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rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 9:47 a.m.

I just bought it yesterday! It's a 2001 LS 5-speed with the Hard-S package and ABS, plus it only has 64K miles on it! The only things not stock are the Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2 wheels, Bilstein/Fat Cat Motorsports coil-overs, and the Hard Dog Hard Core M2 "hardtop" roll bar. It came with the original wheels and suspension, so that's nice, though I like how the car is now as it rides better than the stock Shinsen my brother had. I bought it from a super nice and helpful member of my local Miata group, it was absolutely the best car buying experience I've ever had. I'm already absolutely in love with the car! Anywho, quick pics!

Not really much in the way of immediate plans outside of upgrading to 9011/9012 bulbs and finding suitable LEDs for the courtesy light and tag/trunk lights, yes I'm boring like that. blush  Though I'd like to have the seats recovered at some point and I might vinyl wrap it in some form of purple since that's my favourite colour, but then I suppose I'd have to rename it since Karasu is Japanese for crow.  Anywho, I was just so excited I had to share it! heart

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
9/14/20 9:48 a.m.

Beautiful car 

 

congrats 

 

you gonna purple it up like stradman ?! 

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 9:55 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Thank you for the kind words! smiley

I think I'll go for a Midnight Purple of sorts, or maybe some kind of purple/teal/black chameleon since I also love teal.  Something to match my tastes in nail polish more or less. laugh

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
9/14/20 10:28 a.m.

Teal is nice. I used to have a NB called Splash green. That was an interesting colour. 

My 93 MR2 turbo is teal. Though Toyota calls it Turquoise pearl.

 

My 94 MR2 Turbo is a color, that is chameleon. Same as the Mustang Cobra at one time. My MR2 goes from dark green, black, to purple. Incredibly hard to photograph. Toyota calls it Emerald. 

Good luck with the colour choice. 

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 10:43 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Splash Green Mica and Turqoise Pearl are some lovely colours!  Truthfully I was hoping for Black Cherry or one of the various blues or greens, but I couldn't pass this one up and I like Brilliant Black well enough.  Especially since I can paint or wrap it purple and it'll look ok with a black engine bay etc...

Ooh, that sounds really pretty! smiley

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
9/14/20 10:45 a.m.

Nice pickup!

 

mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise SuperDork
9/14/20 10:48 a.m.
rezisehtnys said:

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

Splash Green Mica and Turqoise Pearl are some lovely colours!  Truthfully I was hoping for Black Cherry or one of the various blues or greens, but I couldn't pass this one up and I like Brilliant Black well enough.  Especially since I can paint or wrap it purple and it'll look ok with a black engine bay etc...

Ooh, that sounds really pretty! smiley

I never had a black cherry Miata, but we have owned a 05 Lexus LS430 and a SC300 black cherry. Pretty rare. Looks great.  Its a bit darker than the 95 Merlot M edition. 

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 11:15 a.m.

In reply to Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks! smiley

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 11:22 a.m.

In reply to mr2s2000elise :

I love Merlot Mica and Mahagony Mica!  Black Cherry is really rare from my understanding, I've only seen a couple on the internet.

Stefan (Forum Supporter)
Stefan (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
9/14/20 1:06 p.m.

Lovely color and a great start!  This should be fun to watch :)

NOT A TA
NOT A TA SuperDork
9/14/20 1:16 p.m.

Casey! You've been hiding behind the curtain on this forum a couple years and I didn't know? Congrats on finding "The answer"! You're on a roll, keep it going! I thought I spied a roll bar in the rear window pic on TAC before you went & looked at it.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
9/14/20 1:26 p.m.

Black Cherry is definitely rare in the Miata world, and really only wakes up in the sunlight. I think there's one in our fleet.

There were two crazy bluegreens on the NB. Splash Green and Crystal Blue. They're not that similar side by side, but they often get mixed up.

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 2:11 p.m.

In reply to Stefan (Forum Supporter) :

Thanks!!!  Hopefully I'm not too much of a letdown. laugh

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 2:23 p.m.

In reply to NOT A TA :

Thanks!!!  I've not been super active here, though I've not really been active much places until recently.  Once TAC is fixed I'll post there too.

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 2:26 p.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner :

Shame the prettiest colours are always the rarest ones. indecision

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
9/14/20 8:10 p.m.

That looks like a steal of a car

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/14/20 11:54 p.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

 

Thanks!  I'd like to think I got a great deal on it. smiley

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/21/20 2:00 p.m.

Just a small update; I ordered LED tag lights off eBay since the originals decided their clips should break.  Super easy to install, nice fit and finish, and very good light output:


rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/21/20 2:42 p.m.

LED interior lights came in right after:


Glad I went with something brighter after all, the tinted lense cuts it down a lot.

agp1956
agp1956 New Reader
9/21/20 7:08 p.m.

That looks like a well maintained unit. Concerning the Black Cherry color - it was a one year only color, as were Splash Green and Crystal Blue. Concerning the dome light cover - there is a Mitsubishi sourced lens cover that is clear that you may still be able source from a Mitsu dealer that is the same exact casting.  

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
9/21/20 8:04 p.m.

In reply to agp1956 :

Thanks!  Also would you happen to know the year range and model Mitsubishi for the lense?  Though I suppose the tinted one is good since it takes the edge off of the super bright white.

rezisehtnys
rezisehtnys New Reader
10/3/20 8:06 p.m.

Visibility mod!  Now there's no excuse not to see me:



TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
10/3/20 10:18 p.m.

In reply to rezisehtnys :

You still have to drive like you are invisible. Damn people "don''t see" 18 wheel trucks.

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/3/20 11:08 p.m.

Do you have a 3rd brake light flasher unit installed?

 

agp1956
agp1956 New Reader
10/3/20 11:17 p.m.

The Mitsubishi lens cover number is MR951527.

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