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Miata weight

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by K2e2vin, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    I was looking at the specs of cars noticed the Miatas weigh around 2300lbs stock(1990-1997 models). Also, after looking at some stripped miatas, they still weigh around the same and i believe the Spec Miatas are limited to 2300lbs also. Ive also read an article about the MR-S, and it states that the MR-S's are more than 100lbs lighter than the Miatas. Where is all that weight coming from? And, if you were to fully lighten it, how light can it get?
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I don't know what kind of material the engine is made of in the MR-S... but the Miata uses an cast iron block, and I believe (don't quote me on this) an aluminum head.

    The block is about 150 lbs with crank/pistons.
     
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    I know some of it comes from the drivetrain, as theres more parts involved with a front engine rwd vs a midship rwd.
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    Yeah. The MR-S uses a standard engine and transaxle design, where the Miata has a driveshaft and rear differential. Can't forget also the little differences (exhaust having to route from front to back as opposed to just dumping out the back)
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    I have seen a miata stripped out and lightened to 1755 without driver with fuel......

    as for the MR-S add a turbo and I REALLY doubt anything is going to keep up with you.
     
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    Except the guy chasing you that wants your number cause he thinks you look nice your miata
     
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    a couple years ago, the owner of Axis entered his mr2 turbo, he went thru like 3 or 4 blocks they said, due to too much boost. but, even when it did run, it was NOTHING special....
     
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