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Offline JoshDouglas118

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Newbie
« on: June 14, 2021, 02:58:30 PM »
Just recently bought my first car and I thought the mighty Mazda 3 was simply the best choice. I have a 2012 mazda3 tamura and plan on doing a few mods but before I start thinking about that, I just wanted to check what I have already read on here. Am I right in saying that the tamura has the same internals as the ts2 and the only difference is external facelifts and whatnot?
Another query I had was if there are any pedal covers to help with a sporty look as well as good quality budget coilovers?

Any advice would be fantastic!!

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2021, 06:07:36 PM »
Mechanically they are all much of a muchness.

Tamura is basically an S with a sport kit if memory serves.

As it doesn't have Bose stereo if you do any ice make sure it's no bose stuff you buy. Alot of second hand bits will be to suit the 10 speaker cars which will not work with yours.

Coilovers wise...I feel like I hear the name raceland alot cheapest appear to be max maxpeeding rods (not a typo) but not my area of expertise I'm afraid.

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 06:52:35 PM »
Thanks for the help! I think I'll go for the race land coilovers, the other mechanical mods I am considering are a conical filter air intake and a new exhaust. But as I am new to the mod scene and have never bought aftermarket parts I am anxious about spending money the right things.

Any advice of where to find decent parts like these or some suggestions would be amazing!

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Re: Newbie
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2021, 06:52:35 PM »