Archive - 2010

Cure Your Bump-steer!

For a while now, many Roadster owners have been left in the dark fixing their bump-steer issues, including myself. After much digging around, I’m glad to say that I’ve finally found a company that produces outer tie rod ends for our cars. It’s a little shop in Japan known as Manatee Racing, and they offer an adjustable, pillow ball outer tie rod for the NA/NB series Roadster.

The beauty of outer tie rod ends is not only will it cure your bumpsteer issues, It’ll also add more steering angle too, it’s win win! While these aren’t cheap coming in at 30,240, they seem to be of good quality. There’s a few guys in the states currently working on some outer tie rods, but if all else fails, I’ll be getting my hands on some of these for sure!

Should I Or Shouldn’t I?

So I asked my good friend, Joseph to do a quick chop for me. Let’s face it, it’s quicker/easier to chop something then to go out and actually do it. So anyway, I’ve been thinking about doing this and a few other things to the wheels for a while now.

I’m getting over the white/blue personally and think this is a much cleaner look. The one colour makes the wheel look bigger, blends into the roof better and shows off the lip of the wheel nicer I think. I want to hear your thoughts though. Get voting!

How Sydney Rolls

This is what happens when a bunch of JDMST members want to have a pre-Christmas meetup. It has been the best meet I have ever been too, everyone was super friendly and approachable. Video recorded by Aytac a.k.a Tiksie.

Enjoy the video, and merry Christmas!

It’s All A Mess!

Well a bunch of stuff has happened lately. The past week I have been spinning the spanners to get the MX-5 “legal”, so it’s now been raised at all four corners, the roll cage has been removed, and the factory exhaust has been fitted, along with a bunch of other things. I’m happy to report that I’ve passed the blue slip with flying colours, so I can now drive the car again.

However, I won’t be going anywhere soon, as there is a nasty oil leak from the sump. So I need to get that sorted ASAP and fit some other factory pieces for the upcoming DECC anti tampering test, Which I’ll be booking tomorrow.

Some other good news, the Exhaust setup I ordered from the states last week, arrived today … talk about quick! I won’t be able to modify it for some time though by the looks of it.

Argh, it’s all a mess!

In The Build – Comic Book Creature

After many months of searching, Wil has finally found himself an MX-5. Shoot over to JDMST to see Wil’s refreshing build thread.

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