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    Thread: The "you need a Miata" thread

    1. Member DubNMiatafan's Avatar
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      04-28-2012 03:04 PM #676
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Bumping this thread. I was cruising through the city with the top down yesterday, and I saw an empty curb! So I took a picture.

      Looks sweet!
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      04-28-2012 03:29 PM #677
      That roll bar looks so wimpy. The fender flares and Panasports give a unique look though. Too many people have mesh wheels or one of the various Rota reps. Have you found a use yet for that hitch?
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      04-28-2012 04:27 PM #678
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Bumping this thread. I was cruising through the city with the top down yesterday, and I saw an empty curb! So I took a picture.
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      04-28-2012 04:39 PM #679
      Lots of inspiration in this thread. Now I've got the fever. Anyone selling an NA in the WNY area?

      I've been keeping an eye on craigslist and a few other places, but nothing great has been popping up. Looking to spend not more than 5K (and that would be for a really well sorted example). Preferably closer to 4k. Is that a reasonable price range? I know spring fever is nearly upon us.

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      04-28-2012 05:00 PM #680
      I just picked one up,

      1996 with 42,000 miles for $4,500 on the Jersey shore
      Mint condition


      Just threw some coils on it
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      04-28-2012 07:37 PM #681
      Quote Originally Posted by kenny301 View Post
      ^^^^I dig the wheels on that.
      Thanks! For those who don't know, they're the wheels from the Rod Millen Turbo Miata. I always tell people I have Panasports, and they say "oh yeah, the banana spoke ones". They remind me of VW Mk2 GTI teardrops but not many people get that reference either

      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      That roll bar looks so wimpy. The fender flares and Panasports give a unique look though. Too many people have mesh wheels or one of the various Rota reps. Have you found a use yet for that hitch?
      yeah, it looks wimpy but it seems pretty tough...either that or people got REALLY lucky in the photos I've seen. (if you click that link, mine is the Hardbar. That's what pretty much convinced me that a lighter, "flimsier" bar will do me just fine. Realistically this car is only for autocross and sporty road driving...no SCCA Solo action for me right now)

      It would be cool if I had a trailer or something...right now the hitch is just ballast


      Quote Originally Posted by VWstung View Post
      I just picked one up,

      1996 with 42,000 miles for $4,500 on the Jersey shore
      Mint condition
      Excellent pickup, welcome to the club! Montego Blue + black interior = win
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      04-28-2012 07:42 PM #682
      Those are some nasty looking accidents.

      I like how this one is now a Miata Speedster.



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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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      04-28-2012 08:08 PM #683
      Quote Originally Posted by VWstung View Post
      I just picked one up,

      1996 with 42,000 miles for $4,500 on the Jersey shore
      Mint condition


      Just threw some coils on it
      But can you get the Axe and Drakkar Noir smell out of it?
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      04-28-2012 10:32 PM #684
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      But can you get the Axe and Drakkar Noir smell out of it?
      Ha I live here and that show is nothin like the actually shore. I got it from an out folks community and the car was garage kept.
      Bolster doesn't even have any wear yet.

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      04-28-2012 10:37 PM #685
      Just picked up a '91. Does anyone run spacers with stock wheels? I have the Daisy wheels with decent tires and want to keep it really stock looking. I'm reading 25mm to push the wheels out far enough.

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      04-28-2012 10:50 PM #686
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Miata. Enkei's. Direzzas. SCCA membership card.

      Finished


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      04-28-2012 11:11 PM #688
      Quote Originally Posted by VWstung View Post
      Ha I live here and that show is nothin like the actually shore. I got it from an out folks community and the car was garage kept.
      Bolster doesn't even have any wear yet.
      Just a silly joke...

      FWIW- I like 1st gen Miatas with the oem BBS wheels (and they are super light).
      But they are hard to find used now

      Check mate.
      Huh?
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      04-28-2012 11:23 PM #689
      Hmm what do they look like?
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      04-29-2012 12:04 AM #690
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      Just picked up a '91. Does anyone run spacers with stock wheels? I have the Daisy wheels with decent tires and want to keep it really stock looking. I'm reading 25mm to push the wheels out far enough.
      I had 5mm on the fronts when I bought mine...still a sunken ship though.



      25mm = 1 inch, that's a fat ass spacer. DO NOT DO THIS WITH STOCK STUDS! Please. You really need extended studs if you want to run a spacer like that. The spacer size is large, but it's okay, you just need your lug nuts to be holding enough thread when it's all said and done
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      04-29-2012 07:20 AM #691
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Those are some nasty looking accidents.

      I like how this one is now a Miata Speedster.



      I should have guessed that most of those accidents appear to have happened on the street.

      I wonder how banged up the driver of this one was






      If there was a passenger they wouldn't have made it. For those who don't know the red hydraulic cylinder is something the fire department uses to push the dash forward.
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      04-29-2012 07:42 AM #692
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      04-29-2012 09:41 AM #693
      Yes sir.

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      04-29-2012 09:58 AM #694
      Picking up my NA next weekend. Now that my parents are empty nesters my dad FINALLY bought a Boxster after years of waiting so congrats to him but it means I can finally buy his 96' Miata. He bought it new, its never seen a winter, always garaged, every service record, 54,000 miles, new top, etc.. It is also the car I learned to drive in

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      05-03-2012 10:28 PM #695
      Well I finally got some summer wheels and tires, still no suspension however.

      I'll be in my bunk.

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      05-03-2012 10:37 PM #696
      What kind of wheels are those MT? They look nice.

      And also, Lol at your signature. I'm 20, but I spend most of my time on MNet because of all the silly stance kids on CR. I'd rather be among tasteful old people than young douches.
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      05-03-2012 10:56 PM #697
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      What kind of wheels are those MT? They look nice.

      And also, Lol at your signature. I'm 20, but I spend most of my time on MNet because of all the silly stance kids on CR. I'd rather be among tasteful old people than young douches.
      I've quickly found that out about CR too. Searching for coilovers for example, everything is OMG DO THOSE GIVE THE LOWZ? Not much about function or anything that actually matters although I'm guilty of having stretched tires at one time or another too.

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      05-05-2012 01:35 PM #698
      Got a lip on the rat, finally.


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      05-08-2012 11:18 PM #699
      hmm, I never uploaded these...here are a few shots from the last autocross I went to

      my car next to some Euro dewds...there's Art putting on sunscreen...





      on the grid...notice my flared fenders, ugly but functional...



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      05-08-2012 11:30 PM #700
      I like how you scrambled your plate but left Art's.

      Are you planning on getting wider wheels to fill those flares? What did you use to flare them out?
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

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