Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

Brian Mundy won the crowd with his 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo in the Tuner Battlegrounds: LIVE Battle at Importfest!

Photos by Ryan Winton

ESSENTIALS // Owner: Brian Mundy // Location: Petawawa, ON, Canada // Vehicle: 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo // Car Affiliation: Street Authority // Horsepower: 400

Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

ENGINE MODIFICATIONS // Mazda FS 2.0L Aluminum Head / Iron Block // Pauter Rods // Arias Pistons 8.5:1 // Rotating Balance // Alignhoned // DOC B Positive Pressure Oil System // Steed Speed T3 Manifold // Garrett GT3071 0.63  BB Turbo // Tial (38 mm V Band liquid cooled waste gate, 50 mm “Q” blow off valve) // Custom valve cover and overflow (Signature by Bryan Lawlor) // 505 Intake manifold with Velocity Stacks // BBK Mustang 65 mm throttle body // Haltech PS1000 standalone ECU // Custom Trigger (36-1+1) // 1000 cc injectors (Bored 550cc STI injectors) // Sequential Injection // Direct Fire AEM CDI COP conversion // IQ3 Digital Display Solution, Boost By Gear // ECU Speed Controlled electric coolant pump

DRIVETRAIN // Fully Custom Transmission // PAR Straight Cut Gears Set Specified Ratios // Final Drive 4.105 // Quaife ATB Limited Slip Diff // SPEC Clutch (Stage IIIr Disk, Stage IIIr Pressure Plate, 6.8 Lb Flywheel) //Shaft Master Unequal Length driveshafts

Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES // WORK Emotion Kai Forged aluminum wheels - 18×7 (f/r) // Yokohama PARADA SPEC2 tires - 215/35 R18 (f/r) // K-Sport (14" eight-piston brake system, hydraulic hand brake) // Willwood (idependant master cylinders, proportioning valve, balance bar) // 13" rear brakes

Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

SUSPENSION // Aggressive Auto Culture adjustable multilink suspension // K-Sport RR Aluminum Coil Over suspension // AWR (21 mm Anti-sway, adjustable endlinks, trailing arm)

Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

EXTERIOR // Full OEM JDM Mazda SPORT 20 Conversion // Full Weight Reduction // Rear flat diffuser // Aggressive Auto Culture bumper sag fix bracket

Final Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 TurboFinal Drive: Brian Mundy's 2002 Mazda Protege 5 Turbo

INTERIOR // Sparco (seats, pedals) // TWM shifter // GT Spec braces // AEM gauges // Autometer gauges // Aggressive Auto Culture Nardi Trophy steering wheel

SPONSORS // Aggressive Auto Culture

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