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>MX-5 Miat General
SMOKIN' TIRES EDITION

-Discuss making your Miat sound less like a giant bee.
-Converse about how awesome longitudinal I-4s are.
-Talk about your favorite way to destroy tires.

Pic is from this afternoon... and so is this video:
https://youtu.be/yBVcqctQO3I
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Everyone who posts after me in this thread is gay
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>>17535347
that's a given
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What options are there for DIY tuning? all I can find are $500-$1000 aftermarket ECUs.
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>>17536157
>didn't list year
>didn't list engine
>didn't list budget
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>>17536157
>>17536170
It's NA 1.8l

I just assumed since there are only 2 engines any product would work with both.
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>>17536182
diy megasquirt 3 for $500 with all the wiring included
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mods are asleep

post miatas getting hektik
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>>17536287
Is that the cheapest option?
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>>17536300
if you think $500 is expensive for tuning your car then you have the wrong hobby.
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>>17536300
yes. it's still the cheapest even when you include the price of a soldering iron and solder

I said $500, but they're $400 at the cheapest. however, I got the break-out box to plug straight into my wiring harness
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>>17536331
$500 is expensive when Hondas only need a soldered $50 chip on the stock ECU and a laptop.
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>>17536346
there isn't much to program on a stock miata ecu, I'm not actually sure if they are able to be programmed at all 2bh. You're paying for a brand new ecu with near infinite expandablility. $500 is breadcrumbs
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>>17536346
Except most Hondas aren't like that and require a new, tunable ECU.

My '06 STi only required a Tactrix cable and a laptop - was nice.
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>>17535292
My NA8 will be squirting Mega by next Spring. The engine comes out in November and I'm taking it down to the crank and building it back up again. Boost comes in year 2 so I'll have one year of driving all motor.

Question is this: I intend to keep this bastard road legal and realize with MS it won't throw codes to OBDII to pass. Anybody have experience running MS and detaching the stock ecu, but capable of reattaching it for 24hrs or so to pass?

I'm not talking about piggyback
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>>17536601
Are you in Cali or some shit? *ANY* CEL makes you fail inspection?

>Shoulda gotten the '94-'95 OBD-I masterrace.

Anyway, this image and link may or may not help:
http://www.msextra.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=40436
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>>17535292

Wrapped mine
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>>17536723
nice radiator air-flow reduction vents lmfao
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>>17536759

I've read this on forums. I guess it makes sense - is there comparison days out there?

I have the BEGI coolant reroute so it runs super cold. At highway speeds the temp drops to ~150, the heater barely blows hot.
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>>17536719
I'm in MA... it's like CA-Lite

I knowww should have had '95, but deal was too good on the '96 I bought last month. Good article, saved. I'll have to just get it running NA then create an easy way to convert it back without grenading
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I want to buy these seats so bad, but sadly I'm laid off from work right now.
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>>17537132

Whoa those are nice.

Factory trim? What car? Or are they old after market?
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Sup /mg/, I don't own a Miata but my buddy does, a 1995 with soft top to be precise. The back window zipper or some shit broke, so the back window doesn't even exist anymore. When the roof is up, there's just a giant open space behind your head. To remedy this, he just throws a tarp over it and fastens it down by closing the trunk and doors around it (he does this at our work parking lot as well as his house). It's been this way for like three months (ever since he got the car, the window broke a few weeks after he brought it home). He has gotten rained on while out driving before, and not been able to put the tarp on for wahtever reason when it was parked and the interior has gotten rained on a few times.

How do I politely tell him to fix the damn window already? Or get a new roof? He's talking about getting a new steering wheel but no mention of a roof
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>>17537402
it's a convertible meant to drive in the open. How about you get a new roof instead?
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>>17537347
They're Recaro Raptor Artista. I'd like a fixed back seat, but where I park my car I can only open the door about 18", so it would be tough for me to get in and out. These are a close second. I've wanted Recaro Confettis since I was like 16, but I think I like the Raptor print more now.
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I see this rear side fender rust threads a lot, fortunately mine still haven't show signs of rust in that area. It doesn't look like an easy task to repair. How to prevent it from rusting?
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Is 6'2'' too tall for a NA?
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>>17537735
no
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>>17537402
Your buddy is a lost cause. Choose your friends more carefully.

>>17537735
It's going to be tight. Depending on your torso and leg measurements and personal preference it might be comfortable or not. I'm 6'3 and comfortable, but most of my height is in my legs and I was once used to driving a '01 VW Polo.
The NA sepcifically has a surprising amount of legroom for being as tiny as it is, but don't expect wonders. Pull the seat back to the second to last notch and recline it as far as it will go.
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>braking disc is wobbling
>caliper piston isn't moving freely anymore, probably corrosion
>literally no money
This is madness
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>>17537714
Keep your drain holes clear. Road salt will fuck it up no matter how clear they are, though.

A lot of the time it starts behind the panel and doesn't show itself 'til it bubbles up through the paint.
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>>17537714
Check more thoroughly and you'll probably find signs.

