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Old 09-04-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hello all, Welcome to my build thread

Mod List so far.

Body/Styling
  1. AAC - Aggressive Auto Culture - Protégé Bumper Brackets
  2. Autoexe Grill
  3. JDM Tail lights with Autoexe/MintBlue covers wrapped in CF Vinyl and Lamin-x Gunsmoke tint
  4. Front and Rear Bumpers Resprayed.
  5. MORIMOTO Mini V2 Bixenon Projector retrofit, Blacked out headlights (Matte Black)
  6. Mazda MSP Front lip
  7. Subaru 06-07 Chargespeed lip
  8. Mazda 3 Side skirt Extensions
  9. AutoExe Front Lip (sold)
  10. Lamin-x Yellow foglight tint (foglights not fitted)

Wheels/Tyres
  1. Mazda SP20 J48 16 X 6 +50 with 195 50
  2. Mazdaspeed MS-01S 17x8.5 +40 made by Rays with 235 40 17 Federal RS-R's
  3. Mitsubishi EVO 8 17X8 +38, 215 45 Kumoh Ecsta ku31. (sold)
  4. Mazda CX-7 Wheels 18 X 7.5 +50 with Falken 215 35 tyres (sold)
  5. AME Tracers 17X9 + 22 with Toyo Proxes 4 215 40 17 tyres (sold)

Suspension & Brakes
  1. Yellow Speed Racing Coilovers
  2. Autoexe 3 point front strut brace
  3. Autoexe rear strut brace
  4. Mazda Racingbeat 20mm Rear Sway Bar
  5. Pedders cut to lenght Rear endlinks.
  6. GT SPEC Lower controll arm brace
  7. GT SPEC V brace
  8. GT SPEC Ladder brace
  9. GT SPEC Reinforcement panel
  10. AutoExe 5 piece brace set
  11. AAC Lateral Link Kit
  12. Mazda RX7 FD3S 4 pot Front Calipers
  13. 320mm Slotted Rotors
  14. Custom Brackets for calipers
  15. Mazda MPS 6 Rear Callipers
  16. Mazda MPS 6 Rear Rotors 314mm
  17. Extended Handbrake cables by 210mm over standard.
  18. SuperPro Polyurethane Front LCA Bushes Front/Rear
  19. Mazda 626 (97) Front LCA Ball Joints

Interior/Entertainment
  1. CF Vinyl Mirror trim
  2. CF Vinyl Dash Trim
  3. Dash Mat
  4. Genuine SP20 Floor Mats
  5. Mazdaspeed Seat covers
  6. Mazdaspeed Carbon fiber gear knob
  7. Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
  8. Pioneer single din head unit
  9. Pioneer Amp
  10. Kenwood 12" Sub in box
  11. Instrument Cluster Gauge Rings
  12. Dual Gauge Instrument Cluster shroud (Gauges to be fitted)

Engine/Engine Bay
  1. AWR Engine Mounts 70 Duro
  2. Autoexe Carbon Cold Air Intake
  3. CR3 Motorsports Radiator Brackets
  4. Hella Supertones

Exhaust System
  1. Perry axle back muffler


Future plans:
  1. Darker tint
  2. Did someone say Turbo??



Couple pics of the SP20

1st Day of Ownership


Number plates from my R32 wich was written off


CX7's wraped in 215 35 Falken tyres, painted gloss black by myself


Going to take some pics of my coilovers soon after I do some more adjustments to them and get wheel alignment

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Old 09-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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how the coilovers going?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Put them in this arvo, went in realy well, droped it couple inches, want to go about another inch and a half, just need to do couple adjustments take it for a drive see how i like it then get a wheel alignment
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #4
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Did you go for the off the shelf spring rates with the yellow speed coils...?? What's the ride quality like and does the damper adjustment actually make a difference...?? Only ask cause coilovers are one my to do list again...
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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ahhh if only I could afford them.... looks nice man, me thinks I need me own build thread soon...
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Did you go for the off the shelf spring rates with the yellow speed coils...?? What's the ride quality like and does the damper adjustment actually make a difference...?? Only ask cause coilovers are one my to do list again...
Yea off the shelf spring rates, you can get custom spring rates but would cost a bit more, Took it for a drive today after got the height just right, Car is sitting 110mm from ground to lowest part of my car (exhaust). Little bit of rubbing, my steering wheel is way out, nothing a wheel alignment can fix.

