KL Swappin' Protege5

31N007

31N007
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Mazda Protege5
New (pssh, junkyard) transmission acquired!

I took at look at local junkyards on a whim Friday evening and found a Probe GT recently arrived at the yard local to me. It appears the timing belt likely let go, as the first photo is how I saw the car when I arrived. Sat on Eibach Springs, Tokico Blues (in not stellar shape), stainless steel brake lines, seems the calipers were recently reworked. It's a shame that it ended up in the yard, but, "one dies, while another survives," or something "philosophical" like that.

Pictures of the 'lump in the boot of the GTI, and a comparison between the MTX-75 that I have as a spare for my Contour... The difference in size on the bellhousing circle alone is pretty interesting.

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31N007

31N007
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Mazda Protege5
Keeping it O.T. here, I tore into the Probt GT transmission I picked up a few months back and am chuffed to report it's got the 4.388 final drive. This means the differential will be changed out for the MFactory unit, but I'll run the Probe GT ratios which may be a bit better suited for the KL.

I'm going to line up how to get the lump to my mate so the two units can be appropriately mix-and-matched, and a good unit can be had.

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This also means I've got to pull the old lump from the Pro5, which I haven't gone to look at in a few months. Here's to it still firing up, and playing nicely. She's going to get some love over the winter, is my thought 🙂