Hey everyone. Just wanted to share my car and introduce myself.
I initially had this posted below my photos, but I have brought it to the top as I think it is more important at the moment.
Now, I just want to ask you guys something. Being a brand new member, I already knew the reputation of this forum for not tolerating dumb questions. While I don't necessarily think that turning away newbies with rudeness is the right way, I get it. There are other forums to go to (m.net, cr, etc). However, I have found my welcome to be.. frankly rude. I don't find myself to be the typical CR idiot, and I've asked no stupid questions, I've said nothing rude/been a dick and yet here I am sitting with -8 rep. And I just joined last night.
My number one downvoted post is a post giving praise to the trackspeed kit, and saying how impressed I was with the kit as apposed to other offerings. Does this seriously warrant people downvoting me? And my thread about the Xida spring rates. It is a simple question, worth discussing, as there is very little reading material to be done. The alternative would be to call Emilio, but I would like to hear from others who actually own the product and have first hand experience. Even a joke/offtopic thread about someones daughter. I reply to it with some a positive/joking post. Keep in mind this is in the OFF TOPIC section. And it gets downvoted.
I have to say, coming into this forum I already prepared myself for rude replies and comments. However, I'm blown away. Am I being downvoted just because I have low post count, and people assume that means that the user is a CR-*** kind of user? I'm just a bit disappointed at my "welcome". I don't ask for any hand holding, and I don't expect to get any. I came here from other forums to join in more advanced and serious dialogue, as apposed to the at times immature culture of clubroadster. I enjoy the high level technical conversation that goes on around here, and I love reading and soaking up the information. I have learned quite a bit from this forum from just reading. But as feedback to this forum from a new member, if this is just the "norm" here it is disappointing. I feel that turning away new members and disincentivize them from participating is sad.
Here it is, in it's unfinished pride and glory.
You'll find more about this in the build thread I am writing up. Ultimately, it is a street car meant for canyon use. I have always been a giant fan of Group B, and have been building this car with them in mind. Obviously this car could never come close to a real group B car in terms of speed, power, and prestige, and that's not what I'm going for. I have set up the interior as a full interior, very spartan. I referenced Porsche 911's, the Lancia 037 Stradale, and Stratos interiors. I ultimately want to get the thrill of the turbocharged engine with supreme handling, and use the car on the roads I like. Imagine a twisty curvy decently paved road, through heavy tree scape/forest and fog(Humboldt County), lighting up the trees with exhaust and turbo noises. It's glorious.
Currently the car looks like: (Yes, i have fenders! And a hardtop!)
1.6 Black Dash Swap, both airbags defeated
Black carpet with black DIY leather door cards.
Lots of shiny revlimiter bits.
Recaro Profi's on Garagestar Rails with Schroth 6 Point's
Thermotec Cool-It Matt, Thermotec Fiberglass heat suppressor replaced the stock foam under the carpet.
Soft top Removed (I run my hardtop 90% of the time.)
DIY Roadster Door Bars
Blackbird Fabworx GT3 Rollbar
Garagestar Fender Braces
FM Frame Rails w/ Butterfly Brace
949 Racing Xida
949 Racing Endlinks
Flyin Miata Sway Bars
Enkei RPF1 15x8 +28 / Dunlop Direzza ZII 205/55/15
Fresh >50K mile JDM Engine
Surfaces cleaned, carbon cleaned, compression and leak down test at less than 1% per cylinder.
Timing belt, water bump, seals replaced.
Flyin' Miata Happy Meal - Stage 1 Clutch with 10lb Flywheel
FM DIY Turbo Kit, GT2560R
HKS SSQV VTA
Enthuza Turbo Racer 3"
Haltech Elite 750 w/ boomslang PNP harness.