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ScratchNSniff
06-23-2009, 11:58 PM
Well...this is a long time coming as I just haven't had the patience to sit down and get this whole thing together and figured out...luckily I have taken a lot of pictures along the way and can somewhat remember what has been done...

I picked up this car in February of 2008 and have been slowly doing work to it...

Hopefully you guys will enjoy looking this over and it will give me a place to go back and update...



Current Mod List

Performance Mods:
Speed3 Custom Exhaust
Injen CAI
Mazdaspeed Protege Front Brake Upgrade
Tein S-Tech Springs
Mazdaspeed Rear Sway Bar
Altered Customs Air Diverter Plate
GT Spec Ladder Bar
GT Spec Front Lower Tie Bar
GT Spec Trunk Cage
Corksport Bronzoil Bushings

Exterior Mods:
Black-Out Tails
Black-Out Turn Signals
Black-Out Side Markers
Black-Out Headlights
Black-Out Emblems
Blacked-Out Rear Valance
Blacked-Out Keyhole Surround
Rear Wiper Delete
Tribute Washer Nozzles
Speed3 Rims w/ Pirelle P-Zero Nero Tires
1989 16" Ronal R9's w/BF Goodrich G-Forces
Carolinamazdas.com Decal
DG CF Mirror Covers
S2000 Antenna
323F Badge
DG CF AutoEx Replica Grill
Familia Badge

Interior Mods:
08 Mazdaspeed3 GT Seats (Front/Rear)
Broadway 290mm Rearview Mirror
Speed3 Dead Pedal
JDM Leather Center Armrest
EDM Single DIN Clock/Cubby
DaveB Guage Rings
Blacked Out Pillars
Blacked Out Headliner
B&M Short Shifter
MOMO E-Brake Boot
MOMO E-Brake Handle
MSP 3.5 Pedals
02 P5 Cupholders
AutoEx CF Shift Knob

Stereo Mods:
Pioneer Premier CD Player
Pioneer 6" GPS/Backup Camera Display
JL Audio Rears
Focal 6v2s Components Front
Alpine PDX-5
Optima Red Top
DIYMA 12" in Custom Box
Custom Built False Floor to interchage audio/trunck cage







Few days after I got it...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2296.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2298.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2301.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2302-1.jpg

First photoshoot a few days later...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2308-1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2310-1.jpg

First MOD...Blacked out Rear Valence...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/mazdaprotege5.jpg

Second MOD...No Smoking...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2294.jpg

Decided to get rid of the stock CD Player...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2488.jpg

Few more pics with a friend...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2487.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/DSCI2452.jpg

Decided to start blacking out...did the tails/side marker lights/fogs/emblems...also went with 5% tint on the windows and 30% on the front...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/msprotege1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/msprotege4.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/msprotege6.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1140.jpg

Decided to pick up some audio and decided to go with the JL10W7 along with a Kicker ZX1000.1...also had the Boston Acoustic Components hooked up to a Kicker ZX650.4 amp...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/cm2.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1133.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/th_100_0119.jpg (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/?action=view&current=100_0119.flv)

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/th_100_0116.jpg (http://s243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/?action=view&current=100_0116.flv)

Got tired of the radio pocket so decided to go with the Mazda block off plate...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/MazdaMeet240.jpg

Decided to pick up a Racing Beat exhaust/MSP Engine Cover/Injen CAI...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1129.jpg

Went with an S2000 antenna/Mazda3 5-Spokes/Blacked out headlights/DG CF Mirror Covers/Foglight Deletes/Tribute Nozzles...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/019.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1137.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/mp5.jpg

Picked up a DG Interior Package along with Momo E-Brake Handle/Boot...B&M Short Shifter/Corksport Bronzoil Bushings/Mazdaspeed Protege Shift Boot/Knob/Dave B Guage Rings..

