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I've been active on here for over five years now, and as many of you have followed, my 3 has made quite a journey to get where it is today. It has evolved from a humble birth in December 2004, quickly into a lightly modded occasional STS autocross car, and then into an absolute beast that regularly gives speed3's a spanking on the track (as well as quite a few of other really, really surprised real sports cars ;))

UPDATE: in case you didn't notice, you might want to jump to the second or third to last page to see the car's current track-disaster status :(

5 years ago, a couple months after purchase... just a baby:


Fast forward to now...




--Notable modifications--

Brakes & Suspension
EBC Yellowstuff pads
Motul RBF600 brake fluid
TechnaFit braided SS lines
Mazdaspeed DA coilovers (w/ 30mm shorter H&R springs)
K-Mac camber plates ("full race" version w/ replaceable pillowballs)
Racing Beat front swaybar
Custom adjustable front endlinks
Tri-Point rear swaybar (set full stiff)
SPC adjustable rear camber arms
Mazdaspeed3 chassis bracing
Speedline trunk reinforcement bar
AutoExe rear lower tie brace

Wheels & Tires
10mm front H&R Trak+ spacers + extended studs
10mm rear Ichiba spacers + extended studs
225/40/18 Kumho SPT on 18x8 RX-8 shinkas (daily)
245/40/17 Kumho v710 on flat black 17x9 5Zigen fn01r-c (autox/track)
235/40/17 Toyo RA1 on 17x8 Kosei K1 TS (winter track)
Rolled and lightly pulled fenders

Lap Times * = recorded with official AMB transponder
Mazda Laguna Seca: 1:49.558*
Buttonwillow: ?
Thunderhill: 2:17.542*
Llihrednuht: ?
Infineon: ?
Hope to fill all these out with this car within a year...





Engine / Drivetrain
Tri-Point Engineering GT2871R turbo kit
Cosworth oil cooler
Tri-Point catless downpipe
Spin-on filter conversion w/ sandwich plate
3" in/out Magnaflow HFC in custom midpipe
Racing Beat catback exhaust
Exedy clutch disc
ACT pressure plate
PAR engineering close ratio straight-cut gearset
Mazdaspeed lightened flywheel
Quaife helical LSD
TWM short shifter w/ solid bushings
Mazdaspeed red leather shift knob
Braille lightweight racing battery
Street Unit lower engine mount
PT-P kicker mount





Exterior
08 Mazdaspeed3 sport taillights
08 Mazdaspeed3 rear bumper and lower valence
Custom-molded SSG GV front lip
SSG AutoExe grille
Kenstyle sideskirts
AutoExe rear spoiler
Höen Xenonmatch foglights and highbeams
Hyper-white reverse and license plate bulbs
Chrome-dipped turn signals (front and rear)
Body-colored enigma stubby antenna
Speedline wide-angle antiglare mirrors
Smoked rear and side bumper reflectors
Smoked sidemarkers
5% tint


Interior
AEM digital sweep gauges in CP-e center dash pod (A/F, boost/vac, oil pres.)
Hyper-white LED dome and map lighting (Autolumination)
Black leather shift & ebrake boots w/ red stitching (Redline Goods)
Red+black perforated leather shift knob (Mazda OEM)
Mazdaspeed carbon fiber rearview mirror cover
Mazdaspeed3 floor mats
Mazdaspeed3 door sills




Stereo
Dual JL Audio 10w0 v2 subs via Phoenix Gold xs2300 bridged
Pioneer D720c components via Eclipse 50.4
Custom mounted Dension IceLink iPod cradle
Custom fabbed trunk enclosure (false floor w/ removable amp & sub covers, inset red suede accents)




I'll be adding a bunch more previous photo sessions and info eventually, but for now... here's my latest set of photos :)



























8/2/09 -- new custom Kenstyle-style sideskirts (the Kenstyle indentation on front edge was filled before painting to look a little more subtle):

 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

Its about time! Pics look sweet man. Boosted 3s FTMFW!
 

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my favorite...
2 sexy ass titanium gray hatches :) im one of them 2.. too bad u guys live like too far lol
 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

I think this was my favorite shot of the day:



This is of Ryan's car. How low can you go?

 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

Whoa, the one with the reflection of my car on your chrome UK grille is sweet!!
 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

:) You know, had you not brought the chrome garnish to my attention this morning (I always forget about it), I wouldn't have thought of that photo.
 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

All my bulbs up front are Höen, except for the chrome-dipped signals which are from autolumination.com
 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

Ryan, I added some more photos of my car on the ramp. :)

You can see your car peeking out!
 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

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great shot...looking forward to more..subbin :)
 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

Hey Ryan, I posted some pics on a UK forum I'm on and my friend got a little jealous. :) He really wanted his sedan in the photos.

 

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Re: cali_axela :: the boosted build thread of pure WIN

Need pics of turbo! :boink:
 
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