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JE-55-EA
28-12-11, 09:17 PM
Hey all,

After a few months of hunting through carsales and various used car dealers for something to replace my '07 Corolla, i finally stumbled across this NC MX-5 in a yard around the corner from my work.

It had 69,000km on the clock, with full service history from Mazda dealers in Hornsby and Parramatta, the interior was in near mint condition, and the exterior was in very good condition too.

So after taking it for a quick test drive (nothing odd to report there), i put down a deposit and patiently waited for the delivery date to arrive.

After around 2 weeks i was finally handed the keys to my new baby...

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/006.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/003.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/007.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/001.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/010.jpg

Not sure what i want to do to it yet (i'm still learning about MX-5s and the various tuning options for them), but i'll hopefully have some sort of "wish list" sorted in the near future.

Cheers.
- Jesse :mrgreen:

DreadAngel
28-12-11, 09:18 PM
Nice work Jesse ^_^

Should be fun to see what you decide to do with her =)

JE-55-EA
28-12-11, 09:28 PM
Thanks Yoey!

I hope to get one of those AWB gauge clusters mentioned in the MX-5 picture thread at some point. Just need to find out where to order them from.

:)

4tune
28-12-11, 11:46 PM
Looks hot as jesse
Stance it :P

Cant wait for the next update :)

MXEMUP
29-12-11, 12:05 AM
Looks the good. Congrats!

autechlol
29-12-11, 01:12 AM
Nice, seems to be exactly the same as mine. Check out my thread for some ideas.

hawkeye
29-12-11, 01:15 AM
Nice nc!
My brother has one ATM, great cars for pure driving pleasure!
If you want the gauges send Jesse streeter an email, he wil be able to get em!
Best mod for these to start is swaybars, you think it handles well now? Wait till you pop some white line sways and maybe even coils in!
Then a cosworth sc kit ;P

JE-55-EA
29-12-11, 05:50 PM
Looks hot as jesse
Stance it :P

Cant wait for the next update :)


Looks the good. Congrats!

Thanks guys! :)


Nice, seems to be exactly the same as mine. Check out my thread for some ideas.

I've seen you're thread, nice NC you've got there. ;)
Out of curiosity, is you're Magnaflow exhaust single or twin tip?


Nice nc!
My brother has one ATM, great cars for pure driving pleasure!
If you want the gauges send Jesse streeter an email, he wil be able to get em!
Best mod for these to start is swaybars, you think it handles well now? Wait till you pop some white line sways and maybe even coils in!
Then a cosworth sc kit ;P

Thanks for the pointers mate! :)
Might be a while before i can do any mods though.

wilch
29-12-11, 07:40 PM
Congrats on the mx5!

JE-55-EA
30-12-11, 01:11 AM
Cheers wilch! :)

MaxZmus
30-12-11, 02:50 PM
Nice.......have been looking into one of these......

Haven't seen that many do any mods to there's at all on carsales so it must be that good stock.

JE-55-EA
30-12-11, 09:49 PM
Thanks MaxZmus, NC's are pretty fun cars. Not super powerfull, but they're very light & nimble, and just simply a joy to drive. :D

Nemo
30-12-11, 11:03 PM
Never been a huge fan of NC's but they've been growing on me lately. Looks like a good pick up!

hawkeye
31-12-11, 12:11 AM
Don't worry if you don't have the money or what not to mod it, NC's are one of the best out of the box cars to just drive and on those sunny days nothing is better than dropping the top and cruising around.

If you get a chance go for a drive through the national park down to the gong and then drive over to mac pass to really find out how good these things are!

Pelle
31-12-11, 04:25 AM
Beautiful car:)

The fist thing you HAVE to do is get rid of the SUV look.
Eibach lovering springs from IL Motorsports will get it down about 4,5 cm.

Here is a pic of mine after lowering:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v494/Pelles/245.jpg

MaxZmus
31-12-11, 12:01 PM
what else did you do to your car besides from the kit and lower Pelle?

