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Hello!
Been here for a while, but never managed to post anything... SO, here it goes! Few weeks ago, I decided to get back in the automotive world. Scored a clean, 3rd owner, 1999 Mazda mx-5 miata! Being a student this thing was the perfect weekend warrior! The Emerald Mica exterior color is perfect for me and I love that perfect tan interior! By the way, I'm from Canada and my name is Pierre-Alexandre. Enough said, time for some pictures!

Sexy girlfriend driving the miata



You can also find me on Instagram : @pedroz27
 

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Not much of an update, but received a nex box today!



Also managed to fix my broken center console. Cost me around 1,79$ and the result is quite acceptable and it's way much cheaper than the price at the mazda dealer!



Last but not least, did the oil change with castrol syntec and replace few OEM genuine parts that were broken on the car.
 

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Long time due update!
Bought few parts for the car! Including new brembo brakes, new Hawk HP+ pads, new spark plugs, RedLine fluids and a used custom rollbar :smile:





The rollbar was far from shiny!


Tried to polish metal for the first time! Not perfect, but I managed to get the bar done!



Once all of this was done, I took few pictures of the car.








Including two rainy pictures before the rollbar got in




Hope you liked it!
 

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Looks good! Did you just use metal polishing compounds(black, brown, white) on the roll bar? :dunno: I want to do the same because I like the sheen of the raw metal polished, I did the same on my valve cover I have yet to install. How has the finish on the roll bar held up? Apply any clear coat or ?
 

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Looks good! Did you just use metal polishing compounds(black, brown, white) on the roll bar? :dunno: I want to do the same because I like the sheen of the raw metal polished, I did the same on my valve cover I have yet to install. How has the finish on the roll bar held up? Apply any clear coat or ?
For the rollcage, I did a hand sanding and then I used Mothers Aluminium Polish! However, when I did the valve cover, I used some tools for the sanding which gave me a better result! Probably gonna sand/polich the roll cage a second time next summer for a better result! :smile:
 

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Long and overdue news about the Miata :

Good news : Car is coming out of storage in a bit more than one month!
Bad news : I still have to wait a bit more than one month! F*** Yeah! hahaha

Like most racing kids, I start collecting car parts during the long winter! However, I had a big problem! I couldn't afford all the expensive parts I was buying, and I didn't want to make a cheap build with fake parts...

After searching for a way to have free parts (which didn't worked well), I have decided to start refurbing wheels one step at a time! So in december, I bought my first complete set of wheels for a decent price :

AME Alloy Mesh, made by Enkei and produced only in Japan. Made a quick refurb and than sold them the next weekend!
– They were three pieces welded;
– 15×6;
– Offset of 10;
– And the Bolt Patern was 5×120.







They were cool wheels, However they had the wrong bolt Pattern... So I sold them for a very reasonable price and made some good profit! During that time I stumbled around a cheap set of SSR GT3 Wheels! I didn't know anything about those wheels but I knew I had a chance of buying three pieces wheels! Guess what! I was Right! They were 3 pieces, 18x8.0, +49 offset and 5x114,3. Sold them the next day and made a bit more money!



The week after, I found a guy who was selling some BBS RA for a very good price! Wrote him a quick e-mail and he answered me telling he was selling BBS RA and BBS RZ together! Bought the two sets, made a family picture and BAM, I had some new wheels for sale!

At the same time I bought a set of BBS RM from a friend, thinking they were THE WHEELS for my Miata! Hahaha



Ohhh Boy, I was wrong about the BBS RM! They were in bad shape, needed some love and some cleaning! Gave them all the love they needed and ended up with this result :







The Result was good! The wheels looked good and they were almost free with all the wheels I had bought and sold! :) But you know, sometimes you have a heart beat and you buy some other wheels! hahahah! SO the BBS RM are for sale and the new wheels are coming next week! Hope the community gonna enjoy them! ;)

I will keep you updated! :icon_cheers:
 

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Hi! It's been almost 6 months since the last time I drove this little Roadster! Feels good to have her back on the road! :)

Here she is next to a twin, waiting to get out of the storage! (She is the one on the right with the roll bar!)


It was such a good thing to sit in this little car again! Such a big difference compare to my daily driver (Hyundai accent)... And like most members onthis forum, I started buying some car parts during last winter!

First thing I did when I came back home is installing a TechnoToy drift button from GarageStar and a Password JDM white knob. To be honest with you guys, I like how the drift button look in my interior. It feel like it's a good addition to my interior, however, I am not so sure about my Password JDM knob. I don't know if I like the look, the feel and the general aspect in my car... Personally, I would not recommend you this brand, service was lame, and the knob arrived a little bit damaged...






