thejeans 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata

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74 Schwinn Varsity, 75 Camaro (Project), 04 6 Wagon
im currently debating whether or not to pull the trigger on the jongbloed aero 500 15x9 Bronze wheels when i place order for the timing wheel and a few other little things
They're pretty sexy.
 
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2005 Mazda3 2.3
wheels and a handful of parts came in last week. im digging these wheels





did a more extensive Foamectomy over the weekend, pulled the headlights to black them out, going to get yellow Lamin-x for the fogs and a few other plans. i need to wait for some warm weather cause my garage isnt big enough to do all the work needed on the car, the list is growing and the weather just continues to suck :/
 

WillD

Scrooge McDuck
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Classic Red 1991 Miata, Magnetic Gray Metallic 2014 Tacoma
Those Jongbloed wheels are really nice. Good choice.
 

CTt3P5

New Family Truckster
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2008 MX5 SE 33Y/2016.5 CX-5 GT 42M/2010 3i T 38L/2008 3s GT 34N
Very nice Levi! So when will we see pics of them on the car? :)
 
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2005 Mazda3 2.3
Very nice Levi! So when will we see pics of them on the car? :)
well, i need to get the car running first, then i still need to find my OZs a home before i can afford to spend money on tires for the 15x9s... honestly at this point i dont know, it oculd be a couple weeks or it could be all summer til i get them on the car
 

Perro del Sol

We're Zoomin' You!
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2003 MSP, Spicy Orange, 2004 Mazda 6 Hatch, 2004 Mazda 6 Wagon
Nice job, son! How much are you looking for, for the OZ's?
 

CTt3P5

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2008 MX5 SE 33Y/2016.5 CX-5 GT 42M/2010 3i T 38L/2008 3s GT 34N
Yeah, getting the car running seems like a higher priority. haha How is that coming? Gotcha on the tires too but you went nice and wide so gotta pay for that wide rubber. OZs are 17's? I'm looking for winter wheels for the NC but don't think I'm baller enough to run OZs. Right now I'm trying sell my Konig Dial Ins which will pay for my winter set up...unless I stray from priorities and use it to buy an exhaust.
 
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2005 Mazda3 2.3
i think being quite reasonable for the OZ's i want 600, the wheels are 17x8, weigh under 16 lbs per wheel and have Conti DW tires (2 are decent and would likely last most of the summer, 2 will get you a couple months)
 
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CTt3P5

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2008 MX5 SE 33Y/2016.5 CX-5 GT 42M/2010 3i T 38L/2008 3s GT 34N
That is reasonable given the width and weight. My stock wheels are an inch less wider and a good pound heavier but I like them given the finish and style. If they were 16's I'd buy them for winter use.
 
V
2005 Mazda3 2.3
Tore into the car to replaced the damaged Timing wheel. I have no doubts that this was the major cause for the misfire




new timing wheel is in and the misfire is substantially improved
 
V
2005 Mazda3 2.3
plastidipped the hardtop latches to see if i liked them black, plan will be to get them powdercoated matte black down the road.



started pulling all the emblems, I am bleaching the front and rear mazda logos and then painting them black. a few pics of during and after all the tape residue removal



After all that i decided to start cleaning and polishing the stock radiator cowl cause it was filthy. you can see the during and and after in these pics

 
V
2005 Mazda3 2.3
Painted the heat shield for the intake black, did some serious scrubbing/cleaning in the engine bay and sanded all the side markers smooth so that they look good with the tint film I'm going to put on them. With the car down while the headlights are getting blacked out I've killed time tinkering with little things the past few nights







2 days down on the bleaching, i think another day should have them ready to be prepped for paint
 
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2005 Mazda3 2.3
made my own windshield washer bottle, car didnt have one and the relocation kit i got with the car didnt work cause of the blow off valve placement.






emblems are ready for paint too!
 
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2005 Mazda3 2.3
Painted the Emblems Black Mica with touch up paint i had leftover from my 3..


lamin-x on the bumper reflectors or whatever you want to call them haha


baked the headlights open, then blacked out the housing instead of the old black chrome that was on them.




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^ thats the best i can do with the car in the garage, hopefully i can get it out for some proper pics this week
 
V
2005 Mazda3 2.3
thanks, plan is to put the rest of the wheel wells in and properly attach the bumper, then ill put some miles on the car and hopefully get it down in the next week or two to get the windshield frame vinyl wrapped black
 

JamesCH

Ex FSAE. New MS3.
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2009 Mazdaspeed3; 1991 Turbo Miata
Lookin' good!

Be careful with Gatorade bottles under the hood. They can get rather melty...
 

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