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Old 01-19-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I am from the Metro Detroit Area. I am a large car enthusiasts that has finally gotten a Miata!!!!!!!!!! This fall I purchased a rusty, high mileage(186k) silver 99' for $1300.

It has the sport suspension and the lsd, but no power windows or cruise control.

It needed a little bit of everything all the way around, but it drove so solid that I didn't even hesitate to take a 3000 mile road trip in it through the carolinas. To no ones shock it made the drive just fine with out any hick-ups. I even took it to an autocross that weekend down there. And I can't imagine anything better than carving mountain roads with the top down and sun out!


Since the purchase, it has received:
A new top
slotted rotors
performance pads
major clean up of the interior
snow tires and rims
new stereo
EBay Roll Bar
Steering Wheel Wrap
Clutch slave cylinder
And a regular tuneup


Already purchased just waiting to install(waiting for warm weather):

New trunk lid, fender, rear wheel wells (take care of the rust)
Adjustable Koni's
Poly bushings with all new control arms(15 years of snow and salt have been rough on mine)


Other mods this spring:

Harddog rollbar
Good race rubber!
Sway bars

Future mods:

FORCED INDUCTION!!!!
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Old 01-19-2015, 03:22 PM   #2
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Seems like you didn't do to bad! Its always nice to see something shine right up after a little TLC.

Post up a pic!
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:54 PM   #3
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With the new snow tires and rims
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:06 PM   #4
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The other side with the bad fender. This also has the sparco seats I tried in it.

I am not the smallest person in the world, so the road trip taught me I needed a bigger and lower seat. These looked great but raised me up about an inch so they had to go.
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:12 PM   #5
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This Corbeau is what I ended up using. It sits me about an inch lower than stock and a bit further back than stock, as well as offering more support.

The extra nice part is the bottom cushion pulls out and drops me down another inch for track and autocross days!
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You know what I'm going to say....
Ditch the mousetrap.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:25 AM   #7
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Yup a real rollbar is on the list for this spring before any events. Have one for sale please pm me.
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Hello Metro Detroiter. For $1300 it looks about right, but that rust is painful to see. Good to hear the car was reliable on your road trip.

Best of luck on the restoration.
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Ask FaeFae for some rust removal assistance!
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Welcome, nye. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
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Ask FaeFae for some rust removal assistance!
DON'T do this Good luck with the car and build, so glad I don't deal with rust and salt out this way. Don't forget to start a build thread! Welcome!
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