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Thread: MZDA WLF Protegé5 "build"

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    MZDA WLF Protegé5 "build"

    SO about a month ago, I purchased my Pure White 2003 P5. So far, I've replaced engine mounts, tires (Continental ExtremeContact DWS06), oil, and spark plugs. The car has 181k miles at time of this post, and somehow doesn't leak any fluids or show any signs of oil consumption. The only mod I've done so far is cutting out the area in the grille horizontal support right below the intake snorkel, but I have more things I would like to do to the car.

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    Looking good! Congratulations!
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    03 Protege5 manual (blue) - just bought in April 2015...mods to come
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    Really pretty! I'm especially digging how clear your headlights are. I gotta clear mine out some day...

    I did the same grille mod on my P5, only I cut out quite a lot more. Would you say that you've increased engine noise by any, or are you even able to tell? I believe it is the case for my car.

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    Jealous, thats how mine would look if the clear coat wasn't coming off and the front bumper is cracked. Welcome to the P5 family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riot_Polizei View Post
    Really pretty! I'm especially digging how clear your headlights are. I gotta clear mine out some day...

    I did the same grille mod on my P5, only I cut out quite a lot more. Would you say that you've increased engine noise by any, or are you even able to tell? I believe it is the case for my car.
    I buffed the hell out of mine. I’m replacing the headlamp housings soon cause they’re still not in good shape. As for the grille mod, the car does pull easier up hills, and I got the idea when I saw your build thread.

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    Nice man, glad I could inspire you to do so!

    Someday, I'll take my car to a dyno to get some "true" results about it. Hope it serves you well.
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    Woot did the MPV wiper switch upgrade today. perfect timing, since we are going to be getting rain most of this week in my area.

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    I did mine too but my stalk shows S-----F yours looks pretty clean tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormkyori View Post
    I did mine too but my stalk shows S-----F yours looks pretty clean tho.
    Mine was off a 2005 MPV, maybe it’s a model year thing

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    Okay so long overdue update. The car has new headlight housings (Depo). They look FAR better than the old ones, even after I buffed out the old ones.

    Also put in a new headunit because I wanted modern smartphone integration.

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    Those headlights look miles better! I bet they perform better too.

    What head unit is that? looks quite sleek and fits quite well in the factory housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LankyKiwi View Post
    Those headlights look miles better! I bet they perform better too.

    What head unit is that? looks quite sleek and fits quite well in the factory housing.
    I was thinking the same thing lol
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    Pioneer MVH-2300NEX. Has CarPlay and Android Auto

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    Just replaced the VICS solenoid the other day, and damn it’s nice to have that system function properly, even though I rarely have the engine that high in the rev range.

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    Keeping the thread alive (sort of), I figured I'd post a pic I took today after spending several hours detailing the interior of the car, as well as washing and waxing the paint

    I will be putting the car in a small show on Friday the 11th at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, in case anyone in the area is interested. Show is 11AM-5PM
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