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Old 12-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I own a 2008 Mazda 6i 2.3L and I am looking to upgrade it. What are some must have recomendations I am looking to add what ever is worth it for the money. Prolly around $6,000 is my limit. I was thinking about getting a turbo put in but i cant find any place that either sales or has good reviews about one. Please help me out thanks guys.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i wouldnt jump right into a turbo system. give yourself some time, and learn the car. and work your way up to it.

id start with upgrading the suspension. theres tons out there made to upgrade the 6 there. and it will get you learning working on the 6. and welcome to the forum!
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Ive had the car for a year this month now. I am not huge on being super fast but i am big on fast and sound clean. So still a ride around car but i really wana some more money into it you know. Also I am not a real big car person I learn here and their but my best friend from HS owns his own auto shop and they are going to work on it for a couple of months while i am out doing some stuff.

I feel like i have a good feel for the car now. I still need to get new tires and hood n what not but i wanted to start at the core and upgrade around it. It will be my last major upgrade to the car prolly since I gota ship it home to have it worked on. So if you dont mind with some scenarios to help me guide where I want to go, I would be more then greatful and thank you for the warm welcome I still have to add my pics
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what exactly are you looking to get out of the car? that needs to be answered. where do you want to go with this build?
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I want to see if i can turbo it but i haven't been able to find any kits.
- Get recommendations from the community on what kits are good and other things that need to be done.
Like all needs to be done when i turbo it like suspension and exhaust the works what works the best and needs to be done to get the max out of it.

If turbo is not the best idea what else would be nice to have modified and what not. Sort of if you've done something to yours leme know and for others if they wish they could do something let me know just bounce ideas and what not around.

I didn't really see a think tank thread going on for my type of car.

My end goal doesnt need to be like a street racer but just do justice to what I drive you know. I have the money and want to put it into my car.
I want to get a carbon fiber hood


P.S. I found the turbo thread but it wasn't really helpful since none of the links work to find the turbo. and its 7 pages long should i read em all or is it updated regularly?

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Most general OP ever.
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there is no real turbo kits sold for the 2.3. there's listings for them, but good luck actually getting a kit from them. lol. the vast majority of turbo 2.3 guys built there own kits from scratch. or used mazdaspeed6 turbo parts.
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o So using the speed6 parts is going to be the best bet?
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So how hard is it to upgrade a first gen 2008 mazda 6 to a mazdaspeed 6 for further upgrades?
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all you are going to use really is an exhaust manifold for whatever turbo you choose to use. the downpipe will be custom along with the intercooler and piping. and other lil tidbits.

your not upgrading a 6i to a speed6, your just using a part or two made for the speed6
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