Feel for any thickening between the skins of metal around the arch and especially at the bottom where it meets the sill.
It's worth checking if previous repairs have been done. There are a lot of good videos explaining how to look for that. If a repair has been done, it's probably been done badly so if there are signs it might be worth getting it looked at.
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Why are miatas so slow?
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http://automotivethinker.com/chassis/stop-and-weight-a-5050-weight-distribution-is-not-optimal/

MUH 50/50
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>>17539160
because they're floppy
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I don't want my miata anymore I'm tired of it. It's slow, boring to look at, and has no sort of road presence. Why did I ever get this car. I want a 180sx or rx7 or any other jdm car. please help me
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>>17539237
Don't worry bro, I'm in the same boat as you. I'm just totally over the meme.

On a side note, here is an exhaust vid I recorded this morning

https://youtube.com/watch?v=GoREVAC4MTs
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>>17539237
Nothing is stopping you.
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>>17539160
the brakes are slowing it down
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>>17539243
I'd get tired of THAT exhaust noise soon, too.
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Why do so little people mod their Miata so it's still the classic car everyone loves but, you know, actually goddamn fast?
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>>17539664
Adding more power means replacing the suspension to handle it, which kills what makes it good. Also the wheelbase is too short and it fucks up the rotation.

You don't buy an MGB made by japs looking for a ferrari.
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post your exhausts
>>>/wsg/1780940
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>>17537735
Nah man. I'm 6'5'' with 36" legs. I sit just fine with about 2" of head room. I plan on doing a foamectomy for more and then swapping the door arm rest for some straps so my knee has more room and isn't against the steering wheel
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I've got a stock 1993 1.6 and the brakes are absolute shit even though the pads and rotors are within spec. No hope of ever coming close to locking them up.
What do?
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>>17539237

>Slow
>Boring to look at
>no road presence

You bought the wrong car. Miatas are about the experience of driving, not about being admired.

Get a Mustang.
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>>17540117
Braided cables, replace fluid, brake bleed. Possibly a bad master.

They should lock under moderate pressure.
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>>17539243
that is so fucking bad
you wasted you are money

the only good sounding 1.6 are FI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM2CzkHeixI
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>>17540161
Thanks, never been able to lock them up on pavement. I think I'm going to upgrade to 1.8 brakes and braided lines.
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>>17536723
my guy what are those rims, been looking for something like those for a long time.
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>>17537402
Factory tops don't have a zipper at all IIRC. the window sill break away from the seams with age/weather though. No fixing it. He needs a new soft (or hard) top.
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>>17540467
>oem parts need repair
>kek im jus gonna upgrade dem
>how people know your a ricer faggot
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>>17542946
Factory top on the '95 definitely had a zipper. There are replacement tops without - I've got one - but you have to be careful folding the window. But the originals were never meant to fold. Unzip, lay flat, drop top.
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>>17536157
Digital ECU Tuner 3 by ECU master.
Solder in piggy back for £170 + MAP sensor.

No idea if they're any good.
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>>17536723
All those colours and you choose white.
Why you do this?
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>>17537059
Thats your thermostat being fucked, not the reroute kit.
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>>17539664
Is you serious?
Loads of people turbo or supercharge them.
There are plug and play turbo kits available from more than one vendor and plenty of people have done it diy.
There's even a very well known forum dedicated to turbo charging them.
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>>17539685
slow drivers and naturally asperated faggot fan club actually believe this
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>>17542958
>upgrade brakes to the stock later year parts
>HURR DURR RICE
topkek
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Hey guys I have a 1999 in an automatic, is a manual swap worth it or should I just sell the car and get another?
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>>17536333

Which site is this?
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>>17546957
diyautotune
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>>17546800
It's not hard, just a massive bitch and a half. It's worth it but a tranny job is hell because of the ppf.
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>>17546977
literally a few bolts and the ppf is out of your way
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>>17546988
Man I have hands like a Japanese mechanic and it's still a bitch and a half. I never said it was hard.
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Got an OEM hardtop with headliner and defrost yesterday. Permanently removed the softtop because muh sports coupe
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>>17547229
why are so many hardtops i see for sale red in color?
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>>17547247
Because most NA Miatas are red.
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>>17547247
No big deal, repainting the car down the road so I don't really care. Got a good deal on it since hardtops are worth their weight in gold in CA
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hello friends
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>>17539237

You got the wrong car. I love looking at the side profile.
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Green car with white hardtop, yay or nay?

I will do it anyway, but it just want to hear you guys thoughts.
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>>17547367
If you consider color mixing at all, this is probably the nicest combo.
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>>17543618

Wow that makes no sense dude.
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>nd miat goes rawwwwr when revved
>want a louder rawwwwr
do any aftermarket exhausts go for that sound instead of trying to make the car sound like it has a V8?
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>>17543612

It's
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>>17547697
An otherwise stock Miata engine with a loud exhaust will always sound like a fartcan. The only way to get a bit of growl from a Mazda B series is intake.
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>>17547735
And unfortunately, all of the current aftermarket intakes for the ND are apparently inferior to OEM in weight, sound, and may even rob performance. I guess I'll have to wait a few years.
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>>17547697
just add 4 cylinders m9
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ND fag here. I wan't Flyin' Miata's LIttle Big Brake kit, but would prefer if it were red. Is it really an exclusive brake kit?
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Anybody know what mods will net me the best gains for an ND?
Should I the super 200 or just stick to suspension/tires?
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>>17548444
the starchip alone might be your best bang for your buck until a proper turbo kit is released. but yeah you should probably upgrade your suspension first, unless you like the massive body roll.
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>>17547694
It makes perfect sense, the thermostat will close if it starts running too cool. If it runs cool all the time, the thermostat is stuck open.
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>>17546977
>>17546988
How much of a bitch? And why is it such an annoying job.
I have other projects that I am working on and need to do the job semi quick.
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>>17549923
you can do it in a few hours by yourself with jack stands and a good socket set with loads of extensions, even with no prior experience. Just have a manual at the ready and watch some youtube videos on people doing it beforehand
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why the fuck is it that I can't shift into first unless moving very slow BUT I can slip it into first no problem when I meant to go into third

it's like the car is trying to kill itself with me in it
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what are the best ways to *squeeze* as much power as I can out of my NB?

