Hey guys, new here, been lurking for a while though.
ive owned a few 240s, KA/SR, and have gotten pretty used to sliding them around on the street and track. driven KAs with welded diffs, monster SR's, stock of sr's, all sorts of different suspension mods on all of them.
heres some of my old cars: (im selling the s14 right now)
So im buying a friend's 1997 MX5 in a couple weeks.
considering ive never owned one before, I figured you all may be able to help a bit.
plans with my mx5 are stance coilovers, first and foremost; welded diff, roll cage / bar, maybe a hydro handbrake, upgraded calipers/pads/rotors.
do any of you have experience drifting a miata, compared to a 240? i hear they are a lot of fun, and WAY more reliable in a lot of ways.
the car has 177xxx miles on it, runs good with consistent matienence (doesnt burn oil or make strange sounds whatsoever).
hah im planning on beating the hell out of it, clutch kicks/hard track driving (will be changing clutch out with an exedy oem).
you all think the mileage is too high to be doing this sort of driving?
also, what sort of lightweight wheels would you all recommend? I cant seem to find anything in an offset I like, with the weight im looking for.
been checking out rota slipstreams 15x7.5 +20, but im looking for an offset between 10 and 0.
also checked out enkei rpf1s in 15s, but the widest offset is +35
a friend of mine is selling some 15x8 bassett wheels +6 offset, which need a slight fender pull to fit right- exactly what im looking for.
but they weigh something around ~20 lbs each, WAY too heavy to use on a NA mx5 drift car, in my opinion. you all agree?
would a miata make a solid drift car, or am i going at this completely wrong? im tired of 240 problems.
just looking for some input really. thanks, and sorry for the wall of text.