2010 Mazdaslow3『 Black Cat 』

Post By: MZ3Catboy

Date: 12/18/2023

The Story

Your local broke weeb car. If "every masterpiece has its cheap copy" were a vehicle. Mazdaspeed3 without the hatchback, or the speed for that matter. 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine. Originally naturally-aspirated, now turbocharged with a GT2871R. 5-9 psi targeted with the use of a manual boost controller. Creeps to 12+ psi if driven irresponsibly. Not dyno-tested, since there isn't a set horsepower goal. What matters more here is smiles per gallon; specifically up and down the freeway. Shoutout to the 2017 Civic Type-R; the car I could never afford, and the car that was responsible for sparking the multi-year long quest to turbocharge my own daily, in my own garage. Lots of other upgrades were put in along the way, and the journey has taught me a lot of valuable lessons.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: AVID1 AV6 17x8 +35
  • Tires: Falken Azenis FK510 225/45ZR17
  • Performance: DRtuned boost tune
  • Performance: Garrett GT2871R turbocharger
  • Performance: Brian Crower BC0401 camshafts
  • Performance: Semi-custom 3" cold air intake
  • Performance: 2.5" front-mounted intercooler
  • Performance: Cobb 3" catted turboback exhaust
  • Performance: Mazdaspeed3 front brake assembly
  • Performance: Mazda5 rear brake assembly
  • Performance: EBC brake rotors + EBC redstuff brake pads
  • Exterior: Mazdaspeed3 front bumper
  • Exterior: Mazdaspeed3 hood w/ scoop
  • Exterior: Mazdaspeed3 front fenders
  • Exterior: BattleAero NB Miata wing w/ custom mounting
  • Interior: CorkSport alcantara steering wheel
  • Interior: GlowShift gauge pod
  • Interior: Heater delete (coolant robbed by the turbo)



Most mentally stable ricer.