I'd run the 3 in HS in '09, didn't really care for the car and have been running ES in a '94 R-Package Miata since, but now with STF around, I'm gonna start doing some "casual" STF prep to the 3 here soon, for events I don't care to be hyper-competitive at, but would like to just hop in the car in the morning with a tire gauge and a cigarette-lighter air compressor, go drive, then drive home.
I'm gonna take care of some low-hanging fruit maintenance items first, trans fluid (Redline), and brakes. Recommendations on pads? The Miata needs a harsher compound in the rear to combat front brake bias, so run stockies up front and HP+ in the back. I'm thinking HPS all around for the 3, but I would occasionally run into ABS ice mode issues on the car in HS, so want to avoid that.
Next I'll look at picking some some Konig Feathers in 17x7.5 w/NASA Discount, 225/45/17 Star Specs. I would be using these to drive around on most of the time, so need TPMS as well, that's pretty much a plug-and-play, correct?
As for suspension, just thinking of throwing on a big rear bar (Corksport)? And then the Mazdaspeed coilovers. Recommendations on front camber plates for them? I've also been told to pick up the Mazdaspeed adjustable rear camber links, but can substitute if there's a much better product in the same price range. Would also probably do a Dynotronics reflash just for easy power / economy.