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  1. 2nd gear is horrible

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2017 Mazda 3 2.5L with a m/t. Issue is seems like there could be a better 2nd gear that picks up faster, I hold out till 6000rpm hit 2nd and it feels more like I shifted into 3rd gear. Idk why 2nd gear is so sluggish. Is there a fix for this...a better 2nd gear, a better clutch? Does...
  2. 2019 Mazda 3 Jerky from 1st gear to 2nd

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    Hi! First time poster here. I did a test drive a 2019 premium AWD Mazda 3 sedan yesterday and noticed an issue. It's jerky from 1st gear to 2nd when I pick up speed fast. The speed was from 20 to 45 (after a corner) and the tachometer dropped from 3k+rpm to 2k+rpm and it felt like the car took a...
  3. 2nd owner of a Gen 2!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Recently purchased a 2011 i Touring. Probably overpaid as it had 128,xxx mi on it, but Carfax shows the original owner had it serviced at the dealership every 3-4 months. Any recommended mods, or warnings about typical issues/maintenance would be appreciated! Enjoy some photos of my stop gen 2...
  4. Hard to shift into and out of 2nd, 4th, and reverse

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Sorry if this specific issue has already been asked and resolved. I searched everywhere and couldn't find an answer. I recently picked up a 2008 Mazda 3 S. It's my first manual car so I don't really know what's normal or not. Anyway, the gear shifter distinctively clicks into and out of 1st...
  5. Smoother shifting from 1st -> 2nd

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Does anyone have a trick from shifting out of first gear from second gear quickly without making the car jump all over the place? I tend to have to wait nearly a whole second while the RPM's to drop almost 1.5k before its a smooth shift into second, the ratios are so far apart. Pulling out into...
  6. 1st and 2nd Gen AC experience

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I've owned a 1st gen 2008 Mazda 3 and now a 2nd gen 2013 Mazda 3. I've noticed on both cars when the compressor kicks in the 'click' is quite loud. Not over the top but louder than I've heard from other manufacturers. Also whilst driving on the highway and it kicks in you can notice...
  7. 2nd Oil Change

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just changed the oil on our 3 (2.5) for the 2nd time at 19,700 miles. The first time I did it, I did not get all the oil out with the oil extractor because I pushed it in too far, and it curled up from the bottom of the pan; first time I'd EVER done that. I had to remove the drain plug...
  8. Any aftermarket companies supplying to 2nd gen skyactivs

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm still fairly new but I would like to get into getting an exhaust or headers or coilovers. Any recommendations, some links and names would be nice to a company or part suppliers for the second gen skyactiv.
  9. 2.5AT issue from 2nd to 3rd gear

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So this morning I drove to work, my 2.5AT was acting weird when shifting to 2nd to 3rd. The transmission would revs up about 700 rpm then up shift so there was a jolt after the rev. I wasn't sure if the torque converter was also slipping in 4th or 5th because I was paranoid and didn't want to...
  10. OEM MS3 Catback exhaust for 2nd Gen Mazda 3

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Just installed a corksport CBE on my 2013 Speed 3, and am selling the stock one. Apparently they work on 2nd Gen regular Mazda 3's with the 2.5 engine as it has dual exhausts)l. It's in great condition as car has only 60K miles on it. Based in SF Bay Area but would be willing to ship...
  11. 2nd Gen model comparisons online

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Team, I've been looking high and low to find online model comparisons for 2nd Gen Mazda 3's. What's there, what's not? Why this one has that and the other doesn't. Different engines/transmissions/interiors/exteriors etc. Has anyone ever stumbled upon anything online that can compare models...
  12. Has anyone installed an "M1 Speed" RX-8 Spoiler on a 2nd Gen Mazda 3 Sedan

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I recently picked up a 2012 Mazda3 Sedan Skyactiv after a buddy of mine wrecked my 2010 Mazda3 Sedan. I would like to start adding in come tasteful subtle mods, so far interior leds are on. I would like to see how the sedan would look with that spoiler on and decide if its a hit or miss.
  13. ASBuilt, Cruise Control, and Forscan For the 2nd Gen Mazda 3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Recently spent some good hours adding factory cruise control to my 2011 Mazda 3i Sport. Found some good info on the Gen1s, and there is a ton on the Gen3s, but we are left out a bit. Maybe this will start some more interest. AsBuilt is the hex format configuration charts of your cars - lots of...
  14. 2018 Sport, Manual trans 2nd air filter in lid?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi gang, pulled my airbox and resonator to add some gold heat tape to it, pulled the airbox lid and there is a second(?) airfilter in the lid? What is it for and do I need to keep it? Shawn
  15. WTB 2nd gen undertray guard.

    Mazdaspeed 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    hey guys, i been searching all over the web for a 2010 undertray guard and also the fender liners for my speed3, but to no luck i cannot find anything besides the corksport undertray. i am trying to avoid going to the dealership, so if anyone is selling theirs or has one laying around, can you...
  16. Thespeedline Blue Tint Convex Mirrors for 2nd Gen - $50 shipped

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Tried selling these in my part out post with no luck, TheSpeedLine Blue Tint Convex Mirrors with LED arrow and Heat. Never had the heat hooked up but the LED arrows worked great. You can wire it all up, or just snap them in. No damage, used for 15K miles or so. The blind spot assist is...
  17. 225/45 tires with RX8 18x8 wheels 2nd Gen Sedan???

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    225/45 tires with RX8 18x8 wheels 2nd Gen Sedan!!! PICS!!! I have RX8 Wheels that are 18 x 8 with offset of +50mm. Planning to run them with 225/45/18 on my 2011 Mazda 3 i sport sedan. I am on stock height and so not plan to lower. WILL I HAVE ISSUES RUBBING ON THE SUSPENSION OR FENDERS? I have...
  18. $400 - 2nd Gen Mazda3 2.5 Sedan Corksport Exhaust

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Parted out my Mazda and this is the last thing I have left. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Sedan 2.5L Corksport Power Series exhaust with the racepipe. Part #AXL-6-119-22 . May work on a hatch/2.0/Skyactiv with some modification. Link...
  19. [FS] 2nd Gen Mazdaspeed3 Wheels

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Hi, Putting my set of 2010 Mazdaspeed3 wheels for sale. It's in good condition except one has minor curb rash and small indentation, but has been buffed out to be smooth. It doesn't affect ride quality or tire pressure. Only cosmetic! You can get the wheels refinished at a wheel shop if you...
  20. [FS] 2nd Gen Mazdaspeed3 Wheels

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Hi, Putting my set of 2010 Mazdaspeed3 wheels for sale. It's in good condition except one has minor curb rash and small indentation, but has been buffed out to be smooth. It doesn't affect ride quality or tire pressure. Only cosmetic! You can get the wheels refinished at a wheel shop if you...
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