My 2002.5 P5 AwesomeSauce build thread

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2002.5 Mazdaspeed Protege5
Forgot about this build thread lol. Here are some updates. First of all, I'm removing the Haltech and going back to stock ECU for now. The reason I am doing this is because I want AC back in the car and the Haltech cannot control AC. Need to find another engine harness so I can start new with a non-modified harness. Had to remove the dash and put back all the AC components. In order to run AC with no PS, I went ahead and gutted the PS pump, it is now just acting as a tensioner for the AC belt. Need to have some custom AC lines made to keep the engine bay as clean as possible.

New wheels came in a while ago and man do I love them. They are in almost perfect condition! Just had to get a bent inner barrel fixed on 2 of the wheels. Other than that, they are flawless! They are Blitz Type 01 2 piece wheels. 17x9 +40 and 17x8 +38. Running them in a reversed staggered setup with the 9" wheel in the front and 8" wheel in the back. Front tires are Falken Azenis RT615k+ 255/40, rear tires are 235/40.





Also got a new Garrett GTX3071R customized by Brian Lawlor from Signature Products. This thing is beastly! 4" v-band flange welded onto the intake. 3" v-band flange on exhaust housing. Compressor housing powder coated cargo black. Turbine housing black ceramic coated.



Now for some fun stuff. I went and decided that I wanted to clean up the engine bay a little more so I relocated the fusebox inside the cabin near the passenger side glovebox. This was no fun as I had to depin the plugs and pull the wires through the side grommet near the fenders. I also had to extend 7 wires to reach the relocated fuse box.

Here is some eye-candy :)







 
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Riot_Polizei

Comp Engineering Student
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2002 Mazda Protege5
Christ man, hell of a car build. Wish I could do this while in College!

That Toyota coilpack mod is unique. I've only ever seen people put Protege 1.8L coils on their cars, but not these! How tough was it to rewire?
 
Penguin, what are the wheel specs/offsets of your black wheels?

Thanks in advance,
Tone

Whats up everyone, decided to create a build thread for my car as it is going to be undergoing some major changes. Everything was completely stock on the car when I first got it besides the lowering springs which gave it a sporty look and I loved it. The car roughly had about ~112K miles when I purchased it for 2k.

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Engine:
-Haltech Sprint 500 ECU
-BEGI T3 Top mount w/ EWG welded on
-Garrett Clone GTX3071R
-Tial 38MM MVS EWG
-Toyota 1ZZ-FE Coil on Plug Conversion
-MAC Boost Solenoid
-GM Air and Coolant Temp sensors
-Cherry Hall Effect Cam and Crank Sensors
-Supertech Single Spring and Titanium Retainers
-Wiseco 9:1 .020 Pistons
-Molnar Rods
-ACL Bearings (Main, Rods, Thrust)
-Signature Bypassed Oil Pump
-Peterson Oil PRV
-Treadstone Performance Braided Lines and Fittings
-Treadstone Performance -16AN Fittings and Lines for Upper and Lower Radiator Hose
-Treadstone Performance T3 Titanium Turbo Blanket
-Treadstone Performance Air Filter and Filter Cover
-Hydra Fuel Rail
-Hydra VC Dress Up Kit
-Hydra Thermostat Neck
-Hydra Crank Pulley
-Deatschwerks 600CC Injectors
-Deatschwerks 300C Fuel Pump(340LPH)
-Deleted Heater Core
-Repainted Engine Bay w/ Rattle Cans!
-Ebay 2.5" intercooler piping
-Mishimoto Z-line intercooler
-Custom Intake
-3" Straight pipe exhaust
-3" Custom Downpipe
-Full AWR 95 Duro Engine Mounts
-Ralco RZ STS
-Deleted Cruise Control
-Deleted Windshield Washer Tank
-Semi Wire Tuck
-VCTS deleted
-VICS deleted
-Lightly ported and polished Intake Manifold
-AC and PS Delete
-Signature Powder Coated Valve Cover
-Signature Powder Coated Upper/Lower Coolant Housings
-Signature Powder Coated Turbo Compressor Housing
-Signature Powder Coated Strut Tower Bar Brackets

Suspension/Wheels:
-BC Coilovers
-MSP Racing Harts
-Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2
-AutoZone Lug Nuts
-Gorilla Lock Nuts
-MX6 Rear Strut Tower Bar
-Corksport Front Strut Tower Bar
-Depowered Steering Rack

Interior:
-Gloss Aluminum Bezels
-Custom Center Radio Surround Gauge Pods
-AEM Boost/AFR/Oil Pressure Gauges
-Hydra Gauge Rings
-LED Interior Lights
-KEI Project Shift Knob
-Amazon Shift Boot
-Pioneer FH-X721 Bluetooth Radio
-Stock Door Speakers and Tweeters
-AudioPipe 4k watt Amp for Door Speakers

Exterior:
-MSP Lip
-STI Lip W/O Canards
-DG MotorSports Fiberglass Grill
-Street Scene Carbon Fiber Hood
-Deleted Rear Wiper
-Deleted Door Molding
-Roof Rack Rail Delete Strips
-DDM 5k HID's
-Retrofit Headlights
-EDM Taillight Converted to 4 bulbs

Things Coming Soon:
-SideSkirt Extension
-New Wheels
 
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2002.5 Mazdaspeed Protege5
Christ man, hell of a car build. Wish I could do this while in College!

That Toyota coilpack mod is unique. I've only ever seen people put Protege 1.8L coils on their cars, but not these! How tough was it to rewire?
Haha, thanks man. I wired the coil packs into a Haltech ecu so it was pretty easy. There's a thread on a different protege website where someone wired in these coils on stock ecu.
 
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2002.5 Mazdaspeed Protege5
Lets try and update this thread.

- The Haltech Sprint 500 has been removed and sold! It's replacement is the newer Haltech Elite 1000. Wired in the Haltech harness to all the stock sensors and completely removed the OEM harness from the engine bay. The stock ECU is still in the car only to control the interior pieces.
- The Mishimoto fan shroud has been removed and has been replaced by two 12" SPAL slim line fans.
- The upper coolant neck has been re-done yet again.
- 98% of rubber vacuum lines have been replaced with -3 AN braided hoses. Not needed by I personally like the look 100x times more than rubber vacuum lines.
- A flex fuel sensor has been added and the car can now run on E85 or regular gas!
- A/C and P/S has been added back to car haha. I made custom -AN braided lines for the P/S system and added a 10 row -10AN P/S cooler along with a chase bays P/S reservoir.
- Painted the IM black.
- Installed the Hydra Motorsports trailing arms.
- Installed Mazda 2 HVAC knobs. These look soooo good!








 

grffn

Contributor
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'02 P5
He's alive!
Great to know you're still tweaking around with the car. Hope to see more activity rather than 6 month increments ;p

I didn't even know Hydra made trailing arms. Must've been discontinued a long time ago..
in a galaxy far, far away...
 
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2002.5 Mazdaspeed Protege5
He's alive!
Great to know you're still tweaking around with the car. Hope to see more activity rather than 6 month increments ;p

I didn't even know Hydra made trailing arms. Must've been discontinued a long time ago..
in a galaxy far, far away...
Haha, I'll try and do better on the update times :)

They did a group buy on the Facebook pages and will no longer mass produce or stock on their website unless there is a large demand again for them. He is now gonna work on front and rear lateral links.
 
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