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Offline LeeWills22

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2005 2.0 Sport
« on: June 23, 2017, 05:04:33 PM »
Had her for just over a week now. Had to make some "improvements" to accommodate my other passion (mountain biking). Future plans are to lower the suspension, cat back exhaust, window tints and I like the look of them window wind deflectors





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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017, 02:15:20 AM »
Looks like it's kept very well, not seen too many silver ones either.

They suit a few subtle mods, just don't get a fart can!

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2017, 03:42:45 PM »
Looks like it's kept very well, not seen too many silver ones either.

They suit a few subtle mods, just don't get a fart can!

Yeah. May just go for a de-cat and lower the ride height. Oh, and wind deflectors

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 06:18:32 PM »
There's nothing wrong with a sports exhaust, it's just there are sports exhausts and noise cannons.

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2017, 10:08:48 PM »
Log book finally come through so I could put my plates on and take some tidy pics







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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 09:56:25 PM »
Updated pics. Now with cheapie mud flaps
















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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2017, 09:17:09 AM »
Looks good.

You got any plans for the rear arches? Looks as though it could use a little preventative TLC on the drivers side.

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 10:30:04 PM »
Looks good.

You got any plans for the rear arches? Looks as though it could use a little preventative TLC on the drivers side.

It'll get done. There's a couple of other areas that need attention also. I've only had the car about 3 weeks

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 09:21:09 AM »
I wasn't having a go, just wondering  :)

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2017, 05:14:00 PM »
I wasn't having a go, just wondering  :)

It's fine. I didn't take offence. You're right though, it does need attention. All pointers and comments are much appreciated. Shame that it seems that you're the only one reading this topic, lol. The forum seems a bit quiet. I think the introduction of Facebook groups has killed off the use of forums

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2017, 05:30:46 PM »
Shame that it seems that you're the only one reading this topic, lol. The forum seems a bit quiet. I think the introduction of Facebook groups has killed off the use of forums

You are quite right, the Facebook pages have virtually killed off many forums. There are still a few die hards here, but it seems that members will only respond if the subject is relevant to themselves. 

The thing that Facebook pages lack is the wealth of historic information that is here on this form. In that respect they can never compete and as such, whilst forums are quiet, they will be the place that many people go to to find such information.   
 
This might interest you.  Just proving your point, this page illustrates the decline    http://www.mazda3forums.co.uk/index.php?action=stats
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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2017, 05:40:33 PM »
I'm oldskool. Give me a forum over Facebook any day

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2017, 07:44:14 PM »
Went mountain biking this morning. 1st test for the new roof bars



Got home to find the postman had been

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Mazdaspeed "bee sting" antenna



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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2017, 09:03:00 PM »
I await the M25 ring sticker  ;) tbf I can't talk I have random stickers...so elite dangerous and Edinburgh Zoo adorning my back window.

The Mazda speed bee sting looks suspiciously like the standard aerial for a mk2.

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 09:28:28 PM »
I await the M25 ring sticker  ;) tbf I can't talk I have random stickers...so elite dangerous and Edinburgh Zoo adorning my back window.

The Mazda speed bee sting looks suspiciously like the standard aerial for a mk2.

The sticker is a bit of a p**s take aimed at the amount of Corsa's and Fiesta's local to me who are sporting "Nurburgring" stickers. I doubt very much if they've been out of the county, nevermind anywhere near Germany.

As for the antenna. I used the name "Mazdaspeed" loosely. It cost me a feeble £3 off ebay. I'm clueless with regards to its similarity to the mk2's antenna (or to its signal properties) as I'm new to anything Mazda. I just seen it and thought it would be a nice touch

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Re: 2005 2.0 Sport
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 09:28:28 PM »