No matter where life takes you from across the country to another continent, you will always be a car enthusiast to the end. This is the case for Dongguang Li who ended up about 7400 miles (~11900 kilometers) from home in Martin, Tennessee with his Liquid Silver 2010 Mazdaspeed3.
Dongguang was originally from Zhengzhou, China, but his education took him across the world to Martin, Tennessee to study at University of Tennessee at Martin. But, despite the distance and change in lifestyle in American, he still stayed an automotive enthusiast.
Eventually, he was able to continue his passion for cars in Tennessee when he purchased his 2010 Mazdaspeed3.
What we see today is Dongguang’s hard work of tinkering with the car in his backyard.
Exterior was kept very simple with just stock body with rolled and pulled fenders all the way around.
Fender to lip of the wheel fitment executed well.
Rear end showing off that big booty with those wide shoes.
The 2nd generation Mazda3/Mazdaspeed3 definitely has some nice additional lines compared to the 1st generation. This side profile highlights these.
Dongguang decided to go with a set of AG wheels. AG F130 in 18×10.5 +20 (front) and 18×11 -16 (rear) with a bronze finish on the lips, matte black faces, and gold bolts.
-Corksport fog light Kit
-Corksport wiper delete
-Corksport aluminum skid plate
-Corksport LED light kit
-Corksport license plate bracket relocation kit
-Xenon HID kit headlights
-Window Tint – 10% rears and windshield, 15% front
-C1 Crystal Lacquer + EXOv2 Ultra Durable Hybrid Coating
-G1 clearvision smart glass 3s nanocoat
-G2 clearvision remover
-Yakima Q towers 4 pack
-Yakima RAPTOR AERO
-Yakima SKYBOX LOPRO
-Yakima 58″ CROSSBAR PAIR (2 CROSSBARS)
-BC Racing coilovers BR TYPE
-AERO SPORT AIR BAG (FRONT)
-AIR HOUSE 2 (REAR)
-AERO SPORT THREADED COILOVER BRACKETS
-CUSTOM CAMBER PLATES
-ALL DAY FABRICATION LOWER REAR ARMS
-DOMINANT ENGINEERING FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS
-DOMINANT ENGINEERING REAR TOE ARMS
-e-LEVEL AIR MANAGEMENT PACKAGE W/ TOUCHPAD
-E-LEVEL™ CONTROLLER WITH TOUCHPAD™ INTERFACE
-VU4 4-CORNER VALVE MANIFOLD
-5 GALLON ALUMINUM AIR TANK
-3/8″ D.O.T. APPROVED AIR LINE
-HOMEMADE HEIGHT SENSOR BRACKET
-HOMEMADE TRUNK WOOD FLOOR
-CORKSPORT FRONT TOWER BAR
-FRONT CAMBER = -4.5 (CUSTOM CUT TOWERS)
-REAR CAMBER = -12
-18×10.5 +20 WITH NANKANG 225/35/18 ON FRONT
-18×11 -16 WITH FEDERAL 595 225/35/18 REAR
-LB ALUMINUM RACING NUTS
-COBB MAZDASPEED ACCESSPORT V2
-HKS SSQV4 BLOW OFF VALUE KIT
-NGK SPARK PLUG
-ULTIMATE RACING TURBOBACK EXHAUST
-ULTIMATE RACING TEST-PIPE
-ULTIMATE RACING CATBACK EXHAUST
Dongguang still has more plans for the car of course, so looking forward to seeing what else is in store. And so, thank you for sharing this with us, and letting us share it here. And thank you Rilber Li for the awesome photos. Hope you enjoyed.