it's nearly April

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it's nearly April

Postby hold on tight » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:07 pm

Yipeeee! It’s nearly April, and time to bring the MX-5 out of hibernation. For the new season I really need to get the handling sorted. It came with 17” wheels, with two Yokohama tyres and two Zetas (Whatever they are!) but is just so oversteery that it’s actually scary in the wet. I’m now changing them for 15” Avons to see if that makes a difference. Then a 4-wheel alignment check, - Pro-Grip at Larbert seem to get good reviews on here.

The other ‘must’ is an exhaust which actually makes the car sound like a sports car. The only thing I don’t like about the car is that it’s too quiet. A Cherry Bomb is quite likely.
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Re: it's nearly April

Postby OldSpice » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:05 am

Mx5 Parts single exit SS jobby is pretty much the default after market exhaust.
Looks good, cheapish for what it is, and sounds very good.
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Re: it's nearly April

Postby OldSpice » Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:40 pm

There is always an imbecile you never bargained for. Usually in a Tescon carpark with a dented Zafira minus hubcaps
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Re: it's nearly April

Postby hold on tight » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:58 pm

But does it really sound like a proper sports car?
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Re: it's nearly April

Postby OldSpice » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:37 pm

Ours does.
Read customer comments on the Mx5Parts site if you want.
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Re: it's nearly April

Postby Telly Addict » Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:50 am

I felt exactly the same when I got mine last year. I got a Racing Beat backbox and after initially thinking it was disappointingly quiet, its now got a beautiful sporty sound to it. The airbox mod helped too.
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Re: it's nearly April

Postby OldSpice » Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:51 pm

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Re: it's nearly April

Postby Telly Addict » Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:41 pm

OldSpice wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwckwpz-Yak


Aaagh. Just lost an hour of my life! Bleedin youtube... :roll:
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