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Figured I finally had sufficient reason to create one of these.
Athena is a 2010 Mazda3 GT; 6 spd manual transmission; 5-door; tech package; bose/moonroof package; ipod integration kit
Still on the lot and stock as fuck.
First mod: Debadge the "Mazda3" & "2.5" on the hatch door and add "Axela". Wanted to start off with a performance mod Also added a SJ Sharks decal on the hatch window.
Tint: 33% front / 23% rears
Custom LED strip lighting in the cargo area
Enkei PF01's installed on 2/23/10
G2 Red Caliper Paint + MAZDA decals
Eibacch Pro Kit spings & SPC camber arms
Tri-Point Rear Sway Bar
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
-Rear emblems debadge / Axela badge
-Horn upgrade (FIAMM Freeway Blaster low-tone)
-Red calipers + Mazda decals
-Yellow Lamin-X film on fogs
-Custom LED lighting in cargo area
-K&N drop-in filter
-Window tint 33% front / 23% rear
-Not really a mod, but strong-armed the dealer into not drilling holes for the front plate bracket
-Enkei PF01 18 x 7.5 +45 (17.03 lbs) wrapped in S.Drives ( 225/40R-18 )
-Eibach Pro Kit
-SPC camber links
-Koni Yellows struts & shocks
-Tri-Point rear sway bar
-3m Di-Noc black CF interior trim
-Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
-TWM shift knob
-Redline goods leather shift boot
-SS brake lines
-Front lip (GV or M'z Custom design)
-Painted rear valence
-Corksport motor mount inserts
-3000k HID fog lamps
Last edited by Argon; 08-24-2010 at 03:35 AM.
Okay, so uh... what's the best way to take off the badges? Hair Dryer? Heat Gun? Brute Force?
I'll mod it when I mod it! (i.e., when my wife lets me mod it.) You'll get pics, so quit bustin' my balls!
Never settle for mediocrity!
2010 4-Door Graphite Mica Mazda 3i Touring
Mods: 20% tint, Xenon Expert aluminum pedals, zoom-zoom decal, CorkSport SRI, 55w 4300k DDM Tuning HIDs, CorkSport LED Lighting Kit, V-LEDs 5k LED Trunk Light
lookin good, and props on gettin the wing mirrors with blinkers on them!
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I used a blow dryer and doubled up the dental floss to make it strong enough so it wouldn't break. Do a search for "debadge", there are a couple threads with detailed instructions and tips.
Thanks Anthony; I think it's BS that they made that switch mid-year and am pretty fortunate to have purchased mine before then.
still got your old mazda 3 badge lmk i got plans for it if u wana get rid of it
Hey Argon, I'm thinking of getting laminex fog overlays. Did you have to take the trim rings off to put them on. Or did you take the bumper off and pull the fog lights out from the back.
2013 BLACK MS3 w/TECH PKG
AEM DRYFLOW DROP IN
FORGED CAMBER ARMS
MATT SILVER TSW NURBURGRING 18x8.5+45
235/40 BFG COMP-2
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I tried doing it from the front and it wasn't working out so I just took the bumper off. I used the how-to on this forum and it was much easier than I thought. I would just do it that way from the start and save yourself the hassle + make it an easier install.
The film doesn't make the light very yellow. I want to supplement or replace it with some Hoen Endurance fogs but they are pricey.
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