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Old 03-24-2008, 04:14 PM   #21
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that's a pretty lame book to recommend to someone....
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:15 PM   #22
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Like I said before, do some reading....and you'll see the miata was not built to be a "cute" commuter car. I know because I've read all the old articles time and time again.

If you know so much, why not use it for good. Why brag about this and that and bash someone else's car? You that unhappy? Seriously though.

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that's a pretty lame book to recommend to someone....
That book has some good history of the car, for the few that care. Sorry.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:23 PM   #24
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99% of that book is out dated.


here's a good history lesson: do whatever the **** you want.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:35 PM   #25
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Don't challenge me, you already lost.

your car is skyjacked and does look rice-a-riffic.

And as previously stated, our cars are no more "performance oriented" than a E30 BMW.

Obviously as someone with only performance in mind, you have a good grasp on why 18 lbs wheels suck, so you got them for 300 bucks. grats. So did the original poster. and I don't think he likes you saying his maybe 205's are the same as 185's.

They may actually be better with that tire packaging than your wheels. Probably lighter, won't change his speedometer readings, might actually have stiffer sidewall, a wider track and equal contact patch. Oh and will have a smoother transition between tire slip and grip.

Go read up on racing, if you are good you are constantly at the cusp between gripping a corner and tire spin with err on the side of tire spin. (go ahead and flame me for the last comment then talk to Michael Schumacher) Thanks for trying.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:40 PM   #26
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here's a good history lesson: do whatever the **** you want.
^^^^
This man has it right.

I'm simply defending the mans car because you jumped on him for doing what he wants to his car, calling it ugly when you have no position to do so.

You're the one who got your panties all in a bunch because I said you were in the same position as he is by most peoples view.

Oh and there might be some spite in there from "drifter *** ****" type of comments.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:44 PM   #27
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This thread is a mess.

I like the wheels.. I do not like your rear height setup (looks like a 4x4), nor do I really like the stretch. But like you said, whatever. If it makes you feel better, I had some dumbshit call me a drifter just for buying sportmax's
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #28
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Ewww.... Rice. But it's turbo and I'm not, so props for that. Spoiler and some neons and you'll be set!
lol pat... you soon will be, i hope.... and uhh, no spoiler and no neons kthxnbai you and a few others on this forum are the first few people that have actually called my car rice ahahaha.... i've run into even a lot of domestic owners and even they've commented how "clean" my car looks

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dude, your rear wheels stick out like 3" past the fenderwells. how do you not rub like crazy?
actually... they may look like that but they're not that bad... my front fenders are the ones that are rubbing :(

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stock suspension?
yes, it's on stock suspension, i'm not a rich kid so i can't afford any suspension modifications right now...

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hence the "cart" dent in the passenger fender...
this incident happened waay before i slapped those wheels on

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IC too lowww
i have to agree with you, it was too low, but i sent it to my friend who played with 600HP RX-7's and Supra's, he knew what he was doing... so i figured he would do me good, apparantly the IC mounting is a bit too low, and he welded on the brackets for it so there's not much i can do

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The drifto-gayness crap.. They're designed as sports cars not ******* ballerinas.
i have to agree.... this coming from the guy who puts 17in monster truck wheels on his miata? we all have our own taste on what's nice and what's rice

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Dont hate. He can do what he wants to it. Even if you think it ruins the car.
His(turbo) > Mine(no turbo)

I personally am not a fan of the kit or the "drifto-gayness crap" but its his, so he may do as he pleases.
lol... it actually took me 4-5 years before i could even get started on my project... as for the drift-o-gayness crap... i never said i was a "drifter"

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What the hell...not what the cars are designed to do.

For that matter, they weren't designed to hit the race track. How many of you had to replace stock suspension and brake pads?? If you want to be so specific about what a car was and was not meant to do, then your miata is only good for good gas mileage in a "attractive" body, with the ability to put the top down and a comfortable but secure ride.

While I think the 0 offset wheels look silly on stock suspension or ride height, they are cheap and actually would improve the track qualities of a miata, and not the drift qualities.

You need a hard top...baddddd. otherwise. not bad for "bored at work" photos.

elesjuan...don't you also apply for ricey lights and tall aluminum wing, Mr. I roll on 17's?
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You obviously know nothing about the car which you drive.

http://www.amazon.com/Mazda-Performa.../dp/0760304378

Buy it, Read it, Learn from it. Then maybe you might avoid a situation where your foot is deep down your throat.

I'm still waiting for you to tell me how track qualities will be improved on a car with +0 offset wheels that are 8" wide and have 185mm tires stretched onto them. If he had proper fitting tires on those wheels, it'd *almost* look good to me.

Call me a ricer and see if I give a ****, but everything I do on my car is 100% performance related. Do I give a **** if my wheels are 18 pounds a pop? Nope. Whys that you ask? Very simply because I think the power my car will be cranking out when I'm done will be more than enough. Oh, and those wheels are stock wheels installed onto a miata by Mazda, with the factory size tires. While the car they were issued to might be 9 years newer I really don't give a **** because I paid 300 bux for 5 of those wheels total.


kthanksbye.
and just to correct you, those are 205/40/16.... they're the only tires i could get at the momment, i'm swapping to 225/40/16's in the rear soon
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:53 PM   #29
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99% of that book is out dated.


here's a good history lesson: do whatever the **** you want.
thanks brain

the intercooler i agree is a bit big, but it does the job hehehe

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Don't challenge me, you already lost.

your car is skyjacked and does look rice-a-riffic.

And as previously stated, our cars are no more "performance oriented" than a E30 BMW.

Obviously as someone with only performance in mind, you have a good grasp on why 18 lbs wheels suck, so you got them for 300 bucks. grats. So did the original poster. and I don't think he likes you saying his maybe 205's are the same as 185's.

