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Shiny Mazda 323 of Joe Klein

26 October 2010 7 Comments

Name: Joe Klein
Location: Cape Town
Occupation: Primary school teacher
Age: 33

Model: Tonic RS
Year: 1999
Engine Size: SAMCOR 1300i

Joe’s ride is a Ford Laser Tonic (Mazda 323 shape) and was bought brand new in 1999.In 2003, he have fitted a body kit and 15 inch Lenso Schu’s, added some air brushing on the bonnet, colour coded some of the interior bits yellow and had a full 144.4db Lightning Audio sound system installed. The bug hit him hard when he went to his first “Show and Shine” in the beginning of 2006 hosted by “Tunerz”. At the time Joe was more into sound but after going to this show, he decided to go for show. The aim was to build a clean street- look ride. He completely revamped the car,  redid the body, interior, sound, changed the wheels to 17’s.

Engine Mods:
SAMCOR 1300cc
Simota cone and breather filter
Cowley branch
Cowley 40mm performance exhaust with 48mm Powerflow tailpiece
Simota oil and radiator cap
Jamex bonnet gas lifters
Toyota strut bar
Changed all the bolts to Allen key ones. Fully colour coded engine bay-tappet cover same as exterior, hypersilver colour coded engine parts.

Emerald green
17″ MR Wheels
40mm Jamex lowering springs
Bad Boy bonnet
Custom front bumper and grill
Smoke finished crystal headlamps, corner lamps and indicator clusters
Colour coded side view mirrors
Satin black window frames
Chrome doorhandles
Mazda Midge 160i prestige panel
Smoothed tailgate-delocked and debadged

OEM seats and door panels trimmed in biscuit brown
Isotta steering wheel attached to a chrome steering wheel hub
Napier Racing gear knob and handbrake lever with matching biscuit brown gaiters
Napier Racing pedals
Mazda 2.0 DOHC instrument cluster and center console with short shifter chrome gearshift surround
Ally door pins and side view mirror adjusters
Audi TT look crash bars
Voltmeter in air vent
Colour coded dashboard parts

Boss Audio MP3
Playstation 2
Pronics DVD player
8″ TFT Starvision roof mount screen
Kenwood 6 ½ inch mids
Kenwood 4 inch coaxial
2 x 12″ MTX Audio subwoofers
2ch Pyle Plus 1440 (1400w) amp
2ch Pyle Plus 340 (400w) amp
Custom boot install-amp racks and false floor


  • Aziz(as-Eez said:

    looking WOW as per norm – keep up the detail my man – see u at the next hookup


  • jomacher said:

    I love your car Joe. Old skool rule bud. No pun intended. Ha ha !


  • Joe '4U2NV' Klein said:

    Lol!Dullah,you know,Return of the Mac!
    Jo,ol school?


  • Abdul said:

    4u2NV, sweet looking ride… no wonder y u take 1st place all the time! congrats buddy


  • JC said:

    Howsit Joe …your ride is two sweet..Respect man ….quick question ,where did u get the the cone filter setup from I have one similiar to yours and I am keen on putting on filter like that.

    Holla back !!!!


  • willie said:

    hi i need your contact no please
    want some stuff for my 323


  • Opman said:

    Hoe- I like the lay-out of the engine wires and stuff. Nice. Mine got alot of work. Smile.


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