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Old 08-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #21
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Mileage is super up there, but otherwise that nb2 looks nice. I'm also not a fan of tan interior, but I bet its better for top down driving than black.

Overall neat car, and I think you'll love it, and welcome to the NB famiry
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I've got a black msm interior

Just need a black center console and floor mats.

Black door cards, carpet, and dash are at my house!
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ooh nice. swap those in and you're golden
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I know where you life... I'm coming for your stacks of cash...

In all seriousness, I'm excited to see the car, I hope its as nice as the photos make it out to be
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Very similar to my own search! Thats a great find as already stated. Good luck!
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Haha seems like this is the season for miata buyers. Was there anything else wrong with the loose shifter mazdaspeed you drove?
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:01 PM   #27
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It drove awesome. Felt no hesitation issues, would of loved that for a DD, just a little spendy. And yeah, the bushing had to be completely gone. Along with the lower boot. Not surprising for a hot turbo car. Pretty sure I could of walked out with that one for $7250 ish, best case.
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It drove awesome. Felt no hesitation issues, would of loved that for a DD, just a little spendy. And yeah, the bushing had to be completely gone. Along with the lower boot. Not surprising for a hot turbo car. Pretty sure I could of walked out with that one for $7250 ish, best case.
Hmm I could get a free flight to Portland. Seems its a 14 hr drive back to LA. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Edit - Forgot about the miles on the car. Can't do that :(
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #29
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Ha! 157 is nothing. Just buy it.

Oh, it could possibly need new tires. They'll last the summer but not much depth for any rain.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:42 PM   #30
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Aaaaaaaaaand it's mine!

Little spendier than I wanted, a bargain would of been $4500, a steal would of been $4500 with fees included. But I realize they need to make a profit. So I drove off with it after paying $5,150. $5,152 actually.

Anyways, I've been diving into the car, although very little. Found the original window sticker, and it is indeed listed, VIN matching, as a 5-speed.





So someone has swapped in a 6-speed, and apparently 16" wheels too. Which is good, it means my transmission doesn't necessarily have 177,000 miles on it. It also means I have an open diff, but that's something for another day, it still drives fantastically.

What I AM excited for, is the standard 1.8 brakes, and the rotor's $20/pair replacement costs. I've measured the fronts to be, as close as I can tell, to 10".

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Old 08-15-2014, 07:43 PM   #31
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Huh, nevermind, the 16" wheels were listed on the sticker. So I don't know why it has standard brakes. That or I can't use a measuring tape.
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those are definitely sport calipers...

based on this:
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:00 PM   #33
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Arg, I didn't WANT to take the wheels off this early, but y'all are forcing me.

Well ok, maybe I did want to.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:44 PM   #34
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lol dude yeah Mazda swapped a 6-speed in.

look @ the first line under "optional equipment"

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STOP LAUGHING AT ME YOU GUYS ALL SUCK.

Edit: Breath...

Edit2: So does that mean it should be a torsen? Or it could be a torsen?
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:57 PM   #36
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It's a Torsen.

All the LS cars had a torsen.

Some LS cars had the optional 6-speed.

An LS car with a 5-speed had a 4.3 torsen IIRC

An LS car with the 6-speed had the 3.9 Torsen.

See how the window sticker says "torsen limited-slip differential" in the very last section?




Edit: Just in case you're wondering though, I doubt that the complimentary full tank of fuel is still installed.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:04 PM   #37
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Congrats Curly! Those are exactly all of the factory options I would want in a miata.
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LOL curly. Nice car man. Moar pics nao.
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Well done. Build thread?
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Ha! My wife would kill me. Cheap/free mods only. I did have a chance to pick up a used OBX header for $100, but I skipped. Gotta keep this one simple.

I'll throw a few pics on here, and if shows any interest I'll move it to the build section. Perks of being a mod.

First mod was the license plate removal:



Second was getting rid of THAT GOD DAMNED NARDI ****. What a piece of ****. They don't make **** like they used to, hence, the 1.6 5-speed ****.



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