Category: Miata MX-5

Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

Just a quick blog post to show off a photo I snapped of Sharka during a lightning storm. Greased Lightning – one exposure for 3 seconds.

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Alignment Time!

alignment1

After getting my suspension all set where I wanted it, it was time for an alignment. I went over to Boulevard Automotive (2nd and Candelaria) and had Keith work his magic. $100 and some change and I went from basket case handling to smooth and precise. Well worth it.

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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 DAMN I wish I could have seen these other posts when I originally made this one!)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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