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1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Alignment

February 10, 2011

 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Alignment

We got the Project Miata aligned yesterday. Although eventually we'll be stuffing bigger wheels and tires under the Miata's fenders, the '97 hadn't been aligned since Engineering Editor Jason Kavanagh swapped over the suspension bits from the '94. So it needed to be done.

Jeff, the tech over at Stokes Tire Pros, was cool and did his best to get the Miata to the camber, caster and toe specs requested by JayKav.

 1997 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Alignment

Now properly aligned and with increased negative camber at the front, the Miata should be more lively and willing to turn in. I'll wring it out a bit on some mountain roads this weekend to see how Project Miata performs when driven the way it was meant to be driven. 

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 128,976 miles  

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