The 2015 Mazda 6 was the first and only Mazda I have driven. Mazda was recommended to me by two coworkers, who owned a stock '94 MX-5 and a majorly modded '12 Mazda 3. Being 6'4", I wanted neither of those cars, but thought I would give them the benefit of the doubt. They were fun to ride in. One weekend, I walked into the dealership and was greeted by a dealer about a half an inch taller than myself. I asked him what my options were, and he personally recommended the 6. Pamphlets lined his desk praising Mazda's high safety ratings and it's efficient SkyActiv engine. He offered to take me on a test drive. That test drive was the most fun I had searching that spring, and I drove quite a few cars. I remember one part very clearly: We were approaching a turn clearly marked 35 mph. "I know what the sign says, but trust me, take this turn at 60. The car can handle it." It sure did. If that doesn't sum up the Mazda 6, I'm not sure what will. I couldn't stop smiling during that test drive, and I couldn't help but think about the 6 while driving other cars. So, I bought one. Now, I want to make it mine.
Kufliclicks' 2015 Liquid Silver 6 Touring w/ Tech Package
April 10th, 2015
Mileage as of 7/6/18:
- Mazda H70 All Weather Floor Mats
- Corksport LED Light Kit
- Escort Passport 9500xi - Blue
- Spec-D Fog Lights + OEM Fog Light Stalk
- 35% front window tint, 20% back window tint
- Black vinyl roof wrap
- Corksport License Plate Relocation Kit
- Black "Zoom-Zoom" License Plate Frames (front and back)
- Corksport Short RAM Intake
- Corksport Cold Air Box
- Racing Beat Axle-back Exhaust
- Resonator delete
- Autoexe Strut Tower Bar (painted black)
- Progress Rear Sway Bar
- Megan Racing EZ Street Coilovers (2" drop from stock)
- Enkei PF07 18x8.5+35
- Michelin Super Sport 245/45/18
- Stock 19" rims
- Pirelli Ice Zero 225/45/19
- OVTune, 93 octane
- Debadging and blacking out emblems
- Black lip spoiler
- Corksport Turbo kit? I'm not even sure it's still in development. It's either this or an RX-8 summer car
- Stainless steel pedal covers. I like the look, but I don't want them to scuff. I might skip this one.
- Brakes. Probably don't need BBK, but want to replace OEM rotors before they warp. Research not started.
- Might research the Corksport RMM v2. People say it is less harsh than v1 and JBR's.
- Corksport flywheel/crankshaft pulley. I haven't seen this mod performed often, but the theory is solid. I wish I had more reference. More research needed, probably not worth it.
- Headlights and taillights. I have seen some beautiful lights on this site, but I am far from doing these. I will at least replace the OEM bulbs with HID's or LED's.
Hey guys, I'm ready to start buying parts! I've been doing research for about two months, but I haven't been able to come to a complete decision and want some second opinions.
First of all, I occasionally catch myself absentmindedly doing 5-10 over the speed limit, which has screwed me a few times. So, my friends recommended that I get a radar detector for the piece of mind. That being said, I am looking at the Escort Passport 9500ix
and the Escort Passport Max
. Both of these are proven performers, but the Max's premium price may be worth it for the ability to learn common false alarm frequencies. Does anyone have one of these, or recommend against them/radar detectors in general?
Secondly, intakes. There is a lot of reading material on this forum on CAI vs SRI, and believe me, I have read it. I originally decided on the Injen CAI
. I have been reading a lot about the Corksport SRI
with the Cold Air Box
, and I'm not sure if it would be worth it, with all the complaints people on this forum are having. I was planning on calling Corksport to see if they have fixed those problems, but haven't gotten around to it yet. My question is: is the SRI w/ box better than the CAI? My M6 is my daily driver, and I spend most of my drive in low RPM on the highway. I would like a little more "get up and go", but not necessarily high-end power.
Lastly, an easy one. I have decided to go with the Racing Beat exhaust
. I really like the note produced and look of the exhaust tips. My friends unanimously agreed with me, plus the Racing Beat was one of the cheaper options. I am not looking for raw performance, just style points. It doesn't seem worth it to me to spring for a custom exhaust or mess with the headers/cat. Are there any members that run this exhaust that had any problems with it, or switched away for any reason?
TL;DR tell me which intake and exhaust you like the most. Everyone else, thanks for getting through it.