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Old 09-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #161 (permalink)
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I want to see a custom aero template hardtop from the windshield back. Come on metrompg, make it happen!

Wheel covers? Puh! Look at that gaping aero mess that is the open top! And cool weather is coming...


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Old 09-16-2017, 05:29 PM   #162 (permalink)
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I want to see a custom aero template hardtop from the windshield back. Come on metrompg, make it happen!

Wheel covers? Puh! Look at that gaping aero mess that is the open top! And cool weather is coming...

May the Miata be the new winter beater? Will look funny with that boat tail.
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Wow! Excellent. Thanks for posting that!

That confirmed everything aft of the rear wheels is a disaster, as suspected. It's going to need more than just fender skirts back there.

Of course doing an aero top crossed my mind, but one of the big reasons I got it was to drive with the top down... which makes up about 90% of my driving so far. Maybe an aero targa project instead? Hmmm...

When it gets too cold, there's a Metro waiting in the wings.
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$1200! That's more than I have in the car. I do know a guy with the next-gen Miata from mine, and he autocrosses it. His has a slightly taller rear end, so I suggested we swap. But his is a LSD and he didn't think mine was. So, no go. Sad.



I'm definitely enjoying driving without brakes MUCH more than in my Firefly.
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