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Old 10-17-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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Hello all!

My name is Alex and I'm from Salem, Ore. Just picked up my 2nd miata (lifetime, not current) which is a 94 torsen car. Has awesome lexus/grandpa-spec two-tone paint, but besides that is mostly a peach.



All stock right now, minus the nardi deep corn 330mm that I had laying around that I threw in. Plans will keep the car pretty mild: foamectomy for now, some sort of suspension which is the bulk of my research at this moment, and some sort of 15" wheel with 205/50 tire. Nothing too crazy until I have more money to blow.

Old miata has koni/gc setup with 550/350 rates, es busings, 1" front bar with heim endlinks. Don't think I want to do koni/gc again, so been spending time researching options. Xida/FCM stuff is gonna have to wait due to con$traint$.




I've been playing with 240s for the last 8 or 9 years. I'm on my 3rd one after I spun my last one into a guardrail :( I'd like to think I'm different from most 240 idiots (onramp accident notwithstanding) in that I don't drift or go for stance. I stick to autox and the occasional track day as budget allows.




^Current 240. Has an internally stock SR, minus HKS 264 cams, a GTX2867 turbo, powerFC and some other doodads. It's making 340whp (mustang dyno) right now, and given the stock bottom end, it'll stay there for a while. Previously had a GT2876 and couldn't be happier with the new GTX. For susp it has Koni 8610 Race stuff, custom housings (hooray mac struts...) all sphericals/aluminum bushings everywhere, some Wilwood FSL front brakes with 2-piece rotors, OS Giken 1.5-way lsd, etc etc. Just trying to establish my function>form credentials


I registered on here when I had my last miata but never posted anything so I figured I'd introduce myself. Sorry for the novel!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:40 AM   #2
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Welcome, e1_griego!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #3
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Welcome.

Its VERY refreshing to see a 240 guy not drift or stance it out. Congrats. Big respect.
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Sadly it got drifted last year. We lost him to the dark side.

How's the sr20 swap into the new Miata going?
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Old 11-09-2016, 10:09 PM   #5
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One ****-off event does not a drift car make.

I'm too cheap to pursue any real swap or anything into the miata. Let me live, dammit.

(Talk to me in a few months after MS purchase)
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I was so confused when I opened this thread and saw the Lexus ES300 Miata in the first post. Then I saw it was from 2012.

In for SR swap.
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Aidan is bored and trolling like he likes.

He's currently searching for video of me trying out drifting.
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I'm sure aidan has done some stuff on the track that he's not proud of!
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Have you seen his posts in the track asshattery thread?

FWIW, his behavior on the racetrack is MUCH better than his behavior in gokarts :P

.....and so is mine.

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That coupe is gorgeous.
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Thanks, I'm pretty sweet on it, even though I've put maybe 400 miles on it this year.



I also have this now:


And this is the new miata:
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Shut up aidan.
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Old 11-13-2016, 10:41 AM   #14
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Beautiful s13. I have always loved the coupes, plus the silvia front end just makes the car. It is much more fitting to the body shape than the fold away's. I will probably get flamed for saying this, but I would ditch my miata in a hearbeat for an s13 like yours!
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Have you seen his posts in the track asshattery thread?

FWIW, his behavior on the racetrack is MUCH better than his behavior in gokarts :P

.....and so is mine.

Yeah, I was referencing one of his first ones on their owning up to being a bonehead. I really have no room to talk. I just thought it was funny.
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