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Not trying to sell anything (yet). Pmed admin about being site supporter. Ive been a site supporter on LXforums.com for a few months.

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Questions? One thing im not positive on is what model these fit (caliber, duh, se/sxt is what i mean). A quick look at my catalog shows me that the intake on all the 1.8, 2.0, and 2.4L Engines are the same (so im thinking this fits all models). The exhaust im showing a different part number for the AWD models. Ill give Mopar a call tomorrow and verify. Too bad they get off at 5 PM eastern time.
 

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Also, I guess it'd help to know if the clearances work for all transmission types. I've seen some catbacks not clear certain buldges on auto vs. manual trannies and stuff... and the initial CAI for the Mazda3 (I happen to have one) had trouble clearing the auto-transmission when they first came out... which caused some grief to some owners.

Man, that strut bar looks sweet ;)
 

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Also, I guess it'd help to know if the clearances work for all transmission types. I've seen some catbacks not clear certain buldges on auto vs. manual trannies and stuff... and the initial CAI for the Mazda3 (I happen to have one) had trouble clearing the auto-transmission when they first came out... which caused some grief to some owners.

Man, that strut bar looks sweet ;)
Well, from what i see in my parts catalog for the exhaust, it looks like it comes right off of the back of the motor (instead of down and around like import motors, mazda, honda are a few off the top of my head). The Caliber engine/trans is mounted alot like the Neon, with the exhaust side of the cylinder head facing towards the driver.

This leads me to believe that this will fit any trans type, but it doesnt hurt to double check myself.
 

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Yeah, mopar would have rigorously tested them I hope...
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holeydonut said:
Dude, it's monday - put the beers down and step away from the keyboard ;)


But yeah, now we need MOPAR springs ;)


Did you put an intake on your Mazda3? I was looking at an intake for my Mazda5 and realized the K&N is the same part no. for the 3. I was wondering what other parts would fit.
 

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Iv installed both the cold air intake and the strut bar. Intake bolted right in no problems, the strut bar didnt fit that well. Holes had to be made bigger @ the cowl mounting point, wasnt too happy with it.
 

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Did you put an intake on your Mazda3? I was looking at an intake for my Mazda5 and realized the K&N is the same part no. for the 3. I was wondering what other parts would fit.

No, I haven't touched my Mazda3 because I don't plan on keeping it after I start working... but I do know there were significant issues early on for Mazda3 owners.

That 2.3 MZR block in your Mazda5 will show up on a lot of Ford/Mazda products, but I think the general configuration of everything (throttle bodies, transmissions, pulleys, belts, whatever) will make it hard for you to just grab any ol' intake and hook it up. Even the 2.3 Mazda6 and the 2.3 Mazda3 have significantly different setups for their intakes.

Unfortunately, the market for CAI plumbing on a minivan (or whatever you want to call the Mazda5) is very low. I think you're better off just trying to make your own short-ram intake and hoping it doesn't throw a CEL due to the finicky air-flow sensors on the 2.3.

Oh - to clarify - the CAI manufacturers fixed the situation pretty quickly once they found that a change had to be made - it was just a 2 mm clearance issue that they remedied with the bends on the intake plumbing.
 

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Unfortunatly, Mopar had nothing to say about lowering springs, or any suspension modifications. They also told me that the parts i have listed above are the only ones avaliable at the current time.

And they (mopar) also said that the performance parts will fit all engines, 1.8, 2.0, 2.4. The guy i talked to told me that they havnt fitted the cat-back, or the header on the AWD version, so they are not sure if it will fit. I doubt it will, but dont really want to try to test fit one.
 

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Unfortunatly, Mopar had nothing to say about lowering springs, or any suspension modifications. They also told me that the parts i have listed above are the only ones avaliable at the current time.

And they (mopar) also said that the performance parts will fit all engines, 1.8, 2.0, 2.4. The guy i talked to told me that they havnt fitted the cat-back, or the header on the AWD version, so they are not sure if it will fit. I doubt it will, but dont really want to try to test fit one.

That's odd that they haven't test fit on a R/T Caliber... since you figure it'll be the R/T owners who will want a free-flowing exhaust (well, I'm just guessing that the owners with big motors care about performance)... although I guess if people really want the manual gearbox they'll opt for something else.

Weirdness.com
 

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holeydonut said:
Dude, it's monday - put the beers down and step away from the keyboard ;)


But yeah, now we need MOPAR springs ;)

HAHAHAHA........:D:D:D
 

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holeydonut said:
No, I haven't touched my Mazda3 because I don't plan on keeping it after I star.........ds on the intake plumbing.
Thanks man. You seem pretty knowledgeable with the Mazdas. What I was REALLY hoping was the Mada5 2.3 was the same engine as the Mazdaspeed6 without the turbo. I would definitely give up my warranty if I could bolt up a factory turbo to it.

BTW, who's manufacturing the Caliber parts for Mopar?
 

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Dunno man...Maybe Dan can help you out? :D
 

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The only Performance parts Mopar has in stock and ready to ship are the Cold Air Intake and the Cat Back Exhaust. The other stuff is all on backorder as of 04/11/06.
 

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Good to know dude.

Where do you get all this info? I think we have a new resident informative dude! :D
 

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OrangeRT here!

I wants the free flow exhaust!! Gimme gimme gimme. But alas, you are right I called my dealer a few days ago and he put me in touch with someone in Detroit who said they were unsure if the AWD R/T exhaust would work yet. They have a listing for the part but he said he did not think it was shippinp yet.

I will order the cold air intake shortly though, again I have an R/T and everything is unsure for this car.
 

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Lets see, do I wait and pay the license/registration first or order parts immediately... [/frets]

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If I told you... well, you know the rest.;)
LOL
 
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