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Old 08-04-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Picked up a new to me M3.







My miata will be going full track prep, probably boost. The M3 will be a semi DD and will be getting a second set of wheels, rotors, and pads. It will probably be running a full season of autox in FS next year.

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:49 AM   #2
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:16 AM   #3
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Fire or Valencia Orange? Or maybe another shade of orange Either way it looks sexy as f!ck
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:37 AM   #4
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Did this car come from Illinois? Was it originally laguna secs blue ?
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:44 AM   #5
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Came from Orlando, was originally black. As for color I need to get the exact details from the PO but he started with a GTS color and changed it a little according to him. I dont know if you can tell in the pictures but its quite metallic and looks very creamy in the sun.
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nice color! I like the black roof with it. suspension and some new wheels and its done! pics of the miata?
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Came from Orlando, was originally black. As for color I need to get the exact details from the PO but he started with a GTS color and changed it a little according to him. I dont know if you can tell in the pictures but its quite metallic and looks very creamy in the sun.
Oh ok. I was asking because a guy I used to work with had an orange one. Last I heard someone south of us baught it.
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Looks nice. A bit flashy for me, but still cool. Needs a set of wheels that match the attitude of the color.


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Its been my autox / daily / track rat / SUV for a while now. Hopefully Ill be putting a good suspension on it soon and some fat rubber and Ill either move CSP or STR.

The first things on the list for the M3 are fixing the shitty audio system (speakers are a bit ****) and adding an aux in. Then probably angle eyes. After that its brakes tires and suspension. Once that's all sorted, headers and a tune.

Speaking of suspension, is there a go to for performance suspension for M3s? I know for the miata, if you want to be fast, you run XIDAs or Fat Cats. But those are miata specific.
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Its been my autox / daily / track rat / SUV for a while now. Hopefully Ill be putting a good suspension on it soon and some fat rubber and Ill either move CSP or STR.

The first things on the list for the M3 are fixing the shitty audio system (speakers are a bit ****) and adding an aux in. Then probably angle eyes. After that its brakes tires and suspension. Once that's all sorted, headers and a tune.

Speaking of suspension, is there a go to for performance suspension for M3s? I know for the miata, if you want to be fast, you run XIDAs or Fat Cats. But those are miata specific.
KW coilovers are the best for performance. Especially the KW Clubsport.

I love your miata! I need one in my life. I've been hopeing to score a 500 dollar craigslist find but I doubt that'll ever happen. What's that silver car in your last pic? Subaru impreza/ outback sport?
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KW coilovers are the best for performance. Especially the KW Clubsport.

I love your miata! I need one in my life. I've been hopeing to score a 500 dollar craigslist find but I doubt that'll ever happen. What's that silver car in your last pic? Subaru impreza/ outback sport?
Good to know on the coil overs, thanks!

I like the miata pretty well. got a hell of a deal on it. It was a salvage title but it was bought from auction with the damage by a local race shop and they repaired it. Ive been on good terms with me and cut me a hell of a price on it, as well as showing me the damage before they fixed it. Had 40K miles and looked like it had been in a garage all its life. It corners better than the M3 right now but I have a nicely balanced sway on the miata with fat dunlop Z2s. The M3 came with pilot A/S tires that dont grip for ****. But they have a lot of life left in them. The M3 is new but its so much quieter and more comfortable that I drive it more but I have no doubt I am faster in the miata right now. I really know its limits and it communicates rather well. That said the M3 is so much easier to drive its almost boring throwing it around corners, you could hold its slide with one finger half asleep. The miata you have to pay attention to. The short wheel base and sticky tires make it a bit twitchy if you're not thinking about weight transfer.

And the other car is actually white, its my brothers 2.5 RS. The word on the street is its getting a STi swap eventually.

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I love your miata! I need one in my life. I've been hopeing to score a 500 dollar craigslist find but I doubt that'll ever happen. What's that silver car in your last pic? Subaru impreza/ outback sport?
Depending on ops pockets there are better performance coilovers then kW.
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Depending on ops pockets there are better performance coilovers then kW.
No way really? I know the clubsports are like 4k so do they really get more expensive than that?
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No way really? I know the clubsports are like 4k so do they really get more expensive than that?
http://motonsuspensiononline.com/ind...&products_id=5

Dampers only. Have to buy springs separately. I wouldn't complain about kW though if I had them I'm sure. I'm just saying it gets more advanced then that if you have money. Lol
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