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Project: Respect The Roadster - Wheels and Tires

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Project: Respect The Roadster - Wheels and Tires

Wheels and tires are usually the first upgrade or modification people do when modifying their cars. It was definitely at the top of our list as the right combination can dramatically change the look of the car and how it handles. We were looking for a light weight wheel and a meaty, grippy tire combo for our Miata. We found both with this combo: 14x7 +19 offset Gold Enkei RPF1 Racing Series Wheel and Toyo's R888 205/55r14 meaty Proxes tires. The Miata previously had 15x7's with 205/50/15 tires so we wanted a tire that would end up close to the...

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Project: Respect The Roadster - Overview

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Project: Respect The Roadster - Overview

Welcome to our first WMD project car post. The "Respect The Roadster" project will be broken down into multiple install post. This being the first post, we will give you an overview of what's to come, and some background on why we chose to go with the Miata platform. Also, we're not experts on the Miata platform so we'd love to hear from you. Share your opinions and/or experience with Miatas in the comment section! So let's get going. Being part of both the Enkei team and WMD has given me the opportunity to travel to many motorsports events, conventions,...

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John's AE86 at Formula Drift Palm Beach

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John's AE86 at Formula Drift Palm Beach

A little over a week before Formula Drift Round 3, we were not planning on having a car in our tent since we only had a 20x10 space available rather than the usual 30x10. But we decided last minute we could probably fit an AE86 in that extra 10 feet if we scooted the car's ass end into the inside of our tent. A last minute plea to our Facebook and Instagram friends got us in touch with John who live in the area and had an AE86. He was up for a couple of days straight before the event...

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Michael Essa Wins Formula Drift Rnd 3 Palm Beach

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Michael Essa Wins Formula Drift Rnd 3 Palm Beach

Formula Drift round 3 took place at Palm Beach International Raceway this past weekend where Michael Essa, driver of the GSR Yokohama Tire BMW E46, took the number one spot. The rain was expected throughout the weekend but only really came down during Friday night's practice session - other than a few sprinkles off and on, the track was pretty much dry. Michael Essa might have only qualified in the 21st position but he came to win for Saturday's main event. It was Essa's first-ever Formula Drift podium finish and it was a good one - winning first place! A...

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Drift: Formula Drift Rnd 2 at Road Atlanta | Pt 1

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Most of us who follow Formula Drift around the country would agree, if you only had one round you could attend in the season, round 2 at Road Atlanta would be the one. One of, if not the most energetic Formula Drift crowd in the series combined with an awesome track with a crazy fast entry, can only make for an exciting event. Formula Drift's first ever event took place here at Road Atlanta. Road Atlanta also built horse shoe part of the track specifically for Formula Drift. It's one thing to convince a professional race track to host a...

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