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Old 08-29-2008, 08:51 PM   #1
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I have a running LS1 motor and harness that I'm thinking of swapping into the wife's 92 Miata. What kind of money am I looking at for all the swap stuff? I can do all the work myself, just need some parts to get it going.

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If you decide to take another route I have there stage 2 kit for a 1990-1993 with a 40k mile JDM engine for the same price as all the conversion items. Its tuned and runs really well, but I'm also bit by the 430+rwhp bug vs the 220rwhp bug.... though this engine setup runs toe to toe with a stock LS1 F-body
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What timing...2 days after I post this FM breaks down the costs. Not terrible I guess and it is roughly what I was expecting. I just wish the cars were a little bigger inside. The wife's Miata is a little short on leg room...for me
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Stay away from RC....... Now 4-5 cases of full payment with no parts after 6+ months

To gain room in the car take the seat apart and pull some of the foam backing out of the bottom and back. An aftermarket steering wheel really helped also. I now have C5 sport seats in mine with a 320mm steering wheel. At 6'0, It is a great fit. Before, I'd swear you had to be a midget to drive these cars
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Not to be a Dick....appologies, but, non-sponsor links are not allowed. Just trying to keep you guys out of trouble with the moderators. You can note the site, but, not the link.

To 80superbU, plan on 12K to 40K + the car & your time. The costs depend on what you want in the end. Musts are K-fram, frame rail bracing, differential frame, minimum 4 point roll bar, & full suspension mods & front brakes. The rest is up to you. We are always here for you when you have build questions. Best regards.
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Forgot about that. Thanks for the heads up. Looks like I'll have 12,000 into this once done, but I got the engine and trans for near free minus a lot of work.
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