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Old 08-18-2008, 02:50 PM   #21
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.....pushed the little overdrive button on the stick (neat) and before I knew it….DAMN!
Damn is always the first thing I say whenever I get into an sporty car with an automatic. If this is an automatic you are sure as **** driving a chick car. Tell your wife you want a proper man's car; one with a clutch.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:03 PM   #22
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Hmmmmm....opened now I see.
Don't know about the 130 mph in an automatic with stock running gear.
7% grade downhill with a tail wind - maybe.
Scoop - if it is a Monster Miata - keep it....if not, then ditch it.
It is written that anything that is purely for "looks" and not functional, is therefore "Rice".
Grill is not my cup of brew....but fab work is great none the less.
That really should be replaced with an interfooler to go with the scooper.
These are all opinions and should be taken with an aspirin, and remember; it is your car. Do with it what you want and enjoy.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:11 PM   #23
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Welcome to the club little piggy.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:42 PM   #24
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Hmmm I like it....the scoop even kinda sort of fits the car.

Nice first post though.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:50 PM   #25
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Me and my SUV leap buildings in a single bound, we rescue hundreds of women and children from burning buildings.
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The speedometer ends at 145 MPH! NO WAY! 7000 RPM redline…you kiddin’ me?
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I hit the on ramp in first gear, maxed out the tach through all three gears, pushed the little overdrive button on the stick (neat) and before I knew it….DAMN!
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#1. Just because a Ford Truck has Lightning decals on it…does not mean it’s as fast as Lightning or a Miata.
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#2. The right latch that holds the convertible top down becomes unlatched at 131-133 MPH and stops you from realizing the full potential of a “Chick Car!”
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Hell I would have rolled anything else over except the Batmobile.
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”Okay, not bad. But it needs something…it’s so plain.”
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To the junkyard. One gull wing style spoiler from an 80’s model Sunbird, Old School Corvette style.
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A 1965 Shelby Mustang hood scoop, remove 6 ½ inches from it, bolt it on and make it functional. Again…Old School Shelby style.
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And that big gaping mouth in the front is screaming for something. A trip to Lowe’s, 30 bucks worth of aluminum stock and three hours later, a front grille reminiscent of the first Corvettes or Ferrari’s. Now that says “Attitude!” Now buff, buff, and buff some more.
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That’s my chick car.” Zoom, Zoom, Zoom.
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Now where do I get one of those TURBO THINGIES? I bet it cost more than Four Bucks a Gallon!


Nice first post
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:56 PM   #26
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/\ All of that justifies the original BAN.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:37 PM   #27
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/\ All of that justifies the original BAN.
I agree. Dude's driving an automatic and thinks he's not in a chick car. Banning's an act of mercy, in this case.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:51 PM   #28
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If he did turbo his auto it would at least keep the turbo spooled through the gear changes.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:55 PM   #29
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are you implying it's doubtful he hit 130mph at only 110rwhp?

oh wait, he's a cop....everything gets multiplied by 15.
Auto miata = no 130mph
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If he did turbo his auto it would at least keep the turbo spooled through the gear changes.
But then it would go way faster than 131-133 when his latch pops open.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:58 PM   #31
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i'm not reading all that bullshit.jpg
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:06 PM   #32
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But then it would go way faster than 131-133 when his latch pops open.


It's part of the miatas active aerodynamics system just like the mclaren f1, and the 3000gt.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:08 PM   #33
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/\ All of that justifies the original BAN.
That's what I'm sayin' holmes!
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #34
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You guys are a rough crowd.
- Guy thinks miata is a chcik car, but drives it and discovers he like...this is a good thing
- Spruces it up a bit...still a good thing that he thinks enough of it to do some work on it
- It's apparently it's his wifes car, so he is limited what he can do too it (not a bad thing really)
- Everyone doesn't want a purely function track car...asthetic matter to some (still not a bad thing)
-Lighten up people. Differnt stroke for different folks...(the spolier is a no go for me, I could probably do without the scoop too)
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:19 PM   #35
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So, is it possible to ban someone after one post, un-ban them, and then ban them a second time before they ever post again?

Gets the post-to-ban ratio down to a record-breaking 0.5
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I think the whole post was BS.

I only know of one guy who drives an automatic Miata and is still a manly man kind of guy. 6'2" 240lbs 60+ years old. Right arm shriveled and not terribly functional from birth. Barring birth defect, other handicap or lack of a Y chromosome, automatic Miata's are inexcusible.

That being said, the mods aren't all that bad looking. There is a lot worse that could have been done. It doesn't scream RICE.
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I think the whole post was BS.

I only know of one guy who drives an automatic Miata and is still a manly man kind of guy. 6'2" 240lbs 60+ years old. Right arm shriveled and not terribly functional from birth. Barring birth defect, other handicap or lack of a Y chromosome, automatic Miata's are inexcusible.

That being said, the mods aren't all that bad looking. There is a lot worse that could have been done. It doesn't scream RICE.

Automatic and sports car to me don't go together at all...but, if it was my wife or girlfriends car I wouldn't "not" drive it because it's an auto.
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Automatic and sports car to me don't go together at all...but, if it was my wife or girlfriends car I wouldn't "not" drive it because it's an auto.
I wonder how tough it is to convert one, connsidering I have a spare trans and there's a local auto that is only $400 because the trans is gone.
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I wonder how tough it is to convert one, connsidering I have a spare trans and there's a local auto that is only $400 because the trans is gone.

It's not that bad. There's a writeup in the m.net garage. You have to source a clutch pedal, master cylinder, slave cylinder, line, flywheel, clutch, so a few bucks to be spent, plus a few extra hours that you could be using on your car.

Other than that, it's just a tranny swap. Or, buy it, buy my auto trans cheap, slap it in and flip it.
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I wonder how tough it is to convert one, connsidering I have a spare trans and there's a local auto that is only $400 because the trans is gone.
Shouldn't be very difficult.
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