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Old 02-16-2016, 05:03 AM   #1
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Hi everyone
I hope to be picking up my first MX5 on Friday.
2003 NB8C manual, green, all stock except it has cruise control ( could be dealer fitted? )
Anyway, hopefully it's a good one and i will be driving it back from Vic. this week end.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:38 PM   #2
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You bring shame upon our nation with such a lacking intro post! No pics? No cats? No plans??
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Welcome to the forum. What are your plans for the car?
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Welcome to the site Manitu, thanks for joining up!
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:53 AM   #5
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plans are sketchy
Been reading a lot but with only a couple of test drives of MX5s i think the best idea is just get it and drive it to start with.
Guess of approach is NitroDann turbo kit ( $? ) gt2560r seams the popular choice
Ohlins Coil overs and a roll bar
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Hello and welcome to the forum! Congrats on your Miata, make sure to show it to us when it arrives home. A lot of good info here regarding mods in case you are thinking of doing any. Check out some of the garages and you may get some ideas. Safe driving and Happy Modding!
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If you're driving back from Victoria I strongly suggest taking all weekend and attempting to traverse some or all of: The Alpine Way, Thunderbolts Way, Armidale Road from Dorrigo to Grafton.
Do not cross from Woodenbong to Warwick to get over to Toowoomba, the road is really bad... you probably want to already be on the New England by then.
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i know the road through Legume / Killarney
It use to be a lot worst than it is now
might try the Tenterfield to Tabulam rd it's nice and twisty
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Suspension, then ECU, then clutch, then turbo, preferably in that order.
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i know the road through Legume / Killarney
It use to be a lot worst than it is now
might try the Tenterfield to Tabulam rd it's nice and twisty
It was 2010 that I experienced the Lindsay Road, it looked to be still in disrepair from the Google streetview but those photos may be old.. have they tidied it up?
Tabulam Road and Clarence Way should be good.
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the Legume to Tooloom Rd use to be one of the worst roads i have been on
Over the last several years it has improved but i havent been that way for a year or so.
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At Bathurst on the way home
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Needs tyres and mags real soon
Going to look for Simmons gold rims in 16" and see what's around
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just over Skyline an Bathurst track
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