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Old 02-05-2010, 10:22 AM   #1
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i need some good ideas on re-doing my trunk in my 90 model..when i bought it the carpet was ripped out really looks like crap...i have a couple ideas. i have an amplifier and a large sub-woofer...no room for spare tire. a lil help on this guys.
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Old 02-05-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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I used my trunk to mount my 2.5 gallon water/meth injection tank and pump. I also kept spare "fix-it" parts like fuel line, vacuum hose, t-bolt clamps, wiring, etc. and tools in there too, although all that was in it's own plastic tote.
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It's pretty amazing what you can fit into this trunk.

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I don't know how many people go about looking at your trunk, but I would leave it the way it is. If it has surface rust, grind it down (lol), sand, prime, and then repaint.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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There are some things that we here at MiataTurbo condone putting in your trunk. For instance, here's my 5 liter tank on the left, transfer pump mounted under it.





Then there are things that we will laugh at you for:



But seriously, here is a good repository for info on mounting a sub in the Miata's trunk: Subwoofer Guide.
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LOL. Bandit's 4 post, 4 threads..... one about turboz timerz and now subwoofers...I think all the rice threads are attracting the wrong crowd
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Subwoofer, and a bag full of tools that includes: metric socket set, jack, two jack stands, hose, oil, clamps, couplers, turbo, etc.
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All you dudes use fix-a-flat instead of spares?
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Mine has no panel over the fuel lines, no spare, no jack, a battery and a tool bag... it's red with black carpet. Pretty standard.

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Check it yo, parts storage. Too much junk in the trunk.
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All you dudes use fix-a-flat instead of spares?

And I carry my AAA card.
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**** that! I drive on a flat and buy a new tire! Ballin! Thankfully the car is so light and the sidewalls are so stiff, no wheel damage yet. It's always a sidewall puncture anyway, which means the tire is junk either way.
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All you dudes use fix-a-flat instead of spares?


In the "tool box".
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In my trunk Ive got a bottle of slime, a 12v air pump, and my front belly pan
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All you dudes use fix-a-flat instead of spares?
I learned this last Friday that I need to either carry a spare or pay attention and use fix-a-flat.


I tried to do this:


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**** that! I drive on a flat

But ended up doing this:


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And I carry my AAA card.


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buy a new tire! It's always a sidewall puncture anyway, which means the tire is junk either way.


Bitch of it was I had just basically sold that set of tires/wheels after buying some Panasports and ordering new Falkens and having them mounted by a local Miata buddy. I was waiting to pick them up, and drop of these OEM 16"s.

Instead I had to buy a new tire (different make and size...**** Discount) since I was stuck 75miles from home, which put me out $61, and dropped the price on the setup $80 for the buyer since he'd have to order a new Kumho SPT.

FML


EDIT: Every time I buy one of those tire repair kits it *magically* disappears, and I have to buy another one when I pick up a nail. This flat wasn't a nail though. Don't know what got into the sidewall, but it had cut all the way around within a mile from the gas station I had just stopped at to fill with gas, add oil (burning), add super blue to the WI tank, and check tire pressures. Pissed me off.
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All you dudes use fix-a-flat instead of spares?
I carry a tire plugging kit (the kind that uses mushroom plugs and comes with an insertion gun) which I stow in the pouch behind the pax seat. The scissors jack lives on the floor behind the driver's seat, and I carry a small 12v inflater in my emergency bag, which sits in the recessed part of the trunk.

Specifically, this is the kit I carry:



Other companies make a similar setup that uses vulcanizing plugs, however in my case I'd rather do a temporary fix roadside and then have the tire dismounted for a proper repair later.


If I ever get a sidewall puncture, then I guess I'll be sticking out my thumb. However I've used this system a number of times for simple punctures (mostly on other peoples' cars) and it works great.
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EDIT: Every time I buy one of those tire repair kits it *magically* disappears, and I have to buy another one when I pick up a nail. This flat wasn't a nail though. Don't know what got into the sidewall, but it had cut all the way around within a mile from the gas station I had just stopped at to fill with gas, add oil (burning), add super blue to the WI tank, and check tire pressures. Pissed me off.
I drove home on a sidewall flat from work one night at about 2am. I had hit a pot hole earlier that day and cut the sidewall I guess. Didn't notice it was flat until I had already left the parking lot and gotten on the main road. I took the interstate about 10 miles, stayed at about 50mph. By the time I got home the tread was 95% separated from the inner sidewall. Luckily it held on and didn't completely come off. Again, the wheel had zero damage. I guess I have been lucky so far (besides the sidewall flat every few months on new tires). The roads around here are tire hell. The particular hole I hit was a square cut in a road that was being repaired. Their temporary gravel patch had all pushed out of the hole and I hit a 6'' tall sharp edge of concrete.

All of this talk reminds me I have had a tire in need of patch sitting in my shed for weeks now. I ran over a nail and drove it on a flat for a few miles, but no damage seems to have occurred. Been driving on crappy stock wheels and Sumitomo tires on the rear since then. I also noticed when I was adjusting my toe in the front, which was causing twitchy straight line stability, that one of my under 5,000 mile tires had already worn to wire on the inside edge where the toe was apparently a LOT more than I had thought. It was dragging itself on the inside corner. Camber was probably also a little too much, which I also adjusted. A real alignment is needed, but it will have to work for now. At least now it tracks straight, the wheel is straight, the camber all looks the same and the toe is not too aggressive.
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Mine is better

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All these pictures and not one dead hooker?
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