My car wishes it was a Cobra…

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Since cashmods asked, here is my toy car. 2002 Miata. 57000 mi. Totally mine, no lien holders. The 4th pic shows the difference between a style bar and a real roll bar… it actually bolts down to the bottom of the chassis. The other views are pretty self explanatory.

So far:
-Suspension has been modded somewhat (Bilsteins added, new sway bars).
– Door bars and “Frog Arms” have been added for stiffness.
– Stage 3 ceramic clutch and lightened flywheel.
– Better brakes, pads (Wildwood) and brake controller.
– New wheels (Koenig) and tires (Falken).
– Stainless steel brake lines.
– Mazdaspeed motor mounts.
– Double hoop roll bar (Boss Frog)
– A little rechargeable flashlight that goes in the lighter socket. ; )

To come (hopefully): Koni or Xida coilovers, Rotrex Supercharger, Megasquirt fuel injection system, FM Intercooler setup, 3″ back cat exhaust, 15×9 6UL wheels (949 Racing). Racing stripes?

Thats all assuming I don’t get REALLY ambitious and put a V8 in it…

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    casemods UID# 667

    Yeah I know the difference, having had an 88 GT 5.0 V8, I was looking into a light bar for looks (BTW it was also convertible)

    Great job picking the body kit. I hate cars that look like they can shovel snow.

    A little high off the ground for my tastes.

    Also looks like it needs a nice double din with navi.

    A carbon fiber spoiler would make it look similar to an s2000. Or even a yellow one.

    Sure they are useless, but they look awesome.

    What’s the KBB on this thing?

    Gas mileage?

    casemods UID# 667

    I can’t live without GPS.

    Can’t recall how many times I’ve needed it.

    Finally got one for work and used the fuck out of it.

    If you get a decent audio system (not even very expensive) the road sounds are inaudible.

    And srsly lower it or put adjustable air shocks.

    casemods UID# 667

    1. I doubt your city has a population of under 5,000.

    2. My dad had a 2003 BMW with harmon kardon, and they are very similar, so yes, it probably sounds good enough, if not better than something you can do yourself.

    3. Man, think about the gas mileage. If you just made it look super cool, you could drive around in an awesome looking car and be fuelly economic.

    I probably get more MPG in my 96 jimmy 4 door with the added subs and amps than you do right now.


    This is sooooooooooooooo cute! You guys should exchange numbers. You might become friends…. or something more!

    casemods UID# 667

    I only date guys who have pink cars.


    What do you do when it rains?

    casemods UID# 667

    Put the top up or drive another car maybe?


    gayer than a man fisting another man with a handful of aids


    I was about to say “Way to go casemods wanabe” but he beat me to the punch by even replying.

    casemods UID# 667

    “Really, who gives a shit?”

    I do…. 🙁


    Not my kind of car- but it’s tastefully done.


    Learn to park!


    Drive a Cobra sometime and you’ll be happy you have a Miata.

    Cobras are tiny inside, the pedals are so close together you step on the brake at the same time as you’re hitting the gas and your feet fry because there’s no insulation between the exhaust and the interior. You’ve got engine heat, trans heat and exhaust heat all wrapped around your cozy little feetsies. There’s no stereo, which is OK because you’re deaf after ten minutes anyway from the sidepipes. And the seats are torture.

    Face it, Cobras are awesome race cars, they suck as drivers.

    casemods UID# 667

    Don’t forget they don’t have power steering…

    lemon floor wax

    Nice car. You have chosen…wisely. My FIL has a similar Miata and we love taking that thing out on the twisty roads.


    I’ve got a ’98 Mustang GT Convertible V8 4.6 turbocharged ‘Cobra’!/photo.php?fbid=848571284329&set=a.848571004889.2471718.14825713&theater .

    The reason that I put ‘Cobra’ in quotes is because the previous owner had done everything to convert it from a GT to a Cobra (body, engine, side pipes, etc.) but the serial numbers don’t match.

    Anyway, I love this car. I really do. It’s insane fun to drive. It goes from zero to illegal in nothing flat.


    Okay, there is one problem with my ‘Cobra’ and this is 450 HP to the rear wheels and if it catches a piece of ice you can (and I have) done a 360 in about 2 seconds.

    My wife and I are going to drive it to New Orleans for our anniversary in May. About 2,500 miles round trip down and back up the Mississippi.

    casemods UID# 667

    Why are you driving a sports car in ice? Sounds like you are racing it in ice?

    If it’s cold enough, don’t drive that fast.

    That’s a summer car, and you should invest in a 4 wheel drive for winter weather, or at least get snow tires for winter.

    Also, yeah, the first thing I thought when I looked at that mustang was “hey, that’s just got the hood scoops and front body kit added to a standard mustang”

    Get the rims and the awesome saleen or roushe spoiler/kit and it would look tons better. lowering with some better wheels would probably be good enough too.


    Actually, it’s everything except the matching serial numbers: side pipes, back and sides, spoiler, turbocharger. Also 17″ rims, calipers, etc. Even says ‘COBRA’ on the back.

    Not really racing on ice; just caught a patch. Didn’t feel like taking the wife’s car to the store.

    teezy weezy

    Bromance in the making.


    I have two words for you: Monster Miata.

    Google that and you may find that you may be able to fulfill cars wishes.


    Your route makes sense, though from all accounts, Miatas with the V8 swap are not at all unstreetable unless you get ridiculous with the motor…

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