Jinba Ittai + Wabi-Sabi + Bōsōzoku

A ’99 Miata goes from yawn to worked-out roadster. 1,900-ish pounds of fun. Highlights include …

Go go go: Boosted. High-mount FMIC with water spray. Full aluminum radiator, external oil cooler with a remote mount oil filter. Haltech Sport 1000 Platinum stand-alone ECU and Haltech boost controller. Walbro fuel pump pushes fuel out of the trunk-mounted 5-gallon fuel cell. Skunk2 intake manifold with plenum extender, a 64mm throttle body, and AEM wet induction. 550 injectors with equal length fuel rails.

Stop, steer, and driveline: Wilwood 6 piston front brakes (two-piece front rotors) and dual Wilwood 4 piston rear brakes. Megan Coilovers with Destroy front/rear drop knuckles. Godspeed front/rear upper control arms and V8 Roadster front lower control arms. 225/45/r15 (front) and 245/40/r15 (rear) tires. Six-puck XTD clutch, an aluminum driveshaft, and a 2-way Tomei rear differential. V8 Roadsters steering rack bushings and V8 Roadsters engine subframe.

Exterior: Fiberglass trunk, roof, and doors. Fender-mounted mirrors, a roof spoiler, and a ducktail. Duraflex side skirts, and Wizdom front bumper. Full-width rear diffuser. LED headlights and carbon fiber taillights.

Interior: OBP pedals, bucket seats with 4-point harnesses, hydraulic e-brake, and quick-release carbon fiber steering wheel.

In progress: Compound turbo system, 3/8″ fuel lines and new bottom end.

Coming soon / up next: Twin fuel pumps (?), upgraded transmission, tubular rear subframe/rear lower control arms, axles … cage(?)