Garage Vary NB

These are the only pictures I’ve found of it, I don’t know what its set up for, Or what half the parts are on the car! Can anyone shed some light on this beast?

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Roadster Of The Week – Russel’s NC

This weeks Roadster Of The Week is based in Tokyo, Japan. Russ purchased his PRHT NCEC on June 17th, 2008.

“As of this day, I am driving a 2008 Mazda PRHT Roadster with a few mods. I previously owned an NA6 MX5 in Australia which I loved for its chuckability and no fuss style.”


Within the Two years of ownership, Russel has replaced quite a few parts on the NC, for instance the exterior has had a lot of attention given to it. The gold Advan Racing RGII wheels really work well with the galaxy gray paint work this NC has. Other revisions include a painted M’z tune front lip, Integral Kobe Jet’s canards, Craft Square mirrors, Tuckin 99 front number plate bracket, NOPRO rear bumper and some Mazda clear indicator lenses.


The cockpit has also had some mild revisions, A Works Bell Rapfix II boss kit was needed to get that Nardi classic steering wheel mounted to the steering shaft. Russ upgraded the factory stereo by installing a Kenwood head unit. He also installed an AWD alloy dash panel kit, in his NC.

“I like cruising around in the mountains.”

It makes sence that Russel decided to purchase and install some Ohlins DFV coilovers, and NOPRO stabilizer links to enhance the Roadster driving experience. Russ also has a OEM Roadster “RS” grade LSD mounted to the NC.


The engine has some new parts fitted along side it to, like the Fujitsubo Legalis R Exhaust he has installed. This would give the Roadster a deep sporty exhaust note, and help free up some power. A HKS Super Hybrid air filter has also helped. A fidanza flywheel and Exeddy clutch have also made their way onto the MZR engine.


Russel decided that it was time to let go of his beloved Roadster.

“I must say, It was a hard decision to let this car go, but I know it was the right choice for me at the moment. The car was always a compromise from the beginning and fulfilled a need for a while. But it now joins the long list of cars that have previously lived in “my garage”.”

On April the 2nd, 2010 Russel had sold his NC Roadster.

“So after about 12000klms and a couple of years, the journey has ended for me, but only just starting for someone else.”

“I hope they enjoy the experience.”

You can view all the ups and downs Russ had with his NC here.

Remember guys, We are always looking for new Roadsters to feature, so if you have a killer Roadster you would like to see on RoadsterGarage.net, then shoot us an email at roadstergarage@live.com.au

Congrats Russel, You are the Roadster Of The Week!

-Mazda Roadster NCEC:

Power Retractable Hard Top (RHT)
2008 NCEC-251XXX
5 Speed Base Model
Body Colour : 32S Galaxy Grey
MG One Body Coating.

-Mazda Options:

Floor Mats
Rear Trunk Mat.
Mazda Leather Brake lever
Mazda Alloy Pedal Covers

 -Exterior Options Standard on RHT:

RHT Chrome Head Light Option
RHT Chrome Front Grille Surround
RHT Chrome Door Handle Set

 -Exterior:

GT-Roadster NR Spec Sticker Set (Hand Cut)
Bonnet / Side / Front
Maker Logo Sticker Set (Hand Cut)
M’z tune Front Lip Spoiler (painted)
NOPRO (Nogami Project) Rear Under Spoiler (painted)
Integral Kobe Jet’s Master Spec Carbon Front Canards
Craft Square TC-F NCEC Carbon/Aluminium GT Mirrors
Tuckin99 Front Number Stay
Mazda Clear Indicator Lenses

-Footwork:

Mazda OEM Roadster “RS” Grade LSD (Limited Slip Differential)
Wakos LSD Oil.
Ohlins DFV Adjustable Coilovers.
NOPRO Short Stabilser Links.

