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  1. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I have no words to describe these rooms. Wow, just wow.
  2. vlenhoff

    Hi-Metal R

    Sick! Wow, bravo! This is the sickest thing I've seen today. So cool man!
  3. I am going to third this.
  4. Hey Sqidd, sorry about the delayed replay. I've been super busy. I own the most hated Miata of the all: The NC Miata. It is basically a shortened and lightened RX-8, and therefor it is a bit heavier than its prior iterations. Those wheel arches are stock, and that roof comes down in 13 seconds or so, using electricity. I just got her back actually, and now she has a 8.4 lb lightweight flywheel, and stage one clutch. I thought it already had a lightened flywheel, but I was wrong. So when the clutch went, I upgraded/replaced the entire clutch system. I never thought I would own a Miata, as they are not really powerful, but after having two modified WRX[s] I settled for this little house fly of a car. Telepathic and "chuckable" are some of the reasons I love this car. Light wheels, lugnuts, and lighter MisterR coilover suspension made it ever more fun. This is the first time I've driven a car with a lightened flywheel and I absolutely love it. I go on drives to no where for no reason, just for fun. Don't get me wrong, I love power, but this car is fun at any speed.
  5. vlenhoff

    Hi-Metal R

    Quadruple this.
  6. You are in a roll! So much goodness! Ha ha Godzilla fighting a GPB, hilarious. I like your car collection too! Great acquisitions everyone!
  7. Wow, I had no idea! I did have a few of those GPK cards back in the day, but I never saw these before. Not that I recall anyhow.
  8. It is a power retractable roof, and the wheel arches are stock. Yes, I love the way it drives, but it is a visceral experience. You basically feel everything on the road. I really love this lil' thing. Telepathic is a good way to describe it. I've had power and speed for over 12 years, and now I finally decided to go the fun way, rather than the not to 60 way. The thing for me is a fast car is fun driven fast, but these lil Mx-5 are fun all the time. It is not for everyone, but I truly enjoy it. Honestly it is a useless a car in every other sense, as it is only intended to be driven. This is the GT trim, so it has LSD, 6 speed MT, leather, heated seats, Xenon headlamps, and it is my daily driver. I know it might add a little weight, but I really wanted these items. Same here, it took me years to go for a less powerful engine, but I am so glad I finally did it. I did install Mister R coilovers, so the ride height is slightly lower than stock. I did drive an NB in my research process, but I have to say, even when this NC2 mk3.2 is the fattest of them all, it is my favorite. I am not entirely sure, but I believe the only previous owner installed a lightened flywheel. It revs so fast, it is crazy. The NC2 is actually a shortened and lightened RX-8 chasis, but it is not that much heavier than previous iterations. I got Flying Miata Kogeki wheels at 15.6lb and lightened lugnuts, and it really feels amazing in any situation. I am not going to super or turbocharge it. The mission is to follow the Lotus philosophy: "add lightness". I may get a lighter exhaust, and lighter 2 piece rotors later on. This car won't win you any drag races, but it is fun from the moment you start it to the moment you park it. I've had 2 modified WRX[s] and loved them, but I adore this little car. Have you posted pics of your SS? I can't rememeber.
  9. Special shout out to tf_lab @ Ebay. USPS lost Jazz' filler parts on the mail, and then they failed to follow up on it. tf_lab quickly responded to emails, and they even sent a replacement at no cost to me. I'm not sure this is the proper space to communicate this, but he sells filler parts for the Licensed transformers we explore here. In any case, a super nice ebayer with a heart of gold needs exposure. Edit in: I sold all my transformers except for my MP editions. Earthrise Jazz looks spot on to me, and I had to get it. I am not sure I will continue the line, but I had to have him. He isn't perfect, but it screams proper G1 to me. The rest of the line has gone up in price, so Jazz might be the end of the line for me. What a fun little bot he is.
  10. I have taken a hiatus in my MP collection. Just letting things settle for a bit. I have stream lined my collection, and condensing it. We'll see what the future brings.
  11. Congratulations! I was never able to complete it. This was my dream in Masterpiece form, but I can't bring myself to buy Hound, and I think Grapple/Inferno are too small. Maybe I am being too picky. What's the best Jazz in the after market world? and Mirage? Hoist? Meh, I give up.
  12. I bought these two, two dollar magnets. I could not find the Macross' skull, so Capt. Harlock's will do. Weirdly the black color looks so much lighter on the picture. This is the panel where the European model has the blinkers [the American model has the blinkers at the front corner] . I thought they'd look bigger, but for four bucks it was worth it. Let's see how quickly they get stolen!
  13. Sorry to hear Saviant. I hope you're enjoying your ride. Sometimes I go for drives, not necessarily to a destination, but only to enjoy the ride. Sort things out, listen to music, listen to the wind, and the sound of the engine. Man and machine in glorious harmony. Have fun, and drive defensively. The VF-2SS and the 1D are two of my favorites. I also wanted the 1D badly. It was the very first Valk I ever wanted. Sadly NY stiffed me with the fast packs, but hey, one day i'll get a set. Nice display too man.
  14. I do like fat cars too, lol. Yeah, It is the Ford years. They were working with Mazda, and they instructed them to use the RX-8 platform to produce the MK3 NC Miata. As a result the NC Miata is a little bigger than the other two previous Miatas, as it runs in the shortened, lightened RX-8 platform. My car actually has interchangeable parts with the Rx-8. My Miata's wiper stalk is actually a used one from an Rx-8, since i like their intermittent wiper levels better. The new Supra shares the Z4 platform, not the ND mk4 MIata's. Amen, it is always the answer. A friend of mine also drives an MK2 NB Miata, and he adores it. He has an RX-7, a modified Mazdaspeed 3, and he mostly drives the Miata. If anything the Miata always had a bad image, as a powerless girl car, but in reality it is the most raced car in the world. Cheap to buy use, cheap to fix, and fun to drive. If you google "the most raced car in the world", the answer will be... This is correct, the Fiat 124 spyder shares the totally new Mk4 ND Miata platform. I loved my modified WRX[s] but i adore this tiny thing. It took me a long time to find the perfect one for me, but ii am so glad I waited this long. Edit in: Going back to the Valks. I have always loved that initial moment when Roy was trying to familiarize HIkaru with the VF-1 in the middle of an invasion. Then he goes and takes a boogie out, and gets separated. I wanted a Valkyrie so bad back then, and it was just impossible to get. It is amazing to live in a time when we can have 1/100, 1/60, and 1/48 finished versions of our beloved Mecha heroes. I really wish Bandai would've given us a tiny sitting Minmei for the back seat. I mean, they gave us a tiny Misa for the HMR VT-1, which was nice. I don't get it, Bandai, I don't get it!
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