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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:46 am 
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So much win right there 8) twin whites would look sweet....or even the savanna style twins that kick up into the front door window?

Absolutely loving the JDM style going on! Mirrors look great! Awesome work.


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:53 am 

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Cheers buddy, I think the Savanna stripe that finishes at the door is a coupe thing I believe.

This is a brochure pic I have been using :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:08 am 
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Ooh I like that....cool how it gets wider under the rear glass 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:55 pm 

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Yeah I do like the original stripe. Finding someone to replicate it is another issue all together. If I can't get one made then it will just be a small twin line.

It appears to be a factory stripe as I have a series 2 Rx3 wagon brochure with the same stripe. Wondering if Mazda dealers had decal sets for different models like the rx2 coupe, rx3/savanna sp coupe etc? Then the chances of locating one... Dreaming, quite possibly. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 5:03 pm 

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Location: sydney NSW
Looking Good

I like the factory Wagon stripe. I was wanting to put it on my sedan at one stage.
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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:48 pm 

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Ontrack wrote:
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I like the factory Wagon stripe. I was wanting to put it on my sedan at one stage.

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Yes love this stuff!!!! I have all these pics saved in a reference folder you beat me to it, or saved me the trouble :D the stripe just finishes it off.

How good is the green one with ski racks. For a while I wanted my car just like that. Accessories galore. At the time I had seen Buzz3n post pics of his coupe nanna spec and roof racked up and thought yes! But the mods began and the path was set. Cheers for posting :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:00 pm 
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beans161 wrote:
Ontrack wrote:
Looking Good

I like the factory Wagon stripe. I was wanting to put it on my sedan at one stage.

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Yes love this stuff!!!! I have all these pics saved in a reference folder you beat me to it, or saved me the trouble :D the stripe just finishes it off.

How good is the green one with ski racks. For a while I wanted my car just like that. Accessories galore. At the time I had seen Buzz3n post pics of his coupe nanna spec and roof racked up and thought yes! But the mods began and the path was set. Cheers for posting :tu:


Haha…I thought about this with mine as well…..accessories galore….even had the OG racks!! Decided to tone it down….mine still has the blanket in the back, picnic basket and vintage esky in the boot. Recently topped it off with an under dash fan, vintage Golden fleece road map and vintage BP car first aid kit!!

Time to turn my attention to the next phase of mods though….


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:10 am 

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Sounds like an update is due for you? 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:47 pm 

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Question: diff ratio's. The more I read the more I'm unsure.

So my wagon runs a standard 12a turbo with a 12a turbo 5 speed. (Unknown ratios) I want my car to drive nice. Not after a drag weapon, don't care for launch grip and don't want it screaming at 110km/h on the freeway. Just want a nice rota to enjoy when time allows. The Borg Warner diff is being made and kaaz 2 way LSD needs to be ordered...

So my question goes out to those good with automotive calculations and experience.... What ratio should I look at running?

Thanks in advance fellas. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 7:46 pm 
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As you have a turbo, no need to keep the engine in the rev band(Bridgeport).
3.9ish, and I think you will be really happy.

My 13BT 626 has a 3.9 in it with an S4 box. The speedo is just about spot-on to GPS.


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:23 am 

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yeah stick withe around the 3.7-4.11. my rx4 13b turbo (GT35R) has a W57-58 supra 5 speed box and the standard rx4 diff with 3.9 ratio. it takes off really well and great to drive on the highway. @ 100km/h i am sitting at about 2500-2900 rpm. which is off boost and with a quick tap on the pedal turbo spools and on boost and almost loosing traction in 4th or 5th gear. which is a little sketchy on a open wheeler

I am putting a new diff centre in from a Mx5 turbo with Mx5 non turbo gear set but sticking with the 3.9 ratio


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:00 am 

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I run a 4.4 with the NA 12a it is good for all round street and motorways with stock wheels. If/when I change to the turbo motor I think I will go to 4.1 or 3.9. Depends on the turbo


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:34 pm 
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With the big rims you selected probably a 4.1 is a place to start. Have a search for online gear ratio calculators, it might make your selection easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 3:38 pm 

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Cheers guys, I should have said I have 16x7 rims with 205/45 rubber so I had been leaning toward a 3:9 or 4:1. Thanks very much for the help fellas. Must admit this is the first time I've worried about ratios when I was young as long as it didn't whine or have a knocking pin then I'd just get it cig locked! :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:57 pm 

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All your pictures are down all the way up to the last couple of pages :(


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:07 pm 

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ranger wrote:
All your pictures are down all the way up to the last couple of pages :(
Well dang.... Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I will try get it sorted soon.

Edit: all sorted. :tu: cheers. Guess that means I should do an update. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:50 am 

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Update: Its been a while.

Things have been slow however still progressing. Wiring takes patience, what started out as an easy plan has ended up in allot of custom wiring!

Diff still hasn't quite entered the garage so I kept bust tidying up loose ends with wiring etc

On a cold wet day I got out and stensiled up the side stripes for measurement prior to manufacture. Was kinda fun, I had all my Rx3 wagon pics out and on my phone to compare, I tried to get it as faithful to the original as possible. Using builders string and tape I went to town on my little wags
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it was quite cold it hailed and looked like it has lightly snowed! winter has set in.
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A flash back moch up, with the twin walls on the back! ah the old days...
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That's all for now I hope to have allot more to add in the near future. cheers :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:24 am 

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Coming along just nicely :D

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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:53 pm 

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Mocked up stripe looks great.....keen to see the finished product!

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 Post subject: Re: Building my rx3 and housing it..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:38 am 
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This looks fucking awesome man! Makes me wanna add my fender mirrors when I get home.

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Ps this builds taking ages, put the clutch in and change into 5th gear already :lol:


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