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Thread: Adventures with my 2

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    Adventures with my 2

    Hey Mazda 247 forum go'ers!
    This is my Mazda 2 5sp in red touring trim, bought it with 47 miles on the clock. Since the mods have started (albet very slowly) i figured it was time for a build thread. I bought the car as my other car, a 2001 miata, is getting progressively more uncomfortable to daily with its racing seats harnesses no power steering a/c etc. Long term plans for the car are to enjoy the fantastic gas mileage and do a very non competitive STF scca autocross build. Anyway enough talk and more PICTURES! As thats what everyone wants to see.

    So the journey begins last July when I trade in my 03 mitsubishi eclipse for a 2012 mazda 2
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    Heres another shot at the dealership
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    I enjoyed communiting around for a while and got to know the car
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    Then I decided to do something a bit... crazy, a 14,633 mile round trip drive of the US including Alaska.... Solo, in a brand new car.
    I left Dallas Texas in August and returned in November. It was quite the drive and you get to know the car pretty well after a drive like that!
    I will say that if you remove the top part of the back seat it does make a fantastic bed like area for you to stretch out on . Ill try not to throw too many pictures at you guys so let me know if you want to see some scenery instead of the 2.

    This is on the pass above lake city CO,
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    Up through Canada to the Alaskan highway!
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    Made it!
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    LOVING the gas mileage, seriously there's no way I could of afforded it in my old car with 23 mpg
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    Driving through Cali
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    Had a blast at Laguna Seca, its like a back to roots for your car!
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    Anyway the car stayed stock throughout the journey, afterwords is when the mods started!
    A fun story from the trip through, I got a chance to use the Mazda roadside assistance program! Yep if you lock your keys in your car at 3am in Canada they will come out for FREE and unlock your car. Despite the car being bought in another country and despite it being Sunday morning and no local locksmiths are picking up there phone. Cant say enough awesome things about these guys!
    Last edited by Bluegs03; 01-20-2013 at 04:22 PM.

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    The current mods on the car are pretty simple,
    -clear bra on hood, headlights, fenders, side mirrors
    -got rid of the whip antenna for a shorty from ebay (getting some static so not too happy)
    -got the fancy a/c dials! (oooh!)
    -light weight reduction
    -rubber floor mats
    -6UL's 7.5 inch from miata
    -Injen Intake
    Obviously due to payments the mods are pretty limited but I am very excited to announce that the brand new Corksport adjustable shocks and H&R springs have been payed for!
    Also I am just about 3/4ths of the way through the stock tires so it will be time to upgrade! Thinking some S-drives but not sure yet.

    Future mods!
    -lithium ion battery (when stocker dies)
    -a dedicated autocross set of wheels for the 2 (excited about these!)
    -custom 2inch exhaust that Ive been planning
    -corksport rear torsion bar
    - a performance alignment
    -GET THE CAR PAYED OFF lol

    expect the next installment to be me adding the suspension on the car, cant wait!
    Last edited by Bluegs03; 12-30-2012 at 03:19 PM. Reason: adding stuff

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    Awesome thread! Love the car too. I really want to go to Laguna Seca one day. Might have to fly there one day, rent a Miata, and fly back the next day.

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    Nice! Where in Dallas are you?

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    Good thread! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your 2 - and Laguna Seca = JEALOUS!
    // Bronze Sparco Assetto Gara 16x7 // H&R Springs // Corksport Adjustable Dampers // Corksport SRI + Cold Air Duct // Corksport Exhaust // Corksport Front Swaybar // Corksport Rear Torsion Bar // Corksport Short Shift Plate // Upgraded Interior Dials

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    Thanks all!! Laguna Seca was definitely a highlight! Im over in Carrollton area of dallas, you?

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    go for scenery + mazda2, or just one or the other. They're both good... especially with the 2 being that nice red colour. I always see a spirited green one go by work, then i stop working to admire it. A week ago an MP3 went by... i made everyone stop working to admire that.
    Thanks for the pictures mann... makes me want to go get our protege stuck in the snow so i can get some pictures of it ~in nature~
    I'm a timbit

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    6spd??????
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    Congrats and nice pics! If you ever need anything aftermarket just let me know!

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    I imagine in the 2, the corkscrew was no sweat. Welcome to the forum.
    His - 2012 Mazda2 Spirited Green Touring 5MT
    Hers - 2007 Nissan Frontier Nismo CC 4x4
    Track/Fun - 1999 mostly green miata

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    Great color, my wife's MZ2 is True Red and she loves it. We will be traveling with my MZ2 this summer to the easy cost of Quebec, you're giving me idea's.
    2013 Mazda2 GS, Aluminum Metallic Mica

    Styling: PIAA H4 extreme white bulbs, Corksport LED fog bulbs, lots of black Plasti-Dip at tasteful spots
    Handling:Falken AZENIS RT-615K-205/50R15 on stock touring wheels for now, CorkSport springs, Corksport torsion bar
    Power:Corksport SRI/Ram Air box, AWR RMM 70duro, CorkSport shift plate

    In the future....
    Well you will see, my project 2 is going in a new direction. Soon enough you will see some news (summer 2015).

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    1 question, the car in the first picture is a sport model All of the rest of the pictures are a touring model. Same car that was upgraded with the touring lights and wheels?

    -Derrick

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    Yea I noticed that too. I was thinking maybe that wasn't his exact car, perhaps he test drove a sport model and took a photo.
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    I think actually, in the first picture, the mitsubishi is his old car, there just happens to be a red sport there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluegs03 View Post
    Thanks all!! Laguna Seca was definitely a highlight! Im over in Carrollton area of dallas, you?
    Royse City! But in Dallas a lot.

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