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My 2011 graphite mica hatch mods!

I've had my Mazda 3, 2.5L 6sp manual, for 2 years now and I really enjoy driving it. I have done some cosmetic mods to the exterior. First I painted my emblems, and tinted the windows.
Last winter I slid into a curb and cracked up my bumper cover on the drivers side. So I picked up an after market bumper cover on ebay.
There sure isn't much choice for the 2010+ models.
After a lot of searching I finally found one that looked decent quality, had a smaller grin than stock, and that I liked the looks of. I just got it painted and installed 2 weeks ago. I really like how it turned out. The body shop even mounted my painted hood emblem on the new cover for me!
Now to get my new wheels mounted up with some decent street treads, and get some winter tires for my stock wheels.

My other projects are to tint the head and tail lights, paint my brake calipers and add an SRI.


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Looks really good!

Some friendly criticism:
Not too fond of the red emblems on the back.. Maybe it's just the picture but it seems like too much is going on back there. I would suggest removing them completely.

But everything else looks great. I really like that bumper cover/grille. Gives it a unique look.


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The new set of wheels look pretty sweet too!
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The bumper grille combo is very sharp looking. Get a pic of the new wheels on, too!

I don't know how I feel about all the red, it is very strong - maybe too loud for the rest of it, but that's your call. Looks nice though!
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I came out of work today and saw someone had parked their 3 right next to mine. I had to snap a few pics.


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Lol i do that too and always find it amusing when others do the same


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Clean - I like it! I find that when I park places in my Speed, it seems it is a magnet for other Mazdas to park near or next to.
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I got my Enkei's put on today!




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Those Enkei's look great.

May I ask what model and size those are?
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