A Well Rounded Mazda With A Hood Dump
How long have you been working on your build? Has what you wanted changed along the way?
I bought the car bone stock 3 years ago. I had a vision from day one to build a well rounded car. I wanted to bag it and also put down power. For the past 3 years I've been striving to get to that point of having a clean build that will turn heads at shows and gap people on the street.
What is your favorite modification on your car right now?
My favorite mod right now is the big turbo setup I recently did (bnrs4, xspower manifold and Tial EWG with hood dump). Since the install the car has been so much fun to drive.
If you could do anything to your car, what would it be?
I really want to gut the car and do a half cage.
Form or function and why?
Both. Nothing wrong with wanting the best of both worlds.
What is your favorite thing to do with your car?
Work on it
What or who sparked your interest in the car world?
My dad initially got me into cars as a kid. But Need for Speed Underground is what got me interested in tuners.
If you could meet anyone in the car industry, who would it be?
I would love to be on Regular Car Reviews. I've been subscribed to the channel for years and love the videos he puts out.
What are your plans for the future?
My future plans are to build a dedicated track car. Unfortunately, there's other things that need to fall into place before that can happen but that is the plan for the future
What are your other hobbies?
I'm a musician, love to snowboard and love Cleveland sports.
Some advice from Jeff:
Make as many connections as you can with people in the community. They'll help you build your vision. Also keep an eye out on Facebook, instagram, etc. for used parts. You can save tons of money on used parts and progress your build faster. And build what yo want and like, not what others want you to build.
Jeff’s Build List:
-Open mouth grill
-Headlights done at home with demon eyes, halos and sequential turn signals
-Homemade fiberglass eyelids
-Rotiform NUE (18x9.5) powdercoated Illusion purple.
-Tinted Tail lights
- Tinted windows
-Project M sideskirt extension
-Project M wing extension
-Project M canards
-Project M front splitter
-Project M rear diffuser
-Rola roof rack w/ Yakima Space Cadet
-Airlift Performance with 3P Management
-Rear camber arms
-Adjustable toe arms
-Front mount intercooler
-Solid motor mounts
-3.5” jbr intake
-XsPower V3 exhaust manifold
-44mm Tial EWG
-Hood dump wastegate tube
-3" catless down pipe
-Upgraded fuel pump
-Cobb Accessport V3
-Custom tune by Purple Drank Tuning
-Powdercoated Intake manifold, exhaust manifold, intercooler pipes and valve cover
-Bride max low seats
-cipher auto harness bar
-Hardwood hatch floor
-5 gallon air tank powder coated to match wheels
-Dual 444cc compressors
-Homemade boost gauge pod with Glowshift tinted gauge
Thanks for sharing your car and yourself, we enjoyed getting to know you!
Want to keep up with Jeff’s build? You can follow him on Instagram @airogant_speed3