miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something) - Page 115 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-12-2016, 02:13 AM   #2281
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE NM
Posts: 1,137
Total Cats: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Can anyone weigh in on the OEM ND LSD vs something like an OS Giken?

Trying to decide between Sport and Club trims...
When the ND first came out, Brian Goodwin said the Club LSD is good for 90% of drivers and the OSG would only be needed if you are doing serious track work. The ND is to be a street car, right? Then the OEM should be more than enough.
Chilicharger665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 02:13 AM   #2282
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5,985
Total Cats: 409
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
Z3m is
TAKE IT BAAAAAAACK
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 02:16 AM   #2283
SadFab Sales Lady
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 14,791
Total Cats: 930
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
TAKE IT BAAAAAAACK
Gross

Attached Thumbnails
miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-bmw-z3m-coupe-s2026205-1.jpg  
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 02:22 AM   #2284
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NYC
Posts: 250
Total Cats: 37
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
Gross
Fits a full set of track wheels in the back, plus tools.

ND fastback, yes please. I'd reconsider my hatred for car payments and total lack of a place to put or drive it.
dasting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 02:26 AM   #2285
SadFab Sales Lady
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 14,791
Total Cats: 930
Default

Never said it wasn't practical. Just got beat with the ugly stick a few to many times.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 05:20 AM   #2286
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,359
Total Cats: 56
Default miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)

Ugly or not, the Z3C has lots of character. The Z4C was not that bad in GT3 trim either

An ugly one, Chrysler Crossfire...

A NDC would be fantastic, the flop top have been done already

Last edited by NiklasFalk; 03-12-2016 at 06:12 AM.
NiklasFalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 09:55 AM   #2287
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 225
Total Cats: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Can anyone weigh in on the OEM ND LSD vs something like an OS Giken?

Trying to decide between Sport and Club trims...
What kind of driving are you going to do?
Slider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 09:58 AM   #2288
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,184
Total Cats: 321
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NiklasFalk View Post
Ugly or not, the Z3C has lots of character. The Z4C was not that bad in GT3 trim either

An ugly one, Chrysler Crossfire...

A NDC would be fantastic, the flop top have been done already

Huh. I like the Crossfire.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 10:22 AM   #2289
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,359
Total Cats: 56
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Huh. I like the Crossfire.
Some associations are hard to erase
http://img.ifcdn.com/images/1ad897ad...e702cdc1_1.jpg
NiklasFalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 10:24 AM   #2290
SadFab Sales Lady
iTrader: (5)
 
aidandj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Beaverton, USA
Posts: 14,791
Total Cats: 930
Default

Ed, lease a cup car.
aidandj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2016, 12:20 PM   #2291
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5,985
Total Cats: 409
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slider View Post
What kind of driving are you going to do?
Car will be used for spirited weekend drives, occasional autox, and will surely see a track day someday but not anything approaching a priority.
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 10:49 AM   #2292
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,115
Total Cats: 1,400
Default

Attached Thumbnails
miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-80-undefined_4ce9fdeacb95aa0d1becd8d46e7722a01e5d201a.png  
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 03:56 PM   #2293
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,659
Total Cats: 1,567
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
I will never understand all the softtop love on this forum
You're not my real dad!



But seriously, what is it with countries which were members of the Axis powers during WWII?

1: Crawl out from beneath the ashes of Allied bombardment, and rebuild your industrial infrastructure from nothing.

2: Produce an amazing 2 seat roadster, which is widely acclaimed and genre-defining.

3: Let it simmer for a while, then kill the buzz (and the looks) by sticking a hardtop on it.








May what I hope is fan-art of the ND coupe not come to pass...




That having been said, vocoders are cool.
Attached Thumbnails
miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-80-undefined_6b1d769f7d840d31f68c72bb58f2048ee6a44450.png   miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-80-cayman_ef55d86d22bb834ee61f0f6d12afa1c82a4408c3.png  
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 04:05 PM   #2294
SOMEOFIT
iTrader: (1)
 
Girz0r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 2,506
Total Cats: 219
Default

Blue VW bug fastback?

Que es joe mi amigo?
Girz0r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 04:09 PM   #2295
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,659
Total Cats: 1,567
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Girz0r View Post
Blue VW bug fastback?
'Tis a Porsche 356, the earliest direct ancestor of the 911. Originally born a roadster, a coupe version was quickly developed and thrown into production, because god hates beauty.
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 04:20 PM   #2296
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,184
Total Cats: 321
Default

Sorry, but except for the bumperettes, I like that one better.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 04:37 PM   #2297
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,659
Total Cats: 1,567
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Sorry, but except for the bumperettes, I like that one better.
Better than the topless version?





The 356 cabrio will always strike a better pose. It's like comparing an Aston Martin DB5 to the factory it was built in.
Attached Thumbnails
miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-80-undefined_b857f78eb1355005179a59f7a138428c388ef7a3.png  
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 05:19 PM   #2298
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 5,985
Total Cats: 409
Default

Better than the Cayman, and better than the topless version



I'm not a hardtop-on-miata fan (mine was painted last June along with the rest of the car, and I still haven't bothered to reinstall the rear window because I just don't really care to put it on the car).
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 07:37 PM   #2299
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SE NM
Posts: 1,137
Total Cats: 28
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turbofan View Post
Car will be used for spirited weekend drives, occasional autox, and will surely see a track day someday but not anything approaching a priority.
If you aren't going to push it, then you might as well get the Club with all the exterior bits and a factory LSD. The factory screen and better sound system should be worth it too. You mentioned earlier all you would want is to throw some lowering springs on the Club's stock Bilsteins, so it sounds like a plan.
Chilicharger665 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2016, 11:00 PM   #2300
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Posts: 498
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
You're not my real dad!



But seriously, what is it with countries which were members of the Axis powers during WWII?

1: Crawl out from beneath the ashes of Allied bombardment, and rebuild your industrial infrastructure from nothing.

2: Produce an amazing 2 seat roadster, which is widely acclaimed and genre-defining.

3: Let it simmer for a while, then kill the buzz (and the looks) by sticking a hardtop on it.
Wasn't just the Axis powers:


The structural rigidity of a coupe is superior to a convertible. This matters more to some people than the ability to have the wind going through their hair.
Attached Thumbnails
miataturbo.net-like debauchery thread (about the ND or something)-jaguar-series-2-e-type.1841x1310.dec-16-2011_09.52.44.639203.jpg  
njn63 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
Going back to stock. Need some 1.6 parts. Trent WTB 2 10-01-2015 01:15 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:38 PM.