What the eff, why did Mazda B-Series get all the cool stuff
What the heck! I as just browsing Mazda B-Series pics to find pics of the wheels to show SNOWBALL, and i notived that the Mazda Pickups have the cooler seats, the Level II Bezel, and a cool radio bezel
I want these seats effing BAD!!!:
The Bezel is a hybrid between the Ranger Sport and the Level II:
The radio bezel is carbon fiber (or fake CF)
Looks like all you JY divers need to really start looking at the Mazdas as well!
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4x4
Clarion CX501 Double Din | Autotek 6.5" Components | Alpine amp | 265/70/17 BFG A/T | Micro Remote Start | Tinted Windows | TRD Exhaust | TRD CAI | Spidertrax Wheel Spacers | Bilstein 5100s | FJ Trail Team rear shocks | 4.0 V6 | Tow Package | Titanium Metallic
whats the difference between the beds? is it just the like fender hump thingys? i think except for the front end and badging, mazdas are a wee bit better looking. those seats do look cool, did they come in different colors? like those red lvl 2 seats ive seen? ill definitely look for a bezel and seats when i go to try to find explorer leafs and maybe an engine. the ranger needs more eye-appealing stuff like that
hahahaha....Scotty. Took ya long enough to notice Mazda differences. I've done alot of learning after I made THIS THREAD a looong time ago and have came to these conclusions...
'00 and Earlier, there's virtually no difference in the interiors. Everythings the same except the emblem on the airbag
'01 is when differences started happening. '00 was the first year Ranger offered the dark grey interior, and dark grey was THE only grey from '01 up on Rangers. BUT...Mazda kept the light grey interior til '03. Mazda 01-03 gauges are black face with orange needles whereas 01-02 Rangers were the same black face gauges but with white needles. '03 Ranger XLT's got silver face gauges. The normal black 'cover' directly ontop of the Ranger cluster, is now Dark Grey on the Mazda for 01-03. Radio bezel and the colored part of the panel that the headlight and dimmer switches mount to is also Dark Grey. The steering wheel in Mazda's got near little 'thumb humps' and the wheel, airbag, and column cover are the same color as the bulk of the interior(light grey). I've not seen any 01-03 Maz w/ tan interior yet to see if these differences are the same as the light grey. These years is also when Mazda and Ranger started to wear different upholstery from one another. I believe just the Dual Sport and Troy Lee models got the carbon fiber radio bezel. But I could be wrong.
'04 rolls around and there's more differences, but one thing brought them closer together again. '04 said goodbye to the Mazda racoon side black painted parts between the front and rear windows. All new for '04/'07 differences were carried over to the mazda....steering wheel, door panels, seat shapes, etcblahblah. I think that's already established. When Ranger gauges went to Black w/ black, Black w/ silver, White w/ black, Mazda went Black w/ silver and White w/ silver. I believe all Maz clusters got a slightly different font than Ranger clusters too. Seat shapes carried over from the Ranger, but upholstery changed.
Something I've been meaning to post but have yet to do it, is that on craigslist ads of some more recent Fx4's(08+), they've got White face gauges with silver surrounds. Also found a few WTF's where two gauges were white and two were black. lol. But I think that's all for a different thread on a different day. lol.
I've got a ton of pics ripped from ads and I took a bunch at yards when I saw 'em in person, I just don't care to dig out my harddrive at the moment. Check out the thread linked above...you'll see pics of what I'm talking aboot. All in all, it's really all about seperation. Just like GMC and Chevrolet has interior and exterior differences between their Sierra and Silverado pickups. Or like how the Nissan Frontier has differences between it's sister truck, the Suzuki Equator. Escalade vs Tahoe. And so on. It's all about seperating the twins after they popped out of the momma factory.
i really wanted a small pick-up with metallic copper paint
only to find 5 months after i bought my fx4 , i found out that the mazda b series comes with the copper paint daaaammmn.
Create a sig.... Dunno what year truck you've got. But Maz did offer in '04-05 a color they called "GW - Blazing Copper Pearl" which just so happens to be an entirely different color than the "B6 - Canyon Copper Metallic" Mazda offered and the same colour/different name "B6 - Mandarin Copper Metallic" Ford offered as a '00 only colour.
I'm actually trying to find a pic of this Blazing Copper Pearl. Sounds like one hell of a cool colour!
Maz headlights and corners havn't really changed at all since '98....only the lense covers have changed from that foggy crap from the 90's when they ditched it for 'euro' or crystal clear stuff like all modern cars in '01.