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 SuperK's '93 ZE - "Bane" 
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SuperK's '93 Mazda MX-3 ZE
- Bane -


My first love has perished. While it would be charming to say that this is my second love, I cannot.

I have named her Bane because she is the bane of my existence. I purchased her in September of 2007 from previous member "Gro Harlem" and she has made sure every drive, every stop, is... miserable.


Day 1 - 09/30/2007
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Virgin Bane

Purchase Price: $2,800.00
183k Miles

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Modification List:

Engine/Drivetrain:
-Straight-neck KLZE with curved-neck KLZE intake manifold. Curved-neck KL68 60mm throttle body.
-Custom 3" cold air intake redirected to drivers fenderwell
-HEI Modification with MSD blaster 2 ignition coil & 8.5mm ignition wire
-Accel 8.5mm red ignition wires w/NGK V-power plugs.
-Custom 4-gauge grounding wire kit installed in daisy-chain orientation.
-SSAutochrome Chrome headers (the hotshot knockoff style NOT the paceshitter).
-Carsound 2.5" free flow cat, 2.5" free-flow resonator & 2.5" exhaust tubing directed to a JUN Titanium 2.5" muffler (has a silencer in it, very quiet with it installed).
-Customized transmission with ford ZX2 brass synchronizers & gears, including a taller 5th gear. Mazdaspeed Protege (Tochigi Fuji Sangyo) 2-way limited slip is also customized into the transmission
-Exedy clutch
-Mazdaspeed Protege shifter w/shiftknob for shorter throws.
-Driveshaftshop.com driveshafts. Rated at 200 ft/lb of torque according to them when I bought them.
-urethane-filled Mazdaspeed motor mounts.

Brakes:
-Front & Rear brembo Blank rotors
-Front Hawk HPS brake pads & rear Axxis brake pads, stops pretty good w/these.
-Stainless steel brake lines, techna-fit brand.
-ATE Blue DOT4 high performance brake fluid.
-Millenia master cylinder retro-fitted
-Brand new remanufactured front & rear calipers, painted with high-temp silver paint.

Suspension:
-Custom Front & rear control arm bushings
-Ford ZX2 Tokico struts w/thrust bearings, strut mounts, dust boots, perch's
-H&R Sport Springs
-Factory 15" wheels

Exterior:
-Custom Noble Green Metallic paint with clearcoat. Dupont Nason brand paint.
-Mazdaspeed Front bumper (erebuni type, fiberglass)
-Front clear turn signals w/amber bulbs.
-E-spec drivers & passenger outside mirrors (20% more convex = you can see more)
-Rear SUPRA STYLE tail-lights (black) with sylvania silver star "blue-look" bulbs for turn signals (still shines amber when active). Reverse lights are some kind of hyper-white bulbs, i think APC brand, they look blue from the rear. I have the stock taillights still if you want these instead.
-Painted 15" factory wheels (gunmetal) with polished lip, for appearance.
-Shaved antenna, a Fuba-style antenna sourced from a Mitsubishi Lancer has been installed in place of the rear washer nozzle.

Interior
-NEW SE Leather front seats
-Rear bench seat sourced from a 60k mileage SE.
-Door panels & rear panels are also sourced from the same 60k mielage SE and are in great shape
-Automatic seatbelts removed in favor of 94-96 style manual belts. Safer, less weight & functional. About a 30lb weight savings from the conversion.
-Indiglo gauge cluster with aluminum bezel
-Indiglo HVAC panel with MX-3 icon for the recirc control, fully functional
-Custom black fabric-covered headliner
-Black dyed A & B pillars
-Sony Xplod 50x4w CD-player head unit. The radio doesn't work, but plays CD's fine.
-Infinity 5000CS 6.5" Component speakers in the rear w/tweeters custom mounted in the B-pillar trim.


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May 06 2011, 11:57 PM
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Bane's Chronology:

In rough order of events, here's what's happened to Bane during the course of my ownership:

First:

The Timing Disaster
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In my story, there involves a car, a cow pasture, another cow pasture, a chicken coop, rain, and a cold, lonely night.



