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1988 Mazda RX-7 (FC3S) – The Dark Side – 173 « Performance Car


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MazdaSpeed3 Island Style!


This “Mazda Spotlight” comes from our friend Brad Pearl and his beautiful MazdaSpeed3 from Hawaii. Brad is on our FaceBook Group page and I just had to share it.

On Nov. 19, 2010 I traded in a stock ’08 Mazda 3 for what is now a well known ’08 Crystal White Pearl MS3 from the islands of Hawaii. I first got the car bone stock with 26,xxx miles. Now it is modified to my liking. Here are pictures from our journey.

Engine
CP-E Nano SRI
Protege Garage TIP
Ebay 3″ Catless Downpipe
Medievil RMM
Turbosmart SU BPV
Cobb AP
TurboXS FMIC
TWM Short Throw Shifter
KMD FP internals

Exterior
Painted upper grille
Blacked out front/ white rear emblem
Debadged hatch
Door molding delete
Lime Green Painted Calipers
Green vinyl fog overlay

Suspension/Wheels
BC Racing Coilovers
Dominant Engineering Camber Arms Ver. 2
Racing Beat Front Endlinks
Work Varianza D3S 18×9.5/10 +0/-7
215/35/18 Federal 595

Interior
Custom camo fabric overlay on headliner, A and B pillars
Redline Goods shift boot, e-brake boot and armrest cover
9K Racing Shift Knob
Alpine IVA W205 In-Dash DVD Player

Bone stock from the dealership

With RX8 wheels

Lowered on my first set of coilovers I got cheap (Tein Basics) with the new to me Advans

Still on the Tein Basics with the painted Advans

Now on brad new BC Racing coilovers

Laid fabric over headliner and A,B pillars

At SpoCom 2011. 1st place Mazda!

With the TurboXS FMIC at WekFest 2011

And finally to my last setup and recent pictures



Zen Garage Premier


Zen garage grand opening from Kim Tith on Vimeo.

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MazdaMovement “Mazda Meeps Spotlight” Week #10 Winner!!


This week FaceBook Group winner is Samuel and his beautiful 2010 MazdaSpeed3 all the way from Mexico. Go!! “Mazda Team Mexico”. Congrats Samuel you deserve it.

Translation via “Google”:

My name is Samuel proud owner of a 2010 MazdaSpeed3 currently reside in Mexico City and the story begins in the month of June 2010 when the search began for a successor to my previous car, “Nissan Tiida Hatchback 2008” after many options me to value end up leaning on the car you never considered on my list among which “Mini Cooper S Chilli Hot 2010” & “Ford Focus ST / RS 2010.”
The car was just released here in Mexico and never took her importance as to be considered among one of my options until a friend told me about the car and said he considered it was a good option before buying a car is not lost absolutely nothing to go see him, heeding the other day I went to see him at the dealership and I immediately got on impact and then reviewing each of its components and equipment in general compared with other options in the list …
The next day I tried it and was driving when it was actually on board the car that filled all my expectations, coming from the test drive told the salesman who had seen a color very special in this car the famous “Blue Mica” and that’s how I chose the car that has given me endless satisfaction in every way.
Immediately started to look both performance parts and esthetic and thus began the development of self, as we all do not consider initially make many modifications but this is a vice infinity month left at the dealership and had the car with its “3” Protech Downpipe, “” Blow Off Valve Turbosmart “and” Cold Air Intake AEM, “being very satisfied with their performance did not plan to make more with the passage of time I start the car much more enjoyable and always with the feeling of wanting more and exterior modifications began with “Eibach Pro Kit Springs”, “VIS Racing Carbon Fiber Hood,” “Muteki SR48 Lug Nuts Purple”, “N> Fender Washers RG Purple” and so on.
In late March 2011 the idea of ​​starting a business in an effort to deliver the best that exists in the market for our cars and this is how it is born “AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE” company specializing in automotive performance, and imports from abroad, here really is when it begins the most important transformation of the car as the car becomes a demo of the brand.
The car began to attend various automotive events in order to publicize and disseminate the brand, attended the “PAACE AUTOMECHANIKA MEXICO SEMA SHOW 2011” being the only car of the 150 that appeared in the “Pan American Automobile Magazine in its issue # 200 Anniversary “one of the most important journals in the world automotive industry in Mexico, then part of the Car Show Event “HOT WHEELS 2011 DRIFTING MEXICO” with special recognition for AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE “endorsed by Mattel Mexico thanks to the support provided, months after the car is used by “UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MEXICO” to be shown at the launch of the “Blu Ray FAST FIVE” in the offices of Universal Studios Mexico, months later, the car is used to form part of the image of “Meguiar`s Mexico” as part of its calendar 2012 and is now a proud winner and member of “Mazda Movement”.
Currently with low Km 10.100`s is a car that undoubtedly caught the eye of many, a car that hardly goes unnoticed that much love, effort, time and patience has been built.. future changes?? honestly do not know, that will decide the time …

