1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

My Friend's Miata

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by |Chaz|, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    Ever seen a Miata rolling on Ls webs? Lol.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    3,707
    Likes Received:
    170
    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Location:
    Ohio
    Looks good! I like the clean look of the car. Now he needs to drop the thing. I've already decided that a miata is going to be my next fun car after I either wreck or sell my civic.
     
  3. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    Yea, after driving it. I sooo want one, it's fucking fun to drive. First time driving it I got it to step the tail out on purpose. Super controlled. Yea he really needs a drop. He picked it up for $1400, he got a hell of a deal. It's a 93' btw.
     
  4. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

    Messages:
    7,034
    Likes Received:
    202
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Location:
    Akron-Canton, Ohio
    Wow, those look really good on there, like said, would be even better with a drop.
     
  5. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    3,707
    Likes Received:
    170
    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Location:
    Ohio
    Thats an amazing deal. POS ones go for 2500-3k around here. My goal is to do an ls2-t56 swap in one. Racing Concepts - Products makes a kit so you can drop one in with a ford 8.8 rear and retain the indepandant suspension, stock hubs, and 50/50 weight distribution. 11 sec quarters with a stock ls2... me likey
     
  6. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    It has a rebuilt title cause the original owner got backed into. When my friend bought it, it didn't have the front left headlamp assembly, he picked up a used one the exact same color that he needed for $120. The rear window also had a tear in it so he had to buy a new one for $75. But still, not a bad deal, just took a little work to get it looking nice. The hood is off a little off center, but we'll get that fixed one of these days. It has only 110k miles on it. It's not perfect, but the price was right.

    Yea, that'd be a fun project car.
     
  7. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Very nice and clean, next in line after a S2k. Is that a solid rear axle I saw? If so that kinda sucks, still a bitchin' car.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  8. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

    Messages:
    7,034
    Likes Received:
    202
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Location:
    Akron-Canton, Ohio
  9. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Oh. Its just in the second picture the lca looked like a axle, I just guess I'm just too used to Civics.:rolleyes:
     
  10. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    IIRC it's double wishbone front and rear. A company makes custom A-arms for Miata's that widen the track and allows even wider tires.

    He should get a hardtop. IMO, the hardtops make it look 10x better. Here's one of my favorites(with 16x8 or 15x8 6ULs I believe)
    [​IMG]
     
  11. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    Wow, now that is hot.
     
  12. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

    Messages:
    7,034
    Likes Received:
    202
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Location:
    Akron-Canton, Ohio
    I was behind one yesterday that had hardtop and it really does make it look a lot better.
     
  13. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    Yea, they do, but hardtops are expensive and they're kinda hard to find used. New ones are like $1500 or so.
     
  14. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    21,703
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    661 BK CA
    makes me wanna buy a Miata and turn it into a track whore
     
  15. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    That's exactly what I was thinking.
     
  16. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    21,703
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    661 BK CA
    my buddy was tellin me a drove one .. all it had on it was Koni Yellows on the stock springs.. said it handled amazing. with a drop it'd be some serious shit.. haha
     
  17. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,151
    Likes Received:
    294
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    :thuper::tfg:


    jk, someone had to do it. They would be good for a track car, but for daily driving especially if you have another guy in the car people will think you are a limp wrist.
     
  18. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    21,703
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    661 BK CA
    mine would have a really low offset rim, rollcage and it definitely wouldnt look like a limp wrist drove it
     
  19. |Chaz|

    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Location:
    Washington
    They really do. My friend who sucks at driving was keeping up with me when we did some twisty road driving yesterday. And I wasn't driving like a pussy either I need a swap :(.
    Haha yea, I'd never ride shotgun in one, unless...no, wait, I'd rather walk.
     
  20. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    21,703
    Likes Received:
    321
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Location:
    661 BK CA
    all you need is an LS swap w/ GSR or ITR tranny..
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page