>inb4 turbo
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>>17550035
unless you want to get your engine bored out at a machine shop, use high compression pistons, port out your head, all new bearings, new cams, new rods, new valve springs, new oil pump, new harmonic balancer, a new intake (probably ITBs) along with a new ECU to make it all work, a turbo is your best bet.
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>landlord/neighbor/family friend has had a blue miata sitting in his shop for ~10 years now
>apparently all it needs is a wiring harness, probably needs more than that now.

I kinda wanna see how much he wants for it, but I've never so much as changed oil on a rotary before.
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>>17550552
Miatas have normal 4-cylinder shitbox engines borrowed from one of Mazda's hatchbacks.

Don't know why everyone seems to think they're rotary, a non-interference I4 is really the exact opposite.
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>>17550035
An intake cam, exhaust header and reflashed ECU can probably get you 160 to 165 crank hp on the BP. Should cost around 2500.

Turbo can give you more than that.
Cost: Depending on how reliable you want it to be and how much fabrication you can do on your own. But expect 5000+ if you can't do farication yourself.
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>>17550490
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>>17537083
Fellow ma bro just bought myself a 96 with the 1.8. Anything older than like 02 doesn't need to plug in, cel isn't a failure. I've been an inspector here for a few years my 96 Silverado was lit up like a Christmas tree. As long as red brake light isn't on you're all set if it passes safety. Abs light is not a failure either, anyone who says it is hasn't read the inspection book
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>>17536719
Not on pre emission (15 yrs) vehicles. Ma state inspector
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Going to have my hard top spoiler painted soon and I can't decide on a color. Which looks better, black or red? Not looking for opinions on these two cars, they were just the first two I found with pics that actually showed the hard top spoiler. Just looking for opinions on color.
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>>17550808
Hook me up with an inspection sticker, family. My Miata is too low, my headlights are illegal because they don't say DOT on them, and my wheels/tires might be illegal. I don't think I've had it inspected since 2014.
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Is buying a 100,000km gaycar asking for trouble? The paint looks good
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>>17551333
No, as long as it's been cared for. I think OP's car has like 200k miles on it or something.
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>>17551333
my NB has over 150k on it from 5 owners and it just has a noisy throwout bearing and a very slow timing cover gasket leak that I'm fixing later this week. Previous owner didn't do shit for 50,000 miles.

Even if it hasn't been meticulously taken care of, there's not a whole lot that can go wrong and it's incredibly easy to work on. So long as the PO wasn't a stancefag or amateur drifter the car will probably be in great shape mechanically.
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Is it even worth buying a car if you don't have a garage or something to cover it with?

I was thinking of saving my dosh for a Miata to replace what I've been driving (even though I'm a poor ass college nigga), but I currently just live in apartments. While I have a dedicated parking spot, I don't think my new place has an overhead to cover it with. (Live in Northern Colorado for the record)
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>>17535292
>TFW about to get a 92 brilliant black edition all original (so wheels, wooden wheel and knob still there) for 1k because the owner is dumb and can't fix an ignition switch
Kek
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>>17552137
yes nigga, just wash and care for it and you'll be fine in the open
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>>17552137
>>17552742
and by that I mean keep a solid coat of wax on it periodically so the clear coat stays good and wash it especially after it rains or snows if you don't get a cover for it
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>>17551293
red
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will a na hardtop fit an NB?
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Hey guys auto tragic miata here that I am attempting to do a swap. Will a 5 speed from a NA bolt on to an NB or will I have to get a 6 speed.
Also what are some good rims mine are getto crome rims that I bought with the car. I wanted RFp1 rims but am confused because I see picture of them being 4 lug but on their website they are 5 lug?
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>>17552834
omfg....
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>>17552842
What....I know the rims are a failed abortion if that is what that was about, I feel embarrassed to drive with them.
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E b a y t i m e
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>>17535292
Where's a good place to buy a 1.8 torsen rear end and the matching axles and driveline? There's no miatas in junk yard around here so I'll have to buy it online. Does anyone make a brand new kit so I don't get nae naed by some dude with a broken rear end on ebay?
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>>17553042
Also does anyone have any experience with the cxracing turbo they sell on ebay? I've seen the vids from that guy on YouTube but if like to hear more about jt.
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>>17553010

How do people figure out the downpipe from the turbo to the exhaust?
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i looked online for used miatas and there are like none for a good price
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>>17553148
Clean miatas have blown up in value over the last year. It's only going to get worse
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Why not get a new Miata?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-MpB4_4kpY
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>>17553236

