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    ok well i dont really have a whole bunch of pics but i can give a story. I got my car back in 2006 for 7k before being raped by finance charges. When i got the car it had a torn black top and the dealership said they would replace it. Well they tried to back out on the deal BUT i had them on a recording saying they were going to fix it. so therefore they had to fix it, thats how i got that tanned top. it took somewhere around 3 to 4 months to get the top replaced so i was just happy to have a top that wasnt torn anymore. so from there i just drove it, much like i do now. In 2007 i had a little JDM accident which involved me hitting a honda that was driven by a old Jap lady. Now the reason i hit her is because she decided to stop in the acceleration lane with no traffic anywhere but me and her. She was nice about it though, we called the cops but no reports were filed. Her son came down and we agreed upon that, he kinda had pitty on me because i am a college student and he was an insurance agent and knew how much insurance could go up from this. So we agreed that i would just pay out of pocket to have her car repaired, still havent heard from them to this date.
    pre-JDM accident


    silky smooth bumper

    ok now post-JDM accident

    if you notice the big black spot, thats paint missing and the smaller black spot is bumper missing.
    Ok so anyways back on to the history

    when i got the car it had these monstrously horridly weighing 17" rims, which i wanted no part of. they came in at 46.5 lbs with rim and tire, now we all know that **** had to go. i nicely upgrade to some stock 14" that are on my car now. for those that wonder if rims make a difference i can sum it up in 2 words, THEY DO. So basically thats how my car sits up to now. im slowly working on a diy turbo system. id like to have went with something like a t3 or even a t4(im not really an autox) but i got a t25 for free so thats what im going to use. I also have the BOV and an intercooler, both also free :) oh and did i mention i think my transmission is starting to go bad? yea it grinds a little more than i like. Im going to see how it does with a fluid change. and it also has a flyin miata muffler courtesy of who ever owned the car before me. so there ya go any questions just ask and now some pics.

    Heavy rims


    engine bay( i really hate my intake)

    upgraded rims(lighter)



    turbo

    EDIT: was a T25, but that wont fully satisfy, so I'm just going with the biggun right off the bat, and not my exact turbo just a pic of a gt35r

    BOV
    Last edited by redrumracer; 05-13-2009, 06:30 PM.

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    RE: 99 MX5

    Looks good! I've seen your sig on IA before. Nice to have you over here!
    2012 Acura TSX Sportwagon
    2001 NB track car that never gets driven

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    • #3
      RE: 99 MX5

      Ah you have my new found respect for you matey, I thought you actually put those old dumbbells on the car originally! What was that previous little spoiler all about though?

      And what's it dropped on? Did I read some sort of coilover sleeve or am I just imaging things?

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      • #4
        RE: 99 MX5

        Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com
        Ah you have my new found respect for you matey, I thought you actually put those old dumbbells on the car originally! What was that previous little spoiler all about though?

        And what's it dropped on? Did I read some sort of coilover sleeve or am I just imaging things?
        LOL na I bought the car with those rims and the wing, yea I forgot to mention that that is no longer on there either. and I don't have a clue what kind of coilovers they are, and yes they are sleeved coilovers.
        sleeved coilovers

        upgraded coilovers

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        • #5
          RE: 99 MX5

          are those pictures of your actual sleeves??

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          • #6
            RE: 99 MX5

            Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com
            are those pictures of your actual sleeves??
            Those sleeves look just like your suby ones, weird.
            16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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            • #7
              RE: 99 MX5

              Originally posted by MX5ATLanta.com
              are those pictures of your actual sleeves??
              no i was just showing a pic of a sleeved coilover, those are the ones that FM sells.

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              • #8
                RE: 99 MX5

                Yeah that's because I had them on the Suby :lol: They're the expensive as hell Ground Control Coilover Sleeves, which I think are overpriced honestly.

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                • #9
                  RE: 99 MX5

                  Originally posted by JDM88
                  Yeah that's because I had them on the Suby :lol: They're the expensive as hell Ground Control Coilover Sleeves, which I think are overpriced honestly.
                  I'd never buy a sleeve over kit again. I put them on my integra years ago and they were terrible.

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                  • #10
                    RE: 99 MX5

                    I didn't enjoy them either. I quickly sold the setup for nearly what I paid for it and bought some Megan coilovers and much preferred the setup at the time.

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                    • #11
                      updated pics to where they work now and fig id add my build list that im in the process of doing

                      wiseco 9:1 comp ratio pistons from FM

                      belfab h beam rods

                      integral cams 292 cams

                      gt35r(with ported shroud if i can find a place to do it)

                      1000cc rc injector

                      255hp walbro pump

                      the roll bar Mike has

                      not sure on intercooler size thinking something like 29x10/12x3

                      3.63 gears

                      3" exhaust

                      hydra

                      dual feed fuel rail

                      ARP hardware

                      Billet oil pump gears

                      between either the supertech valve spring and retainers or the ones that FM sales, roughly the same price either way

                      upgraded clutch, still unsure if i wanna hold out for the 949 clutch kit

                      rims(2) and dr's

                      and prob some suspension stuff

                      already have some costlier stuff outta the way

                      and then also machine work to go with all that and im sure there is stuff im missing.

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                      • #12
                        So is that list stuff that you have already bought and have at your place, or just plans?
                        16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by caseyfoster View Post
                          So is that list stuff that you have already bought and have at your place, or just plans?
                          ive already acquired some of it and some of it i still need to get, thats my shopping list. hopefully it should take too long.

                          luckly ive got some of the big ticket items outta the way.

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                          • #14
                            Oh cool man what big ticket items do you have so far, post some pictures too :). We love pictures.
                            16' VW Golf R | 97 Salvagewon Eliminator | 90 SC'd Track Project

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by caseyfoster View Post
                              Oh cool man what big ticket items do you have so far, post some pictures too :). We love pictures.
                              i already have the turbo, pistons, con rods, and various turbo parts. oh and one blown motor. and i would post pics, but im in florida and everything gets sent to georgia were my car is. the cams and ecu are the 2 most expensive things, then the gears and its all down hill from there.

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