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    808 Budget Daily Wago

    Howzit guys, Grif here from Hawaii
    Plan on making my mp5 a spirited daily driver w/ suspension upgrades (in progress).





    Details..
    23 yr old who likes wrenching
    Previously had a 4runner, civic, and most recently a miata

    Got the car in may of 2016; a white 2002 protege5.

    So far I've..
    Tein S-Tech springs/KYB struts
    Toyo Extensa HP II 205/55R16 on Mazda3 wheels
    Moog front end links/Moog camber bolts
    Corksport bronzeoil bushings & 3rd link kit
    OBX Catback Exhaust
    MP3 ECU
    K&N drop in air filter
    JDM tail lights
    S204 Subaru lip (removed)
    Mazda 6 rear wiper swap
    Delrin shift knob
    35% Ceramic tint all-around
    Aftermarket headunit/Rockford Fosgate speakers
    5000K Kensun HID Kit
    Ebay stubby antenna
    Ebay rainguards
    All daily maintenance and preventive maintenance.

    Planned future upgrades..
    Swaybar
    Coilovers
    VTCS delete
    MSP lip
    JDM tail lights
    Subwoofer
    Yakima roof rack system
    Turbo? ;o

    This was Mia before I sold her off..


    Pic of the car when i started this thread



    That should sum up most of it.. stay tuned!
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    Welcome aboard! Pics! And nice miata, I love green ones. Was it tan interior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie chan View Post
    Welcome aboard! Pics! And nice miata, I love green ones. Was it tan interior?
    thank you! will do soon
    its a BRG, so yezzir; LSD and goodies.. had so much fun with it.

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    not sure why the pictures rotate..
    tein springs come in this wk but have been delayed bc of the storms in nevada
    pretty stoked, cant wait to hug the ground a more lol

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    Looks good, springs will be awesome. Are you sure the paint is coming off under that strip? Sometimes it can be hard to tell, I'm pretty sure there isn't a black layer under the paint. My primer is white. Either way, removing them is a long and grueling process. But well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grffn View Post
    not sure why the pictures rotate..
    Turn on your auto rotate on your phone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcb View Post
    Turn on your auto rotate on your phone.

    yeah i have it locked so it wouldnt rotate while im laying down but ill try that next time, thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie chan View Post
    Looks good, springs will be awesome. Are you sure the paint is coming off under that strip? Sometimes it can be hard to tell, I'm pretty sure there isn't a black layer under the paint. My primer is white. Either way, removing them is a long and grueling process. But well worth it.
    im quite sure, i didnt wanna try to scratch it off but ill take a closer look later.. if anything, maybe rattle can over it lol

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    welcome! which island are you on? been to hawaii twice and saw a blue msp on the big island the first day i was there. in kauai, all i saw were lifted tacomas lol. didn't run into many proteges but a few miatas.
    03 MSP, 03 P5

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    welcome! which island are you on? been to hawaii twice and saw a blue msp on the big island the first day i was there. in kauai, all i saw were lifted tacomas lol. didn't run into many proteges but a few miatas.
    thanks! i'm on oahu, yeah theres not much msp/p5's to begin with here.. mostly miatas, subies, and tons of lifted 4runners/tacomas lol

    also got my tein springs in today, gonna try to install them sometime this wk.. aiming for tom morning

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    Rust shouldn't really be an issue, but I'd start soaking those swaybar link nuts in wd40 or pb asap.

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    yeah those endlink nuts will always get you. i really enjoyed seeing the tacomas over there. i found it interesting they all had the same lift kit and setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie chan View Post
    Rust shouldn't really be an issue, but I'd start soaking those swaybar link nuts in wd40 or pb asap.
    yeah when i did the strut mounts, they were kinda a pain in the ass

    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    yeah those endlink nuts will always get you. i really enjoyed seeing the tacomas over there. i found it interesting they all had the same lift kit and setup.
    you can only go so far with lift kits etc bc of the recon(struction) laws here, basically everytime you change something with your suspension, you have to go and get it tested etc.
    trucks esp, have to have fender flares/mud flaps and tires cant stick out the body.. but people do it anyway

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    So, the rr valance and emblems were already black'd out or just left off your mod list? I've been on the fence about blacking out my rr valance for yrs, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i12drivemyMP5 View Post
    So, the rr valance and emblems were already black'd out or just left off your mod list? I've been on the fence about blacking out my rr valance for yrs, lol.
    oh sorry, recently plastidipped the emblems. the very first mod i did when i got the car was paint the valence, and i love it.. in my opinion the back looks a bit more bare without it being black
    you can always plastidip it and if you dont like it, you can simply just peel it off

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