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    jeff, any other mods? suspension?

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    Suspension is on the list Mark. Just need to figure out which route I want to go, shocks and springs and any other corresponding hardware to buy new (given mileage of stock parts) or go all out with coilovers. More than one person has mentioned Ohlins when I say coilovers but they seem like overkill for a dd. For that reason I've been looking at the Teins which would cost a little more than FMs stage 2 package which includes sways.....ahhhhh decisions.

    After a tech day this past Saturday with the local club I'm liking the beefiness of the Progress sway bars. Helped (handed tools and held the ABS sensor out of the way) a guy install his. Very nice! What made it even nicer was the house where the meet was held had a very nice lift. At one point the guy was trying to swing the stock sway bar over the axle while five of us were huddled under the car giving our best "help". haha

    Hmmmm, a quick check and I see that the Progress front bar is thicker than the FM but FMs rear bar is thicker. Another difference is that Progress offers three adjustable settings up front and two in the rear and FM reverses this. Will have to dig deeper.



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    Nice Jeff. But unless you plan to do some autox or racing coilovers are overkill for a DD. I would get a good set of springs and shocks and sways.
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    That is my thinking but on the other hand with coilovers I've got everything I need vs. the possibility of buying new parts to go with the shocks/springs.

    Bought a 12x32 sheet of tinted Lamin-X so I could wrap my bumper markers. I hate amber lenses with a passion but no one makes smoked lenses for the NC. I've used Nite Shades in the past but opted for the film this time around and what a PITA it was to wrap around those edges. Chose the tint as it was the lightest shade of 'black' and thought it would look better against the Icy Blue vs. a smoked or charcoal.





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    Looks good!


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    Thanks! Not much going on other than driving her with the top down whenever I get a chance, which is more often than not now.

    A co-worker brought in some bondo and I used that to fill in the holes for the front license plate bracket. Now I just need to order some touch up paint. Local dealer has none in stock and says that Mazda no longer sells it so I'm going to check some local body shops. My last resort would be to order it from paintscratch.com.
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    Going for that staggered look....20x9 with 275/40s in the back! Might need a little roll.

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    Oh nooooo
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    Heehee, that's my buddys wheel from his 2014 Camaro. We took it off so he could install some rear mud guards so I thought I'd snap a pic.

    I might be crazy but I ain't that crazy!
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    Not the Miata but having a little fun with the cargo box on the 3 courtesy of the local club.


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    You traveling jeff?


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    We did...drove down to Myrtle the last week of July which is why I missed LRP.

    Installed a 2003 Mazda6 wiper switch today. Ah...variable intermittent wipers. Yesterday I was looking at my rearview mirror to determine why it was loose and vibrating. Found out why (see pic) and used a m.net members advice and drilled/tapped a hole and used a set screw to secure it. No more vibrating and it was cheap (read free) since there is a machine shop in my building at work.

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    It might be small but it's the most expensive mod I've done to date. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTt3P5 View Post
    It might be small but it's the most expensive mod I've done to date. lol

    that is awesome!!
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    Dad???
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