Sho's 2007 ms3 build

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    Hello folks!

    My 2007 ms3 is my pride and joy. I picked it up 8/3/2012 with 25,314 miles on it. It has 181,550 as of this morning on the chassis. It has been a long road with this car, deciding what I wanted to build it to do... And I went through a few phases where I thought I just wanted a fun daily driver that was good at autox, to now; where I've made it quite possible the worst car to daily drive lol. Either way, I love it and it has been down only a total of 6 days since I've had it, thanks to some wonderful friends here in northeast Ohio who are always willing to give me a hand.

    On to the mod list and pics!

    The built motor was put in and stock motor pulled out at 161.5k!

    Current Mods:

    Suspension/Braking/Handling:
    -Mazdaspeed Accessory Coilovers
    -SPC Camber Arms
    -Hotchkis 32mm Front and Rear Sway Bars, rear is on stiffest setting
    -OEM Mazda Brake Rotors
    -EBC red stuff Front and OEM Rear Brake Pads
    -17x9 +42 Enkei Rp01 witb 245/40/17 tires.


    Engine/exhaust goodies:
    -Manley Platinum Series 88mm Pistons
    -Manley H-Beam Rods
    -Balance shaft in tact
    -Completely stock head, including head and main studs.
    -Autotech HPFP Internals
    -HTP 3.5" Intake
    -COBB Front Mount Intercooler
    -Custom 2-piece 3" Catless Vband Downpipe, with Top Portion Ceramic Coated
    -Secondary O2 Sensor Delete
    -Greddy BOV
    -CNY Catback Exhaust
    -COBB AccessPort v3
    -Damond Motorsports RMM
    -Damond Motorsports TMM
    -JBR 80d PMM
    -PnP Intake Manifold with VTCS Delete
    -Sikky Manufacturing Thermal Insulating Intake Manifold Gasket
    -James Barone Racing EGR Blockoff
    -Kozmic Primary EGR Delete with Coolant Line Plug
    -Kozmic Screamer Pipe
    -Precision 5862 Journal Bearing Turbo with 4" Ported S Compressor and 2.5" Vband Outlet
    -Precision 46mm External Wastegate
    -Cp-e Vband Exhaust Manifold (Ceramic Coated)
    -Cp-e Safe Seal Injector Seals
    -James Barone Racing Stage 2 Oil Catch Can
    -DIY Throttle Body Coolant Bypass
    -James Barone Racing Thermal Insulating Throttle Body Gasket
    -Bosch 3bar MAP sensor
    -Grimmspeed 3 Port EBCS
    -Perm PCV Plate
    -Vented 2nd OCC
    -PTP 1950psi Relief Valve
    -AEM meth kit with two 1000cc/min nozzles
    -Tune by Mark Gibson

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    I have violated this car weekly for the past 2ish years! I love this bish
     
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    You violate alot of things
     
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    Maybe I do.. maybe I don't Noone will ever know but you and me...
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Who is this Mark Gibson you Ohioans are tuned by?
     
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    How do you like those MS Coilovers? There's not much more I can do to my car w/o building the motor, so now I consider re-doing things, LOL. I'm currently on Swifts with Koni Yellows up front/Bilstein B8s in the back, and it rides great, but sometimes I wish instead of 252 lbs/in springs that I was in the 400-450 lbs/in range. I couldn't care less about stance. I want the performance. My current ~1" drop is more than fine for me.
     
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    I love them. I had koni yellows on stock Springs, hated the way the ride quality was even though the car handled great. Then had H&R Coilovers, which were good for daily driving, but sucked for aggressive driving. The MS coilovers are a great daily and aggressive driving setup for what they are. Probably not the best setup in the world, but the ride isn't bone jarring and they've held up to over 50k miles of abuse since I installed em in January 2015.
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    He's the man, thats who he is. Lol.

    But really, he's @Realgib3, he's local and he's done great things for us and his own car here in NE OHIO
     
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    Dang, I wish I was a MSM member to get them for a steal. They're basically re-badged KW v3s, right? But those are normally like over $2k, IIRC.
     
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    Correct, with I think a slightly stiffer spring rate. They are $1525 with the MSM discount. Do two autox in the spring, submit results, order em!
     
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    Do 2 events*

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    I think one track day counts now
     
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    I need to look into that.
     
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    I wanted to fulfill it with ice racing this year but I don't think anything's probably frozen enough to drive on.
     
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    So something I didn't mention in the OP:

    We went with a PTE 5858 on my stock block at 124k miles. Ran it at 22psi, on a 2 gal e85 mix on said stock block to 161.5k. Then on the built motor with meth at 28psi for another 19k miles. I started noticing oil in my hotside piping and smoke at idle, which is when I pulled the trigger on a friend's 5862 and @Patrick Martz helped me with the swap a few weekends ago.

    This is what my JB 5858 looked like with nearly 60k miles on it when we pulled it. No shaft play, but the seals were toast.

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    My mess of an engine bay

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    that picture was creepy when I was laying under the car when there was no turbo in there.
     
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    Some small updates :
    Ebc red stuff pads and new centric rotors, new strut mount for passenger front, as well as ITFP filter changed. The ITFP was original and had 184,500 miles at time of removal. And I've been running anywhere from an e23 to e33 mix without running a tank of straight 93 octane since the car had 95k on it. Pretty filthy after all that time. Thanks Patrick for the help!

    Tuning will be wrapped up on a dyno once Mark gets back from vacation mid to late March. I'm sick of doing 55-120 pulls on the street lol

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