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eSienk 02-05-2014 11:09 PM

eSienk's Mazdaspeed3 STX Solo project
 

eSienk 02-05-2014 11:15 PM

I'll be starting off by raiding the parts bin from the wrecked Mazda3 STF car. Parts that are able to be swapped over will be. The rest sold to go towards this build.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3690/1...5e9db2cefb.jpg
STF car in a box!

The intake and brake pads are obviously not interchangeable. Aside from that, the right rear damper was damaged (bent) when the old 3 was totaled. Most of the other parts pictured will end up on the Speed3.

The Speed was purchased with some previous owner mods, luckily all tasteful and well executed. But more importantly all STX legal! More on that will follow.

Also you can see I've already swapped the Sparco/Super Sport combo from the old car.

Adam3s 02-06-2014 12:07 AM

Looking forward to following your build Eric! I'll be rooting for you this year!

eSienk 02-07-2014 10:37 PM

New parts are starting to come in. It won't be much longer until the big install day!
Finally getting some reasonable linear spring rates for the rear!
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3767/1...628643430f.jpg

A couple more items will be coming in the next week or so. Everything should be here before the first event on the 23rd of Feb.

Adam3s 02-07-2014 10:55 PM

Ahhhh....Hypercoils are noice!

Cab0oze 02-08-2014 07:11 AM

Looks like a lot of fun!

mazda3az 02-08-2014 11:21 AM

Rear Springs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by eSienk (Post 9167081)
New parts are starting to come in. It won't be much longer until the big install day!
Finally getting some reasonable linear spring rates for the rear!
.

What rate/size did you get for the rear?

dgross7 02-08-2014 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mazda3az (Post 9167505)
What rate/size did you get for the rear?

and where did you get them from? I'm looking all over for the best price for linear springs. I've been looking for swift but I know hypercoil is good too

eSienk 02-10-2014 06:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mazda3az (Post 9167505)
What rate/size did you get for the rear?

They are 2.5" x 6"
Not ready to give up exact rates yet, but they're lower than most people I've seen on the boards.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgross7 (Post 9167633)
and where did you get them from? I'm looking all over for the best price for linear springs. I've been looking for swift but I know hypercoil is good too

Got 'em for $50 a piece from ProPartsUSA.com

dgross7 02-10-2014 06:45 PM

yep that's the best website I've found so far too. Hard to beat 50 bucks a spring!


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