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    Four Months with my MSM and counting

    After having many NA's, and NB's it was time to go with the MSM, Mazdas first boosted factory car, I had read many threads so I knew what I was getting into. I knew what mods that I wanted to do to keep the little 1.8 running for a good long while. After looking at many MSM's and color choices, VIN history I decided to get a Black Mica, all stock unmolested car. I found a car that fit the bill in Ohio, I had a friend in the area go take the car for a test drive and give me the low down, and additional pictures, it was perfect for me at this time in my MX-5 life.
    The MSM as I received it from its northern home:











    After a test drive, I knew that the heavy 17" Hart wheels had to go, I had kept the wheels from my 10th AE and they had brand new tires, a great improvement, what a differecne 15" wheels made.



    Next was to fix the broken power antenna, and replace the factory fuel lid with a shiny one.



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    I had a plan on getting rid of the surfboard seats for some 17 year old friends that I had sitting around from my 1995 M, recovered in darkness and cow-skin.
    Plus with the seat addition I could add my tonneau that was hiding in storage.









    More to come..........

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    That is one classy MSM! Very tasteful upgrades. I would have ditched those Racing Harts and ubly rubber antenna first thing too. Not sure about the chrome fuel lid though. I have a pair of 95M seats in my closet and am waiting to find some black cows to make them look like yours but thanks for the preview of what they'll look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowYata View Post
    That is one classy MSM! Very tasteful upgrades. I would have ditched those Racing Harts and ubly rubber antenna first thing too. Not sure about the chrome fuel lid though. I have a pair of 95M seats in my closet and am waiting to find some black cows to make them look like yours but thanks for the preview of what they'll look like.
    Thanks Alex, you will love the seats!!!! I am now in the search for a classic style fuel lid........

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    Very nice!

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    She needed to breath better so I ordered the BEGI Speedy1 Upgrade Kit, plus a couple extras..........












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    After the BEGI Speedy1 upgrade, she needed expell the waste, so I called Jason with Enthuza Car Inc.for a stainless XR exhaust, and Mid-pipe, also orded Flyin' Miata downpipe. New headlights from Go Miata with LED's and Halo's, also installed an Air Horn from a Salvaged 328 GTS Ferrari.






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    Added some old style mirrors..........and a Trackdog Splitter.




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    Good stuff so far! Those are my favorite stock Miata seats. You happen to have any shots of the lights on?
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    Added some smoke side marker lights, and working on getting the rear side markers to light, just like all the NA's out there!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by morr View Post
    Good stuff so far! Those are my favorite stock Miata seats. You happen to have any shots of the lights on?
    Yes, I will get some posted tonight!

    With Flash parking lights only:


    Without Flash, parking lights only:
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    Good looking MSM! One of my friends had for for a short period of time and the extra power it makes are very appreciatible over Yukimura's stock B6, bet yours is a lot of fun too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash View Post
    Good looking MSM! One of my friends had for for a short period of time and the extra power it makes are very appreciatible over Yukimura's stock B6, bet yours is a lot of fun too.
    The most fun I can have with my clothing on!!!!

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