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    Thread: The "you need a Miata" thread

    1. 09-11-2011 11:21 AM #141
      We can't let this die yet....moar!









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      09-11-2011 01:07 PM #143






      A little size comparison. The MS3 looks huge.


    4. 09-11-2011 01:22 PM #144



      Build thread


      gonna be up for sale soon i think

    5. 09-11-2011 02:53 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Uh sorry, it's a piece of **** because of the hideously stretched wheels and absolutely moronic suspension setup.





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      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

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      09-11-2011 02:58 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by crannky View Post


      "Stretched wheels..."
      Tires*.
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

    8. 09-11-2011 08:02 PM #148
      Any more photos of this car?



      I love the white with black wheels...

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      09-11-2011 08:43 PM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Uh sorry, it's a piece of **** because of the hideously stretched wheels and absolutely moronic suspension setup.
      so its not your style...what are you gonna cry about it??

      ill never understand why or how people feel so strongly about a style of a car that they will get so butt hurt about it....

      but on topic, hopefully ill be getting a miata soon!
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      09-11-2011 08:48 PM #151
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      09-11-2011 08:51 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v deathsquad View Post
      What's the purpose of that lexan on the trunk?
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      09-11-2011 11:47 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      so its not your style...what are you gonna cry about it??

      ill never understand why or how people feel so strongly about a style of a car that they will get so butt hurt about it....

      but on topic, hopefully ill be getting a miata soon!
      Hmm, let's see, barring the fact it it looks ridiculous, it's terrible for handling, something which the Miata is, oh, I don't know, made for?
      ♪ Let's just drive, I wanna see what the wind does to your hair ♪

    14. 09-12-2011 02:13 AM #154
      I'm interested in these windshield-free Miatas. Were they rolled and revived as track-only cars without windshield frames?

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      09-12-2011 03:28 AM #155
      This thread has me convinced.



      I need a Miata.



      Damn.
      I'm going to try to buy one in January.
      After I graduate in December.
      So excited.

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      09-12-2011 06:15 AM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Mad downforce.
      which reminds me of the Fraser/Kubo CSP Miata I see out there all the time...





      there's also this car, which I have never seen in person...

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      09-12-2011 08:46 AM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by initiation View Post
      I'm interested in these windshield-free Miatas. Were they rolled and revived as track-only cars without windshield frames?
      The rules of D Prepared in SCCA Solo allow removing the windshield. They're dedicated autocross cars, the windshield is just excess weight.
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      09-12-2011 09:08 AM #158
      I want one.
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    19. 09-12-2011 09:34 AM #159
      Took some pics of mine yesterday, awesome car








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      09-12-2011 10:43 AM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by andyg79 View Post
      Took some pics of mine yesterday, awesome car
      Did they make a NC M-edition? Also, lower it!
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      09-12-2011 11:28 AM #161
      Mine (old pictures though nothing's changed except I'm top down full time since I moved to Puerto Rico):




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      09-12-2011 11:41 AM #162
      Looks good.
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    23. 09-12-2011 11:50 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by disenfranchised View Post
      Did they make a NC M-edition? Also, lower it!
      I don't think so. Is it the wheelcaps that made you think of this? They came with the car, previous owner put them on. I was going to replace them with the originals, but I don't know... they kind of add a splash of colour which I like.

      Lowering isn't going to happen for a long time

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      Here's one I found on the internet:


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      09-12-2011 12:15 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by andyg79 View Post
      Took some pics of mine yesterday, awesome car


      Nice car.
      Wow, I hate the stock NC ride height. Here's mine, on Mazdaspeed springs/sways.



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    26. 09-12-2011 02:36 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Bibs View Post
      Wow, I hate the stock NC ride height. Here's mine, on Mazdaspeed springs/sways.
      That's a nice height. What's the $$$ to change over?

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      09-12-2011 02:48 PM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by andyg79 View Post
      That's a nice height. What's the $$$ to change over?
      Do the shocks, too. In 2006, the aftermarket was not developed, so I kept the stock sport shocks. They sucked then, and moreso now. The lower springs make it handle better, but the shocks can't handle it. It's on my list to replace soon.