They may actually be better with that tire packaging than your wheels. Probably lighter, won't change his speedometer readings, might actually have stiffer sidewall, a wider track and equal contact patch. Oh and will have a smoother transition between tire slip and grip.

Go read up on racing, if you are good you are constantly at the cusp between gripping a corner and tire spin with err on the side of tire spin. (go ahead and flame me for the last comment then talk to Michael Schumacher) Thanks for trying.
i dont think you should waste your time.... he apparantly has no education on wheel setups anyways... 185/40/16.... i'd really like him to find that tire size somewhere for me

as for the whole 17in wheel issue, it DOESN"T change my speedo readings like on his 17s.... and i've had a set of RH C5's before so the car felt like a complete night and day when i changed down by 1in wheels, the sidewalls are stiffer due to the stretch, so the car doesn't lean left and right as much.

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^^^^
This man has it right.

I'm simply defending the mans car because you jumped on him for doing what he wants to his car, calling it ugly when you have no position to do so.

You're the one who got your panties all in a bunch because I said you were in the same position as he is by most peoples view.

Oh and there might be some spite in there from "drifter *** ****" type of comments.
ohh em geee... for the millionth time i never said i drifted the carrrrr ahahahaha nor do i plan to!!!

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This thread is a mess.

I like the wheels.. I do not like your rear height setup (looks like a 4x4), nor do I really like the stretch. But like you said, whatever. If it makes you feel better, I had some dumbshit call me a drifter just for buying sportmax's
thanks newb, i have no choice but to keep the rear height setup... since i'm too broke to buy suspension mods, and i'm not feeling like cheaping out on some ebay coilovers
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:31 PM   #30
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as for the whole 17in wheel issue, it DOESN"T change my speedo readings like on his 17s.... and i've had a set of RH C5's before so the car felt like a complete night and day when i changed down by 1in wheels, the sidewalls are stiffer due to the stretch, so the car doesn't lean left and right as much.

Speaking of someone with no education in wheel setup... are you two totally ******* retarded, or just can't read?


Stock tire that was installed on my car when I bought it, 23.2" diameter.. the FACTORY ******* MAZDA WHEELS with FACTORY INSTALLED ******* TIRES 23.5". Oh **** me silly sideways and upside down!! %(*^[email protected]#[email protected]# ARMONDO, 1.1% is gonna get me throw in jail for speeding or odometer fraud!

GIVE
ME
A
*******
BREAK.

Cause you know the 3000 miles I've put on the car in the last like, 2.5 years is just totally off and going to kill the resale of my precious car.

You're right, I do know the value of extra weight on wheels and I don't give a ****. The car is more than powerful enough right now N/A to blow up the SO3s I just got mounted up anyway so what do I give a ****? Thats right, I don't. At least my wheels fit on the ******* car.

Monster truck? You know some of us have other adult like responsibilities and can't all live with mommy and daddy. If you'd like to pay my mortgage and two other car payments then I'll buy suspension for the car right now and have it installed this weekend.

I already said your car looked nice sans the drifto crap tires, thanks.
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Aren't stock tires 185/60/14's?
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Aren't stock tires 185/60/14's?



yes they are.

elesjuan, there is more than just straight line acceleration...which the wheel weights dramatically effect regardless of power.
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:56 PM   #33
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Why can't people just says the "I" in place of "It's" ?

I don't like it, is better than It's ugly.

I don't like rap, I like hardcore. I don't say Rap is for **** and hardcore is for real men.

I like the wizdom body kit (even if some find it rice) but I don't like the wheels that stick out. But you care what I like or not, it's not my car and it's not me who drive it.

Oh last thing, I don't like 17" on NA, because I find they make the car look like a toy and the fender don't enrob them enough the make them fit well. But who cares? Because I don't drive an NA with 17".
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:48 PM   #34
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i like
front mount
front bumper
wheels

i dont like
stock suspension (im poor and dont have suspension mods either lol)
no hard top, i need one too :(


my 2 cents, take them, or ignore them


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Old 03-24-2008, 10:18 PM   #35
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I dont see anything wrong with it? Looks nice...

Im sure if sit here and pick apart each other long enough everyone will hate each others cars cause its not like there own.

I think everyone just needs to run what they want. This way you learn for yourself what works and what doesn't. He may like the 0+ now and who knows he might be rocking 15"RPF1 next year. I've made lots of mistakes moding cars by just doing and not listening.. then I know what works in the future and what I like.
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nice car my friend has the same front bumper on his 94 we are looking to do the same thing with his and cut it out for the IC. i do agree with other members that it is rather low. quick fix can take care of that.
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These arguments are what make mt.net
+brains comments like "is big intercooler"
God it makes me laugh!
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Yea, I have to agree. Everyone can do what they want and should not be criticized for their mods, whether you think they're tasteful or not. I just traded my old Motegi's for some new wheels that make Elusjan's look weak. I need to get better pics but here they are with a full tank of gas.


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Yea, I have to agree. Everyone can do what they want and should not be criticized for their mods, whether you think they're tasteful or not. I just traded my old Motegi's for some new wheels that make Elusjan's look weak. I need to get better pics but here they are with a full tank of gas.


http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c...07/008copy.jpg


PHOTOSHOP.

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Call me a ricer and see if I give a ****, but everything I do on my car is 100% performance related. Do I give a **** if my wheels are 18 pounds a pop? Nope. Whys that you ask? Very simply because I think the power my car will be cranking out when I'm done will be more than enough.
I had to read this twice, because you said something, then proved it incorrect in two sentences. Sorry man, you just rub me the wrong way, and I had to point out how much you don't make sense.


And to the OP, damn, that is a huge intercooler! Not a fan of the body kit, but at least you have something to fill up the mouth.
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