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  1. FS: 2014 - 2018 Mazda 3 Koni Special Active Strut Front Left Right NEW

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I have a new set of front left and front right Koni Special Active Strut housings for sale. These are new, never installed, still in the box. They were shipped to me with some scratches, as seen in the photos presented. The manufacture part numbers are 8745-1336L, and 8745-1336R. They were...
  2. Need help with Coilovers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So i have a 2014 mazda 3 and am looking to lower my car however need some help because this is my first time ever doing coilovers. Looks like ive settled on the Godspeed mono-ss coilovers however am still open to suggestions but dont want to spend a crazy amount. Anyway when i do go to install...
  3. Found a lower out the door price? Let us know!!!

    Discount Tire
    We will not be undersold!!! At Discount Tire, we work hard to offer the lowest out the door price on all the tires and wheels we carry. We are human though and prices can fall through the cracks; if you've found one lower, we want to know! There are two ways to contact us about our low price...
  4. I can't lower the front seat in Mazda 3 2004!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi all, I was testing the driver's seat lowering/raising lever. I successfully raised the seat to its highest setting, but now I can't lower it! The lever only seems to raise the seat and not lower it. My head is hitting the roof! Any ideas on how I can solve this? Many thanks in advance Jules
  5. Hot Air Heating Up Lower Passenger Side Panel

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I've been noticing a very hot spot in my passenger side lower panel as circled in the attached diagram. This only happens when I've enabled the fan (with and without a/c). If I remove the panel cover (the same one you would otherwise remove to access your cabin filter/bm resistor) and poke my...
  6. Genuine Mazda 3 Roof Rack Cross Bars. 2014-2018. 4DR & 5DR. Part Number - 0000-8L-L20

    Mazda Swag
    Genuine Mazda 3 Roof Rack Cross Bars. 2014-2018. 4DR & 5DR. Part Number - 0000-8L-L20 Manufacturer: Mazda Part Number: 0000-8L-L20 Description: Roof rack, removable (requires roof ditch moldings). This product requires: bhy1-50-9l0, bhy1-50-9h0, bhy2-50-9l0, bhy2-50-9h0. THIS PART FITS...
  7. Taller or lower tire sidewall?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys - this is my first post. I know there have been endless discussions on fitting tyres to m3s - I've read through a bunch of them, with many trying to reduce road noise. I live in Thailand where roading is infested with potholes and bumps like an std. I have a 2014 2.0 S sport sedan...
  8. Possible Engine Torque Reduction in the Lower Gears - Torque Steer Mitigation?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I posted the following on the Mazda6club forum... but got no response. As the Mazda3 2.5 6MT has the same power, torque, and gearing as my Mazda6 (notwithstanding my 6 being a bit heavier) the question also is worthwhile to put to you folks. TIA for any responses: I have a '17 Sport, 6MT...
  9. Remove lower grill without removing bumper?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, something hit my lower grill recently and put a nice crack in it. That being the case I’d like to remove it and wouldn’t be opposed to just going without one altogether. With that in mind, is it possible to just pull out the grill without removing the bumper? *Again this is...
  10. Is it OK to use tires with slightly lower profile

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Stock tires on my 3 are 60 series (205/60/16) but now that I’m getting new tires I’m considering getting 55 series tire. The current 60’s have a very tall sidewall, and am hoping for a bit crisper handling with the smaller sidewalk 55 series tires have. I expect with the 55’z having a slightly...
  11. Driver Side Lower Panel Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Does anybody have instructions or knows how to remove the Driver Side Lower Panel? I need to fix a rattle coming from that area and I'm not able to find proper information, or videos. Waiting for your advise or any suggestions. Thanks.
  12. 2.5L Skyactiv in Auto: Slight Jerkiness in lower speed?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    My car is rather new and still less than 1000 miles (around 700 miles/1100km so far) I noticed that the gear change could be at times a bit jerky (just a little bit) especially when I slowly accelerated. Happened every once in awhile usually at 30kmh-50kmh (15 mph - 30 mph). Is this normal...
  13. Ripped lower ball joint boot - advice?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I am replacing the clutch in my 2012 3i Skyactive. Of course, I ripped the Lower Ball joint boot while separating the control arm from the steering knuckle. All the basic auto stores - PepBoys, AutoZone, etc. - will be happy to sell me a control arm, which I hope is overkill. I can't...
  14. Strange mark on the front lower right...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I went in the garage today to put a tool back and noticed the leaf blower was real close to the 3 because someone was getting something from nearby probably. I figured "uh oh I hope it didn't hit the 3". Anyways it was a bit dark in the garage so I used my flashlight. I saw this like cut on...
  15. Looking to improve gear ratio (get lower RPM)

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi Everyone, I am looking for a solution to change the gear ratio in my 2005 2.3 Mazda 3, particularly for the last gear to make it more of an overdrive. The car was purchased in the US with a stock 5-gear manual transmission but I subsequently changed the transmission to a 6-gear one from 2007...
  16. Question about lower grill

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I was looking at the front of my car today and noticed how "empty" the bottom of the car looks without anything behind the lower grill. I looked on google images and saw a 3 with something in that space, not sure if its some sort of radiator/cooler or what, but I really like the look. I'm...
  17. Lower Grill Removable Without Removing Front Fascia?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I want to paint the lower grill (and the fog light surrounds), Mazda's glossy Jet Black to match many other parts of my car (such as the front air dam, the GT's glossy grille, etc). Can we remove the front lower grill by pulling the lower grille straight out with a trim tool or similar, or is...
  18. Lower car with without a stiff ride

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Would like to lower my 17 2.5 touring a little 1- 1.5 inches maybe but want it to ride like stock. Koni fsd look to be a good riding shock but what springs for that SMOOTH stock ride?
  19. Finally got Lower, RSB, Struts.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Well after about a month and a half of waiting I finally got everything together and installed. H&R Springs Corksport RSB Koni FSD Adjustable endlinks: ADJUSTABLE SWAY BAR LINKS FOR MAZDA 3 BK 2004-2009 | eBay Let me tell you, if you're on the fence do it. Completely different driving...
  20. Driver side front lower control arm replacement problems

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I have a rattling noise in my 3 when going over small bumps. Replaced driver side front strut bearing, inner and outer tie rods, and sway bar end links. None of those seemed to do anything for the noises. Ordered lower control arm and tried putting it on today, except there was some issues...