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    Hello, names Chad, I introduced myself before here, with a 1995 corolla!
    Hence, this was sold to fund the car I was waiting for... i've been looking for a good all-around project car since june-july of 2010 (When I started watching MCM!) I craved the idea to have a project car and to love a car THAT much! The corolla didn't bring me this feeling... I needed something.. more sporty! And since I had now the money.. after so many months of weekend work (Full time college student, hehe)
    Im kind of shy on the mods because #1, I got ruined when buying this... but was TOTALLY worth it, i love it so much

    So heres my brand-new used Mazda protege5 2002 !




    Had to spend 600$ on brand new stockies + winter tire combo... didnt expect this expense :/
    And I bought it a brand new battery too!


    Stockies + sport tires


    Interior is so clean!.. My first manual car


    Foggy headlights... :s


    The car is amazingly filthy.. Its winter here in Quebec and they're very nasty... Thats why Ill only thoroughly clean/polish/wax when spring hits (Following the MCM vid ofcourse!)


    Car has only 145 000 Km's... so little and the engine runs very smoothly


    Dirty engine bay... this is going to get cleaned up as soon as snow melts


    Car is a bit rusty... but its only superficial dommage, this is going to get fixed with sanding/BOG


    Alot of mods are going to happen when I get a bit of money from working part-time and some more time... here's a list (feel free to propose mods to me, ill add them to the list!)

    [√] Lose the bonnet deflector
    [√] Steamclean + Vacuum Interior
    [√] Clean headlights with Turtle Wax kit
    [√] Stock red to blue LED conversion in the whole car

    [] 1-DIN headunit
    [] Sub + Amp setup
    [√] Remove side moldings
    [√] Cold air intake (K&N, AEM or INJEN)
    [] V-Power NGK spark plugs
    [√] Rear wiper delete
    [] Seafoam motor treatment
    [] Full service (Synthetic oil, MAF clean).. im sitting on a low 23mpg right now
    [] Take care of the supercificial body rust
    [] NGK wires
    [] Steamclean/wash the engine bay
    [] Paint calipers (red or silver)
    [√] Mazdaspeed Door sills
    [√] Mazdaspeed pedals

    [] Plasti-dip the stock rims
    [] Mazdaspeed front lip
    [] Chargespeed front lip
    [√] Mazdaspeed plate frame
    [] Plasti-dip the rear valence
    [] Get the windows tinted
    [] Paint the trims and headliner BLACK
    [] 1.8L coilpack conversion
    [] TWM shortshifter + gear knob
    [√] Sickspeed Carbon fiber antenna
    [] DaveB Cluster rings
    [√] Dual sickspeed Supertone hellahorns
    [] Gas hood dampers
    [] Clear bumper blinkers
    [] Drop on coilovers + roll fenders


    ** I may forget some here... Gonna go back and edit when I have new ideas

    This is basically it for the moment.. this thread is gonna be updated bit by bit.. I hope I can see the progress I made in a long-time period. Cheers MCM
    Last edited by Phrozen; 25-03-2012 at 05:17 AM.

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    Lost the hood deflector today
    I hate hood deflectors, they're style killers!
    I was scared I couldn't remove it without having holes in my bonnet, because my old 1995 corolla had one, and it was beeing held in by screws.. this one didn't *win*



    Before



    After

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    Car got its armor-all treatment today!

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    Funny enough, I washed the sh****t out of my car from all the salt we've had this winter!

    I remember reading/responding to one of your threads where you wanted to know what you should do in regards to what car you should own! As I can see here, it worked out nicely

    As another mazda owner, major props to you

    Stick to that list and you'll be on your way, although the salt will never go away...never...

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    Looks nice, but filthy haha.

    One tip, don't use armor all, they aren't great quality and use silicone in their products and will shorten the lifespan of your plastics/leather so on. Look for stuff that's silicone free
    Derp.

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    congrats! good luck with that rust removal though, looks like it might be a pain.

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    If you are scared of doing rust repairs have a look on a uk min forum, you will never complain about rust again
    1977 mini sunshine: the slow build continues

    http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...cooper-s-specs

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123grosso View Post
    If you are scared of doing rust repairs have a look on a uk min forum, you will never complain about rust again
    Just got back from the garage and after investigating... its NOT rust!!
    the cars been rust-proofed many years and the deposits on the struts and in the engine bay is removable.. im so happy jeez I thought it was unrepairable! Im gonna clean the mess up in the next few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrozen View Post
    Just got back from the garage and after investigating... its NOT rust!!
    the cars been rust-proofed many years and the deposits on the struts and in the engine bay is removable.. im so happy jeez I thought it was unrepairable! Im gonna clean the mess up in the next few days
    If it's not rust then what is it :S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingtube69 View Post
    If it's not rust then what is it :S?
    I cant tell honestly, its greasy, gooey dirt.. thats what protected the body!
    today I gave the the engine bay a good scrub, takes ages just to clean a single pannel!
    ill post pictures when its almost all off!

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