2002 Miata Project

Discussion in 'Project Cars' started by AJ, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Truck stop. Seriously.
     
  2. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Here's what you need: 4 strong people and 4 bathroom scales.

    Have each person stand on a scale to get their "before" weight. Then position the scales at the corners of the car, and have each person heft up a corner of the car at the same time. Subtract each person's weight from the reading on the scale. For extra precision, weigh each person again afterwards in case they lost any weight through sweating, etc and average their weight before subtracting.
     
  3. spek1098

    spek1098 Guest

    +1, I heard a story about bathroom scales, 300 or 350lb use to be the max weight for a scale. Now with the bucket of lard that a majority of Americans have become, most scales at a minimum have to max out in the 400 to 500lb range, so Jay's use of bathroom scales may technically be possible.
     
  4. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Successful counter-troll is successful.... Well played.
     
  5. Matt D.

    Matt D. Guest

    I'm pretty sure Jeff The Alignment Guy has scales, as do quite a few other shops around the Cities. Call them up and see if you can swing by quick for a quick weighing.
     
  6. niterydr

    niterydr Legendary Status!

    Ryan has Scales, ask him.
     
  7. chris233

    chris233 Guest

    I have scales.. The fancy Longacre digital ones for weighing Karts. I think the max weight would be high enough
     
  8. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    Suspension is installed and for that and an alignment it took just over 2 hours.... WOOT!

    Here it sits all washed, clay bar, and waxed up.

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  9. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    this is a before pic for comparison.

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  10. VTEC8YA

    VTEC8YA The Story Teller....

    Looks niiiiiiiiice.
     
  11. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    Yeah, that drop is quite nice. How did she handle on the cruise?
     
  12. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    omg i was grinning ear to ear around every corner. :) I'm curious how the car looked for those behind me when it would settle into a corner, if anyone ever got a glance of how the car reacted. I know I really want a camera mounted for the next cruise.
     
  13. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    Next cruise I am bringing a go-pro. And the stance is mean and clean. Looked great!
     
  14. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    I was watching a little bit in Dan's mirror, but I was mostly watching to see if you were going to hang out the back end on any of the wet/gravelly corners. lol
     
  15. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    Yeah, the very first set of corners we hit spooked me a bit as I got a tad loose, and from there on out I never did really get into it as much as I think I could have if it would have been all dry and clean. I didn't feel the car get loose really much at all in fact after that, so I'm pretty happy with it. This is also the first car i've owned that I've put suspension on, so I have a lot of shit to learn.
     
  16. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

  17. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    I think the next mod to take place is going to be an intake, and I'm leaning to the Racing Beat intake.

    http://www.racingbeat.com/Miata-1990-2005/Intake-Kits-Air-Filters/56502.html

    I'd probably be looking at the mounting braket & surrounding cold air duct to keep the temps down and add a little look to the hood.

    http://www.racingbeat.com/Miata-1990-2005/Intake-Kits-Air-Filters/56498.html

    Going to keep my options open and look around, but would love to have something by the the M4 auto x event.
     
  18. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

  19. concealer404

    concealer404 Skanky Escorts LLC

    ROFL!!!! I need that sticker!
     
  20. DrWebster

    DrWebster Guest

    Here's the backstory behind the jinba ittai sticker:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinba_ittai

    I suspect they replaced the horse with a unicorn just for lulz.

    Needless to say, I think you need one of them.
     

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