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    Quote Originally Posted by G ~ MINI View Post
    I wish i had the space to able to lift and plug an engine or work the suspension.
    I am surprised you can pull 330whp from stock injectors.
    I need to put mine on a dyno ...i should be close to 200whp (2.0L NA) with the lighter forged
    and flowed head, lighter balanced crank and better rod bearings ...it all add to a better performing solid engine .
    Dang,,,i finally put in the 4LB lithium battery too. I should be sitting just under 2600 lbs.
    She certainly sounds different too. Hurry up and build that monster i need a fast mazda to chase..
    You don't need that much space really. Small 2 Bay garage on a 36 foot lot. Height only 9 ft maybe.

    Stock injectors on MS3 are 370-380 whp. Running 330 is actually a detune.

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    It's also been many many many years since I've logged in. Still have the 2009 Mazda3 GT however I took the insurance off for the last 10 months only adding it back in a couple of weeks ago.

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    Well, very odd day... I pulled out the PRM air filter and put the stock air box back in. The PRM was installed around April 2009, so over 12 years. I still had all the parts, bolts & push-pins. And I'm pretty sure the air filter that is in the airbox is the one that came with the car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noisy Crow View Post
    Well, very odd day... I pulled out the PRM air filter and put the stock air box back in. The PRM was installed around April 2009, so over 12 years. I still had all the parts, bolts & push-pins. And I'm pretty sure the air filter that is in the airbox is the one that came with the car!
    I remember PRM. They used my original 04 mazda 3 GT to test fit.
    Why the change ?

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    Still waiting for an old lanyard to come my way.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba1983 View Post
    Still waiting for an old lanyard to come my way.....

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    As soon as i find one.m

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    Holy! I find myself stumbling back to this forum after so many years. Just had an urge to see what was up.

    I actually just gave up my 2008 hatch a few months back to my nephew. Still in great shape with 180,000 km, but felt it would be worth a lot more to my nephew who could put sometime in to her. We only really have a need for one car with all thats been going on. Nice to see whats a familiar names, maybe i'll lurk around a bit more.

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    Hi

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    it's like a ghost-town here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noisy Crow View Post
    it's like a ghost-town here!
    Yea. Likely at least partially an issue related to my not finishing the upgrade to https, and second social media - facebook groups, Instagram.

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    After 15 years and 362,000km I finally parted ways with my Mazda, I didnít want to buy I figured $2000 was better then waiting another year and it ends up in the scrap yard lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    After 15 years and 362,000km I finally parted ways with my Mazda, I didnít want to but I figured $2000 was better then waiting another year and it ends up in the scrap yard lol
    corrected my spelling error lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    After 15 years and 362,000km I finally parted ways with my Mazda, I didn’t want to buy I figured $2000 was better then waiting another year and it ends up in the scrap yard lol
    My '08 is running out of time too. Hard to let it go after so long! Are you replacing yours with anything?

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    I still have mine. '09, I think it has 268k or something. It hasn't been daily driven in awhile.

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    @aris Well that's sad, thought you'd keep her right to the end. Atleast you got your moneys worth out of her and some change back.

    My 3 is still running great and still looks awesome. I'm @395k now. Infact I just updated my audio system, that's how confident I am in her.

    I still try to drive her daily (weather permitting) since I don't work anymore. She doesn't see much rain or snow anymore either, lol.

    Aiming for 400k+ next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noisy Crow View Post
    My '08 is running out of time too. Hard to let it go after so long! Are you replacing yours with anything?
    I bought a Ram 4 years ago, I decided to sell it and get something decent for it, the rust was getting bad on it, I was definitely sad when it drove away after owning it for 15 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    @aris Well that's sad, thought you'd keep her right to the end. Atleast you got your moneys worth out of her and some change back.

    My 3 is still running great and still looks awesome. I'm @395k now. Infact I just updated my audio system, that's how confident I am in her.

    I still try to drive her daily (weather permitting) since I don't work anymore. She doesn't see much rain or snow anymore either, lol.

    Aiming for 400k+ next.
    thatís awesome, the rust was getting bad on mine and me owning two vehicles didnít make sense, I bought a Ram 4 years ago and still kept my car but after I stopped krowning it 4 years ago the rust has gotten really bad so it was time, but it was definitely sad seen my car leave with its new owner after 15 years of owning it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aris View Post
    I bought a Ram 4 years ago, I decided to sell it and get something decent for it, the rust was getting bad on it, I was definitely sad when it drove away after owning it for 15 years.
    I'm waiting to get my hands on a '24 3. And yes, will be a bit sad to see the '08 go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noisy Crow View Post
    I'm waiting to get my hands on a '24 3. And yes, will be a bit sad to see the '08 go...
    What model are you looking at getting, if you don't mind me asking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    What model are you looking at getting, if you don't mind me asking.


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    GT sedan AWD turbo. I did consider a more basic trim level, especially as I now drive less (2 days a week WFH) but I do want to enjoy it. I'm not quite ready for a basic Corrolla yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noisy Crow View Post
    GT sedan AWD turbo. I did consider a more basic trim level, especially as I now drive less (2 days a week WFH) but I do want to enjoy it. I'm not quite ready for a basic Corrolla yet!
    Nice.

    I would consider the AWD turbo myself if it offered a standard transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    Nice.

    I would consider the AWD turbo myself if it offered a standard transmission.
    Common gripe about the turbo! I came across an explanation on why from Dave Coleman. Unlike a regular turbo engine the torque of the Skyactiv turbo peaks at relatively low RPM and then drops off. That makes spirited driving with a manual transmission a miserable experience. Winding the engine up to the redline and then up-shifting just doesn't really suit the Skyactive turbo engine.

    And in my world the automatic keeps my wife happy.... No manual => I don't have to explain why I bought yet another car she can't drive.

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    I have the CX-30 GT Turbo. The torque fells pretty great in normal driving, if you're interested in the turbo 3 you should take a test drive of one. That's what led me to buy this thing (I'm too tall to fit in the current 3 because of the low roof line but I still think it's a great car).

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