Fuck beamers edition
>>26420718I need to replace my NC scuttle grommetsIs this and some silicone sealant all I need?
>>26420718Is this grand valley highway 1 reverse?
>>26420718My NB's soft top glass has fallen out of the top on 3 sides, just attached at the bottom. Should I just cut it the rest of the way out for now until I can put a new top on it? Basically making it like a zippered top with the window out. The car is stored where rain isn't an issue.
>>26420718guess my 96m is a little rarer now
How reliable is the RF
>>26420899earlier ND had some gearbox issues, but I believe they were fixed by the time the ND RF came out
>>26420740Little Tujunga over in Socal, my sources say
Rebuilding my caliper, ezpz
>>26420899if you’re asking about the roof mechanism, it uses a similar one to the NC PHRT and I haven’t heard many of those having problems.
>>26420948>>26421139nice, just bought a 2021 RF, hopefully it lasts for 10 years
>>26421027Bolt on top left may have stretched. Shaft looks football shaped. Inspect that before it goes back on. If the threads are visually clean but won't cleanly thread in; it's probably stretched (fucked)>>26420718Looks like my old 1996 M edition I sold in L.A. in 2015; but I don't think it's the same car. Mine had a Chevy Lumina rear view mirror (for map lights), dark stitched "M edition" on the headrests, and some oxidation on the hood. I saw one of my for sale photos for that car pop up on here once. I took nice pics.
>>26421254It threaded in smooth, thanks for the concern though!
>>26421256Not sure what bolt that is, but I've had caliper bolts on cars come loose and grind away the inside of the wheel barrel... twice. I'm not letting that shit happen again. Torque to spec (or over) plus blue loctite everytime.
>>26420718Poor miata, I hope it gets repaired
>>26421260It's for the parking brake mechanism, internal to the caliper- it turns a gear inside the piston when the lever is pulled.
I found a cheap soft top ND that's all fucked up and I want it
My NB's AC compressor is leaking here (green circle) under this little adapter plate to one of the hose fittings. Is there an o ring there or some kind of seal I can get? It's not the hose connection itself, it's under it.
>>26420718Alright, who fucking double laned?
>>26422860You can see the tire tracks left by the BMW coming from the opposite lane
>>26422860>>26422864Theres a video of it, BMW is clearly in the wrong lane exceeding the "spirited drive" rules.
>>26421879You might have to cut a gasket or make an o-ring yourself, I think you'd be hard pressed to find that specific piece.
>>26423328Figured, just wanted to know if someone else has pulled that piece off before and knew what sealed it, just in case whatever seal is there is damaged coming off and I can't find something to seal it with. Blows ice cold at the moment.
>>26421027Careful with the allen keys for the handbrake. They get stripped very easily.
Just tried to use AC for the first time this year, high pressure pipe cracked at some point. Debating just being a cheap ass and using one of those shitty refill kits after replacing the cracked pipe and desiccator. Should I not be a dumb and pay a shop to vacuum/recharge it the right way?
Anyone clean the drainage on their ND? How important is that?
How much is a cleanest no rust NC or NB go for?NB got hit by the memes so I imagine it is more than a NC.I am sick of everything and fuck the car market so if I am being raped, I might as well enjoy the drive and daily one instead of being a /n/igger.I could cash buy a new ND maybe half a year from now, but if a super clean nc is like $10k with like 80000 miles I might do that.What are base ND's going for new, under $30000 or dealers marking them up like the ford faggots that keep contacting me if I want to buy a base model maverick at 20k above msrp.
>>26425326One of those shitty kits won't work if you're filling from empty if the system isn't under vacuum. You'll also want to pull vacuum on it to boil off moisture for at the bare minimum 30 minutes, preferably an hour any time the system's been opened, or it won't blow very cold.
