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Old 01-15-2013, 05:26 AM   #1
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well so here's some back story about getting this car. some may not care but maybe it will shed some light on why i got this car.

I've always been a fan of miata's and have wanted one since i was younger, even though i was fully aware of the flack i would get for owning one. Before i got this i have an extensive list (26 in total) of just random 300-1000 dollar cars ranging from a 1976 Honda Civic CVCC, to a turbo 300zx, to even a Subaru RX. I have a strange sense of style/what i think is neat. but after 3 years of just going through those cars, i decided i wanted something nice.

So i drove around some dealerships to see what they had to offer, i had gone to 5 or 6 different dealerships and didn't see anything i liked. But on my way home i drove past a whole in the wall dealership and something caught my eye. so i instantly flip a bitch and go and check it out.

it was a '99 with 101k on it, it had its downs that i still need to address, but it was a good starting point and just what i was looking for. Reliable, fuel efficient, and modable.

so after a few days of trying to find a cosigner one of my buddies actually helped me out and cosigned and got everything approved and that day she was mine.

First day i got it:



i the next few days were spent cleaning her up and getting the stupid white pin stripes off.

Without stripes:



looks alot cleaner to me.

in the next few weeks i had lowered it on DNAmotoring coilover sleeves (worse idea ever) and painted the wheels to match the stripes.



ended up ditching those springs and going with some 8k/9k springs off of ksport coilovers that my room mate had laying around and this is how she sits now:



only recent things i have done have been tucking the drivers side harness and general maintenance seeing as i have been lacking the funds to do anything cool to it :(

but here's the tuck it was kind of a pain in the ***.

before:



durings:

ended up having to depin the diagnostic connector along with depinning and extending the headlight connecter about 4 inches. (didnt need to extend it that long just wanted to be safe.



getting the harness through when it was 25 degrees was a challenge but it all worked



and finished product:







sorry for the novel just figured i'd catch you guys up on the progress!

hopefully alot more will be coming soon since i'll be getting more hours at work!
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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I'm so confused when I look at your wheels and headlights.
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Props, screw working in cold weather. Especially something like a wire tuck.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:16 AM   #4
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Haters gonna hate the stripes and wheels in a big hateful way.
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Haters gonna hate the stripes and wheels in a big hateful way.
the hate is there, but not enough to say anything about it.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #6
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I see all of the white sand in your yard and assume you live somewhere over here on the gulf coast of Florida, too. Welcome, and add your location to your profile when you get a chance.
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I see all of the white sand in your yard and assume you live somewhere over here on the gulf coast of Florida, too. Welcome, and add your location to your profile when you get a chance.
Is it ever 25 degrees anywhere in Florida?
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Is it ever 25 degrees anywhere in Florida?
Celsius, sure. (Although if you live in Florida, you probably don't know what that is.)
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shiiitttt I took the troll bait didn't I ... hahahaha
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hahaha, well updated location. Just a little bit away from florida. but i have no clue why this has daisies on it, but its fine with me the tires were almost brand new when i got the car.
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Celsius, sure. (Although if you live in Florida, you probably don't know what that is.)
California is the biggest **** hole in the conus.

OP, welcome to MT. I hate your thread title, so I gave you -1 props.
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4 posts in and already -1 prop, dammit i'm doing it wrong
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or are you?
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is this real life?
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California is the biggest **** hole in the conus.

OP, welcome to MT. I hate your thread title, so I gave you -1 props.
I would just like to point out that it was under 25* this morning here in SoCal. The locals are flipping their hippie **** right about now.
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i remember living in Sacramento and that happened. people can not drive.
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well a little update, started gathering some turbo parts.

just went with egay manifold, and MHI big 16g, and a tube and fin IC

onto pics





left mx6 gt 326cc injectors right rx7 440's not sure what ones i'll use yet.





also got new wheels



all i have left is a way of tuning, trying to get an aem FIC

until then i'm just driving it the way it sits.
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Why throw away your money on an E-Bay manifold?
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because it'll be just fine for my application.
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because it'll be just fine for my application.
If your application is welding practice, then yes, it will be just fine.

Epic quote, much laughter will ensue.
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