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Old 06-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Hey guys, name's Greg. It's a pleasure to be in a Miata again. I'm 23 years old and used to drive a spec miata on the street (minus the cage -> just had a rollbar) when i was 18-19...

Then I had a few turbo cars, my last machine was a drift built s13 240sx coupe with an sr20det pushing a nice 306 whp and 303 wtq.

Now I acquired a bone stock 1990 base model Miata and I couldn't be happier (except that it's a really slow car stock)

BUT the goals are to build a drift car that I'm gonna keep for a LONG time...going to aim for 220-250 rwhp and 200-230 rwtq which is pretty reasonable.

I've already done tons of research on the drivetrain, going to source out some NB axles (since I want the 1 piece) and a 1.8 driveshaft, and I already have a 1.8 diff I'm gonna weld up.

I'm also going to use a Begi-s setup most likely with my own fuel upgrades and IC kit.

May go as far as making my own steering knuckles for more angle BUT I MAY just run Level7tune knuckles and am still going thru if I want to run SM suspension or not, but most likely, I'm going to piece the suspension together myself instead.

As good as these plans sound, I'm still going to take my time with them since the car is my DD this year and I don't wanna turbo a DD (that I drive 60 miles a day with) so the estimated turboing completion date is sometime spring-ish in 2011 hopefully...


Anyway, it's great to be on here, I want to learn tons about these cars and hopefully after a while I can contribute with some goods myself too...


(A few NoVA locals on here may know my unofficial brother, Brian with a Glossy Orange NA IRTB'd with MSpnp and white Mini wheels slammed)
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Hello Greg,

Where in NoVA are you? Do you know who rappadan is? He used to be have a boosted 1.6 that he drifted. If you are interested in pursuing the Miata for drifting he would be who you need to talk to.
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this is the Brian he speaks of:

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Hello Greg,

Where in NoVA are you? Do you know who rappadan is? He used to be have a boosted 1.6 that he drifted. If you are interested in pursuing the Miata for drifting he would be who you need to talk to.
Rappadan is a good friend of mine, he was the one who helped a LOT with my nissan since now he drifts those but I've already harrassed him with a million questions about the miata hahaha...


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this is the Brian he speaks of:

that was before we added spacers haha mini offset is ridiculously high...here's a pretty current one:

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Miatacross I hear there is going to be a great meet Saturday morning with some welding of an exhaust, you should stop by and you can probably get a ride or two in some of the boosted miatas.
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Miatacross I hear there is going to be a great meet Saturday morning with some welding of an exhaust, you should stop by and you can probably get a ride or two in some of the boosted miatas.
Awesome where at?? My name is Greg by the way...I promise to learn the locals' names as we go haha since I'm stickin around for a while. I do work Saturdays (ridiculous hours = 9-7 but I can send my brother haha)...
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Awesome where at?? My name is Greg by the way...I promise to learn the locals' names as we go haha since I'm stickin around for a while. I do work Saturdays (ridiculous hours = 9-7 but I can send my brother haha)...
Greg,

damn you working. Really Braineack(Scott) needs his transmission swapped out and I was trying to get you to show up at 8am to help swap it, mostly because Scott and I are lazy.
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damn you working. Really Braineack(Scott) needs his transmission swapped out and I was trying to get you to show up at 8am to help swap it, mostly because Scott and I are lazy.
HAHAHAHA I've done some transmission swaps due to the fact that my friend used to race spec miata ...

I like how you set it up as "I hear there's going to be a great meet"
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lars, you know I wont have my miata right?
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What's better than a 2-dr civic EX? I'll be there.
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lars, you know I wont have my miata right?
You trying to say I can't have my cake and eat it to?
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What's better than a 2-dr civic EX? I'll be there.
I wish it were an EX...
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I wish it were an EX...
it's an LX?

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that is indeed a 2 door.

but mine is a Deeeeeeeeez X. actually its my fiancees. her first car bought new in 98. how cute, right?
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that is indeed a 2 door.

but mine is a Deeeeeeeeez X. actually its my fiancees. her first car bought new in 98. how cute, right?
DANG!!! well it's a hondurrr so it's supposed to last forever. Time for a new one! I work in a subaru stealership, she needs an impreza
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Holy mother of god!!!

I just realized I've been a member for a while...I think I actually registered on here when I had my first miata years ago
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