There are stanced Miata's, and there are boosted Miata's, but then there is Tim's stanced and boosted Miata. The goal of the build was to find a nice medium of power and style while keeping a budget in mind. This is Tim's 1991 Mazda Miata. It was purchased for $2,600 with 120,000 miles and nearly no modifications done. This little car was in for a lot of change.
Here's the state of the car when it was first purchased. It had some decent wheels and a roll bar, but it was not aesthetically pleasing and was so slow it would lose a race to drying paint. With the help of friends for motivation and the help of the people at throtl, this car was able to make a lot of change within a few months.
After about a month of ownership, the car received some coilovers and some other exterior mods like a front lip and rear duck tail. This was the beginning of a modification frenzy that would spark major change in the vehicle. After driving the car around for awhile, Tim made the realization that the car was due for some maintenance and some more modifications. Long story short, Tim decided to do a timing belt job but ended up tearing the whole engine apart. A plan for a complete mechanical restoration was set in place.
While the car was on jack stands, the decision was made to buy some wheels, and a turbo kit which would really change the look and feel of the car. At this point the car was just a huge never-ending money hole. With the help of the throtl app, Tim was able to find a combination of new and used parts for his project at the lowest prices available.
After a few months the car was back on the road and ready to rip! The little Miata made more than double the horsepower from the turbo kit and looked way better with its new wheels, coilovers, and other exterior mods. There is a mod list attached below with all the modifications placed on the car. If you want to see more of Tim's Miata and his other projects you can follow him on Instagram @heftytmo HERE
- Yonaka coilers YMTC2006
- CX racing turbo 2860
- CX racing intercooler piping
- Mishimoto intercooler
- Mishimoto radiator
- Hard Dog double diagonal roll bar
- NRG wheel hub SRK-160H
- Hunquarters steering wheel
- ARP headstands
- Megasquirt PNP2
- Ebay front lip, ducktail, and side skirts.
- Rota Grid V wheels 15x8 +0 offset
- Custom straight pipe exhaust
- SI Valves, stiffer valve springs, supertech valve seals
- Powerstop Brake Kit
- Flyin Miata exhaust manifold and downpipe
- Mazda RX-8 fuel injectors