But over all the handling is much better, no more boat handling round roundabouts lol, damper does make a difference, recomended damper was 12 clicks in the front and 8 clicks in the back, I went 12 in front and 10 in back wich did make a difference, the only thing that was preset was the springs, everything else I had to adjust.

Realy pleased with the coilovers, need to get a wheel alignment and put my boot back together then it will be sweet

Heres some Pics, first 3 taken with my 4 year old iPhone 3g :P











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Old 10-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Looks good with the ride height as it is & the rims painted black, IMO I would go back to stock tail lights
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #8
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Looks good with the ride height as it is & the rims painted black, IMO I would go back to stock tail lights

Yeah I like the ride height where it is, I just wanted to get rid of the big gap between the wheel well and the wheel, Originaly got the car with those tail lights on the car, will maybe find some stock ones down the track and put on it
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:13 PM   #9
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what offset are your wheels? it looks a little close to the wheel arches... they might rub
you should add a rear strut bar.... makes a huge difference!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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Nice car dude,
I would recommend on getting a 22mm progress rear sway bar as your next mod.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #11
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or a complete mazdaspeed sway bar kit
still available in the US! good price considering what's in the kit!
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what offset are your wheels? it looks a little close to the wheel arches... they might rub
you should add a rear strut bar.... makes a huge difference!

They are standard CX7 wheels so 18 X 7.5 +50, havent got a wheel alignment done on it yet, so hopefuly with some camber it wont rub, if it does will have to get guards rolled, will prob look into a rear strut bar but yea im happy with how it is now
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Nice car dude,
I would recommend on getting a 22mm progress rear sway bar as your next mod.
yea sway bar would be good
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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that looks awesome with the offset. thats what I'd like to achieve with mine!
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it's good it's only +50... with that wide of wheel/tyre, going to +45 will mean it will rub for sure

IMO, the wheels are too big and too heavy for the car... but to each his own
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it's good it's only +50... with that wide of wheel/tyre, going to +45 will mean it will rub for sure

IMO, the wheels are too big and too heavy for the car... but to each his own
maybe american culture is slightly different (oh wait, ive seen the 50" rims on truck videos...) in that everyone doesnt mod their car for fast, but impractical looks
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #17
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^^ hahaha

Liking the ride height.. Really wish i could lower my car
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #18
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maybe american culture is slightly different (oh wait, ive seen the 50" rims on truck videos...) in that everyone doesnt mod their car for fast, but impractical looks
Hahaha so true... Don't forget the lexani Million dollar diamond rims
I was looking for something that looked the goods, but wasn't outrageous with size weight and fitment. And didn't compromise performance too much.
Hence why I chose the wheels I did.
Basically same specs as the cx7 rims.
I find that it does track a little worse with the wider tyres, but front end traction was increased a fair bit, especially when keeping the foot hard in it through the middle of some small chicanes.
But, looks come with a price with the definate loss of ride comfort and a touch of bouncyness of the 35series.
I guess 17" is optimal compromise but damn I just love my 18's
Worth it if it's the look you are after.

Not as though these cars were exactly designed to go fast anyway
(if it was it wouldn't have tiny brakes that are way to thin lol)

P.s. nice little tidy car u have there hammo, saw it at the jdmst meet.
Definate +1 for changing back to stock tail lights (01 lights tht is.. Don't like the later model ones)
You definitely lost that 4WD factor with the coilies
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #19
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Oh.... One more thing... BLACK your headlights!
Would look so much nicer with the black rims
Taking a closer look....Mabey leave the tail lights, black the inserts on your headlights, take off the plastic strips on the doors and the stickers, then black badging on the rear and a black auto exe grill (with mazda speed Basel like the cool kids )
And that would be one clean sexy SP.
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I like the black tail lights espically on the blue...
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