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Old 03-15-2013, 08:35 PM   #81
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Comparison shots. First Autox is tomorrow with the Porsche club.

Early last summer, Tein Flex's, stock alloys with 205/45 Yoko Avid H4S, stock sport brakes



Today - Xida CS, 8" Gen 1 6UL with 205/50 BFG Rivals, TSE BBK (requires 5mm spacer in front, so the fronts look meatier than they are)

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Looks beautiful
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I hope you realize just how much I am going to copy you since we basically have the same car.
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As I did others before me! As the World's Most Interesting man said: "It's not often I copy the cars of others, but when I do, I copy Mobius. Stay driven, my friends."
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I hate to be that guy, but where did you get the front lip?

Nice work on the car.
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I hate to be that guy, but where did you get the front lip?

Nice work on the car.
Unless I am very much mistaken: Flyin' Miata : Body : Body parts : Polyurethane front air dam

I want one so very much, but my car scrapes in and out of my driveway as is
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Yes, that is the one, the Touge Run airdam via FM. Pro tip - it's cheaper to buy it from FM than Touge Run, at least for an NB.

Fitment is pretty good, but their mounting hardware consists of some double-sided tape on the inside of the lip and sheet metal screws to attach it to the bumper. The tape is fine, but the screws are completely unacceptable IMO. I went to my local hardware store and got a bunch of small stainless bolts, nuts, and washers.

You can't see in the picture (because I primered them flat black to blend) but I put a couple or three bolts on each side of the top of the lip between the fog light and the wheel well to a) pull that up tight flush against the bumper and b) give it some reasonable support up high other than just the tape.
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I have a 99 and thought you had a 2000. Can't seem to find a lip to replace the Oem one the old owner ripped off the car. He even payed a shop $200 to pull it off.

Oh well.
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TrackDog has some options:

NB1 1999-2000 Air Splitters
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I looked there a while ago. Just like everything else they make, it's an add on. You need the sport lip already installed. I think rspeed has the sport lip, but I like your splitter better.
Thanks for looking though.
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You could convert your front end to NB2. Bumper + headlights. I believe it all bolts right up.
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You could convert your front end to NB2. Bumper + headlights. I believe it all bolts right up.
Yup, it bolts right up as long as you get all the little pieces to make it happen, that's what I did with mine. The NB2 headlights are night and day better than the NB1. I need to get some paint squirted on my nose to match the rest of my car, my shame is currently hidden with a OEM NB2 mask.
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Yup, it bolts right up as long as you get all the little pieces to make it happen, that's what I did with mine. The NB2 headlights are night and day better than the NB1. I need to get some paint squirted on my nose to match the rest of my car, my shame is currently hidden with a OEM NB2 mask.
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I just recently sold my 2000 and I have a 2004 MSM and a 2001. The headlights are a MASSIVE improvement. Do it. If you do so, I have a out-of-production replica of the 00 style front lip that fits 2001+ that I will sell you.
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Look at that. The threads of Mobius provide solutions for everyone!
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I just recently sold my 2000 and I have a 2004 MSM and a 2001. The headlights are a MASSIVE improvement. Do it.
I also haz 04 MSM headlights!

I have a Mazda PN list for the conversion somewhere if you are interested. Its slightly more than just nose and headlights.

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If you do so, I have a out-of-production replica of the 00 style front lip that fits 2001+ that I will sell you.
Is this the ILMotorsport/RSpeed one that I almost bought about eleventyjillion times but couldn't justify the cost + shipping?
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That is exactly the one. I caught it on a sale and apparently I got the last one. Thats what they told me anyways.
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I also haz 04 MSM headlights!

I have a Mazda PN list for the conversion somewhere if you are interested. Its slightly more than just nose and headlights.
No I was saying I have a 2004 MSM and a 2001 Miata. Two separate cars. Comparing either of their headlights to the 2000's was no contest. I actually think the 2001's are slightly better than the MSM's. Probably something to do with the darkened housings on the MSM's?
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My car also looks the same, same colour and same wheels anyway!
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DW300 fuel pump and a new fuel filter are in the car. Couple of quick onramp tests show 11.0 where before it was 12+, so win.

NB Fuel filter tip - you can't clamp the lines, they're plastic hard lines. I got under the, car, disconnected the first one (having properly depressurized everything, run the engine until it stopped,etc), and the gas started flowing out onto my rag. And it kept flowing, and flowing, and flowing. And flowing.

I reconnected the filter to seal everything back up. I believe it was siphoning from the tank. I pulled the fuel pump, and tried the filter again, and only about 3 oz of gas came out.

Next time I'll go ahead and disconnect the lines at the pump assembly, so there's no chance of siphonage.
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