2muchdosh
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what is a good floor jack that can reach the front crossmember and still be able to pump? I bought a $40 husky """"low profile"""" floor jack which did fit under the car but I can't pump it when it is under there
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>tfw you floor it with the a/c on

feels like vtec when the a/c kicks off yo
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>>17535292
What is the best v6 swap for an NB? Pretty sure it's got a head gasket leak, plus it has 220k miles. Want preferably under 7k for the whole swap.
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>>17553425
j swap

$3.5k for the kit
$500-$1000 for the engine
the rest for random shit like ecu, etc.
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>>17553434
as in j series honda? like a j35?
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>>17553450
Yeah
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>>17550808
Im the guy you replied to and wow that's extremely helpful, thank you. Off to the fuckin races
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>>17551309
Do you street it? How have you not accrued many fines?
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>>17553425
Get a v6 from an mx6 or a probe, they're still mazda and are pretty cheap, make ~160hp stock, and are a 60° v so they fit easy.
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>>17552771
>>17552742
What of snow, and on that topic, hail? I'd be worried about the soft top when it came to either of those things. I could get a cover but since I'd be DDing it, might turn into a pain in the ass. (Although I could just watch the fucking weather)
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>>17553368
pump it with your hand instead of the rod a few times to get it started
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>>17554016
I tried that and it worked, however it is really annoying. I've just returned it and they gave me (((store credit)))

I'm going to harbor freight to get a bigger jack
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>>17554028
The silver low pro jack fits under my lowered Miata. However if your too low you will have to drive on top of wood to use it.
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>>17554094
this one?

the pedal looks like it could be useful
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>>17553579
Yeah, I daily it from spring to fall.

>How have you not accrued many fines?

I'm white.
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what is the best socket wrench size for wrenching on a miata? 3/8, 1/4, or 1/2?
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I bought a Miata (91) for 1500, it had been in an accident but previous owners insurance fixed it all. It had and still has super bad rust. I have zero money to get that shit fixed, so I jankly repaired the parts that you can see with Bondo. Needless to say, the areas look soooo much better, but there is still rust on the actual chassis itself. Is there a way for me to stop that rust inside from spreading by just blocking off any means of water entering? It isn't too humid where I live... And it was their daily driver for 10 years. This is just my car that I drive around for good fun. 169k miles
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>>17550020
nb 6-speed here... iktf sometimes it shifts like a dream but when I'm wot trying to overtake granny in her Buick all I get are misses and crunches
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>>17554654
1/4" for interior parts, or bolts that I know won't be too tight. 3/8" for pretty much everything else. Like half the nuts/bolts on the car are 10mm, so you might want to buy a few 10mm sockets since they always get lost.
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Just how much better is the 1.8l over the 1.6l?
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>>17555862
Torque down low, easier to make more power, improvements to the chassis, you can use A/C on hills, stronger diff, clutch size makes it easier to hold power, VVT possible, the limited slip you can get in a 1.8 cat is necessarily a torsen so it actually works, etc....
The 1.8 is literally just a better 1.6.
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>>17555862
0.2l
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>>17553882
Robin's vinyl tops are rated for upwards of quarter sized hail

Mine has taken two rounds of pea size in 50mph gusts so far and literally no damage at all
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should i get meisterr or hsd coilovers
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How to get my pop-ups to stay up without having my lamps on ?
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>>17535292
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>>17557236
i wish i was this gay
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>>17557208
Press the magic button.
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>>17557208
??
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Friend of mine took pics of my shitbox while on our way to the Magnus Walker meet in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Came out pretty good if I say so myself.
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>>17536157
There are do it yourself kits for mega squirt that is cheaper but if you can't afford a $500 ecu you shouldn't even bother trying to get into tuning.
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>>17539434
>>17539243
i have this exhaust and i am very tired of the drone it has
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>>17553056
wat
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>>17558357
wagwan
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I'm looking or an NA Miata. Should I look for an NA6 or an NA8, or does it not really matter? I live in NY, so anything pre OBD-II doesn't have to go through emissions testing IIRC.
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>>17558447
nigga you question was already answered right here >>17555970
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O shit boi, I didn't think anyone else would ask my dumb question
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>>17558456
its the most common question when it comes to Miatas

actually you couldve googled it and gotten way better answers
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>>17557463
>>17558233

Yeah I know but that's not very pratical to drive around pressing the button, so it is when I want to wash my headlights
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>>17558537
Are you having a stroke?
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Anyone have a recommendation for a new soft top for my 96? One I have now has ripped along the zipper seam and has a few holes in the top.
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>>17558557
bo
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>>17558681
>what you want?
>i want a miata but i want everyone to know im hetero
>i got you
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>>17558704
It's supposed to look like a dick though
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Bought a Mazdaspeed Miata ama
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>>17558887
why didn't you buy a regular miata for a third of the price and turbo it yourself for twice the horsepower of a MSM?
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>>17553368
harbor freight 2-ton LP extended reach jack. like $140
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So since getting my 94m in May I've done:
>Tune up, valve cover gasket, cam angle sensor o-ring, all coolant hoses
>timing advance to 14* btdc
>shifter rebuild with oem Mazda parts
>Momo tuner steering wheel (leather was toast on oe wheel)
>15x8 enkei 92/nitto neogen 205s
>949 Xida coilovers
>remove rear swaybar

What should my next mods be? I plan on turbo next year, but thinking on more suspension or chassis stiffening with a bigger front bar and adding some garagestar fender braces in the meantime. Anybody on here have them ?
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>>17559202
Put the swaybar back in and just upgrade the front bar. It's there for a reason, unless you only do autox in which case all road racing rules go out the fucking window
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>>17559314
I do plan on using it in the fall for a auto event. Will a roll bar be necessary to enter?
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An 2015 NC or a 2016 ND? Maybe a REALLY clean NA?

