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  1. Have you ever repaired curb rash on aluminum wheels?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Three of my stock wheels have varying degrees of curb rash, I bought the car used, with some being pretty deep and noticeable so I have been thinking about attempting od repairing them with bondo. I came across a couple of youtube videos that show how and it seems pretty easy and straight...
  2. Diagnose my curbed front wheel

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey folks, after 3 shops and 3 different opinions, I need some help from you all. Saturday 5/20/2017, hit a curb head on at about 25 mph with both drivers side wheels. Got out, everything looks good except the rim and minor sidewall damage. (photos attached). I developed a noticeable pulsing...
  3. Hit a curb ... Not good

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    2012 Mazda 3 I hit a curb the other night. Damage is pretty bad from what I can see. Driver side: wheel pushed back, fender is buckled and pushed into door, bent control arm, broke the rim. Could possibly be more. I'm stressing. Insurance says I'm covered. Anyone experienced this kinda...
  4. Curb Rash

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    This is the first time I've driven a car with low-profile tires (the 18" alloys), and I made a rookie mistake yesterday and scraped against a curb. The scratch is only a few inches long and about a centimeter from the outside edge. Is there a quick way to repair this, or cover it up a bit?
  5. 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 curb weight

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hey, can someone repost the weight specs for all compnents of the 2010 ms3, i found it on here the other day, im having trouble finding it again. Thanks
  6. FS 2nd gen MS3 wheels only! $500 NO CURB RASH

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Hey peeps in SoCal! I'm selling my 2nd gen MS3 wheels! $500 obo Although the only catch is that I'm only willing to meetup with peeps in SoCal cuz I don't want to ship them. No tires, no TPMS, no curb rash. I'll be cleaning them before meeting up with you. I can work with you on the price just...
  7. Curb Rash Prevention?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I know, I know, the best way to avoid it is to not hit the curb at all. I live in the city and park on the street daily, though, and sometimes it's just unavoidable. I've got some small knicks on a few of the rims that I want to take care of at some point. With past cars that I've owned, this...
  8. Really! Just curb scraped the wheel on my 2012 3-

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Seriously....... While parallel parking I managed to scrape a small bit of my right front wheel on a curb. I found an outfit that will refinish the wheel for a small charge but you would think I could manage a at least a week or two before scratching my 3.....:mad 1:
  9. Cyclical droning noise after sliding into a curb on the passenger side.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Recently on a snowy day I took a turn a bit too fast leaving my work's parking lot and slid sideways into a curb. Once I got on the highway I noticed a moderate cyclical droning noise coming from the passenger side. I took it to the dealer and they replaced the front passenger wheel bearing...
  10. Curb Hop?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    More of bounce off the curb. Long story short, I was coming home tonight and someone was in my lane in a curve in town. (its more of a 45* turn then curve) I ended up hitting it, instead of him. Then nearly bouncing to the other lane. About 1/3 of the lip scraped, deep. What would you do...
  11. Curb Rash. :/

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Scratched my 2010 17" Alloys on the curb today.. What can I do to fix em? What happened: Small street, was at a stop and the guy making the turn into my street was really close to me so I turned to the curb to avoid him. In result, curb rash... :crybaby 1: They look worse in the pictures...