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Old 04-27-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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Where to start? Well I am 25 6'4" 200lbs (it's a tight fit...) my name is Kris. Back in 2007 I decided that since i was driving between 100-200 miles a day that i should get a beater. I wanted a fun beater though. The requirements were RWD and 4 cyl. that didn't leave me with too many options... mostly over priced "drift" cars. After searching the craigs list i found a 1990 miata with 173k miles on it in Mesa, AZ. I live in Tucson, AZ so I drove up there and took it for a spin. A cat was living in it and the passenger side was obviously his litter box... I'm a mechanical person but i never was taught or had the reason to drive a manual. $1200 later i was stalling and chirping my tires all the way back to Tucson. It was cold out and the soft top was ripped to shreds with duct tape all over... suffered big time!

I ripped the carpet out and changed the passenger seat to get rid of the cat **** smell.... replaced some trim and bezels. I then put some tein flex's on and drove it around like a maniac!! After about 6 months I had managed to lose all 4 of my hubcaps :-D...

I no longer drive 100-200 miles a day for that other job i intended on buying this for... but now i have a fun project!

Since then i've gotten a hard top, turboed with a 2560 begi mani/dp, exedy stage 2 clutch, 7" lsd out of an 05', 15x8 6ul's, intercooler, and more to come. I have an ms and lc-1 coming in the mail. After i get new injectors ill be all set! I did replace the old motor with a jdm one... I'm collecting parts to get a 1.8 stroked and built to replace down the road.

I'm a locksmith so 90% of the time i drive a crummy 1 ton dodge van around. It's nice to drive spirited when i get the chance! Anyway... i've been around the forum for a couple years and i've learned a lot. I kind of skipped the meet and great but here are a couple pics. before and after.



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Good looking car. Welcome.
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Car definitely came a long way... Hope the one on the right is the before and not the after like you have it stated above the photos.
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Welcome, and if your looking for some lovely ladies you need to check out miszcris's thread.
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oh you mean all these **** driving around these *** cars don't count? & lol @ you sending my welcome thread to that atrocity. I can't believe i read all 11 pages.
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oh you mean all these **** driving around these *** cars don't count? & lol @ you sending my welcome thread to that atrocity. I can't believe i read all 11 pages.
I got off 4 times before the thread was over. Would read again.
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oh you mean all these **** driving around these *** cars don't count? & lol @ you sending my welcome thread to that atrocity. I can't believe i read all 11 pages.
I started you off easy with Mt.net, next comes the ChuckyZ saga.
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Looks good Kris.
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Lol, welcome, that car looks great, good work!
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Uh, quick question. Your differential is from an 06? Really? Gotta see pics of that, maybe even look at it next time i'm in Tuscon. o.o
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ricanmiataracer and the missing oil for all you kiddies still my favorite mad puerto rican.
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$1200 later i was stalling and chirping my tires all the way back to Tucson.
Awesome introduction. That quote gave me some great imagery.
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Awesome introduction. That quote gave me some great imagery.
thanks. and thanks for all the compliments so far! here's a little more imagery... keep in mind i'm 6'4" and it was december with no top... i was in a t-shirt hunched over hiding behind the rolled up windows (i'm sure many miata-ers have done this on a misjudged day), while stalling, and chirping my tires lol.... and no cruise control either. I was in hell. The next day i drove a whole tank around town just to teach myself how to drive. I then realized that Miata's are terribly embarrassing learner cars. I'm 8" off the ground with no top and everyone can see the GIANT in a *** car, that doesn't know how to drive a manual. Oh the light is green? I didn't know thanks for the honk to let me know. :: starts car back up :: It was awesome.
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Uh, quick question. Your differential is from an 06? Really? Gotta see pics of that, maybe even look at it next time i'm in Tuscon. o.o
Yeah it fits right in. it was out of a MSM and i took the axles too. So i have 06 axles and diff
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Yeah it fits right in. it was out of a MSM and i took the axles too. So i have 06 axles and diff
Dude, MSM's were made from 04-05. 06 was the first year of the NC, the completely new car.

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my bad. it's a 3.9 torsen. nothing too special. i guess it's an 05. My memory was iffy on 05 or 06 i guess that clears that up.
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ricanmiataracer and the missing oil for all you kiddies still my favorite mad puerto rican.
Ohh yah I have not thought about Rican in forever, what ever did happen to him?
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Or miszcris could just come to you ;]
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