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  1. Body Kits/ Carbon Fiber Hoods

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Where does one find Carbon Fiber hoods and body kits? All I can ever find are sold out or no longer made. This is for a 2015 model
  2. intake valve carbon investigation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    i've been promising around here to pull my intake and take some pics of the valves for better part of 2 years now. i also had a kid 2 years ago, so this has been long delayed. but today i did it! below you will find some images of the intake valves in my engine. i will attempt to approach this...
  3. DI intake valve carbon

    Other Cars
    This is a quick story I wanted to share about carbon on the intake valves in a DI engine. It was a 2012 Hyundai accent, helped a friend out working on it this weekend. Still pertains to the skyactiv-g and has encouraged me to open my intake up as soon as possible. Well you all know the...
  4. Anyone remove the Carbon Filter above the Air Filter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone removed the charcoal filter above the air filter? There are so little posts in the Mazda community, but this in the Subaru Crosstrek community is a must do. The few posts I have read, talk about it improving sound and giving nominal gains in horsepower
  5. China made carbon fibre/leather steering wheel for pre facelift modes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I must say feels way better than stock, and quality for a non branded wheel is great, priced at $285 landed
  6. Tiring of Faux Carbon Fiber Trim

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    '14 sGT The more I look at the CF window switch trim, steering wheel pieces, and HUD piece, the more I hate it. All piano gloss black pieces have been wrapped in brushed black metallic. I'm considering doing the CF, but can't find a post. Will the vinyl adhere correctly to the faux CF...
  7. Carbon Fiber Front Fender Install

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anyone have an experience with the front fenders? Was really interested in these...
  8. Seafoam carbon intake clean results

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    My 2011 Mazda 3 has 167k miles on it. It has been having some issues with a slightly rough idle, and an even rougher time accelerating from a stop. I saw a recommendation to try the seafoam intake cleaner.... And wow. The car is running like it is brand new! All of the power I have been missing...
  9. should I check for carbon deposits before changing spark plugs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So it's that time for new spark plugs. It's actually 3k miles past the recommended interval (75k). My main concern is carbon deposits on the intake valves. After searching, I've learned that the best way to know you have carbon deposits is to take off the intake manifold and the best way to...
  10. Anyone swap the hood with a Mazda 3 M-Speed Carbon Fiber one?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've been interested in getting one of these hoods but I would like to know the fitment on a 13' MZ3. Or if anyone has any pics as well. Thank you.
  11. Wrapping interior trim pieces, closest carbon fiber weave and color match?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I searched, but didn't find anything solid. Like most people, my piano black trim pieces are easily scratched and marred with fingerprints. I'd like to wrap some of the interior trim pieces with a carbon fiber weave. My window switches have a CF look, so I'd like to match them as best as...
  12. FS: Simota Carbon Fiber intake 2010-13 2.0 NON-SKYACTIVE

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I'm selling my Simota carbon fiber short ram intake for GenPu non-sky 2.0 engines. I bought it previously from a member here with 7k on the clock, I've probably put 60k on it since then. It has been cleaned many times between now and then. Everything still works fine. I'm selling because my car...
  13. IKON Motorsport carbon fiber spoiler

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Anyone know how to install IKON Motorsports carbon fiber wing for 2017 gt hatch I bought it and has no instructions? PLEASE HELP!!!
  14. Skyactiv engine carbon and oil buildup

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have been searching on youtube, and find no video of this kind on the matter, so i made it myself; i am studying a way to clean the intake valves more easily than the walnut blasting procedure, cause in my country we do not have that kind of abrasive product, looking at some suggestions in...
  15. Mazda Skyactiv Engine Carbon Build-Up

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    The intention of this post is to clear the air on direct injection (DI), specifically the issue of carbon build up. I noticed that many people have concerns regarding the long term reliability of these engines, due to the issues plaguing early DI engines, and decided to make this handy reference...
  16. 2016 Mazda 3 Carbon Fiber Hood

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey Guys, So some prick backed into me in a parking garage and dented my hood (he was in a jeep). The damage is minimal but I got it appraised for nearly 1300$...so I'm thinking about tossing the stock hood and going carbon fiber. Has anybody seen this or could help me find one? -Chris
  17. Carbon Fiber Hood

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    does anyone know when this will become a reality ? stock hood feels like it 50lb+
  18. Thoughts about carbon fiber hood?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Mazdaspeed_style Hood (CF) ZestJDM has quite a bit of body mods for the Gen 3's and they recently updated with some pictures of this hood. :surprise: I am in love even if its not offered in normal painted. It is nearly $900 after shipping being about $200.... But it seems pretty legit and...
  19. Bayson R Carbon Fiber Spoiler

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Finally got around to installing it. Fitment was perfect, no modifications needed.
  20. Painting Over Carbon Fiber Finish...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    It is possible to paint over Carbon Fiber finish? I called Maaco (paint shop), they said they won't do it because they can't warranty it. He said something about bubbling ...and it can't be painted over.... Anyone here painted something over carbon fiber finish?
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