Hey guys an gals! My name is Zach and I drive an 08 Galaxy Grey 6sp soft top (couldn't justify the added weight for the PRHT), plus I feel like the roadster should have a rag top
First, a little about me, followed by a breif summary of things I've done to my NC thus far and my future plans.
I've already told you my name, so let's move on. I've been driving my current NC since May of this year and LOVE every minute of it! Driving the mx5 is unlike any sports car I've driven before. While it's not fast, it still has HUGE fun factor to me!
I previously had two Mustangs (an 02 in Satin silver on full Griggs racing suspension with H/C/I done: bottom end couldn't handle the heads and cam spun rod bearings, pushrods THROUGH rockers, valves dropped and punched out the Long tube headers I spent so much time installing lol. )
I actually traded my most recent mustang for the miata. It was a Kona Blue 2010 mustang (wondeful car! But left room for lots of improvement in the power:weight)The 2010 had full Maximum Motorsports suspension setup on it, and I was thoroughly impressed with how nimble it became compared to stock, but it still felt like a boat anchor at it's limits on Nashville Super Speedway Road course. (HPDE) I ran 18x10 FR500 wheels at all four corners with 275/40's (just btw, I'm sure the question would arise somewhere)
My insurance became far too high for me to keep up with without help from
the rents, so thats why she got traded in.
So now with my insurance a full $400 cheaper every 3 months I have more mod money, seat time money haha
The mods are coming along quite slowly (partially due to the fact I'm Pre-anesthesia and barely have enough time to sleep and study, let alone modify a car to my liking) but the other part is I'm trying to do everything right the first time around on this car!
mods thus far:
Hotchkis Front sway
Custom Intake (same dimensions externally [for the most part] as the mazdaspeed intake) only difference is volume is higher since I went ahead and did 3" intake piping.
Hawk HP+ pads
Gutted trunk, removed unneeded items such as steering wheel and seat belts and seats.......jk haha
Removed stock muffler and tossed it in the parts pile
Cut resonator off and chucked in parts pile
I'm currently building a custom 3" exhaust as well. (to complement future mods
My next mod will hopefully be a set of Rpf1's 17x9 +45 wrapped in 235/45 adavan Neova AD-08's
Shortly after during my time off in the summer I may return to Spartanburg to take another performance driving school. (previously I attended the M Performance Driving school)
And hopefully by the end of 2012 I'll have a BEGi setup with the GT28rs (I think I remembered that right
My Hp goals aren't ridiculous either, I'd be more than happy with 260whp.
Considering "cafenated" on YouTube with the help from the guys at MotoEast are making 325whp.....I don't see my goals as unreachable.
Anyway, I'm excited to be a part of your forum now, and I'll keep ya updated on any future mods!
Will post pics later
Thanks for readin fellas!