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DV5420
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Postby DV5420 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:14

Those are sweet! What fuel mileage does the grasshopper get?
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Postby vierte » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:14

hey were you out driving this morning around drake and college in the snow at about 6:30am? I think I pulled up beside you.. or another green grasshopper running around town.
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Postby kingtut » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:14

Did you give him the ole...
hi-im on mazda club-i like your car-its green and small-how you doing?-im not gay-(not that there's anything wrong with that)-but if i were, you're kinda cute-but i'm not-cuz i'm just saying hi-cuz of your car
.. wave?

You should have. He might have waved back.

I'm lovin' those rimz!!
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Postby vierte » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:14

Lol.. I did... Its probably why he hasn't responded yet! Might have creeped him out a bit.
2003 MazdaSpeed Potege: Wiseco Pistons, Molnar Rods, Walboro 255, Megasquirt Ecu, Front Mount, Daily Driver.

1991 Mazda Rx-7 Convertible: Rebuilt 4-Port Turbo Block, TII drivetrain swap, Walboro 255, Megasquirt, Aeromotive FPR, JIC coilovers, 4" Stainless exhaust, Ticket Getter.

1976 Honda CB750F: Cafe Racer, Powder coated, Rebuilt, re-bearing/bushing, tapered stem bearing upgrade, Garage Project

2014 Silverado: Mazda Support Vehicle

2003 Subaru Forester: What was I thinking?...

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Postby GrasshopperCO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

Terribly sorry for the late response...you didn't creep me out. I just keep forgetting to log on and check the forum :P

I don't think I was out that early last Monday, but you'll be able to notice my 2 because I those LED taillights and I now have aftermarket wheels:

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If you have a very keen eye, I also have LED turn signals as opposed to incandescent ones. I also have a CorkSport stubby antenna and a "CS" decal on my rear window.

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Postby GrasshopperCO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

DV5420 wrote:Those are sweet! What fuel mileage does the grasshopper get?


Right now, I'm averaging about 28 MPG because fuel mileage SUCKS in the winter, but during the rest of the year I usually average around 32-33.

On long road trips with primarily highway driving, I can get between 38-40 MPG.

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Postby vierte » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

Come to think about it.. the 2 I saw was on stock wheels.. so I obviously creeped out a complete stranger. nice.
2003 MazdaSpeed Potege: Wiseco Pistons, Molnar Rods, Walboro 255, Megasquirt Ecu, Front Mount, Daily Driver.

1991 Mazda Rx-7 Convertible: Rebuilt 4-Port Turbo Block, TII drivetrain swap, Walboro 255, Megasquirt, Aeromotive FPR, JIC coilovers, 4" Stainless exhaust, Ticket Getter.

1976 Honda CB750F: Cafe Racer, Powder coated, Rebuilt, re-bearing/bushing, tapered stem bearing upgrade, Garage Project

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2003 Subaru Forester: What was I thinking?...

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Postby kingtut » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

vierte wrote:I obviously creeped out a complete stranger. nice.


Ha ha, classic vierte..
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Postby GrasshopperCO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

Now I'm wondering just what you were doing when you pulled up alongside the other '2...LOL. There is a girl driving a green Sport like mine around town, and we wave at each other when we encounter one another around town.

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Postby GrasshopperCO » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

I take it the Protege is your DD, vierte?

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Postby vierte » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:14

lol classic.

Yea, it's the DD for now... none of my other vehicles go worth a damn in the snow... or the rain.. or anytime its not sunny. Hopefully I'll get a truck soon.. then I can turn up the boosties on the protege and start breaking things.
2003 MazdaSpeed Potege: Wiseco Pistons, Molnar Rods, Walboro 255, Megasquirt Ecu, Front Mount, Daily Driver.

1991 Mazda Rx-7 Convertible: Rebuilt 4-Port Turbo Block, TII drivetrain swap, Walboro 255, Megasquirt, Aeromotive FPR, JIC coilovers, 4" Stainless exhaust, Ticket Getter.

1976 Honda CB750F: Cafe Racer, Powder coated, Rebuilt, re-bearing/bushing, tapered stem bearing upgrade, Garage Project

2014 Silverado: Mazda Support Vehicle

2003 Subaru Forester: What was I thinking?...

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Postby GrasshopperCO » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:14

That's always the dream, isn't it? I don't and probably won't ever have a turbo, so I don't have a vague hope of breaking my engine bits that way :p

I think the next items on my list are to get new tires on it and drop it.

Food for thought - Toyota Tacomas are damn good trucks. My dad swears by them.

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Postby vierte » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:14

I've always loved Tacomas but I don't think one would be big enough for all the towing I plan to do.
2003 MazdaSpeed Potege: Wiseco Pistons, Molnar Rods, Walboro 255, Megasquirt Ecu, Front Mount, Daily Driver.

1991 Mazda Rx-7 Convertible: Rebuilt 4-Port Turbo Block, TII drivetrain swap, Walboro 255, Megasquirt, Aeromotive FPR, JIC coilovers, 4" Stainless exhaust, Ticket Getter.

1976 Honda CB750F: Cafe Racer, Powder coated, Rebuilt, re-bearing/bushing, tapered stem bearing upgrade, Garage Project

2014 Silverado: Mazda Support Vehicle

2003 Subaru Forester: What was I thinking?...

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Postby GrasshopperCO » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:14

Fair enough. It's finally starting to warm up! I can actually drive my car again without having to drive like a granny :P

By the way, I saw four Mazda 2s today around town, two of which were green...it was a bit weird. It was like I was seeing double haha


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