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General Information

Year
2004
Make
MAZDA
Model
6
Color
Onyx Black
History
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated
Vehicle Class: Mid-size
Purchase Date: 2006-03-20
Vehicle Mileage: 0 Miles
Purchase Price: $18500.00 USD
Total Modifications: 44
Total Spent: $7270.96 USD
Product: Remote Start
Manufacturer: Mazda
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2006-12-11
Purchase Price: $243.75
Purchased From: MazdaStuff.com
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: Got this for the cold Alaskan mornings.
Install Date: 2007-01-02
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $100.00
Installation Rating: 4/10
Comments: I actually had a buddy install it for me. He worked as a mechanic at Honda in Juneau, AK

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Cold Air Intake
Manufacturer: Injen
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-03-05
Purchase Price: $224.00
Purchased From: Corksport Performace LLC
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: INJEN Cold Intake System
Install Date: 2009-04-18
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: This was a fun project. It was the first time I actually took off my bumper and pretty much took anything apart on my car. I was surprised that it worked.
Product: Cat-back Exhaust
Manufacturer: Magnaflow
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-27
Purchase Price: $455.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust System
Install Date: 2010-05-10
Installed By: Local Muffler Shop
Installation Cost: $146.25
Installation Rating: 5/10
Comments: Since I was having a local shop install my Koni and Eibachs, I thought I would just have them install my exhaust too. I am glad I did, because Magnaflow didn't quite have this one right and they had to modify it a little bit to fit right. I should have returned it to RPM to get another, but I was like... nah!!
Product: Polished Hood Dampers
Manufacturer: NRG
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-03-28
Purchase Price: $109.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: NRG Hood Dampers - Chrome
Install Date: 2009-04-05
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Okay, these have got to be the best mod ever, they work so well, and I will never have to use that stock hood holder up thingy again!
Product: HydroShield
Manufacturer: Injen
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-03-28
Purchase Price: $34.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Injen Hydro-Shield Water Repellent Filter Cover - Black
Install Date: 2009-04-18
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: ScanGaugeII
Manufacturer: Linear Logic LLC
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-02-06
Purchase Price: $159.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: ScanGauge II 3-in-1 Automotive Computer
Install Date: 2010-02-13
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: I just bought the mount for the rear view mirror, so I will install it that way soon. For right now it is just Velcroed on top of the coin try to the left of the steering wheel. It fits here nicely, but I miss my coin try. I will be installing the Homelink mirror as well, so I will just install it then.
Interior
Product: Compass Auto Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Manufacturer: Mazda
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-05-16
Purchase Price: $216.00
Purchased From: Serra Mazda
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: I was tired of using the garage door opener on my sun visor, and flipping to dim mode when a car's lights where too bright behind me... so I figured, what the hell.

I also got a mount for my ScanGadgeII. A little word of warning though... the new mirror is pretty big, so it takes some tweaking to get the ScanGadgeII to fit above it.
Install Date: 2010-05-30
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: The install itself wasn't too bad... the oem mirror came off very easily, and the new one attached very nicely! There were two annoying parts... the tab behind the side pilar, I couldn't get it to come out very easily... and oh yes, the ground bolt for the mirror - ACK!! Finding the wires for tapping was easy. Anyway, I was happy to see it work when I turned on the car. Programming was a snap, and wow, what a difference.
Product: BlendMount for ScanGauge II
Manufacturer: BlendMount
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-05-15
Purchase Price: $49.00
Purchased From: Amazon
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Designed to mount ScanGaugeII over mirror
Install Date: 2010-05-30
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: Since I was installing my new Comp. Auto Dim., Homelink Mirror, I thought I would kill two birds with one bazooka.
Product: Chrome Door Sills - Red LED
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2006-04-16
Purchase Price: $24.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Chrome Door Sills - Red LED
Install Date: 2006-04-29
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 6/10
Comments: I still have not wired it to come on with the door lights. To much trouble for them to burn out I guess.
