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Old 09-09-2014, 11:21 AM   #401
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All this talk about turning 360 degrees? If you were looking at the car and saw the rear end and turned 360 degrees to walk away, you would walk directly into the car. A 360* "reversal" from the original car would have seen an initial car with key only entry, followed by a car with keyless only entry, and would have come back to a car with a key only entry.

The correct term is "did a complete 180". In this case, "a complete 360" is an exaggeration of the term, which ironically means the exact opposite of the term being exaggerated. I was going to let it go as trolling (it looks like niklas has it figured out) but "I can't stands for this no more!"

It's an old troll from when the xbox 360 was released. Someone was either very stupid or trolling when he made a post that said "they called it the xbox 360 because when you see it you turn 360 degrees and walk away."
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:04 PM   #402
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You gonna get one, Erat? Actually, who is the first on mt.net to buy one? Maybe the dude that sold his 5.0 to get a NC? (sorry man forgot your name/handle). Who has money and wants this?
That would be me.

I'm very strongly considering it, depending on the drivetrain specs. If it's a 2.0 in the 180-200hp range it's VERY likely I will pick one up.

However, it's determinant on some other stuff.

BRZ is supposed to get a mid-cycle update next year (we know superchargers fit and the rumors of the STi BRZ won't go away).


I'm also waiting on more details from Keith at Flyin' Miata on the new coilovers and roll bar they have developed for the NC. My '06 only has 46k miles on it, so I'm considering suspension/wheels/2.5 swap and keep it.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:15 PM   #403
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If the 2016 Focus comes in AWD with a turbo and can net me good MPG's and doesn't cost more than an STI, i'll buy that. (i know totally different car than an ND)

If not. I'm buying one of these.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:42 PM   #404
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^Yes! I'm also very interested to see if Audi will bring over the RS3 next year.

4 door hatch, AWD, 2.5L 5 cyl turbo with 350+ hp, 7 spd DCT.

I also like the M235i, just not sure about the whole $45-50k on a car when we are likely going to move next year.
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:56 PM   #405
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Maintenance prices are also a big factor for me. I like parts bin cars(miata).
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:44 PM   #406
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If the 2016 Focus comes in AWD with a turbo and can net me good MPG's and doesn't cost more than an STI, i'll buy that. (i know totally different car than an ND)

If not. I'm buying one of these.
Are they making and AWD version? that would be interesting.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:49 PM   #407
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Yeah, the RS is supposed to be AWD and all sorts of fun. As opposed to now where it's FWD and all sorts of fun.

I've said it before, I'll be elated if it makes 180 peak, but I'll be more than happy with 165hp on tap for the ND. Just hope it gets 40mpg all day long. (dd status, whatup)
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:53 PM   #408
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Anyway...

Anyone know why they didn't put the battery in the trunk?




Don't think they could have gotten it any further forward.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:56 PM   #409
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The NC is mega far forward in the engine bay as well, same with the rx8. It costs less money in wiring.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:00 PM   #410
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Ahh, didn't know that about the NC.

Obviously it has no adverse effects on handling or weight distribution.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:02 PM   #411
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It costs less weight in wiring.
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Easier to get it really light with a LiFePO in that location, lowering the front weight at the same time.

At NC launch the blurb was that the front location was more central than a rear one.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:02 PM   #412
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They wanted to make ditching 25lbs super easy. They're really nice like that.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:05 PM   #413
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Hey, +1 for more trunk space too... DD status sounds even better. haha

Double the amount of kitty supplies!
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Sounds like a prime candidate for a piston swap for 9:1 and a twinscroll 7064 or 7163. With 17x275 I think we can count on actually putting that power down too... I'll be interested to see how much overbore you could get away with.
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:26 PM   #415
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The wheel wells don't look particularly large. Looks smaller than the NC even. Those are 16" wheels right? maybe they've finally realized you don't need 17's on a Miata...
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The wheel wells don't look particularly large. Looks smaller than the NC even. Those are 16" wheels right? maybe they've finally realized you don't need 17's on a Miata...
16", with optional 17". That's what's on the car sites at least.
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The demo cars had 16s and 17s on them. I think that the first thing I'm going to do is test fit as many 15" wheels as possible when I get an ND.
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Sounds like a prime candidate for a piston swap for 9:1 and a twinscroll 7064 or 7163. With 17x275 I think we can count on actually putting that power down too... I'll be interested to see how much overbore you could get away with.
Good luck finding 4x100 17x10s that aren't custom or ridiculously heavy 17x9 eBay specials.

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16", with optional 17". That's what's on the car sites at least.
Yep, 195/50/16 or 205/45/17 (205/45/17 being the NC size). So on a 220lb lighter car should be plenty of grip.
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I should try to be the first on the market for a reroute kit...

glad to see they are still going with the in-cabin "Extra-thrill-excitement" airbox.
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Good luck finding 4x100 17x10s that aren't custom or ridiculously heavy 17x9 eBay specials.



Yep, 195/50/16 or 205/45/17 (205/45/17 being the NC size). So on a 220lb lighter car should be plenty of grip.
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