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post #25231 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

If possible. Do this. Even have the spare re-mounted if directional.

Tire nicks are hit 'n miss. If it were my car? I'd just buy 1 tire. Make it a spare. And mount the new tire/original same side on the rear.

That nick is next to nothing. If the tires aren't staggered, just swap to a non drive/steering wheel. Some of you guys should be tire hustlers. What he has is nothing.

Stop scaring him. And do you seriously think those tires are asym/directional? It's not a Ferrari F40.
post #25232 of 26291
I'm glad my query has sparked such active debate. But now my wife wants to me to go get it checked out. My attempt to convince her that ramuman on styleforum knows what he's talking about wasn't very successful and since it was my goddamn fault for clipping the curb I'll probably have to go pay some greedy tiremonger.
post #25233 of 26291
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I'm glad my query has sparked such active debate. But now my wife wants to me to go get it checked out. My attempt to convince her that ramuman on styleforum knows what he's talking about wasn't very successful and since it was my goddamn fault for clipping the curb I'll probably have to go pay some greedy tiremonger.

I think rank order on a scale of 0-10, I'm a 1 at hockey, driving, racquetball, coding/biology/chemistry/physics/engineering, comic books, music, video games, and making up to my gf. Essentially a 0 every where else.

Your wife has good intuition.
post #25234 of 26291
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

@Thrift Vader
 any opinions on koni sport shocks or are you more of a tokico fan?

Are these the 2 choices? - Tokico.
Guess these are on craigslist. So if used. Get the fresher ones. And some decent springs new.

Otherwise? Cusco or KYB with RSR springs.
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

lol what nobody here drives a '34 packard?

i live in the past 

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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

That nick is next to nothing. If the tires aren't staggered, just swap to a non drive/steering wheel. Some of you guys should be tire hustlers. What he has is nothing.

Stop scaring him. And do you seriously think those tires are asym/directional? It's not a Ferrari F40.

Not scaring the guy. I just don't recommend dismissing it off hand. If someone who knows has a real life look at it and says it's fine? Sure. I too have had nicked or cracked tires with no issues. But in either case, that would get moved to the back or become a spare.

Lol. Plenty of tires have a inside/outside fitment.
post #25235 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Are these the 2 choices? - Tokico.
Guess these are on craigslist. So if used. Get the fresher ones. And some decent springs new.

Otherwise? Cusco or KYB with RSR springs.
I wish. confused.gif
Not scaring the guy. I just don't recommend dismissing it off hand. If someone who knows has a real life look at it and says it's fine? Sure. I too have had nicked or cracked tires with no issues. But in either case, that would get moved to the back or become a spare.

Lol. Plenty of tires have a inside/outside fitment.

I didn't mean to come across meanly. You seem like a nice dude. I just meant he shouldn't be worrying too much about it - not that you were mean.

Also, this is where I spend most of my nights. It does wear on me, so forgive me. I drive myself nuts at times. I know where you were coming from a point of concern.

post #25236 of 26291
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I'm glad my query has sparked such active debate. But now my wife wants to me to go get it checked out. My attempt to convince her that ramuman on styleforum knows what he's talking about wasn't very successful and since it was my goddamn fault for clipping the curb I'll probably have to go pay some greedy tiremonger.

 

You could just say the tiremonger said it was fine.

Or there is always this: http://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/18292/can-this-tire-sidewall-damage-be-repaired-or-should-i-replace-the-tire

post #25237 of 26291
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Other than some trucks and wranglers, are there even any new vehicles that come with a full size spare nowadays let alone a full size spare with alloy wheel?
Nowadays you're lucky to even get a spare.

The 2002 E46 was the last vehicle I owned that came with a full sized spare. It was even on a 5th alloy.

 

BMW didn't even provide room under teh floor in the E90 for a spare.  It was just a compartment large enough for a couple odds & ends (old woolen army blanket, air compressor, couple pairs of flip flops)

post #25238 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post


Are these the 2 choices? - Tokico.
Guess these are on craigslist. So if used. Get the fresher ones. And some decent springs new.

Otherwise? Cusco or KYB with RSR springs.


