2005 Mazda Mazda6S wagon

Started on Sept. 23 by karlt_10

Ride Rating

9

3.0L V6 / MSDS headers / Magnaflow cat / Racing Beat mufflers / CorkSport urethane exhaust hangers / WeaponX ignition coils / AEM cold air intake / Fluidampr balancer / Eibach springs / Bilstein shocks / MazdaSpeed sway bars / Steeda fr adj end links / Racing Beat rr end links / GT Spec trailing braces / GT Spec rear suspension brace / Steeda shock tower brace / EBC Ultimax rotors / EBC Redstuff pads / StopTech brake lines / Motul brake fluid / Street Unit motor mount / B&M tranny cooler / Redline D4 fluid / Continental Extreme DWS tires / Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires. And... black w/silver 'diamond' sisal mats for a bit of old school

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Sep 23, 2009 9:38 p.m.
ZOOMX5:
Nice ride. Wagons are so underrated I will vote up!
Oct 22, 2009 8:33 p.m.
RexSeven:
Is that a stick-shift? It's damn near impossible to find a V-6/manual wagon. Nice car!
Oct 22, 2009 8:38 p.m.
karlt_10:
Thanks (guys). I'm pretty happy with it now that the suspension is what I wanted. Need to add a bit more HP now. And nope, not a stick- yes, they're extremely hard to find. Not too long ago there was a silver Sport trim with black leather and stick here locally for a darn good price. Joked I should buy it and re-sell it....
Oct 26, 2009 2:23 p.m.
Capt Slow:
Nice ride. I love the mazda6 wagons. When I bought my mazdaspeed6 I was wishing it was availible in the wagon body style. I wonder if it would be possible to retrofit a mazdaspeed6 AWD driveline and engine to the wagon body...
Oct 26, 2009 6:55 p.m.
karlt_10:
Thanks for the comments Capt. Slow - I've really grown attached to the looks of it. As for swapping drivetrains- no go. At least not directly. The MazdaSpeed6 that you have was the true Asian/world market 'Atenza/6', built by Mazda in Japan. The only version of that car they brought to the US was the Speed6. My car is built on a North American only version of the platform that was built in Flat Rock Michigan at the joint Ford/Mazda plant. Some things will swap, but some things are different. For example, GTSpec makes an 'X' brace that ties the rear suspension together nicely- you can use it, I can't..... I joke that if I win the lottery I am going to swap the Speed6 AWD drivetrain under a wagon myself, and at the same time have professionals also converting another wagon to RWD.... :-)
Jan 29, 2010 11:41 p.m.
karlt_10:
MSDS headers & Magnaflow cat ready to go on. Also picked-up a set of out-of-production lightweight accessory pulleys. Looks like I may just need to pick-up a Fluidampr crank pulley to go with them....

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