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General Information

Year
2006
Make
MAZDA
Model
6 Hatchback
Color
32P
History
Engine Type: 3.0L V6
Purchase Date: 2012-06-09
Vehicle Mileage: 109000 Miles
Purchase Price: $9999.00 USD
Total Modifications: 13
Total Spent: $325.08 USD

Modifications

Drivetrain
Product: Airbox Mod
Manufacturer: MySelf
Product Rating: 0/10
Purchase Date: 0-00-00
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: Purchased Used
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Just the posted Airbox mod, minus the resonator removal.. gonna wait until I have the bumper off for that one.
Install Date: 2012-06-11
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments:
Interior
Product: Gauge Cluster Backlight Mod "B"
Manufacturer: MySelf
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2012-07-11
Purchase Price: $1.53
Purchased From: Home Depot
Purchase Rating: 0/10
Description: Gauge Cluster Backlight Mod "B" .. basically masking parts of the backlighting you don't want to see. Purely cosmetic for effect.
Install Date: 2012-07-12
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: Have gone through several revisions since.. will do at least one more.
Product: Dash Backlight Color Change
Manufacturer: Oznium.com
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2012-06-30
Purchase Price: $17.70
Purchased From: Oznium.com
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: PLCC-2 SMD LED, Red
Replace non-red indicator LEDs with red LEDs
Install Date: 2012-07-12
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: Moderate difficulty. New LEDs are much brighter than stock. Used tinted tape over them to tone down the brightness, but if I ever did again I would try to source a used cluster to harvest OEM red LEDs
Suspension
Product: Sway Bar Links
Manufacturer: MOOG
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2012-06-14
Purchase Price: $49.98
Purchased From: Autozone
Purchase Rating: 9/10
Description: Not bad for $24.99 each. Beefier than stock. Zirc fittings both ends.
Install Date: 2012-06-17
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 9/10
Comments: Pretty damn easy with the wheel off. just make sure both sides are of the ground... One of the grease fittings kept turning in the metal after screwing in completely.. never got very tight, but still enough that I don't think it will come off.
Product: Pro-Kit Springs
Manufacturer: Eibach
Product Rating: 8/10
Purchase Date: 2012-07-25
Purchase Price: $140.00
Purchased From: EBay.com
Purchase Rating: 9/10
Description:
Install Date: 2012-08-04
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 7/10
Comments: Once I figured out the exact process on one side, the other side went much faster. However, snapped bolt securing the brake line bracket on both Front-left and Front-right.
Product: Rear Sway Bar
Manufacturer: Progress
Product Rating: 9/10
Purchase Date: 2013-05-21
Purchase Price: $0.00
Purchased From: EBAY
Purchase Rating: 10/10
Description: Progress Technologies Rear Sway Bar
Install Date: 2013-06-16
Installed By: Myself
Installation Cost: $0.00
Installation Rating: 8/10
Comments: Snapped one of the studs on the subframe holding the sway bracket on.. had to air-hammer the stud out and replace with a bolt. Also had a hell of a time getting the factory rear swaybar links off the old bar.

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