occasionally but also say "dw fellas, it's not mine m8"

I keep forgetting about flash tunes... Need dat stage 1.5

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UNR33L    428

Flash tuned mine the other day #moderntechnology #apexipowerFC #handcontroller #greenscreen 

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Odium    667
1 hour ago, Leroy Peterson said:

I like my ECUs like my women... Only programmable via unicode

 

 

Expensive, too many add on modules and only specialists know how to modify behaviour

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Kinkstaah    342

The fiata 124 sounds great (!!) and yeah has a turbo. Same motor that the old Fiat 500 abarth has (which also sounds amazeballs and not too bad to get to 220kw)

Which is more than enough in a 950kg car made for fun.
Souce: Skyline owner who wishes he had his gf's MX5 all the time.

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Birds    4,736

Guy seems to have trouble keeping grip under throttle...not sure if it's damp or just a tail-happy lightweight car

Sounds alright but you'd be pushing that 1.4 hard to get it where you want it performance wise...I'm talking a hypergear high flow....Nismo 555s...PFC...Z32...GTR intake mod...

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Birds    4,736
6 minutes ago, joeyjoejoejuniorshabadoo said:

MX5's are freaking amazing when done well. I kinda want an SE

With the prices they are asking I'd rather SR20 a standard one...you know...just drop one in cause that's how easy engine conversions are

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Birds    4,736

If Mazda had given the latest MX5 the balls to pull a 5.5 second 0-100 it would have smashed the 86 for sales

In other small targa/convertible options...

I see Alfa 4Cs are still commanding huge prices

Lotus' seem like good second hand value if you consider the depreciation from new

And last of the MR2s converted to the last Celica engine look like fun

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TiTAN    813
With the prices they are asking I'd rather SR20 a standard one...you know...just drop one in cause that's how easy engine conversions are


Have you seen project thunderbolt on YouTube? Guy takes an mx5 and a flying miata kit and drops a 6L 370kw LS crate motor into it and to a standard where it's passable for a "that's how it came from the factory" appearance.

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TiTAN    813


Why would you go a Lexus motor? Clearly an LS would have made as much or more power with far greater ease. Also, it has an r154 "supra gearbox".

The more you read the spec sheet the more you are wondering wtf the builder was thinking when making those choices.

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Birds    4,736
7 hours ago, TiTAN said:

 


Why would you go a Lexus motor? Clearly an LS would have made as much or more power with far greater ease. Also, it has an r154 "supra gearbox".

The more you read the spec sheet the more you are wondering wtf the builder was thinking when making those choices.

 

I've seen them make a few appearances...something different and probably nicer to drive. The only thing that doesn't make sense to me in the build is a Porsche fuel pump.

Where did it say/show it had an R154? They did come in 1JZ Supras. Great box but I wouldn't want to break it with how rare and expensive they are now.

Edit: just saw you can buy them brand new on eBay from Toyota for 3k? Daduq? When did this happen!

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Birds    4,736
11 hours ago, TiTAN said:

 


Have you seen project thunderbolt on YouTube? Guy takes an mx5 and a flying miata kit and drops a 6L 370kw LS crate motor into it and to a standard where it's passable for a "that's how it came from the factory" appearance.

 

Just looked it up...does look nice and factory. Wonder if the LS upset the handling at all...apparently doesn't bother the RX7s too much. That's probably something I'd say excessive / tyre frying. Be happy with about 200rwkw in an MX5; would be plenty to have fun and keep it tractable on the street.

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TiTAN    813
I've seen them make a few appearances...something different and probably nicer to drive. The only thing that doesn't make sense to me in the build is a Porsche fuel pump.

Where did it say/show it had an R154? They did come in 1JZ Supras. Great box but I wouldn't want to break it with how rare and expensive they are now.

Edit: just saw you can buy them brand new on eBay from Toyota for 3k? Daduq? When did this happen!

 

It says 5 speed supra box. The getrag boxes from the mk4 are 6 speed, so it has to be the r154 from the mk3.

 

Porsche fuel pump probably just means it's an 044.

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Odium    667

Freind of mine came by the other night to give me a lift somewhere... showed up in his new daily.

2002 BMW 745li with the v8

Was $245,000 with the options on his, now $10,000

Going to be fun once something breaks

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Birds    4,736
1 hour ago, TiTAN said:

 

It says 5 speed supra box. The getrag boxes from the mk4 are 6 speed, so it has to be the r154 from the mk3.

 

Porsche fuel pump probably just means it's an 044.

Nah most 5 speed Supras came with a W58. They only used R154 in the MK3 to handle 1JZ no shit + in Soarers and Chasers. Originally a JDM Hilux 2WD box, which explains why they have a horribly agricultural shift feel.

W58/57/55 boxes are the most common Supra boxes found in conversions cause they are small, relatively strong, have a range of shifter housing lengths (including remote), and were plentiful before all the kit car and 70s Holden/Ford manual conversion guys pillaged them from wreckers.

The R154 is slightly larger but still a small box considering the power it holds. Used to upsell people to it when they asked for a W58 box to put behind a decent V8. Not many Aussie converters knew about them, but they also used to be rare cause the JDM / Supra guys would snap them up for their own conversions. Obviously not a problem now you can buy brand new lol. So there's a chance it could still be an R154 in there, particularly when he's done a Toyota V8 conversion and adaptor plates were/are available on eBay. Strong box but the GTS-T one is much nicer to shift.

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Birds    4,736
20 minutes ago, Odium said:

Freind of mine came by the other night to give me a lift somewhere... showed up in his new daily.

2002 BMW 745li with the v8

Was $245,000 with the options on his, now $10,000

Going to be fun once something breaks

Buy another one for parts lol

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Leroy Peterson    1,183
Freind of mine came by the other night to give me a lift somewhere... showed up in his new daily.
2002 BMW 745li with the v8
Was $245,000 with the options on his, now $10,000

Going to be fun once something breaks

VIP that shit. Our VIP group needs some euro.

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