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  1. Installing front chassis brace/H-brace

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Tried installing the front Megan H-brace yesterday on my 2016 hatch. Front attachment points fit fine. The rear points, that mount to the subframe, did not line up. The bar was too narrow, by about 1/4-1/2". I tried loading the suspension, unloading the suspension, loading one side or the other...
  2. Any experience with Tanabe Under Brace?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey y'all, I couldn't find any forum discussions regarding this part. Does anyone have experience using this? Any thoughts? Thanks!! Tanabe USA Inc. - Sustec Under Brace
  3. GTSpec 4pt Ladder brace install & review

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So today's mod, I purchased and installed this bad boy: GTSPEC 4 Points Ladder Brace for Mazda 3/MS3 | www.gtspec.com . There is nothing to take off on the car at all. The brace is an add-on mod. Here's what it looks like out of the box. So here's what is somewhat tricky about the install...
  4. WTB Front lower brace and mid brace

    Mazdaspeed 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    As the title says, looking for a front lower [tie/arm] brace and mid chassis brace. PM or post. Follow all forums rules with regards to posting (pics etc). Thanks
  5. FS: GTSPEC Mid-Chassis Brace

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Hello Mazda 3 folks, I hope I'm not stepping over any lines here, but I would like to sell a brand new GTSPEC mid-chassis brace for the mazda 3/MS3 (part #GTS-SUS-1158 ) I initially purchased it for my Volvo C30 (we share the same chassis) hoping it will fit, but unfortunately, the cat on the...
  6. Strut-tower brace for Skyactiv?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I know the chassis on the Skyactiv 3 is already fairly tight, and its small stature already leads to good structural rigidity... So, does a strut-tower brace do any good on these cars? The MS3 comes with the equivalent from the factory, but obviously that animal is a little different out of the...
  7. For sale forge bpv rear trunk brace and cs shift plate

    Mazdaspeed 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Cs shift plate 30.00 shipped Forge bypass valve with all springs 120.00 shipped Ninth racing rear trunk brace 30.00 shipped Reason for sell is the car was sold and I just have these parts left over and need the cash to pay some bills off donkey me know if anyone is interrested
  8. Corcksport rear chassis brace (hatch width questions)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So, im like 10 minutes from buying one of these things but im stuck at work and need a measurement on my car before I order this. Can someone do me a HUGE favor? Can you measure the width of the cargo area, from panel to panel and also from window to window? Does anyone own one of these...
  9. CorkSport Mid-Chassis Brace for sale

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    I purchased a CorkSport Mid-Chassis Brace for my 2011 Mazda 3 Hatchback Sport (manual trans.). Unfortunately, the brace rubs the exhaust hanger, creating unacceptable (for me) vibrations and noises. I drove my car approximately 50 miles before removing it. I've been offered, by another forum...
  10. CorkSport Chassis Brace: Vibrations/Harshness Normal?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've recently purchased a CorkSport Chassis Brace on my 2011 Mazda 3 Hatchback. After the installation, I noticed a vibration coming up through the shifter, along with a (for lack of a better word) harmonic vibration through the seats, console, and floorboards. Is this normal when using a...
  11. Corksport Chassis Brace Group Buy

    Group Buys
    Ok Corksport has agreed to do a group buy on their chassis brase for 2010+ Mazda 3's. The pricing depends on how many poeple we can get in on the buy. They also stated they they would prefer to ship to one address so of those who are intrested I guess of we can get one or two central locations...
  12. Corksport Chassis Brace Group Buy

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    UPDATED! Corksport Chassis Brace Group Buy I emailed Corksport to see if they would be intrested in doing a group buy for the chassis brace for the 2nd gen. I will keep you updated as to what they say. Who all would be intrested in this buy? I know it depends on pricing, but just wanted to get...
  13. CorkSport Rear Brace, Hatch models

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    We have just released our new rear brace for the Mazda 3. Our brace includes push button quick release pins in case you need to pull the bar to haul something in the hatch. The brace is $149 and includes in depth installation instructions. A link to the brace is here. We have the braces in...
  14. New Chassis brace designs from CORKSPORT!!

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Looks cool! I like the easy removal option. :) CorkSport Mazda Performance