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Hey what's up. The the tittle says, I'm back in a Miata. Mainly driven Hondas but local young Honda crowd just isn't my kind of people. Wife actually suggested I get a Miata since she loved my old one from a few years back.



That car was fun with a used Bilstein/coilover set up I bought of a CR member but ultimately was sold to fund a Acura TSX so I could drive down to California with the family.
Went though a few more cars, got the bug again for some autoX and used my current Civic. Had sitting so I used some old parts I had from previous Hondas and went cone dodging.

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Now that we're mostly caught up, here's my current Miata I just picked up. 1999 model pretty high Milage but feels healthy and runs strong. Here are some pics.




And some stuff I just picked up



Just doing some basic maintenance and hoping to maki it to the season opening autoX event that is fast approaching.
 

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winlowe, humming and i say welcome back to CR.
 

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Got my peasant Bilstein coils on the other night.



Was a welcomed surprised to find that the car came with a FM 1" adjustable front bar as well.



Here it is with 15x8 +25 Konigs and 205/50 re11a's installed. Managed to set it at a 12.75/13.25 ride height for now. Time for an alignment and then a rainy autoX tomorrow.

 

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Went to the opening AutoX this past Sunday. Car felt good and pretty neutral. Although I looked/felt/drive like a newb. Hoping with seat time that will fix itself. Sunday was full of rain and strong winds but cleared up by the third group which I was in..... Till I was inline waiting for my 6th run and the heavens opened up and it looked like a tropical storm.Here's one picture that came up of my car.
 

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Well wether is nicer around these parts and have been driving the car every chance I can. Went deep into the backwoods today.


Also found this 2.5" Magnaflow muffler and decided I will make an attempt at making my own exhaust. I have a 110v welder at my disposal. I'll start with the axle-back section first and go from there.
 

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AutoX'd the car today. Fastest time of the day was 39.9ish and mine was 45.2ish. Eh. Paid more attention to tire temps for once. Also got a little over zealous on my 2nd to last run and ran over a cone with completely knocked one of my "skirts" so now the car looks like a #driftcah



 

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Threw the new to me manifold in the car. Also put some of that heat deflecting foil on the crossover tube and under the air-box closest to the manifold.



Not done with the rear brakes just yet. The RR caliper isn't cooperating. A local guy with a parts car is gifting me one of that car and I'll probably rebuild the busted one I currently have.
 

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Well k haven't driven the car yet. Sound isn't much different either, that might change once I throw in the newer high flow filter. As far as the EGR tube, I was lucky and my new mani came with the matching tube. I'm anxious to drive the car. For Milage, my car has 197k on the ticker.
 

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Been a to 2 autox events since last post. Still drive like a newb but getting more familiar with the car.

So I re-sealed the vc and took the opportunity to spray some wrinkle black paint on it. Came out ok for my first time. Also found an older FIA OMP Eco seat for a really good price. Just have to plan out the brackets now.


 
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