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    Default Just got the MPS6 yesterday..... just brilliant!

    Hi ozmpsclub,
    I have spent the last two weeks reading over your very informative forums. Thank you to all those who have spent time answering all of the questions I had in one way or another.

    Last night I picked up the 2006 Mazda 6 MPS, it is a dream to drive, and just a pleasure to sit in. I am looking forward to catching up with some other MPS owners in the near future.

    I have one question regarding stock panels or fixes for the car, It has been a family car in the past and has some minor cracks (front splitter) and I would like to either repair them or buy a replacment one. Is their someone other than mpsgararge or is that the best bet?

    Thanks
    Tim

    PS: ill post some pics once I have had an afternoon to give it a polish.

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    Welcome Tim, where you from and what colour is the new car and there is a post here for your splitter which I will try and track down for you...



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    Hi 240MPS thanks for the quick reply! I'm in Sydney (North Rocks) the car is that deep silver. Thanks for the link

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    Smile Mps rehab for turbo junkies u can checkout but u can never leave!!!!

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    Welcome Tim and congrats on your purchase, you've bought one fine ride, enjoy

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    another sydneysider
    glad to hear people could help you out with purchasing a car that you're enjoying
    hope to see you on a cruise soon

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    Welcome - and great to see another 6 - hope to meet you on a cruise soon.

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    Hi Tim and to ozMPSclub!

    Glad you're liking your ride and by all means any other questions fire away. If you have any pics of the front splitter damage, post them up. We can maybe come up with a few ideas/solutions. If you're happy with the link Rino attached, let me know if you have any questions as it was myself and Toddy22587 that attempted two types of Front lip installs on our rides. If you want some info on mods, pics or a few how to's check out the forums in the respective sections or you're welcome to have a browse on my RR (see link below on sig) thread.

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    Thanks for welcome everyone.
    I'd just like to clarify why I am so impressed with the ozMPS's web page, you answered all my questions... and I didn't have to ask any, all the answers were already in posts. thanks

    The two main fixes that will bug me until they are done are the front splitter and the rear plastic inserted panel (due to a tow ball). I have attached some basic pics of the damage. The car has been lowered (looks awesome) but this has caused the front splitter issue. I will remove the tow bar this weekend and see if i can do a temp fix on that rear piece.

    thank you for the info and that awesome post from rogwick thanks for pointing it out 240MPS. if you have had any similar issues or have some ideas I would appreciate the input.

    photos are still on the way but I am embarrassed to post anything without giving the car the wash it deserves.

    Thanks
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    Timmy, glad to hear you're getting all the info and we have just sat back and let you read! lol

    Thanks for the pics and yes, I can see why you would be seeking a repair. Wow your car is low!! Ok, for the splitter, best check here - - itching-front-lip-mazda-6-mps - - scroll to Mal's (kmh001) comments and you will find a little info on the splitter and some handy images. If I were you and considered fixing this, I would try a Mazda wrecker, online or maybe Mazda parts to purchase a new splitter and install it.

    As for the rear, a shame about that crack. Again, wrecker, online or Mazda parts for a new one. OR for both the above, I'm not sure how talented you are or what friends and family you may have access to, maybe the rear could be plastic welded, glued, putty, respray?? All these things come in to mind that may be cheaper. Depends how bad the front splitter is cause you could sand it back so it's even, apply a black paint and go with our DIY LIP thread and you won't even notice the fix.

    In any case some new parts would probably look the goods, but at a price!

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    Welcome, Congrats and Enjoy

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    update! Just pulled the tow ball off, the reason for the rear crack was because when fitting the tow pack they had to leave some of the plugs lose... so when the car flexed it had no anchor point and just snapped (tore) the rip in the rear panel. If you are thinking of fitting a tow pack it might be worth researching other ways to fit it without compromising that plastic panel (for the mps6).

    am awaiting a phone call from various wreckers regarding a replacement rear section and a new front splitter.

    does anyone have a link (or phone number) for new Mazda pieces? Thanks for the feed back and advice guys. those links are great Rogwick.

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    You might have to give Mazda Australia a ring and they can put your through OR ring up your local Mazda dealer and ask what the official part number is for the front splitter and maybe get a price. I've rang up Mazda plenty of times to ask for parts etc. They should have just about everything listed on a system. Unless you have a look online and you can find a part you need, something like this (just one that sells the front splitter! And is local!!)

    StreetUnit.com - Premier MAZDA/MAZDASPEED SPECIALISTS

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    If you want to replace these parts, the parts department of your nearest Mazda dealer will probably give you the best result.

    The front splitter comes in 3 pieces. The reference numbers are 51-9LO ($47-50), 51-9KO ($47-50) and 51-9J1A ($97). I'd also recommend replacing some (8) of the screw plugs 50-022B. You'll also need some special rivets to assemble the lip, 51-833, from memory I think there are 7 of them. As a rough guide I've included the prices I paid for these parts last year.

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    Good luck with the fix ups. Good way to learn about your car as well.

    I agree when you say this forum rocks. No issues with answering questions, even noob ones like I ask.

    Put up some picks when you're happy it's clean enough. Other members here don't worry too much about it...;-p

    Enjoy!

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    Washed the car today, it looks great. I posted some pics on the my ride forum
    http://www.ozmpsclub.com/forum/membe...tml#post126821

    Has anyone ever attached an APEXI rsm meter to their car? If you have where did you fit it? I have one sitting int he shed that I had in my WRX it has the G-force sensor which was kind of fun... seeing how many G's you can pull around a corner. if you have one a pic would be appreciated and any fitting tips.

    Thx Tim

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