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  1. Can a rim be bent mounting a tire?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I had four new tires put on by town fair tire about a week ago. I had no vibrations or shaking of any sort before I went to get the tires mounted and I was driving with worn tires. I got the exact same set of tires I had before but after the mounting I've been having a slight vibration that gets...
  2. Transmission Mounting Bolt Concern

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    I have a weird problem....When I removed the manual transmission from the engine of my 2004 Mazda 3 with the 2.3L engine, I placed the bell housing bolts in bags and labeled them. For some reason, I placed one different looking bolt in a separate bag. It was longer than the rest. Reassembly got...
  3. Thumb Drive Mounting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    So I did this - I have an after market stereo (Pioneer) that has a USB port, using a cable to plug in a thumb drive, but I didn't like running the cable down along the console to my seat. I bought this cable...
  4. Mounting Official Reversing Camera on 2014 Mazda 3 UK

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Deleted Deleted Sorry - posted and then found solution after re-reading instructions. If a moderator can delete this post, that would be appreciated as I don't think I can do that myself.
  5. Cover for front license plate mounting holes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm about to get the front license plate bracket relocater and wondering what do you guys use to cover the holes of the original mounting for the front license plate? Do you use a bar or anything to make it look more uniform since the front license plate is not there anymore?
  6. Mounting a backup camera, question?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    So I'm in the process of adding a backup camera to my 2013 speed3 w/ tech package, I'm basically done it's working perfectly BUT now that I'm at the end of the install, I was wondering.. how do I run the camera and wire to mount it between the license plate lights? Must I remove the rear bumper...
  7. Sub box and Amp mounting

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I am rethinking my sub box location as I need to save some room in my hatch. Where are things located and how are you attaching your box and amp to the car so they do not slide around? Post some pictures.
  8. Questions about amp mounting and power routing

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    First question - I'm hoping to install my amp under the passenger front seat. It is about 10"x8". For those who have removed the seat (I confess that I have not) is there room there? How would you (did you) secure the chassis down there? Second question - power cable routing. Phase II will...
  9. Should I remove adhesive and clip-on wheel weights before mounting used rims?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    As noted in another thread (post #2335), I recently picked up a set of 17x7 OEM alloys that came off a 2006-2008 (NC) Mazda MX5/Miata. I plan on replacing my OEM 16x6.5 steelies with these MX5 wheels. 3 of the MX5 wheels have "clip-on" style weights on their inside lip (see 1st and 2nd pics...
  10. Now Available!! TR8 Intercooler Mounting Bracket Kit 07-09 Mazdaspeed 3

    James Barone Racing
    Details: JBR TR8 Mounting brackets for the Threasdstone TR8 Intercooler. Constructed out of heavy 12ga Stainless steel, these brackets are more than strong enough to support a Treadstone TR8 intercooler as well as relocate the factory power steering cooler. All necessary mounting hardware is...
  11. Mounting Front Plate

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This may be the stupidest question ever, but how in the hell do I mount the front plate? I can see the portion of the grill where the plate should rest, but there's no hold to mount the plate at all. Was the dealership supposed to give me a bracket or what? Thanks in advance.
  12. reverse mounting tires

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Does anyone know or has anyone reverse mounted their tires ? what I mean is the tire is marked outside and inside...what if you reverse it on a non-directional tread pattern, reason being tire wear on the inside only and swapping them around to even out tire wear is there a problem ?
  13. Mounting new tweeters

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, ok so I'm trying to figure out this last road bump in my audio project. I bought new blank sail panels and my new speakers came with these tweeter pods that has an angle to it. I just taped them for purpose of this thread but as you can see, how ugly they look sticking out like that...
  14. Anybody tried mounting an aftermarket HUD?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I know real HUDs (with projectors that collimate the light beams to make them focused to infinity) are on some of the nicer 2014 Mazda 3 packages, but for those of us like myself who are cheap, has anyone tried mounting one of cheap ones that just reflects imagery off the glass? This one looks...
  15. HID ballast mounting

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Where/how has everyone mounted their HID ballasts? I have mine adhered to the underside of the headlight housing and haven't had any issues, but I am paranoid about the ballasts falling off and getting damaged. Is there a safer place to mount them? Or has anyone else mounted this way and had any...
  16. GoPro Mounting locations?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    i did a bunch of searching and didn't yield much for exterior GoPro mounting locations, The stock MS3 bumper doesn't have an large ledges to mount it and keep daytime sun out of the lens. i stuck it to the top of the car looking down the hood but the constant direct sunlight it gets glares the...
  17. Just received lip spoiler... but it comes with mounting hardware instead of tape..

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, I just received my lip spoiler and to my surprise, it comes with mounting hardware instead of double sided tape. Everyone talks about taping down their lip spoilers here so I assume they would all be mounted the same way. Would it be a bad idea to use double sided tape on a spoiler that...
  18. rust on mounting points

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2011 Mazda 3 with an aftermarket Yakima roof rack. It has been on my car for a year and I see rust on the threaded mounting points where the feet attach. The mounting hardware is stainless but the holes show rust! I plan on keeping this car (with a rack) for some time and rust is NEVER...
  19. Seat change question

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all, I just got a mazda3 i base model in black, and am looking to make some aftermarket changes to spruce things up a little. One of the first things I am looking to change would be to put a sportier seat of some kind on drivers side. My question is when changing seats, do any aftermarket...
  20. Simota mounting bracket/ring broke

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I just filled my windshield washer fluid up and noticed that the mounting bracket/ring to my simota was broken, anyone have some advice on something that will hold better than the flimsy ring they provide you with? Thks in advance.