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Old 02-11-2013, 11:52 PM   #41
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WOWWW east coast winters/roads/salt absolutely SODOMIZED my baby

I'll find pics of when I had it. On a lift just like that too. It was nowhere near like that.

Sorry I've just never lived outside CA so it always blows my mind how badly your guys' climate takes its toll on cars

The paint on the other hand unfortunately always was that way. Its not bad, but its not great. I wasn't completely happy with it but its still better than 70% of the miatas out there.

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Old 02-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #42
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I'll just unload a couple pics from when I had it if you don't mind.
Just to nostalgia...And bump your thread












and some vids














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Yeah, it's not too surprising that it looked much better when all the parts were new. Also, the paint coming off the muffler and stuff makes it look much uglier but isn't really evidence of any serious wear. yes some of the bolts on the underside are starting to get rusty. If I keep this sweet thing it'll be leaving the salt and never coming back. My '04 Jetta lived the first 8 years of its life in Utah driving year round, winter, everything. Put it up on a lift and it looks perfect still, everything looks like new. Utah uses dirt, not salt.

Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if the automakers have something to do with using salt instead of dirt or sand. I dunno. Neither are good, but salt causes cancer.

All that being said, the underside may not look like new but I don't feel like it really looks that bad. None of the rustish spots are at all significant, and none will lead to perforation unless the car lives in salt.

We shall see how it all goes. Kinda started planning a trek out to Miatas at MRLS at the end of April... yet another reason not to sell it. But at this point it's still for sale.
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Oh, and all the tape on the car... is that when the guy bought it and left for NY? did he tape up the front end to protect it on the drive?
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Yep. That video of it pulling out is the last day I had it. That's him driving it away.

And don't get me wrong: i'm sure its still in good shape, and probably still better than many others on the east side, I was just stunned to see that happen over 2 years or so because I have almost no experience with rust or road salt at all lol.

It would probably take less than a day to clean off all the corrosion, re-spray the piping, etc and get that thing purrrrdy again
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I just don't understand driving a car like this through the winter. I bought a winter beater for about $100 more than a set of winter wheels and tires and parked the Miata.
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Could someone give me some feedback to confirm that the photos I posted in the original post are, in fact, working?

Also... Mod please change the title to reflect price drop?

Thanks!!
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Pictures seem to work. Also videos appear to be working as well.
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Many thanks sir. Your first prop.
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They work for me.

Also I dunno if bryan replaced my coolant re-route with another one, but I didn't have an m-tuned one on there. Its a DIY (and pics look like mine is still on there). Also its a regular begi log mani (IWG), not s5 (which is EWG).

Also the high beams can easily be made to work by grounding them (you can follow the documentation to do this on m.net)

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They work for me.

Also I dunno if bryan replaced my coolant re-route with another one, but I didn't have an m-tuned one on there. Its a DIY (and pics look like mine is still on there). Also its a regular begi log mani (IWG), not s5 (which is EWG).

Also the high beams can easily be made to work by grounding them (you can follow the documentation to do this on m.net)

Just some tips
Thanks a ton for the tips. I'll look up the headlight business. I'll also correct the M-tuned reroute. I don't know anything about the reroutes so if you say it's not M-tuned I'll go with that. And I didn't know that's what made an S5 an S5! thanks again,
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One more thing: Yesterday was a gorgeous, sunny day so I took it out again. I can confirm that the misfire is indeed temperature dependent. It ran perfectly yesterday. No funky idles, no misfire, just strong smooth boost, for the second time in a row that I've taken it out.

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GRRR. Stop updating it with good info! Nobody want's my car :(
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Also the high beams can easily be made to work by grounding them (you can follow the documentation to do this on m.net)

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Vlad could you expound on this a bit? I have spent about 30 minutes searching around on M.net and haven't found it. Just keep finding references to fixing the switch but that's not the problem, because flash to pass doesn't work either.
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That's Bryans (Dem768) car
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Whose car is it in that race against the GT-R? I want to find out what type of setup they are running.
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same guy. begi s4 gt2860rs on 19psi

my car made similar power but his spools way faster
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The one against the NEW GT-R? Only running a disc potato?
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