BEGI Massaged 2004 Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata

Jim is a frequent SPOKES autocross participant.  I spent some time talking to him about his 2004 MSM MX-5 (Mazdaspeed Miata) at the 2009 SASCA Autocross #6.

Once Jim popped the hood of his ’04 MSM, I recognized the BEGI componenets right away.  Of course, you couldn’t avoid the BEGI graphic on the top of the windshield.  I don’t know the correct name of the color, but I call it a pleasant “Strawberry Metallic” (must have something to do with the Boone’s Farm hat Jim was wearing that day).  🙂

Per Mazda, Jim’s ’04 Mazdaspeed MX-5 was rated at 170HP when it was stock.  Now, with all the BEGI mods, it was measured at 271 wheel horsepower – wow!

To help handle all that power Jim’s put in Tein coil-overs.  He is running the stock 17×7 alloy Racing Hart wheels with Falken Azenis tires.

Routing out all that power, it’s vented through a 2.5″ exhaust.  BEGI strongly suggested Jim go with a 3″ for even more power output, but Jim was content with what he had installed.

Jim, like many of this event’s autocross competitors, is a SPOKES member & a regular competitor.

Racing Ready continues to look for & share inspirational & competative rides like Jim’s!


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