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What have you done to your P5 today?

NJP5Guy

Lotus Lover
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2003 Black Mica P5 5spd
ronin12 said:
painted the calipers red and installed silverstar bulbs for the fog lights a couple of weekends ago, but today got to put on her new shoes, 225/45/17 Pirelli's mounted on Flik anthracite wasp rims. Hopefully will get pics tomorrow when there is sun out
dont be surprised if your tires rub.
 

Kansei

Banned
NJP5Guy said:
dont be surprised if your tires rub.
Yeah I'm running 215/40/17 Kumho Ecsta MXs on a rim with a 45 offset and if I had 1mm less offset it would rub. It looks freakin awesome the way it is though.

I wish I could run 225s :(
 
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'10 MSP3 '95 Miata M
NJP5Guy said:
dont be surprised if your tires rub.
will they rub at all 4 corners or is one end of the car narrower than the other? when i took it out yesterday there were a few different noises but it seemed like cold struts, after a little bit most of it went away. I know when i put them on and put my hand into the wheel well there wasn't much room between inside corner of tire and bottem of strut tower(same in rear) I was gonna take a closer look today(in the light). Flik racing where i got them from assured me that these were a correct fit
 

NJP5Guy

Lotus Lover
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2003 Black Mica P5 5spd
ronin12 said:
will they rub at all 4 corners or is one end of the car narrower than the other? when i took it out yesterday there were a few different noises but it seemed like cold struts, after a little bit most of it went away. I know when i put them on and put my hand into the wheel well there wasn't much room between inside corner of tire and bottem of strut tower(same in rear) I was gonna take a closer look today(in the light). Flik racing where i got them from assured me that these were a correct fit
if you dont have probs thats great but really the max size you want would be a 215/40/17. your tire is much taller than the stock tire height by an inch or more. is your car lowered too? i'd go back to that place and tell them they screwed up. otherwise you might have to make some fender adjustments.
 
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'10 MSP3 '95 Miata M
NJP5Guy said:
if you dont have probs thats great but really the max size you want would be a 215/40/17. your tire is much taller than the stock tire height by an inch or more. is your car lowered too? i'd go back to that place and tell them they screwed up. otherwise you might have to make some fender adjustments.
no it is not lowered, and i got them from a place in florida(i am in CT) and they shipped them. I really don't want to reship back to them because of hassles with them. I am going to try to roll the fenders in a little bit and then take for test drive and see what happens
 

Kansei

Banned
ronin12 said:
will they rub at all 4 corners or is one end of the car narrower than the other? when i took it out yesterday there were a few different noises but it seemed like cold struts, after a little bit most of it went away. I know when i put them on and put my hand into the wheel well there wasn't much room between inside corner of tire and bottem of strut tower(same in rear) I was gonna take a closer look today(in the light). Flik racing where i got them from assured me that these were a correct fit
You can fit your hand in there? (boom05)

Must be massive wheel gap.
 

Kansei

Banned
ronin12 said:
not massive wheel gap, if there was I probably wouldn't have a rub
Rolling the fenders should do the trick though, lets us know if it works. I'd roll the fenders to be able to have 225 width tires :D As it is right now I can't fit a finger between the fender and my rear tires because they are so close
 
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'10 MSP3 '95 Miata M
zverg said:
Rolling the fenders should do the trick though, lets us know if it works. I'd roll the fenders to be able to have 225 width tires :D As it is right now I can't fit a finger between the fender and my rear tires because they are so close
I also found out earlier that the company I bought them from shipped the wrong size, being frustated I went back to there web and entered all info and the CORRECT size is 215/40/17 infuriated (argh) I rechecked the shipping label and THEY put 225/45/17 (chair) on it and that is what they sent. So now I will wait until Monday (jerkit) and see what they say. Luckily with snow forcasted and me being sick the car wont need to go anywhere(except the carport).
In a different area, did I read somewhere that you have a Magnaflow exhaust? If so how does it sound? I was thinking about buying a used(6 month)obx header and the person wants to sell the exhaust(megan cat back)with it. 300.00 shipped i believe, I like the price, but I don't know about the megan's fit or sound. Heard good things about the magnaflow.
 
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xvdarkyvx

Cool Guy
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Silver Mazda Protege 5
ouch man that sucks. I would've checked the tire size! lol. anyways good luck with that. I should've got 215/40/17... I didn't know, that would be the same size as stock 16's... Now i'm kinda mad. I have 215/45/17... lol.
 

