Mazda Motorsports makes every effort to give racers the tools they need to be successful, sourcing performance and competition parts from a variety of sources. Some of those components are Mazda parts while others come from different suppliers, but one source for parts in the Mazda Motorsports selection is sometimes overlooked – parts made for Japanese domestic market vehicles that came to the U.S. with different pieces, or parts developed by Mazda Japan’s performance division, Mazdaspeed.
“Among the most popular are body components for third-generation RX-7s,” says Mazda Motorsports Specialist James Painter. “Mazda continued to make that car in Japan from 1996-2002. The cars got better – they got better brakes, better aerodynamic body components, some engine components – we even have a bigger turbo. Some JDM items of note that we carry include the front bumper, lip spoilers and bigger brake calipers and rotors.”