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Old 02-29-2016, 10:05 AM   #2221
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From the hardtop article:

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So far, we know that the shape of it helps with having enough clearance for a racing helmet.
This is stupid. There is another Aftermarket hardtop "manufcturer" doing the same thing. Clearance for your helmet doesn't matter if it doesn't offer clearance for your rollbar.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:35 AM   #2222
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~~safety first~~

The weather's getting warmer around here, so I'm looking forward to putting some RE-71Rs on the car. Took a look at the odometer this morning, I've managed to put 6.8k on the dumb thing since October.
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This is stupid. There is another Aftermarket hardtop "manufcturer" doing the same thing. Clearance for your helmet doesn't matter if it doesn't offer clearance for your rollbar.
+1000. Jeeez.
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This is stupid. There is another Aftermarket hardtop "manufcturer" doing the same thing. Clearance for your helmet doesn't matter if it doesn't offer clearance for your rollbar.
Exactly the reason for this post, roll bar clearance -
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Lines are generally not bad, but the peak is located about a foot too far forward.
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I was talking about the bumps in the hardtop.
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We're talking about the same thing, the HT giving more room for helmet but not enough for roll bar is stupid.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:53 PM   #2227
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Haha ok, i misread your last post. Its pointless, except maybe for auto x
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Need to let this last coat dry and then seal it:



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^ Nice. 17x7 +38mm?
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:32 AM   #2230
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I love me some PF01 , can't wait to see what they look like on the car
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^ Nice. 17x7 +38mm?
Aye.





I'm probably going to wait on tires until after I get back from Japan, but the weather warmed up over the weekend so time to get T Y T E.
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Looks like Fiat really knows how to build a miata:

The Abarth 124 Spider Is The Turbo Fiat Miata You Always Wanted





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Ten extra horsepower with 184 pound-feet of torque, better brakes, upgraded suspension, a more liberal exhaust, a six-speed manual and a limited-slip differential as standard. That’s how Fiat turned everybody’s favorite Japanese roadster into something very Italian.


the rally car looks wicked.
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All of a sudden the 124 isn't looking so bad.
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it's like they're reliving/recreating the NB2 vs MSM story all over again 20 years later.

they take a Miata, spruce it up a little bit, bolt on a handful of improved parts, turbocharge it, and then give it only like 10hp more with the crappiest powerband known to mankind and using older technology engine.

hopefully this time they at least give it a decent torque curve.

10 horsepower. WHOA WATCH OUT PORSCHE
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20 years later.
Your math needs work
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Your math needs work
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go help fiat count horsepower
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they take a Miata, spruce it up a little bit, bolt on a handful of improved parts, turbocharge it, and then give it only like 10hp more with the crappiest powerband known to mankind and using older technology engine.
more than Mazda is doing...

I don't see how electronically controlled valves in an engine that was new in 2010 is an "older" technology engine.

I think the powerband is very nice, for a street car, making tons of torque between 2,500 and 6K. It just has no top-end whatsoever once that little turbo runs out. It's also a very tiny turbo motor.

It'll look something like this:



this is from a 500 abarath.

I do wish is was a too bad it's not a 2.4t and instead a 1.4t
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oh I it has that crap. not bad I guess, but I'm still not impressed with paying serious money for 160/184
it was patented in 02 and launched in 09, not exactly new either

*edit: and the 500 only gets 24mpg with that engine?
and weighs 104lb more than the Miata?

I guess the powerband aint bad though, peak torque before 3k is enjoyable on the street
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Looks like Fiat really knows how to build a miata:

The Abarth 124 Spider Is The Turbo Fiat Miata You Always Wanted
Love the hardtop on the rally car. So . . . hardtop is finally here.
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oh I it has that crap. not bad I guess, but I'm still not impressed with paying serious money for 160/184
it was patented in 02 and launched in 09, not exactly new either

*edit: and the 500 only gets 24mpg with that engine?
and weighs 104lb more than the Miata?

I guess the powerband aint bad though, peak torque before 3k is enjoyable on the street
We'll just have to see. I think it looks 100x better than the ND. ND looks too High School flashy for me. Too Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Too Subaru BRZ.
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