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  1. Exhaust help.

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3 Discussion
    I’m looking for some help finding a new exhaust that will make my car louder & have more of a standard car sound to it. I don’t know much about my car so I’m just here for some suggestions on what website & exhaust will best fit my car. I have a 2008 Mazda 3 hatchback touring edition. Thanks for...
  2. '16 SkyActiv - Loud Backfire, No Lights or Codes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Tonight on my way home from the store, I was driving down my road in my '16 2.0 SkyActiv Mazda 3 with 61,000 miles and was almost back to my house, going about 10 mph, when suddenly there was a very loud, gunshot-like bang/pop, followed by a screeching sound that sounded like a dog. Only, I...
  3. Exhaust: LOUD = FAST

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a project air-cooled V-twin (7k -8k rpm) carburetted motorcycle on which I've modified many times over for the past 15 years..... and I've learned a lot of things with that vehicle. I bought it brand new, and one of the first mods was a $250 after-market exhaust (not a full exhaust, but...
  4. Mazda 3 - Loud Knocking

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys, I was on my way into work today when my 2005 Mazda 3 2.0L started making a very loud ticking / knocking noise. It seems to be coming from the left side of the engine (if looking from the front of the car) I did some googling and searching of the forums and from what I can tell, it's...
  5. Loud Rear Suspension Thumps/Booms

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2012 Skyactiv and today I noticed when going over bumps at below highway speeds that my rear suspension on my driver's side makes loud thumps or booms. I originally thought it was the sway bar end links coming loose again, but they are torqued to spec and it is a much deeper, less...
  6. What is considered too loud?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2014 3SGT with stock Bose. I find that I have go pretty loud to get over road noise/open roof or windows. on average I range around 20 with windows up, but can get over 40 when things are open. Is there point that amp or speaker damage could occur?
  7. What's the best flowing exhaust option that does NOT get loud?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm interested in sound *deadening* to enhance the audio upgrades I'm working on. So I do not want to add noise from the exhaust. So what's the best option? According to Matt at OV Tuning the stock exhaust flows pretty well. Is there a higher-flowing option?
  8. super loud knock going from 1st to 2nd

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    This might be a noob question but its just me trying to make sure i didnt break my car lol So last night i was pulling out of a shopping center and decided to get on it full throttle. I shifted from 1st to 2nd and as soon as i let the clutch out and stepped on the gas again i heard a HUGE LOUD...
  9. Parking sensors too loud

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I just got my new Mazda 3 soul red, sedan G100 version here in Europe. I love the car and after about 100 miles I only found one thing that irritates me. The rear parking sensors that i bought as an additional equipment are just too loud and can be heard outside louder than I can hear...
  10. TSW Nurburgring - Loud?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I just got the TSW Nurburgrings and noticed that the road noise is now louder in the car. Anyone else have this experience? 18x8.5 Matt Gunmetal Kept original Dunlop's They look great, but I am concerned about the noise. Pics to come in a few days after I wash her.
  11. Rubbing? Loud noises coming from right side of car.

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    recently after we lowered my car it rubs. Everytime I go over a bump (even if it's little) the front right of car makes a loud apart scrapping noise. It's not my front bumper hitting the ground. It's coming from in the wheel well. Can't figure out what it's hitting. My fender liners are cut so...
  12. Loud helicopter noise when driving with rear windows down

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Yesterday while i was driving i lowered both the back windows down halfway and there was this loud chopping helicopter sound. the faster i went the louder it was to a point to where i couldn't hear the radio and it felt like a helicopter was on top of the car. I had to pull over 2 times and...
  13. 2012 Mazda 3 Back Windshield Loud Cracking Sounds Heard

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My latest issue with my 12 Mazda 3 Grand Touring Sedan (skyactiv) is the back windshield making loud cracking and creaking sounds. It sounds like glass shattering or cracking. Yes, it has been very cold lately but this does not sound normal at all. I took it to the dealership about a month ago...
  14. Loud noise need help

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Alright so me and my girlfriend were going somewhere and as I was driving, out of nowhere there was a loud grinding type noise from the front right wheel area, while driving, braking, and stopped. The sound lasted for about a minute or so and then i made a right turn and it went away. the noise...
  15. CS SRI!!!!!! MY GOD!!!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, I just wanted to say out loud how much I love my new CS SRI. I ordered it last Wednesday and it arrived on Friday. I was very pleased with the urgency of the shipping. It installed in about half an hour. People talk about how impressed they are with the sound it makes. I was blown...
  16. Wanna hear a loud MZ3?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Sounds like it belongs on a track. Apart from his dildo shifter, it must be cool to occasionally drive that thing. I'd eventually get a headache as a daily driver. 2010 mazda3s 2.5L MSDS headers 4to1 with flex pipe, CS exhaust with racepipe. 2010 mazda3s 2.5L MSDS headers/ CS exhaust - YouTube
  17. Skyactiv Cold Start Loud Engine Noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    My car has been making a loud noise (hi rev) during cold start. It will go from 1 to 2.5 rpms and then after about a min go below 1. Is this normal for Skyactiv owners?
  18. How loud is your ride?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Let me start with No this isnt about exhaust hahaha! When i first got my mazda i never noticed how loud its inside the car. Since i was too excited that i got a new car and its really a blast to drive. When i finally focused one day and noticed that its a bit loud when i hit the highway. After...
  19. Loud intake

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I want a loud intake that you can hear breathing. Ive been looking at the corksport, the simota, and that K&N. does any one know of a very load air intake? I would also do a CAI.
  20. How loud with no exhaust after downpipe?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Will my car be ridiculously loud if I run nothing after the downpipe? the turbo has to muffle like 80% of the sound right??