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CTt3P5

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Nice car! I see you've replaced the fuel filler door as well...
Thank you.

The fuel filler door was a dealer installed option. I'm normally not a fan of chrome but it ties in nicely with the other chrome trim on the SE.
 

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I finally did something about the stock 4x4 stance that plagues all factory issued Miatas. I've been leaning towards coilovers but decided they were a bit overkill for my driving needs. I went with the tried and true Koni Sports paired with Progress springs and sprinkled with 36/58 GWR bumpstops. They are very popular so I figured that I couldn't go wrong. I haven't had a chance to play with the settings yet but so far...what a difference! I had an even bigger smile than normal when driving home from the shop last night. lol I will have to drill holes in the FSTB brackets so I can make easy adjustments in the future or I could take this opportunity to upgrade the FSTB? hahahaha

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Thanks Nik!

No front spoiler anytime soon. I have some maintenance items to work on first, plugs and a new VC gasket as the current one has sprung a small leak. While it was at the shop for the shock/spring install, I had them flush the brake fluid and do a custom alignment to GWR's specs.
 

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Jeff, any new mod plans for the spring? Right around the corner?
 

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jeffy, got the cx5 weather tech rain guards installed finally! looking nice...thanks again!
 

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Awesome and welcome! Much better on your car than in my gargabe can. :)

Oh yeah, installed the Ultragauge sometime ago but forgot to update this thread.🤦‍♂️
 

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Today, I found out she is a total loss. :cry: Just another victim of tropical storm Isaias. Fired her up Wednesday and the CEL and AT lights were lit and there was a puddle of water under the passenger seat. Pulled seven codes, so I called insurance to file a claim. They deemed it a total loss due to the water in the cabin.

Time to start shopping for another one, on top of mitigating the 20" of water we had in the basement. Ugh
 

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NO!!!!!!😳😬😞 Just realized you’ve had her 5 yrs! 😔
it looks like a river going down your street? Do you live in a flood plain?
oh my word!
was the basement finished? Do you lose any mechanical equipment?
 
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Yeah, would be 6yrs in January.

Nope, no major water for miles. But my street is in a valley and at the end of the street is a field. At the top of hill on the other side of the field they keep building...houses on one side and the other is a car dealer, heavy equipment rental shop and they just built a warehouse behind the dealer. Behind that is a 4 lane highway. The damn township supervisors just keep developing.

The best part.....FEMA revised their maps in 2014 and declared us in a high risk 100yr flood zone. So I am required to carry flood insurance. Waiting for call back from them to see what, if anything is covered.

Partial. Exterior walls are concrete but had a wall separating it in half. Family has been chipping in to help with demo. Hot water heater was toast, control board was submerged and washer/dryer were in 20" of standing water. Working but making funny noises and fear they will go soon. Gas stove is probably shot as well. Filled a 20yd dumpster with items lost to water damage. Probably have to get another one or a 10yarder for the demo debris.

Sorry for the rant.😬
 

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Sorry to see and hear that, ouch! Maybe shopping for a new one will provide some distraction from all the water damage.
I am sure that it will but need to stop and focus. So much going on in my head that I can't concentrate on any one thing at the moment. Did start looking last night and a PRHT might be a 'must-have' for the replacement. On top of everything, I am awaiting word on when I can get hernia surgery....WC claim. UGH!
 

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Hang in there brother! This to will pass! One hurdle at a time.....if I can help in any way lmk! Not sure how, but I’m open to pitch in....
 
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