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Chris' 2007 Mazda 6s Hatch

Thought I would create this thread to share the things I have done and will do to my 6 and hopefully get some tips or suggestions as well.

The things the car still needs:
Front seats (both were torn when I bought it)
A complete paint job (just look at some of the pictures...its rough)
water pump (leaks)
Camshaft Seal (another leak)
Front Main Seal ( again leak)
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2007 6 Hatch 3.0 V6 ATX

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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

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November 2 2017

The day I bought the car in Akron OH. I paid $3000 out the door for the car. Its, as the title states, a 2007 6s Hatch 3.0 V6 6sp ATX with (at the time) 149,622 miles. I knew NOTHING about Mazda, my previous cars included a 2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8T (blew it up at 189,000miles), then a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.4 I4 (sold because it was not fast enough), I came across this car after the initial car I had gone to look at fell through. My initial attraction to this car was the color of course, and the fact that it had more power than anything I had previously had, but now I have fallen in love with it and would buy another one in an instant if anything happens to this one.
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2007 6 Hatch 3.0 V6 ATX

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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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The two weeks after the initial purchase

This thing was in need of some immediate maintenance, the trans fluid was jet black, as well as the PS fluid, It was also leaking both. I flushed the PS fluid using fresh atf recommended in my manual, then because I was an idiot searched for the correct ATF for the car (after days of this I realized it was stamped on the dipstick) and did two drain and fills and replaced the spark plugs with Autolite Platinum plugs and broke that lovely coolant tee under the TB (before I knew you could just bypass it), and repaired the ATF leak( it was coming from a corroded portion of the metal return line).
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December 2017

In the early weeks of December I installed a trans cooler and did another drain and fill because the fluid was still really dark. Then after Christmas I was forced to replace the rear shocks after one blew out, which resulted in the replacement of one of the upper rear control arms because I destroyed it while trying to get it out.

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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January 2018

I thought the car was too quiet so I deleted the rear mufflers.

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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February 2018

Installed the Crunch 1000.4 amp and 4 6.5 Boss Audio door speakers off of the OE HU using this https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...AOEM-MAZ2.html

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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May 2018

May was busy. First my trans fluid was STILL darker than I was comfortable with so I did my own at home fluid flush. Then I was forced to quit driving it for a while because the poor thing started misfiring. So it was time for 6 new coils. Since I had the car apart I took the time to do the EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass and install a set of gauges I had purchased a while before. I also installed an OE Bose sub I found at Pull-A-Part (the thing sounds AMAZING) for $15.
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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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Just because, some more recent pics of the car
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2007 6 Hatch 3.0 V6 ATX

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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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June Update

This month I painted the wheels, installed a new shift knob and deleted the one cat under the car after the flex pipe broke off at a stop light since I had to get under there anyway I figured it would be a good time to cut out the cat, now the car is only running the two pre cats, and the oe resonator under the center of the car.
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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete

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- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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July 4th 2018

Tinted the rear windows today. The original plan was to do the water pump and cam seal but rock auto sent me the wrong pump, they only sent me the pump when I ordered the entire pump/housing. Hopefully the weather will hold out and I can get the front windows done sometime over the next week, I think I am going to just take it to the same place that installed my remote starter (Horizon Audio in Canton Ohio) to have the hatch done not sure I want to try and do that on my own.
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2007 6 Hatch 3.0 V6 ATX

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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete

Mods to come
- lowering springs, cold air intake, gut cats

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub
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