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Old 03-18-2011, 12:15 PM
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I have no doubt you could make an Elise as much of a track monster as the Exige with few mods.
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I have no doubt you could make an Elise as much of a track monster as the Exige with few mods.
I couldnt agree more....

soon as I drop this BOE S/C in mine it will hang with any Exige
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:28 PM
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:35 PM
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Car looks awesome! Love the chevrons.

Now, just get rid of the bra
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:15 PM
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Daily driver/Chasing Viper through Arkansas protection. You sandblasted the nose of my car.

...bra. It looks more like a unibrow.

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Looking good as usual
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:26 AM
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Looks awesome minus the bra...go clear bra. I have installed two with no experience and had great results. Just take your time, find a nice clean environment to install, and watch a few videos on install. Three years later and both still look good
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:41 AM
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^^ My front end is WAY to rough to put on a clear bra. I'll go this route once its resprayed...pretty far down the road.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:26 AM
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^^ My front end is WAY to rough to put on a clear bra. I'll go this route once its resprayed...pretty far down the road.
I know you've probably stated this somewhere in here...but, whay year is your Miata? Really like it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:46 AM
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Car looks awesome! Love the chevrons.

Now, just get rid of the bra
Kind of have to agree, but not because of the bra itself. White car, brown top, black bra. Kind of clashes, imo.


Still looking good, though.
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Old 03-23-2011, 11:33 AM
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I've driven 70k miles in a hair under 3 years + like to drive down twisty roads following cars that like to throw up gravel. That combination reaks havoc on the front of my car. I'm just trying to protect what paint is on there...this is my daily, not some garage queen.
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^ Agreed.

It's just like me putting on the front license plate. I know it looks so much cleaner without it, but since I DD my car, I just want to have it on. One less reason to worry about when I go weeeeeeeeeee everyday.
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I've driven 70k miles in a hair under 3 years + like to drive down twisty roads following cars that like to throw up gravel. That combination reaks havoc on the front of my car. I'm just trying to protect what paint is on there...this is my daily, not some garage queen.
Well, like I said, it's not the bra, it's just the color. But, I know that's not exactly something you can change, so it was just my on the car's immediate look.

Since you're getting the most of it though, more power to you.
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:58 PM
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point taken, car looks good regardless
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:04 PM
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Lowered more (about another inch) and Plastidipped my lower valence.

Tuesday - Header, midpipe, Dynotronics tune. According to the forums ill be right around 185whp from 135~whp.

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Damn, you're going to be flying on Tuesday! Wait isn't today Tuesday? So that stuff is going on the car next Tuesday?

Lower valance looks good but it looks darker than the mesh grill. Thought about doing the grill with that Plastidip stuff as well so they match?
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I like the lower valence.

Can we expect you at C&C next Saturday?
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CLtotheTL32 View Post
Damn, you're going to be flying on Tuesday! Wait isn't today Tuesday? So that stuff is going on the car next Tuesday?

Lower valance looks good but it looks darker than the mesh grill. Thought about doing the grill with that Plastidip stuff as well so they match?
The car is pretty dirty. The Plastidip stuff is awesome for trim pieces. It looks like factory ABS plastic when its dry.

Rick, im getting my car reflashed on Saturday morning at TMS, i'd like to go...especially since last month was so awesome.
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J - great progress with the car.. it looks amazing... i'm waiting until you and E both go FI on your go-karts... that should be fun!!!
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Lookin' good as always!
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Looks great. Have you considered aftermarket wheels? A lightweight, clean-looking set with a lower offset to fill the wheel wells would be a nice improvement IMO.
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Looks great. Have you considered aftermarket wheels? A lightweight, clean-looking set with a lower offset to fill the wheel wells would be a nice improvement IMO.
Its getting close to wheel and tire time.

Its most likely either going to be:

17x9 RPF1, +45 in silver


or

17x9 6ULR, +48 in nickle.



The RPF1 is EXTREMELY common and im not sold on the finish. The 6ULR looks amazing in person. Both setups I'd run with a 235/40 Star Spec. I could do the 255, but I want to do the least amount of fender rolling possible.

235


255
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great looking MX5
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plastidip your emblems. i did on my white car. looks great.

plus it will match up with your black bra.

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Nice looking car. I feel like the 6UL wheels with their spec design for the Miatas is a better choice and still extremely light-weight, though I am not feeling the 6ULR as much as the original 6UL design.
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I really really want the MX-5..
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:36 AM
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004 View Post
Nice looking car. I feel like the 6UL wheels with their spec design for the Miatas is a better choice and still extremely light-weight, though I am not feeling the 6ULR as much as the original 6UL design.
My thoughts exactly.
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I like the RPFs better, but it sounds like you're leaning strongly to the 6ULRs. Not like either one looks bad

How much do they weigh? Any idea what you'll be going for as far as tires?
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I like the RPFs better, but it sounds like you're leaning strongly to the 6ULRs. Not like either one looks bad

How much do they weigh? Any idea what you'll be going for as far as tires?
The stock 17x7's are about 17.5lbs.

The 17x9 RPF1's are around 16lbs.

The 17x9 6ULRs are around 17lbs.

With 17x9's, i'd run 235/40 Star Specs.
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All of that being said, if I could talk myself into getting 18x9.5, +45 RPF1s, the debate would be over. I think it looks light years better than the 17x9.

I'd run a 245/35/18.






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Those look huge. I feel like you would have to run a BBK behind such wheels to fill the space.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:53 PM
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They really don't look that big in person. Even with the 285's pictured on the white car.
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I prefer the RPF1's...always liked those wheels. You could always pick up my 17's that weigh 14lbs .
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wheels look huge but in a good way IMO
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by CGTSX2004 View Post
Those look huge. I feel like you would have to run a BBK behind such wheels to fill the space.
They really don't look that big in person...

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Nice looking car, I would take an older gen over this but try are still a fun little cr
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plastidip your emblems. i did on my white car. looks great.

plus it will match up with your black bra.
Challenge accepted.





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That looks awesome..

what's plastidip?? I wanted to black out my emblems too.. maybe I should use that?? Is there any way we can add some glossy finish on these?
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