I need help and ideas. I want to build my engine to push more hp/ run smoother. I need any input from bolt one to even parts I would have to take the engine apart for. Any input would be amazing please and thank you.
Thank you I’ll check some of them out and see what I can do
What if I were to do one of the 2009 Mazda speed engines and transmissions?Decide what your power goals are and eventual use for the car is. Once you start chasing power with these cars it becomes very expensive very quickly. I tell you from experience if you're expecting anything past 300hp it's extremely cost prohibitive and time consuming. Once you build the engine then you have to spend the money on a standalone to properly run the car. Then from there you need to build the transmission to handle the power and so on and so on.
Now, if you're looking for a modest bump in power and keeping the car NA, the easiest route would be an a Mazda Mp3 ecu and bolt on goodies such as cold air intake, maybe even the Mazda MP3 intake manifold, possibly headers, exhaust. I will say when going with any 4-1 header they usually sound awful with most exhaust setups. The racingbeat (stock msp or racingbeat aftermarket) axleback is the only tolerable combo with those 4-1 manifolds imo.
For my the sweet spot is going for the Mazdaspeed Protege turbo swap with bolt ons and calling it at 180-220hp w/ stock boost. The swap is far more involved but also far more satisfying. Plus you get a car that makes all the right noises and the increase in torque is very notable. Even more so than with the NA MP3 ecu swap