I have been a lurker/member of this site for a while. My built thread was on another forum closer to where I live but since it is a drift forum composed of 95% Z cars, my car never gets attention. So I figured I would move it here since you guys obviously like miatas.
I guess I will throw in a little about me. I’ve been around miatas for a long time. My dad had one long before me. When I was 17 I got my first miata. I picked it up in 2004. It was a black 93 with 16k original miles on it. As a kid I played around with it adding untasteful mods (rice). In 2006 I went hard core on it and at 60k put in a full 99 drivetrain. It was wicked fast for a miata in our area. I tracked it heavily. Later I sold my dream car to start a family but that didn’t last long. I ended up scoring a 04 mazdaspeed in 2009 for a super deal. It had 24k on it at the time. I have gone through some terrible mods on it as well mostly just chep crap. I am finally to a point where I am starting to put tasteful parts on. I’ve learned a lot about heat and going with cheapo stuff.
I started the Northeast Arkansas Miata club in 2005. I have been a member since and have gone on many great drives with our and other groups. So if you are near Arkansas hit me up.
I am 27 and after 3 kids I am finally to a point where I can start to mod my car more. I take part in serveral racing hobbies from drifting to SCCA.
My First miata after I sold it:
When I first got the car in 2009
After a homemade intake was built
Megan Racing EZ street coilovers
Exedy stage 1 clutch kit & all new seals, boots, and stainless line
Flyin miata downpipe
Boss frog frame rail guards (not on yet)
Ebay Special raidiator and fans
Sportmax 002 16x8 rocking tatered 205/50/16 ran out of money for tires
found a fender roller on amazon.com for $149!!
Megan Racing Coils---way way better than i thought, the ride is good and cornering is much better than i thought for $669 very pleased. However megan outlet was a pain to deal with.
Exedy--- I've used then lots before but this one came with a bad throwout bearing WTF can't get ahold of them for a replacement. I should have gone stage 3.
Downpipe---worth every penny fit great and def power adder
Frame guards---very solid, with these my frame is safe
The rest, typical. I was shocked to find a good roller on amazon lol
Fender rolling will be finish when I get new tires. I'm not sure if i want to stay meaty or use rubber bands.
Got some new stuff, roll bars, toyo t1-r, and a mazdaspeed lip.
I was running 205/50/16 and with an agressive pull, they still rubbed. So I got 195/45/16 and they fit much better. I even dropped the car more. Total I think I have taken 3-4" off the stock height. The car looks mean now. I plan on painting the lip this week. Its a little rough around the edges.
Now i just need to find some one to make me exhaust cheap.