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  1. Hello From Winnipeg

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey guys, I’ve been driving a manual 2016 3 GT sedan for a little over a year now, and I just started modding it recently. This is my second Mazda 3 (and second car) in two years, the first one being a manual 2006 Sport GT which was sadly written off Feb 2019 (RIP). I love both 3’s dearly and I...
  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. Lowered on Eibach Pro-Kit (Before & After Pics)

    2019+ Mazda 3 Suspension & Handling
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  4. Question for lowered 3's

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Sorry if this has already been asked, surfed for about an hour to no avail. Question for all of you lowered 3 owners out there; do you run aftermarket adjustable end links to account for lowering your vehicle? If so, what brand are you running? Recently installed BC racing BR series coilovers...
  5. Wheel & Tire Recommendations?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello everyone. I have been following this forum since before I purchased my 2016 Mazda 3 iSport Manual 6 Spd. I have learned so much and am so thankful for this great forum. It's about time for me to begin to modify my vehicle as it's warranty is close to expiring. Definitely looking into...
  6. What shocks for lowered vehicle?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello all If my BM Mazda3 is lowered by about 35mm and I wanted to get new shocks/struts, what would be the best to get? Springs are King Springs (Australian brand, I think?)
  7. How to improve the D4S stock headlights? (Lowered springs)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi. I have the Eibach Prokit in my Mazda3 and since I installed it, i can't see nothing on the road LOL. I have to use the high beams of the headlights (D4S stock). I tried with the Morimoto (very poor power) and the Osram CBI (actually) but the same issue. Anyone have idea how to improve the...
  8. Chazzy J's 3 Lowered!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So finally. It happened. The suspension is Eibach ProKit and Koni FSDs. The wheels are hyper silver Mazda6 19s wrapped in 225/40R19 rubber. The ride quality is amazing. I drive an hour to work and the ride feels the exact same as it did on stock suspension. There is one particular frost...
  9. Eibach Lowered and Wheels size

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey All, I just lowered my Mazda 3 hatchback with the eibach prokit, which is 1 inch in the front and 1.3 in the rear. Next I'm hoping to get some new wheels soon. But will an 18x8 45 offset and tire size of 245/45ZR18 rub?
  10. Lowered, scraping, damage?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello! I have the CorkSport Lowering Springs installed on my 2015 Mazda 3 sedan. I kind of anticipated some scrapes on occasion, but at the exit from my mother's apartment complex, I hear it, and it sounds really bad. I always worry I'm going to rip something off of my car. I tried going out and...
  11. Lowered on Road Magnets - how does the ride change going from OEM to Koni struts?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I recently lowered on road magnets and found the ride to be a little harsh. I'm not sure if it's my OEM struts that are failing or if this is normal. Most roads and highways are fine, but if I hit a bumpy or poorly maintained road, the ride is awful. I've got about 30k on my OEM struts. Is...
  12. Anyone lowered there car with SCBS?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Just wondering my car is a Australian SP25 with SCBS and want to put corksport spring in, the manual says not to alter the suspension. :( Has anyone done this?
  13. Never Lowered Before

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Noob question... Sorry....Considering lowering my M3 with an Eibach Pro Kit. What can I expect from this? Is the ride noticeably changed? Rougher? Is there a better system for a smother ride? How will this effect warranty? Obviously is looks SO much better lowered. Once car is lowered, is there...
  14. My 2014 Mazda 3 lowered and new shoes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Had her for about 6 months now
  15. Lowered 3 suspension upgrades?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey everyone, Im pretty new to working on cars and im learning as I go so pardon me. I have a 2010 Mazda 3 itouring that I lowered 2 years ago with my friend with some D2 coilovers. The coilovers didn't come with camber plates at all. I was recently paying more attention to how my car handles...
  16. Any of You, Lowered Ones, on Front Camber Bolts?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Looking to see if anyone has 1st hand info on brand, specs, PN & source of front camber bolts for our M3s. I know it's the hobo, hard-to-dial in option. Nothing wrong w/ my camber, just wanna be more flexible. Got JBRs to handle rears. Thanks.
  17. MY Mazda 3 Story/ Build up with pics

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    MY Mazda 3 Build Thread - Almost Totaled & Rebuilt Hey Guys , I am new to this forum, im Just posting everything i have done with my Mazda 3 so far! I purchased a 2005 Mazda 3 2.3l and quickly learned about the issues with it. within 2 weeks of owning it I nearly totaled it when I hit a deer. I...
  18. To those who have lowered their cars - how's the ride comfort.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    In my limited experience with suspension mods, lowering springs have usually improved the handling characteristics at the cost of ride comfort. Has that been your experience, given that the 3 (iGT in my case) is moderately stiff in its stock form? I'd like to drop the car about an inch, but...
  19. Rear lowered more than front?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I recently installed a set of H&R lowering springs and Koni yellow struts. Finally got everything installed and have been driving it around for a week or so now but I've noticed the back came down more than the front. Every wheel started at about 15" (the front left was a little lower for some...
  20. Advice on struts and shocks. for oem riding and lowered riding

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys my 07 mazda3 is having some issues. I noticed one of the struts fluid gushed iut and the back bounces a lot. So ive decided to reolace all 4. I know the front are atruts and the back are shocks. I usually have it lowered on aftermarket aprings. But when i travel i put it back to stock...
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