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RandyS
RandyS Reader
4/30/15 7:09 p.m.

1991 Miata for sale. Genuine HU code BRG special edition. I have had for 3+ years now and I was going to restore it since it has no rust, perfect crack/sticky free dash and 99k miles but with paint and other cosmetics needed I instead decided to have some fun and made it into a 1990's rally tribute Miata.

Lifted about 3" with 195/75/14 BFG all-terrain tires. Complete with vintage WRC, Dakar, Mazda and BFG decals. Seats have been re-upholstered in vinyl, vintage style bar added and rear mud flaps. Has 1999 tan glass window top. Includes Nari wood shift and brake handle.

The PO replaced the timing belt, water pump, front crankshaft and camshaft seals, CAS seal, and all hoses about 10k ago. Drives and runs great. Lots of compliments wherever I go. Would drive anywhere and any distance (not off-road though - it is just a poser and not really properly set up for off-road). AC does not work due to hole in condenser. Hardtop not included. Easy put back to stock with just tires and springs. $4200. In Roswell, GA. solomiata at aol dot com.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/30/15 7:25 p.m.

I kind of love that.

Lof8
Lof8 Reader
4/30/15 8:06 p.m.

What did you use to lift it 3" besides tires? Looks completely ready to go off-road to me ;)

EvanB
EvanB UltimaDork
4/30/15 8:10 p.m.

Why wouldn't you drive it off road? The only issue seems to be rubbing tires.

kazoospec
kazoospec Dork
4/30/15 8:20 p.m.

Why do I hate this and want it at the same time?

RandyS
RandyS Reader
4/30/15 8:23 p.m.
Lof8 wrote: What did you use to lift it 3" besides tires? Looks completely ready to go off-road to me ;)

Springs and FM upper perch spacers.

I would not take it off-road as the springs are near factory rate. I would increase the rate at least double (maybe triple) at a minimum

RandyS
RandyS Reader
4/30/15 8:23 p.m.
EvanB wrote: Why wouldn't you drive it off road? The only issue seems to be rubbing tires.

No tire rub at all in daily driving. Can't say for Dukes of Hazzard stunts :-)

Lof8
Lof8 Reader
5/1/15 7:06 a.m.

In reply to RandyS:

I would agree that heavier spring rates would be a benefit, but Miatas get rally'd every weekend with completely stock suspension. It wouldn't be a concern for me.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde UltraDork
5/1/15 9:22 a.m.

that. is. AWESOME.

T.J.
T.J. PowerDork
5/1/15 9:28 a.m.
ultraclyde wrote: that. is. AWESOME.

+1

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
5/1/15 9:37 a.m.

It is certainly a GRM type of car. Waaaay to redneck for me, though.

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 HalfDork
5/1/15 9:38 a.m.

Yeah, I like that.

RandyS
RandyS Reader
5/1/15 9:56 a.m.
It is certainly a GRM type of car. Waaaay to redneck for me, though.

"Easy put back to stock with just tires and springs"

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
5/1/15 12:13 p.m.

Rallycross legal?

RandyS
RandyS Reader
5/1/15 1:20 p.m.

I have no idea. I do not think it would be optimal anyway as those 8 ply truck tires are extremely heavy and the 25.5" height affects the gear ratio a lot.

Lof8
Lof8 Reader
5/1/15 3:16 p.m.

Definitely rallycross legal with my group (needs the hardtop). Several of the guys run those BFG tires, though they are probably not optimal due to the weight.

corndogs
corndogs New Reader
5/2/15 8:53 a.m.

Why do i want to make sweet lovin to it.

RandyS
RandyS Reader
5/2/15 9:01 a.m.

The PO replaced the timing belt, water pump, front crankshaft and camshaft seals, CAS seal, and all hoses about 10k ago.

RandyS
RandyS Reader
5/2/15 10:12 a.m.

I think the new owner should take it a step further with brush guard and running lights. How about this photoshop by Rob?!

EvanB
EvanB UltimaDork
5/2/15 3:05 p.m.
Lof8 wrote: Definitely rallycross legal with my group (needs the hardtop). Several of the guys run those BFG tires, though they are probably not optimal due to the weight.

Just needs a lsx and the tire weight won't matter.

JamesMcD
JamesMcD Dork
5/2/15 8:43 p.m.

The paint issues are not apparent in the pictures. Can you explain a bit more about that?

RandyS
RandyS Reader
5/3/15 7:05 a.m.

It is 24 year old single stage paint that has been driven regularly so it has lots of scratches and chips. The two worst spots are the passenger quarter and the drivers side bumper cover (both of which are in the pics). No dents or dings of significance though. I would describe it as currently "15 ft". If I was going to restore it I would give it a paint job. Since I found an even better condition BRG to restore this car became the tribute rally car.

As said above this would be a great car for someone to drive as-is or take it further with more off-road stuff/capabilities. If someone wants it to restore to original then be aware that most people would want it repainted so would be a better fit financially for someone that is capable of doing their own paint work.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy PowerDork
5/4/15 12:36 p.m.

The comments on The Truth About Cars had me dying.

RandyS
RandyS Reader
5/4/15 1:59 p.m.

All it really needs for safe trail riding is stiffer front springs (or a massive bump stop), steeper gears in a 1.8 rear such as easily obtainable 4.44 or 4.78 and a 1.8 clutch. If it doesn’t sell that is exactly what I will do as I have all that sitting on a shelf somewhere in the shop.

johndej
johndej Reader
5/4/15 2:56 p.m.

some how missed this in the forums but was directed here by bring a trailer

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