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Cars > MazKid’s Garage > “Protege”


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Saint Louis, Missouri
United States


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1994 Mazda Protege LX 5-Speed (Protege)

Last updated Jan 25, 2009  

Photo of a 1994 Mazda Protege LX 5-Speed (Protege)


Vital Information

  • Purchased 10/18/04
  • Initial Purchase Price: $1,353
  • 151K miles(bought with 132K)
  • $800+ in initial Mazda parts/$200 in junkyard parts to bring car up to good condition
  • Highest attained speed: ~140mph - followed by the smell of pistons #3 and #4 melting. :(
  • When the car was N/A:
  • Fastest 1/4 mile time: 16.5 @ 84mph(contributing mods at the time: RX-7 B-code AFM, test pipe/stock exhaust/BJ Protege muffler, Miata wheels and tires)
  • Dynoed 3/18/07 on a Mustang Dyno - 121.3whp, 114wtq, simulated 1/4 mile run of 16.25, wieght listed for the Protege was too heavy

Factory Options

  • 14" Alloy wheels
  • Mudflaps
  • "HARD" suspension (?)


BPT Engine modifications

  • Familia GT-X BPT, 72K KMs, BP26 ECU, US wireharness, added 4 wire TPS connector, 4 wire O2 sensor
  • RB Performance/Steve's(TurboProto) FMIC kit - Click here for details
  • 2.5" downpipe-back custom exhaust
  • Maz1.8T's 60A front & rear solid motor mounts
  • K&N cone
  • Miata battery
  • Honda coolant overflow tank
  • TorqFlo 16" radiator fan
  • PLX DM-5 wideband/gauge

N/A BP Performance parts

Drivetrain Modifications

Suspension Modifications

  • ZX-2 S/R shocks
  • Eibach springs
  • Familia GTX front strut tower bar
  • Ractive rear strut tower bar
  • MX-3 GS "Performance Rod" AKA rear tie bar

Interior Modifications

Exterior Modifications

  • Familia GTX front bumper
  • 323 Sedan trunk garnish(from NZ, thanks Lunacy!)
  • '92 MX-3/929 "square" Mazda grill emblem(like the '92 MX-3 steering wheel)


  • 2001-2003 Miata 5 spoke 16X6.5 15.5lb wheels
  • 205/45 Toyo Proxes FZ4s
  • Winter Wheels: Miata "hollow spoke" 14X6 10.8lb
  • Winter Tires: 185/60 2 Mirada GT-X and 2 Lemans

Coming soon:

  • Familia rear bumper, the one CorkSport doesn't normally sell, the one that matches my front bumper(Ordered!)
  • '93 MX-3 Recaros/new seat fabric(maybe)
  • Suspension maybe - ZX-2 stabilizers, possibly MX-3 rear suspension/subframe, who knows.

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