>>26425726If you don't and it clogs you are going to get flooded floor pans and rust. There are two filters on each side to catch shit. How often you need to depends on your own environmental factors and if you park outside
I'm viewing an NA tonight but also an MR2 on the weekend and I feel conflicted. I think I've got fomo with both options
>>26422860>>26422864>>26422873https://youtu.be/WSz_lALn1Rcskip to 1:15:00
>>26425873>You'll also want to pull vacuum on it to boil off moisture for at the bare minimum 30 minutes, preferably an hourThis
>>26425873Whelp, dealer quoted me 600ish, the equipment and parts to DIY correctly costs about 250, and considering I broke it once I'll probably break it again. Guess I'll spend tomorrow learning about AC servicing.
>>26420718>understeering into oncoming to own the bims
>>26427399I'd do the repair yourself and take it somewhere else like an independent/chain shop for the vacuum and recharge, that $600 sounds insane if it's just for the recharge, don't go to the dealer for that.
>>26427453Alternatively, you can vacuum and recharge at home with the cheapo $5 cans as well- I have the harbor freight vacuum pump that's about $80, an R134a manifold gauge set which was $40 on amazon, an $8 refrigerant can tap, and a $15 kitchen scale because refrigerant is charged by weight, not pressure, you have to weigh the can as you're charging to know when to stop adding refrigerant. Doesn't give you a way to evacuate the refrigerant though, that gets way pricier.
>>26426667Ah, hoped you had advice on how often one should do itGuess I'll take a gander at it every year or so, mine sits in a garage for the winter
>>26427453600 was for the part replacement plus recharge, but the same dealer also quoted 180 for a $70 part so the quote is probably shit through and through.>>26427466Given there's a large crack on the high pressure side I'd guess the refrigerant is evacuated. Is there any part to the system I can't just unbolt and dump the contents of? I'm planning to buy a vacuum pump and manifold gauge set, (in addition to the pipe that broke, oil+refrigerant and a desiccator)and the whole system is fairly accessible for removal/cleaning. What are the biggest hurdles to DIYing?
>>26420740>>26420969All coastal socal rooks the same.Could be a back road in the foothills of Big Sur or a canyon in San Diego. Same stupid grubby bushes and brown grass grows everywhere it doesn't rain.
>>26427544Quick test to make sure it's empty is to take a tiny screwdriver and press down on the low side port's Schrader valve for just a second to see if you get any hiss. Biggest hurdle to DIY is cost of entry for all the tools I mentioned really, maybe getting documentation for refrigerant capacities (14-15.6oz for an ND) and PAG oil balancing. Just keep your hands clean while you touch sensitive areas (o rings, flanges they seal on, etc) and lube said o rings with pag oil before you assemble it. You also need to add PAG 100 oil to the system when you replace a hose, generally it's 1oz per hose replaced or if it ruptured and released all the refrigerant at once, 2oz. If you flush/clean the system you'll need to add the full system capacity of PAG oil, which for an ND is 4 to 4.7oz.
Any Nd owners installed a catch can? Planning to either get a 2nd hand nd2 or order new but I want it to be my forever car so will do mods to keep it going and pristine for as long as I can
>>26428093Christ the fucking autism you have.
>1.8 flat top vvt engine coming in on Tuesday Bros, let's fucking go. swapping this 1.6 bad boy.
>>26427935From what I've heard they're mostly pointless, they don't catch much and there's yet to be an ND with confirmed issues from carbon buildup. That being said I suppose it can't hurt, and they're not expensive or hard to install.
>>26428093I don't know why that guy is entertaining your 'tism
>>26429026Maybe it's the same anon
>>26428093he's right though, why did you post this?
>>26428093He's right dipshit and the hardtop alone makes it a good deal. It's not 2008 anymore faggot.
>>26427123>people tend to, when driving poorly, make a racing line when turning leftnot treating their lane as a narrow width trackno wonder they killed someone else's car, rip
>>26428093Fucking hell a 115k miles 1.6 for 12? I bet that shit is still running the timing belt from 1990.
Kindly fuck off, mother nature, i wanna drive my shitbox. This is not possible in 12 inches of snow
>>26434165mycket smälter idag som tur är, iaf i söder
>>26435165>mycket smälter idag som tur är, iaf i söderFuck off Nazi
>>26435175I'll have you know that my miata is black, would a nazi drive a black miata?