Cant decide...
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>>17559580
Depends on the price difference between the NC and ND and how much mods you can get for that. ND is the best out of the 3 when stock.
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>>17559608
I would drive the ND as stock for a while and then go for the Super 200 package or even the turbo. But its quite the price and if the last build NCs are comparatively good and there are enough parts ready why pay more?
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>>17559580
Depends on what you wan't to use the car for.

ND or NC for daily. NA for weekend car.
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>>17559634
ND is lighter, they feel different to drive. Easier to hit silly high bhp with an NC than an ND. Go test drive both.
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>>17559357
Depends on the event. I'd ask around, some events don't care though. If you are hitting an actual track though you'll almost definitively need one, along with a fire extinguisher and tow hooks front and rear.
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>>17558323

>white hat

You already know.
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>>17558681

fuck people
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>>17559984
Its my favorite hat. My Lime Rock hat.
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Seriously gays, I know there's a manual lever for the pop-ups but it keeps on buzzing when I turn it as if the electrical system wanted them to stay down

help
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>>17535292
A question for mg

How often do people fuck with your car compared to say a plain looking FR-S? Would you take your Miata over an S2000 if given a choice?
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>>17560536
Do they go up at all, like when you turn on the lights? If no, the motor or wiring is fucked. If yes, then the wiring from the button to the motor is fucked
>>17560603
Fuck with in what way? Like getting keyed? Or like people trying to race you?
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>>17560658
People doing things to you or the car in relation to it.
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>>17560673
Not really, at worst I've heard a few "FAGGOT" when I drive around, and they typical barbie car insults when talking to other enthusiasts. Not much aside from that, it's a pretty common car
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>>17536723
THE BUMPER
I NEED IT
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>>17560935
Neh ur bumper is better
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>>17552804
duh

you need to buy frankenstein bolts and side latches if your nb didn't come with the hardtop initially tho
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>>17554176
the jack in the picture is a meme and i don't recommend it, it doesn't fit to the subframe jack point without wood/bricks

get the other low pro they sell that's like 79.99 or around that, the little pedal thing is totallky useles
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>>17559202
beefier rear sway improves turn in which makes the car more tailhappy
thats what i did and its nice

nice chouce on coilivers
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>>17561218
i want an m2 1001-esque bumper though
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>>17554176
that's the one. i dunno what the other guy means; mine gets to the front crossmember just fine; the bottom of my (stock) lip juuuust touches the jack body when it's under there.
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>>17554176
also never used the pedal
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>>17561309
>tfw NC3 front end swap is like $2k+
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what the actual fuck.
Filthy frank owns a NA miata and a turbo miata.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_8w1dz7r8
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>>17561334
>used a car for a video
HE OWNS IT

this is why people think nigger rappers are actually rich
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>>17561309
Thanks bro they ride very smooth for coilover suspension. But the car is super composed and flat in corners.
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>>17561323
"""low profile"""
the back of the jack is 8 inches tall lmfao
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>>17561354
he is a miata enthusiast than. Who the fuck cares I am just thrilled that he pushes miata's a lot in his videos. I kind of thought people in a miata thread would feel that same feeling but I guess I will just go fuck myself.
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Why do you guys pretend to actually enjoy your miatas? They are gay. Impractical, children's toys. They are slow, unsafe, obnoxious, and a general eyesore. Yeah cool jay Leno owns one. Grow the fuck up and get a golf gti
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>>17561354
>>17561334
>meme youtuber
>owns a meme car
Makes sense to me
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>>17561383
Oh chill out gay boy.
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>>17536157
Swap in carburettors from old litrebikes.
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>>17535292
how come literally NOBODY gets the fastback kit for their miatas, they look well made. I don't like the roadster look but the fastback looks great, Miatas are dirt cheap so what's the reason not to spend a little for that kit? Does it require a bodyshop to install?
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>>17562725
Because top down > A roof
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>>17562729
c'mon son, i need a better answer. The kit i speak of looks good, no?
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>>17562725
Because they look great, but are just a fiberglass piece with no structure. Basically you need to have a proper roll cage to hold it up, so it's a pain in the ass really
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>>17562739
but the right thing to do is get cheaper miata with preferably bad paint so you can respray whole thing with the fastback at same time, i don't imagine getting a minimal rollcage is too expensive considering plenty of ricers put them in their shitboxes
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>>17560603
Used to own an AP1 S2K that I sold because I was a depressed retard after my brother got murdered, currently pay a bank moneys for a ND Club. As a DD the ND is miles better. As a toy for sunny weekends the S2K is better if you enjoy the idea of playing with a car that wants to kill you and itself if you suck as a driver.
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https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/cto/d/mazda-miata-edition/6225280447.html

This looks like it might be worth taking a look at. Should I? Anything I should watch out for?
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what do you guys use to clean your vinyl soft top windows? i bought a 91 for aost nothing and the window is hard to see through. i'll try to get a pic tomorrow.
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Thoughts on these wheels? $115 each...
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>>17539237
You need to mod it asap.
Slowness will always be an issue unless you have money to drop
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>>17560658
Headlights work perfectly though, it's only when I use the button it makes a "bzzzz" sound and it comes back in place.

