Here is my 2003, Laser Blue with blue pearl, Mazda Protege 5.
Here is a short list of modifications:
Car: 2003 Mazda Prot�g� 5 (4 door hatchback)
Owner: Bill (rednecks_r_us)
Crew: Arizona Mazda Club
Power: (under the hood)
Coolant Hose To And From Throttle Body Removed,
Optima Red Top Battery,
Custom ground wire kit,
Custom laser blue battery tie down,
AWR polyurethane motor mounts,
blue anodized GReddy Oil cap,
MOROSO radiator overflow catch can
Jet Hot ceramic coated Ractive 4-1 header,
Mental Addiction Motorsports high flow mid pipe,
Kartboy Exhaust Hangers,
Magnaflow CAT back exhaust,
Kartboy shift bushings,
Kartboy short shifter,
GReddy weighted shift knob.
Steel braided hose covers with anodized ends.
Blue NOLOGY hotwires
Fidanza light weight flywheel
ACT street/strip performance clutch.
Modified MSP limited slip diff and tranny to be rebuilt and installed.
Eibach Pro-Kit performance springs,
5zigen FN01R-C Wheels in black (lightweight track edition ),
DUNLOP - 205/45/16
Racing Beat strut bar,
AXXIA front & rear brake pads,
SR Motorsports 19mm. rear sway bar.
MSP front sway bar ( to be installed )
Centric slotted & drilled rotors
Headlights painted black with blue metal Mica.
Gerbervision center brake light,
Rewired fog lights to come on with parking lights,
Silver turn signal bulbs, front and rear,
DaveB Mazdasports shorty antenna,
Removed door guards/side moldings,
Rockblocker headlight protection,
Rockblocker fog light protection,
Rockblocker smoked tail lights,
Laser blue painted calipers,
Mint Blue style eyelids,
MSP front bumper
M3 style side mirrors.
Hella Projection lenses molded into the headlight housings.
Custom Paint job:
The Roof - center of hood - grills - rims - bottom stripe & valve cover painted with a custom black with blue mica, Zoom zoom is painted in Laser blue with blue pearl into the lower black racing stripe on the rear doors. Headlights have been painted with the same black with blue mica.
Exterior of car repainted with R-M paint in a laser blue with blue pearl.Then topped off with 6 coats of clear.
Silver MSP strut bar, painted the center of it laser blue with blue pearl.
Center console painted body color,
rearview mirror painted body color,
DaveB brushed gauge rings,
Blue carbon fiber around center consol.
Stewart Warner white faced gauges (water temp and volt).
Pioneer 200 watt speakers in all 4 doors,
Sony X-plode amp and 2 - Sony X-plode 10" subs in a Q-Logic sealed box.
VALOR indash double DIN DVD player
2 headrest 7.5 flat screens
Sound activated color changing blue to purple neons in the hatch.
12V constant hot cigarette lighter socket in the hatch.
Props (thanks to):
John for the one of a kind custom paint job. Chad for the awesome protection on all of my lights (Rockblocker), Apex Motorsports for the awesome deals on parts, Mental Addiction Motorsports for the best aftermarket products for a Prot�g� and use of the dyno, Avondale Mazda & Biddulph Mazda for the awesome service. Thanks to all the guys/gals at Arizona Mazda Club for helping me spend my money and install parts. www.azmazdaclub.com
Some car show pictures
You can read zoom zoom painted on my door.
Info About my Protege.
So far I have put in black/blue R-Racing seat covers with matching floor mats and steering wheel cover.
I also have a second set of seat covers.
I change them out for a different look every now & then.
These are "SPEED" neopreen covers
The center consol was getting scratches so I repainted it.
I have steel braided covers on some of my hoses. Below is my radiator cap and home made battery tie down strap done in blue anodized paint.
I painted the calipers and lug nuts to match the body color.
The paint is from a local auto parts store. It is DUPONT METALCAST. I used the silver base coat then used the blue anodized for the final coats.
The windows are tinted with the front doors at 35%. B pillar back is 5% limo and the hatchback window is 15%.
A vroom vroom vroom and a zoom zoom zoom !
(Thank you Justin for getting that phrase stuck in my head)
Here are some older pictures