>>26435165Roslagen gang. Ingen smält kommer. En vecka till och jag kommer borja doxxa saltbilschaufförer
Bros, my car was resprayed few years ago. Now I see white spots on the hood that don't go away with washing. Did the paintshop fuck up when preparing the aluminum hood?
Don't see anything on OP.Looking at an '19 ND2 ST 184hp, Zenith pack, EU market. What are the things I should look at and check when I visit it before buying?
>>26435703Check the soft top for wear, make sure the interior liner is securely connected to the exterior above the rear window. Make sure the AC works. That's really it, they ironed out the transmission kinks and the majority of the car is very reliable.
Here's mine! Hoping for sub-800kg on the NB this year.
>>26436115Good luck, it’s doable. An engineer did in my local autocross was able to get down to 1800 lbs, it was basically stripped. I think he still had the soft top and windows since we live in a fairly wet area.
>>26436115>>26436241Please tell me you're preserving all the interior you strip out and can return to stock. We have lost enough Miata so people treating them like disposable track toys
>>26436241I think so. I'm waiting for fiberglass doors, aluminum spindles, and maybe a CF hardtop. Managed 840 on the scales last year.
>>26436268Look at the NB license plate.
>>26436268>disposable track toys>miata
I'm moving out in a few months, where's the best place to live in the US for someone who wants to drive recreationally, ideally a Miata or something similar? Is it CA, CO, NC or somewhere else? I can do like 2k/mo rent while I look for a house, so CA is probably out.
>>26436785Any of the 4 corner states, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, or Utah.
>>26436897I looked at AZ but it seems like a desert hellscape and has some of the hottest temperatures on record in the US, not really a fan. Utah seems to have a pretty serious mormon infestation.I'm probably going to end up in CO, a lot of the "best roads to drive on" seem to show up in CA, CO, NC/VA and a few in WA. Pikes Peak is in CO too.
>>26436785Honestly I think TN/NC or similar with a garage is some of the best. Appalachian twisties have hazardous blindspots and deer but you can always find a few good corners at least, or scout on the drive out and only drive hard when driving back on known roads. For some reason, good rust free cars come from Oregon, too, because they don't salt their roads, but you don't want to deal with that winter. Southern California with a convertible is as nice as it looks but the politics are so very bad. The problem is wherever you go that salt won't kill your car, the harsher UV light will. Garage both at home and at work if at all possible and your car will last forever and look brand new.
>>26437023If you go with CO and your car is NA you're going to have noticeable power loss from elevation
>>26437023>I looked at AZ but it seems like a desert hellscape and has some of the hottest temperatures on record in the US, not really a fan.Awesome, one less person on our scenic roads. Also keep up the myth of the whole state being hot desert, keeps people away from the north of the state.
this is going to be a pain. why do engine sellers insist on cutting every single sensor and tube on an engine.
>>26428436>flat topI have it but never gave it much thought. Does it really make a huge difference? It kinda sounds like a boomer forum myth to me considering the 0-60 is still the factory 8-ish flat.
>>26438402Thanks for pointing this out, hadn't considered it at all, you lose around 18% horsepower at 6k feet which is where Colorado Springs is. That's a big negative for sure.>>26437806I would definitely be garaging it year round, I'm leaning towards NC but the crime there is not great. I think TN is out, bit too poor, religious and too much crime.
>>26440104For N/A cars, not much difference. If youre ever turbo, some dude ran the numbers and for the same boost level a stock intake was pulling 320 hp and with the flattop, he was pulling 350 hp.
Is a BP4W block and VICS intake manifold with the BPZ3 VVT head, oil pump, and COP ignition a possible combination?
I experienced oversteer for the first time today in my NC.
>>26441482Nice. How was it? How'd it happen?
>>26441555Wet road and my poor steering input caused the back to kick out after a corner, I recovered well though.
34 years going. 4 generations and a few face lifts in-between.Still true the the spirit of the original, unbastardized and still light weight.What other sportscar can claim this?
