Home of the MPV TT

WARNING: This website contains ingenuity, do not try this at home.

WARNING: This website contains ingenuity, do not try this at home.

Expandmenu Shrunk


MPV TT

1993 Mazda MPV

Picture

A lot of people ask me why I used the MPV as a platform for this swap.  My answer is simple: because it’s the car I had, and I love these vans.  In its stock form this 1993.5 MPV came with a 3.0L JE V6, RWD, 4-link coil suspension, seating for seven, rear air conditioning and a very robust towing package.  The MPV was also offered with a 4×4 option including a locking diff, making it the most robust van of it’s time, and arguably today.  At this time, many minivans had an emergency brake operated by your left foot in the driverside footwell, but the MPV had a hand operated e-brake allowing powerslides to be preformed with ease.  Mazda kept this same platform from its introduction in 1989 until the demise of the RWD MPV in 1999.  Through this time the MPV evolved from three doors to four, rear drum brakes to discs, and included options like a moon roof!!!Just before I commenced the swap, I dynoed the MPV to find out it has a whopping 103 horsepowers going to the wheel through the stock open differential.  When I finished the swap, the MPV dynoed at an awesome 388 horsepowers to the rear wheel!!!  I am still currently running on the stock differential with all the power going to the wheel with the least traction (not the best design for driving in Seattle).  It has been known in some groups as the “One Tire Fire.”  This page covers all current modifications installed on the MPV.


Accomplishments and Awards

Best ET: 14.061 Jun 10, 2009
Best MPH: 102.09 Jun 5, 20101st Place Miscellaneous Category – NWN XXX Show  Jun 27, 2009
CarDomain Show Off of the Week Jan 9, 2011
Best Tuner – 3rd Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation Car Show Aug 7, 2011
Featured in Modified Magazine- Street Car Issue July ’12

Associated Links

Modifications

Exterior:

Custom trailer receiver
Custom rear bumper
Custom hood vents
Fog lights
Reverse lights

 

Interior:

Custom center counsel
Custom gauge panel by Advanced Waterjet Cutting and Design
Relocated column shifter to floor (from a Z32)
Rear heater delete
Autometer Phantom Gauges
-Speedo
-Tach
-Wideband x 2
-Water Temp
-Trans Temp
-Oil Temp
-Oil Press
-Fuel Press
-Boost
-Fuel level

Engine:

Stock JDM VG30DETT
Removed all and any emissions crap (Carbon canister, EGR etc…)
Coolant to throttle body bypass
Single Fuel Pressure Regulator set-up
Unorthodox Racing water pump, alternator, and power steering aluminum pulleys
Flex-a-lite electric fan
Aluminum Performance Radiator
JECS 555 Injectors
Dual Z32 MAF’s
Dual HKS SSQV
Dual stock DSM sidemount intercoolers
Hallman Manual Boost Controller
Chromex ceramic coated upper plenum and coolant pipes by Performance Coatings
Sun Hyper Ground System
300ZX NA power steering pump
Oil filter relocator kit
Fluidyne High Performance 15 row oil cooler
Magnaflow Performance Satin SS Muffler
Z1 Motorsports Split SS Downpipes
Custom full SS 2 ½ inch intercooler piping by Pina Motorsports
Custom full SS 2 ½ inch exhaust by Pina MotorsportsDrivetrain:
Custom 1-piece driveshaft by Aukeen Drivelines
Z1 Motorsports upgraded Auto Transmission
Precision Industries 3600 Stall 9.5″ Dragon torque converter
Hayden Automotive 678 Trans Cooler with custom fan set-up
Stock open diff

Electronics:

Nistune
A’PEXi SAFC II
Walbro 255LPH fuel pump
Alpine W-205
Alpine Type-S 6.5″ Components
Resonant Engineering XXX 12″
Audiobahn A2200HCT
Stinger 200 Amp relays
Stinger wiring/terminals/distribution blocks
Kinetic HC1800

Brakes/Suspension:

300ZX  30mm 4-Pot aluminum calipers with home brewed mounting brackets
Custom SS Brake lines from American Hose and Fittings
Subaru B9 Tribeca 315mm x 30mm Rotors
Hawk HPS pads
Stock rear drums
Stock front struts
Monroe air shocks in rear

 

Wheels/Tires:

Mustang 5-spoke wheels 16×7.5
Motorsport Technology hubcentric aluminum rings
Front – 245/50/16 YOKOHAMA AVID V4S
Rear – 255/50/16 YOKOHAMA AVID V4S