Spanish:

Mi nombre es Samuel orgulloso poseedor de un Mazdaspeed3 2010 actualmente resido en la Ciudad de Mèxico y la historia comienza en el mes de Junio del 2010 cuando empezè la bùsqueda del sucesor de mi anterior auto “Nissan Tiida Hatchback 2008” después de valuar muchas opciones me terminè inclinando por el auto que jamàs considerè en mi lista entre los cuales destacaban “Mini Cooper S Hot Chilli 2010” & “Ford Focus ST/RS 2010” .
El auto apenas se había lanzado aquì en Mèxico y nunca le tomè la importancia como para considerarlo entre una de mis opciones hasta que un amigo me hablò acerca del auto y me dijo que lo considerara que era buena opciòn y antes de comprar un auto no perdìa absolutamente nada en ir a verlo , hacièndole caso al otro dìa fuì a verlo a la concesionaria e inmediatamente me impactò y posteriormente me subì revisando cada uno de sus componentes y equipamiento en general comparàndolo con las otras opciones de la lista …
Al dìa siguiente hice la prueba de manejo y fuè cuando en realidad estaba a bordo del auto que llenaba todas mis expectativas , llegando de la prueba de manejo le comento al vendedor que habìa visto un color muy especial en este auto el conocido “Blue Mica” y asì fuè como escogì el carro que me ha brindado un sin fin de satisfacciones en todos los sentidos .
Inmediatamente empezè a buscar piezas tanto de performance como estèticas y asì comenzè con el desarrollo del auto ; como todos inicialmente no consideramos hacerle tantas modificaciones pero esto es un vicio infinito ; al mes de salido de la concesionaria ya contaba el auto con su “ 3” Protech Downpipe” , “Turbosmart Blow Off Valve” y su “AEM Cold Air Intake” , estando muy conforme con su desempeño no planeaba hacerle màs , con el paso del tiempo empiezo a disfrutar mucho màs el auto y siempre con la sensación de querer màs y màs comenzè con las modificaciones exteriores “Eibach Pro Kit Springs” , “VIS Racing Carbon Fiber Hood” , “Muteki SR48 Purple Lug Nuts” , “ N>RG Purple Fender Washers” etc .
A finales del mes de Marzo del 2011 surge la idea de crear una empresa con el afàn de distribuir lo mejor que exista en el mercado para nuestros autos y asi es como nace “AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE” empresa especializada en el performance automotriz e importaciones del extranjero , aquì realmente es cuando empieza la transformación màs importante del auto ya que se convierte en el auto demo de la marca .
El auto comienza a asistir a diversos eventos automotrices con la finalidad de publicitar y difundir la marca , asistiò al “PAACE AUTOMECHANIKA SEMA SHOW MEXICO 2011” siendo el ùnico carro de los màs de 150 que apareciò en la “Revista Automòvil Panamericano en su ediciòn #200 de Aniversario” una de las revistas màs importantes del mundo Automotriz en Mèxico , posteriormente formò parte del Car Show del evento “HOT WHEELS DRIFTING MEXICO 2011” con un reconocimiento especial para “AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE” avalado por Mattel Mèxico como agradecimiento al apoyo brindado , meses después el auto es utilizado por los “UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MEXICO” para ser expuesto en el lanzamiento del “Blu Ray de FAST FIVE” en las oficinas de Universal Studios Mèxico , meses màs tarde el auto es utilizado para formar parte de la imagen de “Meguiar`s Mèxico” como parte de su calendario 2012 y ahora es un orgulloso ganador y miembro de “Mazda Movement” .
Actualmente con escasos 10,100 Km`s es un auto que indiscutiblemente atrapa la mirada de muchos , un auto que difícilmente pasa desapercibido que con mucho cariño , esfuerzo , tiempo y paciencia ha sido construido ; modificaciones futuras ¿? honestamente no las sè , eso lo decidirà el tiempo …









The Making of … 1 Year 6 Month`s Later – January 2012 .

