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I bought this car new after spending years of modifying several Nissans, Hondas, and a Mazdaspeed Protege. For the first few years it remained relatively stock since it was my daily driver and I had a long commute. Once I relocated and no longer had a long commute, I started with suspension modifications and spent a couple of years doing autocross on a local level. Once I moved on from that, I mainly used the car as my weekend fun car until an engine failed out of warranty. I began to modify the car more seriously and at one point had just about every NA bolt on you could have and a ZEX nitrous kit. At 120,000 miles, my Mazda remanufactured engine failed with only 30.000 miles on it due to a faulty engine coolant seal. So I decided to go all out and rebuild the engine and turbocharge the car at the same time. I contacted Pineapple Racing and had Rob build me a street ported and full balanced engine based on a low mileage 2008 core engine. Once the engine was installed I proceeded to install a Greddy Turbo kit that I modified. The Greddy T618Z turbo was upgraded to a water cooled CHRA, 54 trim billet compressor wheel from Comp Turbo, Big TD06H turbine shaft, new bearings, new seals, high speed balanced, and a machined and ported compressor and turbine housing. A custom cold air intake was fabricated, recirc fitting running a Synapse DV and AN fittings for all of the vacuum lines. I have a billet catch can with Fragola hose and AN fittings. I run an HKS EVC-S electronic boost controller..................To be continued.
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