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Old 04-03-2008, 10:21 PM   #1
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I came home from dropping off my GF at her place (i know i know a miata driver with a GF? no way!)
anywho, i back up into my driveway and get out, and i see my $35 worth of 'Penta' super ultra mega distilled JDM water and $25 worth of Royal purple coolant additive
and needless to say i need a new waterpump, but on the plus side, I BEEN wanting to cut and paint my Valve cover, also I was a little unsettled when the lady who sold me the car said "i had the timing thing changed a coup'la years'go"
she said something about the 'Cadillac converter' too . . good thing i removed it all together.

At least karma gave me SOMEWHAT of a break and let it happen IN my driveway

Thats what i get for making fun of CJernigan . .

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Old 04-03-2008, 11:24 PM   #2
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I like your paint scheme and wheels, nice looking car. even if it is pissing itself.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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My girlfriend makes fun of me and my car all the time. But she surprised me two weeks ago when she told me she wanted to learn to drive manual, after I had told her a year ago I wanted her to learn and she said now. Maybe she is catching on after all.
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hey, i think a good percentage of us have girlfriends, (or those who swing the other way.. "significant others")

besides that, nice body panels
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:46 AM   #5
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I have a wife and daughter as a cover for my alternative lifestyle..

Sucks to hear, but good location for it to happen.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:05 AM   #6
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Hey guys! thanks for the compliments on the paint scheme, i was worried ide get flamed for it, so i was scared to show my car XD
if only i can run my acrylic spoiler by u guys and i'll be in business
well here goes i guess:

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My paint is already 1/4 like yours. Then again, I only take pictures of one side of my car.
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<3 the wheels. Who cares what other people think, as long as its how you like it.

Also the acrylic wing=wtf? But hey if it works i'd rock it on the track.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:43 AM   #9
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<3 the wheels. Who cares what other people think, as long as its how you like it.

Also the acrylic wing=wtf? But hey if it works i'd rock it on the track.
There was a blue Miata a few years ago that was class champion in autox, with a acrylic wing like that, but with more angle of attack.
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lmao on the wing.
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There was a blue Miata a few years ago that was class champion in autox, with a acrylic wing like that, but with more angle of attack.
Notice it's adjustable, plus 20 points!
Seriously though, that wing owns. There's a BMW at the local autocrosses that has one like that too.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:09 AM   #12
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In all honesty, i only got the idea for the paint scheme after my car was smashed on the left rear panel by an expedition while i was parked, then thru some backyard under the table deal, i got the body work done for free, so i just painted both rear 1/4 panels black with rattle can, dad took one look at it and suggested i do the fronts too, so i did it and i'm fully satisfied with the result, however the general black on red scheme started the second day after i got the car
Day one:

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And seriously guys thanks again for the positive remarks, theyre honestly surprising coming from you guys. and yeah! i did work in the adjust ability of it, i keep it on 'full down' position untill i go up to the mountains, ude be surprised how much it provides a noticeable difference in handling
For $30 i cant complain
acrylic: $9 scrap at 'Ridout Plastics'
hinges: $0.48 at home depot x2
struts: $1.18 x 4 at home depot
strut ends $4.48 at home depot x4
tho i gotta say dont buy 'Ling Long' tires XD they came free with my rims but the Michelin's on my stock wheels totally PWN these ling longs im rockin now
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you have to have a spoiler that big if you want to notice a difference, i always tempted with the idea of making one that was removable easily, i still may, just for auto-x and HPDE's and take it off once I'm done
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The wing is so ridiculuous it actually has me thinking I should make one.
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i always tempted with the idea of making one that was removable easily, i still may, just for auto-x and HPDE's and take it off once I'm done

That wouldn't be a good idea; since I see his drifting badge on his first picture, it's safe to assume that he drifts. That would again make me assume downforce on the tires that you are trying to break loose is a good idea. Therefore, we can also safely assume that downforce on a track when you want traction is a bad idea.
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red NB's look nice
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That wouldn't be a good idea; since I see his drifting badge on his first picture, it's safe to assume that he drifts. That would again make me assume downforce on the tires that you are trying to break loose is a good idea. Therefore, we can also safely assume that downforce on a track when you want traction is a bad idea.




The wing is pointed the wrong way for a drift car. Check out Rhys's lexan bits.

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That wouldn't be a good idea; since I see his drifting badge on his first picture, it's safe to assume that he drifts. That would again make me assume downforce on the tires that you are trying to break loose is a good idea. Therefore, we can also safely assume that downforce on a track when you want traction is a bad idea.
That was sarcasm to the tenth power . . my brain hurts . .

I actually Dont do much drifting, i sound like a ***** for saying it but it feels like im trashing the **** out of my diff when i try to break free on dry tarmac, aside from, that a little wet weather sliding is always fun but at that point no amount of downforce will keep your car from sliding,


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i always tempted with the idea of making one that was removable easily, i still may, just for auto-x and HPDE's and take it off once I'm done
and yes, it actually DOES come off quite easily, i wish i had taken more pics while making it but it was raining and i just wanted to get it done
its four little nuts (much like mine) and four little rivets.
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^^^that penta jazz was a joke btw . . Fiji water comes from a place thats closer to japan so naturally thats the JDM water i use . .
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