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Old 09-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Default Miata on MazdaUSA 'Tuning' Site

I can't view or link it on my phone, but...
Go to MazdaUSA.com and click Mazdaspeed-Tuning at the top.

Mazda picked quite possibly one of the ugliest Miatas I have ever seen...to showcase on their Mazdaspeed tuning page. Not even a Mazdaspeed Miata...just a plain jane riced up 1990. To quote the write-up, "To prove some of the 'haters' wrong, Kevin has recently started learning to drift in his Miata to show that his suspension setup [slammed Megan coilovers] can be just as functional as it is stylish."

Tuckin' flare with 15x8.5 wheels and 175/55/15 tires...lmfao
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That thing was featured in S3 Magazine a few months ago. Horrifying. It's being slowly parted out on CR.net if you want some OD green tail lights and sweet Messcan billet three spokes.


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Someone posted a link to an article about that piece of **** not too long ago. ^ what he said
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To prove some of the 'haters' wrong, Kevin has recently started learning to drift in his Miata to show that his suspension setup [slammed Megan coilovers] can be just as functional as it is stylish.
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Drifting is the future of amateur motorsport because it allows participants to showcase their driving acumen, personal style and mechanical ingenuity.
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I can never figure out why cars like that get featured in anything. I also like the part about how after he got flares he was on the hunt for the proper offset. 15x8 with a -25 offset was with 20 mm spacers in the front and 25 mm spacers in the back was deemed to be correct. Yet even with the so called "correct offset" he needed 6.7 degrees of camber in the front and 4.5 in the rear to fit his 175mm wide tires under the flares. WTF?
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I can never figure out why cars like that get featured in anything. I also like the part about how after he got flares he was on the hunt for the proper offset. 15x8 with a -25 offset was with 20 mm spacers in the front and 25 mm spacers in the back was deemed to be correct. Yet even with the so called "correct offset" he needed 6.7 degrees of camber in the front and 4.5 in the rear to fit his 175mm wide tires under the flares. WTF?
It's because cars that look like that appeal to everyone. My buddy has a 01 Camaro that makes over a thousand whp but would it get any attention at a car show? Not likely.
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This car represents all of Miata performance at Mazda USA...be proud.
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This face represents all of Miata performance at Mazda USA...be proud.
Oh trust me, sailor, I'm plenty proud.
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How does that appeal to "everyone"? It makes me want to vomit. Most of this community would agree. Are we not part of everyone? Not to mention that it is in the TUNING section and not the SHOW CAR section of the Mazdaspeed site, which is the motorsports division not the "Baller Stance, Bra" division of Mazda.
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"We" here, are a very small group of people compared to all the hardparking, form over function d-bags. Don't get me wrong, some cars that these people do look clean. But hunks of **** like that, deserve to be burned.
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No turbo, no care. #Becausenoturbo.
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can't beat that N/A throttle response
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to 95% of the public looks are everything. Take a ride with me in the green car to see what I'm talking about. I hope I never catch on fire because I'm now trained to ignore the honking.
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Rofl. 20lb wheels, no contact patch and a stock 1.6. I bet that thing hauls ***.

Edit: Oh lawd, he gots dat 1,200 dollar, 2-1/4" JDM NaSTy sidewayz exhaust.
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Ugh.

Roadclubster is making the miata community look bad. Typical.
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out of all the drift setup miata's I have seen, out of all the slammed ones as well, WHY THAT ONE?!
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"We" here, are a very small group of people compared to all the hardparking, form over function d-bags. Don't get me wrong, some cars that these people do look clean. But hunks of **** like that, deserve to be burned.
This. In 3 sentences sums up why MT is da bombdizzle, yo.
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FWIW, on my recent trip back to tampa to retrieve my car I saw more modified miatas in two weeks than I have in the past 5 or so years. Every last one was stanced out bullshit. Same goes with the general car scene I've noticed. This garbage has mass appeal so I am not surprised.
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