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Suspension & Brakes
Springs, Struts, Stabilisers, Rotors, Pads

The chassis's ground contact is a major safety issue. Always think about the fact that only a good combination of [springs]+[shocks]+[stabilizers]+[brakes]+[rims]+[proper axis angle] will provide good optics AND optimum safety.

There's one thing you should know:
Mazda changed the Prefacelift's dampers to Struts with the Facelift model (for the 1.3-1.6l engines).
The damper/strut assembly of the 98-00 models is DIFFERENT from the one of the 01-03 models ! So if you have a "old" model then go and look for dampers/struts that are particularly made for your year model or go get the corresponding endlinks from the newer models (2x LC62-34-170B from your mazda dealer!). An upgrade of those endlinks is worth the money.
 

OEM Mazda springs
developed by Eibach
mazda eibach pro-kit   Mazda itself offers lowering springs for the BJ models. Those are always from Eibach, but there are different kits for the different BJ models.

EDM Eibach ProKit Part #:
1.3-2.0l: 5532.140 (30mm drop front/rear)
Diesel: 10-55-003-01-22 (30mm drop front/rear)

USDM Eibach ProKit Part #:
Protege 99-03 : 5540.140 (Front: 1.4' / Rear: 1.8')
Protege5 01-03 : 5541.140 (Front: 1.4' / Rear: 1.2')

USDM Eibach Sportline Part#:
Protege 99-03: 4.4055 (Front: 1.8' / Rear: 1.8')
 
Aftermarket springs
mazda springs   There are a lot companies producing good springs for the Protégé models. No matter what you go for.. pay attention to a proper setup.

If you lower your car too much you might need "pull out" your fenders a little so the wheels do not grind and damage the wheel archs or the wheels themselves.

Manufacturers:
Eibach (GER)
Vogtland (Int.)
KAW (GER)
H&R (GER.)
Intrax (US)
Tein (JAP)
APEXi (US)
Goldline (US)
Skunk2 (US)
Espelir (JAP)
Sprint (US)
Tanabe (US)

Distributors:
ProtegeGarage (US)
Protege5Online (US)
RacingBeat (US)
Corksport (US)
AutoCarparts (US)
JayDM (US) 
 
Shock absorbers / Shocks
mazda shocks   Conventional shock absorbers are among the simplest and oldest of shock designs.
Replacing shock absorbers is a good thing to improve ground contact/damping when you go over uneven roads, hills, curves etc.

Manufacturers:

Tokico (US)
Bilstein (GER/Int.)
Monroe (Int.)
KYB (US)/KYB (JAP)
Koni (GER) / Koni (US)
AutoExe (JAP)
Sachs (GER)

Distributors:
ProtegeGarage (US)
Protege5Online (US)
Corksport (US) 
 
Struts
  Struts are units that combine the shock absorber with a stressed part of the suspension. The strut allows auto manufacturers to eliminate the upper control arm and upper ball joint. They use a large diameter piston rod and are quite a bit larger and heavier than conventional shock absorbers. Most struts also combine the lower spring perch or seat into their construction.

Manufacturers:
Tokico (US)
Skunk2 (US)
Bilstein (GER/Int.)
Monroe (Int.)
Moton (Ned/Int.)
KYB (US)/KYB (JAP)
Sachs (GER)

Distributors:
ProtegeGarage (US)
Protege5Online (US)
Corksport (US) 
 
Coilover sets
  Spring seat, coilover, and coil-around are all terms used to describe this shock absorber. While they look like struts, they are actually shock absorbers with spring seats mounted on the body. They are not only smaller than struts overall, their piston rods are 25% to 60% smaller than struts.

Manufacturers:
Skunk2 (US)
Tokico (US)
Tein (JAP)
Bilstein (GER/INT)
Monroe (INT.)
Ground Control (US)
Sachs (GER)
Tanabe (US)

Distributors:
ProtegeGarage (US)
 
Air rides
  This one is a pretty new invention for damping a car's weight.
Despite their price those air rides offer 2 exciting features: The height of your chassis can be adjusted by just a button which controls the hydraulics and the comfort of such an air ride is just marvelous.
OEM Car manufactureres like BMW already started to implement this technique in their series car production.

Available at:
German Airride Systems (GER)
Brislands (US)
AIM Industries (US)
Air Ride Tech (US)
 
Strut bars
  Strut Bars (Strut Tower Braces) will stiffen up your ride by creating a rigid connection between left/right strut tower bars.
Beside 3rd party procuders even Mazda offers an OEM Strut Tower Brace from the Protege5 as an upgrade package for other Proteges. There also 3-Point Stut Bars (CP Racing, Autoexe) and Rear Strut Bars (GTSpec) are also available.

Manufacturers:
AWR (US)
GTSPEC (US)
CP Racing (CAN)
Ractive / Toucan (US)
DC Sports (US)
AutoExe (JAP)

Distributors:

MazdaSouth (US)
ProtegeGarage (US)
EDOPerformance (US)
Ractive (US)
Corksport (US)
BoomplusToys (US)
RacingBeat (US)
 
Various chassis components
  Additional Parts to stiffen your ride and improve your ground contact are such as:
Front/Rear Sway Bars (Anti RollBars)
Lower Tie Bars
Urethane Motor Mounts
Linkage Bars
Wheel spacers
(and a lot more)

Manufacturers:
AWR (US)
GTSPEC (US)
CP Racing (CAN)
AutoExe
(JAP)
Sprint (US)
Belltech (US)

Distributors:
ProtegeGarage (US)
Protege5Online (US)
EDOPerformance (US)
BoomplusToys (US)
 
Brakes, pads & rotors

mazda brake pads
  They will give you a more stable deceleration in stressful situations.

Manufacturers:
Brembo (ITA)
Zimmermann (GER)
SRMotorsports (US)
Pureperformance (US)
AEM (US)
Axxis (US)

Vendors:
StreetBeatCustoms (US)
BrakeTec (GER)