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post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 11-23-2011, 03:47 AM Thread Starter
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EBellis Mazda3 Build 2.3 (mild na build)

(not sure if this is where this goes... mods move if necessary)

My mod list prior to having to build motor:
Acura RDX Antenna
Injen Cold Air Intake
Magnaflow Catback Exhaust
DIY TB Grounding
BC Racing Coilover (with custom spring rates)
Enkei RPF1's
Custom wrapped door panels and headliner
Alpine W505 w/ blackbird II
Hertz Audio ML3000 Sub (in custom box)
Hertz Audio ESK 165 (front doors)
Hertz Audio ECX 690 (rear doors)
Diamond Audio 1000.2 Amp (bridged to 1000.1 @ 4 ohms for sub)
Diamond Audio 700.4 Amp (for door speakers)

[img width=1024 height=575]http://ebellis.smugmug.com/photos/i-jPSDBfN/0/X2/i-jPSDBfN-X2.jpg[/img]




Then I spun 3 out of 4 rod bearings a few months back...

took it to the dealer and they wanted more than i wanted to spend for an oem block

soooo I decided to take the car and motor to david and eric over at SSP Texas (ssptx.com), this is what we were looking at and ended up doing:

[img width=431 height=768]http://ebellis.smugmug.com/photos/i-FJTkZHz/0/X3/i-FJTkZHz-X3.jpg[/img]


also threw in some upgraded valve springs and retainers, clutch, lightweight flywheel and header while the engine is off.






engine out for teardown


just some pics of the gauge set up

went with defi advance BF for oil pressure, oil temp and exhaust gas temp and AEM Uego Wideband for A/F




with CP-E center and side gauge pods

videos won't embed but:
at start up:
http://ebellis.smugmug.com/gallery/1...7_Q8sjG59-A-LB

and at power off:
http://ebellis.smugmug.com/gallery/1...4_zsvpxgW-A-LB

ended up going with exedy lightweight flywheel, clutchmasters fx200 w/ kevlar plate clutch, and vibrant header

We ended up deciding to tune it using mazda edit, which initially we ran into a few issues but got it set up eventually.

The car is currently making 160whp and 153 ft-lb on a mustang dyno, they also were able to raise the speed limiter and raise the rev limiter to 8,000 RPM
(dynojet vs mustang dyno, dyno jet tends to read 15-20% higher http://g35driver.com/forums/engine-d...good-read.html)
[img width=432 height=768]http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/380552_10150977766290177_897580176_21817013_684970 78_n.jpg[/img]

[img width=580 height=768]http://ebellis.smugmug.com/photos/i-3WMMKPg/0/O/i-3WMMKPg.jpg[/img]

there is still some power to be pulled out via tune, but there were some tables not included in mazda edit that the tuner would have liked to see. He is emailing the programmer who made mazda edit to see if we can't find the tables he is looking for. The mechanic who built my motor was telling me that mazda edit seems to be leaps and bounds better than the CP-E standback he has on his girlfriend's boosted 3 sedan. Future plans may include some cams and possibly a turbo

dyno videos should be coming soon
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Re: EBellis Mazda3 Build 2.3 (mild na build)

more info on the tuning. mazdaedit seems like it would be a good solution for our cars. the tactrix box is only $170. add on the software and its about the cost of a used SB, without having to do any wiring mods and you get direct tuning...

interested to know what it's capable of. if it could be used on a boosted motor, etc.

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Re: EBellis Mazda3 Build 2.3 (mild na build)

Well the shop that tuned mine went ahead and bought mazda edit pro so it cost me less than a header. As far as boosted applications they haven't had a chance to mess with them yet, but I know it's on the list of things to do. There are a few tables my tuner is working on getting from the developer of mazda edit to make it easier to use. We're assuming the tables are there because Cobb AP for speed has them. So it should be a matter of finding them. I will update you as I can and I will see if some one from the shop can get on here and give better/more info.
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Re: EBellis Mazda3 Build 2.3 (mild na build)

excellent choice on the gauges! love the startup/off vids of them :P

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Do you go to MSU? I think I've seen your car in the parking lot of The Pointe! It looks pretty sweet!
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That would indeed be me
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Cool!
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3rd gear dyno pull
Mazda3 2.3l Built Motor Dyno Tune 3rd Gear

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need some engine mounts


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Re: EBellis Mazda3 Build 2.3 (mild na build)

^Got the jump on me...

Holy shit batman get some new engine mounts. That third gear dyno pull shows some nasty engine flex...

AWR, TRZ and TRZ seem to be the least expensive and most reliable combo. AWR Passenger = 180 dollars, TRZ Transmission + Dogbone = 200 dollars for both, 100 each.

EDIT: Later on you should turbo.... lower compression pistons and you should be good past 300whp lol
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