If you’re a fellow Mazda 3 owner and are into this “fitment” scene, there is a good chance that you probably know all the other “fitted” Mazda 3’s out there. There just aren’t enough fitted 3’s, especially as properly fitted as Shavi’s! His stance journey started out like any other tale of going with an aggressive look on a not-so-aggressive looking car. Not knowing much about what would fit and what wouldn’t, Shavi went with a rather aggressive set of wheels, hoping to score from the first try, but he soon learned that it wasn’t as easy as “mount on & drive away”.
The journey continued after switching to lowering springs, but as satisfying as that was, something was still missing. In the end it meant switching out the weak shocks and springs to a set BC Racing BR-RA Coilovers that had the ability to not only go as low as the car sits now, but he was quickly able to adjust it to whatever height and firmness he wanted. After some time, a set of SPC Rear Camber Arms were added to cut down the “extreme” poke that this car had going at one point. Make sure you hit the Read More button below for some more awesome pics.
18×9.5 +15 MB Wheels Battle – Gloss White
215/40/18 Sumitomo HTR Z-III
BC Racing BR-RA Coilovers
SPC Rear Camber Arms
The exterior was also tweaked a little bit for those extra points. Custom M-Style Rear Wing Lip and Garage Vary Replica Front Lip were added, and to finish things off, the Fogs have a Lamin-X Yellow overlays on them. Nice little touch if you ask us. The interior was kept relatively stock and simple for now, with things such as shifter extensions and bushings with a Black Stripped Bubble Shift Knob and of course the Auto Turbo Timer. Scroll down for a quick rundown of the “performance” specs.
Front Mount Intercooler Core & Piping from CXRacing set this car off up front, what do you say? Shavi is also running a RPMC Turbo Inlet Pipe, CP-E Xcel Cold Air Intake and a TurboSmart Dual Port BOV. For the exhaust system, he went with a Custom Stainless Steel Mandrel Bent 3.0″ Cat-Back Piping and a ASPEC Titanium Burnt-Tip, Angle Style Muffler w/3.0″ inlet & 4.25″ tip.
We would like to thank Shavi as well as our photographer Jeff Payuan for the dope shots. We would also like to give a shout out to everyone behind MazdaFitment, for all their love for Stance:Nation. If you drive a Mazda 3, you’ll want to check it out for sure! Until next time, take care!