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Old 03-22-2009, 08:24 PM   #21
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**********UPDATE**********
Well we cleaned the car up quite a bit since my last post. Eric painted the bottom half of the front bumper and our repaired finish panel. Our Hard Dog Hard Core roll bar arrived and is now installed. We snatched up some of the smoked lights from ebay and got a cupholder and new shift ****. We just can't stop tinkering with this thing!
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More stuff is still on the way!
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:25 PM   #22
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The car is looking MUCH better with the roll bar, nice work!

I'm not sure about the silver centercaps on the wheels though... each to their own.
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #23
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Looking good!
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:34 PM   #24
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Thanks for the comments! I know what you mean about the center caps....not really our favorite either but its what we have for now. Our next upgrade should be next week when we recieve our Sparco R100's.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:33 PM   #25
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Car is coming along nicely, keep up the good work and keep us posted.
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Old 04-04-2009, 11:29 AM   #26
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Ill trade you my bg s kit and my mega squirt for the baller *** cup holder!
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:51 AM   #27
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Dont be afraid to say how you really feel about the cupholder! When you get old like me you have to have such a device. Keeps the coffee off the boys! LOL
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:56 AM   #28
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We took the car out for its first autocross today! It was all kinds of fun! I can't even begin to describe how crazy this little thing handles. It felt like driving an oversized friggin go kart! It was a pleasant surprise to see that we kept up with some of the fastest cars at the event. A porsche caymin s only got me by 1 second haha.

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two dumbasses ready to do battle
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nice sunny day, lots of squinting
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Big finish!
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I think we all know who ran the faster time :angel: but eric did walk away with the novice 1st place award. Not to mention he finished off the day with a giant drift around the final 90 degree corner. Miatas getting sideways ftw!
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:57 PM   #29
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Welp we're a little behind on our schedule but the miata's seeing a little progress. Let the real project begin!

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Loving this thread. Good stuff all around.
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what's the "real Project"?
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what's the "real Project"?
boost! duh.
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what's the "real Project"?
Since we are on a turbo forum, one can only guess it might be a turbo?


Looks like you two are having alot of fun. Enjoy yourselves!
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Yes I know, I wanted to know more details about it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:28 PM   #35
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I'll post the mods list when we've got everything. Yes, it will see boost
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:29 PM   #36
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I should start a project car with dad, it'll be my car, his money, sounds good.

Looking good, I've always liked STS miatas. There's a part of me that wishes I should of kept my car STS legal, I'd be a much better driver, but there again I wouldn't of experienced BOOST!

Theres a local guy, raced solo1 forever, puts up top 5 RAW times every event in his STS miata. We have a s/c'd elise prepped for SSM with a good driver and a ~240rwhp nb with 275 A6's with a good driver as well.

Good luck with the rest of your build!
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Turbo!

If I can find a shell for my dad we can have our own father and son and son who couldn't even do a wire tuck if it weren't for me project.

Good luck.
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The scenery looks amazing. I wish I lived near some real mountains. Nice project.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:36 AM   #39
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This miata's the family car. It'll be hilarious to see my mom trying to drive it when we're done. Who knows, maybe she'll love the boost. I know I'll be grinning like an idiot every time I drive it.

I'm on the hunt for a miata of my own to be my autocross thrash toy. I love my subie but it's so fragile and I just know I'll blow something up if I race it. The miata's taken everything we've thrown at it and begged for more. So I'm looking for a cheap one to stay in sts for a while to work on my driving skills. Of course this one will see action also, but it'll be nice to have one of my own to really polish my skills with.
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I know its a few months old, but i was serious about the cup holder lol. I want one real bad, its one of my wifes biggest complaints about the car. Also no mirrors to check her make up. lol. Nice progress man, car's looking good, just about time to join the dark side and slap a turbo on there......
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