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Old 01-24-2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default My Official Miata thread- go meow

I guess I can stop posting Miata stuff in other threads and focus all the gayness in one tidy thread.

I bought it for just under 5k, a good deal around here, southern car with 75k on it which usually got for 7-10 thousand.

Some pictures to sum up my first half a year of owning the car.

It on the lot when I first looked at it.







A happy day almost a week later when I brought it home



Engine bay right when I brought it home



First thing I really did with it was buy a decent cd player and built this small box as it had nothing in it. (yes the seats are really dirty and water stained)





SpaunenFTW and I clay barred the car and cleaned it really well.



Took it on its first short trip where we got lost in a city because the highway was a dead stop due to construction so had to find another way home.





Hideous rims ive ALWAYS hated

$7 later they are slightly more bearable



Crappy night pictures with the Volvo right at the beginning of what ended up being a crazy rain/ wind and hail storm.







and yes

the shift boot

epic shift boot

dirty leather and dusty interior (top down always)



the epic shift boot that caused much jealousy



A picture for the lulz from lifting a friends Jeep

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
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And this was when I decided to see how long I could go without getting pulled over for no front plate (so far ive had no trouble)







Peek a boo









A found a set of rims, which I found out later are Momo Arrows in 16x7. I didnt really like them and the guy wanted $300, but I did really want something new. I told the guy they werent really what I was looking for, he emailed me two days later saying for $160 they were mine. I figured meh and went and grabbed them...







I saw this sticker online and after a few weeks ordered it, for the lulz of course. (you can also see where I keep my front plate)



I then had a somewhat local chassis builder make a roll bar for me. (yes even though it is completely impossible for Miatas to roll......)





I always wanted this picture, I just wish my camera wasnt a piece of crap....



Things that I dont have pictures of on hand. I lowered it, put on a grant classic wheel I had laying around. Removed the ac and some brackets.

Im sure a ton of other small things I dont even remember.

I used it for numerous autocrosses















and that about sums up my first summer



Heres how the car sits now in hibernation

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Old 01-24-2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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claybar for the happiness

looked terrible in my opinion at first

not terrible now...

red doesnt do it for me on that car...

it just reminds me too much of an oscar meyer wiener that someone cut in half *long ways* and laid on some wheels

Glad you like though... swap in a new 3.7!
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:58 PM   #5
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I want more power as the stock 1.6 with 90hp is a lot of fun for what it is, but id imagine a few hundred more will be a few hundred times more fun....

I picked up this 96' 1.8L with about 70k on it for $400.



And my Turbo just came in today

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Exd: 75.46 mm
Trim: 48.9
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Ind: 57.75 mm
Exd: 73.35 mm
Trim: 61.9



I ordered my clutch, stage 5 compclutch last night. It will hopefully be here in a week or so as its all I need to at least get the engine in (besides cleaning it up and some fresh paint)

More to come in the near future
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new 1.6 + turbo = 230's?
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new 1.6 + turbo = 230's?
" picked up this 96' 1.8L with about 70k on it for $400."

But yes, people have got 260ish, sometimes a bit more out of stock 1.6 with turbo....
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that could be a pretty quick little car

I've always wanted to drive one... every car review you ever read says they're fun to drive...

I just have a hard time feeliing like 90 hp could be fun...unless it was a go kart, or a bike
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It is like a go-cart

its not going to tear your face off stock but its about the right amount of power to keep yourself out of trouble well still having fun...
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they are great little cars for what they are and for the price one of the best handling cars you can get
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