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Old 12-01-2012, 06:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Steel Wagon 6 Build Thread (Updated Stance pg19)

And it begins... much has changed over the last year with the swagon, I feel like I'm starting to reach a good break-point for modding... but I have a funny feeling it has only just begun...

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2004 Mazda 6s Wagon
Steel Grey Metallic
150,000 Miles

Current Mods:

Engine:
Injen Super SES Cat-Back Exhaust (custom welded for the wagon)
Injen SP Cold Air Intake
AWR Wishbone Engine Mount
Denso Iridium Spark Plugs
Throttle Body Ground

Suspension:
GT-Spec Replica Strut Tower Bar
AWR Adjustable Endlinks
SPC Adjustable Front Ball Joints
KSport Coilovers
KYB Rear Shocks

Wheel/Brake Setup:
MSR 088 Candy Teal 19x8.5 +24 w/ Nankang NSII (225/35/19)
5Zigen Gunmetal Fighters 18x7.5 +42 w/ Hankook V4 (225/40/18)
Akata Spacers (3mm F; 5mm R)
EBC Ultimax Front/Rear Rotors
Hawk HPS Front/Rear Pads
StopTech SS Front/Rear Brake Lines

Exterior:
VIS Monster CF Hood
Retrofitted '05 WRX STI Chargespeed Lip
Retrofitted Lexus IS350 Side Lips
Smoked LED rear reflectors
Blazing Copper Painted Calipers
LED License Plate Lamps
Mazdaspeed Stubby Antenna
Plastidipped Emblems
Plastidipped Sports Grill
Custom License- Plate Relocate
Mesh Bumper Grille
Smoked Side Markers
DDM 6000K HID Kit
Xenon Super White Reverse Lamp Bulbs
Xenon Super White High Beam Bulbs
55W Xenon Fog Lamp Bulbs
06 Tinted Chrome Tail Lamps

Interior:
Corksport LED Conversion
Infinity 12" Sub
Alpine 700W Amp
Grom iPod Link (need to do L716 mod)
Custom gooseneck iPhone holder






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Old 12-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks nice man. Keep up the good work.

Needs less 4x4


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hahaha, thanks man, and yea I know, I'm hoping to invest in some coilovers in the Spring ^________^
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Im hoping to do the same. I love the look of the wagons slammed to the ground.


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yea definitely, I'm hoping for a stanced look and everything, but I can't go too low given the roads around here... I have an assortment of speed bumps and other road obstacles on my way to/from work every day so it should prove exciting, hence adjustable coilovers FTW! lol
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Ya i understand that lol. I need to be able to go back up come winter time so im not plowing the roads


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Nice, I love the 6 wagons. I'm really digging those wheels in the first few shots. What's the brand/specs on them?

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Nevermind, I saw the wheels listed under wheel header (duh). I was looking under the exterior header.
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so when I bought my 5Zigen's, they came with two basically new Hankook V4 tires and two well-used General Exclaim tires. Its time to order a couple more V4's to replace the Exclaim's so I was checking the tire specs to make sure I get the right ones... that's when I realize that one of my V4's has a width of 225 while the other has a width of 235...

so i'm in a bit of a dilemma, I like the 225's (which both of the Exclaim's currently are as well) but I don't know if I should buy 3 V4's with 225 or just get one 225 and one 235 and throw the 235's in the rear? what do you guys think? most places have a buy 3 get the 4th free deal anyway so maybe i just do that and have some spares...?

Granted these are about $170 a tire and I'm trying not to spend too much so I can afford my suspension revamp pretty soon too, haha
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...To go along with some of the stuff I have waiting in the closet: Injen CAI, EBC Rotors, Hawk HPS Pads, StopTech SS Brake Lines...
I'll have some KYB Shocks/Struts coming soon as well and mayyybe a surprise exterior piece if I'm feeling ricey, we shall see, haha, looking forward to the summer months
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A bit of a preview of some of what's to come this summer...

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Well, you could check out some other tire options besides the Hankooks. You may be able to buy 4 tires for cheaper than you think. If you're willing to look at "budget" brands, you may have more options. A lot of guys have had good luck with Nankangs over the years and they're pretty affordable. I've also seen Federal SS-595 tires going for good prices on eBay. I'm weird about having matching sets of tires, so I'm biased toward getting a new complete set
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