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Thanks.

I did find the pedals also.

I'm just a little leery getting accessories when half the Mazda sites don't even list the '18s as an option yet...
Just got off the phone with my parts guy (again) who double/triple checked everything and says they will work. Pedals-Splash guards.

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That's it.

Thank You

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I decided to go with the Rear Anti Sway Bar. $50.40 discount purchased today. Wonder if the wife is going to notice the difference.

Hopefully get all the suspension mods installed over the next 10 days along with the splash guards and pedal covers and move on to phase II.

Lots of before and after pics to follow.

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What are your tint percentages? I have a 2016 6 with snowflake mica and not sure about the different tint degrees at the front and back of the car.
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Side Windows are 30% Rear Window is 20% Forgot to mention the 3M™ Automotive Crystalline Series was used.

I would suggest to check your State laws to ensure you don't go too dark. I know some States don't enforce as aggressively as others.

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Thank you! Iowa law is 70% front and whatever at the back. I rather not tint at all.
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I've just encountered the fastest shipping ever. Springs were shipped Saturday and they arrived late yesterday, Tuesday.

This works great as the tower brace (according to the tracking I just received) won't be here until next Tuesday. I'm going to try and install the springs later today and that will give them a week to "settle" before installing the tower brace which ideally is a better scenario.

Will be taking measurements and pics before and after. With a little luck they will be posted later tonight.

EDIT:

Installed the Tanabe front coils which took just over an hour and that was taking our time making sure it was done perfectly. Very pleased with the way it turned out and honestly just wasn't that difficult. Needless to say having a shop and ALL the tools makes a big difference.

For the record my bud owns a three bay (w/two lifts) shop so working on the car couldn't be any easier or more convenient.

We went around to the rear to see what we needed to do and quickly realized we had to remove a few things to install the springs that we would need to remove when we install the rear sway bar. Unfortunately the sway bar won't be here for another few days/first of next week. Anyway we decided to wait and do the sway bar and the rear springs at the same time.

Initial measurements show a hair shy of a 1" drop in the front but after a bit of settling and having the rear come down we're thinking the total front drop is going to be 1 to 1&1/8". The before measurement (ground to lip of the wheel fender was 27.75". Now sitting at 26.85" The temporary extra rake didn't look as bad as I thought it would but will be much happier when we get the rear lowered. Without trying to explain everything I just told the wife to drive my truck for a few days if she needed to go anywhere.

Here's a couple of pics of the front, before and after. I'll post all the before and after pics and measurements when we get the rear springs installed. Black springs are the stock springs.




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This is a (full size picture) test.

Also what the door sills look like



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Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on ride quality and pictures of the car after everything is in. I'm likely only doing the springs, and spacers on the rear wheels to push it out 15mm.
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