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?

RoadsterGarage Shop Now Open!

I’ve decided to open up a shop selling various parts for the Roadster. I can get pretty much any type of kit listed for ANY car, So if your after a certain something for your Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes or Audi, Shoot me an email and I’ll see what I can do for you.

So check it out!

A Roadster Has Fallen

Some may remember this Roadster from a recent ROTW. Anyway, Chris had an accident in it not too long ago, And has decided to part the car out. Here’s a few pictures of the carnage that went on.

Hitting a concrete pole at 80km/h an hour will cause this kinda damage. It’s good to know that Chris is ok though (bar a few cuts and stitches), It could have been a lot worse.



To check out whats left on his car, Check this out.

RG Stickers Are In!

You heard right, I just got the first batch of Roadster Garage stickers. Show your support and grab a few from here.

Roadster Of The week – Frode’s NA6


This weeks ROTW is from Norway where the owner, Frode has been modifying it for 2 years.

“Madeleine (as I call her) is a 1992 Silverstone Mx-5, I’ve had her for a year and a half, and really enjoyed every time I get behind the wheel, both winter and summer.

actually I was looking for a AE86 when I found her, but the few that are for sale here in Norway are way to pricey (we didn’t actually get them here).

she was priced just right and for sale just 1 hours drive from my house, went down and it was “love” at first glance.”


 The Silverstone coloured Miata has a very old school JDM look to it, with the Trap lip up front and meatballs down the sides of the NA6.  The theme continues with a pair of Vitaloni California mirrors and Zoom engineering headlight duct.

“I’ve always been a fan of all things Japanese, So I took a kind of JDM approach”, States Frode.

The nostalgic JDM theme has been continued in the cockpit too. Frode has a beautiful Nardi classic steering wheel to place his hands on while driving. Some cool looking Roadster checkered floor mats compliment the interior too. You can also find a Works Bell boss kit, Quick release kit, And Mazdaspeed roll bar lurking in the cabin too.

The engine has been slightly revised too, OBX headers and an I.L Motorsport exhaust are bolted to the side of the B6 engine. Spark has been improved with a set of red Magnacore spark plug leads, These puppies are 8.5mm thick! The engines breathing system has also been improved, Out goes the OEM setup, A Pipercross induction kit has replaced it.
These basic modifications would give Frode’s Roadster a nice boost in power, and a nice aggressive sound too.


The 18-year-old suspension would have seen better days for sure, So Frode swapped out the standard components for a set of KYB AGX dampers and Triple S lowering springs. A Tanabe strut tower bar helps tie the front of the car together.

Wondering what those wheels are? They are a set of Rota RB’s which were custom-made for Frode. They are 15×8 with an offset of +25. Kumho SPT tyres are wrapped around the Rotas.


Theres still a lot of things that Frode wants to do to his Roadster. Plans for the future include a set of  Tein flex, Individual throttle bodies,  A set of camshafts, And maybe a set of SSR Reverse Mesh wheels.

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 Frode, You’re the ROTW!

Engine:

Pipercross Induction Kit
Magnacore 8.5 plugleads
I.L Motorsport Stainless Steel Exhaust
Obx Headers

Exterior:

Trap front lip
Vitaloni California Mirrors
Zoom-Eng headlight lid
Rennenmetal Tow Hooks
Cusco Licenceplate relocate
Short Antenna
15″ Meatballs

Chassis:

Kyb AGX Dampers
TripleS lowering springs (40mm)
Tanabe struttowerbar
Kumho Ecsta SPT 195/45/15
Custom made Rota RB 15×8 et 25
ProjectMU lugnuts

Interior:

Original checkered Roadster floor mats
Japanese Gearknob, Suichuuka (handed down from my old Datsun 1200(sunny 2dr.)
Works Bell short hub
Works Bell Quick release wheel hub
Nardi Classic 350 Steering wheel
Mazdaspeed Rollbar
Stereo

Roadster Of The Week – Chris’s NA6T Roadster


Article Written By: Adam Zitka
Photography By: Scott Deeley & Various

Building any car on a budget is not as easy as some might think, But Chris from Saskatchewan, Canada, Has managed to build himself a turbocharged NA6 without selling out his kidneys!

“I ended up picking up the car after some lady hit my current daily driver at the time. I had driven many Miatas before 2 NA’s, 2 NB’s and 1 NC, SO I had a good feeling about the car. As I was in college at the time, I was pursuing something reliable, but something I could also have fun with and still do track events with such as AutoX and tentatively drifting.

So after a few quick emails back and forth between the previous owner, I quickly booked a plane ticket to Calgary AB, and flew out that night on May 2 2008. While I was in Calgary, I ended up picking up a set of sport max 501 wheels as I wanted something more than winter tires to summer drive on. When I picked up the car I had a good feeling about it and it put a huge smile on my face. I drove it back home to Saskatoon SK(700km) and there was no doubt in my mind I had bought a good car.”


