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Off-Road Miata Build

Discussion in 'Non-G Projects' started by UNGN, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. njRegal86

    njRegal86 Greasemonkey

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    Awesome. Also good that you have more ground clearance than a Yukon XL. Keep it up.
     
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    1evilregal Royal Smart Person

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    I'm digging it! cool build
     
  3. UNGN

    UNGN G-Body Guru

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    I'm about wrapping this one up... I still need to make a bull bar/light bar/tow bar and fabricate brackets to reinstall the sway bars, but that is down the road a bit. I put an NB (99-05 Miatas) spring in to see how much front end lift it gets and they are worth a solid 1.5", so this is a great $50 mod (for a set of stock NB springs). I added sparco mud flaps and blue shock boots and spaced out the front wheels for a more aggressive look.
    20170513_193630.jpg 20170513_193521.jpg It actually doesn't drive all that bad jacked up. A miata with no sway bars still handles better than most SUV's. I drove it home from work a few days ago and was disappointed that I ran over a guy a Audi sport sedan driving under the speed limit on a "scary" curving bridge. Dude needs to turn in his man card... said the guy driving the miata.
     
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    TURNA Royal Smart Person

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    I'm so confused
     
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  5. UNGN

    UNGN G-Body Guru

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    It's a "Texans in Colorado" thing.

    Californian's and New Yorker have move to Texas in droves. We take their money with us to Colorado in the summer to 1) get away from the heat and 2) get away from the displaced New Yorkers and Californians bitching about the heat.

    You get off "mainstreet" in most colorado towns and the road isn't paved. If you want to "go to the lake" from town, its an 23 mile, rough dirt road. If you want to "take the shortcut back to town" its a 11 mile rocky road.

    The miata will flat tow behind our Yukon XL like there is nothing back there (with a Harbor freight tow bar and $10 magnetic light kit) and the teenager will have a car to drive when we get there.

    It all make perfect sense.

    What better way to show up and act you own the place than a jacked up Miata. The stoner Natives just think they are seeing things anyway.
     
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  6. peppers

    peppers Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    not my cup of tea but a solid build. this also coming from a guy trying to track down a 90 cavalier z24 to swap a l67 engine and make a red drift car lol
     
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