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Old 09-27-2011, 10:16 PM
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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.
Buy the car now, that is a killer deal. If not take pictures and pick it up for me.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:20 PM
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I'll snap some pictures tomorrow. It looks really nice, it just never moves...
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by o2cls View Post
I'll snap some pictures tomorrow. It looks really nice, it just never moves...
I don't really know if I need to add a third one to my collection but I need a hardtop and I can sell the car for more than that here in PA.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:20 PM
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HID Overhaul.

TSX-R Lenses
Philips 85122+
2500k High Beams
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Wow.. very nice!

How much did you have to shell out for the entire thing? Just curious.
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I bought everything from The Retrofit Source except for the high beams.

Lenses - $55
85122+ - $95
Nokya High Beams - $20

Satin Black Rustoleum - $7-8
Plastic Polish - $10

I ordered some stealth bulbs for my turn signals so there isn't so much color up front. Also, I plan on tinting the side markers on the bumpers. Neither the vinyl or stealth bulbs are in yet.

I did all the work myself. Baking headlights is no biggie and pretty easy after you've done it several times.

I had TL OEM 4300k bulbs and then switched to 6000k cheapies. I liked the color but the light output kinda sucked. They we're nothing compared to the Philips Ultinons I had in my CL. The new Philips 85122+ are...insanely bright. The color isn't quite as nice as the 6000's, but the added light more than makes up for it. When I pull up next to something with OEM HIDs, its not even a fair comparison.

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Old 10-10-2011, 01:10 AM
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I love the 85122+s. Im running them in my TSX projectors at the moment. Nice work btw.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:05 AM
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I never liked NCs until I saw this thread. Sweet ride!
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:20 PM
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You know, I was pretty close to getting an MX-5, especially after seeing this pic



The S2k won my heart, but the miata was a lot of fun to drive as well.

02cls you should get the AWD gauges. they look SIIIIIICK

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:35 PM
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The black on white is one of the many awesome special editions that the US doesnt get.

I've seen those, they are nice...although I think im going to just get some white faced gauges like the ones I've got. I found a company that will custom make them.



Also, i need to get my freak'n wheels on. My wedding is in a month, so after that I wont have as much to pay for.....first thing going on is the wheels.

Here's are the ones I bought.




Can't decide if I want spacers or not. What do ya'll think?

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Old 10-25-2011, 10:39 PM
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Got the stealth bulbs in the turn signals to get rid of the amber color as well as moved the 3000k high beams into the fog lights. They didnt produce enough light to be useful as high beams...however in the foglights, they freak'n ROCK.

It took me a while to get used to the black housed headlights, but I think I like them more and more every day.

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I like how they are, should look nice with your susp setup. You can always add spacers later...
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Looking freaking good dood!!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TommySalami View Post
02cls you should get the AWD gauges. they look SIIIIIICK

awesome how the gauges haven't changed much over time. haha
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Originally Posted by TommySalami View Post
You know, I was pretty close to getting an MX-5, especially after seeing this pic



The S2k won my heart, but the miata was a lot of fun to drive as well.

02cls you should get the AWD gauges. they look SIIIIIICK

omg these gauges look sick

are they expensive??
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Old 10-26-2011, 08:37 PM
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Not really.

Everything is separate though. Theres the gauge face, the aluminum backing, the needle caps, etc.

AWD make lots of really cool gauge designs.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...gestestfit.jpg
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:08 PM
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Do all the MX5s have the vibrating shift knob when it's in neutral? I found that really annoying. Can anything be done to stop it?
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Old 11-02-2011, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TommySalami View Post
Do all the MX5s have the vibrating shift knob when it's in neutral? I found that really annoying. Can anything be done to stop it?
My stock one didn't.

When I replaced it with a short shifter, it did slightly, but I wrapped it in some insulation to kill any extra vibration.

It shouldn't vibrate while in neutral to the point of being annoying.
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Its just a direct connection to the tranny (compared to our Acuras with shift cables). Id find a way to live with it.
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I'm going to be jumping on the mazda roadster bandwagon shortly due to these threads. Nicely done...love your updates and your mods, so far.
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:32 PM
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I like the second pic the most.
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Nice pics!

Did you have any problems with rains so far?
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Nice pics!

Liking it!!!
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looks great, J.

Those rain shots are pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by JS + MS3 View Post
Nice pics!

Did you have any problems with rains so far?
Thanks everyone!

Problems in general or with the Miata in the rain?

No, its no problem in the rain. Being light and RWD always kinda slows things down, but no leaks or anything. Visibility sucks.
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The first two pictures are crazy! I thought I was looking at a 1:18 scale model car for a second

Your car is gorgeous man. Clean and not overdone
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MAN It's nice to see HIDs done right. Looks fantastic
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thanks!

They look bluer in the photos than they really are, but after getting used to them being slightly more yellow than most HID bulbs, the light output is just ridiculous. That combined with the fogs and its a setup that's hard to beat on dark roads.
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You. Freak'n. Rock.

Looks like my NC will be getting sleepy soon!

The more I look at Japan NCECs, the more I like the style and modding. I think I want to steer mine in that direction.
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Tinted Taillights, Side Markers & 3rd Brake Light

Sorry for the cell phone pics!




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^ It looks good!
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^ It looks good!
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Looks great! It's not crazy dark but just dark enough.
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