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THE CAR

2008.5 Mazda 3 Sport 5 door MTX
Stormy Blue Mica with Sand cloth interior

THE MODS (in order of install)

Razo Stainless Steel Pedals + Deadpedal
PartPlaza SS Door Sills
Simota CF SRI
35% Tint
6000k lows and Fogs
* 5000k DDM Tuning Raptor HID Kits [8-14-09]
JDM Visors
DaBears2k LED interior kit
Vibrant STB
PartsPlaza Eyelids
TWM Type R Knob, Gunmetal Finish
TWM STS
Magnaflow CBE
Ally Lip, Painted
Southernsurfer Blackout Overlays
Removed Door Moldings
RX-8 Rims, Painted Graphite with Hankook Ventus HR II 225/40/18
Rally Armor UR Mudflaps
MS3 Rear Valence
FlexInnovations Grounding Kit
Hardwired Valentine 1
MAZDASPEED3 Springs F+R
Pilot Red LED Turn Signal Bulbs
*V-LEDs Resistors [8-14-09]
Independent Fog Mod
Hotchkis F+R Sway Bars [7-31-09]
StreetUnit Rear Motor Mount [7-31-09]
Rear Wiper Delete [8-6-09]
Buddy Club Condenser [8-14-09]
Suntek Flipkey [8-14-09]
HKS Twin Power DLI II Ignition Box [8-19-09]
Custom Painted Badges [Front: notquite Stormy Blue; Rear: Graphite] [8-26-09]
G2 Caliper Paint in Gold, with Blue "AXELA" decal [9-2-09]
Cp-e Rear Motor Mount (60 Duro) [10-23-09]
Fujita F5 CAI [4-4-10]
Road Magnet 1.25" Lowering Springs [4-29-10]
Koni Yellows [4-29-10]

TO BE INSTALLED (god knows when)

Hella Horns

FUTURE PLANS (if I ever get around to it)

Secret Headlight Mod
Tinted Taillights
Vinyl Roof - Gunmetal [?]
Powdercoat Wheels Gunmetal
Post-Warranty: Header + High Flow Cat


On to some Pics:





This is probably my favorite shot of my car, Taken by forum member Kenshin. Unlike me, he has a real camera.



A Bunch of the Locals, Can you pick out the one who doesn't belong?:
(L-R: shadowweighs1ton, Aeffles, myself, Kenshin, Sean's Magnum)



Another one courtesy of Kenshin:
(this was taken right after I installed the JDM visors)



A shot from this past weekend with Aeffles' Sedan getting in the picture



Pictar Links: Some are Photoshoots, some are just pictures of the mods themselves.
4-29-09 Graziella In the Park
5-3-09 Rainy Post-OCC Photoshoot
5-3-09 OCC Pics
6-11-09 Red Turn Signals
6-29-09 Indy Fogs
6-24-09 RJR Car Show at OCC Morning Photos
7-31-09 Sways + Motor Mount
8-10-09 Rear wiper Delete
8-14-09 Buddy Club Condenser (no charge for the filthy engine bay), Flipkey, 5000K HIDs
9-2-09 Badges + Calipers
4-4-10 Fujita F5
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

I want to drop 'er for sure, but the roads in NY are horrendous. I take the BQE on a daily basis to/from work, and it's definitely not lowered car friendly. I was considering picking up MS3 springs for better performance, even if there isn't any significant change in ride height.
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

[quote author=DamnLocust link=topic=140911.msg3037556#msg3037556 date=1238801235]
I want to drop 'er for sure, but the roads in NY are horrendous. I take the BQE on a daily basis to/from work, and it's definitely not lowered car friendly. I was considering picking up MS3 springs for better performance, even if there isn't any significant change in ride height.
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Well you have a very good reason for not being lowered then, no need to mess up your ride.

Removing side molding takes like 30 minutes and painting the calipers is easy as well, just make sure you wash and dry them good, use some brake parts cleaner and then wipe em down with alcohol, completly dry before you apply the paint. G2 Caliper paint and duplicolor brush on are the best kits.

I actually removed my brakes when I did mine, because I am a freak LOL!!
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

I know it's easy to pull the badges/molding, I'm just waiting for some warmer weather so I don't have to go at her too hard with the hair dryer.

Also waiting for a bit warmer weather on the Calipers as well, and plan on using the G2 kit. My brother did them on his truck and mustang, and wasn't too happy with the results when done with the Duplicolor spray kit. Toying with the idea of removing the calipers as well, but alas, I'm a lazyass.
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

..... YAY!!!!!!!!! hahaha..... we need to all geet together and take some pics..... but the issue is me livin out in the boonies...
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

nothing much. stuck at work. wish i could be doing work to the car though :/

whatchooo doin'?
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

[quote author=Aeffles link=topic=140911.msg3039874#msg3039874 date=1238937693]
So, lets get started on installing some of those mods :D Bring it all to OCC :DD
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yeah dont be like me with mods... lol
 

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Re: Graziella - DamnLocust's Stormy Blue Mica HatchWagon

jeff, lets see what happens when my inspection comes up in 2 months :lol:
 
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