Seems my last thread went walkies, so I’d thought I’d post a fresh one.
Current spec is as follows, with the following mods:
- IL Motorsport Stainless Steel Exhaust back-box
- Pioneer AVH-X8800BT 7-inch audio head-unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Eibach Pro 35mm Front / 30mm Rear Lowering Springs
- IL Motorsport front and rear Anti-Roll Bars
- IL Motorsport Drop-Links (full set of 4, front and rear)
- EBC Turbo-Groove Discs and Greenstuff Pads
- SmartTop PRHT controller
- Mazda OEM Mesh Wind Deflector
- IL Motorsport Chrome Style Bar Covers
- IL Motorsport Chrome Fog Lamp Bezel Surrounds
- IL Motorsport Chrome Air Vent Surrounds / Chrome Steering Wheel Spokes / Chrome Gear Stick Surround / Chrome Ignition Surround
- Osram Night Breaker Laser H7 and HB3 full and dipped beam headlight bulbs
- Bosch Aero Foil Wiper Blades
- Silver Side Repeater Bulbs
- Mazda OEM Floor Mats
- Mazda OEM Boot Liner
- Carbon effect Tyre Caps
- Undersealed with Waxoyl
- Moss Stubby Aerial
Thanks for looking.
Nice looking car!
Good colour too - when I ordered mine I gave a lot of thought as to whether to go for Metropolitan Grey or Stormy Blue.
I’m not sure about those wheel trims though in pictures 5 & 6…
that is a fantastic looking motor
what a super colour choice
well done rob
You need to get yours lowered now, Bally3…
Like that, I also have a 2010 3.5 and was looking at the pioneer upgrade, do you still need the 3.5mm jack for spotify or does it all run from bluetooth ?
Nice looking 5 Rob, love the exhaust and the way it sits in the defuser. I’m trying to decide which back box to get, I want nice rumble crack n pop but not too loud that I cant do track days.
How is the il motorsport box you have?
Should stream over Bluetooth I would think? Unfortunately I don’t tend to use Spotify so have no first hand experience.
Can be a touch droney between 1500 and 2000rpm in 5th and 6th gear, but beyond that its rgot a really nice tone. Otherwise it’s lovely with some nice pop and crackle when wanted.
Should be perfectly fine for track days I would think as it’s ultimately not that loud and quite measured in my opinion.
Finally had the Mazda OEM Rear Diffuser fitted at the end of last week, plus gave the car a good wash (rinse, wheel cleaner, snow foam, rinse, clay-mitt, shampoo wash, rinse, dry, machine polish, machine wax with buffing between each stage):
looks great that rob !!
i must admit it does look loads better lowered !!
Yes, handles better too - particularly if you upgrade the ARB’s (and drop-links) too…
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New photo on this Sunny Bank Holiday…
Wanted to ask a quick question - has anyone fitted a re-trimmed wheel from Royal Steering Wheels?
Was thinking of doing this, with a thicker rim, thumb grips and perforated leather sides / nappa top and bottom with maybe the flatter bottom. However, I’d like the stitching colour to match that on the normal Sport Tech leather seats - i.e. grey / white. Has anyone spec’d this combo from them that could share a photo please (if so, what stitching colour did you ask for to match)? I think the cost is going to be around £250-ish.
If I recall correctly mine was some £170, with red stitching. fitted it myself. I’m sure you can choose the stitching colour.
its a great upgrade, massively enhances the driving experience.
ive posted a pic on an old post (sorry, rushing off out). Also, there’s a good few example pics in the forum.
bettabuilda has a flat bottom .
TBH Geoff, its healing up nicely now oh, you mean the steering wheel? Yes it does indeed have a flat bottom
Almost the same on the previous NC1
Really pleased with both of them, so much nicer. £50 extra for the flat bottom so £220 all in. I’ve been to RSW for fitting (£15) and this time did it myself with a £100 refundable deposit on exchange for my old one. Sorry it’s not the stitch colour you needed as mine is/was red on both versions but I’m sure Jack (RSW) will sort something thing for you, easy chap to deal with too!
Thanks Barrie - much appreciated. Will look at this next then…
Was that £220 after the refund for exchanging your old wheel, or was it actually only £120 after taking that into account?