Then:
A new issue began:
ZE Geyser

During:
This time, another issue was still unsolved:
Mystery Hesitation


Then:
After fixing the issue with a new VAF, my control arm snaps in half:
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During:
My suspension failure, I end up hitting a curb and destorying one of my rims. The tow truck takes care of the front bumper:
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After:
I replace the control arms, the car still shifts uncontrollably. several more shops, hubs/bearings/ball joints/tie rod ends later, still there. I am driving it to a shop one day, take a right hand turn and "kerlunk, kshhhhhh..." My car driver's side feels like it collapsed and is coming to a very quick stop. When I get out... the ball joint jumped off the spindle. Another tow home and it turns out the balljoint/bolt spindle was worn through and through, and the ball joint just slid out. Tow truck took out a front mudguard and some green paint, so now some red is showing.


Now:
The car was driving beautifully... Until the clutch burned out. So now again it's parked waiting for a clutch replacement.


I'll clean these threads up but for now I'm information dumping just so I can start collecting some fun info.

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May 06 2011, 11:58 PM
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Second Reserve Slot, because I like to keep my worklogs clean. There's a lot of info to put in here. Believe me, it's all gone down hill :(

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Third for being greedy.

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Hellz yea, was wondering when you were gonna post up a worklog for your hidden pride and joy. Gro's car was awesome, but interested in what has happened to the car..


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In a nutshell:

A whole bunch of misfortune

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May 07 2011, 12:50 AM
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Sufferin Jesus, I almost put a rope around my neck reading all that. :crying: Man, trouble would be an understatement. I read through almost all of those posts just for review. I still miss Shameen, he was a good MX'er but I guess he never got his car fixed cuz he hasn't been on here since the accident. I had a dead spot at 1600rpm on my VAF but this spring it seems to of fixed itself. I give you AAA for perseverance. :2thumbsup:

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Shameem sold his mx. He wanted me to buy it, but at the time, I didn't have any money.

And K of Super, don't give up on it yet. Sooner or later it'll pay off and be an amazingly good car for you.

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It is hella fun to drive, I can attest to that, it just needs some love and more importantly a few well placed dollars ;)

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I'm going to create a "to do" list and check off what I've completed with the dates.

Swap:
front end with EDM front - 05/05/11
Power Window motors
Sunroof Motor
RS Front Spindles
RS Dash
Headliner
USDM Full-Length Sides
Front Brembo Slotted Rotors
Front Calipers


Replace:
Balljoints/Tie Rods
CV Axles
Motor Mounts
Clutch


This list will continue expanding, but this should keep me busy for the rest of the summer.

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You're going to swap out the MS bumper?

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The MS bumper was poorly attached. Or so I thought, becuase it was flimsy, but I was under the impression it was at least mounted correctly. When I started to remove the bumper, i realized that it was held on by... Two twistie ties. That's All. So I guess Gro never reallly finished mounting it. He painted the bumper and whenever the bumper would flex, the paint would crack, so he probably didn't want to damage his paint job and just kinda tacked it on.


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Mr. Super...if that is your real name....

How are the rear quarters on the slightly crushed car? If I sent you a template, would you be able, willing to do some cutting?

Just a thought.

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Some exciting things happening:

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Clutchmasters Clutch/flywheel
RS spindle Conversion (Larger Balljoints)
Derusting parts / area
New Motor Mounts
New Axles

Currently the transmission is out, so the job is halfway completed once I get the cash to purchase the equipment. As I work on different areas of the car, I"m doing a thorough derustifying/cleaning job. I have a large amount of "caliper paint" in black I'll be applying to different parts that are known to rust ugly, like spindles and such. Since I don't require this car to be on the road I'm taking it part by part, slowly and being very thorough.


next projects planned:
mirror polished intake
Engine pull/rebuild


Some

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Pretty much seems like your having to tame a wild beast here. I don't think the car much liked you as it's new owner, but your showing it who's boss :D


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