>>26420899extremely, i've been thrashing mine for 3 years and it has zero issues, and gets 40mpg
>>26442511Thanks mate, I've gotten my own 4 days ago, such a beauty. Hopefully it'll last a long time without issues
>want to buy an ND >inflation is fucking my savings>have nowhere to keep a second car>don't even have a place to keep my current carPain and suffering.
>>26444779That's why I'm getting an NA
>>26444779why do you need another car?
>>26446008I have more than one friend
I've finally saved enough to start sending people offers, I'll have my miata soon. It'll be my first car. WAGMI bros
>>26446526based, what miat are you gonna get?
>>26447738Probably an NA, I've already messaged someone for a 1994 M-edition. I'll be so happy if I can get that. I'm not too picky about mileage or power as long as it looks rust-free and the top has no leaks. and ofc is manual :)
>>26420718repostan from the other miat threadim looking at a listing for an nb right now>$4500>6 spd>1.8>240k miles>exterior and interior looks fucking mintsomeone talk me out of this. mileage a lil high but honestly about what id expect for this price and looks in real solid condition overall. and even if engine is on its way out i can use the couple of grand id save to get a new one
I thought my but dino was broken today after riding in a Mustang GT (2018 I think)Looked it up and apparently It's 0-30mph is 2.2 at best. An ND2 Miata 0-30 is 1.9, even with a Camaro SS. But let's just keep pretending we're slow.
>>26448901dewit, prices like that aren't always easy to come by
fellas im having an issue. i tried sitting in a 99' today to see if i wanted to buy one and finally have a car i can have fun with, the problem however was, even as a bigger guy, i fit in the car itself, however, my feet where another story. i wear 15 double wides, and my left foot had nowhere to go except to hover above the clutch which got old pretty quick, that and my right foot would get stuck behind the break if I pushed the throttle down too far.do the automatic's have better pedal spacing? I figure at worst, if there's no clutch, I should be able to detach the break pedal pad, fab up a bracket to move it over, give my right foot more space, but then im worried my left food will still need to sit behind the brake to be comfortable. anyone else got any ideas? i provide one lust provoking image as payment.
Why are bikers giving me the 2 finger wave. Are they messing with me, do they honestly respect Miatas? Is it a threat?
>>26452208Miatas are honorary motorcycles :)
>>26428093i just bought a 117k mile 94' for $7k three days ago
>>26436785ca has the most fun roads, and rent is under $2k outside of the cities.
>>26452096lose weight/get bucket seats and you'll be able to sit further back in the seat and push the pedals with your toes. also due to my job I'm usually wearing skinny dress shoes which makes hitting the individual pedals way easier (i wear men's size 13)
Looking at RF ND2s.I've test drove one an ND2a bit ago and loved it, but I'm on the tall end of 6'1, fit fine leg room wise thanks to telescoping wheel, but it was a soft top and was down. Will I be fucked in an RF? I've seen that there's seat rails to lower, are they any good?
>>26453068Apologies for the grammar, I'm retarded.
>>26453068the RF has less headroom. at 6'1 it could still clear
>>26452096Get shoes that are as skinny as possible, I have to wear a pair that just fit with a sole that doesn't protrude outward to the sides, else I have the same problems in my NA as you described.But I wear 13s so getting it to fit with 15s might be over the edge.
>>26453185Alright, test driving one next weekend.
>>26452096What was the biggest problem, the wide feet or size 15? Just curious.
>>26453068If it's close just get the ST. They're cheaper and lighter, and feeling your hair brushing the top is fucking annoying.
Does having a bronze shifter bushing in the ball of the shifter make a worthwhile difference, or will I be served just fine with an OEM style plastic one?
Just bought an NA and it has no Bluetooth and a shit sound system. What should I get put in?
