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  1. Stripped Rear Strut Bottom Bolts, What Now?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was trying to install my new coilovers today and ended up stripping the 8mm end of the pin that goes in the bottom of the rear strut. I couldn't slide it off either. I saw a couple threads saying you have to remove that pin to remove the strut, what can I do now? I'm honestly considering just...
  2. Camber bolts or not?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Alright, I’ve been reading a lot in here and I see mixed opinions on wether using camber bolts for .5 to 1.5” drop is needed. I just installed the eibach pro kit on my 2017 hatch last Saturday. I will take the car for alignment on Friday, I asked the guy if I needed the bolts and he said he...
  3. How to remove engine shroud bolts

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    How do you remove the 3 engine shroud bolts that support the engine cover? I've loosened the plastic precise but they won't Unscrew all the way.
  4. S vs. i Front brakes? Stainless lines? Camber bolts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am probably buying a 2015 s Touring hatch today. The 2.5 and larger front brakes sold me on it. But I was looking at part numbers and such but I can't find specific info on the exact difference. Just from my research and looking at both cars I am thinking it is just a larger rotor and bracket...
  5. Any of You, Lowered Ones, on Front Camber Bolts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Looking to see if anyone has 1st hand info on brand, specs, PN & source of front camber bolts for our M3s. I know it's the hobo, hard-to-dial in option. Nothing wrong w/ my camber, just wanna be more flexible. Got JBRs to handle rears. Thanks.
  6. what size are the strut bolts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, I'm trying to find out what size are the 2 bolts that mount the strut to the knuckle. I'm looking to replace them with spc camber bolts but only if I know what size camber bolts to get. Can anyone who's got the front suspension apart help me out with this Having always driven a car with...
  7. License plate screws/bolts

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm hoping this is an easy question. I just bought a Mazda3 at a Hertz Car Sales that came with out the front license plate bracket.(Mazda dealership wanted $80 for bracket and install) No problem, I bought and installed the OEM bracket, however what type of screw or bolt attaches the license...
  8. Removing Rear Bench Bolts

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm swapping the cloth seats out for leather and have removed the rear cushion easily but now I have to remove the bolts that hold the seatback and seatbelts and have not been able to. I tried a wrench and then a 9/16" socket attached to a plug-in power drill and they wouldn't budge. The...
  9. bolts for our front under body for lips

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey mazda fellas, I was wondering if you guys know what bolts / washer is under our front ends to install a lip my previous lip broke off and one of the bolts came off and i need a replacement was wondering where i could get a replacement and what size it would be. What tool would i need to...
  10. Where to buy headgasket + head bolts?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
  11. Question on unibody mounting point for subframe bolts

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'd take a picture, but I don't have my car with me right now. But if you know what I'm talking about, you don't need a picture. For 2010 3 GT HB N/A where are the mounting points inside the car for the subframe bolts? I found two areas on either side of the rear trunk area, that are covered...
  12. FS: MS3 front brakes - calipers, brackets, rotors, bolts, pads

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    SOLD I bought a set of MS3 front brakes a few months ago, but have decided not to install them. They are from a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3 with 8k miles on it, but will fit other MS3's and MZ3's. Included are the calipers, mounting brackets, mounting bolts, OEM rotors, dustcaps, retension clips, and...