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The car: 2009 Galaxy Gray Mazda 3 GT Hatchback w/ moonroof (and Bose) system

Electronics
Pioneer AVH-P4200DVDP4400BH 7" touchscreen DVD head unit
Axxess Steering Wheel Control Module
JL Audio 10w1v2 subwoofer mounted in custom fiberglass jackstand-mounted stealthbox
300W Alphasoniq subwoofer amp
Flex Innovations 4AWG amplifier wiring kit
One press unlock all doors mod
Stebel Nautilus air horn

Engine
Fujita F5 CAI Simota CBII Carbon Fiber SRI Stock airbox
Flex Innovations Grounding Kit
Advanced timing mod
Partplaza hood lifts
Painted engine covers

Exterior
shaved side moldings and 2.3 badges
Southernsurfer "Smoked" vinyl reflector overlays (4)
Windows tinted with Johnson Greystone 30% on all windows and 5% strip on windshield
Bosch Icon wiper blades
Brake calipers painted with G2 Grabber Orange caliper paint
Gunmetal metallic Mazda decals on calipers
Smoked sidemarkers
OEM rear bumper guards
Speedline Blue-tinted heated wide-angle side mirrors
Vibrant stainless steel exhaust tip
JDM Goodie Axela badge
Custom painted gunmetal badges
OEM front lip
Partplaza eyelids, Galaxy Gray
Carbon fiber Mazdaspeed style rear spoiler
Carbon fiber wing mirror covers
Carbon fiber rear diffuser
GV-style grille

Interior
Hardwired Garmin Nuvi GPS
Hardwired Escort Passport 7500 radar detector
Redline Accessories shift boot, armrest cover and e-brake boot in black/charcoal leather with orange stitching
MonsterKnob shift knob
3M Di-Noc Carbon Fiber vinyl wrapped center stack and window switch plates
Custom orange LED lighting - window switches, cup holders, footwells, hatch
stock bulbs replaced with orange LEDs from superbrightleds.com

Lighting
White LED license plate lights
Independent fog light mod
Orange fog light overlays from http://www.bluebatmobile.net
Chrome-dipped turn signal bulbs - front and rear
Custom orange headlight LED's
Headlight reflectors removed
Parking light delete mod

Suspension
Eibach Pro-kit lowering springs
Koni Sport (aka Yellows) adjustable struts all around
Mazdaspeed3 26mm rear sway bar
Mazdaspeed3 rear endlinks
GT Spec strut tower bar

Wheels & Tires
Summer wheel set
TSW Nurburgring Rotary Forged wheels, 19x8.5 et45
Falken FK452 Ultra-High Performance summer tires, 225/35-19 SUCKED
Continental Extreme Contact DWS, 225/35-19
Muteki SR48 Chrome Titanium open-ended lugs
Winter wheel set
Borbet LV5 Anthracite wheels, 16x7 et48
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Performance Winter/Snow tires, 205/55-16
McGard black splinedrive lug nuts


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New pics 04/10/10 - installed front lip, orange headlight LEDs, and eyelids
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http://photobucket.com/halo0
 

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Re: halo0's 2009 Galaxy Gray hatchback picture thread is back

Yay, the first person to post.

Cant wait to see the wheels mounted. im getting my tires mounted and balanced tomorrow as well. I took pics of the wheels sitting inside my hatch and ready to get going.

What are your impressions on the tires you have on your rx8's. I have the kuhmo AST's ready for tomorrow but im probably not gonna mount them on my 3 until spring. Not ready to have any chips on my wheels
 

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Re: halo0's 2009 Galaxy Gray hatchback picture thread is back

I only had the Kumho ASX on there for about 4000 miles during the fall but I'm happy with them so far. If I had known I was going to buy snow tires I would have gone with the pure summer version over the all seasons. I bought them mostly because of positive stuff I heard on here about Kumhos. They don't have the greatest treadlife warranty but the price was right :)
 

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Great looking 3! The orange calipers contrast the Galaxy Gray really well.
 

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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=136707.msg2946427#msg2946427 date=1235015342]
I only had the Kumho ASX on there for about 4000 miles during the fall but I'm happy with them so far. If I had known I was going to buy snow tires I would have gone with the pure summer version over the all seasons. I bought them mostly because of positive stuff I heard on here about Kumhos. They don't have the greatest treadlife warranty but the price was right :)
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thats what I read about tread being poor but definitely the price is right. What are the bolts you have there? Im trying to find a set of Lugs for my new set that is reasonably priced.
 

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[quote author=AxelaCubed link=topic=136707.msg2946447#msg2946447 date=1235015913]
[quote author=halo0 link=topic=136707.msg2946427#msg2946427 date=1235015342]
I only had the Kumho ASX on there for about 4000 miles during the fall but I'm happy with them so far. If I had known I was going to buy snow tires I would have gone with the pure summer version over the all seasons. I bought them mostly because of positive stuff I heard on here about Kumhos. They don't have the greatest treadlife warranty but the price was right :)
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thats what I read about tread being poor but definitely the price is right. What are the bolts you have there? Im trying to find a set of Lugs for my new set that is reasonably priced.
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In the thread I posted asking for opinions on my nuts :lol: someone suggested McGard spline lug nuts. I ordered them from amazon.com and ended up paying about $85 total with the installation tool. I think they look pretty sweet. I'm not sure how well the black coating will hold up under abuse though.
 

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[quote author=Tiny link=topic=136707.msg2946455#msg2946455 date=1235016123]
I really like the smoked side markers on that color hatch. Nice job! Looks like it's all coming together really well ;)
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Thanks Tiny! Smoking the sidemarkers is one of the cheapest mods I did (< $10) and yet it makes quite a noticeable difference.
 

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glad to see your thread is back. you and southernsurfer have my 2 favorite hatches on this forum. can't wait to see some new pics!
 

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[quote author=halo0 link=topic=136707.msg2952164#msg2952164 date=1235235342]
32S?
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It's the paint code for Galaxy Gray

[quote author=Alec Trevelyan link=topic=136707.msg2952035#msg2952035 date=1235229928]
Hells yeah, viva la Trevolucion!!! :lol:
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fixed. :wink:
 
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