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 the_twig_187's 1996 MX-3 RS (lots of upgrades) 
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so I decided I was finally going to do a worklog on the forum since i recently found out how to post pictures :)

the MOD list is as follows:
- 17" KONIG BRITELITE Wheels (on 205-40R17 low profile tires) DONE
- Black and Red Momo steering wheel DONE
- Reverse glow guages DONE
- B&M Short throw shifter DONE
- GTR Spoiler (sanding & painting) DONE
- HID Halo Projector Head-Lights (chrome) DONE
- Clear bumper turning lights (instead of those orange ones) DONE
- Custom K & N Cold Air Intake DONE
- Tokico Struts With Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs DONE
- Carbon Fiber Hood (with hood pins) DONE
- Powercoated RED Calipers With EBC Green Pads & Dimpled Rotors DONE
- Sparco Black and Red Racing Seats DONE
- Painted Dash and Door Inserts DONE
- Momo Stainless Steel Door Sills DONE
- Rear disc break conversion (from a MX-3 V6) DONE
-"RUSSELL" stainless steel braded (flex line) break hoses DONE
-"Cork Sport" Front and rear strut tower brace bar DONE
- "XYZ" coilovers (fully adjustible pillow top) DONE
- "ACT" stage 2 clutch (sending stock flywheel to get re-finished) DONE
- Battery relocation to the trunk of the car with optima battery (redtop 6 pack battery) DONE
- Momo aluminum pedals (clutch,break,gas) DONE
- Nismo titanium shift knob (cylinder shape) DONE
- glass headlights (from a european mx-3) DONE
- Eurovision 8K (motorized) HID kit DONE
- Mx-3 GS front lip spoiler DONE
- Custom Stainless Steel Exhaust (2.25") with a Magnaflow high flow CAT and Muffler DONE



we will start with year 1 and what the car looked like stock

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this was just a quick coppy and paste from my car domain page which has a lot more detail on most of the upgrades, so if your interested in seeing more just check out the link in my signature at the bottom :)

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March 29 2011, 3:42 PM
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Cool car. I like what you've done to it. :D

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March 29 2011, 7:19 PM
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super clean car, all you need now is a BPT!

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March 29 2011, 7:30 PM
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Great work Chris, love the dice. I've been looking for a real 'Boss' pair of blue dice but I can only find El cheapos. What muffler is that, looks like Magnaflow. Now all you need is a spring meet to attend and show off your car. :wink:

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lookin good with all the upgrades... I guess the XYZ coilovers are just another k-sport style? They look almost identical.

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the XYZ coilovers are european rally coilovers. they were originally manufactured for the all wheel drive mazda 323 but we all know why i snagged them. the original 323 owner in my city paid $1600 for them (shipped to his door, he gave me the recipt) and I gave him $500 for them cuz theres not many of us using them so he sat on them for a few days then said ok lol

so they are way to heavy duity for my setup but i got them on a steal of a deal. If your ever debating coilover think strongly! your smooth comfy car becomes as stiff as a go-kart at your local ammusement park. if i run over small cracks in the road (that are filled with black tar) it feels like im driving over speedbumps in the wal-mart parking lot @ 60km

next upgrades that I have allready paid for but am waiting on shipping is
(1) black sparco 3 point harnis (seat belts)
(2) Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 tires!!! (215/45/17) if you dont know anything about these tires, do yourself a favour and goggle/youtube them. mega cool rubber

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I had the same problem with a particular set of tires making my ride very, very stiff when combined with my spring/strut set up. You could smoothin out the ride when you select your tires but I see you already bought them. Again, nice work. Hope to see you at a meet this spring,,,some where. :lol:

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Nice work on your car buddy.

Wow someone else who has XYZ coilovers, thought
I was the only one! I use my MX everyday ( Super Sport coilover kit & 195/50/15 Toyo tyre) and dont find them too stiff, over here the roads arnt great either.

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Wow--that's a lot of mods.

I especially like how fresh the seats look. Nothing makes an interior look worse than crappy set of cracked/torn and ratty seats.

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Beautiful car and the body is veryyy clean..
I am wondering all people's car here are so clean? :roll:

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I think Chris's GF is in charge of the cleaning. :P

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Thats not all she cleans lol (jk)

The reason your getting a lot less of a vibration in you setup Dan, compaired to mine is the 15" tire on yours and the 17" on mine. B/c your 15" tire has a large side wall ( about 4 inches) it disapates and softens the vibration of the road. Where as, my 17" low profile tires are very thin (about the height of a 2 dollar coin) i have very little rubber to help cushion my ride. Which is why my setup seems much more stiff then yours.

I havent made any desicions about car shows/meets this season but im always down for a road trip if the cards line up :)

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New update...put on my Yokohama Advan Neova AD08 Track Tires (215/45/17)
they are super stickey and provide amazing handeling in corners, dont want to show off but I took the curve on the highway ramp at 140 KPH and the car just stuck to the road as if I was driving 40 KPH

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if your currious about the tire check out this youtube clip, it sold me hahah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QawxMjQZ58

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The reason your getting a lot less of a vibration in you setup Dan, compaired to mine is the 15" tire on yours and the 17" on mine. B/c your 15" tire has a large side wall ( about 4 inches) it disapates and softens the vibration of the road. Where as, my 17" low profile tires are very thin (about the height of a 2 dollar coin) i have very little rubber to help cushion my ride. Which is why my setup seems much more stiff then yours.


Umm, I'm running 205/40/17 on the white car and I ran the same on the red 96 I had. Some tires are just more brutal than others.

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