Up for sale is my incredible 2003 Miata LS. We purchased it from the long-term owner back in October of 2018 from a Miata.net member with the intention of keeping it for the next ten years. My aging father found it difficult to get in and out of as 73 years old - so it came to live in my garage! I am just not using it - and would like to see it out on the twisty roads with a new owner. The car is immaculate, original paint (vin tags in place), no leather or carpet wear, top is perfect, no winters, always garaged, tires and 949 6UL rims are like new, Pioneer head unit (Apple Car Play equipped), AC functions as new.
I have had a number of Miata's (NA and NB) in the past, and we upgraded this already awesome machine with Shane at Indy Miata. At his recommendation we took on the suspension (Meister R Zeda Coilovers), exhaust/headers (Racing Beat), bracing (FM Butterfly Brace and Strong Arms up front), LED Headlight Upgrade, Goodwin Clutch, Flywheel, Clutch Master, Stainless lines for brakes and clutch, alignment, and had a complete 60K service (inc Timing Belt, belts, hoses, gaskets, seals, Redline Fluids all around, and more). We also installed a custom Guardian Designs plug and play custom steering wheel and boot kit.
This is the review from Shane, owner of AMI Tuning/Indy Miata - post updating work:
Chassis is stiff and rigid as expected, the mods go a longways here towards updating a 30 year-old design. The suspension is nice; it tracks well, it's sporty yet compliant, very neutral, and has more grip than you can use on the street... if you're really putting it through it's paces, just pull over and wait for the officer to arrive haha. I had limited time to play with the adjustability of the shocks, but the nice thing is you can easily tune it how you like. Currently it's set up to where it is forgiving in a street environment but you can still steer the car with the throttle in low to mid speed operation. The engine lights off and revs freely with the lightweight flywheel; power is notably more crisp than stock from the midrange pulling all the way up to redline. It's a bit rowdy in the first couple of gears for sure! Sounds great when you're gassing it, and reasonable exhaust tone at highway speeds. The brake pedal is firm and easily modulated; lots of headroom for scrubbing off speed here, definitely on par with the upgraded power output. The headlights are better than OEM for sure, the LEDs make a noticeable difference in light output. The car is completely up to date in terms of maintenance, you shouldn't have to touch anything besides brake pads in the next 60K miles. Wish the steering wheel would have arrived in time, would love to see the finished project. Overall it feels like a much more modern machine. You've essentially assembled the ultimate normally-aspirated street Miata that Mazda should have built in the first place, it's a blast to hammer around
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. The car is resting comfortably, freshly clay barred and waxed with Adams products, under a cover (Custom California Car Cover Included), and on a battery tender.
A listing of the work done at Indy Miata is below:
Indy Miata AIM Tuning 5174 Herbemont Rd Martinsville IN 46151 Date 11/15/2018 Invoice # 9638 VIN# JM1NB3530307547 YEAR 2003 MAKE Mazda MODEL MX-5 Miata COLOR Red MILEAGE 40950
Test drive; comprehensive vehicle inspection Perform 60K PSP:- R&R valve cover and front engine covers- Replace timing belt- Replace PS and AC belts- Replace rear valve cover plug- Replace valve cover gasket- Replace cam & crank seals- Inspect water pump; OK- Inspect tensioner/idler pulleys; OK- Set crank angle sensor air gap- Flush, fill and bleed cooling system- Flush, fill and bleed clutch hydraulic system - Flush, fill and bleed brake hydraulic system - Replace transmission oil- Replace differential oil- Replace spark plugs- Replace fuel filter- Engine oil & filter changeRed Line MTL transmission fluidRed Line 75W90 synthetic gear oilFuel filter1.8L spark plug, NGK6953Timing