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Old 01-26-2009, 02:42 AM   #1
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****** GOT OUR MIATA TODAY ******
My stepdad and I picked up our new project miata today! It's a 95 with 139k on the clock. Runs pretty good with a little lifter noise. Can't wait to wash it up and take some pics tomorrow! Here are the ones from the for sale ad for now.



I'm so excited to get to work!
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Hey guys I'm Pat and I'm from Montana. I joined this site to learn more about miatas and research for my next project. I don't currently own one and due to past experience, I'd like to learn as much as I can about these cars so I can make an informed decision when the time comes to buy one. I love the idea of a light, reasonably inexpensive rwd platform. I intend to turn it into my weekend track/autox car. My first car was an 88 Mazda MX-6 GT and now I currently own a wrx swapped Impreza 2.5RS.

My MX-6


My RS
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I'm still working on the RS but when it's finally paid off I'll be ready to start my miata project. I hope to learn a lot from you guys!

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Old 01-26-2009, 02:54 AM   #2
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WELCOME MAN

clean *** impreza, I love it. I owned 2 wrx's myself and a huge subaru fan.

if you need to learn all performance related miata info, this is the right place. Do lots of searching and dont start stupid threads and you will do great here...

I wouldnt mind seeing more pictures of your rs if you have any. I LOVE THAT CAR
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:05 AM   #3
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Thanks!

ask and you shall recieve... (green wheels are my winter setup btw. Got bored, what can I say?)
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Mods so far are

Engine
2005 wrx ej20
Perrin turbo inlet hose
AEM short ram intake
3" catback exhaust
Sti Group N motor and tranny mounts

Suspension/Brakes
KYB AGX struts
Prodrive P1 springs
Sti 20mm rear sway
Sti tophats
Perrin rear endlinks
MRT 22mm front sway for turbo xmember
Rear strut tower bar
(I had a front strut bar but it won't fit over my intercooler haha)
OEM 2002 wrx front brakes (11.1" rotors compared to 10 something)

Exterior
v6 replica lip
Jdm spats
Jdm tails
Jdm corners
fog light covers
DIY hollowed grill with RS badge
painted OEM headlights
painted side markers and turn signals
17x7.5 ASA KA3 wheels (summer)
215/45/17 BFG G-Force T/A KDW tires
Green OEM wrx wheels (winter)
Blizzak WS-50 studless snow tires

Interior
Kartboy short shifter w/bushings
OEM carbon fiber dash trim kit
Wrx pedals
OEM wrx 6-disc changer
Infinity Kappa rear speakers
reupholstered suede door panels
Jdm Legacy Spec B WR Limited front seats
Prosport Boost and Air/Fuel gauges in a pillar pod
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*drooling*
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Bump, we got our miata today!
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Welcome aboard Pat.

This is Trent from mx6.com, btw.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:16 AM   #7
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location.
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Nice rides and welcome!
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Sorry I should've specified. I live in Missoula, Montana.

Gave the car a good wash today and snapped a few pics. Enjoy!

Stock monster truck ride height


My stepdad is stoked!


The one major blem on the body. Anyone got this piece for sale?


Lovely


The dirty engine bay that I plan to tackle cleaning tomorrow.
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i am a MAJOR fan of that 2.5RS!! beautiful!
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lower that monster truck
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American Racing wheels FTL.
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Pat, go back to "User CP" and just put "Montana" in "location".

Nice car for a project. Enjoy!
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lol, of all the pieces that could have had damage on a miata...
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^Haha no joke man. When we were looking at it we thought "oh no biggie it's just a plastic piece..." come to find out that plastic piece goes for like 150 bucks! Oh well, I might have to get crafty and fab something up.

Btw, I know the american racing wheels are generic and suck, but they came on the car and they're 15x7's. They should get us through the season until we can afford some team dynamics or something along those lines. Our first focus is going to be tires. Hopefully we'll have a set of hankooks or kumhos by the first autocross, which is slated for late march.
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Those rims are actually pretty nice when you take the center caps off and lower the car. The center caps suck.
They look way better without the caps.

Nice CAR!
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My next DD will be a WRB GC8 2-door with bronze wheels, love them and always will!!
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