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On Friday I did what all Euro drivers said they would never do...


Go JDM.

Picked up a 90 Classic Red NA.

Before I make rookie mistakes and mindless moves, I'd like to go to the forums and get all the advice and direction I can get.

So lay it on me, I want to know what I should do, what i shouldn't do, awesome parts websites, parts not to use, looks, mods, forums, anything and everything.

I know I am going to slam, so coilover advice would be great.

I already know what wheels I want so no advice needed there.

I'm very interested in cleaning up my exterior, adding a nice lip, possibly a hard top.

This is where you can help a fellow Miata owner from making the same mistakes you made.

I appreciate everything and anything you guys have to offer!
 

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Apologize, slam was the wrong word... that was my intent with my old jetta. I do wish to lower it and have it flush with my wheels though. I hope not to sacrifice the super sick handling...
 

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Apologize, slam was the wrong word... that was my intent with my old jetta. I do wish to lower it and have it flush with my wheels though. I hope not to sacrifice the super sick handling...
If you drop below where the a-arms are parallel to the ground, you compromise handling. Same for widening your track for the sake of just widening it without adding rubber.

There are some folks that track their cars and slam them for DD, but the vast majority of slammed people don't. If you do plan on doing AX/HDPE events, pick up some decent coilovers that aren't Racelands.
 

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Street car only?
 

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fuuuckkk CR has turned into noob central honestly...
 

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Pictures of this car? And what wheels are you planning on getting? Just curious since you seem to be all for the "lowered hella flush JDM hype"...
 

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I doubt he was referring as to where you where posting, but more hinting at the content of your post. First impressions can sometimes be important.
 

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Basically, CR is in kind of a transition mode where there are a lot of new people coming in, lots of old people leaving, new forum owners, and tensions are kind of high. Welcome though!

And the best advice anyone can get is search, search, browse, browse, and dig deep to find the answers you need. Newb threads (not intro threads) asking the same questions that have been answered prior have been cropping up a lot and it's best to not follow that trend.

Again though, welcome, and there's good people here when you stick around a while.
 

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I'm looking at the XXR 527...

Here's the cool hwip
Definitely didnt paint the wheels by the way... Car came like that lol.
 

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Welcome to the flipside...

You woulda got a better experience if you posted as a chick, or had your sister do it.. then show up to the meet and be like.. 'i thought you were a chick', then you'd say i am.. then we'd be like...:eek: .. ... "seems legit". :domo:

Seriously... i want the new Rota RKR. You should get em so i can see what they look like on a Red NA :mrgreen: ... I along with everybody else got some XXR/Sportmax's... so c'mon be a nickel instead of a penny! :phillyb:


Find out if yours is the longnose/shortnose crank. not a bad thing, but will help a keep a healthy caution on the key to the main pulley. They changed the crank in mid 91.

Suspension - very opinionated, your best using your butt dyno, or showing up to a meet and get a ride. And it's very true on you get what you pay for... unless you got business connections, or some FF Jonny Tran skills.. ... i hear some Sr20's will fetch a pretty penny at race wars...
 

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My advise; Go look through our build sections, pick out what cars you like, emulate which ones you like with your own style thrown in. Figure out what parts you like, and search for them. I guarantee whatever you plan to do has been done countless times.

There are 22years of miata related forum posts and archived tech articles on the web. A quick google search will usually fine the answer to anything you need to know.

Everything you need to know is a few keywords away in the search fields.
 

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Best thing to do is to just drive your miata around for a few months, especially in great weather. That way you can get to grips on how precise the car drives. They're not fast but they are fun and entertaining to drive, particularly through the corners. You may decide that you don't want to loose that and enhance the performance of the car. If you do this you'll be hooked and will never get bored. Too many times have I seen people buy these cars and ruin the handling for street presence and end up getting bored of it. Some don't, most do.

I'll admit, I love the way a 120mm drop looks on a set of neg offset 9's or 10's too... This is why I own two :p
 

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If you want a suspension that will not mess up the handling, get something idiot proof that costs 1300+
My Tien flex bottomed out aren't that low. I didn't touch the spring perch, just shortened the body. Machining on the body and parts is awesome. If you had a slammed jetta, pretty much anything will handle better. I raised the Gti about an inch higher then in the picture.
 
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