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  1. Timing gear alignment - 2005 2.3L 5sp

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi, Rod bearings were exchanged on a 4 cyl 2.3L 5 sp and in process the timing gear box was dropped to access #2 and #3 . (pictures attached) With crankshaft movement it seems the timing gears are now misaligned. How can timing gears be properly aligned? Thanks!
  2. Alignment & Camber Adjustment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Now that I have gotten my suspension working well, I was considering getting an alignment...since I won't be messing with things for a while. I was also doing 126 mph last night and was thinking that getting things checked out may just be a good idea...for my own longevity...and all.. I called...
  3. Suspension Alignment parts BM/BN

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Id like to know what aftermarket alignment parts people have, where they got them, how they feel about fit/finish/quality. Unfortunately I can't lower my car due to noncompliance from the winters up here. But that doesn't mean I can't find a nice set of adjustable struts and get them re-valved...
  4. Alignment Shops - Chicago Area

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    hello all, I drive a 09 Mazda 3 2.3 Recently lowered on eibach pro. I'm looking for a good alignment shop in chicago area. Any recommendation? Aaron
  5. Help! Alignment issues

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, I recently collided with a curb pretty hard and did some damage to the front right. Steering wheel was off to the left at around 8 o clock when i took it to the garage. Since then, they've replaced the lower control arm, tie rods, and wheel bearing, and aligned it twice. Yet after the...
  6. Do I need an alignment?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    I just installed a new (front driver side) wheel hub and bearing assembly- do I need an alignment? I had to disassemble the axle, strut, lower control arm and steering link from the steering knuckle; but I did not alter anything else. The steering rods did not get removed or altered, just the...
  7. Diagnose my curbed front wheel

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey folks, after 3 shops and 3 different opinions, I need some help from you all. Saturday 5/20/2017, hit a curb head on at about 25 mph with both drivers side wheels. Got out, everything looks good except the rim and minor sidewall damage. (photos attached). I developed a noticeable pulsing...
  8. Front Alignment by Myself?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My 3 is drifting slightly to the left which is getting tiring driving left-handed, and was thinking of doing a quick fix on the tie rods. Has anyone done so? Is it as simple as loosening the locking nut, and turning the tie rod and retightening the nut? It still drifts after getting tires...
  9. Do I need an alignment?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, quick question: Do I/ should I get an alignment done every time swap wheels/ tires? Ie. Going from winter wheels to summer setup. I'm on eibach springs. Got an alignment done after those were installed last spring. Summer setup: enkei raijins 18*8 40et with Conti dw's. 225/40/18...
  10. Factory Camber Specs - Alignment ?!?!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello everyone! Question pls. I just got my car back after it was in an accident and had multiple suspension components changed. My Question is this.... On a 2014 Mazda 3 GT 2.5L should there be Negative Camber on both Front Driver and Passager wheels? I had the alignment re-done today...
  11. Getting an Alignment?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I wanted to get an alignment after I got my BC coilovers installed on my 2011 mazda 3. I'm dropped about 1.5 inches all around and I went over to this shop and they said they could not do it because the front coilovers where the shock tower is, it needs to be drilled so they can reach the...
  12. OEM alignment specs for a 2011 5door 2.5L.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Does anyone know what the OEM alignment specs are for a 2011 5door 2.5L? Just upgraded from 17x7 rims to 18x8 rims on 225/40/18. Will be getting rear adjustable camber arms soon. TIA
  13. Any alignment issues with Ebach Prokit?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Good evening guys, is anyone having issues getting a Mazda 3 sedan back into alignment specs after installing the prokit? This is my daily and just want a small drop...Race car has a track alignment haha. Please let me know if I'll need camber arms or any other modifications to run these...
  14. Lowere 3 alignment and rear camber adjustment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I lowered my car on Corksport springs as soon as I drove my 2015 S GT Mazda 3 off the lot. I wanted to see if any of you had experience with lowering the 3rd gen 3, and getting your car back to factory specs? I went through my stock Dunlop's in 11,000 miles. I purchased a set of Michelin Pilot...
  15. Modified alignment speca

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi, guys. I'm not going to below wrong this car, but I'm looking for a better set of alignment specs to help make the most of the fwd platform. Ideally a balance between handling and tire wear would be optimal, so I'm not looking for hard core specs. Can anyone suggest some alignment specs...
  16. after what interval in km should you do wheel alignment and wheel balancing?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi friends Im currently on 12000kms. I did servicing on 10 000km at dealership but they didnt do any alignment and wheel balancing. So i wanted to know what is the recommended interval per kms? any guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
  17. alignment issue(help!!)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Around March I replace a pair of new tires at front, since some people said there is no reason to do alignment just for tire replacing. Last month I went back to my dealer to service my car, the dealer noticed I installed a pair of new tires so he suggested me to do alignment, I agreed. It...
  18. alignment spec: front and rear toe in

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    In an effort to remove the lightness of my mazda 3 steering I added more toe-in to both front (1/8" total) and rear (3/16" total) wheels. Originally I had 1/16" in front and 1/8" in the rear. The extra toe-in made the steering noticably heavy, but it also became quite unresponsive. I am now...
  19. Wheel alignment

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello, I was wondering how often should I be performing a wheel alignment on my leased 2013 Mazda3 GS ? When I brought it for an oil change last month, the dealer approached me with their free "complimentary" alignement check and told me they would only charge me for an alignment if one was...
  20. Alignment Specs After Drop

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was worried about my alignment because after I lowered my 2005 3, I never got an alignment and stupidly replaced my tires every 10k miles. I've had my Corksport springs installed for about 3k miles and they feel settled, lower, and a little bit rougher. I went to a place called Express Tire...