Started on Oct. 27 by Teqnyck

1990 Mazda Protege

A fairly rare car, the AWD Mazda Protege is the non-turbo lame duck cousin to the Familia GTX and GTR available elsewhere in the world. My car is slowly but surely being added upon and upgraded as my funds allow. Soon to be mods include suspension, brakes, and the ever popular Mazda BPT engine swap. To make things a bit more difficult on myself, I’ve decided to give it the GTR treatment, a far rarer engine and transmission to find. All modifications will of course be posted on GRM so that the world can see my folly.

Latest updates
Nov. 30
Huge update coming

I haven’t updated in a while, but the project rolls on. It turns out that …

Jan. 30
Intake and Strut tower bars

Walking through my local JY the other day I come across an EscortGT with stickers …

Nov. 11
Suspension!

Nothing too special, went with H&R springs and Kyb Gr2s. Took me right at four …

Oct. 31
New suspension

Got the hook up from my old boss. 380 bucks got me H&R springs, KYB …

Oct. 27
New seat!!

Got my new seat put in, went very well. I bought a seat out of …

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MiatarPowar
Oct. 28, 2009, 3:03 p.m.

Excellent. I often miss my '94 DX.

stereoking15
Nov. 11, 2009, 8:04 p.m.

wow what a hunk of junk!!! mazda actually made an even worse version of the protege? jk, like the set up and now you need some wheels and a vaccuum!!

carson
Feb. 1, 2010, 9:55 p.m.

Looking good! It may currently lack a turbo but you have 2 more driven wheels than my Protege!

stereoking15
Oct. 10, 2010, 1:48 p.m.

That strut tower bar looks strangely familiar

thirdvector
Nov. 4, 2010, 3:01 p.m.

thumbs up on sleeper status alone. bonus points for rarity.

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