So.. you want to lower your car to the absolute ground.. grab the widest and deepest dish wheels you can fit.. flare your fenders or get a widebody kit.. and run enough camber to make your local tire shop cry.. you probably like the stance look.
Here’s a quick guide to building a stance Miata:
- Choose your starting point: You can either start with a stock Miata or one that has already been modified. If you’re starting with a stock Miata, it’s important to decide which generation of the car you want to work on, as each generation has its own unique characteristics and parts availability.
- Set your budget: Building a stance style Miata can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, so it’s important to set a budget to ensure that you don’t overspend. Determine how much you’re willing to spend on each aspect of the build and stick to it.
- Choose your wheels and tires: A key element of a stance style Miata is the wheels and tires. You’ll want to choose wheels that are wider than the stock wheels and have a lower offset. This will give your Miata a more aggressive look and improved grip. You’ll also want to choose tires that are lower profile to give your Miata a lower stance.
- Suspension: To get the perfect stance, you’ll need to lower your Miata’s suspension. There are a few options for doing this, including coilovers, lowering springs, and air suspension. Each option has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to research and choose the one that’s best for your budget and goals.
- Body modifications: Depending on your personal preference, you may want to make some body modifications to your Miata to give it a more aggressive look. This could include things like a front splitter, side skirts, fender flares, and a rear wing.
- Interior: While the exterior of your Miata is important, don’t forget about the interior. You can add racing seats, a roll cage, and other performance-enhancing modifications to give your Miata a more race-inspired look.
- Final touches: Once you’ve completed the major modifications to your Miata, it’s time to add the final touches. This could include things like custom paint, decals, vinyl wrap, or underglow.
“Every day that I can work on my Miata, drive my Miata, or even think about my Miata is a good day.”— Dylan Howell, Only Miata