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 Thefez's 92 MX3 GS (Buying a RX-8!) 
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Well i've been on here a bit so I think its time I make one of these. Hopfuly you guys can help me along the way :)

Well here a little back story on how I got to be the proud owner of one of these great cars. I use to own a zx2 that I was building for fun and I slowly found out it was rotting away on me so I decided to sell and get a new rust free car hence the MX3:)

Also when I found the car it was in pretty good shape and had 80k Motor swap with 135K on the body.

Some pics when I first brought it home.
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So then I had a TON of moeny left over from parting out my ZX2 and selling it back to stock. So I bought some stuff some members on here had for sale.
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Later On I bought brand new ZX2 S/R Struts (Which are now discontinued btw) and some GC's from a guy on TEAMZX2 total only cost me $400
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and well I save you the txt I know everyone likes pics :)
This is a custom shift boot my friend made for me along with a e-break boot:)
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JY find
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FREE on CL
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Some other stuff I recently picked up :) only $160
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March 04 2012, 10:10 PM
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Mod List

Exterior
Exel TZ-10's 17x7 (Color?/Bought)
MazdaSpeed Front Bumper (Bought)
Clear Turn Signal Markers
35% Tinted Windows
8K H.I.D Headlights (Bought)
3k H.I.D Foglights

Interior
Custom (More info later)
03 Mazda Protege steering wheel

Motor
KlDE Swap (JY motor rebuild on 10.0.1 Comp)
Basal Headers (Bought)
2.25 Custom Exhaust System
Custom 3" Intake (Bought)
Unorthodox Racing UDP (Bought)

Brakes
Powdercoated Red Calipers
SS lines (Clutch line included) (Bought)

Suspension
Ford Racing S/r Struts (Bought)
Ground Control Coilover Sleaves (Bought)
Front and Rear Strut Bars (Bought)
Whiteline RSB

Next step is to go pull a motor from the JY and tear down and rebuid a KL-DE. theres a few things im looking for, for this ZE pistons and cams(KL-31).

Anything else in the mod list that doesn't have bought on it im still looking for so If you have it and are willing to part with it let me know plz.

Also any sujections would be greatly apreciated!:)


March 04 2012, 10:14 PM
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Welcome. Great mx3 btw. A rust free mx3 is a big deal in this part of the country....... I'm also excited to see what you will do with your new ride.

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Welcome :D Nice car and nice find on the free rims.

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Welcome! It's badass to see you started off running! Keep up the momentum and you'll have a long worklog! ;)

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March 05 2012, 1:01 AM
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Thanks guys:) as soon as it warms up. Im taking a wirewheel to the bottem onf the car getting all the old undercoat ad s--- off and spraying it and then undercoating it. Doin the same to the wheel wells wana keep it as rust free as possible even tho its a dd:/.


March 05 2012, 11:07 AM
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So I installed my mazdaspeed bumper yesterday and what a PITA to get it to fit right.. its still not 100% so mybe you guys can give me some sujestions on it. but heres some quick pics, after we finished up last night :)

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Also my strut tops finially cam in a week ago so its gunna get dropped soon:)


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Ha, I like your 'old school' shift knob. Good find on that car, you'll be cruising in style in no time with the mods your doing. As far as the bumper goes use what ever works. I cut a 1" X 1/4 piece of plastic bread board and glued it between my bumper and support to get mine to sit even. :shrug: Sounds like you have a good JY close by, keep an eye out for stuff to sell to us. :D

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Daninski wrote:
Ha, I like your 'old school' shift knob. Good find on that car, you'll be cruising in style in no time with the mods your doing. As far as the bumper goes use what ever works. I cut a 1" X 1/4 piece of plastic bread board and glued it between my bumper and support to get mine to sit even. :shrug: Sounds like you have a good JY close by, keep an eye out for stuff to sell to us. :D


thanks I love the look of how they use to be:) im a big old school fan my dad has a 1968 and 1970 AMX AMX and we have a 1966 Ford Mustang that where restoring. So with that said.. lol I like to try and mix the two together in my cars "old school" influence and todays tuner styles

btw you have a pic of this?^


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this car is gonna be awesome!!!

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kulluminati777 wrote:
this car is gonna be awesome!!!

Thanks man:) just need a few more things befor i go get a kl and start a rebuild. Hopin for 200ph at the crank


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Some over due interior pics. Custom REAL leather shift and e-brake boots.
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New 35% Tint Job
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Over All Pic after Tint and Wax
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nothing new as of yet planning and buying things for the motor swap, but gave her a bath and shot a nice pic

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the stock headlights with the MS bumper make me want to ditch my projectors and get glass headlights i love the last pic. Are u leaving the car white or painting it?

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kulluminati777 wrote:
the stock headlights with the MS bumper make me want to ditch my projectors and get glass headlights i love the last pic. Are u leaving the car white or painting it?



ya it getting repainted white want it more glassy:) i work at a body shop so its just a matter of time when we slow down for a week I can bring the car in and work on it


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