Small list so far, but trying to improve as finances allow. *Slotted Rotors and EBC Greenstuff pads *new brake calipers *Planet Miata rebuilt transmission *Harddog Hardcore double diagonal hardtop roll-bar *2005 Lotus Elise Seats with custom brackets *Hardtop for winter use (it's a daily driver) *ARC intake chamber *K&N air filter to-do: *shocks and springs *sway bars *wider wheels *steering wheel *harness bar and harnesses *eventually an engine rebuild and forced induction ;-)
Bought from an older lady. It was her dream car apparently. She was setting it up to race but her husband wouldn't let her. Her lose has been my gain. Not perfect by anymeans but I am in the process of turning this into a beast. Future is gonna hold a big turbo or a supercharged V8 swap.
After reading many other positive reviews on both the GWR and Miata forums I finally decided to buy this product. My main concern for many months was whether or not I was up to the task of installing the header. But with the excellent instructions on Brian's forum as well as several Miata forum threads it turned out easier than I expected.
After receiving notice that the header would arrive on a Friday afternoon, I began the disassembly process. After about 3 hours I had the stock manifold out. Later that afternoon the new catted header arrived right on schedule. And it is a thing of beauty. I opted for the stainless version. Installation on Saturday morning took another 3 hours, although I could have shaved some time off of that but I was actually enjoying the process of double checking torque values and cleaning up my engine compartment. I already have the GWR catted midpipe, so that connection was a snap.
I put everything back together, reconnected my battery, and went for a drive. NO CODES! Nice throaty sound with my RSII muffler, and a significant boost in power and low/mid torque. Another happy camper here. I since have added a M-E tune and I feel I have realized all of the gains that Brian has achieved on his 2012 project Miata. I've put several hundred miles on my Miata since the install with zero problems. This is the car that Mazda should have built all along. Thanks Brian.
-- Ron P.
I got the oil cooler installed and I'm diggin' it! Thanks. (product # 10-10012)