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Mazda Protege, Mazda Protege5, Sedan, Wagon
#1143 of 1221 Where can I buy a body kit for 1992 mazda protege?
Jul 11, 2005 (12:14 am)
I've been searching for 3 months, ever since i bought the car off my friend cause i wanted a manual. I was able to find everything i wanted except for a body kit, and a wrx sti carbon fiber hood replica, my friend said i can put it on there. If your reading this and your wondering if i know about cars, yes i'm a idiot, i really don't know and i need assistance!
#1144 of 1221 seat heaters for my protege5
Jul 11, 2005 (7:10 am)
Has anyone installed seat heaters in their protege? I know it's a strange topic for summer, but I have the time now to install. I'm looking for brand recommendations and installation tips. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2005 (8:32 am)
Has anyone installed front door speakers other than 5X7/6X8 in a 3rd generation pro? I'd like to change to a 6 1/2 or 6 3/4 component system, but things look pretty tight in there.
#1146 of 1221 2003 protege roof rack
Jul 26, 2005 (9:57 pm)
as you can guess, i'm looking to put a roof rack on my 2003 protege. It has the factory installed sun roof and i am trying to find where i can purchase an OEM roof rack, short of going to the dealership. Any suggestions or websites?
Jul 28, 2005 (12:31 pm)
The OEM rack looks best. Others clip onto the door frames, and may let water get past the weather seals. Saying that, I have an aftermarket roof rack for carrying two bikes. I just install it when I need to use it and store it in the house other times.
#1148 of 1221 Cheap Mod Chips on EBay
Sep 03, 2005 (10:46 pm)
Does anyone in this forum know anything about these mod chips that sell for $30 - $50 that are supposed to boost HP by about 20hp ? Does anyone have any experience with them installed on their MP5 ? These chips look really bootleg but I was wondering if it was worth a buy ........... I have a stock 2003 MP5 and in need of any type of boost in power !
#1151 of 1221 lots of ques about adding accessories...
Sep 08, 2005 (2:39 am)
Hi, Hope you guys don't mind all of my questions. I have a 01' Protege (LX 2.0) and i'm planning to change out my stock audio system (the digital display is messed up) but wanted to know if I should change out my speakers too.
Does any one know what the watts are for the stock speakers? I'm just looking to get a richer/better sound quality. (sorry dumb ques. here) If I change the speakers, they will be hidden under the speaker covers like the stock ones?
I noticed that the ES trim has white gauges on the odometer, what is the backlight color? Would I be able to order those through Mazda? I just have the boring green with the black background.
Last question for now, The black trim on the outside window/doors, are the replaceable? My passenger side is all faded and peeling.
Thank you in advance!
#1152 of 1221 Aftermarket sound system.
Sep 09, 2005 (5:33 am)
The stock speakers are OK, but aftermarket ones can definitely sound better. When you look at power ratings of speakers, also look at the low end. That will tell you how much power needs to feed the speakers before sound will come out. It's a measure of efficiency. Some Rockford-Fosgates won't even peep until you give them 8W. My Pioneers start around 4W, so I actually could set my volume roughly 30% less than I had it with my factory speakers and still be satisfied with the sound.
Get ones with rubber surrounds. It lasts longer than the foam on the stock speakers. Get non-paper cones (paper is usually found on cheaper speakers) as well. 2-way, 3-way or 4-way is up to your budget and hearing ability. The stock use "whizzer" cones for the higher frequencies, so they're kinda like 2-way speakers. Don't get me wrong, the stock speakers are decent (the ones in the Corolla and Civic are puny), but you can do better.
Look on-line at Crutchfield for equipment that fits with your LX. If you stick with those that fit, you won't have to cut holes in your doors or rear shelf. They'll also tell you what head units fit. The downside of Proteges is the pocket for the head unit isn't that deep (something like 6.13 inches), so that limits the selection a lot. Others will fit with modification, but the faceplate will jut out from the dashboard.
The back-light color on ES and P5 Pros is red.
The black trim is just black plastic film. You can replace it yourself. With care, it will look like new. I'm suprised yours is fading. My '99 has fresh-looking trim still. Of course, it gets garaged nights and weekends, so it is spared some exposure.