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Old 04-13-2008, 09:59 PM   #1
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Hi, alert

I figured I should say hello seeing as how this is my second post. Can't hide anymore.

I suppose that I already have two strikes against me. First, I'm English, second I live in Toronto, Canada so I may as well go for three by admitting to preferring superchargers to turbo.

I bought my BRP62 kit used from Quebec last May and took until this February to install it, no point rushing these things. I've been gradually doing mods since I bought my 2000 used with 12,000km and aged 6 months. Started with brakes, suspension, swaybars, rollbar, seats, A/C (? - new girlfriend, nuff said) and now boost.

I've been AutoXing and lapping for the last two years - I started late in life after escaping from an anti-car marriage so it's less of a mid-life crisis and more of a "time to catch-up crisis" - or so I keep telling myself. I'm a member of both Toronto Miata clubs Miataphiles and Trillium. The following pics are BarbyCar at Fontana, Deals Gap (Tail of the Dragon), BarbyCar's Rollbar install and Competing at PITL AutoX.

Enough rambling, I'm glad I found you guys even if you are all misguided turbo types.
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Read the sub-title for the supercharger section again

Also, welcome to the forums, sure Chad and a few others will comment shortly. They are the true life of the party.
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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I suppose that I already have two strikes against me. First, I named my car, I named my car Barbycar, so I may as well go for three by admitting to preferring superchargers to turbo.
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Welcome, thought we had a chick on board for a minute. Car looks good, are those 13x8" wheels in the autox picture?
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dammit, it's a dude
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we still have chad's avatar to stare at
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Welcome, thought we had a chick on board for a minute. Car looks good, are those 13x8" wheels in the autox picture?
Sorry, yup I'm a guy. The name comes from an old buddy of mine, he thought it was a good put down for me buying a Miata. I've used it ever since.

The rims in the AutoX picture are Lenso 13x7 shod with 710s. I have 15x7 Enkei shod with RA1 for lapping and 16x7 Advanti with 615 for street. I have 16x7 TE37 on order, they should be here May 1. The stock NB rims are now mounted on my better half's stock '93.
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yay, it is a girl, scared me there for a sec. when you only said better half...

i'm liking the 13's
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lol that third pic your Miata looks a little crosseyed
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That's a great looking car! Those Lenso wheels were pretty rare until Goodwin started selling them.
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Lenso 13x7
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Dude's getting old.
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