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General Information

Year
2006
Make
MAZDA
Model
6
Color
Bright Island Blue
History
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Class: Sports
Purchase Date: 2007-01-11
Vehicle Mileage: 70000 Miles
Purchase Price: $29870.00 USD
Total Modifications: 8
Total Spent: $2469.99 USD
Product: Eline Performance Cross Drilled/Slotted Rotors and Ceramic Pads
Manufacturer: R-1 Concepts
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-07
Purchase Price: $250.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Front and back rotors and pads - Eline's Performance cross drilled and slotted zinc brakes and ceramic flanged pads.
Install Date: 2010-04-14
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: With only 60K on the car, hardest challenge of my life was having to drill out the 8 retaining Phillips head screws from the rotor put on during manufacturing, not a necessary part. I painted the rotors to match the wheels and lugs using blue anodized color 500 degree paint from any auto parts store. LOOKS AND WORKS GREAT but took HOURS to bang stock rotors off with a hammer.

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Intake
Manufacturer: AEM
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2007-07-06
Purchase Price: $375.00
Purchased From: Discount Power Parts
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Excellent intake, stylish and creates an interesting "suck" sound when you first nail the gas!
Install Date: 2007-07-13
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Must turn wheels to the right to pull back the wheel well cover, you do not need to remove the wheel.
Product: Axle-Back Exhaust System
Manufacturer: Custom
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-06-17
Purchase Price: $300.00
Purchased From: Brent Darroch Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Found a video on YouTube.com of someone who had done the almost the same to theirs. Both mufflers were removed and replaced with 3.5" wide 24" long straight tips. The sound low resembles a small V-8 Mustang and on the floor resembles an import track car. VERY loud inside the cab but I love it!
Install Date: 2009-06-17
Installed By: Brent Darroch Motorsports
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Exterior
Product: Carbon Fiber Hood
Manufacturer: VIS Racing
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-05-18
Purchase Price: $450.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 2010-05-26
Installed By: Me
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Audio
Product: 29 LTD
Manufacturer: Cobra
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2006-08-16
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Local Shop
Purchase Rating: 9/10
Description: For now, just your run of the mill Cobra 29LTD CB radio with a 5 foot coil base chrome aetenna on the truck in front of the spoiler. Puts out at least a 4 mile radius and will receive even farther. Fit it comfortably under the passenger seat and got a blue flame gear keeper to hang the mic from the passenger side visor.
Install Date: 2006-08-16
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Don't move the passenger seat with the radio under there!!!!
Wheel and Tire
Product: 18" X 8" Black W/ Blue Ball Cut 10 Spoke Wheels
Manufacturer: Konig
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-05-01
Purchase Price: $580.00
Purchased From: Discount Tire Direct
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Beautiful wheels! Not powdercoated but still looks great! The wheels weigh just under 20 lbs a piece, 10 fan blade spokes are VERY stylish and match the car color almost perfectly but not very aerodynamic for performance purposes.
Install Date: 2010-05-08
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: 18" Ziex ZE-502
Manufacturer: Falken Tires
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-09-09
Purchase Price: $380.00
Purchased From: Discount Tire Direct
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Ordered the tires online, had installed on stock 18" wheels but ordered the Konig in the Spring and tires fit on the new wider wheels giving the sidewall a "Bozo stretch" which I think looks great and handles a little more tightly and nimble around corners.
Install Date: 2009-09-16
Installed By: Ambridge Wholesale Tire
Installation Cost: $105.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Blue Anodized Wheel Lugs
Manufacturer: Dorman
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-07
Purchase Price: $29.99
Purchased From: Autozone
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Blue anodized wheel lugs w/ lock key, anodized finish is easily marred flakes off around base where lug contacts wheel. Plus very small amount of space to fit 3/4" socket or lock key into wheel (wrap with electrical tape or get spline type lugs to avoid scratching around lug holes).
Install Date: 2010-04-14
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: NEVER use an impact socket, ONLY tighten by hand. Re-tork soon after FIRST or SECOND trip, by hand only!

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