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12obertbarrera
09-11-2014, 02:57 PM
I have completed the first steps such as Exhaust, Headers & Intake System. What else can I do to make my Mazda 3 2.0 faster? or recommended first?

Fack_Dude
09-11-2014, 03:27 PM
yeah, sell the car and buy a sti or speed. haha

Sendarian
09-11-2014, 03:36 PM
yeah, sell the car and buy a sti or speed. haha
My thoughts every day about my 3. I love the car but uts just not enough. Should I even buy a header exaust for my 2.0? Is it worth it OP. I know you can feel it a lot more in a 2.3 :(

ottoyu34
09-11-2014, 04:00 PM
Custom ECU tune.

Johns 08 3 GT
09-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Your not going to get much faster without spending big $$$. And after that point it really makes more sense to buy a faster car like mentioned above.

OP, what are you hoping to get out of your car power wise? Are you looking to go fast or just a bit quicker?

jwoods_24
09-11-2014, 05:06 PM
Your not going to get much faster without spending big $$$. And after that point it really makes more sense to buy a faster car like mentioned above.

THIS^
Depends on your goals and how deep your wallet is. If you upgrade to an MS3, you're gaining more than hp/trq. Brakes, suspension etc.

Sendarian
09-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Custom ECU tune.

Where can you get this done?

silverstarmazda
09-11-2014, 05:45 PM
strap some fireworks to the car, legit street cred right there lol

for our kinds of cars, its best to extract speed through handling. so look into suspension, wheels and tires. then learn to use all that to your advantage. if you must have more power, look into a turbo kit

McGoldie
09-11-2014, 07:20 PM
With those mods alone you are probably just wasting more gas then making the car actually fast, the 2.0 is a pure eco-box engine.
If you want to go fast, just buy a speed (or something with a turbo) and don't waste your time or money.

Fack_Dude
09-11-2014, 10:36 PM
With those mods alone you are probably just wasting more gas then making the car actually fast, the 2.0 is a pure eco-box engine.
If you want to go fast, just buy a speed (or something with a turbo) and don't waste your time or money.

Then mod the speed, go faster, blow engine, build race engine, blow race engine, stock out, sell car for parts, buy new car, and repeat. Haha.

Kiyomi
09-11-2014, 10:51 PM
what is ur definition of fast. fast on the street, or fast on the track? straightline, or corners. money, or skill?

know what ur goals are, and work on achieving them.

Lmmorden
09-13-2014, 08:25 PM
And here I thought the 188km/h limiter was good enough... Hah

zoomzoomtech
09-15-2014, 09:24 PM
2.slow is a no go.... Speed or better... Or 2.3/2.5 with awesome suspension...

Drewsryd
09-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Hello all,
New to the forum.....
Just got a 2008 mazda 3 2.0L and using it as a daily driver but want some mods on it.
Looking online for an exhaust but can't find anyone in the gta that stocks a good one. The local shop wants 5 bills to do one. Can any suggest anything ( other than getting rid of it)

Noobster12
11-10-2014, 07:22 PM
Hey, I'm new to the forum too...

I am actually considering on getting an MS3.. since my friend just bought one and I got to test drive it. If performance is important, in my perspective, I would just save the money that you're putting on a 2.0L engine to try and up the hp/trq and just buy an MS3.

I have a 2.0L sedan GX... It's slow I know.. even if I do basic mods.. but I wanna buy the mods and try to install it myself to get to know it myself since I am a new Mazda owner. I know more on Civics and I just bought a mazda because... racecar... lol but because I wanna learn the mazda world.

Still a rookie here... :) lol

Jackal
11-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Welcome. Lots of mod info here fo sho.

Fack_Dude
11-10-2014, 08:05 PM
Derp. Welcome.

Shinglez
11-10-2014, 08:33 PM
You won't make another thread asking about 2.0L turbo kits


You won't do it.

Rogreborn
11-10-2014, 11:44 PM
Hello all,
New to the forum.....
Just got a 2008 mazda 3 2.0L and using it as a daily driver but want some mods on it.
Looking online for an exhaust but can't find anyone in the gta that stocks a good one. The local shop wants 5 bills to do one. Can any suggest anything ( other than getting rid of it)

500 is not unreasonable for a catback system.

Rogreborn
11-10-2014, 11:46 PM
You won't make another thread asking about 2.0L turbo kits


You won't do it.

Mat at OVtuning has turbo kits for 2.0 and 2.5L. I think they are $3899.

Shinglez
11-11-2014, 11:37 PM
Mat at OVtuning has turbo kits for 2.0 and 2.5L. I think they are $3899.

:facepalm

Canadianbacon
11-11-2014, 11:43 PM
his kits include Mazdaedit +cable and tunes also in that price. Dont think ill be buying a turbo kit for my 2.5