Started on March 30 by Protege2886

1999 Mazda Protege LX

My pride and joy. What was once my daily driver now serves full time autocross and lapping duty. Check my posts for my build details and follow my progress through my team’s website

Latest updates
Jan. 13
Budget upgrades

Time to revive this thread. Things that have changed since the last update: - I …

May 12

The protege is now up on stands in the garage while the BMW is away …

July 08

After killing my 205/50 15 Kumho Ecsta XS tires during our season last year, I …

July 04
New Sponsor! Perry Performance and Competition

Woo! My racing team officially has a new sponsor in Perry Performance and Competition ( …

June 01
Track Days

This decal from seemed more than fitting for the front of the protege. It’s …

June 01
Some nuts are harder to get off than others

…that’s what she said?

June 01
Debugging Old Control Arms

After replacing my control arms, I was curious to figure out just what exactly had …

June 01
Control arm - losing control

Apparently my new nickname is “Last-second-Jeffy”. The reason? 5 days before a double header auto-x …

April 14
Corksport Order

It’s no secret that proteges aren’t a very common sight on tracks and auto-x courses. …

April 14
Parts and STICKERS!

Well Mazdaspeed Motorsports has come through again. I realized that if I’m replacing the control …

April 05
Weekend To-Do List

Woops! This was meant to be an update - note a comment. I just bought …

April 01
Feature Ride

Wow! I’m the featured ride for April 1, 2011! Hopefully this isn’t a twisted joke …

March 31
Mazdaspeed Motorsports

Thanks to Mazdaspeed Motorsports I’ll be picking up some replacement lower control arms for my …

March 30
Link to photo build journal

I have a ton of pictures of my build stored on my team website click …

March 30
Upgrades to date

Here’s a quick list of all the upgrades I’ve installed to date… Intake/Engine/Exhaust - NGK …

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March 31, 2011, 9 a.m.

Have seen this ride morph into a fun autocross project. When is the Mazda speed engine going in Jeff? :)

March 31, 2011, 9:20 a.m.

Next season - don't have the funds to build everything up this year.

April 5, 2011, 9:13 a.m.

I just bought a house and started cleaning out the garage on the weekend. If all goes well, the protege will come out of storage this weekend and the work can begin! To-Do List - Gut interior - Install Rollbar - Check fluids - Replace control arms (12 years worth of rust!)

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