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Old 07-20-2008, 11:57 AM   #61
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at your local pepboys they sell invisible glass or something along the lines with that name. get it, spray your window, let it sit for like 30 sec. and then use newspaper and rub it all out, should do the trick and no streaks

I'm still jealous you got an nb for so cheap lol
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Um..newspaper? WHy exactly is that?
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no lint, and doesn't leave any streaks, you'd be suprised but it works very well
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no lint, and doesn't leave any streaks, you'd be suprised but it works very well
I might have to give that a try. I'd just be worried about leaving the print behind on the window as easy as they bleed...
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not with this stuff tho, just make sure once it touches the windshield to keep moving it around till you're done dont let it sit in 1 place for to long
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not with this stuff tho, just make sure once it touches the windshield to keep moving it around till you're done dont let it sit in 1 place for to long
So you're saying it only works with invisible glass?

On another side note: Aparently I really enjoy thread jacking lately....
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:30 PM   #67
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So you're saying it only works with invisible glass?

On another side note: Aparently I really enjoy thread jacking lately....
http://www.drillspot.com/products/41...nvisible_Glass

no, it'll work with windex but it works better with the invisible glass
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Nice deal!

I'll put in my $.02 as well..


Windows- Use a buffing wheel and wax or even a DA buffer on the windows and you should be just fine. I also second the newspaper technique when cleaning windows. Rain-X has a good product out that cleans windows and applies Rain-X at the same time. But you don't need any of that if you use a buffer and wax to clean the windows.

Suspension- Koni yellows and H&R springs. You can get it all new for ~ $600, have a nice low ride height and great ride quality. And here is an example of how low it goes....
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I don't have any suggestions on replacement interior parts though, since im sure it'll be easy to locat those parts locally. Don't be afriad of the dealer to see how much new parts are.. you'd be surprised how inexpensive a lot of them are. Also, if you can find someone paring out a car with a good top, get the whole thing. It's far easier to replace the top and frame with a good one than it is to put a new top on a frame... IMHO.
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I have heard of the newspaper technique just recently, and was shocked to find out it works.

doppleganger, that is one sexy *** drop, is that what you have on your car? I havent seen any reviews of h&r springs, if you have them lemme know how ride quality is. *edit- OH AND ONE MORE THING: I have been offered kyb agx shocks with flying miata springs combo by two different people for a very good price and definitely wanna go for it. Is that not too bad to start out with? Eventually I wanna go tein flex, but for now the main priority is budget, and this would be a great way to lower my car with good parts for cheap. What do you think..

as far as tops, in my other thread I have been advised to go either with daveshouze or robbins, BUT will definitely hit up the local junkyards to see if there are any 00 miatas there with decent condition tops to buy the whole thing in one piece if I can.

Regarding the buffer, I was always wondering if that would be the best idea. The stuff suggested to me earlier sounds like it WILL work, but im just a little scared to use it unless its a last resort. something about not getting it on paint, and me being a clumsy ***
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I've always used newspaper to clean windows on the house, car, whatever. parents taught me that.
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OH AND ONE MORE THING: I have been offered kyb agx shocks with flying miata springs combo by two different people for a very good price and definitely wanna go for it. Is that not too bad to start out with?

There's a reason that agx's are always available used. You will see illumina's for sale used much less often. From everything I have heard, there is a reason for that. People don't like them and swap them out. I'm going Illumina's on my car. The $$$ are about the same.
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There's a reason that agx's are always available used. You will see illumina's for sale used much less often. From everything I have heard, there is a reason for that. People don't like them and swap them out. I'm going Illumina's on my car. The $$$ are about the same.
Cant really say that, if you ask most people what are they swapping em out for they'll tell you some sort of coilover.
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well, keep in mind guys:

1) im trying to keep costs to a minimum
2) just need a good looking drop
3) I want the ride quality to be comfortable.

Which means I just want something cheap while able to drive my fat *** around town without bouncing around and not have to replace blown shocks every couple months.

Here's another question: I received offers from 2 members for kyb agx's with flying miata springs combo for a good price. I am VERY interested. Both have 10-15k miles on them and said to be in good/working condition. The only thing keeping me is the mileage, but from past experience I know that if well kept there should be no problems. Anyone have ANY major negative input about a setup like this to keep me from taking the plunge? Because otherwise I want to do it, its a great deal.
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Looks like you have the setup in question. Any input on this? how is the ride comfort, and most importantly: GOT ANY PICS OF THE DROP???

that would be great
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Looks like you have the setup in question. Any input on this? how is the ride comfort, and most importantly: GOT ANY PICS OF THE DROP???

that would be great
i can take some pics for you in the later AM (1am here), and as long as its not raining. i like the ride quality i run 3 in the front 4in the rear for daily driving (my only car) and when i know i'm gonna drive aggressively i adjust accordingly.
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Ok so minor update:
I have purchased kyb agx shocks with fm springs from a local member. Hopefully they arrive soon. Now to order fcm bump stops and that will be that.
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what are you doing about top hats? Stock? FCM?
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question: is there a big difference to justify the cost? i was planning on staying wtih the stock ones, but what is the main purpose of upgrading that?
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You need to use some other type of tophat (NB, or aftermarket) to get more shock travel. If you don't, especially with the older FM springs, you'll be riding the bumpstops all the time.

I got mine from ISC racing or something.
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You need to use some other type of tophat (NB, or aftermarket) to get more shock travel. If you don't, especially with the older FM springs, you'll be riding the bumpstops all the time.

I got mine from ISC racing or something.
He has an NB already???
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