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Keep my red roadster with the tuckin99 wide arches:



or buy this black one:

and add the rear bumper from this car:

these drag dr20 wheels (work equip rip offs until i can afford the £1.3k i have been quoted for the real thing):

and these arches:

What do you guys think? Obviously the roll bar would be transfered across. The major problem is that the wheels make look a bit gash under wide arches even with spacers.
 

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Is your car a 1.8 or 1.6 (thought only 1.8 cars are offered in europe)? What about the black one?

Does the hardtop come with the black miata?

Whats the milage difference?

Do either cars have a Torsen?

Personally, I love the Tuckin99 flares (want a set for myself). So I would stay with the red one, unless you can replace the flares cheap. Then grab the black one, enjoy the hardtop and modify to your liking.
 

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They are both imported jap 1.6s. The mileage is about 10k less on the black one and the black one comes with the hardtop.

My current one has fujitsubo manifold, apexi safc, larini duals, bilstein s-special shocks, fatcat bumpstops and eibach springs. Where as the black one is standard apart from a mazdaspeed exhaust and a fm/kyb agx suspension.

I'd like to stick with the tuckin99 arches but the lifestyle arches are way cheaper to import from the us with the £ how it is and the wheels would look even worse with the larger arches i'd guess.
 

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To me it seems like you have built up a pretty decent package with the red one.

I would just start looking for a hardtop for the red one. It seems like for the money you would be putting into the black one you could buy a hardtop.

10k Miles will not make that much of a difference. I think the wheels would not look right with the flares
 

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I would stick with the red with the Tuckin99 flares, looks like you will lose money if you trade over to the black one. Just buy a hard top. By the way do you know who makes that flush rear valence on the other red miata?

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Joel
 

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not sure who the bumpers made by, its some small jap company but a guy on mx5nutz called roadster says he has a mold for them although not overly keen on making them. I'm sure he uses this forum but here's the thread in which the bumper appeared:
http://mx5nutz.drmryan.co.uk/forum/index.php?showtopic=3301&hl=
i think you guys are right, its probably best to keep going with the red one rather than start from scratch again (although a lot of the work had already been done on the red one when i got it).
 

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keep the red and get rid of or get a different rear spoiler. it makes the car look cheasy in my opinion.
 

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keep the red and get rid of or get a different rear spoiler. it makes the car look cheasy in my opinion.
i agree, getting rid of the spoiler is something that is planned, just waiting for a paint guy to colour match the car as its a nissan red. tempted by one of the small lip spoilers instead tho.
 

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I agree. You have already put a good bit into the red one, just keep working on it, you obviously had a plan.... finish it!

Just lower it a bit more and get the 16" Sportmax's :) :) :)
 

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The red car w/ N2 flares looks great! You can fill some of the wheel well gap by going to 195/55/15 or 225/50/15 tires.

Also- the rear spoiler on the red car is a factory spoiler. Not my favorite, but there is nothing really wrong with it neither. I would add a B-lip in the front though. It looks kind of lacking there ;)
 
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