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Old 08-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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I thought maby we could help each other out and post you ideas or even things you have done to mod your NA in a cheap and easy DIY way.

Personally I have only painted my valve cover red Wich only cost the price of a rattle can. And my next mod that I'm going to get around to hopefully some time this week is, I hate having the aux cable for my phone/iPod to the deck running around the shifter so what I'm going to do is run a USB iPod cable threw the center console from where the cup holders should be up to the back of the he's unit and connect it to the USB port. I'll take many pics and post a full write up soon as I can.

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Coroplast heat sheilds and ducting. Epic win, and free after election time.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #3
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Replaced door speakers and made shields using plastic bowls glued to the backside.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #4
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here is a mod i wanna do but havent done yet

i hate how the car buzzes while the keys are in and the door is open its soooo annoying when im trying to listen to the radio sitting in my car waiting for it to be time to work

and i hate how the car doesnt buzz when i leave the headlights on

maybe this weekend i will get the haynes out, look at the wiring diagram, and fix this dumb buzzer
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Old 08-03-2011, 01:59 AM   #5
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here is a mod i wanna do but havent done yet

i hate how the car buzzes while the keys are in and the door is open its soooo annoying when im trying to listen to the radio sitting in my car waiting for it to be time to work

and i hate how the car doesnt buzz when i leave the headlights on

maybe this weekend i will get the haynes out, look at the wiring diagram, and fix this dumb buzzer


its easier than that. put your key in the ignition and get under your steering wheel and feel around until u feel something seriously vibrating. there 2 boxes unplug the one that makes it stop buzzing.

enjoy!
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:11 AM   #6
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The few mods I've done were cutting through the firewall to draw the cold air through a series of plumbing elbows into the stock airbox.
Built my own adjustable endlinks, added cruise control, Pilot D shape steering wheel.
But, the best mod has got to be shortened and raised shifter. No need to drop the the elbow now, and, shifting is literally done with the finger tips.
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http://www.miataturbo.net/showthread.php?t=59377

soon this mod will be available here.
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Coroplast heat sheilds and ducting. Epic win, and free after election time.
How do you use it as a heat shield and not have it melt?
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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Did this years ago..... Best under $5 mod EVER!

Camera Mount for your style bar.....

(1) - 2.5" exhaust clamp - $<$3.00
(2) - 1/4 x 20 nuts - $from your parts bin or chump change
(1) - 1/4 x 20 x 1 1/2 bolt - $from your parts bin or some more chump change
(1) - about 12" of silver duct tape (you HAVE to use duct tape in all projects, right?)





The Camera screws onto the 1/4 x 20 bolt sticking up. The second nut tightens it so it doesn't swivel. With this setup you can point your camera in any direction. You can watch your gauges, aim at your feet, the road forward or backward. Put it high on the hoop or low (like I have it) on the crossbrace.

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soon this mod will be available here.
And there will be much rejoicing!
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