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Old 12-11-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Hello World

Semi new to the forum, I browsed for awhile until I finally made an account to see some pictures, then posted asking some stupid advice.

Apologies in advance for my failure into English language. I was literally tutored my entire childhood and it never made a difference.

Sum it up quick, my name is Steve I go to NIU (yay orange bowl heh) though I transferred from IIT in Chicago a few years back, hometown=palatine. Studying to be an EE (I would double major and be an ME but that would take too long). Cars have always been a hobby ever since I can remember. My dad used to race a 94R back when I was 12 and I have the fondest memories of that car. Helping install the jackson racing cai and koni stuff, being driven around in this big gokart.

Had my eyes set on getting a miata as a replacement for my ducati which was a replacement for my gs500 which was totaled from some bitch who made a uturn ontop of me and left.. but anyway did a track day on the ducati loved it but got pressured into something "safer" so my hunt for the red miata began. Alas browsing craigslist for awhile i ended up finding none that were really rust free. Stupid me ended up buying something that i hadn't planned on and something unpractical. (expensive to race, backseat useless if i put in a rollbar or cage, faster then necessary on the street, too clean to race, poor city mpg (hwy was 34)

I sold that about a month ago and am back in search of a miata which leads me here.

As a very hands on person (dabbling in mini BAJA SAE though they cared more about drinking then even trying to make a competitive car and thus I left, also i have a habit of pissing people off by telling people they're wrong when they are and are spreading misinformation). I can do just about anything car related (i used to own a mercury mystique that pretty much broke down monthly) though I haven't actually tuned a car I've read quite a few books on it and have a fairly through though maybe not complete understanding.

So alas I'll leave with a picture the chive stole from me and posted as their own

tldr: Steve, 22, Chicago, Love miatas

Cars i've owned list:
Old saturn enharited drove around the block before I had my permit
98 Mystique (dd)
99 Tarus (with the bench seat for more bitches)
05 Mazda 6 (dd) 5 speed
94 Firebird 6 speed

Cars i've practically owned (driven on a regular basis, parents etc)
03 SRT4
04 GTO 6 speed
05 mustang gt
dodge grand caravan

Bikes i've owned:
05 GS500
99 ducati 900SS in **** you yellow

one other goal though not necessarily on this next car is an antilag setup
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:18 AM   #2
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you said semi.
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #4
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It finally happened.
Had to sell the bike to make it happen but here it is

My very own 99 miata with 66k

Turbo plans have been put on hold for at least a year because this thing cost a pretty penny and is clean

IF anyone in Chicago wants winter tires please let me know i'm looking to get rid of these because i'm not driving this in the snow. they're like new contiwintercontact snow tires
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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Nice score, that thing's mint.
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