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post #1 of 136 (permalink) Old 07-26-2017, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oops I did it again...

Picked up a new toy to play with... My XJ is on the chopping block and should be gone soon.





2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege.

170hp turbo 2.0l, 102k miles on the clock. Should be a lot of fun. Not sure how much I'm actually going to do to it other than just fix it up nice, and have a great daily driver that will be a fun car to drive.

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post #2 of 136 (permalink) Old 07-27-2017, 07:49 AM
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Will it be featured in any off road videos on you tube?

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Will it be featured in any off road videos on you tube?
haha, nope, I'll probably be taking my truck off road more.

There will be a lot of videos with my MSP, but not off road.

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"Honey the new car won't work without this extra alternator"......maybe? Or maybe confer with Sask-Riot(who has a pre-1990 Ranger) and do similar Class-7 Baja builds? He seemed mildly interested in making his Class-7 when I mentioned it to him once.

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Ordered a few trim pieces to replace parts that are missing, this was the first one that came in. I like how it completes the front end, I don't like how it looks a bit like an acura:


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anybody interested in watching the progress of my "build" of my Mazdaspeed protege? There is minimal activity on the mazda forums in general, much less for one as old as my protege.

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anybody interested in watching the progress of my "build" of my Mazdaspeed protege? There is minimal activity on the mazda forums in general, much less for one as old as my protege.


No not really, this a patriot page. Not for Mazda. LOL


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anybody interested in watching the progress of my "build" of my Mazdaspeed protege? There is minimal activity on the mazda forums in general, much less for one as old as my protege.
I'm a "car guy" in general. Even though the Mazda may not be my cup of tea, I would still check out your build thread, and see how it turns out.

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I'm a "car guy" in general. Even though the Mazda may not be my cup of tea, I would still check out your build thread, and see how it turns out.
I'll try to keep it to things that are more relevant to all cars. Like wrapping a steering wheel or other cosmetic things.

I hoped that this being a car forum, others would be interested just because "car".

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I once test drove a Protege5, and I wish I would've been able to justify buying it. The very definition of slow-car-fast. I imagine even with just 170hp, this thing feels like a rocket. Amazingly low mileage to boot.

Good find, man! Enjoy it!
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I once test drove a Protege5, and I wish I would've been able to justify buying it. The very definition of slow-car-fast. I imagine even with just 170hp, this thing feels like a rocket. Amazingly low mileage to boot.

Good find, man! Enjoy it!
Thanks. Yeah, it's not fast. I had a new camery try to beat me onto the freeway this morning... the stock exhaust is quite loud... they probably thought i was trying to race them. Once I realized they were trying to do that, I got ahead of them... Just.


Its losing power on the top end, not sure if its the injectors or if its the fuel pump, or something else. We'll see. Taking it to the shop today to get the A/C fixed, and they will do a full inspection on it.
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To be fair, it's only supposed to be "fast enough"... It's a car that you're supposed to wring out the engine and enjoy at full throttle 80% of the time, because that's where the torque is, but you can get away with it because, yeah, it's slow.

Slow car fast.
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Exactly.

Took coworker to lunch today, and felt pretty good ripping through the gears till a base golf passed us... Still hella fun.

R&T included the mazda MP3 (the same car from the previous year), and it got 8/10 in the best handling in 2002, and would have scored higher had it had a performance boost. in addition to the added performance I have wider tires, and a LSD.

Great Grip - Mazda MP3

Just dropped it off at the shop to get the A/C looked at, and sometimes it won't find 2nd gear, and a few other niggly things. We'll see how much damage the shop does. to my bottom line.
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