Random Snap – 027

Check out Phil’s rig, Look at those bright orange SSR Mark II’s. I bet you’ve never seen anything like it on an NB before huh? Pretty damn dope to say the least.


Random Snap – 016

Rob’s NB has changed hands recently, It’s good to see the new owner keeping it similar to what Rob had it.

Random Snap – 010

Heres an NA from the U.K with nice ride height and SSR wheels, Oh … It’s driven by a girl too! You go girl!

Roadster Of The Week – Mike’s NB Miata

This weeks Roadster is yet another from the American forum, Clubroadster.net

Mike’s NB has always been a favorite of mine, and when the opportunity came to feature it, I jumped straight on it!

He is no stranger to the NB Roadster, owning one before this silver beast (which was supercharged mind you). He wanted to gain more out of the Miata, and when the Titanium SE went up for sale, he couldn’t resist the temptation to own it.

The main thing(s) that drew Mike into the purchase of this MX5 was the whole package created by the P.O, Willwood brakes, Flyin Miata  FMII Turbo Kit, undercarriage Bracing and Ohlins suspension all tied together to create a type of car that he wanted his NB8A to become.

“my car at the time was an emerald green 99 Miata that had just about every bolt-on possible, It wasn’t a fast car. Quick, yes, but I wanted more.” 

The car was purchased as a good package to begin with, but Mike couldn’t help himself to further modifying the Miata.

Cosmetic changes consist of the Garage Vary bumper, Bomex mirrors, OEM large side skirts, OEM small rear mudflaps, Mazdaspeed headlights and spoiler, to name a few.

Mike has installed an array of factory parts in the interior like 10AE seats, 2003 Miata Sinshen Edition door panel inserts, and a NB8A cluster.

The Engine sure packs that punch Mike has looked for, for so long. It is running the FMII kit with an upgraded intercooler, 550cc injectors, 3 inch turbo back exhaust and  Hydra Nemesis ECU. Cooling is aided with a PWR Radiator and Custom coolant reroute.

Suspension has been upgraded with Ohlins coilovers, Flyin Miata swaybars, flyin Miata rear cannon brace and a Beatrush PPF and Diff brace.

Braking is happily looked after by the Brembo Gran Turismo 12.5″ 2 piece rotors and 4 piston calipers.

The Titanium NB makes roughly 270hp at the wheels, with stock internals. Whats more impressive is that this is Mike’s daily driver, and it occasionally sees Auto X, track days and even a little bit of drifting.

To get in contact with Mike, view more photos, or see how his build, his CR.net user name is “Doppelganger”. You can also find him on cardomain http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3224620 and his pictures on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/30268211@N02/

Congrats Mike, you are this weeks ROTW!