Product: Dash Kit - Real Chrome
Manufacturer: Dash Kit
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2008-01-23
Purchase Price: $150.00
Purchased From: Trim4car.com
Purchase Rating: 6/10
Description: Dash Kit - Real Chrome
Install Date: 2008-02-02
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: The Chrome is to accent the painted gloss black of interior pieces
Product: Gloss Black
Manufacturer: Duplicolor
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-01-23
Purchase Price: $5.00
Purchased From: Walmart
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Gloss Black Paint w/Clear
Install Date: 2008-02-02
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 6/10
Comments: Painted interior pieces gloss black and clear coated.
Product: 2009 Mazda 6 Shift Knob
Manufacturer: Mazda
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-11-22
Purchase Price: $41.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: 2009 Mazda 6 Leather/Chrome Shift Knob
Install Date: 2008-12-02
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Much nicer than the first gen Mazda 6 shift knob. The black and chrome fits my car nicely!
Product: LED Lights for All 194's and 74 Bulbs
Manufacturer: Autolumination
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-04-12
Purchase Price: $97.88
Purchased From: Autolumination.com
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: T10 Wedge
Item# SMT II Tower , Color: Cool White , Lens: 194
T10 Wedge
Item# Matrix , Color: Cool White , Lens: 194
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Item# Matrix II Led , Color: Super White , Lens: Matrix
T10 Wedge
Item# Superstar , Color: Super White , Lens: 194
T10 Wedge
Item# 4-Star , Color: Super White , Lens: 194
T10 Wedge
Item# Superstar W/Heatsink , Color: Super White , Lens: 194
Install Date: 2009-04-25
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Headlight driving lights, cabin, trunk, door, and License plate lights.
Exterior
Product: Chrome Pillar Posts
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 2009-04-23
Purchase Price: $57.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: I bought these to replace the cheap plastic ones I got a long time ago. These are actually stainless steel, and have beveled edges... they look nice! I got them from us-autopartsdepot on ebay.
Install Date: 2009-04-25
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 4/10
Comments: It was a b*tch because I had to remove my old ones first. Also, because careful to get it the first time, and if you need to peel it back a bit, don't pull or you may crease the stainless steel.
Product: Chrome Fuel Door
Manufacturer: Mazda
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2006-12-11
Purchase Price: $87.50
Purchased From: MazdaStuff.com
Purchase Rating: 5/10
Description:
Install Date: 2006-12-26
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Slimline 55W HID 8000K H1
Manufacturer: DDMtuning
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-12
Purchase Price: $49.99
Purchased From: DDM Tuning
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: DDM HID Kit Slim Ballast - 55W 8000K H1
Install Date: 2010-05-22
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Since DDMtuning had such a great deal on HID's, I decided to upgrade from 35W to 55W. I wanted to keep the same 6000K color, so I went with 8000K.
Product: Slimline 35W HID 6000K H1
Manufacturer: DDMtuning
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-11-25
Purchase Price: $49.95
Purchased From: DDM Tuning
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: DDM HID Kit Slim Ballast - 35W 6000K H1
Install Date: 2009-12-26
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Since DDMtuning had such a great deal on HID's, I decided to upgrade from 35W to 55W. I also bought some to upgrade my fogs, so I will have extra H1 bulbs and 35W ballasts. If I am not happy with the 8000K color of my new H1's, I can also just use my old 6000K.
Product: HID Wiring Harness
Manufacturer: DDMtuning
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-11-25
Purchase Price: $15.00
Purchased From: DDM Tuning
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: DDM Tuning HID Wiring Harness
Install Date: 2009-12-26
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: I installed this with my original 35W 6000K HIDs, but am now using it with my 55W 8000K HIDs. I am using the "plug-in-play" function for my 35K 6000K H3 fogs.
Product: Slimline 35W HID 6000K H3
Manufacturer: DDMtuning
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-12
Purchase Price: $39.95
Purchased From: DDM Tuning
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: DDM HID Kit Slim Ballast - 35W 6000K H3 - FOGS
Install Date: 2010-05-22
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Since I am upgrading my H1 Low Beams to 55W, I will just use my 35W ballasts for my new H3 Fogs. I will have a spare set of new 35W ballasts, and 6000K H1's. Maybe if my buddy with a 6 is nice, I will give it to him on the cheap.
Product: Halos
Manufacturer: DDM DDE Lightning
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-12-18
Purchase Price: $99.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: RPM - DDE Lightning: Raptor Edition Halos
Install Date: 2009-12-26
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: This install was time consuming, but totally worth it!