 -Wheels and Tyres:

Advan Racing RG II 17×7.5 +45
Yokohama S drive tyres 205/45/17
Rays 16×8 CE28N (Swapped on before sale)

-Engine:

Fujitsubo Legalis R Exhaust
HKS Super Hybrid Air Filter Element.
Fidanza Flywheel
Exeddy Clutch & Cover
Run Max Stainless Clutch line

-Electronics:

Blitz Throttle Controller

-Interior:

Nardi Classic 340mm〔N344〕 Black Spoke Punched Leather Grey X Stitch Steering Wheel
Works Bell Rapfix II Boss Black
Kenwood CD Reciever E323
AWD Alloy Full Dash Panel Kit ( Vent rings and AC rings not installed )

Random Snap – 005

An oldie but a goodie, A Pitcrew Roadster belting it down a long stretch of road.

Roadster Of The Week – Norwegian NA6

This weekly Roadster belongs to Vegard’s NA6, coming from the land of Norway.

“November of 2007 I bought my red car. It was stock with a rusty and broken exhaust, my first present for the car was fluid’s and for christmas it got a new exhaust from Racing beat. -10 C, ramps and a few hours later I’ve installed my first mods, oh the joy.”

Vegard got straight into modifying when purchasing this NA6, and it has been through quite a few transitions.

This MX-5 has an array of JDM parts attached to it, like a Garage Vary front lip, Runabout mirrors, and fuel lid and a set of KG Works turn signal intakes to name a few.

What are those wheels you ask?  They are Compomotive ML with 15×9 sizing, -+ 0 offset, and they fill out the Junbiride flares perfectly, along with the Toyo 225/45/R15 R888’s.


Pop the bonnet, and have a look inside, the keen eye will spot the upgraded radiator, ARC intake, and Racing Beat intake/header.


Interior has been sorted out with a few understated touches. I.e a KEY!S Racing steering wheel, Zoom door pockets, door handles and hand brake handle. It also has an awesome KGworks starter panel.


The undercarriage and suspension have been vastly modified, with a BSP front and rear chassis brace, Eibach springs, Tokico Illumina dampers, H&R Swaybars, 949 Racing Endlinks, a 1.8 brake upgrade, and 1.8 diff upgrade.


Vegard dreams of one day, dumping a rotary engine into his Roadster, and upgrading the suspension further. If it were to happen, this would set apart this MX-5 from the rest of the Norwegian enthusiasts ten-fold.

To follow Vegard’s up’s and down’s, have a look at his build thread below.

http://www.clubroadster.net/vb_forum/showthread.php?t=14517

Congrats mate, you are this weeks “Roadster Of The Week”!

Beatrush Number Plate Bracket

So in the 28th, I was woken by a pleasant surprise! It was the courier with my Beatrush number plate bracket.

I ordered this on the 22nd of January from “335laile” on Ebay Australia. They are Beatrush, all the orders come out of their own factory, they are not a vendor of Laile/Beatrush, these guys are the real deal.

http://myworld.ebay.com.au/335laile/

This number plate bracket is different in design to many others, normally the offset number plate brackets are mounted to the front tow hook, (or baby teeth as some like to call them). The Beatrush number plate bracket mounts on the reinforcement bar.

Due to this design, the Beatrush number plate bracket is a lot more stable then the tow hook attached counterparts.

They have really got this product right, it is over engineered for its purpose, and the quality is second to none.


Above is how the item was packaged, and below is what it looks like out of the box.


Beatrush quality isn’t cheap, this piece is advertised on Ebay for $70 + $40 shipping.

Some may say that this is too expensive for a simple number plate bracket, however having the cheaper variants and having the hassle of needing to tighten the single bolt every few days became very annoying. The positioning of the tow hook variants aren’t as nice as the beatrush bracket either, finally, you don’t need to keep the baby teeth on with this bracket either!

Argh Ess Argh!

As some may know, a rather rare piece popped on AU Ebay last week … An RSR exhaust, what makes this even more interesting is that it came off an NB.

I spotted it when the auction first began, then i forgot about it … until yesterday. I had another look, and I remember hearing the awesome sound the RSR creates on my friends NA, and I thought, that this has my name all over it!

 Never, have I seen an RSR listed on Ebay Australia, so I had to bid.
There was someone else chasing down this RSR exhaust, as the bidding was going back and forth all the way till listing ended, Tonight at 7:44pm AEST, and I won by a nail-biting 58 cents.

I’ll be getting my grubby mitts on this piece in a week or two hopefully.