Reg’s P5

Even though Mazda Fitment have been around for a number of years now, we still have a lot of things to check off our feature list for the various Mazda models out there. This is the first time we have featured a Protege5 on here; not because we don’t like them, but because we never get submissions from this model. If you want to submit your car to see if we are interested in featuring it here, make sure to email us at To start us off we have Reg Rivera’s 2002 Sunlight Silver Mazda Protege5 from San Francisco, California.

Growing up from one hobby of riding and messy around with BMX bikes to another hobby of being able to drive and modify cars was thanks to Reg’s friend Alex.

Reg bought his Protege5 after his 190e Mercedes motor went out. He wanted three things from the next car: rear wheel drive, hatchback/wagon, and fast. Reg only ended up with one of those three as we can see. The main reason he wanted a wagon was to fit his big 18″ inch sub-woofer in the back, which fit perfectly; you could hear him from a mile away.

Reg chose to go with the fender flare route after seeing Rocky’s White Mazda 3 do it, and especially after ruining his fenders trying to slam his car like Shavi’s Red Mazdaspeed 3. So this was the best option instead of having a body shop fix the fenders.

Every time Reg saw a car with aggressive fitment and slammed; he just had a vision of what his car should be. After 4 years of working on the car through its different stages, here Reg is now.

This jungle gym was provided by an Auto Power roll cage and GTspec rear trunk brace. All paint matched to Reg’s Mint Teal theme.

Limited Do Work Son Grip Royal steering wheel and Protege Garage adjustable short shifter. Also paint matched.

Reg’s great fitment of wheels, tires, and custom fiber glass fender flares. Surprised they aren’t broken yet (knock on wood).

The shoes Reg decided to go with are Racing Direction wheels rebuilt by Memoryfab. They are 17×11 -11 on Toyo Proxes T1-S.

Modification List

-Injen cold air intake
-HKS hi-power axle back
-Resonator delete
-Samco radiator hose kit
-All 4 AWR engine mount 95 durometer
-Painted valve cover
-NGK spark plugs and wires
-Cruise control delete
-Windshield wiper fluid delete
-Corksport brass shifter bushings
-Corksport Shifter Bushings
-Foodridge clutch line
-Exedy racing stage one clutch
-Fidanza Flywheel 7.5lb MSP
-.71 5th Gear Set MSP
-Mfactory LSD MSP
-LSD install kit
-Signature sounds coolant reservoir
-CR3 Motorsports air diversion panel
-A/C delete
-Power steering delete
-Mini wire tuck
-Windshield wiper motor delete

-Rockford Fosgate prime 6×8
-330.3 viper alarm
-Protege Garage adjustable short throw shifter
-Auto Power roll bar
-F1 spec raceing seats
-Sparco sliders, Wedge Engineering brackets
-Pioneer deck
-White LEDs
-No back seats
-GTspec rear trunk brace
-NRG quick release and hub adaptor
-Takata rep. 4 point racing harnesses
– Limited Do Work Son Grip Royal wheel stripped and paint to match cage

– BC BR coilovers shortened 2” inch struts and springs with 600 front spring rate and 900 rear
-Ksport rear camber plates
-AWR endlinks front
-AAC rear lateral link kit
-Race Beat rear sway bar
-GTspec rear trunk brace
-KMR Rear V Brace
-KMR Rear Link Reinforcement Panel
-Pedders Front Control Arm Bushings
-GTspec front strut bar

-Badge delete
-Racing Direction 17×11 -11 offset rebuilt by Memoryfab
-Toyo Proxes T1-S
-Blacked housed headlights
-Fog light delete
-5k HIDs low beam
-Yellow high beams
-DGM front lip
-Spray painted calipers
-Bumper latches
-Custom fiber glass fender flares
-Shorty antenna
-JDM tail lights
-Roof rack delete
-Trim delete
-Wink mirror
-Panted rear defuse
-Amber license plate lights
-Windshield wiper motor delete
-Rear wiper delete

Reg would like to thank Dave and Chris at Memoryfab for helping out build the wheels, and his best friend Alex for helping put them together. And thank you to CarsxHype for making him apart of the crew. Lastly, thanks to Auto RND for the new coils, and mounting and balancing the wheels.

We would like to thank Kevin Chow for capturing Reg’s Protege5 for us.  You can follow more of Kevin’s photography work at K. Chow Photography. And thank you to Reg for allowing us to share it with everyone. There are more pictures in the gallery below. Enjoy.

Fitment Game

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