just got a 96 mazda 323f 1.5 model,was thinking about doing a few things tuning and styling to it but i a complete begginer when it comes to cars and was wondering where i should start. any starting out tips and advice will be appreciated.
Hi there, i have A mazda 323f, 1.5, first thing to do is, if it doesnt have a spoiler then get one from a breakers yard from a 2.0ltr zxi, take the front bumper spoiler and side skirts too, this will instantly make it look better, and make it look like the 2 ltr model, then get some fog lights for the front! that will come to no more than £30-40
Then with £100 buy some lowering springs for it, you can pick them up on ebay, but beware you will need a whole weekend to do this, with compressers.
Then with £70 get a k and n induction kit, you can fit this in 10mins,
For exhsust its a custom made job, cant buy them, you will have to go to powerflow.
I have just left the exhaust but put a de-cat on it, sounds great and performs better!. dont bother with back boxes, sounds tacky. de-cats are custome but only £70-80
also change the tail pipe, get a twin end one, cut off the old one and bold a new one on, only if its a single, make sure that fumes are going into both holes.
thats about it, dont tint the windows tried it, and its looks terrible, on that car.
got a tow bar? take it off! lol
polish up the rocker cover! takes weeks but can look like a mirror!
one other thing skinback, for back boxes, if you get them made from power flow or longlife, then ask for it to be a high pitched sound, doesnt sound tacky, been speaking the guys at powerflow, they made a back box for my car and it sounds really good high pitched, thinking of doing it now.
Liverpool is where I'm based but I did use a Mazda 323F GT to attend the Cannes Film Festival in 2005 so I've been past your front door at a high rate of knots-128mph with the headlights raised which was 6800rpm and when I lowered them it managed 7100rpm.
By the time I got to Antibes I'd gone deaf and dumb so I've been using campervans ever since-a Previa in 06 (103 mph while racing a 1920s vintage Bentley up to Dunkerque and he was going quicker on beaded tyres and the road was a river-very scary) and a Estima in 08 which crossed the Ardennes and the Alps on it's way to St.Tropez for the European Harley Davidson Festival.