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2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv i-Touring 5dr Hatchback
Build date 11/11 Purchase date 08/13
Dolphin Gray Mica 39T

So after being on this forum and seeing awesome builds and mods from everyone, I decided to finally create my own thread. This is the first car I've ever purchased and I must say I'm really happy I went with this instead of the truck I wanted.

Exterior Mods
* Rear valence painted black
* Rally Armor Mudflaps w/ white logo
- Drilled holes 1" higher to decrease dragging with passengers & bumps
* Painted white 'Mazda 3' emblem
* Painted white 'Skyactiv' emblem
* 3M tinted windows 15% F/5% R
* Headlight chrome painted with Krylon Fusion gloss black
- Paint matched amber reflector
- Paint matched blue projector ring
* OEM Fog light upgrade
* Drag DR-49 Black 18" Wheels
* Bridgestone Potenza RE760 225/40/18 -45
* Switch from single to dual exit bumper
* TRS D2S HID projector retrofit

Interior Mods
* 3M Scotchprint personalized vehicle graphics white vinyl wrapped trim
* Alpine INE-S920HD stereo
* Front JBL 6.5" Component speakers
* Rear Kenwood 5.7" 3-way
* 12" Polk Audio subwoofer
* Polk Audio 5-channel amplifier
* Unused functional big dash trim button
* G1W-C dash cam hardwired

Electrical Mods
* Morimoto D2S XB35 4500k
* DDM Tuning 35w H11 Fogs 3k
* Permanently deleted parking light
* 31mm Festoon white LED map/dome lights
* Blue LED footwell light wired to fogs
* DVD parking bypass security switch
* Smoked LED bumper reflectors

Suspension Mods
* Eibach Sportline springs 4.5355 2.0" F/R
* Corksport Rear Swaybar
* SPC camber arms

Performance Mods
* Corksport SRI
* Tuned by OVTUNE on 91 octane
* CS airbox inlet tube mod
* CS power series dual exhaust w/ racepipe

Future Mods
* Koni STR struts
* BaysonR side skirts
* High beam to H11 projector retrofit
* Morimoto clear lense
* MZ3 Polyurethane lip
* Replace bumper insert to get rid of drilled holes

08/03/13
Tinted windows 3rd day after purchase
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10/27/13
Rear valence painted
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01/04/14
lowered on eibach sports!!!
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01/09/14
Rally armor mud flaps installed
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Turtle power!!!! slow as F*ck right?

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02/20/14
Painted headlights
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After:
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Thanks for looking!!
 

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I was waiting for you to start one of these. :yes: You always help out people here, so I when I dug around I couldn't find anything.... until now. Those head lights are sick! I'm scared to bake them to open them.
 

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I was waiting for you to start one of these. :yes: You always help out people here, so I when I dug around I couldn't find anything.... until now. Those head lights are sick! I'm scared to bake them to open them.
Dude.....do it. Use a heat gun though. I tried using the oven, just wasn't happening for me. It took me about a good 17 hours from start to finish. Of course not in one sitting. I took breaks here and there, let the paint dry, hell that even included me sleeping for 5 hours. But start to finish nonetheless. It's one of the sickest visual mods you could do to your vehicle.
 

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I really want to do it but I'm still sketched out that ill mess something up lol
I know the feeling. I got hyper nervous about doing it to mine... and then I ended up partially melting one of the lenses. Trust me, though, that was a stupid mistake I made by trying to rush things and not paying attention. With the right tools and plenty of patience you'll be fine.

Also, Hawaiian, lookin good. I was thinking about going with white trim in my interior. It's been carbon look for the past year, so I think it's time to change it up. :cheesy:
 

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I know the feeling. I got hyper nervous about doing it to mine... and then I ended up partially melting one of the lenses. Trust me, though, that was a stupid mistake I made by trying to rush things and not paying attention. With the right tools and plenty of patience you'll be fine.

Also, Hawaiian, lookin good. I was thinking about going with white trim in my interior. It's been carbon look for the past year, so I think it's time to change it up. :cheesy:
Gloss white or matte white would look awesome in your car, nice contrast with the black. And yea patience is a must! If you don't have at least 12 hours of time, don't do it.
 

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Dude.....do it. Use a heat gun though. I tried using the oven, just wasn't happening for me. It took me about a good 17 hours from start to finish. Of course not in one sitting. I took breaks here and there, let the paint dry, hell that even included me sleeping for 5 hours. But start to finish nonetheless. It's one of the sickest visual mods you could do to your vehicle.
totally. these cars should have come with the housing black from the factory. u need wheels, like me, lol
 

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totally. these cars should have come with the housing black from the factory. u need wheels, like me, lol
Yep. Everyone keeps asking for agressive mods and for less than $20 that can be achieved. I wish our skyactiv came with the same wheels the 2.5L came with :( those are way better looking at least!
 

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silver 3, blacked out headlights, lowered, stock wheels. my twin, lol

i like the kojins in black, 17s. winter almost done. what wheels u got in mind?
 

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17" Konig lighting in white. Want 18s but dont want to fender roll for it with my low drop. I love the way white rims look on my car
 

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Depending on height, you could get same comfort out of 18. Ex. 215/50/17 should be the same as 215/50/18 or maybe 215/55/18 but providing you have enough clearance that is
 

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Shoot I hope so!! Or at least something crazy!! I bought it from Foxoffer.com because I wanted to make sure it was genuine (many fakes) but if people want one I would recommend them buying it from Spytec.com I had to wait 2 months from Fox offer because it's a Japan based company and it got rejected and sent back from customs. Just learned that Spytec also sells legitimate cameras and they are based in NY so 3-4 day shipping. But I bought it because I've been hit twice in my old car and once in my Mazda. None were my fault and it doesn't hurt to have a camera to help prove it

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