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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

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47 minutes ago, IKnight said:

It's like the perfect car tbh. Air suspension is pretty nice to have. When it works... 

Awd+Audi+Wagon is looove. And the 2.7tt ;)

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Theres one from the @terrytekschool of stance.

sadly 99% of the time it never worked ... so the cars always looked slammed and its overly expensive to fix ... 

a set of good coil overs cost less than the rear air suspension on them things ... hell, you could get a whole new car for a set of the air suspension 


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14 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

sadly 99% of the time it never worked ... so the cars always looked slammed and its overly expensive to fix ... 

a set of good coil overs cost less than the rear air suspension on them things ... hell, you could get a whole new car for a set of the air suspension 

Not really. eBay parts are kinda cheap. Tho I'm sceptical of the quality... 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=174088&_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m4084.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.Xc5+allroad.TRS0&_nkw=c5+allroad+air+suspension

 


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2 hours ago, IKnight said:

the OEM stuff already sucks ... no way in hell im trusting some cheap ebay shit .... 


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@warmmilk Stim Tech at it again

 

Gooooo Canadaaaa

 

 

The car is already wearing carbon panels from Spage Sports and recently has gotten a carbon roof skin and rear deck.

 

 


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Well unfortunately the motor currently in the Miata is not doing so hot, blew the head gasket (in that case it is doing hot, pun intended). I'm pretty sure it blew when I first got the car, one of the little bypass hoses split open and leaked all the coolant out before I even got home, only time it's ever overheated. Fixed the leaks and have been driving it for almost a year, but it's starting to get pretty bad, spark plugs are getting fouled up, losing oil and coolant; if it wasn't running on borrowed time before it certainly is now.

 

Luckily I got a head set and timing belt for less than $50, machine shop will deck the head for $40 so I figure why not if I'm into the job less than $100. There's other problems with the motor but the head gasket is pretty much the main issue right now. Certainly gives me more time to finish the built turbo motor which is all I really need.


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4 hours ago, byalexandr said:

Well unfortunately the motor currently in the Miata is not doing so hot, blew the head gasket (in that case it is doing hot, pun intended). I'm pretty sure it blew when I first got the car, one of the little bypass hoses split open and leaked all the coolant out before I even got home, only time it's ever overheated. Fixed the leaks and have been driving it for almost a year, but it's starting to get pretty bad, spark plugs are getting fouled up, losing oil and coolant; if it wasn't running on borrowed time before it certainly is now.

 

Luckily I got a head set and timing belt for less than $50, machine shop will deck the head for $40 so I figure why not if I'm into the job less than $100. There's other problems with the motor but the head gasket is pretty much the main issue right now. Certainly gives me more time to finish the built turbo motor which is all I really need.

the heads on these cars warp really easily as the temp gauge stays in the default position till 227F. (it's uber important as soon as you see that thing move a millimeter from normal to turn the car off asap) so def get it checked and hopefully all it needs is to be decked.


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7 hours ago, chaozbandit said:

@warmmilk Stim Tech at it again

 

Gooooo Canadaaaa

 

 

The car is already wearing carbon panels from Spage Sports and recently has gotten a carbon roof skin and rear deck.

 

 

having owned an RSX...

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they should do that same stuff on some other car that doesn't have minivan front suspension

 

that being said, I dig the RSCamino

 

 


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I was wondering why there were no 4 door convertibles, then saw this picture and realized why. Bet it handles great with a nice stiff chassis...

 

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I've finally found some new rims for the Corolla, they're 17inch alloys from a Subaru, not sure what model though. The guy I'm buying them from is selling them for super cheap, and I'm excited to see how they'll look on the Corolla.


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Still thinking about getting an NA miata... Bad idea to replace my Impreza with a $4000 miata while living in the Northeast?


n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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57 minutes ago, spwath said:

Still thinking about getting an NA miata... Bad idea to replace my Impreza with a $4000 miata while living in the Northeast?

rust is your biggest issue. Miata's are fun.. but they have rust problems.. really a car you should keep away from the salt as much as you can.

 

It's really much better as spring/summer/fall weekend car. that's where you'll enjoy it the most.


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3 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

rust is your biggest issue. Miata's are fun.. but they have rust problems.. really a car you should keep away from the salt as much as you can.

 

It's really much better as spring/summer/fall weekend car. that's where you'll enjoy it the most.

Yeah, I suppose. Ill keep my impreza for now. Maybe wait until after college when I can have more than 1 car.


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21 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

the heads on these cars warp really easily as the temp gauge stays in the default position till 227F. (it's uber important as soon as you see that thing move a millimeter from normal to turn the car off asap) so def get it checked and hopefully all it needs is to be decked.

With MLS head gaskets (which our cars come with) it's basically standard practice anyway to resurface the head if a new head gasket is required. MLS is very sensitive to even minor .0015" warpage, where as an organic head gasket would still seal at .003" warpage.

 

But yeah the car shut off by itself from overheating the one time it did. I've seen it come close a couple times sitting in the drive thru line but I always shut the car off if that happens. The one time it did overheat I was so close to my shop that I kept pushing it, when I should've towed it and not have to deal with this now lol.

 

But it's been going for a year now with the head gasket like that so not bad, good thing it'll cost less than $90 to fix lol


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17 hours ago, spwath said:

Still thinking about getting an NA miata... Bad idea to replace my Impreza with a $4000 miata while living in the Northeast?

i am not sure if you should do that ... but i would stay away miatas .... if you get snow .... or any mazda in that case 😂


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I drive to Walmart ONCE and my wheels are dirty.

 

 

 

Ok so I was scrubbing the rust off the brakes with the brakes and getting the rotors up around 300F to rebed the pads but still 😢 RIP clean wheels. I'll keep taking shots of the dirt progression lol.

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Its reunion time


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Lol not even any hard stops, just casual. LOL but these pads are so worth the dust, they actually dust less with hard use when they're hot. Pad film and science and stuff.

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21 hours ago, Bitter said:

I drive to Walmart ONCE and my wheels are dirty.

 

 

 

Ok so I was scrubbing the rust off the brakes with the brakes and getting the rotors up around 300F to rebed the pads but still 😢 RIP clean wheels. I'll keep taking shots of the dirt progression lol.

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1 hour ago, PandaCopyRight said:

ew auto and leather interior ... and black is boring .... 

Boring, but classy imo, though I prefer a brown interior personally.

I agree that the auto is an "ew" though.


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Considering I had the suspension before I had the car I can finally say I got it installed.  Hoping it will settle another little bit but I'm happy with it.

 

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1 hour ago, PandaCopyRight said:

and black is boring ....

/cry

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