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Why Your Mazdaspeed 3/6 Still Needs OEM Parts To Go Fast

Mazdaspeed 3 / 6

Why Your Mazdaspeed 3/6 Still Needs OEM Parts To Go Fast

By: Alan Jackson / January 25th, 2017

Mazda OEM Parts are as important to going fast and achieving high horsepower on your Mazdaspeed 3 or 6 as the massive turbos spinning up all witchcraft behind the engine. Without crucial Mazda OEM parts, of which there are no adequate alternatives, you can not properly assemble a built motor, or even pump oil through it.

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The Biggest Little Turbo: BNR S4 for Mazdaspeed 3 and 6

Tech / Parts / Mazdaspeed 3 / 6

The Biggest Little Turbo: BNR S4 for Mazdaspeed 3 and 6

By: Alan Jackson / March 10th, 2016

BNR Turbos have come a long way in the last few years.  During this time, it's been common to compare them to a bolt-on ATP turbo setup.  They're very similar in actual functionality at the end of the day.  I have always been a proponent of the ATP turbos. I personally had the first ever bolt-on style GTX3071 for a Mazdaspeed on my '08 MS3 which I installed in August of 2011. That turbo is still running around putting out 380whp on the guy’s car (twin-charged MS3) who I sold it to when I upgraded in 2012 to an HTA3586. It is now going on six years old, and if that doesn’t speak to the quality of ATP/Garrett turbos, I don’t know what does.

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Stock MAF vs. Big MAF Housing

Tech / Mazdaspeed 3 / 6

Stock MAF vs. Big MAF Housing

By: JP Alonso / January 11th, 2016

Over the years, we’ve found that many people who are modifying their MAF controlled car have a misunderstanding of what needs to change or be modified in order to make more power when it comes to the intake system.  Sure, a bigger intake typically yields more power through less restriction and more airflow.  But increasing the size of the intake diameter isn't the only thing you have to worry about in a MAF based car and it doesn’t have anything to do with actual power production. 

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Running E85 On Your Mazdaspeed

Tech / Mazdaspeed 3 / 6

Running E85 On Your Mazdaspeed

By: Alan Jackson / January 8th, 2016

The Mazdaspeed 3 and 6 have been on the market since 2005 in the UK, Australia, and Japan, and since 2006 in the US and Canada. We are finally tapping in to the full potential that they have to offer. One of the ways we can tap that potential is through running E85 fuel. So whether you are daily driving a weekend warrior or building an all-out track monster, here is what you need to know about running ethanol in your direct injected Mazda.

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CP-E Atmosphere Kit Now Available in

Parts / Mazdaspeed 3 / 6

CP-E Atmosphere Kit Now Available in "Bare Bones" Format for Mazdaspeed 3

By: JP Alonso / January 7th, 2016

Most people in Mazdaspeed 3 and 6 aftermarket community are well aware of the turbo manifold that CP-E offers in multiple configurations.  Since it's release a few years ago, it has been available as an independent manifold outside of the turbo kit it was originally designed around with 3 different flange options.  All being stock location setups, it's available with the Tial V-Band turbine housing flange, the Precision V-Band flange, and the very popular stock turbo flange for many bolt on style turbo upgrades.  

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