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  1. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi all, My Mazda dealer said my front sway bar end link bushings are ripped and seeping. Didn't say I had to replace them right then but I have been getting some symptoms I wonder if related to this: 1. Car doesn't handle as well as it used to, feel a lot of swaying side to side 2. Rougher over...
  2. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm switching back to the GRP adjustable end links soon and I want to make sure they are sized and installed perfectly this time. I've had enough fun working on my end links.. thank you very much... I'm lowered on H&R springs 28821-1... 30mm (1.18") drop in front and 45mm (1.77") drop in the...
  3. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I have a 2015 GT and these bose speakers just rip through the doors. I’ve replaced the door handle and door grommets on the doors but rattles still seem to make it through on certain bass notes. This deteriorates the entire experience. I mean the speakers are decent.. but I can’t figure out a...
  4. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    when I had my clutch replaced, I noticed a creaking noise after the work was performed. Clutch seems to be fine. My shocks and struts were way overdue to be changed out so my son-in-law swapped them out. That improved things but I still hear the creaks when I accelerate or make sweeping turns...
  5. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    2008 Mazda 3 GT, 5spd, 190K Rattle in front end over small bumps Top motor mount changed 2 years ago, no signs of leaking, seems tight. New lower rear motor mount - it actually wasn't to bad New quick strut complete assemblies New CV shafts New brakes/rotors Swaybar bushings seem OK, no sign...
  6. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi everyone, so I recently lowered my car onto low kings springs (the drop is about 30mm) and now the front end makes an awful clunking noise over bumps. I've tightened most of the bolts back to the reccomended torque, except for the one at the top that require a hex key as I can't really figure...
  7. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey all, First post here after hours of research on this. I have been chasing a clunk in my front end for the last 5k-10k miles. I'm unbelievably stumped as I can't find or see anything loose, even with the car jacked up and suspension loose, nor with weight on the suspension. In the last 10k...
  8. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I was on the highway in heavy traffic early in the morning while dark, and a big chunk of tire was flying and taking cars out! I couldn't avoid it, and it hit my front end. There is minimal damage, but it popped a piece of trim out. Check out the bottom left side of the attached pic. Does anyone...
  9. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I recently purchased H&R lowering springs, a Corksport rear sway bar and front strut tower bar. I plan on running the RSB on it's stiffest setting and was reading that, as I will be lowered, I will need upgraded end links to do so. I'm leaning towards getting the GRP end links, Moog would...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    My 2014 Mazda 3 lease is ending soon. After owning a 2010, 2011, 2012 and now this 2014 Mazda3 I think its time for a change. So, having said that, I am going to lease a 2018 BMW 2 series coupe....can't wait for a faster car with rear wheel drive.....woohooo! LOL Anyway, its fun coming on here...
  11. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone! This is my first post on here, so please excuse me if i mess anything up. I have been reading and lurking in the forums during this project for the past 2 weeks. Its a great trove of info. I have finally hit a wall and had to make an account to post. So here is the just of it...
  12. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, I'm currently in the 3rd year of my lease of a 2014 Mazda 3 Grand Touring sedan. My lease ends in November 2017. I’m currently at around 38,000 miles and calculate that I will most likely be over my 45,000 mile lease by around 5000 miles come November. I’d prefer to avoid the...
  13. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Exclusive: Mazda's new engine boosts fuel efficiency by 30%- Nikkei Asian Review Mazda plans to incorporate the new engine in 2018 in the new Mazda3, dubbed Axela in Japan, which will undergo its first overhaul in five years. The engine then will be adopted gradually by other models. The...
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi! First post but long time lurker here! I have recently purchased a 2017 Mazda 3 Sedan fully loaded in Machine Grey Metallic. I have ordered Eibach Springs and a Progress RSB, I understand I should also look at upgrading the rear end links. I was looking at the Hardrace website but...
  15. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So for about 3 months, the front end of my car has had a whistling noise that as become prevalent whenever I am at speeds above 20mph. It's silent otherwise. I have seen a few whispers of this same issue online but I have gotten nothing definitive on it yet. It just spent 2 weeks in the shop for...
  16. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have had my Mazda3 for almost 6 years. LOVED it. 113,000 miles, paid off, and felt like the beginning of a long relationship. A few weeks ago someone swerved around stopped traffic, blew through a red light on the shoulder and picked me off. I never saw him. My dashcam caught the moment...
  17. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Some say the Mayan calendar ends on this date, or that those crazy North Koreans launched an EMP. All we know is... Over at reddit.com/r/mazda3 theres has been a sudden increase in the number of reported boot loop issues. 4 separate threads in the last day alone, with even more responding with...
  18. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    2005 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan. I noticed a clunking sound coming from the front end area tonight. Sounds more like the passenger side or middle area. I can get it to do it on application of the throttle and over bumps in the road. Doesn't do it on speed bumps, mind you I do those at snail speed. Any...
  19. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Price quoted on a 2016 iGT 3 Sedan $21,396 before TTL. Dealer informed me I "have to hurry" that incentive they have running ends 11-2. Is this the case? Won't they just have a new incentive for year end? Do I have to buy now?? I am trading in a 2014 Mazda 3 iTouring with 11k miles, hoping to...
  20. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    End links come up in a few other threads on the forum but I figured this would be a place to find basic info. For those of us who are lowered and have a Rear Sway installed it is a good idea to upgrade from stock end links. There are a few options including Autoexe, Whiteline etc Can those...
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