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    thejeans 2005 mz3

    well... since some people have been telling me to make a build thread, i finally gave in, im a little boraed at work right now and this seemed like a great way to kill some time

    2005 Mazda3s
    Black Mica Hatchback
    5 speed

    Mods:
    Wheels and Suspension:
    18" Mazdaspeed6 wheels (painted Bronze)
    17" Stock 5 spoke wheels painted Gunmetal Gray (dust collecting wheels )
    16" Sport Edition F2 with Gislaved NordFrost3 snow tires (Winter Wheels)
    Mazdaspeed (Accessory) Front and Rear Sway Bars
    GTSPEC Link Reinforcement Panel
    Tein S-Techs
    SPC Adjustable Rear Camber Links
    Vibrant Strut Bar
    MS3 Mid-Chassis Brace

    Performance:
    Simota Twin Charger CAI
    Stock MazdaSpeed3 CBE
    Thunder Catted Header
    M3M Race/Test Pipe (Cat Delete)
    VCTS Delete
    Timing Advanced
    Balance Shaft Delete
    WeaponR ETD
    Corksport Rear Motor Mount Inserts
    Topspeed Passenger Side Motor Mount
    Flex Innovations Grounding Kit
    Flex Innovations Big 3
    PowerSlot Slotted Rotors with Hawk HPS pads

    Lighting:
    6000k 35w TechOne HID Kit
    Indy Fog Mod
    2008.5 Mazdaspeed3 Outer Tail Lights
    SilverStar Front Turn Signal Bulbs
    "Zoom-Zoom" Third Brake Light Cover
    Angel Eyes (with orange reflector removed)
    Yellow Fog Overlays
    Smoked LED Side Markers
    Blacked out Southern Sufer Reflector Overlays

    Exterior:
    Spider Dual Tone Horns
    PartsPlaza Eyelids
    Open Mouth Grill
    Acura RDX Stubby Antenna
    HD Lip
    Spoiler Lip
    Part Plaza Hood Dampers
    20% Ceramic Tint
    Duplicolor Red-Painted Calipers
    Black and Red Painted Engine, Battery and Fuse Covers
    "Batman" M Rear Emblem
    Door Moldings Removed
    2.3 removed

    Interior:
    Redid (Dyed) Headliner and (Painted) Pillars (black)
    White LED Interior Lights
    TWM Short Throw Shifter
    M3M shifter bushings
    Greddy Counter-Weight Shift Knob
    (red) LED's in Air Vents
    (red) 12' LED strips under dash
    Mazda3 All Weather Rubber Mats (winter use only)
    sok07 Pedals and Deadpedal
    Custom upholstered Dash Strip
    Custom made Shift Boot
    Custom upholstered Arm Rest
    Custom upholstered Door Panels

    Video of all 3 runs from the Pittsburgh Dyno Day 2009 (Mustang Dyno)
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    day i picked it up from the dealership...



    next came tint, removing the pinstripe, wheels, and eyelids



    intake, exhaust, and some other minor mods came next....
    the back tires needed replaced i pulled the wheels off and threw the stockers back on, but painted them gunmetal before doing so...



    in the fall i decided to get springs, sways and a few other things...
    Before:


    During:





    After:


    Last edited by thejeans; 07-28-2009 at 03:38 PM.

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    at this point winter was approaching quickly, and i found a REALLY good deal on a 3rd set of wheels with snow tires already on them...


    winter was fairly slow modding wise, did a few things like add dual tone horns, install some angel eyes and a few other things...


    spring came back around and i got back into buying more parts...
    got nervous my wheels wouldnt fit with the drop on the car, tested it and it fit...


    since that point i have mainly focused on mods that would make the car quicker:
    header, race pipe, deleting the vcts, advancing the timing, motor mount, engine torque damper, grounding the throttle body, and some others... dont really have pics of some of those things

    in july of 09 i decided to buy myself a set of stock ms6 wheels, proceeded to paint them bronze
    when they first when on the car...



    after i painted them bronze


    Last edited by thejeans; 07-28-2009 at 03:51 PM.

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    I've driven it before, and got to ride in it on Sunday. I must say that if I was ever to buy a Mazda 3, I'd do it the same way as this one. I was impressed by it.

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    taggin to check this after work

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    Yeah, it's a pretty badass looking 3. For some reason, I have a soft spot for non-MS3 3's. Very well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MazdaTom View Post
    Yeah, it's a pretty badass looking 3. For some reason, I have a soft spot for non-MS3 3's. Very well done!
    thanks... im hoping to have some vids up soon, got one of the "new" sound coming from the exhaust lol, installed the header over the weekend and the race pipe last weekend, went to a school parking lot sunday night around 10pm to get a vid of how it sounds... should be up tomorrow

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    theres a chance i might have some new goodies... i should have the grill this week so ill get pics up once i get it
    Last edited by thejeans; 08-03-2009 at 12:34 PM.

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    yes. I like Nascar. Deal with it. iLisa's Avatar
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    lookin good.

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    What it lacks in luxury it more than makes up for in smiles per gallon

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    I dont always bro, but when I do... Tungsten6's Avatar
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    car looks really good
    2013 Mazdaspeed 3 w/ Technology Package
    JBR 88 Duro RMM/JBR Shifter Bushings/JBR Shifter Weight/Corksport Stage 2 SRI/Cobb APv2/Turbosmart Dual Port BOV

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