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  1. Safe to go staight from v51 > v56 (n00b here)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, I just recently got my first Mazda 3 2015 SP25 this week (second hand) and have been reading up on AIO tweaks and would like to get into it. On first look the version I am running is 51.00.351 it would be ADR since I live in Australia. Seeing as AIO only supports v55+, I need to...
  2. N00B from PacNW!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello all. The little banner notice won't go away until I post one of these I guess? Anyway, just picked up a 2017 6MT Grand Touring in Soul Red over Memorial Day Weekend... Traded my 2013 WRX in for it; long story.... Here's a quick pic of her first wash... old vs new Before it got...
  3. MA n00b

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, just making a little intro. not only am i new member, but I'm completely new to Mazda. After owning Subaru's in the past, I just picked up my first Mazda. 2012 Mazdaspeed 3 Touring. I'm in the market for a few things, wheels, the plastic piece that holds the shift boot in place on...
  4. n00b help

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello Everyone, My name is Broc and I own a 2010 Mazda 3 hatchback in Black. This is the first car i've ever considered modifying but I don't know much at all. I'm looking for some simple answers/help on some questions I've had about certain modifications. Please NOTE that I am the NOOBEST of...
  5. N00b looking to mod!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey all, So I just recently bought a 2012 Mazda 3i GT with SkyActiv, and have been looking for suggestions on easy mods to begin with. I am not very experienced in working on my car (first car), so any and all help will be very appreciated. I am good with tools and my hands (I am an engineer)...
  6. Another SoCal N00b

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I'm outta Carson, Wilmington area in CA, bought my 2012 Mazdaspeed 3 with the tech package in November, it's my first car ?. Still adjusting to the forums. Definitely grown to appreciate and love the Mazda community over the past year and stoked to build racecar. Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  7. n00b hello - likely to get an sT or sGT this month

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    So here is my story... (TL;DR = after eliminating the competition, the Mazda beat out the Lexus option and I hope to have a 3 in my garage soon to replace my beloved but aging and uneconomical G35 Coupe) I'm not a Mazda3 owner yet. I currently own a 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe. It's getting old...
  8. Tire N00b Here

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    The title says it all. I am a complete noob when it comes to tires and stuff related to it. My question is whats the biggest size I can go on a tire for my mazda without it scrapping my fenders on bumps? Like the max width of the tire, rim size, and the profile (high or low). Thanks! FYI: I do...
  9. How to: Drive rather quickly.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello Everyone, This will be my inaugural Post; I just bought a new 2012 Mazda Skyactiv 3... with a Manual transmission... which is funny... because, before about a week ago; the most time I've spent driving a car with a manual transmission, was about an hour. At any rate, I have pretty much...
  10. Hi guys. n00b here.

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, Just picked up a mazda3s the other day. Car is pretty solid, but I do have a question. When taking off from a stop the car has a lot of stuttering or hesitation. Is that a common issue? Feels like it could be a motor mount. I briefly looked and the passenger side mount looks solid...
  11. First-time 2010 Mazda 3 Buyer (n00b questions)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Ok so my dad is a used car dealer and he came across a 2010 Mazda 3, which I'm pretty sure is one of the I series. Anyway this is probably my easiest option of getting a Mazda 3 both in terms of pricing and financing. But what's bothering me is that I kind of wish this particular Mazda had...
  12. N00b~

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey all! Another newbie here. Long time lurker first time poster, thought i'd put myself into the game! Glad to be on board! Here's a pic of my lovely! 2011 Mazda 3 Neo with 16in BK rims I got dirt cheap!
  13. n00b to the forums

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    And Mazdas in general... So a little about myself, born and raised and currently residing in CT, after 4 years in NM, where I was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, (I hate New Mexico. No offense to any who live there...) Served my 4 years and got out to go back to school. Bought the 2k10...
  14. Mazda 3 n00b

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi all, Picked up a 3 GT Hatch 6MT in March. Having a great time driving it, can't believe how much better it handles than the old GP. Currently planning an audio upgrade and some tint. Later, John
  15. mazda3 n00b

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    yo whats up! my friend bought a 3 last night, i helped her buy it. i think we got her a good deal for the pearl white w/ moonroof and bose package. What made it even sweeter is that we didn't tell them that we had a cash-4-clunker until after we agreed on the price - the dude was PISSED...