Found the koni sports on a forum. Guy had them on his nb for about 4k miles and autocrossed them. Took them off to sell when he sold the car and bought an nc miata instead. Probably the 'newest' used suspension parts available outside of take-offs. No springs included.

post #25239 of 26291
How much are the Koni's?
It's worth getting new springs for fairly fresh shocks. But depending on price, you might ne able to get some similar mileage Coilovers for a similar amount. - that have only seen street use.

Like these: BIN $450 ish.
http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g189355036
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post #25240 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

How much are the Koni's?
It's worth getting new springs for fairly fresh shocks. But depending on price, you might ne able to get some similar mileage Coilovers for a similar amount. - that have only seen street use.

Like these: BIN $450 ish.
http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g189355036
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He wanted 550 for the shocks, tophats, bump stops, engine mounts, and top latches.

 

Was asking 400 for the shocks I believe. 

I think there should be a bunch of wiggle room seeing that this exists: http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/suspension.jsp?make=Koni&model=Sport+Damper+Set+%26+Springs&group=Sport+Damper+Set+%26+Springs&partNum=1140-4871&autoMake=Mazda&autoModel=Miata&autoYear=2000&autoModClar=

 

And holy damn, I looked through those listings. I wish stock billsteins were 100-150 here. I'd have bought a set to bide time.


Edited by ridethecliche - 9/28/16 at 12:02am
post #25241 of 26291
Dude, this is the internuts. People buy stuff online from around the world. So why aren't you buying your parts online and shipping them?

Those Tein are a better buy than new oem replacement.

You drive a Japanese car. Where do you think the best parts are??? -hint. Not "flying miata".
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post #25242 of 26291
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I'm glad my query has sparked such active debate. But now my wife wants to me to go get it checked out. My attempt to convince her that ramuman on styleforum knows what he's talking about wasn't very successful and since it was my goddamn fault for clipping the curb I'll probably have to go pay some greedy tiremonger.

I think getting a professional opinion won't hurt, just be careful to not get suckered in. Not sure where you live, if it's a place I've lived/live, I can suggest a few shops.
post #25243 of 26291

Okay, so this looks pretty awesome haha.

 

http://www.miataturbo.net/cars-sale-trade-6/fs-1994-mkturbo-miata-%248-000-a-90184/

 

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Dude, this is the internuts. People buy stuff online from around the world. So why aren't you buying your parts online and shipping them?

Those Tein are a better buy than new oem replacement.

You drive a Japanese car. Where do you think the best parts are??? -hint. Not "flying miata".
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I've actually never bought anything from yahoo.jp


How exactly does the proxy shipping service etc work? It looks like no one ships abroad.

 

And yeah, I know the teins are better, but the oems are reasonable and would sell for what I paid was in a better position to evaluate likes/dislikes about setups. Only issue is that most places don't list how much use something has had. Oh well. 

Also, if you were wondering... you are remembering right. You've told me before not to bother with oem replacements lol.

post #25244 of 26291
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Hmmm..the winter beater plan. Yes!

http://www.autotrader.ca/result/AdDetailInfo.aspx?srcID=19&frnID=9804265

1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer - I think came with the 5.8L. Actually black..looks blue! Supposedly restored "completely"..any questions to ask on what might have been skipped?

 

Both of my parents had Bronco's and both rusted everywhere with Ohio winters and salt.  All sorts of frame rust.  I would ask for pictures of the underside unless you live close enough to check it out.  The only other things I remember were the rear window motors crapping out a few times and they both got like 8-10 miles per gallon.

post #25245 of 26291
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I've actually never bought anything from yahoo.jp


How exactly does the proxy shipping service etc work? It looks like no one ships abroad.

And yeah, I know the teins are better, but the oems are reasonable and would sell for what I paid was in a better position to evaluate likes/dislikes about setups. Only issue is that most places don't list how much use something has had. Oh well. 


Also, if you were wondering... you are remembering right. You've told me before not to bother with oem replacements lol.
You proxy through me. I charge a 6pack of beer. You get parts to your door. For price+postage+beer. nod[1].gif

My memory remembers specs, not words. But you prolly guessed that by now. I have a photo memory. Flashes only.
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