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      09-12-2011 05:38 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      Hmm, let's see, barring the fact it it looks ridiculous, it's terrible for handling, something which the Miata is, oh, I don't know, made for?
      if done right...with the proper suspension components (not just throwing coilovers on) lowering the car can look good and still provide the amazing handling capabilities the miata is known for.

      ask me how i know. I'm picking up a slammed miata, with over 2 grand into suspension components to make it ready to autoX. I drove it twice already, and being so low doesnt in anyway effect the ability to whip it around S turns at 45 mph.

      your move
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      09-12-2011 06:38 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      if done right...with the proper suspension components (not just throwing coilovers on) lowering the car can look good and still provide the amazing handling capabilities the miata is known for.

      ask me how i know. I'm picking up a slammed miata, with over 2 grand into suspension components to make it ready to autoX. I drove it twice already, and being so low doesnt in anyway effect the ability to whip it around S turns at 45 mph.

      your move
      I don't care what people do their car, but a couple of things.

      First, "2 grand" into suspension could mean any number of things. You can buy coilovers that are 2 grand a corner. The two grand could have been spent on all sorts of little bits that didn't really do anything.

      Second, driving a car around an S turn at 45 doesn't mean it's better than it was before, or better than it could be with that $2k spent somewhere else.

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      09-12-2011 07:11 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      if done right...with the proper suspension components (not just throwing coilovers on) lowering the car can look good and still provide the amazing handling capabilities the miata is known for.

      ask me how i know. I'm picking up a slammed miata, with over 2 grand into suspension components to make it ready to autoX. I drove it twice already, and being so low doesnt in anyway effect the ability to whip it around S turns at 45 mph.

      your move
      I was never against lowering the car. I think lowering a car slightly can make it look and handle better if done right. I was talking about the white Miata with the beige steelies that is slammed to the ground on extremely stretched tires and idiotic negative camber. You want to tell me that this handles well?





      No. This is ridiculous. Many cars look better lowered, but this is just stupid.
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      09-12-2011 07:12 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by QWKDTSN View Post
      Mine (old pictures though nothing's changed except I'm top down full time since I moved to Puerto Rico):



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      09-12-2011 08:57 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by andyg79 View Post
      Took some pics of mine yesterday, awesome car
      What interior do you have? The "standard" tan?

      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      I was never against lowering the car. I think lowering a car slightly can make it look and handle better if done right. I was talking about the white Miata with the beige steelies that is slammed to the ground on extremely stretched tires and idiotic negative camber. You want to tell me that this handles well?
      Just because the Miata is one of the best handling cars ever doesn't mean that it isn't a good idea to make it handle like **** just because!!

      Personally, I would NEVER EVER stretch my tires or lower my car past the point of performance. However, I also recognize that a lot of people are just not into the performance aspect; for whatever reason it doesn't interest them. That's fine.

      Again, I would never slam a Miata, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the examples in this thread

      If you don't like it---that's fine! But don't use the argument "no performance = no likey"---those people aren't going for performance at all. Their argument might be that a Spec Miata has too much wheel gap If you don't like the way it looks, you don't like the way it looks---period. But this forum is filled with way too much stretch-hate. Quit bitching about the things you don't like, focus on the things that excite you If that means posting more pics of Miatas with meaty tires...everyone wins!

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      09-12-2011 08:57 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by freedomweasel View Post
      I don't care what people do their car, but a couple of things.

      First, "2 grand" into suspension could mean any number of things. You can buy coilovers that are 2 grand a corner. The two grand could have been spent on all sorts of little bits that didn't really do anything.

      Second, driving a car around an S turn at 45 doesn't mean it's better than it was before, or better than it could be with that $2k spent somewhere else.
      But i did say 2 grand to be ready to autoX. (it was done right) And I was just using the S turn scenario as an example of how the car still handles exceptionally well.

      Quote Originally Posted by DubNMiatafan View Post
      I was never against lowering the car. I think lowering a car slightly can make it look and handle better if done right. I was talking about the white Miata with the beige steelies that is slammed to the ground on extremely stretched tires and idiotic negative camber. You want to tell me that this handles well?
      no, but like i said before, I never understood people getting so angered over what other people do... I was merely pointing out how frustrated you were about that white miata.
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      09-12-2011 09:00 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      If you don't like it---that's fine! But don't use the argument "no performance = no likey"---those people aren't going for performance at all. Their argument might be that a Spec Miata has too much wheel gap If you don't like the way it looks, you don't like the way it looks---period. But this forum is filled with way too much stretch-hate. Quit bitching about the things you don't like, focus on the things that excite you If that means posting more pics of Miatas with meaty tires...everyone wins!

      thats exactally what I was trying to say! why worry about the stuff you cant change. Its like all the hate on rusty slammington...pointless..
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