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Old 12-21-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Hey there. I'm Darren, i live in Devon in the UK. I'm here for info on building up a drift MX5/Miata with some added Boost. Hoping i can pick up a load of good info, and make some good amigos
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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DPJ, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:08 PM   #3
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Thanks bud, i was beginning to think i'd upset someone, but then after looking around, i've worked out you guys are not really drift lovers. Ah well. I'll try not to annoy anyone too much, and just get as much info as i can from the search functions. Thanks again.
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I can give you a couple reasons why you haven't gotten much of a welcome. You didn't tell us what car you currently have (if any). You didn't tell us what experience you had that led you to want a Miata. You didn't give us any way to know how much experience you had in building or driving cars. Also, no mention of cats, or girlfriend/wife/sister/hot aunt pictures.

So, have you built a drift car before? Do you have a Miata yet? What body style are you interested in? (NA, NB, NC)

In regards to drift... Yes we tend to be less interested in drift Miatas for a number of reasons. There are a few drift people on here that get along nicely, but they tend to be the more mature drifters who have been around other forms of motorsports and are not here to tell us how we are wrong.

The prevailing thought (if I am correct) is that there is nothing wrong with a well done drift Miata. However, a drift Miata is like trying to teach a race horse to ice skate. You can strap the proper parts on a Miata and make adjustments here and there to make it work, but you would be better off starting with a different platform. If a Miata is what you want go for it, but don't do it just to be different. It will just end up costing you lots of money and you will have a harder time of it.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:34 PM   #5
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Miatas make terrible drift cars because they have a low polar moment of inertia.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:57 PM   #6
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Okay, lesson learned. I'll try with a sort of fresh start

I'm Darren, 40 years young, living in the South West of the UK, where surfers are plenty and women are few, but there's lots of sheep

I own an NB6 at the moment aswell as an Integra DC5 TypeR. I came from hot Hondas having never owned a RWD car before, but had always wanted to get into a RWD platform at some point.
Before the Mazda, i learned to slide in a big *** old Volvo 940 Turbo, lazy power and so much fu, but about as reliable as a brick, and funnily, built like one.
The choice of an MX/Miata was more to do with finance than anything. I got offered a very well looked after NB for a great price. It was low mileage, great service history and as i say, cheap, like the budgie! Also, i wanted to step out of the norm of S Chassis cars and Skylines, although it seems BMW's rule the roost at most of the events i've been to.
I've done a few small drift days at a private airfield local to me, and found them to be great fun, but i am always left wanting more power and speed.

As for other stuff, i'm an old BMXer at heart, i still roll around a little but mainly i stick to riding trails. I love my photography, mainly sport stuff eg. BMX, Mountain Biking etc. but i am getting more into doing shoots for friends of their cars.
I live with my fiance and three idiot cats and i like to annoy my horrible neighbours with loud cars and louder music.

So, hopefully now you know a bit more about me, i'm here to learn. I know a little about turbo's, and how to set them up, tune them etc. but i want to know more, consinder me a sponge for turbo knowledge lol.

Cheers, Darren.
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Well, we have a cat thread, a photography thread, a mountain biking thread (with a strange name), a music thread, and a couple of Miata threads.

Volvo 940's would be much better drift cars, frankly.
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Well I'm all too ready to take the **** out of you but mx5's are cool so I might let you off just this once. I'm away on the South East coast but head to Devon to catch up with friends sometimes
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