Hello all, my name is Alex and I have a 2004 Miata. Just thought I would join up here and say hi to you all and see what the deal was with the site, hopefully I will be sticking around for a while.
Here are a few snaps of my car, I will try to be chronological with them and work a little cheesy story in.
Bought it from a dealer that I work for on 6/4/08
On our lot:
Of course I had to take some better pictures
My original plan was to first pay off the car and then mod it lightly...took about 3 weeks for that to get thrown out of the window.
A month later I had this stuff at my door and installed it with a friend over the course of 2 days.
FM Intake Kit
Stewart Warner 15psi/30hg Boost/Vaccum Gauge
That cured my itch for a few months until FM had their 25 year anniversary sale so I picked up this amazing stuff!
A friend was nice enough to help me work on it all in his garage and of course helped...many LOLs were had
Here is one of me, confused by what I was holding in my hand (I later found out it was a wrench)
And here is my buddy sam working at the suspension
And a little video from the ordeal
YouTube - Mazdaspeed Miata work
The following week we went on a performance run, it was a blast, you can see a few glimpses of my car in it.
YouTube - The First Annual Autumn Endurance Run 10/12/08
I was content with that for a little while, and meanwhile had bought Hawk HPS pads for 4 corners to install later on (just did them on sunday). Then I met a curb, we had a disagreement, and the curb won leaving me with 2 bent wheels, a shot alignment, and something bent that we can't quite trace but the car aligned fine and we decided to leave it alone for now. Needless to say I was pretty pissed, and I missed the first winter SOLO event.
Ended up snagging some aftermarket wheels instead of stockers. This is the last shot I have of the car pre-accident
And here she is now, sitting on 16x7 +35 BBS RK wheels.
Also had the exhaust shop take out my muffler and resonator and fill the sections in...sounds oh-so-juicy!
So that's where my car sits now, I've got an autocross coming up on Sunday that I'm excited about and I'll have media from that as well. Here are a few fun pictures.
And for the sake of fun, here are my previous cars.
First was a 1990 Pontiac 6000LE (thanks dad!)
Second was a 1998 Dodge Neon Sport (nothing sporty about a 3 speed automatic)...I should have probbably just circled the whole car.
And my last piece of rice, 2001 Honda Civic LX
This one might not look so bad till you come around the back...what was I thinking?!
A close-up in case you missed it.
Hey, I guess we all grow up sometime right
. Anyway that's my car and my previous burners, hopefully I'll find some reason to stick around here.
Future plans for the Miata:
Driver Mod (too bad I can't buy this one)