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It's been said that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Well this beast is proof positive that that analogy is spot on. I am the original owner of this 2002 Miata. I was a brand new Miata owner and ran into some great folks at a local Miata event one day where I feasted my eyes upon an FM2 turbo setup on an NA. Turns out this great guy lived just up the road from me. Needless to say, after hearing and seeing his wicked fast and loud sled I was smitten. I had to have that or at least a reasonable facsimile thereof. I did the not so smart thing of borowing money from my 401k and plunked it down on an FM Ubercharger. I'm sure some will remember those. It was TERRIFIC. I now had an incredible sounding car that went like a scalded cat. The usual suspension, exhaust and tire/wheel upgrades notwithstanding, I thought that would be it for power add ons. WRONG. Some fool genius had to go and put an LS V8 into a Miata and make it look like it came from the factory that way. Guess who had to have one. After 4 months of tinkering and a lot of help from friends, especially the aforementioned FM2 turbo guy, I had a rocketship on wheels. What a beast! Gobs of HP and torque and still handles like a dream. The look on peoples faces when I pop the hood is priceless. "How in the hell did you get that to fit in there." It wasn't as difficult as most people think. I am very proud of the accomplishment that my friends and I pulled off. The car is still stunning even after nearly 20 years. I hope that you enjoy the pics.
LS-1 w/GM Hotcam, T-56, 8.8 rear with 3.27 gears, FM V-MAXX suspension, Magnaflow exhaust, 949 Racing 6UL wheels w/Toyo R1Rs 225/45-15, Hard Dog rollbar