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Old 06-24-2011, 12:08 PM
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If I ever do my "up the coast" drive, which I plan on doing next year or so, you'll be getting a call!
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If I ever do my "up the coast" drive, which I plan on doing next year or so, you'll be getting a call!
Greaaaaaaat!
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Jordan your MX5 makes me want one. Very nice.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:58 PM
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:00 PM
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I'm jealous. Of the car, & the fact you have roads where you can pull off shots like that.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:03 PM
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Rick, next time you are down this way we can go there. Its near MSR.

I could see far enough in both directions to get to my car in time to move it.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:06 PM
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For sure. The roads look to be in so much nicer condition than most of the ones on this side of town, too.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:16 PM
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Actually...today I thought my car was going to fall apart. Those county roads could be maintained better. The further south you go, the better the roads get.

Around Glen Rose there are miles and miles of roads that literally paint a smile on your face you can't wipe off. 100+ miles of private race track is the closest thing I can compare it to. No traffic, smooth curvy roads, etc.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:17 PM
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Looking sick as usual. Love it!
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:16 PM
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Nice pics. Glad you let Simon into one of them

LMK when you are going to do another fun curvy road adventure-love to join you two.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:01 AM
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He was out scouting for a video yesterday and I tagged along.

Now that the weather has been nicer I will take you up on that. We'll probably go in again in the next couple of weeks.
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Give me a shout as well-it's been too long since I've seen y'all
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:57 AM
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We're going again this Saturday, G.
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Also track days at MSR. I will be doing the OCt 16, Nov 7, and Dec 10. Will be out there OCt 30 with my Father in law.

G lmk if you want to come up, I can provide a crash pad.
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Damn, I didn't even know there was a thread on your MX-5. Fuck your car looks sick...

Stop adding on my list cars that I want. LOL
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We're going again this Saturday, G.
I'm in San Diego this weekend

Let's work on planning another weekend though with the whole gang. Pmp-probably not going to make any track sessions this year.
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No...what we should do is all plan a track event together.

Chops, Pmp, Simon, You and I. I would say Trance, but thats pushing it.
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There is a really nice white '07 MX-5 for sale in my neighborhood..

Hmm.
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:54 AM
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I've got nothing put praise for mine, Ken.
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No...what we should do is all plan a track event together.

Chops, Pmp, Simon, You and I. I would say Trance, but thats pushing it.
I am in. Let me know when and where (Wow, I feel like a junkie needing a fix).
Will be fun trying to track down the F-Car or the Viper.

If Andy jumps the curve at rattlesnake again, I will actually have a chance to see it
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No...what we should do is all plan a track event together.

Chops, Pmp, Simon, You and I. I would say Trance, but thats pushing it.
you know Im down....
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you know Im down....
Awesome, will believe it when I see it, look forward to it

Sorry had to bust your balls, it will be nice to see that machine out there. The Exige SC last weekend running 1:25s was awesome
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Sad they don't make them in white anymore. I'm glad they revised the taillights though; not a fan of the ones that came in your model year. Do the new ones fit?
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:14 PM
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I know, I always thought white was one of the best colors on them.

The new taillights do not fit. A couple of members have toyed around with it, but havent had any luck. I've thought about getting red laminx and just making them solid red.

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Not sure that looks any better. Oh well. They aren't "bad" I just think they don't match the rest of the car's factory clean look. I've seen worse (e.g. WRX/STi hatch)
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Mazda would do well to get away from the Altezza light theme.
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Mazda would do well to get away from the Altezza light theme.



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That looks great!
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:10 PM
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Not sure that looks any better. Oh well. They aren't "bad" I just think they don't match the rest of the car's factory clean look. I've seen worse (e.g. WRX/STi hatch)
No, they look terrible.

There are some in the UK that mimic the old NA versions with the red/orange/hourglass look and then some with the LEDs, very similar to a Lotus, but I think start at about $1200, before paint and shipping.

Thats a lost of bracing or a third of a Supercharger.
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No one will ever see your taillights anyways.





I kid, I kid. Obviously they're very quick with a few mods. Have you considered doing a custom set of taillights? Blacking out, maybe an LED retrofit?
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I know, I always thought white was one of the best colors on them.

The new taillights do not fit. A couple of members have toyed around with it, but havent had any luck. I've thought about getting red laminx and just making them solid red.

looks good but, no reverse lights
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:35 PM
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No one will ever see your taillights anyways.





I kid, I kid. Obviously they're very quick with a few mods. Have you considered doing a custom set of taillights? Blacking out, maybe an LED retrofit?
I've got LEDs in them, and they look stock with the pattern and brightness.



Other than that, no, not really. Its to expensive when I could put the money elsewhere. I've thought about smoking them, or blackhousing them...but its not at the top of my list.
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The MX5 is one of my favorite Mazdas. Love it.
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You know, I have always toyed with the idea of picking up a used NC as a weekend toy, even more so thanks to yours. But, surprisingly to me, these models look like they hold their value really well, esp. the hard tops. I've just done a little bit of searching & a good NC looks like it would still run me $15,000 at the least which is somewhat far out of what I was hoping & that's on '05/'06 models.

Maybe I'll settle for a NB generation, though I have absolutely no idea what a decent example goes for (bar the Mazdaspeed model which is as much as some NCs).
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You know, I have always toyed with the idea of picking up a used NC as a weekend toy, even more so thanks to yours. But, surprisingly to me, these models look like they hold their value really well, esp. the hard tops. I've just done a little bit of searching & a good NC looks like it would still run me $15,000 at the least which is somewhat far out of what I was hoping & that's on '05/'06 models.

Maybe I'll settle for a NB generation, though I have absolutely no idea what a decent example goes for (bar the Mazdaspeed model which is as much as some NCs).
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No likey NA?

There is no better toy!

Cheapest/Biggest aftermarket out there. This is going to sound stupid, but my "dream car" right now is an NA. I want to pick one up for a toy. Theres a black '93 w/hardtop for sale in my neighborhood for $1600. Its only got 115,000 miles and is owned by an older guy.

Soooo....

$1600 for the car.
$1000 for updates/maintenance.
$6500 for coilovers, turbo/intercooler, I/H/E/tune, wheels/tires, brakes, roll bars, etc....

Take to MSR, fastest car there.






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I don't know what it is, but I just don't like the look of stock NA's. Those 2 above are perfect & there's nothing stopping me from making a NA look like those, but if I was to buy one, I'd either have to have money set aside to start modding right away, or buy one with some work already done.

Again, don't know what it is, but I just can't bring myself to consider one that is/looks stock. They just don't appeal to me over the newer models.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:11 PM
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Stock they are all pretty lame, IMO, but I completely understand your point.

I think the Mazdaspeed NB has the best styling out of the three right out of the box.
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