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  1. Non-Bose Audio Ideas & Questions

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    This is for the 2018 Hatchback, but likely similar for all generation 3 models. Sorry in advance for the long post. First some simple questions. I would appreciate informed first hand responses instead of the typical "I read somewhere..." Question 1: What is the efficiency of the non-Bose...
  2. Just bought an '04 M3 Hatch. First upgrades ideas?

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I just became a part of the M3 family with my purchase of a 186k mile M3 HB. I'm looking to do a few tasteful visual upgrades to it. Any ideas? I also will be putting a new stereo in there(probably enon). Any ideas for what a good, affordable upgrade for that would be? Thanks!
  3. 2008 Mazda3 2.0, 5spd. ideas? first car

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Good evening, First time on here, a few months ago i bought a 2008 Mazda3, 2.0L, 5speed manual, with 139k miles off a guy on craigslist for about $600. car was in great condition, he simply had to move and didn't have time to sell it at a good price! I am wondering what sort of mods are...
  4. Performance Ideas so Far

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    So, I've been around the internet, various forums and wiki pages, and these are all to mods I'm thinking about doing down the road to my 2007 Mazda 3 Hatch. Drive train: Swapping the stock FWD for a Mazda 6 AWD Engine: I already swapped the 2.3L L5-VE for the 2.5L Duratec I'm curious if the...
  5. need 2010 GS SEDAN Modding ideas

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    at the risk of getting flamed for not searching on the forum, I'll ask what have you done to your cars interior and exterior wise to make it stand out a bit more from the regular/ non-car people crowd ? pics please! also another thing.. I looked that up on the forum that MPS hood does not fit...
  6. Mod Ideas?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! I recently bought a 2017 Mazda3 4 door in deep crystal blue and I was wondering what kind of mods I should do to it, other than just tinting the windows. I was looking for better rims, but I am not sure as to what kind of rims to get or what colors to get. Any suggestions?
  7. new to tuners a& mazdas and need some ideas

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    hey everyone im nick, new to the forum world and the tuner world and i need a bit of help/ ideas i have a 2004 mazda 3I, i put a CAI on it and know the stock MAF dosent compensate for how much more air is coming in and dosent add the proper amount of fuel. id like to get an aftermarket MAF but...
  8. Tachometer Ideas

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've been pondering the feasibility of adding an aftermarket tachometer somewhere above the existing gauge cluster in my '14 I Touring 6MT. Sick of the pathetic little tach and wanting a bit more immediate visual representation of engine speed (my Pathfinder and motorcycle spoil me with nice big...
  9. Need Door Edge Guard-any ideas?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Mazda evidently doesn't have them for my GT. Need an alternative that won't clash with my paint.
  10. Any ideas on why my phone doesn't see the car BT?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi! Just picked up my 3 about an hour ago. I've been trying to pair my personal phone with the car but my phone doesn't see the bluetooth signal that the car is sending out. My work phone does see it but I'm not allowed to pair it nor would I want to. My personal phone is a LG V20 running...
  11. Road Trip Preparation Ideas

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    For some who have taken many road trips, the attached AAA article is elemental, but had good reminders for us all. However, for those who are about to take their first or second one, some good-sense preparation recommendations. Source=AAA Do you have additional road trip recommendations?
  12. 17" Wheel ideas

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Looking for come help on 17 inch wheels for my 2015 mazda3 sport Aluminum Metallic paint New on this forum and hope this question hasn't been posted before :smile2:
  13. Mod Ideas for Silver Hatchback?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Recently purchased a 2014 silver hatchback touring that is practically stock aside from the window tint. Being new to the mazda world, I would appreciate any mod ideas that anyone has! :smile2: Basically, customize my car please :laugh2:
  14. Wheel ideas

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    What wheels will look beautiful with a 13 grey 3 ? I'm on sportline 2inch drop will fish out for coilovers in the near future . If you guys have any grey 3s like mine please feel free to share ! Thank you .
  15. Exhaust Ideas...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi guys, 2nd post! Have had this car since last October and i think im about ready to put in an exhaust system... Looked at Borla, RB, CS, and UR (and some other brand that i cant remember the name:cursing 1:) Id like to hear how the UR sounds, their video doesnt do much justice, and the one on...
  16. Help with ideas for 18 x 7.5 et 45 wheels

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Looking to help my coworker get some new wheels for her '16 3i GT. Eibach pro kit is already on the way. Looked at the Sparco Assetto Gara wheels which would be perfect but they only come in 18 x 8 et 45. Was hoping to keep around the same tire diameter/height as factory and go with 215/45-18...
  17. Need some rim ideas

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    New to these forums and recently bought a 2013 mazda 3. Have had it for 3 weeks moe and am in love with it. However, the hubcaps that came with the car were an eyesore, and having not enough guap for a set of rims i turned to black plasti dip for a temporary fix until i can get some cool wheels...
  18. Brake light popped out. Any ideas on how to fix?

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I couldn't find anyone else on the forums with this problem, so I thought I'd make an account and ask the experts! My 2004 Mazda 3 Hatch went over a bump and the red cover that the brake light shines through popped out (pics below). Popped tail light Normal tail light for reference
  19. Looking for replacement part, any ideas?

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Today I was replacing the trunk light on my 3 hatchback, and I accidentally snapped off the plastic lens and the little switch where the light is. I can't find the part online for the life of me. I called the dealership and it would be $50 to replace it, and I really dont want to spend that...
  20. Air intake ideas?

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi everyone i was looking into some air intakes and was thinking about going with one from k&n or aem. Are there any other options i should look at that are better?
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