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Old 09-16-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Being n/a, i spent the last year or so getting to stuff i put off on the car for a while. i had a friend towing his miata from ATL to LA last year. he picked me up a hardtop on his way through texas (thanks ike!). i found a rear bumper that was better than mine. i also bought some stuff like TSIs and other items.

i had the hartop, bumper and TSIs painted and cc'd. i had the diff rebuilt. new clutch plates in the mazdaspeed diff. i also received a pair of '95 m seats (with the headrests) and i reupholstered them in black leather.

i added a sparco steering wheel. my wife has sparco usa as a client and they sold her the steering wheel i wanted at cost.

i bought the watanabes and run them daily on yokohama r-comp tires.

added a new HU with ipod controller.

added an all metal radiator.

added 440cc injectors and have tuning the car with the link







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Old 09-16-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
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Looks great. I like your wheel/tire combo. They add a muscle look to the car. I wouldn't change them. I suppose it's been lowered. Nice.
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thanks.

yah, those are the watanabes joe (r*speed) had on his own car. he sold them to a mutual friend of ours. that person was transferred overseas this year, so i jumped at the chance to "keep them in the family". 8# magnesium wheels. gets a lot of up-close looks. they are 14x6.5 +18. i rolled the fenders to make them fit. it also gave me time to have my SSRs refurbished.

i'm on fm springs(old-style)

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That's sweet.
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why 440cc injectors if you're N/A?
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learning to tune the link with 440s helps me when i add the turbo. they also respond a lot better on top with the ported head.

the kit is awaiting the turbo and a few braided lines. thats' it.

i's still contemplating going to a 99 or 00 engine and keeping it n/a.

in the meantime, it's still a fun car as it is. it's really only worth anything to me. it has a lot of sentimental value for me.
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Looks good!
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very nice- are those 205-55-14s? I ran yokos in the size on my BBS RSs way back.
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whats your suspension setup?
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One of the few blue cars I've ever liked...looks good man
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on the black M edition seats. Those look very nice...
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on the black M edition seats. Those look very nice...
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:11 PM   #13
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thanks everyone.

the tires are yokohama a0032r, 195-60-14, yes a little tall. the springs are old-style fm.

the m-seats were a basket case. they were given to me by a friend. because of my familiarity with furniture and upholstery, i was able to save salvage the patterns. a co-worker builds most of our upholstery designs, so i paid him on the side to do them. i shaped the seat bottom foam a little to fit me better. the centers are black perforated leather with leather bolsters and sides. the feel and smell great. it's definitely a unique look. very subtle, which is how like to keep the style of the car.
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those seats look great.and look really comfortable.
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I like it
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watanabes=
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Nice. Ive been debating painting my hardtop mariner.
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had to go mariner. i like the color.

there's a mariner around here with a white ht, it looks really good. i wouldn't have thought so, but it does.
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your car is the hotness.
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yeah those seats look great. surprising how different the interior looks with seperate headrests...
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