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Old 11-19-2007
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the troy lee mazda

ok so i have seen the troy lee version of the mazda truck, they were 4x2 with a "raised" suspension from the factory, does anyone know what components they had that were different from a normal 4X2? im assuming they were tortion bar trucks, what im getting at is whats out there that could be found in a junk yard that could be adapted to a 98+ coil truck that would lift the truck, like does the 2wd tortion bar truck have differnt spindles that the coil truck, and i mean in height, i know they are different.
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Can't answer your questions but I used to own a 1999 Mazda Troy Lee 3.0 5Speed and I miss it very much Pic Below
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ive never even heard of these. what all did they add to these trucks?
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The Troy lee Mazda and the Ranger Edge both have a torsion bar front end, the parts wont work on a coil sprung suspension. Fabtech sells a lift spindle for the 2wd trucks.
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The interior had carbon fiber inserts in the radio bezel and door panels, the seats had troy lee engraved into them and different wheels. Nothing under the hood was different and what he said above.

Mazda Troy Lee Edition B3000 Truck
by Annabelle Frankl

I can now honestly say that I have immersed myself in true Americana (even if by way of a Japanese manufacturer), because I have driven a flat-bed truck. And not just any old, boring pick-up, but a metallic-black, chrome-wheeled, raised suspension, red-flames-down-the-side, Troy Lee designed one! And boy did it get some attention. Indeed, I think Hollywood, bored of all the oversized SUVs and common German luxury cars, took joy in the sight of this bit of originality on the Sunset strip. And more so, I think, because there was a girl behind the wheel.

The truck is good looking, both inside and out, which can be attributed to Troy Lee, a designer more well-known for his spectacular motor cycle helmet designs, but who has lent his artistic touch to this special edition. The grey interior, with light-grey piping and Troy Lee embossed doors was very comfortable. There are 2 rear jump seats, easily accessed by 2 rear doors, which allow for a cab-full of passengers, although not in necessarily any comfort, if sat on said jump seats (definitely better-suited to those with small posteriors). The front seat allows room for a third passenger, with the middle storage compartment becoming a back rest.

The B3000's "double wishbone" suspension offers an extremely stiff ride, almost spine-jarringly so, with very little absorption of any bumps in the road, but this stiffness translates to some very nice handling, ably aided by the light, yet precise, rack-and-pinion steering and a resulting "chuckability" which was somewhat surprising. The 3.0 litre V6 engine offered a ready supply of power, with good acceleration and no dull spots of which to speak. The engine, which produces 185 ft-lbs of torque at 3,000 rpm, was also relatively quiet, its 150 horses (@ 5,000 rpm) content with performing at a less-than-macho decibel level, a pleasant surprise given the image of the truck itself.
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