So I bought a turbo Miata for track time. It seemed to have all the good gear and all the right stuff to be turn-key ready. At $3,500 wearing R888's already this was a certified craigslist platinum deal.

Except now I’m dumb. Because The $3,500 is really more like $3,500 + Idiot Upgrade Money (That’s roughly the same as eleventy billion dollars).

In the short-time I’ve had the car I’ve:

- Gone through a set of new rotors and pads

- Felt the need for a larger radiator (better cooling)

- Re-Dyno Tuned the car for more power

- Had to reroute the coolant for better cooling (common miata problem)

- Gone through a set of R888's and now am on R888R’s

- Decided to paint the car

- Had the car corner balanced

- Reconfigured EGR/Boost guages

- Have installed a new solenoid boost controller

- 2X new air filters and plumbing (One fell off on track)

Unfortunately the list of “want to do” is now even longer too. A modified cars is like a Black-Hole of money. Once you’ve decided to go heavily modded the next mod is just “icing”.

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Its like the first tattoo. Pretty soon you’re full blown Mike Tyson face.

Oh well - at least its fun. And I have no tattoos yet....