Category: Miata MX-5

Moderately Slammed

Moderately Bad Behavior

A really smart guy named Dan who posts on ClubRoadster came up with this really cool upper shock mount (known in the biz as a tophat) that lets you slam the hell out of a Miata while retaining full suspension travel. I’ve lusted after them for months. I finally bought and installed a set. As you can see above, it went well. Read on for the full install.

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Sharka is Link’d!

Five by Five

This news is woefully old. I’ve had the Link installed for almost 2 months and haven’t updated my blog! I feel ashamed. I’m hanging my head even now while typing this.

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Cool kids wear stripes

Stripe_machine

I’ve been waiting for just the perfect weekend to put on Sharka 2’s new stripes. It’s been either too cold or too windy for over a month now. The sun finally came out and the wind slowed to a breeze and I went to work. This is the 4th time I’ve done a full …

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Lotus Elise Seats

(added for future visitors. DAMN I wish I could have seen these other posts when I originally made this one!) The Elise Seat Posts: Elise Seat Post 1 – The seats hanging around my living room. Elise Seat Post 2 – The seats installed in Sharka! Elise Seat Post 3 – Extra info, front …

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Suspension Install! Sorta

Yes, I say “sorta.” Because I didn’t take many photos. Because I punched myself in the face with a crowbar. . . . . . So there I was, all done with the front suspension and the front chin spoiler install, when it was time to turn my attention to the rear. I had my […]

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TEIN rebuild part 3

Happy TEIN Box

Here we are! The final part of the TEIN rebuild tale. Part 1 and part 2 can be seen on their respective links. The UPS tracking showed that I’d come home to find my TEINs waiting for me tonight. It was not wrong. There was a happy box on my doorstep with a familiar logo. […]

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TEIN rebuild part 2

2nd TEIN statement

Remember part 1 of the rebuild? Click that link if you don’t. I received notification from TEIN today that my shock rebuild is finished! The total was $524 before shipping. That’s a good $15 cheaper than their low estimate and shipping with paypal was $1 more than their high estimate. I’m happy with that. And […]

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Rollbar and frame rails

Shark Fin

It was a big weekend of car work. A long weekend. Loonnnnnnng….. Half of Saturday and all of Sunday. And it was good. And I didn’t lose any fingers or toes. I started with the rollbar. This marks the 3rd rollbar I’ve installed in a Miata. I always wondered if it was possible to install […]

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TEIN shock rebuild

TEIN rebuild form

Something that’s been in the back of my mind for a while, long before my 97’s wreck, is having my TEIN shocks rebuilt. The shocks have something like 60,000 miles on them. I’m the 2nd owner. The first owner was my buddy Tom, who used them on his 99 for about a year. They were […]

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The Last Ride of the 97

I’ve been so hard at work stripping the 97 that I’ve not updated my blog with pix of it. I’m quite done now. It is very stripped. Not much left. This weekend, I bought a nice big shelf to store parts and make room to actually WALK in my garage. I came back to find […]

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