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1131.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1136.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/101_1130.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/momo.jpg

Got a new dog (that rides in the car) so decided quickly after I got it to sell most of the DG CF pieces...replaced with a set of Mazdaspeed3 cloth seats I picked up from Rogue...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/MazdaspeedSeats009.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/MazdaspeedSeats007.jpg

Picked up a GT Spec trunck cage along with the ladder bar and lower tie bar...also got a MSP rear sway bar and Kenwood DDX7015 headunit...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/FSThread062.jpg

Got a lead on a set of Speed3 leathers, so I decided to replace the cloth ones...not only that, but I got the rears with it as well...also decided that the Audio Setup was just to much bass for me and took it out...picked up a Double-Decker leather armrest and EDM Single DIN slot...got rid of the Kenwood as well and installed another Pioneer headunit and Pioneer GPS...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/144-1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/009.jpg

Dropped the car on Tein S-Techs and had the Mazda3 rims powdercoated black...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/011.jpg

Wrecked the car and blew the motor...we won't get into the problems with the motor I got as a replacement though, but needless to say the car isn't running still...I did however get a Fidanza Flywheel, port/polish the intake manifold, remove butterflies, got a Spooled Up Racing Header, powdercoated Valve Cover, ARP head studs...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/AlexsCameraPictures153.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/AlexsCameraPictures165.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/AlexsCameraPictures163.jpg

Decided that I needed to upgrade the brakes, so went with the MSP brake upgrade, Speed3 rims with 215/35/18 Pirelli P-Zero Neros, Speed3 exhaust, rear wiper delete, DG CF AutoEx replica grill...and installed the new system consisting of an Alpine PDX-5, DIYMA 12" sub, Focal 6v2s Components...also picked up a 3.5 MSP front lip (Not Installed Yet)...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/080.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/083.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/Protege5%20Progress/008.jpg


I did have the car running for like 4 days and made it to one day of EECMM before snapping a camshaft in half, so here are a few pics of how it sits right now...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/048.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/034.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/033.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/017.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/013.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/012.jpg



Thanks to all for looking and I will do my best to update this thread as everything goes along...if you have any questions/comments feel free to post...hope you guys like what I have done to the car...

R3dline
06-24-2009, 12:03 AM
sweet wagon

s_crowley 17
06-24-2009, 12:03 AM
Mazda speed wheels :thumbup:

31dev31
06-24-2009, 12:07 AM
Sick ride. The wheels look perfect like it was meant to be on the car.

4bangincivic
06-24-2009, 05:24 AM
shaggin wagon :)

tnk
06-24-2009, 05:41 AM
i've always liked the aesthetics of these. keep the good work up

ScratchNSniff
06-24-2009, 09:02 AM
sweet wagon

Thanks...

Mazda speed wheels :thumbup:

Thanks...

Sick ride. The wheels look perfect like it was meant to be on the car.

My thought exactly...I like them sooo much better than the Mazda3 rims I had on here before...

shaggin wagon :)

Lol...

i've always liked the aesthetics of these. keep the good work up

Thanks man...I try to do my best on it...

JerseyStrong
06-24-2009, 05:16 PM
looks pretty good man, the speed3 rims are sick...don't paint these. The painted tails look a bit cheap.

ScratchNSniff
06-25-2009, 08:50 AM
looks pretty good man, the speed3 rims are sick...don't paint these. The painted tails look a bit cheap.

Thanks...Everyone is trying to get me to go gloss black on the rims, but I don't want to...As for the tails...it was honestly the only way that I could figure out how to do a flat black look as the overlays were all in a high gloss that I had found...

ScratchNSniff
07-17-2009, 01:26 AM
So...finally got the new motor in the car...3rd one now...seems to be running great now...I have put about 400 miles on it in the last two days...as soon as I get the camera again I will update the first post with the new pics...

I installed the Hella Supertone horns today and my JDP CF front splitter came in...now it is time to get the MSP 3.5 lip painted...also thinking of picking up a set of JDM tails...

somejaykid
07-21-2009, 07:47 PM
looks good man but not feeling the black out tails though

ScratchNSniff
07-22-2009, 01:11 AM
looks good man but not feeling the black out tails though

Me neither...lol...they are actually getting shipped off as soon as the guy I am trading with receives his money order...JDM tails on the way...

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac17/bigj884/Protege%205%20Pics/SDC10974.jpg

ScratchNSniff
07-27-2009, 10:29 PM
Still waiting on tailights to come in, but did get a few new pics of the car in the mountains the other day and wanted to share...

