ive been trolling the forum here for a few weeks, figured id join.
welp, ive been through a few cars. a year ago i was in the process of building my 2008 MazdaSpeed3. turbo back catless exhaust, KMD internals, Cobb AccessPort, Perm E-tune, RacingHart CP035s, stuff like that. ran 8.4, with 2.2 60', and 79mph trap.
sold it, picked up a S14, dropped in a S13 SR blacktop, typical crap Cosworth HG, Freddy Manifold, XXrs, mismatched paint, ebay FMIC, Walbro pump, impracticaly stiff coilovers that were way too low. very fun car to beat on. ran 8.7 with 195 tires and an open dif spinning through second.
sold the 240 for a nice little profit (fan boys…)
about 4 weeks ago a friend told me about a miata for 1000$ my interests were peaked. i was expecting a complete beater, turns out it was in pretty decent shape. aside from a dent in the rear fender and ****-poor paint job, its great.
120K miles, cold AC.
the speedo doesn't work and the rubber boots over the shifter needed replacing. got the new boots, and shifter bushing. so far i have ripped interior out and pressure washed the carpet and cleaned EVERYTHING in the interior.
the VC was leaking, so i went ahead and sprayed the VC while it was off.
as of today i degreased and sprayed the engine bay, and installed my new wheels and tires. i do plan on going lower, but when i do i plan on installing new sway bars and suspension bushings all at the same time.
tomorrow ill be removing the Charcoal canister and installing the 4 channel amp, which will eventually be wired to my iPhone and the head unit will be deleted for a sweet little double din size gauge/switch location.
the new wheel and tire set up only weighs a pound more on each corner than the stock steelies with 185s. hopefully i can loose a few more lbs when i go with a smaller tire. the wheels weigh 13 lbs each.
originally planned on running 15x9 with 225/45, however my friend was selling these brand new Konig 15x8 +20 Wideopens for 300$ and a some friends who own a local shop gave me brand new tires for 200$ (225/50 15) so for 500$ i can't complain.
future plans: Rb25 T28, FC n/a injectors, Megasquirt2, 6speed, clutch… back to pimp slapping mustangs. because doing it in a minivan wasn't good enough.
i like taking pictures… Nikon D3000 W/ tripod, wide angle lens on the way!