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grants mazda 3 project *question*
« on: April 01, 2010, 08:19:52 PM »
As some of you might have seen i am just starting out on a project mazda 3 sport in and im new to the forum, so far ive only done jap plates a few stickers and colour coded badges, a black refurb on the wheels is on the way.
the point of this post is in principle the engine is a 2.0 duratec same as a ford engine, i am currently talking to a few tuneing companys about POWER as i think the mazda is not at full potential, i am looking to put the mazda up to around 200-220 bhp N/A  one thing i have looked at are ecu remaps and itb's 1 is the standard ecu remapable and 2 will i be the 1st person to fit itb's on the mazda 3 sport on here ? or in uk ? thanks grant

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 12:03:36 PM »
If you can achieve  200bhp N/A then I may follow your steps  :)

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 05:29:33 PM »
NOTE TO ADMIN DESPITE THE TITLE OF THE THREAD I WANTED IT IN THE PART OF THE FORUM WHERE THERE WAS MORE TRAFIC TO GET MORE INTEREST AND POSSIBLY AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION ....

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 07:10:23 PM »
Mate 50-70 hp aint gunna happen on an n/a engin im looking for 20 hp and 30 nm from a direct feed cold air feed induction kit, high flow air filter, longer sports manifold, sports cat, back box and an custom ecu remap on a roaling road after the mods!
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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 07:48:05 PM »
lol u obviously havent looked in to this much if you look at the blueprint of the engine it is in essence a st150 ford engine which with ITB'S stand alone ecu and manifold can make 230bhp as im kit car's the 2.0 mzr mazda 3 sport engine readly gives out 200-250bhp using a track profile set up so i think a fast road set up of around 190 200 is by no long shot ambitious :)

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 08:11:14 PM »
I think I can safely say that no one has done a project like this, hense the reason why you have not had a big response.

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 08:20:26 PM »
lol i did assume that this was probably the case, normaly i have a bordom capacity of about 18-24 months on a car b4 it reaches its potential and i swap it  lol my yaris got up to about 130 bhp n/a and striped it was very nippy i am interested to see what i can squeeze from the mazda b4 i get bored and change again lol :)

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 10:54:25 PM »
mate there is a few internal changes, pluss a diffrent gear box and ecu in the mazda in comaprison to the ford!
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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2010, 09:49:20 PM »
so are you saying that the mazda unit using the same design and makeing the same outputs is at the almost peak of its performance but the ford engine that exacts the same power from the same design is de-tuned to make the same output :S ur logic is flawed lol i agree about the gear ratios but the actual engine ....

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2010, 10:11:18 PM »
well the ecu in the engine is diffrent!, thats what ive been told by mazda! becuse i said the same thing as you but about the 1.6's
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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 08:12:46 PM »
LOL if you read up i listed that a stand alone (ecu) would be needed to unlock said power which emrald will supply and fitt and rr for 800 :)

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2010, 09:00:48 PM »
ahhh may not have read that bit LOL!, my bad matey!
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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2010, 09:04:26 PM »
lol no worries havent updated this in a while i now have a lot of information re mazda 3 n/a tuneing and i now have found places that will manifold cam and ITB them with stand alone and has a forcasted figure of 220bhp *est* watch this space :D

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2010, 09:23:18 PM »
lol no worries havent updated this in a while i now have a lot of information re mazda 3 n/a tuneing and i now have found places that will manifold cam and ITB them with stand alone and has a forcasted figure of 220bhp *est* watch this space :D

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 10:33:17 PM »
mate ill put it in one simple way!, loads of dolla! haha, if you do get 220+bhp you will be a god! haha! simple as!
USED TO HAVE: MAZDA 3 1.6 SPORT NAV IN ALUMINUM WITH EIBACH SPRINGS AND CUSTOM CORKSPORT SRI INTAKE

NOW HAVE: 1. MX5 MK1 1.8 IN BRITISH RACING GREEN LOTS OF MODS
                 2. MAZDA MX5 SPORT BLACK IN WHITE NO 384 OF 500 EIBACH SPRINGS, K&N PANEL FILTER & LOTS OF LITTLE BITS

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Re: grants mazda 3 project *question*
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2010, 10:33:17 PM »