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  1. Mazda 2014 Protege

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Heatbroken when the 2001 original owner family Protege finally earnws its well needed final rest... But after 17 years of hard service she earned it. What to replace her with??? All the signs pointed that her spirit needed to live on in a 2014 Protege Touring er, 3 rather. So happy to say the...
  2. Mazda Protege standard/Manual

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just wanted to say hello, i am new here.. Looking forward to getting answers on car issues.:smile2:
  3. New Thought: Speed Protege Rims on my Hatch

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I haven't been able to find exact pics yet but I did find them on an older hatch. 17x7 Racing Hart Rims (made by enkei) two color variations (silver & hyper silver) I have found a set of Hypers which are darker. (Not Pictured) They have a 50 offset and weight around 21 pounds. here are a...
  4. Hi from Virginia with new 3 SGT !

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi Everyone, I joined up because I just bought a new Mazda 3 (Soul Red SGT) and this is my 4th Mazda. This one has so many gadgets compared to my first 1978 Mazda GLC Sport 3-Door which has no AC, crank windows and a manual choke! I loved that car! After that, I had a 1991 Mazda Protege LX...
  5. Graduating from Protege to Mazda3

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi -- Thanks for having this forum available. I recently retired my 2002 Protege and replaced it with a new (2014) Mazda3. Glad that Mazda still has the sense to offer a manual transmission! I plan to add some floor mats and cargo liner. Your forum has helped me narrow down my choices...
  6. Protégé 5 to MZ3 sGT

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello hello... after 11 years of having the protégé 5 I decided it had to be replaced... I was greatly hoping that the 2014 speed3 would arrive in time but decided to go with the new beauty on the road 2014 sGT.. looking to add the appearance kit to it soon.. anyone try it yet? To me it seems...
  7. 00 Protege ES Out - 13 3 Sport In

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    How's it going. Just joined and so far am pleased to find a good community. I'm an old guy and appreciate positive folks. Loved my Protege ES. Amazingly reliable for the first 210,000 miles. I literally replaced one 02 sensor, plugs/wires, batteries, brakes and timing belts/water pumps over...
  8. Speed Protege rims on my hatch

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I can't think why I didn't ask you guys way before now but I am looking at putting mazdaspeed protege rims on my hatchback. I am not lowered or anything like that, I got them for a good price with like new tires. My question is will they actually fit? I have heard that spacers might be needed...
  9. MT90 in Genpu vs Protege - difference?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have done the search, and did not find any comparison info.... I had a P5, and now I have a Genpu, both manual. In my P5, I changed the transmission fluid (the gear oil) to Redline MT90, and it made a world of difference. In P5, as some of you know for sure, the shifter is connected to a...
  10. Painted old protege rims, but ended up with a grainy texture

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I picked up an old scratched up set of 2002 protege rims and just finished re-painting them. I followed all the instructions and ended up with rims that have a sandpaper-like finish, would this cause any problems with the paint rubbing/washing off? My main concern is with car washes, I'm afraid...
  11. Mazdaspeed Protege Rims on 2010 Mazda 3 Sport GT-E?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello M3R, this is my first post. I'm picking up a graphite 2010 Mazda 3 Sport GT-E today. I find the stock rims pretty blah. There's a guy locally selling some of the RacingHart rims from the 2003.5 Mazdaspeed Protege. They're the same size as stock with a 50mm offset. I don't want to go...
  12. Double post

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
  13. Protege owner who wants a 3 but is concerned that there is no temp. guage!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I test drove a brand new Mazda 3 last weekend. My 03 Protege with 107,000 miles still runs strong, but I am interetsed in purchasing a 2nd car. I was really concerned that there was no temp guage in the new 3. As I drove it, I couldn't tell when the car was warmed up so I could turn on the heat...
  14. Corksport Downpipe and Protege Garage Test Pipe.

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    These are with the stock catback. Easy takeoff. Another, more aggressive takeoff. Oops, ran out of gear at the top of 3rd. Sure looks slower on video! Mid 3rd, accelerating.