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New car, new build thread - Sep 20 2014

Last updated 1/28/2018
Motor/Drivetrain
- China Vacuum Manifold
- Corksport Short Ram Intake/AEM drop in (depends on season)
- Corksport Axle Back Exhaust
- DieHard AGM Battery (replaced overpriced Optima -Yellow top which failed after 3 years, cost less and better specs)
- MIT Hood Struts
- OVT Tuning 93 Octane

Suspension/Wheels
- Auto EXE Adjustable end links
- Auto EXE Lug Nuts
- Auto EXE outer Tie Rods
- BC Type BR Coilovers
- Corksport Rear Sway Bar
- Corksport Polyurethane Transmission Mount
- Hardrace Forged adjustable rear camber arm
- Hotchkiss Heavy Duty Sway Bar Brackets (Rear)
- James Barone Racing Front Sway Bar
- James Barone Racing Heavy Duty sway bar brackets (front)
- James Barone Racing Oil Catch Can
- James Barone Racing Polyurethane Rear Motor Mount
- Racing Beat adjustable front endlinks (Mazda3 BM)
- Ultra Racing Strut Tower Brace
- Ultra Racing 4 Point Front Lower Arm Bar
- Ultra Racing 2 Point Rear Lower Arm Bar
-Ultra Racing 4 Point Rear Lower Arm Bar
- XXR 527 20" x 8.5"

Exterior/Lighting
- 5000k LED DRL and LED Fog Lights
- 6000k HIDS
- Admiration Top and Middle Spoiler (Sold)
- Autoexe Spoiler
- Corksport License plate relocater kit
- Corksport LED Room lighting kit
- Curt Hitch #C13127
- Glowshift Oil Pressure gauge
- Glowshift Vacuum/Boost Gauge
- Hella Twin Super Tones
- OEM Hood Visor
- OEM Roof Rails, Painted Black (Silver Default)
- Taiwan Crystal Eye Taillight copies (red reflector) replacing the JDM Crystal Eye Fiber LED Taillights "Black" after one got damaged (clear reflector)
- Taiwan Dual Array LED rear Fog Light Smoke/Black




Interior/Misc
- Aftermarket Amp/Sub (in addition to OEM Bose)
- DAMD Leather Armrest Cover










(sold)



 
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Picked up a new 2015 2.5L CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech. Will be swapping stuff over.

Going on when I make time:
Ultra racing STB, Front Lower, and rear lower arm bar.
C/S rear sway bar, Hotchkiss brackets.
H&R Springs.
Painted white hellas

C/S Exhaust installed, 2.5 SRI in the post.

 

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Hella's and 6k Hids installed





mazda 6 camber arms - to be extended ~ 30mm
 
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2014.5 2.5L Touring /w bose
What did you think of the C/S Exhaust on your new 2.5L?
Did it move the torque peak up?

The stock torque peak is a very low 3250rpm and pulls like a diesel.
I suspect a free flowing exhaust would move torque peak up and boost high rpm HP much more so than the 2.0L.
A 0-60mph test could be interesting.
 

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I don't really expect much for power from the bolt on itself. It probably moved the torque curve up a bit, as is expected with an intake or exhaust. It sounds way better on the 2.5 compared tot he 2.0. I should get my intake next week. Already dumped by ECU for tuning (not dynotronics that guy is bad service), and waiting for the calibration file. Personally I would rather have the torque curve a bit higher up so that I have more power available at speed. Off the line is good enough compared to he 2.0L. If I needed to tow for a while, I'd probably swap the stock exhaust back on (easy to do).
 
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Would love to put a pair of the Hellas on mine, but, don't really want to tear the front end apart to get inside to swap out the old, and add the new one. :-/
 

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What did you think of the C/S Exhaust on your new 2.5L?
Did it move the torque peak up?

The stock torque peak is a very low 3250rpm and pulls like a diesel.
I suspect a free flowing exhaust would move torque peak up and boost high rpm HP much more so than the 2.0L.
A 0-60mph test could be interesting.
recently I just did my fastes 0-60 so, I can say that the exhaust/intake is not hurting performance
 
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Very, very good color-choice you did, Chris ! What is that on the motor ? Zoom Zoom ? Is that a sticker or OEM ?
Did you change the TSW wheels or did you buy new ones ?
 
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I had the sticker laying around, it either came with my Zoom Zoom plates a long time ago, or was one of the random stickers you get when you buy something form Corksport. Same wheels.
 
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You have a video clip of the exhaust? I have one coming for my '14 Mazda3 sGT and I'm looking at getting one for my CX-5.
 

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Welp gonna order another one of these. stripped one of the bolts a bit when I was tightening it to factory spec. Except because I had the STB in there, the bolt closest to the inside of the car cannot be torqued to that setting because of the mounting bracket, and I sheared it a bit. It's still a little tight, but under big load it allows a small bit of play. Not a big deal really, but easy enough to replace and keep's my suspension stiff. It's only 20 buck there, I'll see what the dealer charges. KD35-34-380C So yea, basically you can torque the furthest bolt to factory, but the inside bolt will need to be torqued by hand to "tight".
 
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Now that you have upgraded from a 2.0 to 2.5, it needs a new name. Its sort of the son of your old vehicle.
Chris's Chris_Top_Her_Son ... nah, that one has been used.

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