The Mazdaspeed 6 lived a short life in Mazda’s production line, but left a good impression of what they could do. It basically had the same motor as its future Mazdaspeed brother, the Mazdaspeed 3, however, it came in all wheel drive. Here we are at the end of the year in 2012, and this car is still unknown to most and quite rare to find in the average enthusiasts garage. Out of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania is this 2006 Velocity Red Mica Mazdaspeed 6 owned by Hector Torres.
Hector got into cars right when he got his license at the age of 16 back in 1992. He started out with his mom’s 1984 Ford Escort, that he ended up lowering significantly. Lets just say that his parents were not too happy . Hector thought it looked great, and then on he had lowered everything he had owned. Just loved the overall appeal of the car after being lowered.
Being a father of four children now, Hector was driving a Mazda 5 for a few years before he got his hands on something AWD. Hector was looking for something good for the winter snow, and was looking at a pre-owned Audi S4 at first at the local dealership. But the cost of the pre-owned Audi S4 was still a lot, which then turned him to the Mazdaspeed 6 in the pre-owned lot, which had a lot of bang for the buck.
Now the MS6 has changed a bit since buying it from that pre-owned lot. One thing you will notice is the Next Mod replica AE lip kit all around.
This wicked six is on KYB aftermarket struts with RPM lowering springs; surprise! While Hector choose to go with 19×10 Ace Convex wheels on 235/35/19 Falken tires.
-19 x 10 Ace Convex wheels with 235/35 Falken tires
-CP-e Cold Air Intake
-Turbo XS BOV
-RPM Lowering Springs with KYB struts
-Next Mod AE replica kit
-Car Led Tail lights
-Razo Weighted Shift knob
-DDM Tuning 4500K foglights
Hector would like to give a shout out to his wife, Holly Jo and his 4 children for putting up with his lowering addiction. He thinks that all his kids will drive something low when they get older, despite his wife not buying into the whole deal. Then a shout out to Logan with the Black MS6 in Florida for some insights into lowering and wheel fitment. Justin Wolfe for the wonderful photoshoot; awesome job. Shavi for noticing and posting the car on MF. Macho for all the help with the lowering and camber issues. And to all the little Hulkamanicas…lol
Well, thank you Hector and hope to see more updates on the car as you add little things here and there. Special thank you to Justin Wolfe for the awesome photoshoot and taking the time to do that. Check out more pictures for this shoot in the gallery below or head over to Justin’s flickr page to see how talented he is. http://www.flickr.com/photos/philakilla/
Looks like you got things on point now bro! Glad to have been of some help. Now you get to make ME jealous lol
Hi. I love Mazdaspeed6. Your 6 is amazing! Have you got any pictures how does it look inside? Is it manual or automatic? Take car 🙂 Greetings from Poland 🙂
Mazdaspeed6 only comes in manual.
Inside is pretty factory except for a STRI Boost Gauge and the Razo shift knob. But thanks for the comments on the car. Really appreciate them. Thanks again Shavi
Car looks dope keep up the good work! Gives me motivation for my speed 6.
sweet ass wheels!! ima check out http://www.facebook.com/ACEALLOY?fref=ts
whats the offset, please
The offset is 45mm. What’s not said is that I’m running a 5mm spacer up front and a 3mm spacer out back( I know Ace has a 40mm wheel in this style but since my old 19 x 9.5 wheels were 45mm I thought I could get away with out a spacer and I couldnt but it was too late they were already ordered. So if you dont want to run spacers go with a 40mm). If you are going to go with a set up like this I would almost recommend a 225/35 tire for a lil more stretch. right now I’m rubbing on the plastic liners in the front and the foamy type liner in the back which I plan to remove once winter is over. Hope this helps.
What other modifications did you have to do to get the wheels to fit?
Man I got to tell you I love how your speed6 looks. I been thinking about selling my speed6. But seeing how sexy your looks just made want to keep my speed arounf just a lil longer. I want your wheel so bad buy ill paint them black or white for my white 6. Thx for making me fall in love with my car again lol.
Hey Zero, Glad you like the car and that it made you reconsider selling your Speed6 , I’m not going to lie the first time I saw one I thought they looked ass….. but quickly changed my mind when I saw the potential the car has. I know I bought my wheels through Elementwheels.com and I know Ace Alloys makes them in Black. Dude go for it! They would look so Hot on the white. Not going to lie powdercoating them white keeps running through my mind….check me out on instagram if you have one @1wicked6 I have what they would look like in white on there
How much camber are you running to fit those wheels?