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John Shih: 2012 Mazda 3

TUNER BATTLEGROUNDS @ VIAS (MAR 28-APR 1, 2018)
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John Shih originally purchased his 2012 Mazda 3 as a daily driver just meant to commute around town. It only took a few years until he decided he wanted to turn it into a complete show car, meant to turn heads. Having already owned a track-built car made to go fast, he decided this Mazda 3 would be all show.

Owner: John Shih
Location: Delta, BC
Vehicle: 2012 Mazda 3
Horsepower: 140 whp
Club: Sovereign Fitment Society

SOCIAL:
Facebook: John Shih
Instagram: @monster_turbo

Photography by @etansinsta.

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE8

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Corksport Skyactiv SRI
Corksport rear engine mount insert
MazdaEdit custom tuned ECU

EXHAUST:
Corksport 2.5-inch cat-back exhaust

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Prosport Evo series water temperature gauge
Prosport Evo series oil temperature gauge
Prosport Evo series voltage meter

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE6

WHEELS & TIRES:
Work Meister M1 3P wheels - 18x9.5 -12 (f/r)
Nankang AS-1 tires - 215/40/18 (f/r)
Sickspeed gold lug nuts

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE2

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Airforce V3 Digital air-suspension kit
Corksport front camber plate
SPC rear camber arm
Mazdaspeed rear sway bar

BRAKES:
Hawk HPS brake pads

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE10

EXTERIOR:
Knightsport BL front bumper
STI front lip retrofit
Custom front lower crash bar
Bayson R side skirts
Bayson R side skirt extension
Custom rear bumper winglet
Custom front bumper winglet
Custom PSGWrap side panel graphics
Clinched NewType 70mm flares

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE4

LIGHTING:
GTA Retrofit custom headlights
Custom matte black low beam and turn housing
Custom gold high beam housing
Custom ironman low beam shroud
Custom switch back halo with white DRL and yellow turn signal
Custom RBG demon eye with Bluetooth enabled control
Bi-Xenon custom projector
Morimoto 6000K HID

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE3

INTERIOR:
Arc shift knob
NRG Neo-Chrome / White steering wheel
Cipher CPA1016 seats
Momo steering wheel hub adaptor
Blue LED footwell light
Blue LED glove box light
Custom fabric shift boot
Custom side panel fabric insert
BPG Auto custom twin sub box
BPG Auto custom false floor with amp mount
Custom hardwood floor trunk set up

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE7

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS DVD head unit
Power Acoustik GT5-2500W 5-Channel Amplifier
Pioneer TS-W254R 10-inch 4 ohm sub woofers (2)
Infinity Kappa 6x8 2-way Component Speakers (2)
Infinity Reference X-Series 6x8 2-way Speakers (2)
ScyTek back up camera
Playstation 2 glove box mounted
Playstation 3 trunk mounted w/ 18-inch monitor

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
2016 Griots JDM VS Euro - Best JDM
2016 Vancouver International Auto Show - Display Vehicle
2017 Vancouver International Auto Show - Display Vehicle
2017 Driven Vancouver - Best Mazda
2017 Stancewars - Top 100
2017 Summer Vibe Show - Best Mazda
2017 Summer Vibe Show - Best Interior Entertainment

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"I would have to say my Playstation set up in my trunk. It always draws crowd and is a great way to interact with people at the car show. I usually pop in some GT5 or WRC game and have a blast with people that come to see my car."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"With exterior and entertianment system dialed in, I will be focusing on some go-fast parts. Ideally some ITB setup for the engine and try to run it NA. Wire tuck is also in order."

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE9

SPONSORS:
Airforce Suspension
REV Performance
Stratified Tuning
PSGWrap
CS Mobile Autospa
GTA Retrofits
Vision Electronics
Work Wheels

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Stratified Tuning
Monster Garage
PAGWrap

John Shih 2006 Mazda 3 TBGLIVE5