1st time Mazda owner. I bought a 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv and want to learn more about the car: performance upgrades, common issues and maintenance. Only mod so far has been replacing brake pads and rotors with a Stop Tech performance upgrade and stainless steel brake lines. Thanks
After using someone else's ratchet over the weekend, I got used to a very resistant release button. When I got back from the trip, I found my car would barely start. I picked up a new battery today at costco and when I went to put it in, my finger slipped and released the drive right into the...
Just saw this in the latest MT at the doctor's office so figured I'd pass along. Granted it's neither an "s" nor a 2017 but that's still a big drop. Discuss.
The Big Test: 2016/2017 Compact Sedans - Motor Trend
And here's the 3 only review for reference...
Hi everyone... I want to take the lightweight route regarding wheels/tires, so I'm looking at 7 or 7.5x18" options, and I'm planning to stay on 215s tire wise. My idea is to drop at least 8-9 pounds per corner in rotating unsprung weight, pretty easy in these sizes.
I've read everything and...
Finally here are some pictures of the drop with new rims
19" CVR 105 225/35/19
just had the car dropped using H&R springs. The ride is perfect. In addition to that, I put on gold work XC8 wheels to match the soul red color. Lastly, had kits installed to. My car is a 2.0 sedan BTW.
Here are some shots of the car.
So this is my 3rd oil change and they used the correct oil this time. Either my foot is getting heavier and I am more aggressively driving or something is wrong. Anyone have any thoughts? Tire pressure was adjusted same time they changed oil and rotated tires. I was getting an avg of 29 now I...
Anyone experience a drop in mpg? I had my second oil change and I am only at 12,450 miles. It seems my avg mpg dropped by about 1 -2 mpg. I had my mechanics do the oil change , very trustworthy guys not the Mazda Dealership (hate them they screw up more things than they fix)
I came home from work Monday after leaving my car parked below a building that was having renovations done. There was scaffolding and I parked where the supporting crossbeams are laid, much behind the driveway.
I came home to move my car for ASP the next morning and noticed a perfectly thin...
Hi all. I have a 2012 Mazda 3 Skyactiv. I noticed this past summer I was consistently getting 525 or more miles per tank no problem with almost 50-75 or more to go in the tank. Now, I'm barely getting 480 on the tank with about 50-60 miles to go. Is there a winter gasoline blend that gets less...
dropped my car with the CS springs front 2.25 and rear at 1.75 CS said it was the safest spring but i got a camber kit as well jut need to get it alined
and after (couple of months and the spring will settle more)
Finally got around to dropping my Ghost (Mazda 3) and put new rims on her. Shes sitting on 18x9 rota boosts. Front tires are 225 and the back are 255...Not gonna lie, I think she's sexier now! She's still hitting a bit So I gotta roll the fenders a bit more. Whatcha guys think so far?
Ok, I normally have all my aftermarket installed on my car by my dealership, they are cool to do it cash, under the table, and yet they will do their best to help me if I have warranty problems. (lets hope i never have any problems) and they installed my 1.75" RM lowering springs. I also asked...
I sent road magnet performance springs an email last week to see if they would could use a vehicle for R&D on some new 2010 ms3 springs. i brought the car in yesterday, they took the measurements and it turns out the diameters for the springs as well as pretty much everything suspention wise is...