over $8000 damage. But, it's been all fixed for a while now, and I've been top-down driving like mad! And just for good measure, I already put a nice little nick in the driver door paint. update #3 NEW intercooler! YAAAY!! Took out the old intercooler, chopped some piping off, affixed a larger intercooler. Pretty straight forward. Since I'm now blocking all the direct air flow to the radiator, I installed a lower temperature thermostat (160* instead of 180*) and a higher pressure radiator cap to help protect from overheating and boiling respectively. So far, it's worked perfect for several months. Pics on page 3!update #4 Ground Control threaded coil over spring perches with Eibach race springs! I love these things. MUCH smaller than the mazdaspeed springs, but stronger spring rates, lighter weight, all while maintaining good road manners. They work perfect with my Bilstein shocks, they're easy to adjust, they look spectacular. I thought this thing could corner before.. now it really is like kart racing! Pictures on page 3!!update #5 After about 8 months of driving on the 17" riax wheels, I decided to put the 15" Kosei K1 TS back on. At only 10.5 lbs a piece, they're MUCH lighter weight. Enough less rotational unsprung weight that I can feel the difference. Faster acceleration, shorter braking, faster steering response, lower center of gravity.. especially now with the Ground Controls.update #6 Finally replaced the downpipe with an FM stainless steel DP with high-flow catalyst. 7.2 lbs lighter than stock, and it allows the turbo to breath much easier. This combined with the MagnaFlow pipes that include everything behind the downpipe.. it sounds like roadster SHOULD sound. Strong, throaty burble, tuned exhaust note, NO harsh or raspy sounds at any RPM. It pretty much sounds like the old british roadsters after they had been fully built for racing.8/21/07 - First place in my class at SpeedFed Nationals!!