Show us your MX-5

Show us your MX-5

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leonardfell

81 posts

144 months

Friday 5th February
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Delivered on a transporter last week

31 years old





Edited by leonardfell on Friday 5th February 18:31

CeramicMX5ND2

2,971 posts

40 months

Friday 5th February
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leonardfell said:
Delivered on a transporter last week

31 years old





Edited by leonardfell on Friday 5th February 18:31
Very nice, and looks tidy..

SAS Tom

3,015 posts

141 months

Friday 5th February
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TheJimi

20,211 posts

210 months

Friday 5th February
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Still looking!

Anyone know of a good Mk1, 2/2.5 or NC?


pti

1,419 posts

111 months

Sunday 7th February
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leonardfell said:
Delivered on a transporter last week

31 years old





Edited by leonardfell on Friday 5th February 18:31
Sure I saw this for sale on Facebook? Looks incredibly tidy.

horsemeatscandal

701 posts

71 months

Friday 26th February
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Finally got it set up how I want it, so took it out for a spin after getting the alignment sorted on Tuesday. Glorious day so got some snaps, too.

BBR Super Sport exhaust, Eibach 20mm and 15mm spacers, Eibach Pro Sport springs. Couple of cosmetic bits, too: pressed plates, stubby aerial, smoked side repeaters.

Only things I want to do now are some uprated pads and lines when the time comes, as well as some Pilot Sport 4s.

The thing ain't fast but you can still be a bit of hooligan/spoil your trousers with such a low weight and short wheelbase. Well I can, anyway.






stickleback123

8,037 posts

156 months

Friday 26th February
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horsemeatscandal said:
Finally got it set up how I want it, so took it out for a spin after getting the alignment sorted on Tuesday. Glorious day so got some snaps, too.

BBR Super Sport exhaust, Eibach 20mm and 15mm spacers, Eibach Pro Sport springs. Couple of cosmetic bits, too: pressed plates, stubby aerial, smoked side repeaters.

Only things I want to do now are some uprated pads and lines when the time comes, as well as some Pilot Sport 4s.

The thing ain't fast but you can still be a bit of hooligan/spoil your trousers with such a low weight and short wheelbase. Well I can, anyway.





Your photos have given me a pang to take mine out for a proper drive again.

I think the Mazda dealer supplied springs are the same as the Eibach Pro Sport set? I had them fitted before collection and have no complaints about ride and it doesn't roll nearly as much as the standard car. If you like pointless accessories Mazda (or others) will sell you a set of replacement indicator bulbs that fill up from one side to the other, and the acrylic wind deflector is nice to have for longer roof down drives at higher speeds. Only a magpie moron would want the indicator things of course; mine only took 10 mins to fit hehe

How are you getting on with the BBR exhaust? I'm pretty sure my car has a trip to BBR in it's future....

p1stonhead

25,040 posts

134 months

Friday 26th February
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I had a glorious drive in my NC today.

Just had it fully refurbished and changed to some lovely coilovers.

God it was glorious.

Honestly I live in the South East and it’s absolutely as fast as it needs to be. I’ve had quicker cars and they’ve always frustrated me. The MX5 you can rev the crap out of it all the time. So much fun.

horsemeatscandal

701 posts

71 months

Friday 26th February
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stickleback123 said:
Your photos have given me a pang to take mine out for a proper drive again.

I think the Mazda dealer supplied springs are the same as the Eibach Pro Sport set? I had them fitted before collection and have no complaints about ride and it doesn't roll nearly as much as the standard car. If you like pointless accessories Mazda (or others) will sell you a set of replacement indicator bulbs that fill up from one side to the other, and the acrylic wind deflector is nice to have for longer roof down drives at higher speeds. Only a magpie moron would want the indicator things of course; mine only took 10 mins to fit hehe

How are you getting on with the BBR exhaust? I'm pretty sure my car has a trip to BBR in it's future....
I'll led to believe the springs are the same. I'm sure Mazda would disagree if any warranty work came up though...

The exhaust is good. Quiet at a cruise, 'sporty' on the throttle. Bit of a drone off the throttle at lower revs but it is what it is. It's a four cylinder at the end of the day so will never sound brilliant but the BBR back box is one of the better ones I've heard. The odd little pop when you're giving it the beans.

horsemeatscandal

701 posts

71 months

Friday 26th February
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horsemeatscandal said:
I'll led to believe the springs are the same. I'm sure Mazda would disagree if any warranty work came up though...

The exhaust is good. Quiet at a cruise, 'sporty' on the throttle. Bit of a drone off the throttle at lower revs but it is what it is. It's a four cylinder at the end of the day so will never sound brilliant but the BBR back box is one of the better ones I've heard on a four pot. At least it enjoys being revved out, I bet a CAI would sound good... The odd little pop when you're giving it the beans from the exhaust too.

Hammerhead

2,586 posts

221 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Had this NC3.5 11 years come 6th March. Still puts a huge smile on my face smile


MrOvershoot

4 posts

4 months

Sunday 7th March
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Bought it 2 years ago just the right amount of fun without loosing my licence or killing myself smile

ARHarh

1,338 posts

74 months

Sunday 7th March
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Hammerhead said:
Had this NC3.5 11 years come 6th March. Still puts a huge smile on my face smile

Is that Buildwas?

ARHarh

1,338 posts

74 months

Sunday 7th March
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Had this for 5 years now.

horsemeatscandal

701 posts

71 months

Sunday 7th March
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Took a few photos today. Didn't think to take my camera so these were taken on my girlfriend's iPhone (my phone camera is awful).

Wastwater.

Scafell at the back.

Whin Rigg screes.

Me almost being roadkill.

stickleback123

8,037 posts

156 months

Sunday 7th March
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horsemeatscandal said:
Took a few photos today. Didn't think to take my camera so these were taken on my girlfriend's iPhone (my phone camera is awful).

Wastwater.
Where is that? I really need to get out for a day of driving in mine.

horsemeatscandal

701 posts

71 months

Sunday 7th March
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stickleback123 said:
Where is that? I really need to get out for a day of driving in mine.
That's Wastwater, Lake District.

pti

1,419 posts

111 months

Sunday 7th March
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Mine has been out a lot recently due to being remotely mapped (great excuse to snatch an hour). It's now running sweeter than ever, so last weekend I decided to treat it to some Revlimiter gauges and a good clean. Such a fun little car.

Hammerhead

2,586 posts

221 months

Sunday 7th March
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ARHarh said:
Hammerhead said:
Had this NC3.5 11 years come 6th March. Still puts a huge smile on my face smile

Is that Buildwas?
Yep, just up the road. One of my fave bits of road.


Edited by Hammerhead on Monday 8th March 11:23

CeramicMX5ND2

2,971 posts

40 months

Tuesday 9th March
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Another grey day in Nottinghamshire doesn't help the "Ceramic" pop....!