A. Ive got one
B. Try to get the manual, the auto slushbox is a little slow (8.9 second 0-100 compared to the manuals 7.6 second)
C. A miller cycle supercharged version of the 2.5L engine was available (not for us as usual)- mechainically similiar to the 2.3L miller cycle in the eunos car. - range of kits are availiable - plenty of turbos too - but these come in at nearly 7000K AUS - do you really want to spend nearly the price of the car on a blower ?
D. Pleanty of performance mods out there, probably a hi flow exhaust and extractors would be the way to go. Plus don't try crap like rampods - the v6 already has a cold air ram, and as its a jap engine, its a bit sensitive.
E. The japanese version of the engine had slightly different intake manifolds and was good for 149kw (KL-ZE )
F. Best website is http://members.ozemail.com.au/~petle/tx5/
- also includes a translation of the mechanical engineers brief to mazda on the development and creation of the motor (interesting read) - http://members.ozemail.com.au/~petle...cs/engine.html
G. Stock form manuals can beat up EL XR6s, beat a few auto 5 litres too - more to do with the other cars driver I assume though.
H. The car only weighs 1100kg - thats why the bastard flies, and can beat cars like xr6s and some 8s.
I. Suspension can "wear-out" - I need to put some new shocks in mine as its a little bit bouncey. but Im not ready to pay $900 just yet.
J. Both gearboxes on the v6 versions were shared with the 4 cyl - what does this mean - don't be stupid with the car or u'll be up for a new box.