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    Re: Miatas.


    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Didn’t catch her name, that #33 car was hers.

    One comment she made was that Miatas race in 10 different SCCA classes. One of the turbos cars seemed to be race prepped but didn’t ask about classes for it.

    Told a German friend that they don’t seem to handle electronics well, and he replied, “I don’t understand why, we hired the best British electronics engineers to teach us!
    Sounds like that was someone else then.

    I spent a few hours with a very high level exec for a German brand recently. We got to talking how I'm a BMW fan in a lot of ways but I chose a Camry as the work car because reliability and low operating cost was more important than driving dynamics for that car. He just kinda shrugged and non-chalantly said cars break, they get fixed. This was just after telling me he was recently stranded on the side of the road after a travel day from hell. Priorities I guess.

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    Did the German car thing. Won't be back any time soon....and I say this as someone with a secret crush on Porsche 997 and 991. The wail of those flat 6's makes me happy in all the right places.

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    Had a chance to drive a BMW M5, Lexus V8, Carrera 4, and Cayman at back-to-back track sessions.

    The Cayman was about perfect. Really high cornering limits, smooth ride, precise steering, great shifter, great brakes. Almost perfectly balanced in every way. And now they have a GT-S.....

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    Re: Miatas.

    I will own a Cayman... someday

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    Cayman is a well balanced machine for sure. It's the only P car I could truly see myself interested in if it were in my realm of possibility.

    The newer M5s have intoxicating power but man are they porkers when it's time to turn and stop

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    Re: Miatas.

    I have a 135i for a daily driver. The responsiveness doesn't compare to the 1g miata. I'm half considering selling it for one. It has to be the NA though because like its ben said, big guys don't fit in more modern ones.

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    Re: Miatas.

    Quote Originally Posted by e30addict View Post
    Cayman is a well balanced machine for sure. It's the only P car I could truly see myself interested in if it were in my realm of possibility.

    The newer M5s have intoxicating power but man are they porkers when it's time to turn and stop
    Thing about a Cayman is it actually makes a good daily driver. Lots of trunk space, no annoying turbo lag, pretty nice ride over bumps, etc.

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    Any miata buddies have a soft top frame or complete soft top for sale? Laying around collecting dust?

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    Re: Miatas.

    Any miata buddies tryna buy my 6uls? They're as flawless as they came from 949 racing

    15x9 with 245 maxxis, pictures in the album. 1k bucks 6uls | Flickr

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    Miata Day at Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline Sunday.

    2019 LAWN EVENTS – Larz Anderson Auto Museum

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    Re: Miatas.

    Moving this to the appropriate thread. Here are the pics of my newly installed Robbins Streamline top. I am pretty happy with how it looks, we will see how the day-to-day operation is. It was a 12-beer job, I would probably just pay a shop if I had to do it again. That being said, the instructions from Robbins are horrible, and I am the type to open 20 tabs every time I experience any uncertainty, so it may be faster for the average person.

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    Re: Miatas.

    I’m due for a top. But first, dealing with some rust. Why nobody makes mudflaps for NB’s is beyond me.

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    Re: Miatas.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    Moving this to the appropriate thread. Here are the pics of my newly installed Robbins Streamline top. I am pretty happy with how it looks, we will see how the day-to-day operation is. It was a 12-beer job, I would probably just pay a shop if I had to do it again. That being said, the instructions from Robbins are horrible, and I am the type to open 20 tabs every time I experience any uncertainty, so it may be faster for the average person.
    Nice job, looks pretty good from the pics, tight/no wrinkles/straight

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    Why nobody makes mudflaps for NBs is beyond me.
    Obviously, weight

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    Re: Miatas.

    I'm trying to fit a set from my old Tacoma on mine, "4WD" logo an all.

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    Re: Miatas.

    Pics if successful...

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    Re: Miatas.

    Lifted miatas are a thing down here. I'm surprised nobody makes them for that scene.

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    Saw a Miata online... couldn’t post a link cuz I get some weird error message in nesr, are head rest speakers a thing in the SE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
    Saw a Miata online... couldn’t post a link cuz I get some weird error message in nesr, are head rest speakers a thing in the SE?
    They were a factory option/standard on special edition NAs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    Lifted miatas are a thing down here. I'm surprised nobody makes them for that scene.
    Where is "down here?"

    That's pretty amazing. Saw a Donk up here, once, in 2012.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Where is "down here?"
    Lowcountry South Carolina

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    This is the mod I needed! I can now clutch without jamming my knee into the wheel. Car feels sooo much better now.

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    Re: Miatas.

    Removing the wheel would help that... yes...

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    Looks like an extended hub, lol.

    I really need another steering wheel. I didn't realize how big of a difference the 330mm nardi I had made vs the oem wheel which I think is 360mm. The 330 was perfect for someone my size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer View Post
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