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Title says it all.. i'm starting to tinker with this car but dont want to get carried away.

Had an intake on it for about a week before i realized it ruined my fuel economy.. now running AEM dry-flow air filter on stock airbox.

OEM Rubber Floor Mats in winter and bought some aluminum pedals for it. Nothing wild..

Wanting to replace the headlights because the stocks are very dim.. and was going to do an Eibach pro kit.

Thoughts, suggestions? Comments welcome. Thanks
 

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A couple little things I did when I got mine were installing hella horns, swapping in interior led lights, and getting a front plate tow hook mount. Oh and tint as well.
 

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They are after market horns I got on ebay for about 30$, basically you remove your stock horns and wire and mount the aftermarket ones in their place. there's a how to guide on here somewhere. They make a huge difference though as far as letting people know that they cut you off, and they look good.
 

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Title says it all.. i'm starting to tinker with this car but dont want to get carried away.

Had an intake on it for about a week before i realized it ruined my fuel economy.. now running AEM dry-flow air filter on stock airbox.

OEM Rubber Floor Mats in winter and bought some aluminum pedals for it. Nothing wild..

Wanting to replace the headlights because the stocks are very dim.. and was going to do an Eibach pro kit.

Thoughts, suggestions? Comments welcome. Thanks
I was in a similar situation last year; I wanted to improve my car but was on a bit of a budget. Here is what I ended up doing on my 2015 Mazda i Touring hatchback:

- window tint: a must-have for the hot North Carolina summers
- Mazda branded rubber mats
- aluminum pedals (no drill, link to my post)
- replaced hatch light and interior lights with LEDs (plug and play)
- replaced rear tail lights with LEDs (plug and play)

I'm looking into ways to upgrade the headlights as the stock halogens are pretty dim like you said. Trying to decide between LED bulbs (they are getting better these days) vs. HID kit into the existing projector housings.
 

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If you are worried about fuel economy, window tint, and replacing your heavy stock wheels would be two options.
 

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I've done window visors, hella horns, MIT grill, Tow hook license mount, Evil M rear badge, JBR SRI, LED interior lights, some interior trim accents and i've ordered an OPT7 interior footwell LED kit


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Tint, splash guards, window visors, led turn signal bulbs front and rear, all led interior lights, Morimoto led fog lights, led license plate bulbs, AEM dryflow air filter panel. That's about it for mine.

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Trying to decide between LED bulbs (they are getting better these days) vs. HID kit into the existing projector housings.
Interested in this as well.. im sure theres probably a good thread around here somewhere with some solid pictures of what looks like what. But im guessing i'd go HID route.
 

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They are after market horns I got on ebay for about 30$, basically you remove your stock horns and wire and mount the aftermarket ones in their place. there's a how to guide on here somewhere. They make a huge difference though as far as letting people know that they cut you off, and they look good.
Nice.. I'll have to check this out. Universal? or vehicle specific?

If you are worried about fuel economy, window tint, and replacing your heavy stock wheels would be two options.
Window tint will more than likely happen before long.. looking at different wheel options. Dont want to break the bank on this one.. already do that with the other car..

I've done window visors, hella horns, MIT grill, Tow hook license mount, Evil M rear badge, JBR SRI, LED interior lights, some interior trim accents and i've ordered an OPT7 interior footwell LED kit
MIT Grill? Not familiar

No-Drill Plate relocator...
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I'm fortunate to live in a state without front plates
 

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Nice.. I'll have to check this out. Universal? or vehicle specific?







Window tint will more than likely happen before long.. looking at different wheel options. Dont want to break the bank on this one.. already do that with the other car..







MIT Grill? Not familiar







I'm fortunate to live in a state without front plates


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Window tint, paint protection film (clear bra), decent speakers/ amp, Philips H9 headlight bulbs, MAXpider floor mats, Mazda door sill trim plates, Fumoto oil drain valve...
 

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Window tint, paint protection film (clear bra), decent speakers/ amp, Philips H9 headlight bulbs, MAXpider floor mats, Mazda door sill trim plates, Fumoto oil drain valve...
I feel like the stock Bose system has plenty of kick, no?

and with regards to the headight bulbs.. haven't gotten into it yet but the daytime running lights and low/highbeams are separate right?
so did you replace all the bulbs? or just the one set?
 

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My 2016 isport didn't have the Bose system, so I can't comment on it's sound quality. Some people love it, some don't....

Offhand, I don't know the lighting setup on your particular model. I didn't mess with the DRL bulbs, but simply swapped out the H11 lowbeam bulbs for H9. A very simple, inexpensive modification; I can actually see at night again!

FWIW, I purchased my Philips H9 bulbs online, total price (including shipping) under $10/ bulb.
 
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My 2016 isport didn't have the Bose system, so I can't comment on it's sound quality. Some people love it, some don't....

Offhand, I don't know the lighting setup on your particular model. I didn't mess with the DRL bulbs, but simply swapped out the H11 lowbeam bulbs for H9. A very simple, inexpensive modification; I can actually see at night again!
For a stock system i think it's pretty good. Good enough that I don't feel the need to mess with it.

But i gotcha, I found some bulbs for the high and low beams.. now i just need to find some fogs to match and call it a day. Thanks for the tip!
 
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