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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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