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Anybody joined Mazda Speed?

Hi all. I am thinking about joining mazda speed so I can have access to some more parts. Has anybody here successfully joined mazda speed? What race club did you join that actually had a membership card? (mazda speed requires you to be in a racing club with a membership card.)
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You can just go out and do 2 autocorsses to satisfy that requirement. There's lots of members in the race section, that's a better place to ask, since it's for racers.
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thanks.
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Yeah, but I haven't ordered any parts yet (my shopping cart has like $400 in it).

It takes a couple weeks for the application to get through though.
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Are the prices that much better?
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I am a member. I joined SCCA for my membership, its really not that much money (I think $45 a year, or something.)

As for the prices, yes they are worth it. For example I can get a stock clutch for about half of what the dealership wants. The savings vary , but they are usually at least 15-20%, sometimes as over 50%.
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What race club did you join that actually had a membership card? (mazda speed requires you to be in a racing club with a membership card.)
SCCA is probably the easiest, and they sometimes have a discount if you join at your first autocross.

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Are the prices that much better?
Most items are a little bit less than the usual vendors. It really adds up if you buy a lot of parts. Unfortunately, they don't offer that many parts other than engine parts. I think you can download their catalog prior to joining. The good thing is that there is no membership fee, so it's no loss if you end up never buying anything from them.
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Originally Posted by Evil Aviator View Post
Most items are a little bit less than the usual vendors. It really adds up if you buy a lot of parts. Unfortunately, they don't offer that many parts other than engine parts. I think you can download their catalog prior to joining. The good thing is that there is no membership fee, so it's no loss if you end up never buying anything from them.
Huh? If Mazda makes it, then they sell it, and then some.

Seriously, if its in the parts catalog you can order it, plus all the comp parts they make for racers. I am staring at my current cart, and it easily has a 30% savings over list price, and many places charge even more than that.
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Originally Posted by Evil Aviator View Post
SCCA is probably the easiest, and they sometimes have a discount if you join at your first autocross.


Most items are a little bit less than the usual vendors. It really adds up if you buy a lot of parts. Unfortunately, they don't offer that many parts other than engine parts. I think you can download their catalog prior to joining. The good thing is that there is no membership fee, so it's no loss if you end up never buying anything from them.
They offer any part in production, it depends on what level you are racing at. Autocrossers can order all the drivetrain and suspension parts made, but no sheetmetal. Club racers get access to the sheetmetal. If you like using OEM parts, it's worthwhile to join, the guys on the other end of the phone know what they are talking about.
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so just join scca.com? or is there another site? This one seems weird...
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Yep, thats it.
http://scca.com/joinnow.aspx

It actually makes OEM parts affordable. They are actually similar in price to many aftermarket competitors, and sometimes cheaper.
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Yep. I started autocrossing, sent in two race results, and was approved pretty quickly. The parts are much much cheaper, and sometimes, if I can't wait for shipping, I'll call into a local dealer and ask if they give discounts to mazdacomp members. Definitely worth applying for.
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Huh? If Mazda makes it, then they sell it, and then some.
OK, I need a new headlight switch, power window switch, gas pedal, windshield, driver side door, power antenna, automatic transmission, convertible top, and right rear speaker grille. So how do I order those with the sponsorship?

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so just join scca.com? or is there another site? This one seems weird...
You may want to join at your first event because they usually offer some type of discount that way.
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OK, I need a new headlight switch, power window switch, gas pedal, windshield, driver side door, power antenna, automatic transmission, convertible top, and right rear speaker grille. So how do I order those with the sponsorship?

Enter the part number in the box and click Add To Cart.
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Enter the part number in the box and click Add To Cart.
Oh wow, I just checked it out, and they added stock parts to the website during the May revamp. Thank you for pointing that out! I see they still don't sell glass though.
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Oh wow, I just checked it out, and they added stock parts to the website during the May revamp. Thank you for pointing that out! I see they still don't sell glass though.
I've been a MazMo member for going on seven years now and they've always had stock parts available - you just have to know the part number. I've purchased from them extensively for both of my Miatas and now my FC. It really is a great deal.

