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This is the story of my 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 GT. Her name is "Black Betty" I will update this thread with new pics and stories as they occur in the life and times of "Black Betty"

When I first got her back January of 2007.....




Added some entertainment for the children.....( matches perfect flash makes it look off )



Installed some gauges......



New wheels........I liked em at first LOL




So I painted her Calipers.....





Then she made friends....




I took her to EECMM 2007...





I added some hood stripes to the OEM hood...


And to the CF hood from Fiber Images...


She got snowed in....


Time for a new look, overhauled her visual appeal as well as a lot of performance upgrades (spot them if you can LOL)...






Update 5-14-09

Recent photos




New Double Din dash kit.



Out with the blue and in with the new! (crappy cell phone pics)



Smoked reflector overlays!



On the dragon at EECMM 2009






As of now my mods are as follows....

VISUAL

OEM CF hood from Fiber Images
DG Carbon Fiber rear spoiler extention
F&R Mazdaspeed hood and fender stripes
18x8 TenzoR DC5's Matte black with red lip
Sharkfin Antenna
Blacked out F&R emblems
GV front lip Custom painted matte black
Chrome F&R turn signals
Smoked side signals
Smoked rear reflectors
Shaved side mouldings
Painted Calipers with MAZDASPEED decals
15% tint all the way around


INTERIOR

CP-E center gauge pod
Glowshift boost, oil temp and oil pressure gauges
Kenwood Exceleron DNX 8120 head unit
Color matched Double Din dash kit
Custom made MAZDASPEED sub box with 2 10" Audiobahn subs
Audiobahn amp
COBB STS
Red LED Map lights
Hard wired radar detector
Custom headrest DVD players
Canadian OEM floormats

SUSPENTION

H&R Sport springs
Hotchkis F&R sway bars

PERFORMANCE

Cobb AP Stage2 + FMIC v1.03
Cobb SRI
Cobb Turbo Inlet
Cobb FMIC
SU MM
CP-E TBE
Spin on filter conversion w/ sandwich plate
Optima red top





I am sure there re other but I cant think of them right now. Be sure to check back for more in the life and times of "Black Betty"!
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" 56k NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hatch looks great.

Love the new wheels with the red stripe.

I remember meeting you last year at EECMM.

I also remember one of your kids taking all sorts of pictures LOL!!!
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" 56k NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That looks a lot better than it did at EECMM lol.. Good job.
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" 56k NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like the new wheels much better. Still hate that lip with a passion. lol
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" 56k NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So hot.
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" 56k NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you REALLY need to smoke your rear reflectors

but everything else looks good :goodjob:
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" Update 5-14-09 First post.

nice transformation! car looks GREATTTT!
those first wheels were nasty.. and paint that lip for christ sake!
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" Update 5-14-09 First post.

[quote author=PirateKitty link=topic=138392.msg3123543#msg3123543 date=1242338368]
nice transformation! car looks GREATTTT!
those first wheels were nasty.. and paint that lip for christ sake!
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It is painted, Its a custom matte black color to match the wheels srtipes side markers and other things I have added to the car.
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" Update 5-14-09 First post.

Have to agree those first set of rims did not look all that good. But now...Car looks great!
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" Update 5-14-09 First post.

love your car,looks awesome.Your lip came in that black,did you paint it that color....
 

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nice headrests lmao
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" Update 5-14-09 First post.

Car looks great. Glad you got new wheels. Much better choice.
 

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Re: The life and times of "Black Betty" Update 5-14-09 First post.

[quote author=djv154 link=topic=138392.msg3123934#msg3123934 date=1242346673]
love your car,looks awesome.Your lip came in that black,did you paint it that color....
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I painted it ( well I had my friend that paints cars do it)
 
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