The headlight moves slightly but that's not very effective, thought about disconnecting some wires from the headlight but it seems that I won't be able tu switch the lamps on afterwards

>>17560694
Keked

Besides sandniggers trying to fight me because I drive faster than their huge X4 and one time someone keyed my car bad for no reason. Nothing

Girls love this car though, always get compliments especially when I drive around in the city top down

The miata is so uncommon here it is viewed as a luxury car, seriously
People think I bought it for 20K but I got it for 3K
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tfw your friends think lowering your miata is dumb
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>>17563397
Isn't it?
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hello friends i am a retard, what does he mean by need new shocks? how much are they?
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>>17563593
He means Mike Pence needs to pay the car a visit.
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>>17535292
Does /mg/ like my mx-5 na?
>1992 MX-5 NA 1.6l Limited Edition
Mods:
>koni yellow + h&r springs
>bbs Style wheels in 15'
>fox dual exhaust and 200cell racingcats
>engine has ITBs and coolant reroute
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>>17563706
I think it's waste of time and money but long as you like it why not
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>>17563753
I never had the feeling that money I spend was wasted. I enjoy this car a lot.
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>>17535292
Okay let's discuss that giant bee thing. I plan to turbo my 96 and I'm starting out on the build. Turbo is a year away, but I want to focus on building it to get ready for boost. I do NOT want to buy the same component twice. So...

When the turbo finally goes in I'm sold on a 3in exhaust from downpipe back with a high flow cat. I realize that if I just put this on without the boost it'd be unbearably loud. My question is this... has anyone heard of a diverter, that may/may not be automated, that I could reroute gases from the cat into an additional 2.25in pipe that meets up with the 3in pipe at the muffler? Obviously only 1 pipe would be used at a given time. Poorly drawn pic related
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>>17563593
"Rides like a lubeless float in a dick parade"

Needs new suspension. Anywhere from $300-$3,000 burgerbucks depending on what you get
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>>17563781
I've seen something similar used for diverting away from the muffler, can't way I've seen it used this way though. From what I recall it wasn't cheap and, it was a pain in the ass to mount the second pipe. Instead of doing that why don't you get whatever 3in you need for the turbo and leave the stock exhaust in place in the meantime? If you really want to incrementally add mods on I'd go with things like a coolant reroute, wheels/tires, etc... instead of exhaust.
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>>17563706
Kinda digging it.

How do you like the Koni + H&R springs? Are they compatible with bad roads?

Also how much does a stock B6 with ITBs make?
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>>17563897
I would not recommend my setup on bumpy roads. It's perfect for curvy roads in got condition, you can drive insane corner speed. But on bad roads it feels too bumpy and hard.

The ITBs is the only thing I didn't do by my self on this car. They came with a new aggressiv motorsport camshaft and I had 152hp on the dyno run.
(Sorry for bad English)
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>>17563295

pigfat
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>>17553056
V-band so you dont need to care about the orientation, then just cobble it together with straight 3" and a snot welder
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>>17563781
Mine sounds great because I've got 3 resonators and a muffler - no turbo, no cat. Resonators are the best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXxdB5KHMso
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>>17563397
>>17563404
not gonna get into the whole stance shit since idgaf about other people's shit taste but my new koni's lower it 1.5" but the stiffer suspension is what I was going for.
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>>17539237
The Miata is the kind of car that's only slow when you are failing to drive it fast enough.
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>>17564458
Good to know, will look into it and start deleting resonators when the time comes. That sound is pretty in check!

>>17563804
Thanks for the answer, and I agree it seems like a pain in the ass. By November the coilovers, wheels/tires and sway bars will be done. Before December the engine is coming out and I'm ripping apart the block and replacing as I go. Bearings, rods, pistons, injectors, probably not going to do cams. By Spring I'll put the engine back in and get to bolt ons and MS. I was under the assumption that doing all that work while not letting it breathe easier would be detrimental to the engine... perhaps that's BS, idk
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>>17555133
Take all the bondo off
get a rust remover like por15
cover that shit in it
wait
scrub and wipe down
bondo
prime
paint

congrats you saved a miata
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>>17564738
No, you want to ADD resonators - they deepen the sound.
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>>17564720
Or getting head from your boy toy
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>>17564767
Pardon my naivete but wouldn't adding multiple resonators impede exhaust gas flow? Additionally, what's the benefit of three resonators over, say, one long one?

