Hello Minnesota!

Discussion in 'The Intros' started by jdeves, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    I lurk here every once in a while and today I saw the Stellar Autoworks alignment day and decided it was time to join so I can get in on that.

    I drive an 06 Mazdaspeed6 Side View Front View

    I live up in BP and work in Golden Valley so you might see me on 169. I also have a Suzuki SV1000S that is my summer toy.

    I'm huge into modding and still have a bit to go to be at a point where I'll consider myself "done".

    Current list is ATP GT3071 Turbo, FMIC, Custom Full 3" Air intake, Ported IM w/VTCS garbage removed, ATP 3" downpipe,
    upgraded rear motor mount, SURE rear differential mounts (to be installed), PT-P HPFP, Turbosmart DualPort BOV, Grimmspeed EBCS, H&R Lowering Springs
    I think thats it? I also have also done all the normal removal stuff people do... balance shaft, egr, throttle body coolant bypass...
    Hoping to pick up some lightweight rims and tires this spring.

    I'm currently making ~350 awhp at 25psi I tune with Versatuner and have a long way to go with my tune...
  2. mndsm

    mndsm I'M OFFENDED!

    Yeah, we love havin' new folks aboard! What took you so long?
  3. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT New Member

    Welcome to the forum. That's a pretty good set of mods you got going. Where'd you dyno? I'd think that'd be a reasonable Mustang dyno # - definitely got plenty of room left though.
  4. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    I'm active on msf.org because its speed specific. Even there though I only have like 100 posts. I'm more of a lurker ;-) I like to go to events though so I'll be looking forward to that this summer.
  5. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    I dynoed at MAP during the boost for boobies event. Hoping to do the same again this summer or get in on any other dyno day.
  6. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT New Member

    Dang, I've been there every year but must have missed your run. We MIGHT get another dyno day together this year at MAPs new shop, otherwise another forum will and we can piggyback on it. I definitely need to get new #s too and I'm sure a few others were would be interested.

    Where's your stomping grounds? We'll see ya at alignment day, if not sooner.
  7. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    Yeah the day gets pretty long. Its hard to see every single car that goes through. I live on the west side of Brooklyn Park so I'm around there or Maple Grove Arbor Lakes area a lot and work at General Mills so mostly NW suburbs.
  8. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    Nothing like a new member coming along and making my ms6 look like a pile lol. Welcome aboard. Nice to see a new guy wanting to get out to some events.
  9. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    Haha seems like you have your hands full already with that crazy miata build. That thread is half the reason I joined this site. I can't wait to see how that turns out. I'm jealous of your cf hood too. Have pics somewhere? I'd absolutely love to get one but I don't think my wife would ever let me drop a grand when "I already have a perfectly good hood". Maybe a big ice chunk will fall on it this winter :D I actually might have seen you one day coming back from the airport on 35W I highly doubt there is another silver speed6 around with a CF hood...
  10. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    Well your car is exactly the same color as mine.... and I still have my dented one... perhaps if something were to say... "damage" your hood, you could convince her a cf one is in order :D lol.

    I actually got mine because a tree attacked my car. And it was cheaper to replace than getting a new factory one and having it painted. So my insurance pretty much bought it for me. I think the cf one was like 800 shipped from street unit. And it was 700 for factory unpainted.

    Here is the best latest pic of mine I could find
  11. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    Maaaaan thats sick. Have you thought about Blacking out your front emblem? It might by too subdued though... Anyway, I like the car a lot. I always want to do something exterior cuz I feel like mine is too plain but I can't ever come up with anything I'd really like to do. CF hood would be awesome but too much money when I have go fast mods to do.
  12. 007CobaltLS

    007CobaltLS Member

    Welcome aboard from the non-Mazda owner...I am pretty sure I've seen you around...I live in Blaine and work in Golden Valley.
  13. ohsixspeedsix

    ohsixspeedsix Owl Exterminator!!

    I actually used to have the emblem blacked out. But I was Meh about it. So I painted the grill bar and surrondong area black to go with the hood and left the emblem chrome which just looked better imo. I am just waiting to buy the matching cf badgeless grill off of a fellow member. Lol.

    Exterior stuff. That was the first thing that came to my mind when I bought the car. I was like, I've got a speed 6 now I need to make it look like no other ms6 out there. So I did the cf vinyl stripes down the rocker and painted the wheels with that pattern in the pic. Now I just wanna keep doing more. But I also am trying to save the cash to get some full adjustable coils for auto crossing. I plan on building a bunch of cf pieces myself for the ms6 this summer though. So if you ever want any little aero pieces (lips, spoilers, skirts, diffusers, interior pieces, etc) hit me up. I might be able to make them by the bunch.
  14. AJ

    AJ 110 HP of FURY!

    Welcome, you're in my neck of the woods. I'm in Crystal, off Bass Lake.
  15. jdeves

    jdeves New Member

    Wow that sounds really interesting. I can't wait to see what you do. I had a snow bank incident last year that resulted in me losing all the stock black plastic under the bumper so a nice CF lip to replace it would be a dream.

    Thanks to everyone else for welcoming me! (even if you aren't a mazda driver)
  16. I love exterior mods!!!! FORM>FUNCTION.....at least for me. Welcome!!!!
  17. matt8478

    matt8478 New Member

    Welcome to the site. Love the car, always wanted a speed6 but couldnt find one with low miles. So i got the speed 3 which i am extrmely happy with.
  18. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Welcome to the site.

    Car looks great.
  19. JohnnyT

    JohnnyT New Member

    If you want ideas for exterior stuff...here's my old car:



    Wheels obviously make a big impact. I had tinted CAR-LED tails and just about every other light possible, blacked out emblems, reflectors, exhaust tips, etc. It got a lot of 'WTF is that car?" faces. I also did the garage door lip for about 4 hours and didn't like it.
  20. escort1991

    escort1991 New Member


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