Molly the Turbo Miata

Where Molly Began

I bought this Miata over a year ago on January 31st 2016. I fell in love with Miatas after watching popular YouTubers such as Haggard Garage and ThatDudeInBlue. Molly was a 1990, all original car, with less than 94,000 miles on it. It was my first car. When I purchased the car, I knew nothing about cars. I couldn’t even change my own oil. Over the course of the next couple of months I began to learn by doing simple mods like coilovers, wheels, and an intake. Never did I expect to turbocharge it myself and transform it into the car it is now. I’ve learned so much with this car, both working on it and driving it, and it’s come a long way. Because this was my first car and the car that brought so much success to the channel, I plan on keeping it forever.

The Build List

  • Fortune Auto 500 Series Coilovers
  • Garage Vary Front Lip
  • eBay Rear Lip
  • eBay Ducktail
  • Aux Beam 7” LED Lights
  • Advanti Racing Storm S1
  • heels (15×9 +36)
  • Hankook RS3 225/45/15 tires
  • Flyin’ Miata Turbo Kit (Garret GT2560R Turbo)
  • Megasquirt PNP2
  • Bride Lowmax Seats
  • Grage Star Seat Brackets
  • NRG Quick Release/Hub/Wheel
  • Hard Dog Sport (Double Diagonal) Rollbar
  • 1.8L Chassis Brace as a Harness Bar
  • Takata 5-Point Harness
  • Garage Star Hardtop brackets
  • Garage Star “MX-5” Side Vinyl
  • Custom 3″ Turbo Back Exhaust
  • 6 Piston Wilwood Big Brake Kit

What's to Come?

This car is pretty close to being “finished”. (cars are never finished, right?) As it sits now almost everything has been touched but I feel like it needs two things: more power and better suspension. The plan is to swap in a new engine with the goal of over 400WHP, as well as completely rebuilding the suspension with new bushings, control arms and sway bars.

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