MyZmZm

ShiftAccelerategrinRepeat
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'02 Midnight Mica Blue P5
ronin12 said:
I was thinking about buying a used(6 month)obx header and the person wants to sell the exhaust(megan cat back)with it. 300.00 shipped i believe, I like the price, but I don't know about the megan's fit or sound. Heard good things about the magnaflow.
I have this combo - OBX header and Magnaflow cat-back WITH the second cat and resonator - and love it. It's not quiet, but it's not hugely loud either, and most importantly (to me) it doesn't sound like an overgrown mosquito or stupid honda fart-can. (thumb) Fit is good, but because I've lost one mounting point (due to the header), I'm thinking of getting the kartboy exhaust hangars because it does vibrate and rattle a just a little.

Anywho, does stuff sitting in the corner count? Winter is here with a vengeance, and with no garage stuff has to wait for spring. :(
- mazdaspeedster top and bottom grills
- Street Rings
- MSP RH's with Falken 512's
- silver paint (for calipers)
- on the way: dgm lip, luminics bulbs, Ion springs, Tokico illuminas, Racing Beat rear sway bar, Kartboy exhaust hangars, 5th Gear swap (possibly) and passenger motor mount from NSN, and some audio stuff (undecided at this time)

I think that's it for now, still 4 months to go until spring... (wiggle) (cabpatch)
 

MyZmZm

ShiftAccelerategrinRepeat
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'02 Midnight Mica Blue P5
aMaff said:
huh. How'd u do that?
Swap in the MPV wiper stalk - takes like 15 minutes. Truthfully, the hardest part of this mod is prying open the steering column. After that it's literally unplug the stock one and plug the MPV one in and snap the steering column back together.
 

Pretzellogic

"I wouldn't..."
Contributor
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Das Pretzelwagon
MyZmZm said:
Swap in the MPV wiper stalk - takes like 15 minutes. Truthfully, the hardest part of this mod is prying open the steering column. After that it's literally unplug the stock one and plug the MPV one in and snap the steering column back together.
I should do this one of these days. Did you get the stalk from Ken or out of a junkyard?
 

MyZmZm

ShiftAccelerategrinRepeat
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'02 Midnight Mica Blue P5
Junkyard - was half the price of the stealer. Though I didn't know about this site (or Ken) at the time. If I had, probably would have got it from Ken. :) Just keep in mind, it has to be from a 2001-2003 MPV, though a Tribute might work too...
 
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07 Legacy GT
Siped my Proxes 4's yesterday.

I searched and searched the internet and no one has done it yet they all have opinions.

f**k the talkers, I actually did it.

Will get back to you all later and let you know how it turns out.
 

Pretzellogic

"I wouldn't..."
Contributor
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Das Pretzelwagon
Mazda P5 driver said:
Siped my Proxes 4's yesterday.

I searched and searched the internet and no one has done it yet they all have opinions.

f**k the talkers, I actually did it.

Will get back to you all later and let you know how it turns out.
What the hell does this mean?
It seems this board become innundated with people who can't express themselves using standard American English. I need a fucking interpreter for half of the posts on here.
 

MyZmZm

ShiftAccelerategrinRepeat
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'02 Midnight Mica Blue P5
Pretzellogic said:
What the hell does this mean?
It seems this board become innundated with people who can't express themselves using standard American English. I need a fucking interpreter for half of the posts on here.
Amen to that!
 
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'10 MSP3 '95 Miata M
MyZmZm said:
I have this combo - OBX header and Magnaflow cat-back WITH the second cat and resonator - and love it. It's not quiet, but it's not hugely loud either, and most importantly (to me) it doesn't sound like an overgrown mosquito or stupid honda fart-can. (thumb) Fit is good, but because I've lost one mounting point (due to the header), I'm thinking of getting the kartboy exhaust hangars because it does vibrate and rattle a just a little.

Anywho, does stuff sitting in the corner count? Winter is here with a vengeance, and with no garage stuff has to wait for spring. :(
- mazdaspeedster top and bottom grills
- Street Rings
- MSP RH's with Falken 512's
- silver paint (for calipers)
- on the way: dgm lip, luminics bulbs, Ion springs, Tokico illuminas, Racing Beat rear sway bar, Kartboy exhaust hangars, 5th Gear swap (possibly) and passenger motor mount from NSN, and some audio stuff (undecided at this time)

I think that's it for now, still 4 months to go until spring... (wiggle) (cabpatch)
as it turns out the sale went south, I did find some sound clips and think it will be either the magnaflow or a racing beat with the OBX. I am also gonna use Kartboy hangers. Do you think the mam midpipe would make big differance in sound? I have been reading that Beau is trying to get things together and he might give a few deals on some stuff. One last ? the speedster grills, how do they look? The wife bumped a curb and the bottom grille popped in one corner(tab broke) I saw his thread and thought about getting a lower grille wityh a dg cf upper
 
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