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m165/ro4fd/Troysmeet09/Troysmeet266.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m165/ro4fd/Troysmeet09/Troysmeet302.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m165/ro4fd/Troysmeet09/Troysmeet339.jpg

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m165/ro4fd/Troysmeet09/Troysmeet352.jpg

Destroy
07-29-2009, 10:08 PM
It's come a long way, looks good but not feeling the grill and tails. Tails would look better if tint was polished and cleared.

96swpdEK
07-29-2009, 10:14 PM
x2 on not feeling the grill and tails.

paint match the grill, and those jdm tails will look sick.

really diggin the newest wheels :thumbup:

biglou954
07-29-2009, 10:48 PM
nice build! looks flush with the new wheels.

ScratchNSniff
07-30-2009, 01:05 AM
It's come a long way, looks good but not feeling the grill and tails. Tails would look better if tint was polished and cleared.

Thanks man...the grill will be painted, but not sure if it will be black yet or yellow...depends on how my MSP 2003.5 front lip comes out from my painter...if the match is not as close as I am hoping, then I will do it black along with the roof/center section of the hood so that it flows all the way up...I think it would look good that way...not sure though yet...

As for the tails they are in the mail...I got to worried about the tint on them, so decided to swap with someone...

x2 on not feeling the grill and tails.

paint match the grill, and those jdm tails will look sick.

really diggin the newest wheels :thumbup:

Thanks...like I said...grill is in debate...as for the tails...they should be here on Friday, so hopefully new pics will not be to far behind...

nice build! looks flush with the new wheels.

Thanks for the compliment...

31dev31
07-30-2009, 01:39 AM
Your new avatar makes me laugh.

Destroy
07-30-2009, 02:05 AM
The JDM tails look much better, and I would hate to see you kill the flow of the car with a black roof.

ScratchNSniff
07-31-2009, 08:06 PM
Your new avatar makes me laugh.

Lol...I guess that is a good thing...

The JDM tails look much better, and I would hate to see you kill the flow of the car with a black roof.

I still haven't decided on it yet, but it is definitely something I have considered...anyways...pics of the new tail lights on the car...opinions anyone...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/AlexsCameraPictures168.jpg

ScratchNSniff
10-06-2009, 06:24 PM
Back from a break with some new pics...I need me some feedback...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/MB09294.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/MB09279.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/MB09275.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/MB09269.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/MB09268.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/MB09261.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/100_1007.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/100_1006.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/100_0995.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05557-2.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05558-2.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05544.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05546.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05548-1.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05547.jpg

somejaykid
10-06-2009, 06:59 PM
looks good mang

ScratchNSniff
10-07-2009, 01:11 AM
^^^Thanks...

oddeb707
10-07-2009, 01:19 AM
I like the wheels and seats. Over all it looks pretty good.

I like the pic with the pallets, if you would have taken the pic from the same level as the car it woulda been even more dope.

1Lowcoupe
10-07-2009, 01:56 AM
what happened to the tint?

enycesam
10-07-2009, 01:58 AM
Not really feeling those stickers.
I think it would look better with the grill paint matched.

ShinsenTuner
10-07-2009, 12:15 PM
It looks likes a smaller MazdaSpeed 3.

ScratchNSniff
10-07-2009, 12:42 PM
I like the wheels and seats. Over all it looks pretty good.

I like the pic with the pallets, if you would have taken the pic from the same level as the car it woulda been even more dope.

Thanks man...

what happened to the tint?

3 Tint Tickets= No Tint...

Not really feeling those stickers.
I think it would look better with the grill paint matched.

Grill is a plan in the future, just haven't committed to it yet...I can't find someone to trade the fiberglass one for the CF one...

It looks likes a smaller MazdaSpeed 3.

Lol...I actually get that a lot from people that don't know what it is..."Is that like the first year MS3"...lol...

hooked_on4
10-07-2009, 12:54 PM
Welcome back man,

Lookin Dope my fav Protoge easy.

