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My old 2004 Mz3GT GFX is just about to be sold, but now I've got a new project! I figured I'd finally start a thread to cover its evolution...
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Cab0oze's 2008.5 True Red Mazdaspeed3
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[ Performance ]
CP-e Nano SRI
Forge BPV V2
AWR RMM (70 Duro)
HD Racing Solid Shifter Bushings :p
Tuned Shifter

[ Braking and Suspension ]
Eibach Pro Kit
Koni Yellow Shocks
DBA T2 Slotted Rotors
Hawks HPS Pads
ATE Superblue Fluid
Energy Suspension Swaybar Bushings
Color matched calipers

[ Cosmetics ]
MSR 086 Style Rims w/black tuner lugs
GV Style Front Lip
Eyelids
MPS Hood Strips
Gloss Black Flying M
MPS Emblem
Smoked Reflectors / Side markers
Tinted Windows
Side moldings removed
Nextmod Spoiler Extension
Redline Tuning Hood Lift Kit
Rally Armor Mudflaps

[ Electronics / Misc ]
Rockford Fosgate P2 Sub/Amp
2x FIAMM Horns (Low/Hi)
Prosport Premium Boost Gauge (Amber / White Needle) in defrost vent pod
Redline Leather
5000k LED Fogs
LED Interior and Exterior Lighting
LED Reverse Lights
DRLs Disabled / Indy Fogs


*Winter Mode*
MSSW 17" Wheels with Micheline X-ice xi2
Weathertech Floor Mats

[ Stats ]
Mileage: 110,000 KM
AVG Gas Mileage: 7.1L/100km

======================[Photo Gallery (Last updated 2014-07-16) ] =======================
Summer 2014 - Back in action.



















Winter 2014
Forecast says snow is coming, so I finished getting my car ready. Winter tires+rims on, did some rustproofing by hand, lubed all the locks n stuff, painted all chips and took the lip off ( :( guess i'll have to shovel the driveway after all)... should be good to go!




Spring 2013
Installed an Eibach Pro-Kit , Koni Yellows, DBA T2 Rotors & Hawks HPS pads





Summer 2012

Finished painting my front lip (finally), installed my redline hoodlift kit, and installed a boost gauge!






Crappy cellphone nite pic


Spring 2012 - Slowly coming out of winter mode...





[2011-11-11] Winter mode!






[2011-10-15]HDR Photo taken at circuit ICAR. I did quite a few touchoups to the pic, but I think it turned out absolutely amazing!



[2011-07-24] New summer pics
Car got hit in the very back of an empty parking lot. GAHHH. Drew up some bandaids and got them vinyled by GTAdecal


Getting gas to go camping


Random Rainy day pic


[2011-05-01] Completed several projects, not so stock looking anymore! Still need to get the lip painted though, on top of a very big ToDo list





Stock, at home with my old 3GT!


[2011-04-09] Bone stock At the licensing office with my GF's G5
 

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[quote author=aww_skeet_x3 link=topic=190512.msg4019937#msg4019937 date=1305120728]
So you finally got the Speed. Congrats. Already looking good with the front lip. We still need to meet up sometime.
[/quote]Yeah man, finally made the big switch! We should meet up soon, I may be moving to Wichita if my interview goes well on the 25th...
Next friday that its nice out we should do marche central :p
 

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NOICE!! Lookin' good. Glad to see lots of stuff done already. :goodjob:
 

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My gf was away on vacation, and the guy that i rent from that keeps his car in the garage was gone, so i had a WHOLE GARAGE and NO GF to stop me from doing whatever i wanted!

Soooo I got a couple projects done from removing moldings to blacking out emblems, and then i washed/waxed both of our cars so i could snap a few pics.

Hopefully it doesn't rain tomorrow so I can actually take some nice outdoor pics for once...
 

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[quote author=M3_love link=topic=190512.msg4130869#msg4130869 date=1318626949]
looks nice dude...
[/quote]Thanks...! reminds me I have a new picture to add :D

Taken at circuit icar... you can see I did a few touchoups to it...

 

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[quote author=Chris22 link=topic=190512.msg4136547#msg4136547 date=1319568611]
Car looks really clean, I like what you've done with with it so far. Are your front windows tinted? Canada FTW
[/quote]Thanks guys :D

And yeah, about the windows, they were, but I took them off after my gf got pulled over for her tints (any tint on the front is illegal in QC, we got ours done in ontario before we moved)
 

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[quote author=Oshiguru link=topic=190512.msg4137471#msg4137471 date=1319665707]
Lookin' good!

My sedan looks the same as yours (cause I have your old grill :p )! Except dropped + Rx8s.
[/quote]Heh glad it worked out for you! Good choice on the RX8s, i was actually hoping to get some of those for my winters. Just missed out (by 1 hr) getting a set with brand new x-ice for $600 :( almost cried.
 

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[quote author=Oshiguru link=topic=190512.msg4137540#msg4137540 date=1319673493]
Dang thats a steal! Most local speeds here run 16 inch winters so that tires are narrower and cheaper.
[/quote]Yeah I know eh? I was sooo unhappy that i missed it, the guy even lived 5 minutes from my house. Anyhow here is a teaser of my winter setup that I did end up buying:

Total cost was 7$ for the paint and vinyl lol. Lightly used wheels set me back $700, no name 17" MSSW rims from china mounted with 3 mo used Micheline X-Ice

What the wheels used to look like (not my pic, only one i could find):


After:


Next to my current MSR 086 summer wheels:




I think they turned out great :D
 

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how did you do the red pin strip? is it paint or a sticker? and where did you get it?
 

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damn right that looks great! you cant go wrong with winter wheels that look good. haha
 

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[quote author=Cab0oze link=topic=190512.msg4136673#msg4136673 date=1319579917]
[quote author=Chris22 link=topic=190512.msg4136547#msg4136547 date=1319568611]
Car looks really clean, I like what you've done with with it so far. Are your front windows tinted? Canada FTW
[/quote]Thanks guys :D

And yeah, about the windows, they were, but I took them off after my gf got pulled over for her tints (any tint on the front is illegal in QC, we got ours done in ontario before we moved)
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Oh ya, I know here in B.C. it's the same thing, were not allowed tint on the fronts which sucks, so that's why I was curious if your laws are different or not. The new wheels look sexy, you did a real nice job with them.
 

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[quote author=blackedout3s link=topic=190512.msg4137658#msg4137658 date=1319689628]
how did you do the red pin strip? is it paint or a sticker? and where did you get it?
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Red pinstripe is vinyl (originally made for motorcycle rims, but its the same thing). Was surprisingly easy to install, I did mine wet just to be safe.
Bought it on ebay from CDG graphics. They seem to have raised their prices a bit (or else mine was on sale) but here it is:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RED-MOTORCYCLE-CAR-RIM-STRIPE-WHEEL-DECAL-TAPE-STICKER-/380361606974?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item588f51873e

Wheel prep for paint took 2 hrs
Painting took 2 hrs
Vinyl took 2 hrs
 

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Ok cool man thanks. So it comes with 4 rings right? And one last question did you clear coat over yours or put then in after the clear coat?
 

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[quote author=Rel3ntless link=topic=190512.msg4136558#msg4136558 date=1319570302]
Car looks great! Gotta love true red speeds
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