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Old 04-23-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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Tune sucks ***, but it drives. Feels like accel is kicking in, but i have it off, now it seems when the fans kick on it stalls when i press the clutch in At least I can drive it.










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Sweet deal man. Must feel good to be (sorta) back.
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Good to see it back on the road. I am sure your are (somewhat) relieved to get it (sort of) running.
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it even looks as if it settled a bit, congrats, i know the feeling (sort of)
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To the casual observer, you haven't changed cars!

Looking good!
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Awesome. I like the wheels and the exhaust.
Exhaust questions:
1. Did you fabricate it yourself?
2. Reason I ask is I am thinking about doing the same. It looks like you used the following:
- 2.5"(ish) to 3" adapter at the DP flange
- 3" straight run to the diff
- 45 deg 3" mandrel elbow at the diff
- 90 deg 3" mandrel bend to the muffler
- something like a 10-15" Magnaflow
- can't see it in the picture but presumably another 90 deg 3" from muffler to bumper
Is this about right?
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:20 AM   #7
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It's an Enthuza exhaust, I had to get rewelded since I smashed it up.

the midpipe has two mandrel bends on either end, the axle back is simply two 90 bends.
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Scott, I thought you sold your car?
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Scott, I thought you sold your car?
Go look at that thread and see what the date was.
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Looks great, not sure how its so clean, guess that is another benefit of having a garage. Mine is a disaster right now due to pollen, leaves, and other crap in the air. They did a good job on the exhaust repair as well.
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Thats bad *** man!

That car looks like it just came of the lot. The paint is amazing for a car in it's teens.
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I thought you got rid of the Miata and bought an Altima or some ****.
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Needs more hood vent.
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really like the exhaust
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three more....









it's been repainted...it's not so hot up close, at least 50 door dings have been painted over....it's a beautiful 20 footer.

no i didnt sell it, that was an april fools joke....i even posted that

although i do miss my coushy leather seats and smooth mounts and p/s and motor windows....
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no i didnt sell it, that was an april fools joke....i even posted that
Dude, I know

Well this new car definitely looks hot from the distance at which you took the photos. Congrats on getting back in the saddle!
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Scott, what size are your wheels/tires?
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16x7.5 +38 205/45/16
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16x7.5 +38 205/45/16
Has the car been lowered from stock?
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koni shocks on top perch and FM springs....it used to be much lower but with all the shaved weight it sits much higher. oh well.
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