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  1. Broken suspension height sensor?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'll post more tonight, but the following 2 pictures show a part/plug-in harness that is supposedly a suspension height sensor on the left rear control arm. The guy who helped me install my rear swaybar has potentially broken this using an impact gun when we changed the nuts for my endlinks as...
  2. Eibach pro-kit uneven height?!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    hey guys ! is there anyone here running Eibach pro kit springs on their 3rd gen? I just installed my lowering springs and I notice that the rear fender gap is less than the front. The springs are suppose to drop 1'' front and 1.3'' back but the back had a much more gap to begin with. So, I...
  3. Seat loses it's height adjustment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Forgive me if this was discussed before, but I couldn't find anything on it, perhaps it's just mine. Anyways, I have the 2016 Mazda3 Sedan, liquid silver, and I prefer my seat to be adjusted high, I noticed since day one when I got the vehicle that the seat would get lower and lower the more I...
  4. Anyone have weird active HUD height issues?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I think mine is like broken or something. When I adjust it via the menu, it only sometimes goes up and down and in super big increments. When I turn the car off and on again, the height is off again
  5. Bi-xenon reference height help?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi everyone. So I recently had a minor accident with my beloved 2014 Mazda 3 and had to replace the passenger's side HID headlamp. I'm having a slightly hard time trying to adjust to the right height since then passenger's sides are a tad bit higher. Does anyone have a picture of the light beams...
  6. How to lower open hatchback height?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    My mom's considering the purchase of a 5Dr Mazda 3, but she has problems reaching the hatchback lid to close it (it opens really high for her - she's only 5' tall). It's okay of the hatch doesn't open all the way up... Has anyone found a good solution for lowering the open hatchback's...
  7. Headlight height adjustment 2010 Mazda 3 1.6TSdi

    Interior / Exterior
    Hi Guys, I'm new to the forum so please bear with me. At the risk of asking a repeated question, how on earth do you adjust the height of the headlight beam? I've checked out YouTube for my model, but to no avail. It all looks very snug behind the headlights with no obvious means of...
  8. Seat Height Broken

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    2008 Seat Height will not go up or down. Handle does move up / down but seat will not adjust. I did replace some components but still does not work. I would like to know how far the big gear should move. I could only turn the big gear with a channel locks 1/4 turn, should it turn freely??? I...
  9. How-To: Adjust Foglight Height

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    If you are like me, the original foglight height was too low for my taste, could also be because of the way the bowls reflect HID bulbs, but i decided to adjust the higher. Just in case anyone is wondering bulb size is H11, wasn't able to find it anywhere else. 1. Remove foglight bezel 2...
  10. Mazda says not to alter height.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was just reading the manual with my new 3 Sport GT with tech package and they say if you have City Driving Braking feature to not change ride height because the system may not activate or it may activate when it shouldn't and cause a serious accident. I wanted to drop an inch to 1.5" but now...
  11. Is uneven ride height fixable on stock suspension?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was asking about issues regarding alignment in another thread but I figured since I think I have a suspension related problem, here we go.. My car has about 1,000 miles on it.. Recently the steering has felt odd when turning left.. It tends to really lean into left turns on its own... It has...
  12. Coil Overs and Rear Height adjustment?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So as I look over various manufacturers do any of the companies offer an actual coil-over for the rear of our cars? From what I see it looks as thought you get front ride height adjustment capabilities but the rears seem to replace the shocks and springs like a cup-kit Im looking for the...
  13. Best wheels for stock height?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello Mazda enthusiasts! I need some advice and opinions on the build that im planning to do. I was wondering what wheel size as well as tire size would best look with stock ride height? I have no plans of lowering my '13 3 skyactiv sedan and i was looking at some 18 x 8.5 with +45 offset at a...
  14. adjusting rear height and preload, bc coilovers gen pu

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So while there is a ton of info on the net about how to ajust the fronts, there really insnt any for the rears. Any of you guys know how to adjust the rear? I have heard that preload is set by twisting the shock until it feels tighten and height is adjsut by the locking rings on the spring...
  15. Can a stock Mz3 hatch measure height for me?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I did my coilovers and end links this weekend and forgot to measure ride height before hand, like an idiot. Can someone measure pavement to center on front and rear fenders for me please? I'd really appreciate it. I have searched and couldn't find this info.
  16. Adjusting Coilover Ride Height - Is it Practical

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Been considering a suspension upgrade....springs vs coilovers. Living in Northern Alberta there are some concerns doing this as the snowfall for 5 months of the year make this a challenge. I like the idea of the BC coilovers as the ride height can be adjusted. My questions to you folks: If I...
  17. Post your height

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    im just curious what height everyone is riding at. post a pic and stats. 25" to fender in the front 24" to fender in the rear 7" to bottom of front bumper center (might have been just slightly lower than that) BC coils, all the way down in the rear, 1"+ left to play in the front. im getting...
  18. Pic Please: Stock 17" wheels/tires on 2.0 Sedan with stock height.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Also, Does 2.5 sedans have the same height as 2.0 sedan? Thanks
  19. stock vs 215/45 vs 215/50 on stock height

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone, Can anyone show me side pics of what 215/50/17s look like and what 215/45/17s look like. I wanna see if the look is worth the extra weight and slight gain in grip vs stock 205s. Thanks a lot for everyone's help. -Arthur
  20. Good ride height after lowering?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys I was playing with the idea of lowering the car just a tad within the next year. Based on what you guys have seen or have though, what do you think would be a good ride height or how far would you lower it? I don't wanna slam it I am just looking for something that still looks...