Product: Shark Fin Antenna
Manufacturer: Visual Garage
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-01-09
Purchase Price: $84.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: VG Shark Fin Antenna - Onyx Black
Install Date: 2009-01-18
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: This was great, much better than the stock antenna, plus I was able to hide my XM antenna under it!
Product: Smoked LED Front Side Markers
Manufacturer: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-01-27
Purchase Price: $69.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: RPM Smoked LED Front Side Markers
Install Date: 2009-04-18
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Two words... sah wheat!
Product: Smoked LED Rear Reflectors
Manufacturer: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-11-25
Purchase Price: $69.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: RPM Smoked LED Rear Reflectors
Install Date: 2009-12-05
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Oh so much better than those ugly red reflectors. The install was fun and interesting... feeding the wiring down through the back of the car and down to the bumper. I spliced them into my parking lights... works great!
Product: Side Chrome Molding
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 6/10
Purchase Date: 2006-04-02
Purchase Price: $20.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description:
Install Date: 2006-04-15
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 1/10
Comments:
Product: Sport Bumper LED Fog Lights
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-07
Purchase Price: $89.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 6/10
Description: Sport Bumper LED Fog Lights.

They are actually really good quality, and work great! I am a little disappointed in the color of the LED's though, they are almost too blue, almost purple. I was hoping they would be the normal white with blue hue to match my HID's and even more so, my Halos.
Install Date: 2010-05-29
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: I was getting tired of waiting for the Potential Motorsports' version, so I opted to buy ebay. I went with the LED's because I just wanted to use them for looks. I just upgraded my fog lights in the housing to HID's, so I didn't need them in the bumper too. Right now I have them come on with my parking lights, but one of these days I plan to install a switch in the cabin to turn them off and on.
Product: Black Caliper Paint
Manufacturer: G2
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-08-18
Purchase Price: $37.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Black G2 Caliper Paint and Mazda 6 decals.
Install Date: 2009-08-29
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: I can't remember exactly what day I painted my calipers, I just know it was around the end of August 2009, and it was freakin' HOT that day!
Product: Mirror Covers
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 2006-07-03
Purchase Price: $12.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description:
Install Date: 2006-07-22
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 5/10
Comments:
Product: Chrome Molding
Manufacturer: AutoBarn
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2007-05-31
Purchase Price: $45.85
Purchased From: AutoBarn
Purchase Rating: 7/10
Description: Chrome Molding of different sizes to custom trim the outside of the car, and inside of my car.
Install Date: 2007-06-02
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Chrome Trunk Lid Trim - Red LED
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 6/10
Purchase Date: 2006-04-16
Purchase Price: $19.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Chrome Trunk Lid Trim - Red LED
Install Date: 2006-04-29
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: I didn't hook up the light at first, but finally did after a couple years, and it burnt out in a few days :( Oh well.
Product: Chrome Door Handle Covers
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2006-04-16
Purchase Price: $15.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Chrome Door Handles and Door Bowels.
Install Date: 2006-04-29
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: One of these days I will get actual chrome handles.
Product: Chrome Grill Frame Trim
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 2006-04-16
Purchase Price: $29.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 6/10
Description: Chrome Grill Frame Trim. This goes in front of the stock grill to essentially surround the grill with chrome.
Install Date: 2006-04-29
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 6/10
Comments: I still use this now with the Chrome sport grill I bought to replace the OEM version.
Product: Chrome Fender Trim
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 7/10
Purchase Date: 2006-05-16
Purchase Price: $39.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 8/10
Description: Stainless Steel (Chrome) Fender Trim
Install Date: 2006-05-27
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 6/10
Comments: I really need to get new ones soon.
Product: Chrome Eyelids
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2006-07-20
Purchase Price: $29.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Chrome Eyelids
Install Date: 2006-08-05
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: I still love these things!
Product: Black Euro Tail Lights
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 5/10
Purchase Date: 2006-12-30
Purchase Price: $117.50
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Ebay Euro Style black Tail Lights.
Install Date: 2007-01-20
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 6/10
Comments: These were okay, but not the good quality as my new LED Tails are, or even the OEM Reds were. At the time I wanted to get real Euro/JDM lights, but couldn't afford it. $117.50 on ebay felt like a really nice deal. The worked... looked better than the red anyway.
