Jinba Ittai + Wabi-Sabi + Bōsōzoku

’99 Miata. Last weigh-in, 1,900 pounds dead even. Other highlights include …

Go go go:

Air in/out

  • Compound turbo kit
    • CX Racing TRB-GT35-2-V & TRB-GT3071-63-T3-RR
    • High-mount FMIC with water spray
    • 38mm and 44mm wastegates
    • 50mm blow off valve
    • 3″ fender-outlet exhaust
  • Skunk2 intake manifold with plenum extender
  • Kyostar 64mm throttle body

Gadgets

  • Haltech Sport 1000 Platinum (stand-alone ECU)
  • Haltech boost controller and manual boost controller
  • AEM wet induction

Fuel

  • 550 injectors
  • Equal length fuel rails
  • AEM inline fuel pump
  • 3/8″ fuel lines
  • Summit 5-gallon fuel cell (trunk)

Cooling

  • Aluminum radiator
  • Additional radiator (pre-thermostat)
  • External oil cooler
    • Remote mount oil filter

Stop, suspension/steer, and driveline:

Stop

  • Wilwood 6-piston front brakes
    • Two-piece front rotors
    • Summit line lock
  • Wilwood dual rear brakes
    • 4-piston “modified fronts” (foot brake)
    • 4-piston rears (hand brake)
  • Braided stainless brake lines (tip to tail and equal length)
  • 225/45 on 15×8 (front) and 245/40 on 15×9 (rear)

Suspension

  • Megan Coilovers
  • Destroy drop knuckles (front and rear)
  • Godspeed upper control arms (front and rear)
  • V8 Roadster lower control arms (front and rear)
  • De-powered and modified steering rack (increased steering angle)

Driveline

  • XTD Six-puck clutch
    • Braided stainless clutch line
  • Tomei 2-way differential
  • Shaftmasters aluminum driveshaft
  • V8 Roadsters engine subframe
  • V8 Roadsters engine mounts
  • V8 Roadsters steering rack bushings

Exterior:

  • Custom rattle-can flat-black paint, with stain and dirt accents
  • Fiberglass:
    • Roof, with spoiler
    • Trunk, with ducktail and 4 pins
    • Doors, with the world’s jankiest aluminum door hinges
  • Wizdom front bumper with splitter and FMIC scoop
  • Duraflex side skirts
  • Shortened rear bumper with full-width diffuser
  • LED headlights
  • Carbon fiber taillights
  • Shortened and stretched fenders with fender-mounted mirrors
  • Raised hood with wicked-custom scoop and 4 pins
  • Canards for days!

Interior:

  • OBP pedals
  • “Bride” bucket seats
  • Takata 6-point harnesses
  • Harness bar
  • Hydraulic hand-brake
  • NRG quick-release with NRG lock
  • Carbon fiber steering wheel
  • Gauges
    • Innovate wideband
    • Innovate oil pressure/temp
    • Boost gauges (big turbo and compounded)
    • Tach & speedo
    • Water temp
    • Fuel pressure
    • EGT

In progress:

  • Mild re-wire
  • Bottom-end assembly
    • Eagle rods
    • Supertech pistons
    • ARP main studs
    • Boundary Oil Pump
  • Long Block
    • ARP head studs
    • Fluidampdr Harmonic Damper
    • Cometic head gasket

Coming soon / on the horizon

  • Tube chassis
  • Tubular rear subframe
  • Upgraded transmission
  • Axles
  • Twin fuel pumps