So over the last 6 years or so I've had 7 MX-5's. Three of those have been track cars.
I've had this particular NB for the longest, about 3 years now.
And while it has been a great, reliable and capable track car, there comes a time in a little boys life when he must become a man.
I have decided it is time to go turbo.
Figured now was a good time to make a thread here so you can all tell me what I am doing wrong... because lets be honest I have no idea what I am doing.
So anyway, I have had plenty of fun with the car to date, it has always been competitive against stronger competition and is usually one of the fastest MX-5's at the track days I attend.
Some history to get things going. I bought the 01' JDM imported NB with standard VVT motor.
It was missing a lot of bits, but that wasn't an issue as it was going to be a dedicated track car and would be stripped down anyway.
Off to fit cage:
Pretty much as was when i took it for its first drive:
At this point the car was running the factory NB VVT Motor, 6 speed gearbox, Torsen 4.1 diff and running factory ECU. NB 'sport' brakes, cheapo BC Coilovers, a bigger front swaybar.
Bonnet, roof and boot are carbon/fibreglass items.
Note these were all made with the guidance of 'Lightyear' - here is the first lightyear fastback that was made, which currently still sits on this car.
After about 6 months i needed more grip so a Wing, Flat Floor, Side Skirts, and larger front splitter happened.
This gives perspective on the width of the side skirts
The car certainly is nice to drive around sunny Phillip Island:
And even not so sunny Phillip Island (the car makes a mean rooster tail):
Anyway the point of the thread was to discuss the turbo bits that are about to happen.
If you are interested, there is more history on the car on the Aussie MX-5 forums, sadly thanks to Imageshack going 'paid service' some of the older pics have been lost:
mx5cartalk.com - BEAVIS' White Track Car