So last week I was able to buy a used Mazdaspeed accessory CAI off of the forum. Came with 2 filters and 2 brand new bottles of cleaner. Install went very smooth except that the original owner forgot to provide the rubber vibration mount. Quick look in the garage and I managed to find a spacer that fit perfectly. Butt dyno likes it, seems to be a bit more power around 3k RPM but haven't had a chance to get some runs with it on course. Since this is my first car it's been a learning experience as far as mods and what to focus on first and what to leave till the last part of a build. A few things I jumped in to quickly on was the rear swaybar and the KW V3 coilovers. The lack of camber plates really hurts the front suspension and I probably should have bought the BC racing Double adjustable or just stuck with their single adjustable. That being said I'm very happy with how the car handles now and I can't imagine going back to a stock handling Mazda 3.
I ordered a Hotchkis rear sway bar, but they were on back order and won't be here for another week. I'm not sure I'll be able to test that change before the DC tour which it looks like I will be attending. This 12 hour drive might be a little brutal and I'm not looking forward to sleeping in the car but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for things you love!
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