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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; First edition (Dec 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760337055
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760337059
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 739 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since its introduction more than 20 years ago, the Mazda Miata has captured the imagination of countless motoring enthusiasts. It’s a great car in stock form, but the MX-5 begs to be modified whether for enhanced performance or simply to personalize its appearance. Whether you’re headed to a roadracing circuit, the local autocross course, or that curvy road on the way home, you can tailor your Miata to best suit your goals. And How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5 provides the road map you need!

 
Miata expert, mechanic, and racer Keith Tanner guides you through the most cost-effective, performance-improving products and modifications available for the Miata. Whether you’ve considered simple bolt-on projects such as cold air intake or exhaust systems, or are interested in a substantial power upgrade employing a turbo or engine swap, Tanner answers all your questions with practical, easy-to-understand information that will prevent you from making a costly mistake. Other common modifications discussed include wheels and tires, brakes, suspension, and safety equipment.
 

Whatever your desire for high-performance upgrades for your Miata, you’re sure to find the all the information you need in How to Build a High-Performance Mazda Miata MX-5!

 

About the Author

Keith Tanner has been working on Miatas for over 15 years and works as a technician at Flyin' Miata. He spends his days modifying, repairing, dismantling, and providing technical support for Miatas. He's published three other books in the Motorbooks Workshop series; Mazda Miata MX-5 Performance Projects, Mazda Miata: Find it, Fix it, Trick it and How to Build a Cheap Sports Car and has also written a number of magazine articles.


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An excellent book, capping off Keith's trilogy of Miata-related books.

Building on the "Miata 101" of Find It, Fix It, Trick It, and the projects aspect of Performance Projects, this book explains the "why" of what your Miata does and the "how" of how to get out of your Miata what you want.

Very well written, and easy to understand...with the wealth of knowledge that Keith brings to the Miata world through his experiences in racing and working at Flyin' Miata.
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By brucethebrat on Jan. 23 2012
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While many tips are available on any Miata forum page I did find some helpful items, especially on clutches and axel ratios.

Some things are obvious, like adding a turbo charger and cold air induction so don't expect a lot.

The paper and pictures are of top quality and very clear. Worth the price.
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By Jeff B on June 23 2014
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This book would have been rated higher but, the printing is very poor; my colour printer here at home prints better !!!
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By Phil Macdougall on July 26 2014
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Could have been more technical.
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By Bruce Alexander on June 2 2015
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Great flashlight
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