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Etennuly
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2019 - 01:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good choice! Ya can't choose chrome, ya can't choose black so hit the middle!

The perfect choice as done on the Uly. The color of road grime.....they always(almost) look clean!
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Pwnzor
Posted on Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They're not on the car yet, haven't had the chance.

I'll probably put them on before I take the car out to the mechanic's tomorrow - since they won't fit inside the car!

Stay tuned.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

OK... here we go. Stock ride height. Coil overs are delayed due to Chinese New Year ( I guess they celebrate that in Taiwan also)...






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86129squids
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Pretty dang slick!
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Ourdee
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They go well with it.
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Crusty
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 03:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice! They look good!
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Pwnzor
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, it's officially "dropped off".

For the next few weeks she will live with another man in sin, who will test drive the shit out of her and get her dialed in the way I want.

There will be visitation of course... Could end up with both of us inside her at some point...

Wait... were we just talking about a car?
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Sifo
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

NICE! Now I want a set for the Miata.

What coil overs are you going with? As fun as the Miata was on it's stock suspension, the coil overs made a huge difference in control near it's limits. Hopefully your shop understands how sensitive a car like that is to the alignment. Within specs is not good enough.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The two young gentlemen at OTP Automotive in Winder, Georgia (shameless plug) have been working on my friend Eric's MR2's for the last 6 or so years. They're both familiar with every piece of this car, which is why I've been waiting for them to have time to work on it.

The time has come, the work is getting done by pros who won't take me to the cleaners making my car a track-worthy daily driver.
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Sifo
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sounds like you are in good hands. I did the suspension swap on mine myself, but had the alignment done by a shop that does a lot of them for the Chicago Miata club that put on the auto cross races. The effort really pays off.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

DGR Coilovers "with track kit" whatever that means.
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Ebutch
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 05:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

NICE Matthew !!!!!

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Sifo
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 05:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Not familiar with DGR. Looks like the track kit just has a stiffer damper and springs. I see you are not as concerned about a plush ride!

The two things that really changed on the Miata was the transitions and bumps or cracks mid corner. There was an intersection about a mile from home that had a big crack in the concrete in the middle of a right turn that always caused the back end to jump out sideways. Once I got the damping adjusted, it would go through that corner and maintain it's stability incredibly well. Side to side transitions are great now. It was a great upgrade to the Miata! Hope you find the same.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 05:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I specifically told him to ignore ride comfort and focus on cornering characteristics.
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Etennuly
Posted on Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You are a BUELLER!

HA!

Wheels ++
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Tootal
Posted on Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 11:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

SWEET! Those do look nice on there.

I put a Ground Control adjustable setup on my toy. Although I usually use Bilstein shocks I went with the adjustable Koni's just so I could stiffen it up for track days. It rides pretty nice considering but boy does it ever handle better! It will pin you to the door in a right hander!
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Pwnzor
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2019 - 02:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Update -

Haartz cloth top being installed today, should be done soon.

Arm rests have come back with new upholstery.

Suspension arms have arrived.

Cold air intake and exhaust have been ordered.

Polyurethane bushings have arrived.

Coilovers have been ordered, waiting for Chinese New Year to end so they can ship.

Chassis braces still being built in the UK

Wildly over budget, but the smile factor is going to be great...
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Pwnzor
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Stretching the top... needs another day.



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Tootal
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 11:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Looks like you're parked next to a BMW 325i or is. Good company!
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Smoked Chrome. That color on the rims looks like it's saying, "I work for a living!"
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Pwnzor
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Definitely some good company in here...





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Wolfridgerider
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wildly over budget, but the smile factor is going to be great...

It never ends... glad I sold the Miata or I would be doing the same thing with it..


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Ratbuell
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A Miata sure would look goofy with flat fenders and a big ol' lift kit like that!!

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Sifo
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 05:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've still got the Miata and added the Jeep! I think I'm doomed!
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1313
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 07:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A Miata sure would look goofy ... like that!!

From the - back from the dead - Port City Rumble in Wilmington, NC this past October:

Lifted Miata


Has everyone lost their imaginations nowadays?
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Etennuly
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 04:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So.....





What you are saying is.....i should be able to figure out why I'm broke and have no spare time?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 05:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

You could...but why bother? The answer would just depress you...
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Pwnzor
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 07:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Coilovers arrive tomorrow.

Happening today:

Cold air intake, valve cover gasket, cat-back exhaust, brake pads and braided lines, and every fluid flushed and filled.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 - 09:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

We're almost there... The camber link is a shade too long, so we're waiting on a replacement part to arrive.

Exhaust and intake:




Coilovers:




Suspension bits:




Probably get the car back Monday night.

Can't be driving around like this:



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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2019 - 02:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Needs more cowbell err uh Camber.






Those guys drove me nuts. I loaded a few on the rollback when towing.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 06:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

OK... here it is.





















The new top is as tight as a drum head - easy to open, hard to close, but it will loosen up in time.

Now, just waiting for the alignment shop to open so I can get it to go in a straight line.
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Pwnzor
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 - 08:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Was a nice day for a cruise yesterday!



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