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  1. New member! Performance mod suggestions?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone, I’m new here. I’m going to pick up a used 2014 Mazda 3 i Sport this week. It has about 49k miles, and is the manual 6 speed model. To my knowledge it is all stock, but I’d like to put some work into it to pull some more hp out of it! It’s already super fun to drive, mostly looking...
  2. Mod HUD to project on windshield

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Has anyone considered modifying the HUD to project on the windshield, rather than the flip-up plastic? (Active Driving Display). I think this would be something like removing the plastic, and adding a piece of polarized film the the windshield. I don't quite have it figured out, but starting...
  3. Mod options for 2013 Mazda3i Grand Touring (Skyactiv)

    Engine / Drivetrain
    HELLO So, I have done lots of research for my car on ways to get extra Horse and options are clearly limited for my car. I have got the short ram intake which sounds amazing and gave me (Maybe) a little more pep to my step. I have looked in too some aftermarket exhaust for my car and just cant...
  4. AUX MOD

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Audio & Electronics
    Hi , i just installed AUX mod in my car , anyway that mod worked probably for few weeks , i used to connect my phone and then click on media (which will play caset) and then i click on it again it will shows AUX , 3 days ago what ever times i click on media it will never shows AUX , Any...
  5. Wireless Phone Charger Mod

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I looked at all the available mounts and too be honest they are all more cumbersome than the little "cubby" below the climate controls that I always use. I just bought a new phone with wireless charging so I was eager to get a wireless charger behind where I place my phone for convenient...
  6. 2007 2.3L Mod Reviews

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    I picked up a 2007 2.3L 5spd hatch fully loaded with 120k for under 3k, so I had some mod money to play around with. I tried to do everything on a budget and all the work was simple enough for a DIY mechanic to tackle. Here are my recommendations for those out there with new-to-them 3s in order...
  7. Clear Lense Mod

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have seen the Morimoto Black Series 2.5 in for sale and was wondering if that would actually clean up our cut off line. Just wondering if anyone's done it to there HID outfitted or retrofitted cars. Thoughts and recommendations?
  8. Spin on oil filter mod for the 2.3L engines

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    I got tired of dealing with the cartridge style filters, so I did the conversion to spin-on. It's not hard at all. I got about $20 in this mod. Parts required: Everything for a standard oil change, plus 1L5G-6884-BA oil filter adapter (mine came from a Ford Fusion) LF02-14-342 gasket...
  9. Mazda 3 Grill Mod

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello guys, I bought a new grill and I want to modifie it. I want to cut out the plastic pieces to get a better look and a better airflow, but I saw that there is a shield behind the grill. Is it a shield that deflects the airflow from the the bottom inlet if the bumper or is it a cover? I...
  10. Heated Mirror mod request

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hey all, Has anyone done a heated Mirror mod with the blindspot monitoring mirrors? I've got a 2014 iGT and would absolutely love to add heated mirrors but I'm having no luck finding any mods that include the Blindspot monitoring. Thanks for any info!
  11. New And Focused On Infotainment Mod

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone. I only found this place because I can't stand that I'm locked out of my infotainment system while driving. It pisses me off to have to pull out my phone for directions because I can't enter them when I need them most (and yes, I can pull over, but that's kind of a moot point when...
  12. What's the best, first mod to do for your MZ3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just looking to gather everyone's opinions on the first or 'must do' mods. For me, it's window tint! Keeps the car cooler and I don't feel like I'm sitting in a fishbowl anymore. I installed Android Auto and that is a super cool piece of tech (Waze and Google Maps is a great combo). What else...
  13. FS: 10-13 Mazda 3 2.5L Hatchback Exhasut and Intake

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    So...I have some parts for sale for a 2010-2013 Mazda 3 2.5. Corksport Power Series Exhaust System. $300 Corksport Short Ram Intake. $110 Honestly not sure what they are worth, open to offers (please no low ballers)! Can't remember how many miles are on them but they've been on the car for...
  14. 2010 BL performance mod questions

    2012-2013 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    In short, what can I do to this car? Have a SRI, custom high flow Exhaust System up until the first Cat, MPS 6 Trans Clutch Kit, Street Tuned (currently 98.7kwh to the wheels with 195,000done on the dial) would be more but intake problems I've been told. On the same topic; having issues with...
  15. dual rad fan mod?

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hello every one i am new to the forum did some searches for radiator fan mods was having trouble finding what i needed. I have a 05 mazda 3 sp23, currently live in phoenix and it has been getting hotter here worried about over heating with the stop and go that i have to go through on my daily...
  16. Custom "Economy" and "Economy+" A/C Setting?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    In my quest for increased fuel economy, I've come up with an idea that I wanted to run by you guys... "Economy" and "Economy+" settings for your air conditioner: - Economy mode would only operate the compressor when the throttle input is at 0% for 5 seconds, regardless of whether or not you...
  17. Cut rear diffuser on 2016 m3??

    Interior / Exterior
    Hey all, Has anyone ever tried cutting a rear diffuser for 2014+ m3 sedans? It's stupid how it doesn't come with cut-outs and I've recently bought a magnaflow axle back and am wondering if anyone has cut one before and could give me tips? Thanks !!
  18. EZ lip Mod

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Any of my fellow mazda3 hatch owners used the EZ lip front lip instead of spending a small fortune on a diffuser?? Thanks in advance for nay info
  19. New 2004 Hatchback Owner Mod questions

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hey guys, new owner here! Got a screamin deal on a 2004 2.3l hatch with low miles. It's a little rough around the edges though, and I wanted some experienced users recommendations on a few things. 1. Shift knob is all torn up, wanted to put a new one of those on. Any recommendations on...
  20. First "mod" for the 3!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I've decided to try out the Corksport solid shifter bushing after having my 2015 2.0 hatchback for two years now. It has 29K on it and feels like the rubber bushing have loosened up a bit. Hoping to install these by next weekend. (might do an install/review on Youtube)