PERFORMANCE :

– TurboSmart DUALPORT Blow Off Valve .
– AEM Cold Air Intake .
– Protech 3″ Downpipe .
– Ultimate Racing TI-Complete Turboback Exhaust 3″ .
– DENSO Iridium Spark Plugs ITV22.
– SURE Sidewinder Turbo Inlet Pipe .

DRIVETRAIN :

– SURE TORQ R3 Engine Mount .

ELECTRONICS :

– STRI Auto-Manual Turbo Timer (Voltmeter , AF Ratio) .

WHEELS & SUSPENSION :

– Eibach Pro Kit Springs .
– Dunlop SP SPORT 2050 225/40/18 .
– ACE LM Wheels .
– Muteki SR48 Neo Chrome Lug Nuts .

EXTERIOR :

– VIS RACING Carbon Fiber Hood .
– NEXTMOD-Front Lip Kit .
– NEXTMOD-Rear Lip Kit .
– Front Grill MAZDASPEED Badge .
– NR>G Purple Fender Washers .
– AP Carbon Fiber License Plate .
– Blue Al Valve Caps .
– Flat Black Mud Flaps .
– 3M Window Tint All Around 20% .

INTERIOR :

– NR>G Carbon Fiber Shift Knob .
– Takata Shoulder Pads .
– Mazdaspeed Badge .
– Sparco 4-Point SeatBelts .
– Sparco Bucket Seats .
– Sparco Strada Floor Mats .
– Sparco Mini Pads .

OTHERS :

– Rear Bumper-Front Grill Colormatched .
– Xenon Fog Lights .
– SICKSPEED Oil Cap .
– ATE Blue DOT04 Brake Fluid .
– K&N Oil Filter .
– Red Line Synthetic Oil .
– JDM “Wakaba” .
– GO-PRO HD Camera .

Agradecimientos Especiales :
– AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE
– Pro S Graphics
– Mazda Team Mexico
– ANACM
– REC

Y principalmente a mis familiares y amigos .

SAMUEL DÌAZ .
CEO
AUTOMOTIVE PERFORMANCE

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MazdaMovement “Mazda Meeps Spotlight” Week #8 Winner!!


This Weeks “Pic4Swag” FaceBook contest winner is Kevin Ehm’s amazing Mazda3 that has really taken the fitment scene by storm. Congratulations Kevin!!!

Attention Grabber.

Out in East Hampton, New York, the kind of rides you’re likely to find during the vacation seasons are ferrari’s and lamborghini’s. For the all-year-round locals, lifted trucks and Jeeps are the way to go. But for Kevin Ehm, he’s taken a liking to something very different but very simple: get as close to the earth as he possibly can. Kevin Ehm has gone a very long way since he started experimenting with his suspension in his 2006 Mazda3i sedan just a little over a year ago. And within that year, he’s gone through 3 different suspension setups and bought about 10 sets of wheels. Yes, 10.

A consequence of lowering the car as far as it can go is that mind-blowing amount of camber in the rear. There has been some controversy of that rear camber and while others are rooting him on, there are an army of people that aren’t too fond of it. What people don’t realize is that this Mazda is his travel car, he has never had any tire issues, and his front bumper has always been intact. You can’t really say that for a lot of people in this scene, now can you?

The Mazda is sitting low on CST Zero1’s. 18×9.5 +15 in the front and 18×9.5 -37 in the rear. If you’re wondering about the camber, it’s about -4 in the front and -12 in the rear, although he’s never actually gotten them precisely measured.

This car is definitely a car that will turn heads and break necks. It’s the car that makes people roll down their windows while driving and hit record on their phones. It’s the car that make people walk by it in the middle of the parking lot in awe (and it gets a little awkward when we’re sitting in it). Whether you love it or hate it, it’s a car that breaks boundaries and refuse to conformity. It’s the result of endless amount of time, effort, and money. And what true car enthusiast can’t respect that?

What makes a clean vehicle? One that has one outrageous wow-factor and the rest is kept simple and clean. Kevin’s subtle modification include custom-made springs and cartridges, intake, sr-s exhaust, advanced timing, grounded throttle body, s-model exterior work, and some interior work that include a quick release steering wheel and custom fabric panels and pillars.

If you’re scratching your head as to how Kevin was able to pull of this fitment with a base model sedan, then you’ll really be wondering next season. Plans are underway for an even more outrageous set up (and outrageous numbers). But never doubt that Kevin will not be able to pull it off, as every time he’s planned on a certain offset, it’s become reality. Never question Kevin when it comes to math and numbers.

Until next season.

– Jess Kang

(Feel free to use any of the photos in this Flickr site featuring his Mazda)