GenPu Mazdaspeed3 \”Sheila\”

Post By: Seth Leon

Date: 05/03/2023

The Story

I bought this car about 3 and 1/2 years ago and this is my progress so far. Me and my buddies built this car in less than a month after the rod bearings had failed. About a year and a half after I bought it. Right after we finished the full rebuild of the motor. Literally day after still on base map tune I drove it down to Idaho from Washington State during break in miles so we could get to an event called Mazda Takeover and she made it no problems getting there. Got an oil change while I was down there and no problems getting back home. Probably the sketchiest shit I've ever done. After that she's been running good ever since other than a couple two tree things here and there. Old parts breaking on such a stiff setup on top of daily driving the vehicle considering it is my only vehicle.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Bronze Enkei TRS-X 18x8.5
  • Tires: Firestone Firehawk Indy 500s 235s all around
  • Suspension: BC racing BR series extreme lows
  • Performance: Tuned by PurpleDranktuning(Will Dawson),CorkSport cat back exhaust, no name catless downpipe, Cobb rear motor mount, JBR passenger motor mount, JBR transmission mount, grimspeed 3-port EBCS, CorkSport 4-in intake, AutoTech high pressure fuel pump internals, CorkSport CST4 turbo (18g), Manly rods and pistons, King rod bearings and main bearings, corksport balance shaft delete, corksport EGR delete, Damon Motorsports PCV plate, Mishimoto oil catch can, NGK iridium one step colder spark plugs, ARP 2000 head studs, Mishimoto m line front mount intercooler (Gold edition), JBR front mount intercooler piping, graveyard performance crash bar.
  • Exterior: Stock paint Celestial Mica Blue,Custom painted Mazda emblems and fog light housings (black and flake aka bass boat look), Bayson R Grill, CorkSport forged carbon fiber hood scoop, spec-d headlights, morimoto fog lights, tinted tail lights (Yes, so my brake lights work less 😂)
  • Interior: CorkSport alcantara/leather steering wheel, corksport short shifter, BilletWorks shift knob, corksport oil temp gauge, oil pressure gauge, boost gauge, eBay A pillar gauge cluster, enon head unit, Infinity sound system with a 10-in JL sub (for the daily drivability, got to have those tunes), fire extinguisher where the stock scissor jack location used to be 😂