BioBandit's build diary

I am part of an awesome community called "Nator" and they are an awesome group of people who happen to all drive or have previously owned a Mazdaspeed3 or Mazdaspeed6. Joined the community, started learning from all of the amazingly smart and helpful members.

Bought the car in Florida with about 80K miles on it (I am the third owner).

My car and great photography.

My first car meet.

Forge V1 BPV (sounds like swords clashing).

New brake pads and rotors, also painted the calipers.

New exhaust!!!

Exhaust sounds way better in person!!!

Tein Super Street Dampers

Current mod list:
CP-E TMIC, Forge V-1 BPV, AP V3, HPFP internals, COBB CAI, CP-E RMM, Whiteline - F/R Sway Bars, control arm bushings, F/R endlinks, TEIN Super street damper kit, rear tower strut cross floor bar, Rally armor mud flaps, TurboXS Turbo back exhaust, Stoptech sport kit, EGR delete


Very cool looking car an interesting project.
How much HP is it currently doing?

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Last time I dynoed it was like 270-280, now I should be over 300, we will see when I do a dyno tune at the end of September using e85.

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Sounds like a very nice hot hatch.
I like the color aswell, is this an original Mazda color or a paint job?
Cant remember that i have ever seen this color on a Mazda 3 uphere.

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Yea, I love it.
It is Mazda paint cosmic blue mica.

Cool i dont think i have ever seen this color before on a Mazda 3.
But it could of course be that its a limmited edition color for a certain country maybe.

I believe it was exclusive to the turbo version. I could be wrong though.

Started my 91 octane tune, this is my first custom tune so I'm excited to see how it goes.

Got my car tuned, now I am at 312 hp and 375 tq.