This is Mixy, my red 1992 MX6, Australian delivered GE10L1. The direction I'm taking her in is to improve the overall package in a legal, safe way. She's definitely a work in progress, particularly now that she's no longer on the road in daily service.
That was then..
This is what she looked like the day I brought her to South Australia from her old home in New South Wales. Specs off the factory floor were: Engine DOHC 24 valve V6 2.5 litre EGI. 5 speed manual. 4WS, 15" alloy wheels, rear spoiler, front fog lights, integrated A/C, cruise control, elec. steel sunroof & windows.
This is now..
This is what she looks like today. It may not look like a lot has changed, but that's the idea! Subtle changes mean that the local constabulary say, "Hello MX6! What a nice car!" instead of, "Would you please step out of the vehicle?"
So - what have I done? Follow along and see..
Opted for this swanky deck and a single DIN pocket to fill in the left over space. Splits for the front cabin, 6x9s in the rears mounted under the parcel shelf with the amp and crossovers and the unported sub in the boot.
Head: JVC KD SHX705, Amp: Clarion APX400-4, Sub: 12" Eclipse SW6100 series (amp'd), Front splits: 5.25" Eclipse SC8352 (amp'd), Rears: 6x9 4-way Eclipse SE8493, Sound deadening mats & baffles in doors, all new cabling. Yes, that's a photo of my badge on the display :)
I was lucky enough to be able to get the best custom plates for the car! Very cool (at least I think so..)
One of the first mods done was to upgrade the exhaust. 2.25" stainless system, high-flow catalytic converter, straight-through system with a hot dog muffler and twin chrome tips to maintain the original look. Doesn't look like much, but compared to the "pea shooter" above, you can see the tips are slightly larger. Gives it a much deeper tone.
Gone are the stock flower pot rims above, replaced with HR Racing 117s (205/45/17) wrapped in Yokohama AVS ES100. The calipers got a painting as well.
To reduce the 4WD-like ride height, I've lowered her on Whiteline springs and Koni adjustable shocks. A Whiteline rear sway bar was also added to improve the handling.
I had a minor accident, so I decided that the time was right to do the full respray I'd been thinking about. So she now has a brand new bonnet, new rust-free sunroof and an all-over coating of beautiful new red paint. I think she looks gorgeous!
Lots of other small modifications have been done on the car from time to time outside of the broader categories above, including:
* Front strut brace fitted
* Red lighting through the interior (including the boot!)
* Black & red seat covers & mats to keep the theme going
I'm working to a red/black interior scheme, and who knows, one day mine might look something like this one!