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Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Partial Octopus posted:

I'm moving from Philly to Denver this weekend. I managed to fit all my essential belongings into my Miata.



Who says Miatas aren't practical?

Is that a 1up bike rack?

I moved cross country in a similar fashion in my old 94. Car was having bit of a hard time on a 80mph speed limit highway in Nevada, but otherwise it got me through a flood in St. George just fine on the way to southern AZ.

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Partial Octopus
Feb 4, 2006





Yeah it's the 1up single. I decided to ship my bikes instead of taking them with me. I figured it was worth paying the $60 for shipping as opposed to having someone steal my mountain bike while I'm eating some rest stop hamburger.

ShaneB
Oct 21, 2002



Eyud posted:

The Peak to Peak Miata Club (the mailing list is still more active than the web site which is in the process of being updated)

No membership required to join a drive though, anyone is welcome to just show up.

I live here as well but haven't made it out. Should I?

Eyud
Aug 5, 2006



I went on a handful of drives last year and had a good time, the members are mostly older but everyone I've met has been nice and it's just always fun to cruise around the mountains with a bunch of other Miatas.

Partial Octopus
Feb 4, 2006





I'd be down to meet up just to go for a weekend drive regardless of the club. I'd love for someone to show me where all the best roads are.

Eyud
Aug 5, 2006



Would be happy to. Once you're settled in hit me up and we'll go drive around in the mountains.

Eyud fucked around with this message at 18:05 on May 30, 2020

ShaneB
Oct 21, 2002



Eyud posted:

Would be happy to. Once you're settled in hit me up and we'll go drive around in the mountains.

Get at me too!

Hikaki
Oct 11, 2005
Motherfucking Fujitsu Heavy Industries

Virgil Vox posted:

Can you keep close to the original ride height? Did you do sways before too?

I have a club model and the billstiens seem great but wondering what coilovers or the Konis would be like. I canít lose too much ride height though my driveway enters on an incline.

I'm in the same boat. I've been looking at Miataspeed's flavor of Ohlins which come with a longer stroke than standard. Apparently they can be adjusted to be even higher than stock height. They charge about $1k more than standard (though it does come with other goodies), which has me hesitating.

Partial Octopus
Feb 4, 2006





So while I was driving today a rock hit my tow hook cover and it went flying off into the sky. Do I need to bother getting a replacement part color matched or do you think I'd be safe just ordering a pre-painted one online? The car is pretty new, idk if color matching is just for older sun-bleached cars or just for paints they don't make anymore.

Phone
Jul 30, 2005

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College Slice

Hikaki posted:

I'm in the same boat. I've been looking at Miataspeed's flavor of Ohlins which come with a longer stroke than standard. Apparently they can be adjusted to be even higher than stock height. They charge about $1k more than standard (though it does come with other goodies), which has me hesitating.

xidas?

Hikaki
Oct 11, 2005
Motherfucking Fujitsu Heavy Industries


Wow you're right, Xidas are 180mm vs 111mm on the Ohlins. The singe adjuster with mounts included are $400 cheaper to boot. I also now remember that I've briefly driven an NA with Xidas and they felt pretty good.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Partial Octopus posted:

So while I was driving today a rock hit my tow hook cover and it went flying off into the sky. Do I need to bother getting a replacement part color matched or do you think I'd be safe just ordering a pre-painted one online? The car is pretty new, idk if color matching is just for older sun-bleached cars or just for paints they don't make anymore.

I'd just grab a pre-painted one or hit up eBay. Lots of miatas are rocking tow hooks and plate holders and stuff so there's none to be someone selling their OEM cover.

Joe Mama
May 10, 2008



This. Xidas are the most easy-button choice out there. I have The GS model on the Volkzda and I love them already.

Phone
Jul 30, 2005

ああ!彼からのメールだ!

College Slice

Iím waiting for 949 to do a NC development car so that I donít wind up buying an NB if I ever get the track itch again.

They did some stuff with the Toyobaru last year, but those cars are usually double the price of an equivalent NC.

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


How painful is a suspension refresh on the NC? It's either I do that myself or I go find another, newer NC (with an LSD this time) I think. Garages around me are closed or have very limited hours so I think I'd have to tackle this in my driveway.

blk
Dec 19, 2009


I did struts, springs, and sways. I forget how hard it was, but I survived.

Phone
Jul 30, 2005

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College Slice

afaik you don't have to disconnect the steering in order to fish the front sway bar out on an NC

FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


blk posted:

I did struts, springs, and sways. I forget how hard it was, but I survived.

Did you have access to a lift or just throw it on stands? Did you go with a kit?

djfooboo
Oct 16, 2004



Anybody got any good reqs on rain apps for convertibles?

blk
Dec 19, 2009


FreelanceSocialist posted:

Did you have access to a lift or just throw it on stands? Did you go with a kit?

Stands. IIRC accessing the tops of the rear struts in the trunk is a little cramped. Threading the front sway bar took a while.

Goodwin racing sells Konis, progress springs and bars. I hear good things about FM stage 2 but this setup had PRHT specific springs as an option.

Donít forget tor reuse the little plastic film on top of the front struts, itís an anti-noise thing.

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FreelanceSocialist
Nov 19, 2002


Awesome. Thanks. Looks like I have a new project.

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