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Old 12-26-2010, 10:56 AM   #1
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Hello all, my name is matt, I live in Tennessee, work at Vanderbilt hospital, and am super new to miatas lol.

Only previous motorsport experience is a couple of drift events in one of my 240s, but Auto-X and road courses are something I really want to try

Previous cars have been either hondas
or 240s ( which I really miss, sorry :P )

But after driving a friends 97 with a jackson racing m45, I may be a convert...

here is my car, its a 1995 optioned out (i think?) with 172k miles and the only mods so far are 15x8 +10 rota zero plus wheels, a set of raceland coilovers, and a hardtop.



not the best picture, but you get the idea..

I come to this forum seeking knowledge about all the fun stuff you can do to the 1.8 that comes in my car, and like most everyone else at a crossroads, I can't make up my mind on how I want my miata to "go faster."

I hope this is a decent enough intro; I'm not new to forums at all, but I did read the stickies and watched those two videos (which were not necessarily informative, but quite hilarious)
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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welcome! Yup i dont miss the salt
but for some reason the car rusts faster out here then back in MD
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Great, i like seeing the population of miata owners in close proximity to me grow. Maybe we'll eventually have enough for a meet.

My only advice is to be honest with yourself about the end-game. Deviations cost money. A dual duty car will always be a compromise.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:22 PM   #4
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^^ and that's why I have 2!

Hey Matt - as a newb - at least you didn't put drift and miata in the same line together, you'd get a butt pounding by some here! Welcome!
btw, put your location in your profile display
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:32 PM   #5
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Great, i like seeing the population of miata owners in close proximity to me grow. Maybe we'll eventually have enough for a meet.

My only advice is to be honest with yourself about the end-game. Deviations cost money. A dual duty car will always be a compromise.
a meet sounds really cool. huntsville is never too far away

its a dd for sure, but i would love to run it a couple times. no full blown track car with gutted interior and wheels with functionality for me lol. i have a parts/ wish list if you will, but nothing crazy .

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welcome! Yup i dont miss the salt
but for some reason the car rusts faster out here then back in MD
thanks, and maybe closer to sea level? :S ?

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^^ and that's why I have 2!

Hey Matt - as a newb - at least you didn't put drift and miata in the same line together, you'd get a butt pounding by some here! Welcome!
btw, put your location in your profile display
i tried beating on it a couple times and its not even close to the ease of just a na ka24de of all things (weird, i know) when it comes to predictability. maybe i'm just not used to how they handle fully.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:53 AM   #6
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Miatas aren't good drift cars out of the box. In an FC FD or S13/14 I can hang out giant gorgeous sideways arcs the whole day. Miatas have way to short of a wheel base to actually get the angle you want. Anywho, it is good to see another Tennessean on here. Welcome.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:41 PM   #7
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Matttttt

Since I converted you to Miatas and my godspeed has decided to spring a leak, let me borrow your radiator. Kthanksbye
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Miatas aren't good drift cars out of the box. In an FC FD or S13/14 I can hang out giant gorgeous sideways arcs the whole day. Miatas have way to short of a wheel base to actually get the angle you want. Anywho, it is good to see another Tennessean on here. Welcome.
this for sure, it kinda saddens me just when i want to have a little back parking lot fun (not sure if that kinda stuff is promoted here yet). so thats really the only reason im still having s13 thoughts...but that is why i also signed up here, to gain more knowledge on how to make my miata more fun
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:31 AM   #9
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old bump, but here are some better pictures of it taken by a friend

here is mine the way it sits "winter mode"









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Ohhhhh snap!!!!!! He has a Club Roadster Sticker on his Window.
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Mad tyte dubs yo

Why isn't this boosted yet?
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