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  1. Any idea what would cause my brake to wear like this?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Heard the scraping signalling that it’s time to switch my brakes up from the rear left tire. I dropped the tire off and to my surprise found that the inner brake pad was worn all the way down (unevenly as well) but the outer brake pad still looked fresh. Anyone have any insight as to why it...
  2. Mazda 3 2015 iTouring Performance idea

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone! Can anyone send me ideas on what to put on my car to boost the performance and maybe share some cosmetic ideas. Can you provide the link if possible as well. Thanks !
  3. Any idea what this is?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    We just got a 2016 Grand Touring a couple of months ago and I found this odd plastic part on the floor behind the driver seat. Any ideas what it might be? Thanks! Steve
  4. Engine Swap Idea -- Let's Brainstorm

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Disclaimer: This thread is intended to spark a discussion and could possibly evolve to an actual swap being attempted. Please avoid turning it into an insult-fest or pissing contest. People I'm hoping will join the thread have been through the common swap and have a lot of insight...
  5. No idea what Im doing. 2007 2.0 Mazda 3 repair/maintenance question.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Should we keep the old purple Mazda? My wife's 2007 Mazda 3 (2.0) sedan (automatic), with 117k miles (paid off) needs about $1k worth of motor mounts and suspension work and we are wondering if it's worth keeping? Repair quote: Both Axel assembly's Transmission mount Motor mounts...
  6. Design Idea for Mazda Entertainment Unit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm sure that Mazda executives hang on every word here...not. But for the next iteration of the entertainment unit on Mazda cars, how about putting a universal dock for a phone behind and indeed part of the display screen? Mazda currently lack anywhere to put a phone and placing it there...
  7. No idea what spoiler to get

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello forum.. my 2012 mazda 3 sedan is going for a blacked out look (paint is gray mica), but i feel it is time for a spoiler.. should i go for an oem wing (blacked out) or a lip spoiler (blacked out)? would a black wing look good with a gray mica body? or would a black lip look better?
  8. Idea for dash cam

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Has anyone tried adding a front facing camera to the screen housing? We should be able to bring the video feed into the infotainment system and save to a usb drive with a background app running....
  9. Any idea of CFM for 2.5's?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Looking at mufflers and been googling all morning trying to find out what the 2.5 skyavtiv's put out. I did find some site that suggested a 2.25 diam pipe maxed out just above 400 cfm and 185 HP.
  10. I have no idea what am doing

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    Look at that...
  11. Is this a good idea?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Will this hurt my 2012 skyactiv 2.0 mazda3 hatchback? Pulling the hand brake and drifting in the snow. Reving the engine high in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gear getting the wheels to lose traction in the snow(sometimes in the rain). Shifting wile under loss of traction (sometimes the car shakes)...
  12. Roof Racks

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Roof Racks/2015 Mazda 3 Fixed Points Sooo... I just traded in my 13 mz3 for a 14 Mz3iGT. I had previously invested a lot of money in the floor mats and roof racks, floor mats are now taking up space in storage and I cant do anything about that. But on the old Mz3 I had Thule 460 podiums, which...
  13. Is this a good idea since I already ordered it...?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Not a big deal but would my dealer be pissed off if I asked to have a 3 Hatchback for a whole day just to see how it fits in with my life and can carry what I need? I'm 99% sure it will do all that but I haven't test driven since December.. Mine won't be here as most of you know until the end of...
  14. So I have an idea...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I wonder how feasible it would be to retro fit the exhaust tips and lower molding of the rear bumper from a hatch onto a sedan to get that dual exhaust sporty look??? I want to see my pipes!!!
  15. Exposing exhaust tips for sedan, idea

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This was posted on another forum, thought I would share it here. It's in Chinese tho, but pix speaks a thousand languages :) http://club.autohome.com.cn/bbs/thread-c-3294-34094403-1.html I think the end result looks great :D
  16. 2010 MZ3 2.5 trade for 2008 speed3, bad idea?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    I've found a 2008 speed 3 in fantastic condition, 80k miles, no body or interior damage, and all original parts for 11.5k. With that being said, do you think a dealer would take a straight across trade with a 2010 MZ3, 55k miles, and the only blemish being an almost invisible bump on the...
  17. Any idea why the speedometer is below zero?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello, Im Jon lol, first post! Anyway, I got my first Mazda 3 yesterday, it was probably sitting around for a few months in a car lot before I bought it, its a used car (flooded:crybaby 1:) I drove the car for a few feet and the speedometer needle thing does move, it'll go up and do its normal...
  18. Decal idea. What do you think??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I've seen this stock on a couple Mazdaspeeds at the dealership by my house and a guy that drives around here has one too. I'm thinking about getting one too, but I'm not positive. What do you guys think about it? (Quick photoshop job) I feel like the red might be a little much, just an...
  19. Good or bad idea?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So I've been bouncing ideas for how I wanna mod my 2011 2.5 hb and finally said screw it and ordered some cosworth cams for the mzr 2.0/2.3 from wht I understand its thought they will work with the 2.5. Just wondering what the community's ideas and interests are with this and if its even worth...
  20. I have NO idea where to start.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Is there any chance of y'all helping a noob? I have no idea where to start looking for aftermarket body kits and such for the car! Lol. As the name suggests I have the 2013 grand touring I 2.0 sky active (sedan not hatch) and I don't know how far off the body is from the 2012 model. I don't know...