CPE engine mount. Much faster off of the line.
actually, idk you have a 2.3L, but i know for us v6 guys CPE engine mount is a huge gain. IM pretty sure the engine mount works all of he way around.
I think he means, the actual stock grille. There is a sport grille and then there is a stock grille.what chrome front grille? theres a mazda symbol there but what are you seeing?
I'm still planning on sending mine out to you this x-mas break.If you haven't optimized your TB, your not getting the full potential of your intake or exhaust upgrades. If you've got some machinist skills this is a free mod. (See link in sig.) Bolt on TBs are also available with core exchanges for reasonable prices. (http://cordovamotorsports.com/mazda_products.html)
Boring the TB requires a new plate and much more labor than optimiztion. On the 2.3L, the TB can be safely bored to about 62.5mm, after that part of the TB walls will be ground away. From my experience, a 62mm bored TB only provided slight gains over optimization. (Probably not worth the cost...) Going larger than 62.5mm requires that a 'patch' be fabricated into the TB bore like this:
Only when your pushing it hard. Standard cruising highway MPG is unaffected as far as I can tell.does the bored out throttle body adversely affect MPG?[/b]
i have the 3.0 V6 manual and I plan on getting the cpe engine mount. Is there any hp/torque gained from this? i think i may have read that gains some lost torque. Just want to officially know.CPE engine mount. Much faster off of the line.[/b]
i'd say an oil cooler for the tranny would be a good upgrade, which you will actually feel a tad as well if you do a lot of driving. outside of that, it depends on how "into it" you wanna go. i'd say the next thing that will be the cheapest and give the most gain is having a shop make a new mid pipe (pipe between the header and the beginning of the "catback") should net more hp than any other mod at this point and would be pretty cheap. then there's the kit that removes the balance shaft if you don't mind some added vibration, which is only like $30-50, but taking parts out of your engine is a bit sketchy for many, helps down low on the atx. for engine mount, only option that is confirmed for the 4banger is the mount from VF Engineering.