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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Out here in Oregon our freeways are rough asphalt, almost the texture of gravel. The road noise is terrible in the 3, I measure 74-76 dB with a sound meter. I thought it was just the tires because tire rack ratings on the Dunlop SP5000's rated it poorly on noise, so I swapped it out for some...
  2. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey, all! So I love my "new" 2011 s GT, but the sound quality is really irking me. I think the biggest annoyance is the fact that I can't adjust the mids... bass sounds acceptable, I don't need a loud "booming" bass, but trying to achieve a rich bass sound results in the mids getting lost...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    OK, I'm getting close to pull the trigger on a new 2015 Mazda 3 i Auto Hatchback. I'm between the sport and touring. Enough of what I'm getting soon. What are the best and must have mods for the money and why. Thanks and I look forward to learning a lot on this forum and contributing. Some...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I am used to high end summer tires on my other cars (Goodyear GS-FD3, Asymmetrics, Pilot PS2, Pilot Super Sports). The PSS were definitely the best and wore very well. For my Mazda 3, I originally tried the Hankook V12 Evos...they were ok. I got a lot of wheel spin if I took off to fast and...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Looking to see what people think gives the biggest handling upgrade while also being very cost efficient. From what I've heard, rear sways, springs, and struts seem to be the biggest in terms of performance. If you can, throw in specifics.. E.G. CorkSport Adjustable Rear Sway, etc. Thanks -...
  6. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi If you get this car, and have limited budget (let say 2000$ for upgrade the engine) what will you upgrade to make it crank out the best power? Down Pipe? Whole Exhaust (From Exhaust manifold all the way to the end)? Intake? or..... thanks
  7. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I am overwhelmed with the number of companies selling HID conversion kits so i wanted to get some input as to which brand is trusted most, the best value, or just hear what people have used in the past. i know the low beam bulb is H11 (i just checked my manual) and i know i want 6000k, as for...
  8. 2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    From MotorAuthority Great, we got mentioned in Playboy? If anyone actually reads the articles, we may see a surge of this car on the road... :P
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