Garret GT2560R Turbo - ArtTech custom stainless manifold and downpipe
Mishimoto Z Line intercooler / Custom made piping
M-Tuned dual feed fuel rail  /  RX-7 460CC injectors
Synapse Synchronic Blow Off Valve - Greddy oil catch can
BEGI intake - K&N Filter - Mishimoto X-Line Radiator

Hallman Pro RX Manual Boost Controller
Driveability: The car has completely woken's now a monster! Tremendous "go" is available even before the boost gauge starts reading boost.


Third Gear - 14 PSI - 226.01HP / 181.34TRQ Third Gear
Fourth Gear - 15 PSI - 242.72 / 207.15TRQ Fourth Gear


They just don't make car interiors like they used to any more; no soul, devoid of character. I wanted the pleasure of interfacing with a stylish cockpit every day. The aftermarket for the Miata contains a wealth of everything imaginable and I dug in hard, sniping rare finds crafted in Japan whenever possible. Every time I hop in for a drive I can't help but admire the vintage look.


Voodoo shift knob
NRG quick release
Works Bell wheel and hub
Nielex radio console cover
REV9 OE-Style 1002 pedal set
Aluminum E-brake 'Drift Button'
Hard Dog sport roll bar w/ harness bar
Sparco Sprint bucket seat (worn but does the job)
RS Products climate control knobs, AC panel, and classic switch

It's a Miata, the handling is definitely there in spades with as much grip as possible dialed in. With the aforementioned modifications it turns extremely well while still allowing for the occasional sideways shenanigans.

Hawk HPS pads
1.8 bracket upgrade
Goodridge stainless lines
Secret Element inner tie rods (more angle)
Mazda R Type outer tie rods (less bumper steer)
Tein Mono Flex with 8k/6k springs
15 x 7 XXR 513
F & R lower tie bars
Rennenmental tow hooks


The original engine showered the NJ parkway with its internals on May 8th, 2010. An awful rod knock falsetto introduced itself at the Wildwood classic car show, progressed to increasingly awful levels of clanging and whirring sounds on the way home until a connecting rod and what have you punched a fist size hole in the side of the block. Luckily I had been stockpiling parts for a spare motor that would soon be caressed into the new and lively powerplant.

Rebuilt head with HKS 256 cams, unshrouded valve ports, and new HLA's
ARC Intake
Ported and polished intake manifold
ARP head studs, Cometic head gasket
Thermotec header wrap and fuel line shielding
Mazdaspeed motor mounts
ACT street clutch kit with Prolite flywheel
All Gates maintenance parts
AEM high flow filter
Rebuilt shifter
Mishimoto hoses

October 2009. I had decided I wanted to start a new project car that could handle admirably, go forward with fervor, and be equipped with stylish interior parts. Enter the Murder Miata. She was in quite poor shape, clearly wearing her 230k plus mileage with paint and plastics faded and swirled. Under the hood...not much relief to be found. O2 sensor dangling, thermo switch broken, timing way off, cheap coilovers on their way out (and they went) etc. I immediately started with a full detail and then got to work on upping the performance.