What did you do to your Mazda2 today?

CMP

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1991 Miata / 2014 Mazda2
Finally got around to lowering the damn thing on the Ksports I've owned for like a year and a half.
 

killbox

danny
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2012 Mazda 2 Touring
Fitted an air leaker vacuum thingamajig. Dropped my fuel consumption by a satisfying amount. Also fitted two of those triangular things �� Photo Sep 05, 5 37 30 PM.jpg
 
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2014 Mazda 2 GX
Ordered a few goodies for the 2 due to some Labour Day sales.

From DDMWorks, I ordered the shifter bushings and rear sway (10% off sale).
From XenonHIDs, I ordered an H4 LED headlight conversion kit (50% off sale).

Also working on an order for eyelids and aftermarket fogs from The Speedline pending a few outstanding questions about the fog kit.
 

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danny
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2012 Mazda 2 Touring
Got myself an AutoExe Front Tower Strut for cheap from Japan. The paint is rather bad, so I decided to paint it black and go full stealth. Have only painted it half and will continue tomorrow instead

Photo Sep 27, 7 25 01 PM.jpg
 

ngd298

Authentic Redneck
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'11 Mazda2 5MT, '05 Silverado 5MT, '87 RX7 Sport, Grom, Ninja300
Put mine up for sale today. It's planned replacement is an outback xt.
I saw that on CL. If I hadn't bought mine a few weeks ago I'd be all over it. Super nice car.
 
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'13 Mazda 2
Put mine up for sale today. It's planned replacement is an outback xt.
Bummer, but the OBXT is a good choice. I forbade myself from getting another Subaru as my daily...way too easy to start throwing parts on one from my wrx-and-a-half i have sitting in the garage.

New shift knob...
Carbon fiber insert for rear badge...
Both look good. The shift knob reminds me a little of Jurassic Park. :)
 

ngd298

Authentic Redneck
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'11 Mazda2 5MT, '05 Silverado 5MT, '87 RX7 Sport, Grom, Ninja300
Got my DDMWorks rear sway bar installed. Very impressed with the quality of the part, can't wait to try it out once the roads dry off.


Also, I'm getting 35% tint installed as we speak. ��
 
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2013 Mazda 2 Touring
Swapped my plugs... last weekend? Also new belt, 136k km on both.
That reminds me of a question. The tensioner is the lowest pulley, closest to the firewall right? IIRC there's a brake line between it and the frame rail that makes it tough to get a wrench on the bolt in the middle of that pulley. Any trick to it, or do I just need to get a thin-profile, long wrench?
 
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2011 Mazda 2 GS
You can nudge the hardline out of the way a bit, and wiggle a ratchet in there. With my propensity of breaking things, I ended up buying a serpentine belt tool (really just needed the long, thing handle, regular socket fit fine).
 
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2014 Mazda 2 GX
Really impressed so far. I have them at the lowest setting, and the ride is only slightly harsher than OEM shocks/struts and Eibach Pro-Kit springs.

If you use a wrench and ratchet, install is a breeze. Highly recommend a good torque wrench, and probably a breaker bar if some of the bolts haven’t moved in a while.

I replaced everything except the rear plastic spring seats. I went with KYB rear bump stops (cut the bottom section off) and Monroe rear mounts, everything in the front I went OEM.

How do you like them so far? How was the install and did you replace any other OE suspension pieces like top hats? Thanks!
 

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