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About AhmadHasib

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  • Birthday 12/27/1986

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    Sugar Land, Texas
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    1995 Mazda Miata

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  1. Finally getting around to removing the fender flares that came on the Miata. I've never been a big fan of them. Looks like the previous owner drilled holes for the rivets and cut off a good portion of everything. The front bumper and front fenders are cut, so I'll need to replace those. Rear bumper is also cut, but not sure what to do with the rear quarter panel. How does this work? Do I have to buy and entire quarter panel? Where would I even begin looking for one? Wheels are Going Dekagram 15x10 ET25. On Maxxis VR-1 245/40/15. Can a wheel this size even fit under a fender? I might have to search around for a 15x9
  2. In for November 23rd if the Miata is ready.
  3. With the guys at MSR Houston throwing their eyes on it, I'm sure they'll find anything else that might be of concern. Though I'm pretty confident this should be it.
  4. Talking about that. Sent the Miata over to MSR Houston so Jim and his team can give it their blessings and deem it safe for track use. Had a few things to button up as well. After throwing it on the lift, we noticed the subframe wasn't square and the steering rack sat lower on the passenger side than the driver's side. Might explain the darty feeling I was experiencing. Went home and started doing some research on whether this is normal or not. Came across an old post on the JV6 Miata Facebook group from one of the previous owners. They had gone over a bridge and ripped the oil pan off along with the bottom of the block. Eventually swapped the motor and got a new Gen 2 oil pan, and then was sold to me. I called BJ at Minitec. He confirmed that the steering rack should be sitting straight. That impact bent the subframe out of shape and damaged the steering rack with it. With this being the weaker Gen 1 subframe that's known to crack in it's week points with heavy track use, I ended up ordering a new Gen 2 subframe that had additional bracing. And again, down the rabbit hole I go. Along with that, ordered a new depowered rack, and drive shaft. Hoping the drive shaft will sort out the vibrations above 60mph. We'll find out after the new subframe goes in. Also got another Sparco R323 since it was the same wheel in my first Miata. Trying to use the exact same setup, even old seats, so everything can feel the same. Less of a learning curve. Steering wheel, seat, and harness is in. Rear seat mounting point bumps removed for additional headroom clearance. Next in line is the subframe swap and steering rack, and it should be good to go. When it's ready, plan is to toss it around on the track to see how this Flat Out Suspension coilovers do. Of they're trash, will look into some Xida Gen 2s if I can find a used set. Let me know if any pop up 👀
  5. Why not do a first come first serve deal?
  6. I’ve been on the search for a used drive shaft and came across these sites so far. Not too familiar with the local junk yards, so I wanted to make a list to make it easier to shop around in the future. Here’s what I’ve got so far. Any other recommendations, please let me know. www.partsgroup.com www.planet-miata.com www.treasurecoastmiata.com
  7. Looking for a drive shaft for my 99 Miata with a 6 speed. I hear any 99-04 drive shaft will fit fine. Currently have an after market drive shaft with what looks like bad U Joints. Getting hard vibrations at 60mph. Would rather swap a factory one in and call it a day. If theres any places you know where I can pick one up or have it delivered to MSR Houston, please let me know.
  8. Have you thrown the FRS around on the track yet? If not, take it out for a couple of track events and see how you like it. If it’s not to your likings, get back in the Miata!
  9. I spoke to Ed at 949 racing earlier today. He took out some time to educate me on the Xidas. Chances are I’ll go that direction once I find out how the Flatout Suspension Coilovers handle.
  10. PM the info on your rear sway bar. I’ll reach out when I get around to dumping my retirement into the suspension 😅
  11. TWS was the first track I ever put tires on. It sucked me into this money pit of a hobby and introduced me to you crazy bunch. Still waiting for a circle track full of turn 7's. I'll be the first to sign up!
  12. My new Miata has a J32 swap and coilovers from a company called Flatout Suspension with external reservoirs . Haven't read much on them except they used to be big in the Subaru world, and are now out of business. My previous Miata had Ohlins as per the recommendation from Gas Head Motorworks. I was happy with them, no complaints. Then again, I never had anything else to compare them to. Wanted to get some feedback on what you would consider the best coilovers/sway bar/end links setup for a track use only Miata. Will only be participating in the National HPDE Championships. Will never be driven on the streets unless it's going to and from MSR Houston. I've come across the big named items: Xida Gen 2's, Flyin' Miata Fox Suspension, and Ohlins. I've been told Xidas is like Gods butter. Is there one from the bunch you recommend, or anything else that I haven't listed?
  13. Gen 1 starter sits at the very bottom (which is what this car has). Gen 2 clocked it to the side for more ground clearance. Tony has the exact setup on his swap, Gen1 adaptor and Gen 2 pan, and said its been doing him well so far. Will probably look into a Gen 2 adaptor and Gen 3 pan (pan sits above frame rails) down the road for piece of mind.
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