I hate slammed Miatas

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I hate slammed Miatas

Postby frapjap » Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:44 am

I don't understand it,I probably never will. I believe in the 'to each their own' but can't for the life of me figure out why these guys think putting 4 inches or less of ground clearance on their cars with no regard to safety is a good idea. Why take a perfectly good, balanced, well engineered sports car and lower it so far that you'd bottom out in a pot hole or on a speed bump, use rubber bands for tires that are just waiting to bust a bead on the next bump in the road. For f*** sake, you can't even drive it long distance because your #lowlife camber is going to give you the worst tire wear imaginable while you bounce and shake your way down the road with "illest" stickers over your turn signals and brake lights.

From what I am reading, there is no performance gain. The threads on the bookface and miata forums have the dumbest goddamn conversations about cutting springs and removing bump stops (sound familiar, 1990's Honda Civic?), using cheap coil-overs that were never meant for this purpose, and cracking their oil pans and ruining their CV joints and sub frames. These guys take perfectly good condition cars and destroy them. Hell, they even give advice to those who want a slammed car, never to buy a slammed car and instead, take a good condition vehicle and ruin it for yourself! http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=539555
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=538076
Most of these folks don't know or care about the mechanics of the car, let alone the safety. They're only after an insanely low appearance with crappy paint, stickers everywhere, and wheels poking out an inch past the tire.

Godammit, go back to your Hondas and VW's- leave Miatas the f*** alone.
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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby AZhitman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:05 am

I feel ya there. There's a "rule of thumb" that a 12" / 12.5" ride height is actually the "sweet spot" for handling and performance.

I can attest to it, and while I still have some wheel gap (and still have to be VERY careful of speedbumps and roadkill), I'm not in danger of busting a bead, grinding off a chunk of oil pan, or worse - holding up traffic.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby frapjap » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:29 am

What suspension are you running underneath yours, Greg? Vmaxx?

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Postby AZhitman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:33 pm

Tein coilovers.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby frapjap » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:46 pm

Go big or go home!

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby alphapig » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:50 pm

Agreed.

The strongest aspect of (stock) Maitas is the handling.

Herrafrush hard parkers ruin that completely. And, as if Miatas weren't slow enough, they shove super wide and heavy wheels under mangled fenders.

I will never understand. :whistle:

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby AZhitman » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:21 pm

I love tinkering and tweaking on mine, and if going any lower would improve the handling, I'd have already done it.

BTW, I just scored a couple used parts - SO STOKED!

Got a Thompson oil filter relocation kit and a powerplant frame brace, both for about 1/3 of new price. WOO!

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby Greenblurr93 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:10 am

I also can't stand the no fender trend going on.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby alphapig » Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:06 am

What's the no fender trend?

Pulling off the fender entirely to scrape the pavement and shove even wider and heavier wheels?

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby frapjap » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:45 pm

The only Miata I want to see without fenders is this one:
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Postby AZhitman » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:21 pm

^ LOVE that thing. Too damn cool.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby alphapig » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:03 pm

Ha that's awesome

I like this one too - can't find more picture of it for some reason.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby alphapig » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:16 pm

Found it.

So badass

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby OriginalWheelman » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:05 pm

frapjap wrote:The only Miata I want to see without fenders is this one:
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This may be one of the coolest thing's i've ever seen.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby gwoods » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:08 pm

It doesn't really bother me, other cars look stupid but to me the super slammed Miata even with retarded camber looks like it belongs that way. HOWEVER I will never ever never ever do that to mine

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby AZhitman » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:07 pm

There's a guy I see running the route I drive to work every once in a while...

He's got a white NA, shagged, slammed, mad camber - On 80's Corvette sawblade wheels. WTF.

Seems to be a cool guy, though - He's got a "no f***s given" look about him, and always throws me a 'sup when I blow by.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby krazy skwerel » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:13 am

I like the way a slammed miata looks, but I wouldn't want to be the one driving it. Also i love the way sawblades look on other cars. I blame it on my time in germany and having VW's...

Edit: Only NA Miatas look good slammed to me.

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Re: I hate slammed Miatas

Postby Jesda » Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:28 pm

I believe only long luxury cars should be slammed. If you have a 77 CDV gliding over the pavement you aren't doing much to inhibit its already limited performance.

If you do that to a sports car it's like putting a greyhound in a wheelchair.


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