beltPS/AC belt1.8 Alt beltRed Line 5w30 synthetic oilCoolant, phosphate free - 1 galEnvironmental processing fee - R&R PPF, transmission- Replace clutch disc and pressure plate - Replace release and pilot bearings- Install FM lightweight flywheel- Replace engine rear main seal- Replace shifter boots (torn) - Install Racing Beat header- Install TDR header blanket- Install Goodwin midpipe/converter - Install DDM Works cold air intake DDM Works Stage 2 intake system - Replace all halogen bulbs with LED- Rewire for simultaneous low/high beam operationLED bulb kit (9005 high beam, 9006 low beam, H1 fog light) - R&R front fenders, install FM Strong Arm braces- Install FM frame rail reinforcements and butterfly brace - Install MeisterR ZetaCRD suspension system- Complete chassis setup; 190# driver weight, tire pressure 29 psi, sway bars connected (non-adjustable end links) - Set ride height (Fr 12, rr 12.5) - Set cornerweights: LF: 6675 RF: 638 LR: 647 RR: 609 Cross weight 50.0% - Four wheel alignmentInstall stainless steel braided brake lines - Install stainless steel braided clutch line - Replace clutch release cylinder- Replace clutch master cylinder - Install and adjust delrin door bushings - Lubricate and adjust convertible top latches Sales Tax
Total for INDY MIATA - $4,772.08
Additional Parts Installed:
1 x MeisterR ZetaCRD - Mazda MX-5 Miata (NB) 99-05 [Long Travel]$1,125.00 USDItem #: MN04S-LT-NB1 x Damper Adjustment Extension Cable (Pair)$39.95 USDItem #: SKU-274Total$1,164.95 USD11-1023 Racing Beat Miata Header 1999-2000 $439.00 $439.001 11-1001 RoadsterSport Midpipe with Catalytic Converter and Resonator, Federal version 1999-2005 $313.65 $313.651 11-1026 Racing Beat Miata Header 2001-2005 $439.00 $439.001 11-1030 Miata Header Heatshield Blanket $119.00 $119.00 SUBTOTAL $1,310.65SALES TAX $0.00SHIPPING $185.96ORDER TOTAL $1,496.61 GaurdianDesigns Wheel Order:
DESIGN DETAILS -- NB MX-5 steering wheel • model = CLASSIC ROUND • leather type = NAPPA - PERF @ sides + SMOOTH @ top/bottom • leather colour = BLACK • stitching colour = FERRARI ROSSO • stitching pattern = SIGNATURE (traditional style) • noon stripe = FERRARI RED -- NB MX-5 shifter/e-brake boot set • leather type = PERFORATED NAPPA • leather colour = BLACK • stitching colour = FERRARI ROSSO • stitching pattern = OEM STRAIGHT • boot pattern = 2-piece (OEM) INSTALLATION
We believe in plug and play so we ship a steering wheel that is ready to be installed into your car. The center airbag hub/horn module and spoke controls/trim are simply moved over from your current wheel to your new GuardianDesigns steering wheel so the wheel retains all function of the factory wheel.
Prior owner upgrades (we have many receipts from his ownership) -
Track Dog SplitterMesh GrillePioneer Nav SystemVoodoo Shift KnobMitsubishi AC VentsRoadster Sport 3 Muffler949 6UL Rims (No longer have the OEMs)Dunlap Direzza tires (Fall of 2016- fewer than 3K miles on them) Front/Rear Sway Bars and new end links Thompson Oil filter relocation
|“Immaculate Condition, 42K original miles, Clean Car Fax, Always garaged, no snow - ever, covered and garaged, clay bar and wax regularly, Original paint with all VIN tags in place, total servicing done in November 2018 with total professional upgrading.” |
| Year: || 2003 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || jm1nb353030307547 |
| Mileage: || 42266 || Transmission: || Manual |
| Make: || Mazda || Body Type: || Convertible |
| Model: || MX-5 Miata || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Trim: || LS || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Options: || Apple Car Play, Nav, CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats |
| Safety Features: || Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag || Exterior Color: || Red |
| Power Options: || Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows || Interior Color: || Black |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Number of Cylinders: || 4 |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller |