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Old 10-05-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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I can haz insted?
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unfortunately I have to cut one of the vents to clear the 99 intake plenum.
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Should be dope on the track......just don't park it in the rain for too long.

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Should be dope on the track......just don't park it in the rain for too long.

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I don't see that being a problem for him,the car is currently residing in Texas,it hardly rains there.

The only concern I would have with a hood like that is vandalism,all it takes is a ******* idiot to slice/rip out a spark plug lead wire and your stuck somewhere.
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I don't see that being a problem for him,the car is currently residing in Texas,it hardly rains there.

The only concern I would have with a hood like that is vandalism,all it takes is a ******* idiot to slice/rip out a spark plug lead wire and your stuck somewhere.
garage kept. It only comes out to play or go to work on nice days. I have a shitbox miata or subaru which are both invisible to thieves.
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The only concern I would have with a hood like that is vandalism,all it takes is a ******* idiot to slice/rip out a spark plug lead wire and your stuck somewhere.
4 years with that hood, parked everywhere from my driveway to bars I never had a finger laid on my car.

Hustler, def do yourself a favor and get some nice black mesh and fill them vents. The difference from no mesh, to silver mesh, to finally black mesh was amazing. Without mesh it will let in foreign objects, plus it just looks "unfinished". And silver mesh gave it a cheap look to it. Black mesh was subtle, but looked perfect.

When is it going on the miata?

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garage kept. It only comes out to play or go to work on nice days. I have a shitbox miata or subaru which are both invisible to thieves.
That's a good thing it's garaged,did you buy the hood brand new or used?
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:15 AM   #10
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That's a good thing it's garaged,did you buy the hood brand new or used?
"new old stock"

A guy had it in south texas and didn't use it because he didn't want to cut it for the 99 motor in his car, I'm willing to do it if I must. I have to clean it up and put some filler around the edges because its not ready for paint. For $800 in fiberglass, I expect it to be ready for paint...for the price I paid, I don't.

I've never seen one painted to match the car...hopefully it's subtle enough that no one really notices it. It was either the carbontrix vent, or this. This car is going to be really slick.


I wanted to cry as i drove away from the garage today knowing that all I have left to do is bolt up the intercooler and pipes, but have to work so it won't happen until my next vacation. I plan on playing around with the south texas crew next month though.
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Just get it painted flat black,it goes with everything and saves you money.

You can rock the "CR.net" style.
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Just get it painted flat black,it goes with everything and saves you money.

You can rock the "CR.net" style.
a faux rust scheme would be killer
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a faux rust scheme would be killer
YES.

Along with the rusted out trunk look with some 13'' 0 offset deep dish wheels.

......**** it,he might as well remove the fenders too....to complete the "Cali" look.....& save weight.
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Along with the rusted out trunk look with some 13'' 0 offset deep dish wheels.

......**** it,he might as well remove the fenders too....to complete the "Cali" look.....& save weight.
Only if you dump the turbo/fuel injection setup for carburetors.
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Only if you dump the turbo/fuel injection setup for carburetors.
Individual carbs! FOUR of them!! I have a set from a crotch rocket you can have.. hahaha
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That'll look killer when you get it on the car.
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Individual carbs! FOUR of them!! I have a set from a crotch rocket you can have.. hahaha


There was also a miata in one of the import magazines (modified mag maybe?) with a rusted "hood ride" trunk lid, 0 offset wheels, and carbs.

I lol'd.

Sick hood btw hustler, def wait and paint it body color imo.
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Glad you were able to find a good replacement hood....
And just so you know, that hood will make the car highly unstable at speed unless you de-power your rack.
Just kidding....but keep thinking about it.
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Glad you were able to find a good replacement hood....
And just so you know, that hood will make the car highly unstable at speed unless you de-power your rack.
Just kidding....but keep thinking about it.
yeah, I'm going to just get the car running right now. I want to turn the key, smoke the tires, then decide if the trade-off is worth it or not. I just want to drive the thing man, its mocking me while I'm in the hill-country, with this gorgeous Texas Autumn...the texas winter looms. I want to go play with the south texas turbo crew really bad.
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There was also a miata in one of the import magazines (modified mag maybe?) with a rusted "hood ride" trunk lid, 0 offset wheels, and carbs.

I lol'd.

Sick hood btw hustler, def wait and paint it body color imo.
Boy I bet that was a rocket. I'm having a difficult time thinking about how hard I'd have to hold on in that car to not get blown out of the passenger seat by the massive 80rwhp that thing would make...
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