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Old 03-11-2011, 09:18 PM   #1
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Mod List as of 3/14/11
Hard Dog Hard Core M2 Double Diagonal Roll Bar
Monsterflow intake (for an NA, modified to fit my NB)
Momo Drifting steering wheel w/NRG short hub
Racing Beat front endlinks
Removed rear sway (had to, endlinks were rusted so bad I had to cut them off, haven't replaced them yet)
Motegi Traklite 15x7 +35 w/Federal 535 205/50/15
XXR 521 16x8 +20 w/Falken FK452 215/40/16
Raceland Coilovers
Some random shift ****
Foamectomy on the driver's seat (still too high, more will be removed)


Day 1: Bone stock with 119k on the clock and in desperate need of an oil change, and a buff.
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Stoked face
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Shortly after: Buff, wax and oil change complete along with a borrowage of the other miata's hwheels.
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Racelands and sportmaxx, flame away! (xxr 521, 16x8 +20)
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MOTORSPORTS!
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Goin legit homie...
Now sportin a hdhcdd roll bar, momo wheel w/nrg short hub and after I find some tires, these for my motorsports endeavors
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As is obvious, I haven't gotten into a motor build yet. Eventually it'll happen after the funds come along and I've taken care of everything else I consider necessary.

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Old 03-11-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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Maybe its just the pics, but those sportfags look pretty good on that car actually.
New rims are so much better though
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Oh you're the guy from the NW thread on cr.net. What width are those new wheels, and what is your tire going to be?

Any power goals?

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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18psi I had that wheel design (mesh with some lip) in mind from the day I got it and with my lack of budget, the sportmaxx seemed ****.

Curly, yeah I'm that dude haha. The traklites are 15x7 +35. I'm looking for some used slicks or I'll get something along the lines of kumho xs or star specs. 205/50/15.

Not sure about power goals. Likely going the boost route. After a basic setup I'll probably get power hungry
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I have some R888s if you want to come to Oregon City, probably not though.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:07 PM   #6
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Build thread? Let's do this.

I bought the car last summer in Seattle. It looked kinda like doo doo when I picked it up. There was no shortage of oxidized paint.

Day 1: Bone stock with 119k on the clock and in desperate need of an oil change, and a buff.
Did you eat lunch at subway?!!

Good job cleaning up the car.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:01 AM   #7
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Mowed down at subway like it was my final supper.

How much ya want for the r888s?
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$75, but they're not worth it to ship. Are you actually in Montana?
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Yeah I'm in Missoula. How much tread is left? I may snag them if I head out that way soon.
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Old 03-12-2011, 01:31 AM   #10
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Not much, they supposedly only have two SM races on them, they're slicks, but with plenty of track days left on them.
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Traklites are on! I had some federal 535's in the garage and since I can't afford a new set of tires at the moment, I had them mounted. I think I'm going to go a little lower, but I like the more business stance that it has now. First pic posted of the rollbar and steering wheel too.
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Ride height looks great, don't go any lower.
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I love the tracklites! Just be careful if it's your DD, a buddy of mine had his bend from pot holes.
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I autocrossed a few times on the federals and they were surprisingly not all that bad to drive on. If they got too much heat they felt like pudding though. The last event I skated all over. Since then I've had my eyes peeled for a good deal on some used slicks and got very lucky today. Picked up a set of 13x8 +4 Rota RB's with 20x9x13 Hoosier R25's on them, as well as a second set of R25's and a pair of R35's, all with quite a bit of life left. The deal also came with some brand new 6 inch wide R45's but I think I may sell those to recoup some of my expenses. Also planning on selling the Traklites. Here was my poor subie today, stuffed with 4 wheels and 12 slicks haha.


and my glorious purchase stacked up in the garage.


I've also got a set of Tein HA's that need to be cleaned up, then they will go on as well. Everything should be ready to go for my next autocross in 2 weeks. So excited!

Since my last post I've also put red tint over the amber part of the tails to make them all red and clear. Looks much better IMO. Had a 2.25" catback made as well. No muffler, just a resonator right after the flange. Has pretty much 0 rasp and isn't hellishly loud either.
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Uh-oh... The 13's are for the NB? Did you test fit them?
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I like seeing cars brought back from faded fail.
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The 13's are for the NB. I don't have sport brakes and from what I had read, the 13x8 +4 fit just fine. Test fitted them today to be certain and they fit great. I do believe I'll need a fender roll before the car's ready to run with them.

Here's how it looks on them. BEEFY!






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she looks good those are some wide tires!
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The wide hoosiers are mighty effective!


My first FTD and I wound up #1 in PAX as well!

I was 2nd in PAX and 2nd in raw times my first event on the Hoosiers also. I love these things! I wound up getting 3rd in PAX on the street tires (traklites and federals) and 8th in raw times last weekend also. I've learned a lot this season and can't wait to come back next season with an even better setup!
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You must run with a small club. No near stock Miata will ever FTD in the Tennessee Valley Region, lol.
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