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Old 07-16-2016, 07:41 PM   #2241
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OMG, i can tell by the reflection in your paint that you've lost weight! Nice!
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Damn. I would kill for paint that good.

The flake really pops. Paint correction, or just clean/claybar/polish?

According to Grand Torismo 3 (which my friend and I played a lot in highschool) your coefficient of friction is lowered, so you can accelerate faster and have a higher top speed.

Is the car missing sideskirts, or did the mazdaspeed only come with the front and rear trim?

Please don't sell it! keep it at least through MMRLS. YOU CAN DO IT!
I think clean/compound/polish. So Yes, I guess.
The MSM only came with front/rear lips.
I will try, lol.
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actually, I did. 10lb I believe
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:00 PM   #2243
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Ew. rimz. gross.
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Old 07-16-2016, 09:07 PM   #2244
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Purrrteh

Makes me want to get mine professionally done.
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:45 AM   #2245
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:03 AM   #2246
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"One thing is not like the other..."

Is it just me, or is the pass front tire a diff one lol?

I really like the all black interior.

remind me why you sold your 300whp mazdaspeed?
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:14 AM   #2247
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Good eyes, lol.
Previous owner replaced it with a different one after puncturing it.

My previous mazdaspeed wasn't 300whp, it was 237. The 300whp was my 1st miata, a '00 NB.

I've had several miata's. I've had several boost setups, and several ecu's. I've tried many things.

I get bored fast
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:47 AM   #2248
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I just always look at the tread. I'll leave a note on someone's windshield if I see they have dangerous tires on. this lady a few days ago, i'm assuming lady, had both front tires wore THROUGH the cords... like holy **** lol

Plus I bought my shitbox miata with mismatched tires and it drove like a pos. two were grippier than the other lol... it was interesting to drive.

Ah, ok that's right.

Maybe if you look at this current car as an opportunity to get good at driving. Keep it stock, fresh, but spend the money you'd normally use to mod it on track days. That way you don't get as bored, you are improving yourself, and probably don't spend as much money on it.



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Old 07-17-2016, 08:58 AM   #2249
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Vlad does not track day bro.
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:37 PM   #2250
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Correct. While I respect the track, I simply don't have much interest in it. I always have, do now, and always will love and enjoy street cars. Streetcarbro with a little bit of quarter mile drag strip action from time to time.

I wanna wear out these tires before I replace em. Just can't get myself to throw away tires that are like 80% tread
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:12 PM   #2251
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a beauty. i do love a canvas top.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:17 PM   #2252
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ah, ok, I didn't know that about you.

It's just so beautiful we keep learning new things about each other. Even after so many years.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:43 PM   #2253
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ah, ok, I didn't know that about you.

It's just so beautiful we keep learning new things about each other. Even after so many years.
I like this guy.

I'm gonna have to hit you up next time I'm in Utah.
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I feel like an idiot. I watched the engine bay pics and thought, damn nice, the turbo setup looks stock. It took me a while to remember that MSM's are a thing

Paint is puurrrrrdy though
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:43 PM   #2255
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Why doesn't the track interest you? Genuine question.

That's just very foriegn to me. You don't get car sick, at least I dont remember it.

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I don't really care much about going around in circles. I don't mean any disrespect to the sport, or anyone that loves it, in fact I respect it a lot, but to me going around a track is boring. I know, I know, it's backwards to say drag racing is exciting and road track is boring, but I like what I like and it is what it is.

Even if you're taking crazy corners at insane speeds and feeling G-forces and getting to really understand your car and driving dynamics, It's just meh to me. I don't know why. But really the worst part about it, for me, is the fact that you get to do this like once, or maybe a handful of times per year. That's it. Street car you enjoy year round, daily, (and before someone says it, no I don't drive like an idiot around town. I still enjoy my street cars at part throttle with short bursts of speed usually not exceeding the limit, like on/off ramps and such)

I'm still looking forward to MRLS and getting rides down the track from many of you
I like the simple things: like a properly built and tuned street car vs an all-out track racecar.
Though some race cars are amazing and impress me greatly.

thanks again for the compliments, all. I'm really happy to have found this gem.
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I don't really care much about going around in circles. I don't mean any disrespect to the sport, or anyone that loves it, in fact I respect it a lot, but to me going around a track is boring. I know, I know, it's backwards to say drag racing is exciting and road track is boring, but I like what I like and it is what it is.

Even if you're taking crazy corners at insane speeds and feeling G-forces and getting to really understand your car and driving dynamics, It's just meh to me. I don't know why. But really the worst part about it, for me, is the fact that you get to do this like once, or maybe a handful of times per year. That's it. Street car you enjoy year round, daily, (and before someone says it, no I don't drive like an idiot around town. I still enjoy my street cars at part throttle with short bursts of speed usually not exceeding the limit, like on/off ramps and such)

I'm still looking forward to MRLS and getting rides down the track from many of you
I like the simple things: like a properly built and tuned street car vs an all-out track racecar.
Though some race cars are amazing and impress me greatly.
Same on pretty much everything. Way more fun to have a fast car I can drive EVERY DAY even if I can't push it 10/10ths every time I drive vs a car I get to race 10/10ths 3-4 times a year. I build what I want, and have fun with it. For me that's a street car that's got a lot of hp and is fast in a straight line, and comfy to drive.
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:59 PM   #2258
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Ah ok. For me, I love a car that can do everything. Street, canyons, drag, racetrack. Sometimes I feel like going slow and cruising, but most of the time, I want to go fast.

I LOVE to brake hard. I LOVE to corner hard. My entire body is flooded with this amazing "pleasure pressure" I can't really explain it that well, but it makes me super giddy and I scream an laugh and giggle like a little girl.

My heart is pounding and i have a huge grin just TYPING this!

I can only push it that hard on a few select corners, on the streets, which i know well, but I'm SUPER exited for MMRLS so I can push it on every corner, traffic allowing. I also will be asking for ride alongs in all the other run groups, so I can be high on the G force drug ALL DAY!!!! WOOOOOO
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:08 AM   #2259
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I don't really care much about going around in circles. I don't mean any disrespect to the sport, or anyone that loves it, in fact I respect it a lot, but to me going around a track is boring. I know, I know, it's backwards to say drag racing is exciting and road track is boring, but I like what I like and it is what it is.

Even if you're taking crazy corners at insane speeds and feeling G-forces and getting to really understand your car and driving dynamics, It's just meh to me. I don't know why. But really the worst part about it, for me, is the fact that you get to do this like once, or maybe a handful of times per year. That's it. Street car you enjoy year round, daily, (and before someone says it, no I don't drive like an idiot around town. I still enjoy my street cars at part throttle with short bursts of speed usually not exceeding the limit, like on/off ramps and such)

I'm still looking forward to MRLS and getting rides down the track from many of you
I like the simple things: like a properly built and tuned street car vs an all-out track racecar.
Though some race cars are amazing and impress me greatly.

thanks again for the compliments, all. I'm really happy to have found this gem.
+1 more. Basically how I feel too. I will add that I am getting older and can't take the racecar suspension like I could when I was 21.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:51 AM   #2260
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But XIDAs are soooooo comfortable
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