Just as a note for anyone joining - when you send in your stuff you may not hear from them for a while. They usually have a big stack of new applicants that they are working though and they don't tend to be fast about it. If you need parts right away the best thing to do is to give them a call during business hours and they'll process your membership on the spot.
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Oh wow, I just checked it out, and they added stock parts to the website during the May revamp. Thank you for pointing that out! I see they still don't sell glass though.
Not sure about the letter of their rules but I've been ordering stock parts for quite a while. As long as you have the part number you've always been able to enter it and get it ordered. I actually ordered a 20B Cosmo emblem through them. Took 8 months for it to be delivered but I finally got it.

FWIW, the money that Mazda makes through this program directly supports their factory racing efforts. Mazda as a company does not fund their racing anymore. Things like the ALMS effort come from this program and outside sponsor dollars. Not from the factory. so the more you spend the faster they should go.
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so the more you spend the faster they should go.
As a group we really need to support Mazda, and the people that support us Mazda racers such as Chris Ludwig, Mazdatrix, ISC, Prather Racing and many others I'm forgetting about. Dave Lemon and his staff at Mazdatrix have helped me out several times before.
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Mazda speed offeres some very very nice suspension parts for all rx-7's. espetialy first gens. They have some nice suspension stuff, ranging from panhard bars, to coilovers, and fully adjustable camber plates. Nice stuff .
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I've been a member for a couple years. I used my SCCA membership. I buy a lots of parts thru them. The best purchase I made was their $22 sticker kit. I put that on my GT2 car and they sent me $600 so far in contingency money.
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Mazdacomp/MazdaMotorsports is one of the biggest things that keeps me buying Mazdas. It saved me a TON of money when my transmission pretty much self-destructed. Local Mazda couTHIEFgh...I mean dealership quoted me $5000 for a new transmission. Got it through Mazdacomp for $2400. That alone made me a big believer.... They also saved the day when my PPF cracked. Seems to be a good group of guys.

And for the newbies that don't know, if you don't have a membership with Mazda Motorsports, Malloy Mazda comes in a close second. IIRC they were going to sell me the transmission for about $2700. Other than Mazda Motorsports, you definitely can't beat their prices, and they have anything you can't get from Mazda Motorsports.

I didn't have to join any clubs, I just go to the local autocross twice a year and send them those results. If you have a broken car, they'll give you a year to get it going before you have to send in results, IIRC.
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BTW I got my membership!
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FYI Evil Aviator you've been able to order stock parts through Mazdaspeed for at least the last 3 years, even if it wasn't listed in a catalog (just enter the part number). You can even order special service tools as well, basically anything that Mazda manufactures that has a part number.

Ordering stuff through Mazdaspeed has probably saved me in the order of $3-5k in the last few years, and they are extremely helpful/knowledgeable as well. I recommend anyone who sends in their proof of racing follow up with a phonecall though - mine sat around for months before I finally called and they activated me over the phone.
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FYI Evil Aviator you've been able to order stock parts through Mazdaspeed for at least the last 3 years, even if it wasn't listed in a catalog (just enter the part number).
Yeah, I think I have been a member longer than anybody else replying to this thread, lol. I just didn't realize you could order stock parts (other than those listed in the catalog) through the internet website because the parts numbers were not listed on the website prior to the revamp this year. My racing partner ordered some stock replacement parts in the past via the telephone, so I knew you could get at least some parts not listed in the catalog. However, I did not know the extent of that until the helpful folks in this thread pointed it out.

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You can even order special service tools as well, basically anything that Mazda manufactures that has a part number.
... as well as a lot of parts from manufacturers other than Mazda. Still no glass or batteries though, unless I just can't find the link.
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