Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Did something like this to the car. Will post pics later.

Just waiting to get the car tuned. Then I can start boosting hard!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Pulley in!

Got the new pulley in. Upped me to .66 hkpa...(9.5psi) Still need to get it tuned and Dynoed. =) Maybe ill post some vids later.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I am thinking about getting a kit (like the one shown on the right) for the supercharger.
From what I understand the M62 tends to generate alot of heat when the boost pressure is raised above 5 PSI. So while ill be putting in the new pulley soon, that should put me at 8-10 PSI. Its either I use an Air to Air intercooler or go with a Methanol injection set up.
The only problem with the meth injection, if it fails there is a chance I could blow the motor......=( Anyways ill keep you guys updated!

Also want to say thanks to my followers!

Poopies! lol

Thanks! And If I forgot you dont worry! Ill still leave a comment for you! lol

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Here is a picture of my Corbeau racing seat.

Nothing really going on with the build right now due to work. I'm trying thought!!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New Tool

We got a new tool  at work. A FLIR I50 Thermal Image Viewer...... Ill be using it for intercooler testing when using a air to water or an air to air intercooler....
Sorry the picture is so small. Thats how it comes off of the memory card   =(

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Here is a nice shot of my interior. (this is before the vent gauge) I dont run racing harnesses everyday. Only on track days.

So far everything is moving along great. After I put the new pulley in I will be heading down to Munky Works (local tuner) to get the higher boost level tuned. Im shooting for no more than 10psi. Only because I dont want to build the block just yet.

Monday, September 20, 2010

FD Rx7 Rims

Here is a pic of my 1995 RX7 FD rims on 225/50/16 Bridgestone Potenza RE01-R tires. These are some serious rubber.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No news yet

Sorry guys, no updates for the Protege yet.....

For now here is an old school rotary!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Got the new pulley in the mail. should increase boost to 8-10psi

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Got my gauge pod in. Its facing a little too high but if I tilt the vent the gauge sits just right. =)   But I still have to wire it up.

Last night, while I was going to get some dinner,  my oil cooler decided to start leaking. Boo... It was already too late to do anything. In the morning before heading to work I put another quart of oil in. I was lucky enough to make it to work. Good thing the night before I decided to get some oil and a new filter (it was time for an oil change anyways)
  So at work I quickly removed the oil sandwich plate, drained the oil and removed the cooler. Filled her back up and she's good as new. But now I think im just going to sell the oil cooler. (too much of a hassle for a daily driver)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Halfway done with the gauge pod.

Figured out that im going to be recieving the larger pulley sometime next week. I still have to find out what size belt I need to get.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My other set of rims.

I got a chance to put on the Mazdaspeed6 rims. Other than a leaking oil cooler everything else is the same. I will be getting the upgraded pulley soon. So yea! more boost!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


So I actually had time to get a picture of the new grill for the Hella horns.

Later today Ill be going to a tire shop to get that last tire mounted to my Mazdaspeed6 rims. Then tomorrow ill clean up the car, switch the rims, and maybe start on the vent gauge pod.

BTW Thanks for following!!!!

More Shinari and Kudo Designed possible Mazda3

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Week

Since it was labor day weekend. I decided to take it easy on the car. Didnt really get around to do anything this weekend. lol Next weekend for sure!

Here is a new Mazda concept. Shinari.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thinking about either getting a Air/Water intercooler, Intercooler or just straight piping.
Once I up the boost i will monitor the temps. If its not too bad ill just keep it where its at now. (no cooling) But its its bad, then ill just use either of the two intercoolers.

Still havent gotten around to getting the Mazdaspeed6 rims on yet. having trouble finding a place to mount the last tire.

In other news. I finally took out the racing seat and swapped it for the OEM seat. Sure it feels like im driving a truck, but its comfortable driving through traffic. lol

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I just picked up an extra vent to make a gauge pod similar to this. I plan on orienating it so that it faces the driver.

 Final specs for my crank pulley  should put the supercharger up to 8-10 pounds of boost.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wasn't able to get to the rims or the horn. So tomorrow is my day off. I'll be doing All kinda stuff tomorrow. I'll post up pics too.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Update! 8-30-10

Today I will be switching over to my Mazdaspeed6 rims.

I will also be painting my Hella horns black.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

First Post!

This is going to be a blog dedicated to my 2003 Mazda Protege5. I have had this car for just under two years now. I believe that I have done alot to it already. (ill post up the mod list here at the bottom of the post) I still have many plans for this car. There will probably be no chance that I will be selling this car anytime soon.

 Long Term Goals
-Keep the Protege and build it as a track car. (If Oahu ever builds a track.)
     -This will include a roll cage
     -Two front racing seats
     -Gutted Interior
     -Racing slicks
     - *maybe some time of wide body* I have always like the DTM function of there aerodynamics.

Short Term Goals
Finish the Supercharger to its full potential.
 -Get a larger crank pulley
      -Pull upgraded to 6.1" from 5.3" this should put me at about 9-10psi. Currently at 4.5psi @max boost.
-Get a Air water intercooler or air to air intercooler
-Have charge piping changed from steel to aluminium
-Once all that is done get it properly tuned.

Current Modifications
Mr Speed Supercharger Kit
-M65 Eaton Supercharger
-Type RS BOV
4-1 Headers (wrapped)
Powder Coated Valve Cover (wrinkel red)
Medieval Motor Mounts (Flourecent Pink)
NGK spark plugs
Custom grounding kit
Optima Red Top battery
Billet Coolant Overflow tank
Mazdaspeed Protege Short Shifter
Corksport Bronzoil Bushings
300zx 1.2 Bar Radiator cap
Vaccume Block

Split Second AFC V2
AEM Wideband
Blitz Dual Turbo Timer
(soon- Prosport Boost Gauge)

Tein Superstreet Coilovers
GTSPEC Front Strut Tower Bar
GTSPEC Lower Tie Bar
GTSPEC Ladder Bar
GTSPEC Trunk Cage
GTSPEC Trailing Arms
Progress Rear Sway Bar
Custom Endlinks

Rims & Tires:
Daily 2007 Mazdaspeed 6 OEM 18x7.5 w/ Dunlop Sport 5000 225/45/18
AutoX 1995 Mazda RX-7 OEM 16x8 w/ Potenza RE01R 225/50/16
-Used with 6mm Spacers on all 4 corners.

Exterior Mods:
Authentic Auto Exe Front Lip
Corksport A-Spec Side Skirts
3m Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wraped Rear Spoiler
DG Carbon Fiber Grill-w/Mazdaspeed Emblem
Blacked Out Headlights
DDM Tuning 6000k HIDs
DDM Tuning 3000k HIDs (Fogs)
Painted Rear Valance
Stubby Antenna
Tribuite Washer Nozzles
Front License Plate Tilt Bracket sticker

Interior Mods:
Corbeau FX1 Pro Seat
Simpson 5point Harness
Wedge Seat Brackets
Harness Bar
Gready GREX Shift Knob
Custom Door Material
3m Carbon Vinyl E-Brake Cover
Paint Matched A-pillars to door switches (Satin Silver)
LED Replaced Lighting
Windows Always on Mod.

Stereo Mods:
Pioneer Deck
Pioneer Componenet Set
Pioneer 6x9s
Alpine 250w Amp
Pioneer 700w Amp
MTX 12" Subwoofer
Stealth Sub Enclosure

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