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Mike Stranges

The 1990 Mazda Miata has been Mike Stranges’ daily driver since the age of 16. It began, simply enough, with a drive around the block with his neighbor and has since been a part of him for the past 10 years. Although the Miata has changed quite a bit since it was first purchased by Stranges, with a turbocharged and tuned engine, upgraded suspension and brakes, modified interior and exterior, as well as a fresh set of WORK Meister CR-01 wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes R1R (f) and Kumho ECSTA (r) tires. Stranges is also considering a LS engine swap.

Owner: Mike Stranges
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Vehicle: 1990 Mazda Miata
Horsepower: 350 whp
Club: 905 Rides

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Bubba Stranges
Instagram: bubbolootz

Photography by Lorenzo Maddalena.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
1.6L bored to 1.7L
8:8:1 C/R forged pistons and rods
High volume oil pump
ARP studs and bolts
MLS head gasket
HKS camshafts w/ adjustable cam gears
Titanium retainers
Dual springs
1mm oversized stainless valves
Custom catch can
Coolant reroute
Mishimoto radiator & fans
Garrett GT2871R turbocharger
BEGi Stage 4 Turbo Kit & intake manifold
COP conversion
Wire tuck

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EXHAUST:
MagnaFlow 3-inch cat-back exhaust & catalytic converter
BEGi SS RAM exhaust manifold & 3-inch downpipe
Separated wastegate gas flow

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
AEM Water/Methanol Injection Kit
Innovate Motorsports LC-1 wideband gauge
MegaSquirt ECU
Forge boost controller
KG Works gauge cluster
revlimiter.net gauge faces
Auto Meter gauges (oil temperature, oil pressure, coolant tempature, battery voltage, boost, exhaust gas temperature) 

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DRIVETRAIN:
MSM 6-speed transmission
Bully clutch
ACT pressure plate
Fidanza lightweight flywheel
3.9 Torsen differential replacement
MiataRoadster short shifter
MazdaSpeed engine mounts

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WHEELS & TIRES:
WORK Meister CR-01 - 15x10-28 (f), 15x12-3 (r)
Toyo Proxes R1R (f), Kumho ECSTA (r) - 225/45/15 (f), 225/50/15 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Flyin' Miata (butterfly brace w/ frame rail, upper adjustable control arms (r), sway bar w/ adjustable links)
Complete chassis bracing (f/r)
Strut brace
Boss Frog fender braces
Hard Dog roll bar
HSD coilovers

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BRAKES:
Willwood BBK
Drilled rotors
Ceramic pads

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EXTERIOR:
TUCKIN99 fender flares
Garage Star wing stands
Garage Vary panel (r)
Turn signal intake
Stage21 NA hood
Autokonexion carbon fiber trunk
R-Package lip (f)

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LIGHTING:
Complete LED lighting
8K HID in 7-inch housings

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INTERIOR:
Momo steering wheel
Sparco R100 Tuner seat
Takata harnesses
Custom shift knob
DDMWorks gauge holder
Dual A-piller gauge pod

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA: 
Clarion VZ401 7-inch in-dash single-din touchscreen w/ DVD & navigation
JL Audio (speakers w/ tweeters and crossovers - 6.5 (f), 6x9 (r), JL 10W3v3 subwoofer, 300/4 amplifier,500/1 amplifier) 
Custom fiberglass enclosure wrapped in suede (subwoofer, amplifiers, water/methanol tank, pump, battery)

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COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2013 Importfest
Additional shows and awards

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
“Everything! The wheels and flares changed the car, but the turbo put a smile on my face!”

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SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS / MECHANICS:
Creative Ego Customs - Nick Majestic
Tony Frail - Body Work
Mechanic, everything else - Mike Stranges +  friends

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