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Old 12-23-2007, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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...and yet another FNG!

And in this corner, driven by a Friendly New Guy...weighing in at ~2400lbs...wearing Sunlight Silver with black trim...a boosted, stroked Miata!

I've been thinking of moving from the Miata and this new 135i is quite interesting. I've never included BMW in my vehicle considerations, mostly due to the costs. I'm planning on lurking here for a bit, soak up some knowledge and see how the critter shakes out.

Maybe in a few months I'll be able to make a change in my sig line.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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lol nice miata you got there.... friend had a silver one only it was a 91.... miatas are fun to drive... i can only imagine what a boosted one is like!
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Old 12-23-2007, 06:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to werkz

Coming from a miata, I think you'll like what BMW has to offer. Please do lurk around and feel free to ask (or answer) any questions that come to mind.

Just know that whether or not you end up with a BMW does not mean you cannot be a part of werkz.

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Old 12-23-2007, 09:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome, as drz said having a BMW is not a requirement here. Nice miata!
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks. From what I've seen in the short time I've been through the site, it's quite an eclectic group.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mind sharing any pics of the miata? Mod list?
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Mind sharing any pics of the miata? Mod list?
Interesting you should mention that. I've been playing around in the Garage, but can't get my pics down to the size limits. If I don't figure it our tonight, I'll have all day Christmas to try again. Shoot, even my 640x480s are still 120kb and the max is 102.
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^ post them on photobucket the [img] them to here
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Yes, I reckon I'll have to post here, until I can figure out how to put them in the vbGarage. Here are a few.
I really do like this car...at least when it's running well. The Hydra needs a bit of auto geek understanding of things. Alas, I'm a malleable, mechanical mental minus.


This shows how nicely the 'kooks & the 949Racing 6ULs fill out the wheel wells.


Flyin' Miata built my Stroker. T'ain't cheap and they know what they're doing.


Those with sharp eyes will notice how dirty it is in the engine bay. I'm not much for car shows & I live in the desert...OK, I'm a slob.


I'll work on the Garage tomorrow. BTW, the text portion has a fair amount of info, but not the Engine data.
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Oh yeah, I like the look on drivers faces when they're seeing tail lights..."Do I have to take that kind of crap from a Miata?!?" The answer is "Why, yes, you do have to take that kind of crap from a Miata! Thanks for playing!"

At the moment, I'm somewhere in the 300rwhp range (I'll dyno next month). There are Miatas out there with a Stroker & GT3071R that are pushing 450 to 615rwhp, but IIRC they not exactly daily Drivers.
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From what I hear, the transmission is the weak link. You can only put so much power on it before needing an upgrade if you plan to daily drive it. That's what I hear
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That's the 5-speed. FM has the fix for that, too: Flyin' Miata : Engine/Drivetrain : Transmission : Quaife high performance 5-speed transmission kit

I'm driving with the 6-speed and don't do much in the way of 5k rpm clutch dumps. I shift like an old man, mostly. OTOH, I am an old man. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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