Yet another one: 1993 Mazda MX-5

Magnet

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Still waiting for the weatherstripping, so in the meantime decided the wipers looked a bit tired
http://pic.armedcats.net/m/ma/magnet/2009/09/19/P1010135_1024x768.JPG

So I painted them.
http://pic.armedcats.net/m/ma/magnet/2009/09/19/P1010138_1024x768.JPG

And here is my new shiny flip key.
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The windshield washer nozzels on the Miata's are horrible, they only spray these pathetic little jets that are easily clogged. A popular upgrade is to use the ones off a Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute which is a nice fan shape spray.

Here is the stock vs the Escape nozzel.

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Hmm interesting, might have to look into that. One thing that I've noticed is the slowness of the wipers (same as the windows). I've thought of putting relays into the circuit, but that might happen when I get really annoyed.

Next on the list is to replace those goddawful wheels someone put on the car. I'm thinking even a set of 94-97 seven spoke OEMs look nice.
 

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Hmm interesting, might have to look into that. One thing that I've noticed is the slowness of the wipers (same as the windows). I've thought of putting relays into the circuit, but that might happen when I get really annoyed.

Next on the list is to replace those goddawful wheels someone put on the car. I'm thinking even a set of 94-97 seven spoke OEMs look nice.

The spray nozzles is great, I'm not sure why Mazda put those pathetic squirters on the car in the first place.

There are a couple fixes for slow power windows.

http://www.miata.net/garage/powerwin/index.html

http://www.miata.net/garage/miata_window_tlc.html

The 94-97 OEM's do look nice, however I'm beginning to notice that it is getting harder and harder to buy 14 inch performance tires.

Right now I'm running on Falken Azenis RT-615's which are good street and autocross tires, fairly cheap but they don't last to long.
I'm considering getting a set of 15 inch Team Dynamics PR-1's, that would give me a wider selection of tires to choose from and they are still light weight. Sadly I already have a set for when I autocross my SVT Focus but the 2 cars have different bolt patterns. :mad:

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I saw this as a window fix.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/713308/5

but they aren't that bad to warrant it yet.

Nice wheels. I haven't really started searching yet, I have been busy with other things.
 
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