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Old 03-21-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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My name is Rob, I'm 28, from Western Mass and I have a 96 miata. I bought a dog cat and the car a little over 4 years ago.




This is what the car looks like currently


This is my dog cat currently. The cat enjoys long walks and hiking in the woods, weird cat.


I got into drifting 2 years ago, last event I went to was in Oct 2014 at NHMS




Picked up a used FM turbo kit after that event, and put it in. Running MS3x, had some issues getting it going, but Braineack helped me get things sorted.


The car runs and drives


I built a shed 3 years ago to store the car in every winter.


And finally, I also have a motorcycle. 2002 SV650, I've had it for 8 years now.


I still need a few things for the car, but that's the gist of it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:27 AM   #2
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:53 AM   #5
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So why drift?
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:38 AM   #6
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So why drift?
I enjoy myself more drifting than I ever did at autox event, and I can't afford track days. Local tracks aren't cheap around here, maybe things will change with Palmer opening up.

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Welcome to the site. The car is a little outside the norm around here, but I like it. Are those real Work's? I wouldn't want to bend those things up on a wall.
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Welcome to the site. The car is a little outside the norm around here, but I like it. Are those real Work's? I wouldn't want to bend those things up on a wall.
Thank you. Yes, they are Work Meister S1's. I have Rota Grid V's for track use.

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Old 03-24-2015, 03:12 PM   #9
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Things learned :

1) Love your car

2) Personally saddened it gets drifted
2.1) I understand you're enjoying your car so I can't hate the drift.
2.2) You clearly have demonstrated you know what you're doing.

3) You take pictures with a camera, not a potato. +1

4) Welcome!
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:59 PM   #10
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1. Thank you.
2. It happens.
__2.1. Thank you for understanding.
__2.2. My friend Dragula (MT member) held my hand through the turbo'ing, and has helped with a ton of work on the car over the years. I am in his debt, and I gave him a 1UZ.
3. I try to use a camera whenever I can.
4. It's good to finally join up.
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I've never seen the buell front shield on an SV. I like it. But I'd like a Buell more.

Can't hate on the drift for the reasons stated above, can hate on the fat person stance.
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Thank you. Yes, they are Work Meister S1's. I have Rota Grid V's for track use.

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Can't hate on the drift for the reasons stated above, can hate on the fat person stance.
^^ This.

I dig the black NA. Do not agree with wheels/suspension setup. But first pole swipe may give me Pretty clean for what it is.
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I dig the black NA. Do not agree with wheels/suspension setup. But first pole swipe may give me Pretty clean for what it is.
Been there, done that unfortunately. As quickly as I gained confidence, it was just as quickly taken away. Almost 2 years ago.







Replaced the upper / lower arms, and spindle. The wheel was straightened at a friends shop, ordered a new wheel, and flare.


Body work was done a month or so after I damaged the car, but it took 3 months for the replacement wheel to get delivered.


After I got the car back together my friend snapped this shot.


And the tattered wheel is now a whoopee cushion holder in my office. So that's a bonus, I needed one of those.
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I have those same speakers. And that keyboard.
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Nice Jerk off station
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And the tattered wheel is now a whoopee cushion holder in my office. So that's a bonus, I needed one of those.
How did you ever manage to survive without one for so long.

welcome. Car looks good.
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I have those same speakers. And that keyboard.
I had that keyboard. Destroyed it.

The space bar isn't very robust, keys pop out when you hit them with a tigerpaw. I have the same case too, that's actually really good if you stuff it with fans. Is that the microsoft xbox controller dongle?
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And finally, I also have a motorcycle. 2002 SV650, I've had it for 8 years now.
Sup, fellow longtimeNewEnglandSV650nakedconversionwithBuellfly screen owner?

I've owned mine since 2003.

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