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Old 10-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Woohoo finally I have one.

Well I'm a long time lurker but I finally have my own Miata.

A limited edition yellow '92 Australian delivered MX-5. Its got a dent in every panel and the motors about to tick over 200,000 kilometers so the timing belt is due but under the rank seat covers, floor and dash mats it is well preserved. Motor ticks for a second until oil pressure builds and alt/w-pump belt is a bit squeaky but the thing is willing and the trans and LSD seem fully servicable.

Damn this thing is fun to drive!
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Booked in for an alignment on monday and looking over numbers.
All suspension is stock, no P/S, A/C or rear bar, N/A 1.6 with exhaust.

Front
Camber -2*
Caster 4.5*
Toe out 1/16

Rear
Camber -1.8*
Toe 0

I am expecting good turn in and grip at the expense of braking, straight line stability and tire wear.

Will this be OK for "spirited" daily driving and weekend track work?

Thanks.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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without P/S, you might want to aim for 3.75 caster to make it easier on your puny forearms.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #4
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But I'm pretty strong for a girl.
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Holy ****, 2008 join date! Good things come to those who wait.. haha.

Welcome, any pics of the hoopdie?
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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Excluding the hood, every panel, right down to the windscreen suround and little panel in front of the trunk is dented.




At least I can park it in car parks without stressing about the duco being ruined.
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So if I keep the caster under 4* do the other settings look OK as a starting point?
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im sure that will be good fixed
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