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Member: redneckmx6
Vehicle: 1989 Mazda MX-6 FE3 Turbo ( More )
Location: United States
Last Updated: 18th December, 2006
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redneckmx6's Comments:

wonder what else I could do.........

Modification Listing

Cross-drilled rotors on all 4 corners, R&R Racing carbon brake pads


Pacesetter STS, Phantom Grip LSD, 9lb flywheel, ACT Xtremepressure plate, ACT street disc (good for 450ft/lbs) poly motor mounts


SDS programmable engine management system

Engine Swap:

J-spec FE3/1998cc-121.9cu in-2.0L/86mm bore-3.39cu in/86mm stroke-3.39cu in/cast iron block/aluminum head/DOHC/16 valves/9.2:1 compression/[stock DID NOT COME turbo charged-148bhp@6000rpm & 140ft/lbs@4500rpm]

Engine Work:

Motor now has different crank (my one secret), .20 over bore, custom wiseco 8.5:1 compression pistons, perfect circle rings, toga high flow oil pump, Nitrous Express wet kit jetted for 55 shot/ Maxspeed Motorsports oil cooler kit with oil temperature and oil pressure gauges all steel braided lines

Fuel System:

650cc injectors/ Walbro 255lph fuel pump/ MBX Motorsports ulitmate adjustable FPR kit with steel braided lines and liquid filled gauge

Head Work:

stiffer valve springs,stock everything else


Self made with K&N cone filter/ all my own 2 1/2" intercooler piping /Custom turbo manifold/ 3" turbo back mandrel bent exhaust/ Apexi Muffler


Two A-pillar gauge pods Autometer boost gauge & Greddy EGT gauge, 2gauge pod on dash with AEM wideband O2 with LED and digital readouts & Nitrous pressure gauge,2gauge pod on dash with Oil temperature gauge & Oil pressure gauge, Roll/Race bar with removable cross piece to allow access to back seat

Rolling Stock:

Motegi Racing MR-12's 16x7.5" [16.5lbs.] / Yokohama 205/55/16, Wife stole rims for her car now have black 3rd gen RX7 rims (much wider) 8.5", wrapped with 225/50/16 Kumho supra ecstas, and a set of BF Goodrich drag radials

Stereo System:



1993-1997 2nd gen mx6 Tokico illumina 5-way adjustable struts/ Arospeed adjustable coilovers/ Custom FSTB /RSTB off of mx6 with 4 wheel steering


COMPRESSOR SPECS: .60 A/R HOUSING,60 TRIM WHEEL* TURBINE SPECS: .63 A/R HOUSING STAGE 3 WHEEL Tial external wastegate, Turbo XS dual boost controller 8 PSI & HOLY SHIT!!! PSI/Isuzu NPR intercooler(core size:19"X8 1/2"X2 1/2")/ HKS super sequential BOV/ Maxspeed Motorsports oil feed and return kits with steel braided lines/ Nitrous Express N-tercooler kit (sprays nitrous to cool intercooler more)

Performance Statistics Top Rankings
Power Output: 400 wheel hp

Performance Comments:

I could go for more power but right around 400 horse will be just fine for me. this is an estimation given other fe3 motors with similar modifications

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engine (before)

engine (now)

Wife's ride.... she stole my rims

security system

side shot lowered now.....tire gap is only about 2 fingers

pillar gauge

for comparison that is a 10lb nitrous bottle

A little time and patience

front shot


when on engine stand

stand again
Readers Comments
Posted by: 2Rusty on May 9, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

You should get the trophy for this year's most improved MX-6 redneck. I can remember such a short time ago she was just another mild mannered 1st gen 4x4 (if you happen to consider the F2t torque monster mild mannered twisted.gif ). I applaud your jumping into the FE3 project so intensely. It's refreshing to see someone doing it right and not to half assed. Gotta get her on a dyno soon!

Posted by: redneckmx6 on May 14, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate it. And yes she has come a long way in the last year, and she will continue to go further

Posted by: mx68u on May 28, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

red hows the beast coming along?

i take it your working on the diff and gearing atm like suggested in other thread, you have an estimated ready time on this, i would love to hear your impressions of the phantom grip lsd as im hanging to get one myself. By the way wat sort of springs did you get with it, apparently there are three types, green (street), red (street/race), gold (race) that offer different properties...

Posted by: mazdaracer6903 on July 30, 2003 [ Car Profile ]

i like that engine swap i wanted to do that but i havet had to chance i got the motor for 300 but i havnt put it in yet still trying to figure out how to get it in could u l help me please. thx

Posted by: real_jamaicanz21 on July 17, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

nice car man....i got the same motor by chance do u have a shop service manuel on this motor.?

Posted by: antval on September 4, 2004 [ Car Profile ]

Nice car!! I wish I had the money to do a FE3 swap!!
But anyway do u have a part number on those pistons?? I want to get a set for my F2T 88MX6;;; check out my 6T
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