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MSMzer04
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« on: July 23, 2011, 07:30:54 AM »

I have finally started my build thread!

Looks or performance? I think I ask myself that question every payday. And every payday it doesn't matter because I just buy whatever comes to mind  laugh

So I started this build thread hoping to gain some organization and document my car's life. I don't expect for this build to move too fast (I'm a little busy with school & work) and it doesn't help that some of my Japanese parts have already been on backorder for months! This will be my first time modding/upgrading a car, I look forward to it.

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MSMzer04
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 03:23:33 AM »

I've got car #1923, bought it with 5 miles on the clock in 2005 I think I got pretty lucky.

My car is pretty stock with the exception of minor cosmetic changes like McCulloch H.I.D. lights, clear side markers, a CD7000 Eclipse stereo, and some Kicker 6x8 speakers on the doors, nothing too crazy. For years I promised not to "touch" my car, I wanted to keep it in Mint condition forever...

lol yeah right! Cool

Here she is:

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My little super hero and #217


« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 12:31:54 PM »

Looking forward to watching your build,with the info you can get here,you can make a great car an awesome one! thumup
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MSMzer04
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 09:28:23 PM »

No kidding jmikbo! Not only is there helpful information and great support on this site, but there's a ton of upgrades I want to steal from other members. It seems like every time I log in, this web-site is flirting with my wallet... and my wife doesn't like that lol

So, for months I was looking for the Garage Vary Winding Dancer Rear Lip

http://www.vary.co.jp/wd.html                 {you need to click on the NB8C/REAR link}




-No luck! I tried to get a group buy together and I asked vendors to procure it for me (since I don't speak Japanese) but no one was willing to ship such a fragile item from Japan. Just as I was about to give up, I found AIT Racing selling it in the States.

Purchased!

http://www.aitracing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35_282&products_id=328




It arrived today, pictures will be up tonight!
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2011, 10:04:48 PM »

Hi i just got my red 04 msm 2 months ago, im wondering do you have gold flake on ur paint?
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MSMzer04
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« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2011, 10:57:49 PM »

Yes Sir! I have the Velocity Red Mica as well  thumup here's a close-up shot for ya:

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2011, 11:02:23 PM »

thank god for a while i thought my car was repainted  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2011, 11:35:54 PM »

A few detailers refused to believe my paint was stock.  They kept telling me to stock lying, and it was definitely a custom paint job  cheesy
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MSMzer04
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 09:14:04 AM »

If I had a penny for every time I get asked if this is a stock paint job….  rolleyes $$$

As soon as I got home, I opened the box and proceeded to happily inspect it's contents.

The lip is made of FRP and feels super light weight, it definitely flexes and looks tough. Here's a top shot:



The sides look like they will flow perfectly with the car, I love all the detail on it, this is an awesome piece!



The hole in the back measures 3" tall and about 6" wide, I haven't looked at any exhaust systems yet but I'll have to find something before I install this kit, something just as sexy as the Winding Dancer lol


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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2011, 05:43:48 AM »

While waiting for my steering wheel to ship from Japan, I proceeded to buy the Boss/Hub needed for the installation. I purchased a Works Bell Short Boss, part #910S for the MSM. It's 55mm tall, includes mounting hardware, airbag defeat circuits, and a plastic cover along with instructions in Japanese that I can't read  Tongue














The Hub has a 70mm PCD bolt pattern which is for Momo steering wheels. Nardi's steering wheel bolt pattern is 74mm PCD which sucks because the steering wheel I bought has a Nardi bolt pattern. I don't want to buy an adapter so I think I'm going to take this thing to my machine shop and get them to drill some holes in it  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011, 06:09:47 AM »

OEM Small Side Skirts are pretty common but every time I see them on an MSM, I think they look sick!

Before purchasing, I always wondered how side skirts looked. It seems that every time I want to see car parts on-line there's an old, faded, 2 megapixel, maybe even disposable camera picture, that was scanned by your grandpa's old DOS computer and pasted on the internet for you to figure out if you like or not.

For those of you interested in buying skirts but want to know what they look like before hand, here's some higher resolution/megapixel pictures:  













Yeah I know, these are black and my car is VR but it was difficult to find them. I wish my car was black  angry9
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 09:59:31 AM »

There are some people on here with side sills...only a small amount with the oem large...(QQQQ) ...the omega has some in his sig..just look it up... I have some if those low res shots you speak of lol. I think with all the other oem msm lips the sills look like they belong...perhaps mazes should have had them standard on all speeds!
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Hydra 2.6, 550cc injectors, FM intake, liquid to air intercooler
Block:
.040" over
Acl race bearings.....maybe this time, oem thrusts will be used!
84mm Fm weisco pistons
Carrillo super A beam rods
ARP fasteners
Ati damper
Arp studs
Head:
Cometic .040" head gasket
S.S. 1mm oversized valves
Titanium springs & retainers
Port, polish, unshroud valves
Custom powdercoated valve cover

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2nd gen 949racing 6ul's in nickel
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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 03:31:39 PM »

Did you just stick them on with double sided tape?  Or are you going to use the factory mounting method and drill some holes?
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I wish my MSM were as fast as my DD.
MSMzer04
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« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 07:40:09 PM »

Did you just stick them on with double sided tape?  Or are you going to use the factory mounting method and drill some holes?

I haven't installed anything on my car yet... I will probably color match before installing. Most likely, I will use the factory mounting method.

perhaps mazes should have had them standard on all speeds!

Agree 100% Mazda SHOULD have slapped them on the MSM, they gave it the front lip, rear lip and spoiler, then the sides are like  Sad  ....
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« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2011, 09:58:44 PM »

Got an e-mail from Bill Wilner at Miataroadster.net today, looks like the shifters are getting ready to ship:





Can't wait to get mine!  cheesy
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