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Old 01-29-2014, 11:11 PM   #1
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Cool A hopefully nonbanal intro

Howdy all from Oklahoma. Let me first start out by saying that I'm pretty young, so have patience with my puerility and some silly ignorant things I might say (lol, I'll try to keep it to a minimum; I've got google. ) As I said, I'm seventeen and have been driving since I was close to six. Started learning on a go-kart and moved onto a 1980 Ford F-100 with a three-speed on the stalk by the time I was nine. And before my first vivid memories, I have been rebuilding and restoring cars. Most recently, I (we) restored our '71 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia (by 'we' and 'our,' my brother - who is younger, mind you - restored most of it. I'm now merely the chauffeur.)

I live in a town near Tulsa, so we go to a track called Hallett (I'm sure some of you have heard of it.) Though I have never driven there, I have been allowed to accompany some who do. During a miata meet, some kind people let me bum off their vacant seat. Since this was the first time, perhaps it was the teenager in me that thought: "hell, it's just a miata. How intense could it be?" Well, I got my butt handed to me. I had a massive headache for the rest of the day. And from the moment I got out of the car, I couldn't get the smile (or headache, lol) away.

It wasn't much later that my father bought a '99 Miata. We shuffle it around, I drive it sometimes and most times he drives it to work. Most generally when I do, I drive it to school (if not the Ghia.) And I have the most fun out of it possible. My plan is - since I'm getting a job again and my father has consented - is to do some work on it. Perhaps I'm slow on the turn up, but I haven't found a thread regarding the best course of action to take on making a track day miata that functions as a proficient street car. Sorry for long intro.


(Also, sorry, these certain pictures refuse to upload; I'll attempt them later.)
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Welcome to the forum. The first place to go for modifications on a Miata is suspension. Always suspension.

Then everything else.

What is your budget?
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Welcome to the site, nice intro. Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:10 AM   #4
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wait, you're not going to make your first post bumping a year old thread complaining about something trivial?
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. The first place to go for modifications on a Miata is suspension. Always suspension.

Then everything else.

What is your budget?
Well, Sixshooter, I'm unsure. But for kicks and giggles, let's say about 3k. What course of action do you recommend?

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wait, you're not going to make your first post bumping a year old thread complaining about something trivial?
Haha, nope. I got lots of questions, and I'm hoping I can find those answers myself, lol.
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heh heh. noob said "@nal"

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A hopefully noobanal intro.
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I love driving at Hallett. Good intro. In for pics of the Karmann Ghia and Miata.

Suspension + safety (roll bar) + good wheels and tires.

Keep an eye out on the classifieds.
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I love driving at Hallett. Good intro. In for pics of the Karmann Ghia and Miata.

Suspension + safety (roll bar) + good wheels and tires.

Keep an eye out on the classifieds.
Lol, thanks.

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Xida CS shocks from 949 Racing will be your best bet. You will be much better than you really are on them m
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Banal, puerile, chagrin and 17yo - did you just take the SAT?
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Banal, puerile, chagrin and 17yo - did you just take the SAT?
I was impressed until I read his other thread..
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Banal, puerile, chagrin and 17yo - did you just take the SAT?
Haha, no. But I very much enjoy linguistics and I write frequently. So, thank you.

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I was impressed until I read his other thread..
Hey, I gotta start somewhere. And it's really hard to begin when the line is obscured, lol.
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Just a tip: You'll find that often, you're not going to get all the information, exactly as you want it, in one thread. If you do, you'll have to search for it.

You need to read some build threads, see what people have done and what their feedback is, and decide which course of action you want to take.

Could we give you information faster? Yes. Will you learn as much? Not even close. You'll learn what to do, what NOT to do (there's an epic thread here, just look for faeflora... hehe) and how it should be done.
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