I have been toying with the idea of making my Mazda3 different than the norm without going all crazy and bizarre with my car. What I want to do was to perform some mods that are clean, smooth, functional, beautiful and unique.
Some of you have read about the Type R red carpet kit that I have installed on my own car (I know, many of you have asked about making that kit available, I will soon But I am enjoying the novelty of being the only Mazda3 on the planet with the Red carpet) and I have added some other interior mods that are subtle but help to tie the whole package together.
But my next big project is creating a center exit exhaust for the first generation Mazda 3. You can see from the quick sketch the rough idea that I have for making it happen.
I am fortunate for my ties to the automotive industry (in particular manufacturing) and have already started talking about getting this made for me. I have already consulted my longtime friend Glenn @ Cam Tech Auto on the exhaust fabrication and it is a go from that perspective
But, I want to create either a carbon fiber or fiberglass rear valance section for the rear bumper to completely clean up the dual center exhaust tip installation.
What do you guys think? Let me know, how would you do it differently? If you have any sketches add links to your comments.
Owners of Mazda3 show cars have been popping up all over the country with Mazda3carpet.com molded carpet kits installed in their prized vehicles.
One such person is Troy from North Carolina and his 2004 Mazda3 sport:
“From the very moment I heard the buzz of a new carpet mold being made for the Mazda 3, I was beyond excited. The factory carpet is very thin and well let’s face it, was not meant to last forever.
For those that have daily drivers and put their cars through all sorts of weather conditions, you know all too well what happens over time.
This new carpet is easily 5 times better hands down.
Let me tell you, this is by far the best carpet I have ever felt.
The look, feel and texture are unmatched. If you are thinking about replacing your interior carpet, this is the way to go. The prices are perfect and the quality is top of the line. Also Mazda3carpet prides themselves on customer service.
If you are thinking about replacing your carpet, now is the time.”
Troy K. 2004 Mazda 3 Show car
Check out the Mazda3carpet.com decal on the door.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 – Vaughn, Ontario, Canada. After a few months of planning and pre-production, the very first Mazda3carpet.com Molded Carpet kit was unveiled to a group of Mazda3 enthusiasts at a Tim Hortons just north or Toronto.
The kit itself a Premium grade called Ultra Lux which is reminiscent of the premium flooring material used in luxury marques such as Cadillac, Audi, Mercedes Benz, etc.
All Mazda3carpet.com Molded Carpet kits feature cut pile nylon strands which are much thicker, substantial and has superior durability to the factory issued carpeting. The premium grade Ultra Lux features 40% more strands of nylon per square inch than the standard kit and provides a more plush and durable flooring material than even our standard kit.
The reviews from club members were glowing:
- “I can’t wait to get mine now!”, Dan F. (McGuyver_3) an automotive technician with a Toronto area BMW dealership and widely considered a Mazda3 customization/technical Guru by the large TorontoMazda3.ca community.
- “That is so much thicker than what I have in my 3.”, Joe, Mazda3 owner and enthusiast.
- Even others who didn’t own a Mazda3 were left with a positive impression, “Can you make that in blue for a Subaru STI?”
- Whitespeed3 commented, “I saw this kit last night pretty impressive, looks like a very good OEM fitment, and very thick and looks like it will be pretty durable”
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