I'll be building the system myself for the first time.
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>>17565897
It could impede flow depending upon design, but most have a straight-through center like pic related. Longer usually correlates to deeper-sound, but I spent less than $200 on my exhaust system behind the header so I wasn't too picky.
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>>17566032
Nice! Thx
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If Miats could talk what would they sound like
>pic related
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>>17564828
hes put on a some weight recently. how do i let him know gently hes not physically attractive to me anymore?
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>>17547278
get new paint
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>>17564458
Any details on your setup? The NA I'm thinking about buying has some racing beat stuff on it that's loud as hell and I'm not looking to be a giant nuisance.
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>>17568920
Same here. Mine came with some kind of racing beat exhaust with a huge pipe all the way up to the manifold.
Annoyingly loud, I feel like a ricefag. And even though all the hangers are there, the muffler (Only when at operating temp) clanks in a rhythm on every single fucking corner, drove me nuts looking at suspension components until I realized.
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>>17568920
I got all my shit on ebay in 2009 and it's still great.

Knockoff racing beat intake.
Tsudo N1 catback.
Replaced cat with a resonated test pipe made for NA8s.
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>>17568974
Here's the same exhaust:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/3-5-MUFFLER-TIP-SS-CATBACK-CAT-BACK-EXHAUST-90-97-MAZDA-MIATA-MX-5-NA-1-6L-1-8L-/190792934495?fits=Model%3AMiata&hash=item2c6c25245f%3Ag%3A7AoAAOSw3v5Yt5rO&_trkparms=pageci%253A828b13b3-6d16-11e7-b6f2-74dbd180c696%257Cparentrq%253A5ebb297a15d0ab4ccd987f3efffe4f3b%257Ciid%253A3

And the test pipe:
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Resonated-Pipe-Round-Fits-For-94-95-96-97-Miata-1-8L-DOHC-Catreplacment-/152520558312?epid=895447029&hash=item2382ef06e8%3Ag%3ANAEAAOSwopRYcW43&_trkparms=pageci%253Ac829cce6-6d16-11e7-84a5-74dbd1803d68%257Cparentrq%253A5ebcf1bb15d0a9e46da93001fffe7bd6%257Ciid%253A17

I haven't seen a similar intake as mine for sale in 6 years.
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Got some sports for my NA6 with no chassis mods, to plonk straight on my stock springs. Can't wait!
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I roll raced a turbo 4 Hyundai Genesis from second gear today in my '97 NA and lost hard. Damn this car is slow and even more so at elevation.
I was on his ass the whole way through the twisties though, I had him beat there. This car just needs some grunt and it would be truly great
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>>17569217

The point of the car was never to be fast in a straight line. Otherwise it would be a roadster and not a cheap ass roadster.
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>>17568974
>>17569005
>do a quick google for cat laws in Tx
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>>17569282
Alright but even if it wasn't meant to be fast in a straight line it would still be more fun if it was
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>>17543618
Wrong, a coolant reroute kit with an aluminum radiator will be chronically overcooled and mine had serious problems even hitting closed-cycle mode outside of a midday Texas racetrack even with the mishimoto low-temp thermostat.
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>>17550552
Stay far away you fool no mortal ECU can even handle a rotary swap, and even then you're talking about making, testing, and then installing a custom wiring harness.
Expect a personal loan unless you comfortably clear over 100k/year.
>>17550577
Obviously it's swapped, and it's a popular swap, too.
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>>17553042
>>17553051
First of all where are you?
If you're on the gulf coast and don't mind pickup I have a parts car with one currently installed.
If you're closer to the DFW metroplex Team MER has a few sets.
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>>17570277
In that case isn't the solution to use a higher temperature thermostat? That way it'll only go through the rad once it reaches a higher temp, or am I wrong?
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>>17570277
You lack basic understanding of thermastat controlled cooling systems.
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>mfw finally have 1 year no claims bonus and can afford the insurance for an MX5
I'd trade my econobox in for a miat right now if I wasn't moving to a country that drives on the wrong side next year..
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>>17572464
buy one, then sell it when you move
then buy another one there
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>>17572485
I'm moving to Spain
Looking at listings for miats there, they cost like triple what they do in the UK..
But I assume they don't have so many problems with rust there because its drier and they don't need to salt icy roads
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>>17572505
insurance is way more cheap in spain than shitty uk you moron, your country is jewing you. You could probably get anything you want and afford insurance, maybe beside a 5l v8 or some shit.
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>>17572563
I mean the price of car itself costs more than in the UK
I haven't considered the difference in insurance
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>>17572563
i ran some quotes on a monaro (5.7l v8) and it came in at about £100 more than my mx5 so i don't know anymore desu
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>>17572505
Pro-Spaniard-tip: Look in Portugal. They got all the Japanese cars.
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>>17572582
in england? why dont you get it then, your taxes are low on cheaper cars anyway. Weird how you could afford insurance on an LS3 car or whatever engine it has. Probably not many chavs hoon around in it.
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>>17572595
>portugal
these miats are even more fucking overpriced than spain
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>>17569217
tarbo it or do a k swap like your picture
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>>17572617
UK average NB with 80k miles - 3000 euros
Same car in portugal/spain - 8000 euros
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>>17572597
yeah in england. not looking to change cars right now but paying about £600 to insure my mx5 and for shiggles i ran a bunch of other cars through a website and the ones i remember were s2000, monaro and cayman s all between £700 and £800, e90 m3 just over £1000 and e92 m3 at £1500. the difference between the last two was interesting.
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>>17572617
First result.
Flipups. Red. Over 20 years (supercheap insurance). Less than 100k (might have been tampered).
Plus you get a cute Portuguese plate with the yellow thing.
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>>17572663
that is not worth 6400 eur
or is it now? have NAs really gained that much antiquity
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>>17572663
wtf I thought I got ripped off bad when I bought my all stock '91 with 90k mi for $4,800