“My first event I did was an AM drift event in Edmonton AB in July of 2008. At the time my current specs were fairly stock. A welded in 4 pt roll bar I made, an air filter, an exhaust and coilovers. I placed 8th out of 37. I was pretty content sitting in my roadster now, knowing i could throw down with 300whp skylines, S13’s, S14’s etc. I was 1 of 4 cars at that event who didn’t have a turbo on their car.

The car pretty much stayed stock for the rest of the year. Keep in mind I’m going to school, and trying to fund and build a race car doesn’t exactly happen too quickly when you’re in school.”

Seeing these pictures of Chris sliding his Roadster must have you wondering what that body kit is. It is a replica of the legendary Arios body kit, And it suits Chris’s car to a tee. He’s currently rocking a set of Sportmax/XXR 002’s, In 15×8 0 offset sizing. The NA6 was recently painted a fresh gloss black too, replacing the original green paint work.

Giving the NA6 such a low ride height, Are a set of Megan Racing coilovers with 10kg springs on the front struts, And 8kg springs on the rear. Most know that Roadsters’s don’t have much lock when it comes to drifting, Chris has addressed this problem with a pair of Secret Element inner tie rods. These increase lock at over 25%.


The cabin has been revised recently too. The newest edition is the welded in rollcage painted fluro green. Chris is getting serious nowadays and the 4 point roll bar he made a while ago needed an upgrade. The pair of seats holding Chris into place are a set of Sparco sprints,RCI Harness’s strap him down to avoid too much movement during transitions. The  steering wheel of choice is a Momo, and other than the necessities like the Trsico Boost gauge and AEM V2 Wideband, The rest of the cabin is completely gutted.


Chris gives the Khumo SPT tyres absolute hell, Thanks to the Greddy TD05 turbocharger and Megan Racing manifold bolted to the side of the engine. Theres a Megan Racing 2.5 inch dump pipe and Speedtech 2.5 inch resonated exhaust extracting exhaust gases. A Ebay intercooler and custom 2.5 inch intercooler piping helping the engine keep it’s temperatures down. Some 7MGE 310cc injectors, A Blox FMU fuel pressure regulator, and 1JZ Supra fuel pump increase the fueling capabilities. Chris has also installed a blitz blow off valve that expels the 12 pounds of boost that this setup creates.

All of this is controled by an Apexi SAFC II and a Bipes ACU timing controller, Many say these kind of things are the “Band aid’s” of engine management, But hey, If Chris has managed to run such a setup with great reliability then it just goes to show how good these units really are.


“As far as the car looking good. After that first event it got really really beat up with the slippery track on the first day and the large amounts of mud that accumulated on the car. I guess that’s why I decided to retire it as a daily driver and do solely track with it. It isn’t exactly comfortable anymore but it gets the job done.

The roads here in Saskatchewan Canada also take quite a toll on a low car. WIth the harsh winters and hot summers, it really wrecks the roads fast, so you become quite good at dodging pot holes, cracking your aero and scraping frame.”


We can’t wait to see what the future hold for you and your Roadster Chris!

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 Chris, You are the Roadster Of The Week!

-Mechanical:

B6I-T – Made 115 whp stock
Greddy TD05 16G turbo running at 12lbs of boost
Megan Manifold
Megan 2.5″ down pipe
K&N Intake Filter
NGK Iridium Plugs and wires
Ebay Intercooler
Custom 2.5″ Intercooler piping
7MGE 315cc Injectors
BLOX FMU Fuel Pressure regulator
1JZ Supra Fuel Pump
Blitz Blow Off Valve
Custom 2.5″ exhaust with resonator made by Speedtech
A/C and Power Steering deleted

-Drivetrain:

1.8 Liter Clutchnet 6 puck Clutch with 99 Miata Fly wheel
1996 Miata Welded Diff

Footwork:

Megan Racing Coilovers 10/8kg Springs
Secret Element Tie rods
RSR Strut Bar
Full Custom 6pt Cage made to my specs
Sport Max 002 wheels 15×8 0
Kuhmo SPT tires 195/45/15
Hawk HP+ Brake pads

-Interior:

Sparco Sprint Racing Seats
RCI 5pt Harnesses
Momo Steering wheel
Trsico Boost gauge
AEM V2 Wideband
Mazda Speed E brake handle with spin turn knob
Gutted otherwise

-Exterior:

Knock off Arios Full Kit
Painted basic gloss black
Mazda Oem hardtop
Blue lensed headlights and bulbs

Weekend Photoshoot

Well today I decided to give the car a wash and take some snaps of it. Thanks panda for coming out and giving me a hand <3.

This will probably be the last time the car will be clean until the kit is painted.

Enjoy the photos guys!