track pants and sweaters? wtf haha! i wear t shirts and jeans with a fresh pair of kicks daily
Staying on topic... Ordered the 4piece 3dcarbon kit today. Front lip, side skirts, and rear diffuser. I'm having 3dcarbon paint it so I don't have to deal with that hassle again. should arrive at my door in a few weeks!
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Thanks!! My scorche double din dash showed up, I'll get pics of it when I unwrap the packaging!
working on some little things today
decided to pull off the rear emblems. i read that there wasn't post holes on the mazda 2 portion but that was false... will be doing a light sand and blacking them out today. the front emblem is a PITA! i'll have to remove the front bumper to get it off since it doesn't use the usual clips it has 4 screws (assholes) i also removed the front license plate frame and put the cover on... much cleaner imo. oh and put on a Corksport license plate frame!
Looks like you will be the first to learn the truth about these cars.
2009 TRUE RED MazdaSpeed3 GT NAV
I like the truth! Got the rear emblems painted black mica. Will put them on the car tomorrow!
Stoked to see how this is gonna look!
Another knocker, kIck this game around like soccer!
I'm starting to get nervous!!!
Major downfall of the 2 is it doesn't come with projector headlights. I could have been an asshole and fitted hid but I wanted to try something else first. I picked up these bulbs in hopes they would pair nicely with the Corksport led fog lights and they do :-)
Second, my scosche stereo installation kit finally arrived! I can finally use my pioneer in dash again!!
i can buy a pair of projector headlamps for roughly $1k. ouch!
no, retrofit your headlights, with aftermarket projectors. Your bulbs are H4 so the Morimoto Mini Projector would be a direct drop in with no cutting.
Heres a pic of my retro for an example:
the light output is incredible, and they are bixenon so you can keep your high beam functionality
EDIT: For more info check out theretrofitsource.com
they have everything you need
ohhh shittt! hahaha... NICE! that might be something i will do.
Yea, they make a huge difference. If you ever decide to do a retro and want some info/advice on it, feel free to PM me.
until then, ill be following your thread
will be something for the future.... needs to get suspension sorted out first! thanks for the advice fellas!
will i be taking the headlights apart when i retrofit? if so, i'll just paint then. i f'ing hate chrome!
I don't know how to do a retrofit, as in not sure how much if any cutting required, but you will have to at least remove that shield in front of bulb.
Retrofits might just drop in (from front). Dont quote me on that though.
Japan has hids in the headlights I believe. Not sure why we didn't get the option.
Because usdm is a buncha cheap bastards!
We have our first retrofit mazda2 on mazdas247 in the 2 sub section. He posted pics last night!
I better start moving faster!!!!!
What do you guys think of air suspension?
Looks like i can get into air suspension for roughly $3100. might be worth it with this being a daily driver. save up and do it right? i got about 10 guys on my local forum begging me to bag the 2.
it does have a solid rear axle... i read that installing airbags on a front solid axle is a bad idea, but the rear would be fine.. please tell me if i read wrong