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MJS1190 2012 Skyactiv Build Thread

Mod List as of May 2016

Exterior:
Mazdaspeed3 Wheels in Gunmetal
OEM Rear Spoiler
OEM Foglights with Phillips LED bulbs
TRS 5500K HID Kit
LED 6000k High Beams
LED License Plate Light
OEM Side Skirts
Garage Vary Front Lip
OEM Heated Turn Signal Mirrors with Carbon Fiber Caps
OEM LED Tailights
OEM Gloss Black Grill Insert
Corksport LED 3rd Brake Light
2013 OEM Black Centercaps
35% Tint

Performance and Handling:
H&R Coilovers
JBR Rear Camber Arms
OVTune
Racing Beat Exhaust
AEM Air Filter
StopTech Rotors with EBC Green Stuff Pads

Previous Mods:
Corksport Rear Sway Bar
Corksport Intake & Airbox
Megan Racing Front Strut Tower Bar
Racing Beat Springs
Koni STR.T Shocks

Interior:
LED Interior Lights
RedLine Goods Armrest and E-Brake cover
Katzkin Leather Interior w/Heated Seats
3M Brushed Titanium and Carbon Fiber Vinyl
Gloss Black Trim Kit
eBay Replacement HVAC Knobs
Satellite Radio
Auto-dimming mirror
Mazdaspeed Pedal Aluminum Pedal Covers
OEM Mazdaspeed Door Sill Plates
JBL Tweeters, Focal Speakers, Sound Deadening in Trunk and Door Panels
Corksport Steering Wheel w/Silver Stiching

June 2012-Brand New & Stock from dealer


October 2014- Installed TRS 5500k HID Kit


Also Installed OEM Rear Spoiler


LED Interior Lights and LED License Plate Light

February 2015 3M Brushed Titanium & Carbon Fiber Interior Vinyl





March 2015
Mazdaspeed Side Sills & Aluminum Pedals. LED 3rd Brake Light
CS Intake & Airbox

April 2015 OEM Foglights, Speed3 Wheels, Interior Knobs




May 2015 Racing Beat Springs, Koni Shocks, CS Sway Bar, LED Tails, LED 3rd Brake Light, OEM Side Skirts


July 2015 Racing Beat Exhaust


August 2015 AEM Air Filter & Start of OVTune

October 2015 New Brakes and Painted Calipers


November 2015 Katzkin Leather Interior




December 2015 Back to Stock Suspension


February 2016 Wheels Painted in Gunmetal


March 2016 H&R Coilovers, JBR Camber Arms, GV Front Lip, Gloss Black Front Grill Insert, Satellite Radio, Auto-Dimming Mirror


April 2016 Sound Deadening in Trunk & Doors, JBL Tweeters, Focal Door Speakers, LED Heated Mirrors with Carbon Fiber Caps

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Looks good. What brand of tint did you get, and where did you get the mirrors?
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Where u get the break caliper ? Is it big break caliper with 4 piston?

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Looks good. What brand of tint did you get, and where did you get the mirrors?
I got the LLumar Axces Ceramic Tint 35% all around.

The housings I ordered from onlinemazdaparts.com

There was a thread on here that gave the part numbers so I used that. The mirror caps I ordered on eBay since no websites or dealers had the black mirror caps for the LED and heated mirrors listed.
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Where u get the break caliper ? Is it big break caliper with 4 piston?

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The caliper is stock, I just painted them using G2 caliper paint and then added decals with a clear coat. Only the rotors and pads are different.
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Purchased the Corksport Steering Wheel and re-stitched it myself in matching silver thread to the rest of the interior. Really was very easy and just took some patience. Along with courage cutting the original stitching.



One side done.


Installed. Also very easy.
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Installed Morimoto XB LED Fogs and headlights from Hyperion

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How are the headlights so far? And hows the OVtune? Thinking about getting a tune as well. I have a 2011 2.5 mazda 3 its auto too, did you feel a difference?

2011 MZ3 | Corksport catback exhaust | MZ style front and side lip | DDM 6000k HID | BC coils | Genpu Wheels
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OVTune is great, it was worth it just to help get rid of the throttle tip-in from a stop that this car had so badly. Besides the extra pull in the mid-range of torque, I think that's the biggest difference. New headlights were a good improvement; I got clear lenses installed in the projectors and the crispness of the cut-off and brightness is much better than with the stock projectors with a HID kit.
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