Hey everyone! My name is Drew, I am new to this forum but I have had my Miata for about a year now. I have been active on ClubRoadster for about 3 years under the same username. I live in Snohomish, Washington. I'm 20 years old and I am a grocery manager at Haggen, I am also a college student at Cascadia Community College. I have no idea what I'm going to school for, I'm just getting all the easy stuff out of the way before I declare a major.
I have owned two Miatas, the 96 that I have now, and my first car which was a 92 mariner blue! I had extremely huge plans for my first Miata but funds did not allow any modifications to be done. After working my way up at work and earning a few pay raises I am now ready to get serious about putting together a turbo setup!
In April of last year I purchased my current Miata from a high school friend for $2500. It's a Brilliant Black 96. I purchased it with 126,000 miles on the clock, a ripped soft top and some awful XXRs that I rocked for far too long.
The first thing I did was replace the soft top with a brand new Robbins top, and then I ordered some Tein Street Advance Coilovers. I purchased some APR universal mirrors, a Sparco steering wheel with an NRG quick release and hub, an ebay lip and skirts, and some CBY replica AE86 fender flares.
I picked up a hardtop a few months ago, put the fender flares on, and got myself some Project-G parts...
Cleaned out and rhinolined the interior
After riding on the Tein's for a while I got tired of them and decided to treat myself with some Fortune Auto 500 series coilovers. Best upgrade I've done by far, I would highly recommend them! I also picked up a Sparco Sprint and another set of rep wheels...
So that brings us to how she sits now! I'm very happy with the progress I've made with the car in the short 10 months that I have owned it.
I began taking baby steps towards the turbo setup last week by ordering an AEM wideband. My next step will be Megasquirt! From ricecar to racecar!!