JE-55-EA
22-07-12, 11:48 PM
Since buying the MX-5 all i've really done is just general servicing and driving (lots of driving :mrgreen:). In the past few weeks though, i've finaly managed to score some aftermarket goodies to play with.

First to arrive was a Cobalt short shifter kit and a Carbing shift knob...

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/MX5Shortshifter.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/020.jpg

... and this weekend i paid a visit to JDMyard to collect some new wheels. As you can see, it was a bit of a mission to get them home safely.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1165.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1391.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1393.jpg

I still need to source some tyres and wheel nuts, so it might be a little while before i can throw them on.

:)

autechlol
23-07-12, 04:11 PM
nice, whats the wheel specs?

Also, whats your thoughts on the short shifter?

vdub-step
23-07-12, 04:30 PM
great wheels choice, should set off the mx5 really well :D

hawkeye
23-07-12, 05:51 PM
Should look good with the dark wheels!

JE-55-EA
10-02-13, 10:12 PM
Since my last update some changes have been made to the MX-5.
Firstly, i wasn't 100% happy with the feel of the Carbing gear knob, so i ended up selling it and refitting the stock item.
Along the way i sourced some wheel nuts so i can finally get around to fitting the new wheels(should be getting some tyres fitted this week too).

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1712_zps5beb02ed.jpg

Then just after new years i got a hold of some Buddy Club coilovers. I took a quick shot of how the car sits while on a MX-5 cruise this morning. Will take a few more pics when i get a chance. :mrgreen:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/022.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/023_zpsc6d4dcf6.jpg

JE-55-EA
10-03-13, 08:18 PM
Got the guards rolled(mild lip roll), tyres fitted, and rims on.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1719_zpsba63a917.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1721_zpsca705f85.jpg

Also picked up this Carbing strut brace and took a couple more pics of the coilovers.

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1722_zpsab5554ef.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1727_zps88c7c672.jpg

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1729_zpsd27543f9.jpg

:mrgreen:

JE-55-EA
11-03-13, 07:32 PM
Picked up this neat little freebie from work today. :)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z261/JRA87/MX-5/101_1731_zps37293308.jpg

thomsontrang
11-03-13, 09:55 PM
Wow! Those buddyclub p1's really set it off! Very nice :)

magicmonkeyman
13-03-13, 05:25 AM
I think i saw your car at silver water today
it made me slow down and take a good look
When that happens you know its looking good ;D

JE-55-EA
13-03-13, 07:42 PM
Wow! Those buddyclub p1's really set it off! Very nice :)

Cheers Thomson! :)


I think i saw your car at silver water today
it made me slow down and take a good look
When that happens you know its looking good ;D

Thanks Wes! :)
I work in Silverwater. Around what time were you in the area?

autechlol
13-03-13, 09:40 PM
I have a fujitsubo legalis exhaust for an NC if your interested

Will
13-03-13, 10:40 PM
I think i saw this on the M4 today!

cwto24
13-03-13, 10:47 PM
Was your car at top gear festival on sat by any chance? Saw a car quite similar to yours when going into the paid parking section

regie
14-03-13, 07:33 PM
wow that NC looks sweet....dont forget to make a garage thread as MX5cartalk :) those wheels look awesome! look forward to meeting you on a future club run

JE-55-EA
16-03-13, 06:01 PM
I have a fujitsubo legalis exhaust for an NC if your interested

Thanks, but i've got something else planned for the exhaust. :)


Was your car at top gear festival on sat by any chance? Saw a car quite similar to yours when going into the paid parking section

Yeah i was there. That paid parking section felt like a minefield though, was constantly worried that the grass was hidding a large rock/pothole/etc.:shock:


wow that NC looks sweet....dont forget to make a garage thread as MX5cartalk :) those wheels look awesome! look forward to meeting you on a future club run

Thanks Regie. I've been meaning to set up a garage thread for a little while now.:oops: