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  1. Smoother shifting from 1st -> 2nd

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Does anyone have a trick from shifting out of first gear from second gear quickly without making the car jump all over the place? I tend to have to wait nearly a whole second while the RPM's to drop almost 1.5k before its a smooth shift into second, the ratios are so far apart. Pulling out into...
  2. Safe to go staight from v51 > v56 (n00b here)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I just recently got my first Mazda 3 2015 SP25 this week (second hand) and have been reading up on AIO tweaks and would like to get into it. On first look the version I am running is 51.00.351 it would be ADR since I live in Australia. Seeing as AIO only supports v55+, I need to...
  3. 6 speaker -> bose speaker upgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So here is what I have done. My Mazda has the standard 6 speaker audio system. I wanted to upgrade the sound but not to pay a lot. As the car is driven by my girlfriend and she does not care about the sound I decided to change the stock speakers to the ones coming from Bose setup. I come from...
  4. Stock P205/60R16 16x6.5 --> RX8 16x7.5?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi so i bent my steel wheel and i am in the process of trying to pick up new wheels and I found a good deal on used rx8 wheels 16x7.5. I know the tire can fit up to 7.5 but my question is it recommended? Ive searched and searched and maybe I suck at searching but I couldnt find anything. The...
  5. Installed Android Auto on V33 --> Bootloop

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello. I installed Android Auto on V33 and I have now Bootloop on cmu. I bought USB Ehernet converter and now I have SSH comunication.What to do next. How to restore from original firmware via ssh? Can anyone help me?
  6. critical acclaim --> lagging sales... as usual

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Car and Driver calls the Mazda3 “an overachiever in a world where excellence isn’t always rewarded with sales” and says, “In the fun-to-drive category, where few affordable cars even try, Mazda makes the greatest effort and overwhelmingly succeeds." 2016 Mazda3 Wins Comparison Test, All The...
  7. H11 & 9005/H3B =====> LED

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have 2014 iSport HB Mazda 3. I want replace all my headlight bulbs to LEDs, if possible, especially my H11 (low beam). Where can I purchase them? If you can include any link, that will be great. Any on eBay that will work? I currently have 35w HID installed but I want to try LED bulbs at...
  8. Infotainment -> background

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I don't know if it has been done or discussed.. Probably has in the 80 or so pages of infotainment project.. But anyways can you make/change the background of the main screen for the system or change the look of the icons? I'm familiar with Linux file systems and am currently running a...
  9. Interior light ON --> battery KO , solution

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all If I forget the interior light ON ( light near interior mirror ) for about 1 day, the battery is KO. Anyone have a solution for this problem ? timer available inside infotainment ? after market timer to connect at the wiring of the interior light ? other ? .. other dont forget the light...
  10. Went to buy 2014 --> drove home a 2015

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, I'm the lucky owner of a new 2015 2.0L Touring M/T. I needed a daily driver that can go 40+ mpg, fit a car seat in the back, and stroller in the trunk. Although we primarily load up the baby in my wife's 4Runner, it's good to know I can also take him around in the 3. So this past...
  11. manual 2nd -> 3rd shift not smooth

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    anybody having this problem? It seems to be get better once the car warms up, but still not as smooth as other shift combinations. Sometimes I feel a bit of gear/synchro meshing going into 3rd. But other times it's perfectly fine, etc. I have 1100 miles. Maybe I'm not shifting right?:wacko:
  12. Handling/acceleration: 17inch ---> 18inch wheels?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    I have a Mazda 3 S with the 17x7 inch wheels (205/50/17) and am really considering switching to the MS3 wheels 18x8 inch wheels (225/40/18). Will these bigger heavier wheels bog down the car? Any rubbing or fitment issues? Harsh ride? Thanks guys!
  13. WTT? Rear bumper / axleback sky > 2.5/speed

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    i am throwing this out there. @Crespo had an idea to convert his CWP White 2.5 hatch to a single tip single port bumper. I myself have a black mica skyactiv that i want to convert to a 2.5/speed dual port dual tip exhaust. UNFORTUNATELY an agreement could not be met. So heres what im putting...
  14. Skyactiv HB touring --> MS3 touring w/ Tech

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, Haven't been too active on the skyactiv forums lately but wanted to let you know that I traded the skyactiv in for a mazdaspeed3. Old: New: Both cars have their merits but the speed3 was the one I should have gotten 14mo ago when I purchased the skyactiv model. At the time, I...
  15. Mazda 3 > Chevy Cobalt

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I just wanted to clear that up for anyone who wasnt sure... but really I just wanted to vent cause my 3 got smashed yesterday :crybaby 1: (chevy cobalt rental car). had it for about 4 months now. park it in the back of lots and hug curbs so nobody dings the doors only to have some guy not notice...
  16. Turning engine from ON > ACC

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    This is for those with the Push Start feature One of the things that bother me most is that I cannot switch from the Engine ON to ACC position (unless I missed it in the manual)... I often turn my car off when I'm waiting for my passengers and in order to listen to music, I have to push the...
  17. MS3 Wallpaper --> Winning Blue Sedan

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Loved this ms3 promotional wallpaper so I decided to edit it and put my car in it's place. The picture of my car was takin last night in a parking garage at my work underneath a light fixture http://www.bpr-solutions.net/ms3.jpg http://www.bpr-solutions.net/ms3edit.jpg