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  1. CG-Lock Alternative

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    If you've ever heard of the CG-Lock, you know that its weakness is that the upper strap still moves. For fun, I pulled the seatbelt tight, then yanked down on the shoulder strap to lock the seatbelt in place. It's about as close to a racing harness as I'd imagine we can get without actually...
  2. Smart MZD Player - Basic Alternative to AIO?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Howdy, I haven't seen a topic on just the Smart MZD Player yet... at least the Google custom search (over to the upper right of the forums page) doesn't come up with anything but a mention or two. Anyway, here we go. Because I am hesitant to use AIO and potentially mess up my system (if there...
  3. Alternative HID Kit? Too Many Issues With TRS Kit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello Guys, i wanted to know what alternatives is there besides TRS kits? I have had waaaaay too many issues with them. My passenger ballast has gone out TWICE on me in less than 1 year, and now my drivers side ballast has gone out. I have everything setup correctly and have spoken to them to...
  4. Why isn't there a cheaper alternative to this?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    By this I am talking about the Autoexe "intake suction pipe" I ran similar to this one on my Mazdaspeed 3 and liked it. Would love to do something like this on my 3 but the price of the Autoexe is quite honestly ridiculous. Corksport/ JBR pretty please?:laugh2:
  5. Cheaper toe tag alternative?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have done some searching online for a plate relocator kit and have come across the James Barone Racing and Corksport kits, JBR being cheaper: Mazda 3 (2014+) Toe Tag Kit [SKY3-TOE-TAG] - $75.00 : James Barone Racing, Aftermarket Performance I'm just wondering if there are any cheaper...
  6. Alternative trunk cover

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know of any alternatives for the trunk cover in the hatchback? I absolutely hate it because it blocks access from the car's cabin. Now I have it in my room and it takes up too much space. This thing has been such a burden ha
  7. Alternative to OEM mud flaps?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello guys, I just checked with my local dealer for a price to install the mud flaps. Car is white and tend to spray some mud one sides on rainy day. Will get even worst during winter. To make a short story they charge 230$ for the set which can hardly get crazier. Anyone tried or found...
  8. Alternative tire size for 18"/16" rims

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I plan on keeping my 16" stock rims for the winter time and get a new 18" for the summer. besides the recommended sizes which are P205/60R16 91H and 215/45R18 89W....Are there any other bigger alternatives to eliminate some of the wheel gap? or should I just go for the recommended sizes?
  9. Rat Rod inspired Mazda 3....yay or nay? (alternative aeasthetics)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a special place in my hear for rat rods and hoodrides....considered doing it to my Mazda 3 but since the car is still new and fresh..wouldnt feel right. Maybe when the car is a few years old and it starts to get beat up from the perils of being daily driven. ^Actual rat rod Here is...
  10. fog light alternative?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So my car didnt come with fog lights.. OEM fogs are too expensive. anyone found a cheaper alternative that looks good for the car yet?
  11. Alternative to Ipod integration

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Since my galaxy player doesn't show the metadata with bluetooth I was looking for other options and found this. Mazda 2008-2012 GROM USB Android iPod iPhone adapter Here's a youtube video of the gromaudio usb interface. Does anyone have experience with or know anything about it. I plan on...
  12. Inexpernsive alternative to catback/axleback Skyactiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So I know I'm a nube but wanted to post my alternative to a catback or axleback. I went to my local muffler shop and picked up a Magnaflow 14210 muffler and had them install the muffler with a 2.5 inch inlet from the axle and 2.5 inch outlet to a polished stainless tip. The overall cost was...
  13. ALternative to Vinyl Wrapping/Painted Dash Trim

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    For those of us who do not like the red/black wanna be carbon dash trim panels, there are a few options. There is a great thread in the "How To" section explaining how to vinyl wrap these pieces and we also have the option of painting them. I was hanging out visiting some of my old co-workers...
  14. Alternative to corksport exhaust for 2.5 5 door mazda 3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi, I'm pretty sure many people on the forum are in the same situation as me which is a college student with not much money to throw around... I know very little to completely nothing about exhausts mods. I have removed the resonator but I am still not satisfied. I was wondering if there was...