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I have been doing some research on the MazdaSpeed 3. I found it interesting that the computer was dumbed down (torque management) to allow you only 72-77% of usable torque in first gear. In second gear you get about 77-79% and in thrid gear you get 100%. Is it not a no brainer that your VERY FIRST MOD to this fine auto should be smaller 17 inch rims to replace out the stock 18's??? Do you agree??? Comments???
 

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Even with the torque management, the mag reviewers were having a hard time launching it without wheelspin. I don't know if 17s would really help that much. It might make it even harder to get a good launch and increase torque steer.
 

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sticky tires along with the obvious intake, front mount, and turbo back!! YEEEEEEEE!!!
 
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