Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Project Mazdaspeed Protegé

Project Mazdaspeed Protegé

Saying Goodbye Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Staff
Sep 23, 2004
0411tur_01z+mazda_protege_mazdaspeed+right_front_view Photo 1/12   |   Project Mazdaspeed Protegé

It really sucks because we were about to drop the hammer on our long-termMazdaspeed Protegé when we had to say goodbye a few months early.Plus we lost a free ride.

We even considered changing the name of the project to Project Perplexedbecause the car's response to the performance parts we installed was baffling.The feisty four would run off-the-chart rich. Engine additions addressingrestrictions exiting the engine and enhancing the charge air entering the enginedid little to raise the air/fuel ratio. Even a factory-mandated ECU reflash failed tohelp. What's worse is that the new programming took away some of theprogress we made.

These photos and dyno charts outline the highlights of Project Protegé.Relying on the factory ECU for tuning we coaxed an additional 61.1 whp out ofthe Mazda and can report it was eager to shred rubber in first, second and thirdgears. Overall, the Mazdaspeed is a great project platform.

By Staff
144 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE HOW TO

One of the best things you can do to improve the handling of any car from the '90s is to add a set of modern-day coilovers.
Mike SabounchiFeb 5, 2016
Air Lift Performance's latest delivers new levels of low for the Honda S2000.
Bob HernandezFeb 4, 2016
We test our long term GTI with the latest mods on the dyno and at the track
Michael FebboFeb 2, 2016

Featured Video

CLICK TO PLAY WITH AUDIO
Make sure your street car has all the stopping power it needs before you find yourself walloping into something.
Aaron BonkJan 14, 2016
The latest and greatest for the F80 M3/F82 M4, X6 M, Mark 2 and 7 GTI, F56 Mini, AMG CLA45, and others.
Bob HernandezJan 11, 2016

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP