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    Default What should I turn my 2008 MZ3 GX Sedan Automatic-Tran INTO???

    Hello,
    So I have a 2008 MZ3 GX Sedan with 4 gear Automatic @ 275000KM. It needs rotors, brakes, calipers, and a new auto shiftier assembly or solenoid. I have not driven it for about a year since I have a 2012 MS3 which is my daily. Its been sitting outside exposed to the elements. Rust isn't to to bad. The car sadly has been on kijiji for sale and for part out many times with no completed transactions or sales.

    I have done a bunch of mods to it and had lots of fun owning it but it is doing nothing there except dieing a slow death and I dont have the heart to give it to junk yard. I am now thinking I might have some fun modding it again. It will never be faster then a 2012 ms3 so I dont think adding a turbo kit to it and nor do I want to throw even ebay turbo kit money into it. I am thinking cheap cheap cheap~!!

    Example:
    I am thinking of repainting with rattle cans, maybe try tinting windows which I have never tried and many are scared of for good reason, really anything i want to learn how to do or just to do something funny and entertaining to it might be acceptable.

    The existing mods are,
    Koni Orange struts/shocks
    tein lowering springs,
    Magnaflow cat-back exhaust
    ebay CAI.
    heated seats
    car starter
    stereo was installed but removed
    timing advanced
    multicolor halo's
    LEDs changed everywhere, instrument cluster, stereo, displays, steering wheel, and door controls.
    2002 Subaru WRX spoiler installed
    Black vinyl roof
    Sideskirt installed
    custom Bumper air flow panel
    The car was at one time completely plasti dipped but has been removed.

    So my question to all,
    What should I do?
    What are some mods that everyone might have been afraid to do to there own car?
    What would be funny to do?

    FYI, i have no garage..

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    Default Re: What should I turn my 2008 MZ3 GX Sedan Automatic-Tran INTO???

    Basically anything mightycarmods.

    How far gone is this car and do you ever want any money for it?
    If the answer is no, then the possibilities are endless.

    Realistically;
    I always wanted to try a rattle can paint job (might look nice with enough masking prep)
    stripped interior / weight reduction Mazda3

    With access to tools & a welder;
    Lifted Mazda3
    Pickup truck Mazda3

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    Default Re: What should I turn my 2008 MZ3 GX Sedan Automatic-Tran INTO???

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiewan View Post
    Basically anything mightycarmods.

    How far gone is this car and do you ever want any money for it?
    If the answer is no, then the possibilities are endless.

    Realistically;
    I always wanted to try a rattle can paint job (might look nice with enough masking prep)
    stripped interior / weight reduction Mazda3

    With access to tools & a welder;
    Lifted Mazda3
    Pickup truck Mazda3
    The engine and trans amd many other parts are good so i dont want to destroy it. It is the car that i learned on so a lot of blood sweat and maybe a tear got put into the car.

    Pickup truck doesn't sound half bad!!!! Lol.

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    Default Re: What should I turn my 2008 MZ3 GX Sedan Automatic-Tran INTO???

    Run it for auto crosses. Strip out anything you don't need, throw some new OEM pads and tires and go kick the shit out of it at PITL, TLMC or other autox events until it dies
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    Default Re: What should I turn my 2008 MZ3 GX Sedan Automatic-Tran INTO???

    Second the autocross suggestion, it could be a great rally beater and you won't feel bad about wrapping it around a tree.

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