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Thread: Phen's 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 GT Thread

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    Phen's 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 GT Thread

    Ok, I thought I already had one of these, but apparently I don't.

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    2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 #3693
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    Flyin' Miata - Big Enchilada Package installed
    Currently at 67,000 miles

    When I bought it:



    With my buddy's Fox Body.


    Underhood


    Autocrossing


    Bronze wheels (soon to be painted again)
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    Now... the fun stuff...

    Here's a current list of what I've recently bought for the car... and the same reason as to why I want to burn it to the ground.

    Purchased:
    electronic boost control solenoid
    H&R Race springs
    New differential bushings
    Used Power Plant Frame

    Why I hate the car right now:
    First of all, I snapped the power plant frame in two places. I have pics... will share later. Picked up a used power plant frame. The two bolts in the diff for the power plant frame were a total PITA to loosen. 4ft pipe plus my 22" breaker bar, and even that was a struggle. I broke a socket in the process. So... now these two bolts are completely loose... they won't come out of the power plant frame. I spent almost 4 hours working with these bolts. Nada. Next solution - drop the differential and pound them out. Not necessarily a bad task in theory... but let's face it... this is an Ohio car. I'm now screwed. So yeah... I want to burn it now because I'm effing sick of silly shit that shouldn't break, breaking.
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    Current update. Yeah... I've gotten nothing more accomplished. Hopefully that changes this week.
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    Ok... update from the last two days.

    Rear H&R springs are mounted and ready to be reinstalled on the car. They so pretty.
    Rear endlinks were cut off... big surprise there. New ones ordered.
    Passenger side axle removed from the hub. Still needs to be removed from the diff.
    Drivers side axle won't budge. Damn near broke an axle puller machine trying to push it thru. A couple good whacks with the BFH didn't help either.


    New parts to be ordered:
    Hawk HP+ rear pads
    Racing Brake rear rotors (to match the front's hardware)
    Tires. Still debating on these, but I'm leaning towards Dunlop Direzza Star Specs.
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    Hell, I still need to get the pictures up. I'll work on that...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleezer1533 View Post
    sub a dub
    you mean "sub a phen"



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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefmg View Post
    Slacker...
    I do what I can.
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    Hey Phen, Ouch that's a list. Hope you get it running on the road soon.

    I have the Dunlop Direzzas, love them.
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    This thread is tits on a bull without pictars!
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    Hahaha. I'll post them up now. I'm home and I have a few minutes.


    To update though... My dad and uncle came over yesterday to help with it. Power plant frame has successfully been swapped. All that's left now are the front springs, boost controller, endlinks, and rear brakes.
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    So you have the tough part done?

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