I'm glad I bought mine when I did
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>>17572635
https://www.milanuncios.com/mazda-de-segunda-mano/mazda-mx5-na-miata-1600-cc-2100-231946708.htm
This even has the wheel on the wrong side.
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>>17572663
might as well just save up longer and get a low milage NC if youre gonna spend that much on a miat
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>>17572703
I am not a miata fan, but isn't that basically the exact same car?
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>>17572703
POP-UPS BRUV
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>tfw I might not get my ND because the seller might be deployed before I get access to my trust fund
Hold me brehs
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>>17572712
Well, they are both miatas..
Just an NC isn't going to be as much of a moneypit as an NA assuming you plan on maintaining it
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>>17572713
I'm a sucker for the popups
Also I love the NA interior
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>>17572740
>NA
>money pit

maintaining it is really cheap if you already have proper tools

modifying it is a different story
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>>17572780
I guess if you keep it garaged and away from salt, paint chips etc.
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>>17572739
Go to your bank and explain the situation.
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>>17572787
>garaged and away from salt, paint chips etc.

salt I understand but its a fucking car thats meant to be driven hard on the touge or track.

Not some luxobarge, nothing wrong with small paint chips

its a 25 y/o car ffs.
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>>17572937
not gonna spend 6400euros on a slow 25 year old shitbox then am i
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>>17572949
> 6400 euros
>which is around $7,400 in USD

Either Miata prices are fucked up where you live or you're looking at some super low mileage NA.

Anyways yeah the miata is slow but going fast in a straight lane isn't the point of this car, if you are looking for that then why are you in this thread? lol

I bought this shitbox for $3k and its pretty much track ready. All it needs is a fire extinguisher mounted to the floor and I'm set.

I bought this car as in introduction to learn how to properly drive (on the track) and its perfect for that
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>>17572663
did not see this post earlier lol

>58k miles
>$7k

lolno.

there is nothing wrong with buying a miata with 150k or even 200k miles.

This is for sale in my state.

'92 with 61k miles and only asking $4500
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Nearly got merged into twice today. Was almost rear-ended by some dumb fuck in a Taco earlier this week.

Fuck everyone. I'm getting Supertones and a shotgun takeyari taller than the car.
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>>17573055
also I just changed my coolant and timing cover gasket, was going to do the timing and alt belts as well but they were in good shape and it's a bit more of a bitch than I had time for. Spilt coolant all over the shop floor and had a scare for a minute when the car wouldn't start (intake tube disconnected).

156,700-some miles and climbing. Still pulls like it's brand new, even if the clutch very much isn't.
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I want to get an NA to put Annie may stickers on, what's the most you should pay for one?
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>>17573177
stupid question there are so many factors.

since you are only putting chinese cartoon stickers on it then the most you should pay for one is $1500

because thats what you belong in. a $1500 shitbox miata.
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What colours are the less gay?
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>>17573253
white and black
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>>17570277
The thermostat ONLY opens at temperature. If you don't get up to temp, the radiator doesn't cool the engine. You had a thermostat problem.
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How much should I offer bros? It's an autotragic with a shitty paint job but it seems like a good deal if it drives ok...
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>>17570277
Cooling upgrades shouldn't cause your car to run too cold unless youre not running a thermostat or something else is fucked up.

Like everyone else is telling you, there is a problem with your T-stat staying open when it shouldn't be.

Do you think that everyone else that is running a aluminum rad and a reroute is driving around with a cold engine all the time and is just fine with it?
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>>17572628
The plan is K swap once I graduate college. I'm skeptical about my motor, it's not in the best condition. It burns some oil and stuff. A low mileage NB swap might be cool though, and then boost it later on
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>>17573526
>autotragic
if there is one car you have to get in manual, it's this one. It shouldn't even have come in auto
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>>17573526
why would you ever consider an automatic Miata when you have all these cars in your area for a similar price or a little more

save up more money if you have to but do not buy an automatic miata.

https://centralmich.craigslist.org/cto/d/mazda-miata-mx-speed-must/6207661987.html

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/very-nice-mazda-miata/6222128984.html

https://grandrapids.craigslist.org/cto/d/mazda-miata/6187153303.html

https://holland.craigslist.org/cto/d/miata-mx/6225057700.html

https://muskegon.craigslist.org/cto/d/mazda-miata/6219997110.html

https://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/cto/d/na-miata/6210861160.html

even this rusty POS is better than an automatic

https://lansing.craigslist.org/cto/d/mazda-miata/6194342065.html
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>>17573942
Thanks bro I'll check these out
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>want NA miata
>no decent prices in or around my area
Hold me.
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>>17573942
Also what one out of these would you reccomend the most? The one with a borla exhaust seems like a good deal with all the mods it has but on the other hand it prob just means it's been abused the most I like the blue one too but I'll try to talk him down to like 3.5 k maybe
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bump
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>>17573976
not that anon but the blue 89k one or the white one in muskegon look like theye been fucked with the least.
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>>17572673
In europe, non UK, NA miatas in good shape will cost you 6-8K € easy




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