I have a question, i have an 04 i that i just got, i was wondering, what is the best intake for this car? and im on a budget, so im not sure if i want the 500 dollar one. My max is about 300. Thanks for the help[/b]
+1 I don't reccommend AEM, our Mazda sponsors offer the MS CAI for cheaper sometimes and you won't get any kind of CEL, if you do, it is covered under warranty. Only good intakes for the car are the MS, Injen with fix, and CP-E Mafci. AEM and K&N aren't worth the money in comparison to the others.Just keep looking on the buy/sell. PPL are selling intakes just about every week on here. I got the Injen intake with CPE Fix for like 280 not too long ago. If your gonna shell out 300 bucks do not get an AEM or anything else, unless you get the CPE Fix as well to make it worth the cash.[/b]
There is a difference. Think of a sway bar as a spring, like the springs on a car or lowering springs. The difference is that this one is horizontal that connect from wheel section to the other, so there are two sway bars on the car (front and back). As you corner the car is going to want to roll (lean away from the turn) due to force. The swaybars job is to minimize the roll the car does by resisting/exerting a counter force (like a spring does when you compress it, it tries to push back). By doing this the car stays flatter and cornering is a little tighter due to less roll, weight distrubition trying to pull the car out of the cornering.Quick question - is there a difference between a sway bar and a strut tower bar, and if so what is it? Thanks[/b]
Very great~!I'm curious why you didn't list more Mazdaspeed parts though.
Mazdaspeed Cold Air Intake, Exhaust, Springs, Sway Bar, and Short Throw Shifter were all things I was thinking of getting, but none of them are in your lists of viable parts.
Any particular reason?
Also, the write up I read for the mazdaspeed Sway Bar kit actually made a point that the first suspension mod you should do is springs, and then go to sway bar from there if you still need more help. Are they mistaken, or is that only vs buying the kit that includes both front and rear?[/b]