Here is a comparaison Between the stock knob and The Password white knob



That's it for today! Better updates are coming during the next days and weeks!
 

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I like the newest additions! Sucks you had issues with Password JDM, when i had Honda's i bought from them numerous times without issue and they had a good reputation. I too just did a 'drift button' but mine came from Estonia from Vlad and Jass Performance. Look forward to more additions and pics since you will be driving for a bit! :)
 

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Yesterday was a good day!

Got the car back from the garage (I had a broken front wheel beering)! I also installed a GarageStar NB Radiator Cooling Panel / Wiper Cowl Panel and some Sexy bolts all over the engine bay and on my rear licence plate! Quality is A+ and the installation is super easy! I highly recommend you theses products! Once theses parts were installed, I grabbed my camera and went for a quick photo session! Hope you guys enjoy the newest additions and the pictures! :)











 

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Dude, your car is soo clean! Love the interior up a little way with the leather gloves.
My car is not even comparable to the quality of your build.
 

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Dude, your car is soo clean! Love the interior up a little way with the leather gloves.
My car is not even comparable to the quality of your build.
Thanks man! I really appreciate your support and I got to admit, I am pretty jealous about the tire combo you choosed for your Miata!



I also made two big purchased last week! Here is one of them :


BTW, Sorry for the bad pictures. This Hardtop was in pretty rough shape! Paint was far from being good, hardtop was dirty as hell and the last owner Plasti dip the entire top. I NOW FUC**** HATE PLASTI DIP. However after few hours, a lot of love and some magic products I brought it back to life.

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Final result, all clean and ready to go on the car!


I also bought some GarageStar OEM Hardtop Brackets with some Security bolts :)


Took the Softop off and clean the drains! Never realized how much important cleaning the drains was! I had one that was completely block! Clean your drains guys!


Better pictures are coming for the top within the next few days! Cheers!
 

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Long and over due update! :D

My Hardtop is OFFICIALLY ON and I am pretty happy with the outcome! I love the new look! The chassis also fills a bit more rigid with the GarageStar brackets when I am driving a bit harder! Had some time last Saturday, so clean/wax the car and took my camera out! Here are the results! :)










You can see the GarageStar Brackets right here :






However, the coolest new thing about my car is the RevLimiter NB Retro Window Switch!!! My regular switch broke last month. I had to replace it fast! By the way, Revlimiter products are fantastics and Adam is more than a great guy! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM! Thanks again Adam! I will definitely be buying more products from you next winter!

The broken switch :






AND THE NEW SWITCH!








And last but not least, I changed my OEM air filter! Old vs New




And Voilà for today! I have some other great updates that are coming in the following weeks! But for now I am going on vacation with the girlfriend! Cheers!
 

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Dear ClubRoadster community,

Great stuff happened to me since my last post! First of all, I've managed to finish my bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Administration! And I am very happy about this!

Plans for the summer were pretty simple. At first, I wanted to lowered the Miata with some sticky tires and good looking wheels! Second step was to repair all the little things that needed to be repair on the car and then enjoy this thing has much as possible!

Bought a set of 15" BBS RS043 that were redrilled especially for this car.




However, at some point in the summer I bought some plane tickets for Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia!!! Thats a pretty cool way of celebrating the end of University! So I sold all the cool parts I had originally bought for the car.... :(

All of this great story lead us to here. I am leaving in exactly one week and I won't be back before mid-october. The Miata will probably be park until the end of October and then she will be send to storage for a long winter...! The only good news is that I kept the Megan suspension and installed it about two weeks ago. I still need to a wheel alignment and few adjustment on the suspension. But you get the idea! Here is a picture of the current setup :icon_cheers:

Cheers guys and see you next year!



 

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Congrats on your degree!! Car is looking good! Sad that those beautiful BBS wheels won't grace your car but the trip sounds awesome, have fun and be safe! :icon_cheers:
 

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i normally am not fond of NB's but yours got me alil wet.
 

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Hello ClubRoadster members,

I just came back from my backpacking trip around South-East Asia. It is such a great part of our world!

But guess what? Every great experience must come to an end, so here I am, back in Canada for fall season!

Send the car to alignment before leaving, driving experiment has been so much improved! So I decided to take her for a first drive yesterday. Burned what was still left on my crappy tires and snapped few pictures from this dirty car! Enjoy guys!








Like I said, she was dirty






GarageStar products always looking good




And a quick interior shot, because I love how good the tan interior look!

 
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