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    Super Moderator kung fu jesus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsingson View Post
    Sounds like the rear passenger side of the hardtop. Little bit of a rattle but squeaky also.
    From the rear foot or up high?
    Steven

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    It sounds like its up high. I know the feet are secured really good.

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    You have a rollbar? I bet it's rubbing the main hoop if you do. Mine did it too, it clearances itself. I took my top off occasionally to check on it, no structural damage or cracking. I cleaned the built up debris off the bar. I thought about slipping some cloth or material in there, but it just rubbed enough of the top away and stopped squeaking. You can also test the clearance with a slip of paper or thin feeler gauges.
    Steven

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    So I checked it in the parking lot at work today. No rubbing. So I listened a little more and it almost sounds like the windshield itself. Not sure. Would like to get someone else to take a listen. Maybe at the next meet.

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    The Search for Driving Perfection....A Miata Story.

    Yeah take another Miata owner for a drive. High and up front, it could be the top rubbing on the weatherstripping, or the latch rattling.
    Steven

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    So big purchase time. I was in need of some storage space so I found one of these.

    Nakamae Pouch (I think)



    Just velcros between the seats on the carpet and holds whatever I decide to put in there.



    Then this happened.





    See what happens when you hang out with Rick (NCGreasemonkey).

    Just kidding. Rick was great to meet in person. He bought my WideOpens because I didn't need them anymore. Why don't I need them anymore, you ask?

    Because this:







    Custom powdercoated Enkei RPF1 15x8 +28 in Gold. Ly at Pann Auto gave me a helluva deal on them and they turned out great! He is seriously easy to deal with and I HIGHLY recommend him for wheels and other items.

    Here is a picture of them on.



    The gold is a little more orange but I love the way they turned out. I will try and get better pictures when I get some time. Rick's guy, Gilberto, did a great job of mounting and balancing them. Ride was smooth going home and I swear I can feel the difference in ride and pickup. Car accelerated easier in 5th.

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    They looked good in the shop and as you came down the hill Anthony. Glad you are happy with the job Gilberto does on customs.
    He is the guy I lean on.
    I'll do your head gasket and other major repairs. He is OCD on tire and wheel aspects. Glad you were pleased.
    If you get your replacement suspention, or want your current reset, let me give Sri a call and see what he will do us a set for. ;-)

    Peace and glad I got to shake hands with you. (now tell AO that I was a true ass to deal with and you want to hire a hitman for 'Palooza just for my arrival.) LOL
    ... Rick

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    So I went to the local Cars and Coffee. Beautiful day. Same cars as always. Will probably hit up Charlotte and Greensboro for their Cars and Coffee. Maybe even the Goldsboro one again.



    Pictures really don't do the wheel color justice.

    Also was able to get rid of the stupid water spot stains on the side mirrors. Actually, it was really easy to get rid of it. Griots Glass Polish killed it.
    Last edited by tsingson; 06-19-2017 at 07:41 AM.

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    New update.

    So I finally picked up some more parts for the NB after being neglected.

    Care package from Carbon Miata:



    What could it be?



    Vented Sail Windows.

    Installing them was a pain in the ass. The first one was a pain especially in the heat of my garage. At least after the first one was done, the other side was a breeze. But I hate the black tar on the vapor barrier. Stuff sucks ass.

    First impressions: Very good fitment. Not heavy at all. I didn't take any pictures during installation as I was trying to finish it up to go back inside the house with the AC.

    Installed:







    So I was able to take it out for a quick spin before the Heavens opened up and dropped another Tsunami on the RTP. Both open and doing about 45mph, it did give a bit of air inside. Nothing major. But crack open both windows just an inch, you felt like you were in a wind tunnel. Seriously awesome. It was evening when I went out for a ride so I did get a cooler evening air. Not sure how it feels when it is super hot out. But overall, I am extremely pleased with the results! Great product and one of our sponsors!

    I also have a Works Bell Hub coming so I am looking for a steering wheel to complement the car. Will get pics up when it arrives.

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