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Old 03-03-2014, 02:29 PM   #1
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G'day, I'm Jordan. I own a 2000-01 BJ1 Mazda 323 Astina. I'm from South Tasmania, Australia.
I've been slowly modding it. Main motivation to mod the Astina was because I wanted a Subaru Forester, but most of them are either expensive or have high Ks where I am. I remembered that I have a Mazda & that it's still in better condish than most Foresters or BJs in the area. So, why not make it look nicer according to my own taste?!
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Ticked Items:
Rhino Sport Roof-Racks + Rhino Wind Fairing
Xenon Headlight Bulbs
Sony XPlod Stereo (Used Previously In The BG Familia & WF Festiva)
Xenon Bulbs
EZLip Pro
Rear Wiper Delete
Amber Tinted Front Indicators
Door Mouldings Removed
Plasti-Dipped Grille & Boot Handle
Boot Door Badges Removed (Replacing With Some JDM Badges Soon)
Cat-Back Striaght-Pipe
15"x6 Auscar Savor
16"x8 Steelies (Sold)
17"x7 XXR 521 (Current)
17"x7 Black Five Spokes (Current)
17"x7.5 Gold FifteenFiftyTwo Reps (Current)
Bonnet Bra
Wink Mirror
USDM Front Indicators
Angel-Eye Headlights
Muffler Delete
Ricey Window Stickers

Intentional Future Mods:
Roof-Rack Delete
Badge Delete
New Grilles
Spot-Lights
Stainless Straight-Pipe With Twin Blast Tips
K-Sport Coilovers
New Door
1.8 or 2.0 Engine
JDM Sport20 Kit
Respray In Candy Apple Green

Things That Need Fixing:
Passenger Side Door

Before Images. Back In Feb 2014. Already Had My P1's Back Then, But Only On Auto. This Was My First Manual. I've Been On My P2's For A While Now Though.


April 2015. Stickers, Wind-Fairing, Amber Indicator Tint (Soon To Be Replaced With USDM Lenses), 15x6 Auscar Savor's, Plastidipped Grille, EZLip, Boot Door Badges Removed, Wind-Fairing...


August 2015 (1st 1/2). 16x8's Were Quite Nice, But I Din't Have Time Or Money To Go Through All The Work Straight Away & Wanted Something Nice Straight Away.

August 2015 (2nd 1/2). 17x7 XXR 521's In Tiffany Blue. Quite Bright, But I Love Them!

February 2016. August 2015: 17x7.5 Temporary mags. New bumpers, Angel-Eye Headlights, USDM Indicators, Larger Lip.
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:13 PM   #3
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Welcome to AGT from another fellow 1.6L owner

Nice mod wish list you've got there, just to kick things off
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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Thanks guys

Thanks guys, I've been looking around at other threads of builds members have posited here & have gained quite a lot of inspiration.
This is my 3rd Mazda engined vehicle in the past 3 years of my driving life. I still have my first car which is a '92 Familia which drives very well, but got a '99 WF Festiva last year with only 100,000kms & rolled it while delivering pizzas on a dirt road, so now I've recently bought the bj.
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Old 09-04-2014, 08:54 PM   #5
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Talking Taking the stereo out tomorrow

Taking the USB player out of the Festiva tomorrow.

Also, I found out just after I got the car that there was a factory 6-stacker CD player under the front passenger seat, so I'll try & get that wired up to the USB player too.

Pics soon
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Old 15-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #6
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Installed the stereo & blew a fuse

Well, Dad was pretty sneaky today.
He decided to install the Sony Xplod stereo (while I was out studying at TAFE) & managed to get the front speakers mixed with the rear speakers & blew 2 fuses. One was for the lights in the roof & the other being the one that controls the air-conditioning controls.
He found one for the lights, but it looks as though I won't have air-con for a while. lol Not all that bad though as I'm down past Hobart.

It's pretty much the third car the stereo has been installed in since my 17th 2 yrs ago. The first being the Familia & then the Festiva (totalled ).
I'll get a pic up soon of it sitting in there.
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Old 15-04-2014, 11:21 PM   #7
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Unhappy My last car ('99 WF Festiva)

Some pics of my last car. A 1999 WF Festiva I bought in November 2013. Only had 100,00k's when I got her.
There's a pic of the stereo in the Festiva that's now in the Astina.
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Old 16-04-2014, 06:18 PM   #8
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That Fiesta didn't end up too well on its roof!

Stereo looks nice, and is the CD changer working?

In regards to the 5 stud conversion, you'd need to convert the rear drum brakes to discs first and then use the hubs from the SP20. Front hubs just swap over (Read this for more info). Alternatively you can use the US model GF 626 rear drum brakes as they are 5 stud. Aussie models had rear discs instead.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:21 PM   #9
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@xeon8 Yeah, I'm glad I wasn't going fast in the Festiva. Would have been much worse as there was a dip not far from where it stopped.

It seems to have power, but haven't tested it yet as I have no discs. Only use USB at the moment.

Yeah, I'll take a look at the page. Sounds good. I'll probs use that as a backup idea as I'm thinking of getting a written-off SP20 next year to get the parts cheaper. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:54 PM   #10
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Well, things are slow here, but still... little progress is better than none I guess.
Took a fuse out from the rear wiper & because it's the same as the one used for the air-con & heater I've put it in there.
I guess I'm that desperate for warmth delivering pizzas in the Tassy winter. :P
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Old 12-05-2014, 08:06 PM   #11
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your previous car, the festiva has a p plate while your newer bj has an L plate?
Is this some weird Tassie law bestowed upon you for rolling your car?
Pics of your 92 bg sedan?
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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I was on my Ps in the Festiva which was Auto, but the 323 in Manual & I still had an Auto license, so I had to redo the test. I'm now in My P2s.
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Pics of your 92 bg sedan?
Sure, I'll get get some pics up soon when I get some more time.

+ AstinaGT.com stickers coming in the mail soon! Yipee!!!
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Money is very tight. So cheap mods are always a car owners best friend.

"XXR 532 Flat Out OS" are a set of wheels which have been on my mind since I back when I was driving my BG Familia. I've seen it being sold somewhere for $99 a wheel. I think it was at Jax Quickfit. Might be a few months to go though.

I'll be getting a job with my Dad next year though replacing Telstra boxes which pays over $1500-2000 a week. Sound like a good idea?
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I'll be getting a job with my Dad next year though replacing Telstra boxes which pays over $1500-2000 a week. Sound like a good idea?
Bloody hell! Sounds pretty good to me!
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:51 PM   #16
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So, the stickers arrived in the mail this morning. Took only 5 days.
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And here's some pics of my old '92 BG Familia. Still has the QLD plates (which I kind of love how it says 005.MBI)
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:56 PM   #18
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First pic I took of the tail-lights. Love the stock BJ1 lights
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Old 20-10-2014, 11:21 PM   #19
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Well I've updated my intentional mods list in the OP with more realistic better looking ideas.
One other thing I wouldn't mind would be a ducktail spoiler to replace the current roof spoiler, but not sure if they exist. Only seen them on 3's.
+ here's some more pics of the car.
Took this pic a few months back now, but pretty much how it still is. Getting a new job in a few weeks (Much better money than Domino's delivery), so should see some actual progress soon (Hopefully).
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Old 25-10-2014, 02:51 PM   #20
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Ok, guys. So... long time no see. << get it? Haha. No? lol ok

Well, I've finally got myself a good job starting next Friday & should be able to finally do stuff on this thing. In the mean time, here's a rough drawing of the things to come. Enjoy!



The wheels are Avid 1 AV-17.
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