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Old 02-15-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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Just got spanked by Leafy for not having an intro post, although I have been lurking long enough to know thats nothing new and to be expected.

I am flirting with 50 but not there yet and have a significant motorsports history, although thats all it is... history.

Picked up a 2000 SE to replace my M-Roadster, this was by design. The wife wasn't on board with aftermarket for the bimmer but she seems to have no problem with me and the Miata. This is working out well, because I liked the torque of the 6 but I'm really getting in to revvin the 1.8 to all hell and back.

It'll be mostly street with an occasional visit to Firebird for a track day here and there. I was originally going full street sleeper, but now that I have scoped out a few cars here I can see that I like the low and wide look, just not over done and don't think I mind if looks the part.

Force fed? That is planned and I'm just deciding on the DIY or kit format. I can afford the kit, but like the satisfaction of DIY. I have strolled around here quite a bit but will still probably lay out some newb on you...

I can take a beating so you are welcome to rough me up any time.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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Only thing left is pics. Specifically of the M roadster. Yum.
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #4
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Pressurized, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #5
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Wilkommen! I thought I heard a nasty rumor Firebird was closing because of some problem with Injuns.

I pieced my own parts together, as do most on this site. Search for ABSURDflow manifolds on this forum to see what fun you can have without going to a kit.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
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Only thing left is pics. Specifically of the M roadster. Yum.
I'll work on that, I don't have any of the M on this PC! Here is the Miata today with suspension on the way:


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Wilkommen! I thought I heard a nasty rumor Firebird was closing because of some problem with Injuns.

I pieced my own parts together, as do most on this site. Search for ABSURDflow manifolds on this forum to see what fun you can have without going to a kit.
I'll need to check out BOTH of those! I've been checking out ARTech for a manifold and downpipe...
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard.

DIY is more fun and satisfying in the end.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #8
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You guys have seen MANY of these, the calm before the storm:

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:40 PM   #9
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Welcome! That thing is pretty clean. It's nice being out here in the land of no-rust.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #11
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Hey I'm new an in AZ as well!!! I have a '93 miata that I'm saving up for a DIY turbo job on as well...that is if I'd stop breakin other **** lol ;P
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:34 AM   #12
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Hey, look at all of us southwesterners...
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:57 PM   #13
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First off, welcome. Down in tucson here.

Second, Firebird isnt closing. The track owner's 30 year lease expires in just over a month. Bondurant is taking control of at least 1 track (Firebird West) so far, and the other two--East and Main--are still in the air. Then you still have the Lake, and the Off Road track. Bondurant runs on Main as well sometimes, so im sure theyll pick that up as well.

Lastly, if you want to get on track, NASA-AZ is running on Main in March. Sign up now to get early bird pricing. Its the biggest event of the year since Modified Magazine is doing their Annual Tuner Shootout. What makes this year the best yet is due to Global Time Attack running as well. so 3 different orgs running on the same track in a span of 2 days.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:55 AM   #15
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Beautiful Nbs and hey I'm in Az tooo.
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