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  1. Mazda 3 + Heavy Rain == Fail

    2019+ Mazda 3 Discussion
    I have since noticed the car fails and doesn't work right when you get heavy rain. 1. The auto wipers do not change to their fastest setting, I tried various settings I was forced to switch the wipers to permanently on, auto was useless and dangerous. 2. Message comes on the dash ... Safety...
  2. Hiss During Heavy Acceleration

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    As the title states, since I've owned the car (47 miles on the ODO), I've a hissing noise when I accelerate hard past 3500RPM. I thought it was just the suction sound of the JBR intake, but now that I've removed my rear seat entirely, I notice that the sound is actually coming from the rear of...
  3. Awesome Mazda Meet in North Texas! (Pic Heavy!)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just wanted to post a few pics of this little meet I got to be apart of. It was fun to go cruise with a ton of Mazdas!
  4. Finally, Zs_3's Build!! (Pic Heavy)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This build thread is now completed. The 3 will be returned entirely to it's stock form and will be traded in for a different vehicle within the coming months. Thanks for a hell of a ride with all you guys, I've had a blast! April 10th, 2017 (The day I brought it home): So now let's go a...
  5. Heavy clutch spring

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi all, In the few days I have owned my manual '05 Mazda3 2.3, I have really enjoyed it. Fun car. Is the clutch spring on the manual supposed to be on the heavy/strong side? There is no friction in the movement, it shifts smoothly, but you really have to put a decent amount of force into it...
  6. will 225/45/r18 tyres be too heavy for 14 Maz3 with 1600cc MZR engine?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi I have a 2014 maZDA 3 but here "unfortunately" it comes with the 1600cc MZR engine. I have OEM 16in alloys with 205/60R16 Im planning to go for 18in * 8 alloys, ET 45. im unsure to go for 215/45r18 or 225/45R18? I wouldnt want the wheels to be too heavy for the 1600cc engine which has only...
  7. *Heavy breathing*

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have always wanted a set of these when I got a hatchback car and now I have them! Rally Armor UR mudflaps. Will update with installed photos.
  8. When i let go of the gas at low mph, it feels like i hit heavy resistance?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    new 2015 3i Sport Hatchback AT (1k miles). if i see a red light, I let go of the gas and try to cruise to a stop. but as soon as my speed goes below 20mph, it feels like my speed is decreasing a lot faster? (the road is flat.)
  9. Sintegrate GPS/DVD/Bluetooth (PIC HEAVY)

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    AM/FM Radio Screen CD/DVD Screen Bluetooth Screen TPMS Screen (I do not have them) Settings Screen Unboxing Video Functions Video I have Igo8 on it for GPS, fits dash nice, plug and play (use stock wiring, plus add included gps wire etc.) backlights for buttons match perfect to stock (can...
  10. Short Shift Plate And JBR Heavy Knob

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Just finished up today. Here are my impressions: Installed the SSP on the weekend and drove it for a few days prior to putting on the knob. Right away the shifting felt smoother. Here's what one CorkSport reviewer said: "Awesome product. Shortened the shifts by about 30% and removed the weird...
  11. FS: PA: JBR Heavy Shift Knob with Knitz O-Ring Mod $80 obo

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Not for sale anymore.
  12. Opinions on Mazda 6 LOOK. Pic HEAVY

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So what do you guys think about this look? ALL Opinions allowed Btw, i know ONE is photoshoped.
  13. swsmailman's Build Thread (Pic Heavy)

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Finally decided to create one of these so that I can keep up with upgrades and such to the car, I will post anything I upgrade or add, along with any good pictures I take of the car. You can also follow me on Instagram - stvnsmmns I am also on the M3R FB group as Steven Simmons Cars theme and...
  14. Built by a girl :) (Pic heavy)

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Hello boys and girls! I purchased my new skyactiv 3 a few months ago and love it. I had a Protege5 for the last couple of years and it started dying on me :crybaby 1: Anyway, my previous love had been in the mini truck area. Below are what I did to my blazer xtreme. I bought it brand new and...
  15. Heavy Duty Sway Brackets

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Need something stronger than the Energy 1.25" RSB brackets that came with my Corksport RSB and also come with many others. What are you guys using? Saw Hotchkiss makes a set of heavy duty units, $100 for the pair. Any other good options?
  16. TPM Light activated after heavy rain

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Wheels and Tires
    Hello, I have had my Mazda 3 since June 1, 2010. No complaints, no problems. Tonight I was out at a church event and there was a serious rain storm. When I left to drive home, the tire pressure warning light came on, and the Nav system computer told me to check the tire pressure. I pulled...
  17. Driving Manual in Heavy Snow

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So first of all, this is the first stick car I've actually owned (even though I've known how to drive stick since 3 weeks after I got my license). However, since I've never owned a stick, I've never had to drive in inclement weather conditions. Now that the snow is coming, I'm not really sure...