>>26454596whatever still has a removable faceplate you can pop off and take with you so you're less likely to have some crackhead slash your soft top to yank your radio out and pawn it for $20 of meth
>>26454559>Does having a bronze shifter bushing in the ball of the shifter make a worthwhile difference, or will I be served just fine with an OEM style plastic one?tried both, bronze is meh
>>26454630Gotcha, I'll just stick with the plastic bushing then. Thanks
Am I stupid for wanting to buy an new Mazda? Are they reliable?
>>26453068If you're a tallboi and get an NDRF, you NEED the sport seats (recaro, i think?) Which will give you an extra inch of headroom. Softtop will have a little more headroom than an RF
>>26446040They have cars dont they?
>>26454624I can't fit that shit in my purse
>>26456759How small is your purse? You're not taking the whole radio, just the faceplate. It's half the size of most modern phones.
>>26454624>people still steal car radios where he liveswtf anon?
>>26456847Might, might not, but I'm not giving crackheads an excuse to slash my top regardless.
>got an NA last week>it's got the 65mph shimmy>get wheels balanced>the shimmy gets worse
>>26456847Not that anon but in my city this Ethiopian immigrant I knew left his van running unattended for 30 seconds outside a store, to go pick up a coffee he'd ordered. In those 30 seconds, some criddler stole his van. My coworker had her windows smashed in broad daylight because she'd left bags with clothes for charity in the back of her car. Inner city America is filled with opportunistic criminals who'll steal anything they see. I wouldn't own a soft top Miata if I was going to park it in the city frequently.
>>26456831The current one in there is a kenwood removable one but it's fucked and has no Bluetooth anyway. https://www.davidjones.com/product/mimco-daydream-hip-bag-21670542>>26456847I live in a really nice place so I kind of want something with a screen. My NB had a screen (kenwood) that looked really clean.
>>26456847>expecting rationality or "making sense" out of junkies
sun is starting to come out again
>>26456550>you NEED the sport seats (recaro, i think?)Oh, I'll look into that. From my research the consensus was it wasn't worth it for the BBR package, but if the seats are lower it might be worth it for me.
>>26456891did you check wheel bearings and tie rods?
It seems like miats are in crashes more often than other cars due to cuckovers/truckolds etc not being able to see them in their Montana-sized blind spots. What are some ways to counter this? I was thinking >loud exhaust>orange vis flag like used on recumbent bicycles >foghorn or train horn replacement
>>26457096l want a black NB so bad, but I don't want to get one just for this reason. They're invisible.
>>26457107someone totaled my 2008 Toyota Camry because they couldn't see it. just drive the car you want and don't be afraid to lay on the horn near trucks and suvs
>>26432169>actually being born in AridzonaPsychopathy and the mentally damaged are born there, the sane ones simply moved in for the cheap housing.
>>26457096No the retarded zoomer 2nd owners drive like retards and crash them
>>26457096>>foghorn or train horn replacementpersonally just move any horn that's not in the front. that'll usually double your honking strength
Think I killed another fucking battery on my NA since I don't drive it enough. I usually drive it once a week. Sometimes forget to put the trickle charger on it. Read 12.2 volts right now. Fucking a
i want to know why people that buy ND miatas don't go for the thinking man's color. this color suits it so well
>>26457074>From my research the consensus was it wasn't worth it for the BBR packageHonestly, owning a Club with the package and having sat in all 3 seats the Recaros are far and above to every other seat by a long shot. Tons of support and bolstering but keeps adjustability and heating. That and the second hand market on them is really grim, like 2k+ a seat if you're lucky.>>26458977The real thinking man's color was Artic White entirely because it was lighter than every other color.
>>26458994>The real thinking man's color was Artic White
>>26424263is this yours? are you the one with those roof mount headlights that have been making the waves?
>>26457830>2nd ownerkek I'm at least owner #9 of my NB, the fucking slut
>>26459836no I just wish I had those popup roof lights
>installed steel brake hoses>installed brake booster delete kit >had brake fluid bled professionallystill having pressure issues, only the front left wheel will lock up when i purposely slam on the brakes all the way. i replaced the pads and rotors a few months back. could it be the calipers at this point? proportioning valve? everything else including the master cylinder is fairly new, no leaks coming from anywhere either