Product: 30% Tint All Around
Manufacturer: Tinting Shop
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-05-05
Purchase Price: $150.00
Purchased From: Local Shop
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: 30% Tint All Around
Install Date: 2008-05-05
Installed By: Local Muffler Shop
Installation Cost: $100.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: CiTD Chrome Sport Grill
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-12-23
Purchase Price: $64.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: CiTD Chrome Sport Grill
Install Date: 2009-03-21
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: Chrome Front and Rear Turn Signal Bulbs
Manufacturer: EBay.com
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-01-27
Purchase Price: $27.98
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Chrome Front and Rear Turn Signal Bulbs
Install Date: 2009-02-14
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: So much better than those ugly amber colored ones!
Product: LED Black Tail Lights
Manufacturer: Genki Tuning
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2009-03-22
Purchase Price: $233.99
Purchased From: D5Concepts.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: LED Black Tail Lights
Install Date: 2009-03-28
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: I am so amazed with the quality. I love them.. the black and chrome match my car perfectly. They are a bit bright when it is dark... so I feel sorry for anyone behind me at Jack in the Box at 3am - HA!
Audio
Product: Axxess XIA-I01 XM/IPOD
Manufacturer: Axxess Interface
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2007-07-25
Purchase Price: $249.99
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Axxess XIA-I01 XM Radio and IPOD
Install Date: 2007-08-04
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: I got the kit with the XM adapter, as well as the LCD screen, Ipod, aux cables. I don't use the screen of course, but the XM and IPOD get a lot of use. Sometimes I wish it had a usb interface, but oh well. I mainly got this one because it didn't require fixing the jumper issue on the HU in the 2004 M6. I have been pretty happy with it.
Suspension
Product: Sport Adjustable Shocks
Manufacturer: KONI
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-27
Purchase Price: $579.90
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Koni Sport Adjustable Shocks, front and back.
Install Date: 2010-05-10
Installed By: Local Muffler Shop
Installation Cost: $175.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: This looked pretty complicated, so I had my local shop install. While I was at it, they installed the Eibach Pro-Kit Springs and Magnaflow exhaust.
Product: Pro-Kit Springs
Manufacturer: Eibach
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2010-04-27
Purchase Price: $249.95
Purchased From: Revolution Performance Motorsports
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Eibach Pro-Kit Springs
Install Date: 2010-05-10
Installed By: Local Muffler Shop
Installation Cost: $175.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Had these installed with my Koni Adjustable shocks
Wheel and Tire
Product: Dunamis Rims - 18 X 8
Manufacturer: Damani
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-05-14
Purchase Price: $852.00
Purchased From: Wheels Next
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Dumani Dunamis Chrome Rims - 18" x 8"
Install Date: 2008-06-28
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: Ordered these with 225/40/18 Toyo T1R summer tires, and they shipped ready to install - sweet! I rolled my fenders just in case! Ouch, look at that wheel gap... fast forward to May 2010 - sweet, springs and shocks, no more wheel gap - super sweet!
Product: T1R Tires - 225/40/18
Manufacturer: Toyo
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-05-14
Purchase Price: $760.00
Purchased From: Wheels Next
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Toyo T1R 225/40/18 summer tires to wrap around my new Damani Dunamis 18 x 8 rims.
Install Date: 2008-06-21
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments:
Product: X-ICE Xi2 XL Tires - 215/50/17
Manufacturer: Michelin
Product Rating: 10/10
Purchase Date: 2008-12-28
Purchase Price: $512.00
Purchased From: Tire Rack
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Michelin X-Ice Xi2 XL 215/50R-17 Winter Tires
Install Date: 2009-01-06
Installed By: Local Muffler Shop
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 10/10
Comments: I ordered these after we had record snowfall - two weeks of snow snow snow. After I put them on my car - barely a dusting! This last winter, we had no snow, I ended up putting my summer tires back on in February! Washington State can thank me for buying winter tires.

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wow! impressed.. very similar to my upgrades.. if you dont mind me asking, but where did you get the chrome Mazda cover on your back trunk? and also how difficult where the angel lights?
 
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