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Old 02-03-2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm James I've been on the forums for a while reading through build threads but i didn't decide to sign up for a membership till a couple days ago. Long story short, this is my 95 Miata.











I wanna start this build thread by saying,I bought the car sprayed and the hardtop included I take no claim in prepping the car for paint or any of the current cosmetic quirks as far as the outside of the car.
The camera I'm using for all these shots is my Samsung Galaxy note 3's camera with a photo editor.
This is my first Miata and I'm not ashamed to admit that I was and am still a honda fanboii at heart, but the pita Miata takes a close second.
This is the car that I learned to drive 5 speed on what good driving actually is.
The name comes from the fact that it looks like a tadpole in it current color, A scion 2012 Army green metallic, If it was white i would call it Spermy. Now on to the actual Build thread.

I bought the car October of last year (2013) it was love at first sight.



The car came slammed on "racelands" so first things first a set of dampening coilovers were ordered. Now don't get all butthurt but I bought a set of Megan Ez streets.



The purpose of the car is to be a good street cruiser so I don't need crazy spring rate/dampening coilovers. I’ve had experience since i run them on my Accord so decided to bite the bullet.
Quickshot of the install.



They ride awesome so i could care less that there 15 way dampening..

After about 2 weeks of getting a feel for the car and the new suspension setup i had a bout of bad luck. In upstate New York deer are a common problem, and unfortunately my miata had a little tussle with one.




Also the weather in ny sucks this year.



The damage wasn’t terrible but it was still bad enough for my insurance company to total me out and offer me return on their insurance on a salvage title.with 3000$ return. So i took the money and started ordering parts that needed replacing. A Right fender, headlight assembly , blinker, and hood were ordered the next day.



Paint for the new parts is still in the air but it will be sometime in the spring.

So because the car’s main purpose to be cruiser, streetshark,/ daily driver whenever i feel like it i decided to focus on my interior to make it that more comfortable as a daily driver.
I started out with picking up a Alpine unit, with 2 Pioneer 5.5s and 2 kickers 3.5s. I have no pictures of the headunit when it was new but here are the speakers,



Then i decided to rip out my steering wheel setup out of my Accord and throw it into the miata. so i bought a egay boss kit and mounted my sparco quick release and GripRoyal Woodgrain Wheel.



I bought a cupholder for the centerconsole because the stock miata ones suck. they can't even hold a 12 Oz coke bottle. Old on left, new on right



Then i found a killer deal on craigslist and grabbed a Bride Low max Vios. I definitely miss music playing behind my head though.



Then i got ansty so i sold my Wheel setup



And bought one of these instead:



Put it in with a friend



Love how roof wings give cars that soft aggressive (Oxymoron ) look so i picked up a egay wing and had a friend help me mold it onto the hardtop.





Spent a night with a good friend popping out my punched in fender, dented headlight cover and replacing the headlight assembly, along with the blinker for a temporary fix.



Then I grabbed some spacers for the front of the car. (rub city)





So thats my car as of today. It’s a good driving car that i plan to keep for a long time. Some may not agree with how low it is or the use of “cheaper” suspension components but im a senior in highschool and i honestly can’t afford much better with my current jobs and if you aint about the low well go watch “Your lowered cars are bad and you should feel bad” video on youtube and It’ll tell you how much i actually care, Nah just kidding ill take constructive criticism any day of the week. Ive just been driving the hell out of the car and loving every moment of it. Some future plans include, a wider wheel Setup “Real Wheels” or whatever that means lol.Right now the car is running esm’s with a 195/45 tire setup. But sometime down the line (4 months) I’d like to pick up some Mesiters or professors. Wayyyyy down the line Boost, and lots of it. (6-8 months? Hopefully, depending on funds)





Thanks for reading, let me know what you think about the small and slow Tadpole.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:03 AM   #2
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It seems like an awful lot of work to print your pictures out then scan them at low quality just to upload here.
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It seems like an awful lot of work to print your pictures out then scan them at low quality just to upload here.
All shots are shot edited and uploaded to photobucket directly from my samsung galaxy note 3
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This is miataturbo.net, not instagram.


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You pull off crappy racelands to replace them with crappy megans? lol
Also go to your camera settings and press the button "default settings" - your current settings are annoyingly terrible.

So are you actually going to make this car less gay or is the ***** shifter and hardparking wankster wheels staying?
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This is miataturbo.net, not instagram.


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I can explain that haha all the pictures were sized originally to be able to upload to insta without problems. Im sorry if theyre against regulations. Ill try my best to replace them with the raws.
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Who needs 4 air fresheners in their car? I think that tells you something...
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OP installed a roof wing.

that should tell us that this thread is going to be a disaster
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You pull off crappy racelands to replace them with crappy megans? lol
Also go to your camera settings and press the button "default settings" - your current settings are annoyingly terrible.

So are you actually going to make this car less gay or is the ***** shifter and hardparking wankster wheels staying?
The ***** **** and crown royal boot was put in before I even had the car so somewhere down the line ill replace it with the oem boot and the **** im not sure on yet. Wheels are definetly down the line at some point.
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Well that's good then. There is hope for you yet
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After about 2 weeks of getting a feel for the car and the new suspension setup i had a bout of bad luck. In upstate New York deer are a common problem, and unfortunately my miata had a little tussle with one.
with one what?

WTF. you posted three pictures of indistinguible damage that the car got totalled for? looks like you need to spend a good $50 and buy a new turn signal lens, headlight and motor. Did you really salvage the car over $50 worth of damage?
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with one what?

WTF. you posted three pictures of indistinguible damage that the car got totalled for? looks like you need to spend a good $50 and buy a new turn signal lens, headlight and motor. Did you really salvage the car over $50 worth of damage?
Just paint came out to upwards of 1600 without labor. But i really didnt have a choice seeing how the accident was called in by another in front of me during the accident. Long story short there was a herd of deer and i wasnt the only casualty.
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You suspension is broken. You should fix that.

Zero prep, zero editing, iPhone 5.



Up close detail can also be seen. I could've held the camera steady and focused a little better, but I don't think I was supposed to be taking this shot, but you get the point, we can actually see ****.

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Someone negged me for saying there is hope for this guy
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Just paint came out to upwards of 1600 without labor. But i really didnt have a choice seeing how the accident was called in by another in front of me during the accident. Long story short there was a herd of deer and i wasnt the only casualty.
Maybe if you could take a decent picture, I wouldn't have trouble following you...

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I don't get it.... says can't afford decent suspension, buys new suspension?

Let's get this straight: You can afford good things, you're just unwilling to save longer.


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I don't get it.... says can't afford decent suspension, buys new suspension?

Let's get this straight: You can afford good things, you're just unwilling to save longer.


McDonald's generation.
Knew someone would get me on that haha All i meant was that working my part time jobs i couldn't justify the price of "good" coilovers as of now. I plan to look into Stance coils paired swift springs, or possibly Fourtune Autow when i start my new job.
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OP installed a backwards hat on his hardtop.
This. Equals. Fail.
Nice shift **** too.
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Knew someone would get me on that haha All i meant was that working my part time jobs i couldn't justify the price of "good" coilovers as of now. I plan to look into Stance coils paired swift springs, or possibly Fourtune Autow when i start my new job.

If you're going to "upgrade to good coilovers," then upgrade to good coilovers.



Fun fact: I just inquired about a quote for Fortune Auto's Dreadnought II series for ***** and giggles. They START at $3700 shipped.

I lol'd hard.
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So since i realized that i suck at taking pictures. I decided to look real hard in my backup pictures and found some not so shitty ones. (There still shitty )







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