ScratchNSniff
10-08-2009, 12:58 AM
Welcome back man,

Lookin Dope my fav Protoge easy.

Thanks very much...and I am glad to be back...I just have to limit my time online now...way to many personal issues that I needed to get taken care of...

hooked_on4
10-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Dude your car just made dopest rides thread in my miata forum haha
BassMachine prompted me to find some Proteges.

http://www.monchar.com/gallery/killerbee/IMG_5711.jpg

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/fishdonotbounce/DSCN0744.jpg

http://siteground207.com/%7Eprotegeg/images/tom1.JPG

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z260/EVADE759/DSC00300-1.jpg

http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr131/xDJ_DUBx/03%20lx%20exterior/DSC01107.jpg

I love the stance on this MP5
http://i43.tinypic.com/aaaw5j.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3157/2984564651_db802f12ec_b.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC05546.jpg

somejaykid
10-09-2009, 01:36 PM
damn that must be a sweet feeling knowing that your ride is in the dopest ride section

ScratchNSniff
10-11-2009, 12:59 AM
Dude your car just made dopest rides thread in my miata forum haha

Sweet...I actually recognize all those pics...all those guys are members on mazdas247...nice, nice...

damn that must be a sweet feeling knowing that your ride is in the dopest ride section

It is kind of cool...lol...

Aaron.
10-11-2009, 01:30 AM
clean man clean

ScratchNSniff
10-11-2009, 11:48 PM
clean man clean

Thanks...

EG Hatch
11-10-2009, 06:54 PM
How come you didn't just get the mazdaspeed protege engine and swap it in? I have 2 buddies that have had the speed proteges, one yellow and one was that metallic silver colour. They both traded in and got speed3s, one red and one black mica. REALLY nice cars. I wish I could pick up a protege mazdaspeed. The laser blue one is sick. I like your car too. Really comfortable seats eh?

ScratchNSniff
12-15-2009, 07:41 PM
How come you didn't just get the mazdaspeed protege engine and swap it in? I have 2 buddies that have had the speed proteges, one yellow and one was that metallic silver colour. They both traded in and got speed3s, one red and one black mica. REALLY nice cars. I wish I could pick up a protege mazdaspeed. The laser blue one is sick. I like your car too. Really comfortable seats eh?

Oh yea, they are awesome...as for the motor, I have blown two already this year and am on the third with no turbo...also it is honestly not something I really care to much about...maybe one day, but I am not a speed person...

New updates though...

Broadway 290mm Rearview mirror
Altered Customs Air Diverter Plate
1989 16" Ronal R9's...

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/1215091520.jpg

ScratchNSniff
12-28-2009, 11:31 AM
http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC06546.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC06553.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff141/letmeyagrill/DSC06558.jpg

hooked_on4
12-28-2009, 11:50 AM
ms3 wheels > white wheels

ScratchNSniff
12-28-2009, 02:33 PM
ms3 wheels > white wheels

Lol...I did like the Speed3 rims, but needed something new...those were on for about 6 months, and I needed a change...

These are 1989 Ronal R9's...

Slickcivic
12-29-2009, 02:57 AM
Sorry I'm just a noob so this is a noob question:

Are those interior pieces real CF? What is that DG package? I saw someone with some CF interior and said that he bought some "carbon fiber sheet" and just sticked it to his interior pieces like a vinyl. My cousin likes your interior ( he has a mazda3), but it would be expensive for him if those are real CF because he's still in high school.

ScratchNSniff
12-29-2009, 12:25 PM
Sorry I'm just a noob so this is a noob question:

Are those interior pieces real CF? What is that DG package? I saw someone with some CF interior and said that he bought some "carbon fiber sheet" and just sticked it to his interior pieces like a vinyl. My cousin likes your interior ( he has a mazda3), but it would be expensive for him if those are real CF because he's still in high school.

Yes, interior pieces are real CF, but I do not have them anymore...they are quite expensive though and they make bits for the Mazda3 as well that can be found on their website...

dgmotorsports.com

There are quite a few guys on the mazda forum I am on though that have gotten the 3M CF overlay and it has turned out very well...much cheaper alternative...and tell him thanks for the compliment...