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Old 06-11-2019, 07:21 AM
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New toy!

Not going to lie: my new toy is pretty damned sexy...


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Old 06-11-2019, 10:14 AM
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:04 PM
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Itís an inanimate object; not a person, but enjoy.
Thank you. I will.

I suppose I should feel good that you're back to your old conflict-seeking behavior. I was afraid that recent life events might have eliminated that aspect of your personality. I take this reversion to type as a sign that you are doing better and I wish you the best.
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Me, every time I am at Mazda dealer:



Glad you like the car. Have fun and ride on!

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Old 06-11-2019, 03:08 PM
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:24 PM
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Nice congrats enjoy and get an OVtune/Versatuner guys are putting down 180whp in ND-2 miata and ND-1 miatas.
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Congrats! Launch Edition to boot, right? Looks like the previous owner had some decent mods (upgraded grill, KONIG wheels, etc); was it tuned with a ProECU or still stock there?

I miss my ND quite a bit, the RX-8 is fun and my wife appreciates the extra seats (and no car payment), but the Miata is a significant improvement on most fronts, especially fuel economy where I regularly achieved 34mpg for the same performance. All it really needed was a supercharger and exhaust to be the perfect sports car daily and with the Edelbrock setup, that is a reliable option. I am focusing on developing for the Ford Ecoboost 2.3 right now, but who knows, in a few years I may be able to slink back into an ND for 'development purposes' .
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:30 AM
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:58 AM
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The manner in which you use your personal truths is where the conflict arises.

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Congrats! Launch Edition to boot, right? Looks like the previous owner had some decent mods (upgraded grill, KONIG wheels, etc); was it tuned with a ProECU or still stock there?

I miss my ND quite a bit, the RX-8 is fun and my wife appreciates the extra seats (and no car payment), but the Miata is a significant improvement on most fronts, especially fuel economy where I regularly achieved 34mpg for the same performance. All it really needed was a supercharger and exhaust to be the perfect sports car daily and with the Edelbrock setup, that is a reliable option. I am focusing on developing for the Ford Ecoboost 2.3 right now, but who knows, in a few years I may be able to slink back into an ND for 'development purposes' .
I did the wheels, the PO did coilovers, GWR header and midpipe, grill, and OV tune. I plan to do swaybars, offset UCA bushings, OE LSD, diff bushing inserts, and some better pads.

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Old 06-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NotAPreppie View Post
The manner in which you use your personal truths is where the conflict arises.



I did the wheels, the PO did coilovers, GWR header and midpipe, grill, and OV tune. I plan to do swaybars, offset UCA bushings, OE LSD, diff bushing inserts, and some better pads.
Coilovers? You can's say "coilovers" without providing details!
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:56 PM
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It was a Monchie job
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:19 PM
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Heh...

They're MeisterR, likely their ZetaCRD product 7k/4.5k springs. They don't suck enough for me to change right away.
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:45 PM
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I have MeisterR's on my car, and a buddy on his NC. Higher spring rates though. Pretty happy.
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Yah, they're good enough for the street but I doubt they will help me get the 3rd or 4th place finish I'm hoping for in my class with my local SCCA chapter (we have a big and very competitive STR class).

I'll be upgrading them later. For now, I'm taking care of the less expensive things like swaybars, bushings, and basic limited slip function.
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If they came in LY I'd seriously consider trading my 8 in on one.
I'm really not looking forward to dropping a reman into it.
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You can always buy another colour and then just wrap it.

I have seen a yellow S2 before and it looks like that's how it's done.
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You can always buy another colour and then just wrap it.

I have seen a yellow S2 before and it looks like that's how it's done.
The vinyl alone costs around $2000 for the good stuff (3M or Avery) for a DIY job. I don't recommend trying to DIY it. A quality job costs around $3000. It is much more expensive than most people think.
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The vinyl alone costs around $2000 for the good stuff (3M or Avery) for a DIY job. I don't recommend trying to DIY it. A quality job costs around $3000. It is much more expensive than most people think.
I know it's not cheap, I am just saying that if you are really stingy about colours, there is always the option.

I don't care about colours when it comes to used cars as long as it's not absolutely repulsive.
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:46 PM
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The vinyl alone costs around $2000 for the good stuff (3M or Avery) for a DIY job. I don't recommend trying to DIY it. A quality job costs around $3000. It is much more expensive than most people think.
Exactly.
I'm not spending that kind of money unless I get exactly what I want.
LY or something close to it.
Has to be a bright yellow, and not that sickly Beemer Babysh!t yellow.
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I don't really understand your fascination with LY, BC. Personally, I almost passed on this because it wasn't Soul Red Crystal Metallic (which looks AMAZING in person).

That said, say the word and I'll take a few days of vacation and help you R&R your reman. I have a little experience...
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My first car was a Hiahleah Yellow '69 Javelin in 1976.
My 2 best friends had a yellow Trans Am, and a yellow Challenger.
I just think yellow pops on a sports car.
The yellow Ferraris and Lambos are beautiful, imo, and I've seen a Mercedes that blew me away.

I wouldn't have bought an RX8 if it wasn't LY.
Parked out front at the dealership a mile from my house.
Love at first sight.
Once I drove it, I had to have it.
I talked them down $3k, but I would've paid their asking price.


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Old 06-12-2019, 06:19 PM
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And yeah, I thought it was SEXY.

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Old 06-12-2019, 06:51 PM
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Exactly.
I'm not spending that kind of money unless I get exactly what I want.
LY or something close to it.
Has to be a bright yellow, and not that sickly Beemer Babysh!t yellow.
LY actually looks good, just too bad it's only available in 04. The only newer cars that come in a bright yellow I can recall are pony cars.

I think there is a lot of freedom in terms of colour choice when it comes to wrapping.

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I don't really understand your fascination with LY, BC. Personally, I almost passed on this because it wasn't Soul Red Crystal Metallic (which looks AMAZING in person).

That said, say the word and I'll take a few days of vacation and help you R&R your reman. I have a little experience...
Inb4 200 says red is for women and Ferraris.

That said, Soul Red is darker, subtler and more elegant than Velocity Red(my 8's colour).
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:55 PM
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some women, some look like **** in red as do all cars that dont have a prancing horse badge
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Sorry NAP, didn't mean to hijack your thread.

FWIW, I prefer S1s, & VR is my second least favorite color for 8s after SS.
Everyone has an opinion.
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