It’s been a year this week since I got the NB. In that time I’ve put 16723 miles on it and done the following mods:

Racing Beat 1.25" sway bar w/ brace blocks and poly bushings

OEM Mazdaspeed Miata springs

Koni Yellow adjustible sport shocks


Pioneer double DIN head unit

Voodoo shift knob w/ custom shift boot

Custom quilted headliner

Flowmaster 60 Delta series muffler

Aluminum-tanked radiator

Kensun HIDs

SuperBrightLEDs switchback turn signals

Yellow fog lights

GV front lip rep

Driver’s seat foamectomy (still need to do the passenger seat)

RE71r tires

I think that about covers it.

When I got it:



Unfortunately my leather steering wheel has taken a beating in that time.


Yikes. There’s an ‘02SE wheel in really good condition on eBay for $130 but unfortunately that isn’t $130 I have to spare at the moment. My other thought is to buy an all-black one (from a Protege or non-SE miata) since they’re more common and dye it brown, or get the holy grail, the wood OEM NB Nardi wheel:


UNF. I wish I had the funds because that wheel makes my heart hurt.