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    2012 CR Mazda5 Touring 90210's Avatar

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    After 7 years, tired of oem root howl

    Really need a fairing

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    Replaced front lower control arm, took pictures for posting later. Pain in the ass on the passenger side.

    Replaced AC clutch, need to get more refrigerant since I bled out too much and it won't start. Still haven't found a clutch coil that fits without splicing wires. But damn those bearings really self-destruct hard when they decide to go.

    I think I just have passenger engine mount to go and it'll pretty much be a 100% car besides every day dings and rock chips. Then post for sale....

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    Quote Originally Posted by phunky.buddha View Post
    Replaced front lower control arm, took pictures for posting later. Pain in the ass on the passenger side.

    Replaced AC clutch, need to get more refrigerant since I bled out too much and it won't start. Still haven't found a clutch coil that fits without splicing wires. But damn those bearings really self-destruct hard when they decide to go.

    I think I just have passenger engine mount to go and it'll pretty much be a 100% car besides every day dings and rock chips. Then post for sale....
    did you put in new control arms (any recommendations?) or just replace bushing? What made the pass side more difficult? I*m developing highway shimmies and need to check rims but think it*s about time for new LCA (or bushing).

    How did the AC clutch work out? Did you just get a reman cool or press in new bearing?
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    After years of roof rack, added a Thule fairing

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    Is that the 38" fairing? Interested to see how your mileage changes with it compared to running just the bare rack. I have experience running the rack+fairing but not just the rack.
    Completed mods: 15% tint all around | Class I trailer hitch | JKS Rear Spoiler | OEM bumper guard | OEM roof rack | Thule 872XT fairing | Hella Supertone Horns



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    Just filled up last night

    Will report mpg next week
    It*s 44inch

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    I changed swaybars. Got nice deal for MPS3 swaybars, front and rear.
    Rear was easy, but front was little pain in...

    But now it's been done and also wheel alignment.
    I have family, so I drive Premacy!

    And I have lots of inner youth, so it's been slammed w/ BC coil-overs and has 18" CX-7 wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silentnoise713 View Post
    did you put in new control arms (any recommendations?) or just replace bushing? What made the pass side more difficult? I*m developing highway shimmies and need to check rims but think it*s about time for new LCA (or bushing).

    How did the AC clutch work out? Did you just get a reman cool or press in new bearing?
    I put in a new control arm on the passenger side. Pain in the ass since the AC compressor is in the way of the front control arm bolt. You have to remove the rear engine mount and hoist the engine up on the passenger side to clear the bolt past the compressor. The clamp around the post of the ball joint stub is also a pain to break loose. It's not something I want to do again. Control arm didn't fix the clunk... then I realized it was probably that infernal rubber disc upper passenger side engine mount. Ordered one of those too, gotta put it in.

    AC clutch was a new replacement- it went on really easily after beating the hell out of the old bearing and then using a bearing puller to finish it off. I have to get recharged before I'm sure it solved the issue- I think I bled off so much coolant during troubleshooting that the compressor won't come on because pressure is too low. Everything fit great though and spins smoothly. Only problem is having to splice the connector for the clutch coil. No big deal- but I've never found a replacement that used the right plug.

    I'll dig up links to what I bought if I can find them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maikel View Post
    I changed swaybars. Got nice deal for MPS3 swaybars, front and rear.
    Rear was easy, but front was little pain in...
    I'd actually recommend upgrading the rear only- doing both will bring you back to understeer again. Rear only makes the handling fairly neutral, especially with the spring setup I chose. Looser front sway (factory piece) will give better turn-in.

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    Most useless mod to Mazda 5 lol....secondary tailgate light, will put super bright LED there, so I can work on my car at night.

    I picked up the interior map light randomly on ebay and wired it up to the tailgate interior panel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by asian_xl View Post
    Most useless mod to Mazda 5 lol....secondary tailgate light, will put super bright LED there, so I can work on my car at night.
    I picked up the interior map light randomly on ebay and wired it up to the tailgate interior panel.
    No way man- super useful. There's not enough lighting back there.

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    $2 luggage straps + 1 hr of my time
    DIY GT3 door pulls on a Mazda 5

    I closed the panel gaps afterward, a bit of effort to clear the way.

    Last edited by asian_xl; 01-07-2019 at 10:28 PM.

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    Boy you got too much time on your hands

    Post pics of the Alphard!

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    I have done enough modding to the SLK and will be trading in for the Model 3 later this year, so that thing is done.

    The Alphard is my commuter to work and I am sharing it with my dad, can't take things apart.

    The 5 is the only thing that can be pulled apart. It is a used car, so a lot of things can be restored or upgrade.

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    day and night difference!!! I love it, super bright, now I can work on my car all day long


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