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  1. Improve seat comfort?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Has anyone managed to make these seats more comfortable? Maybe it's because I'm 6'1", but I find the seats absolutely horrid for longer drives. No thigh support, which puts lots of pressure on my tailbone and lower back. I tried opening up the back of the seat and inserted some foam to give more...
  2. KONI FSD - more comfort over stock?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm browsing all the discussion about the KONI FSD, but I'm not certain on what "better ride" means. My only real issue with the stock setup(2015 M3 sport) is on concrete roads. They have wavy pattern here, so the car is bouncing up-down at 2-3Hz - really annoying . All other cars we have a...
  3. Shear Comfort Seat Covers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I just received and installed my seat covers from Shear Comfort. Free shipping from Vancouver, BC. Chose the Neo-Supreme over getting leather due to the cold winters in Canada. A bit expensive in my opinion. Overall, not too bad. The front uppers are held in by straps, whereas as the rears...
  4. 3rd Gen vs. CX3--too close for comfort?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    From another thread discussing the much-anticipated Gen3 Mazdaspeed 3: This comment came to mind as I was looking at pics of a CX3 Racing Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon and wondering if it looked too much like the Mazda 3? Mazda CX-3 Racing Concept at 2015 Tokyo Auto Salon Image 302098 In...
  5. To those who have lowered their cars - how's the ride comfort.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    In my limited experience with suspension mods, lowering springs have usually improved the handling characteristics at the cost of ride comfort. Has that been your experience, given that the 3 (iGT in my case) is moderately stiff in its stock form? I'd like to drop the car about an inch, but...
  6. Seat Headrest tweak for more comfort

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    The headrest keeps hitting me in the back of the head. To address this 1. I flipped the headrest backwards 2. Used this car neck cushion and removed just a bit of filling to make it slightly softer. Now, there's only slight pressure on the back of my neck (the neck cushion is more compliant...
  7. Seats, seats and seats!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    That's right, this thread is all about seats! Haha, any way I have to ask, has any one been in some hot weather lately? What kind of seats do you have? Leatherette any better/worse then real leather? Have you put a cover on your seats yet? If so, post pics :D. Any one taken a long road trip...
  8. tire pressure, handling, and ride comfort

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My back as bothering me all last two weeks, and I finally went to check the tire pressure.. its 30psi all around...and I thought "that's why it was sooo bouncy." brought it up to 36-38psi, and the ride is fine again..(somewhat) Then something I read long ago came to me about having a softer...
  9. Tein Premium Spec comfort sport coilovers

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Upper Mount w/ Camber Adjustment* - Upper mounts are included for front and rear. TEIN utilizes various designs of upper mounts to increase steering response while still maintaining quiet operation. Most kits include an aluminum upper plate with NWB pillowball, while some applications use an...