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came across a great deal on an mx-3 on craigslist.


no - that's not a dent on the fender.. just lighting..



It has suspension (not sure which, but very slight lowering, and some sort of adjustable insert); rims, near new tires, headunit/speakers, black altezza tails, fresh paint (mazda orange copper melt - used to be teal) and a KL swap.

the bad news is that the KL was over-revved bad. makes all sorts of noises.. doesn't smoke very bad, but smokes. bad knocking and sputtering. I bought it knowing this, obviously.. hence the great price (all told, even if i spend another 1200 on it, putting an engine in, i'll still come out paying less than a bone stock 3 in good condition.)

I'm pretty much betting the engine is toast.. or at least not worth pulling the heads to find out.

This will be my daily, so i'm debating just getting another DE to put into it, or finding a GOOD ze.

right now its parked at my job for safe keeping. I'll register it and get it on the road as soon as i drop an engine in.

With that said - i have a few questions. in mx3 KL swaps... where the 3 tranny is kept.. which clutches am I shopping for? mx3 or mx6? or does it not matter? I'm assuming mx3 clutch (already kept the mx3 flywheel)
 
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looks clean.

how much did you pay? :D
 

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nice. I like the color.
 

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With that said - i have a few questions. in mx3 KL swaps... where the 3 tranny is kept.. which clutches am I shopping for? mx3 or mx6? or does it not matter? I'm assuming mx3 clutch (already kept the mx3 flywheel)
MX6 clutch. For all practical purposes beyond gear ratios the mx3/mx6/probe/626 trannies are the same. You will find when swapping mx6/probe/626 trannies into an mx3 that you have to move some studs around and swap over a few sensors.

If you have anymore questions about it PM me. I'm sure I'll have answer to a great deal of your questions.

And btw, that mx3 looks real nice.
 

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Nice little daily driver.

I just picked up a Grand Cherokee Limited for my winter ride. It's only the 4.7, but it moves pretty good.
 

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So what happened to the Paseo?
 

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Looks really nice. Most of the time I would stay away from buying other peoples modified cars, but in this case, that person did a great job.

Very nice man.
 

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I was looking at that car aswell a month ago, good luck with it. Maybe when its done being your DD ill take it off your hands
 
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