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  1. Samsung Note 8

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Good Morning, I have a 2015 Mazda 3 and my wife has a 2014 CX5. I recently bought my wife a Samsung S8+ to replace her Nokia 1520 Windows Phone I still have my 1520. With the 1520 you pair with the cars bluetooth and everything just works, you receive a text and it tells you "Incoming text...
  2. iPhone and bluetooth connectivity note

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Real quick, I have been on the information round-about for almost a month. I have a Mazda3 GT with navigation. iPhone 5s would connect with bluetooth no problem ever. Upgraded to a 6s and suddenly have connectivity issues. Phone would sometimes just drop signal. Once signal was lost, there...
  3. Note about rear brakes and s models 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So at least on the west coast, no one has them in stock. So order them ahead of time. Don't do it at the dealer, apparently the made in japan models use something different than the made in mexico ones. You want the 1729 model. Most systems out there today apparently show the wrong...
  4. Compression Ratio and Exhaust Note

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Does compression ratio affect exhaust note? I have seen a few older Mazda 3 with different cat backs that sound kind of ricey, but seems that the newer ones - specifically the Skyactiv - seem to sound deeper and less crackly... is this due to the higher compression ratio of our Skyactiv...
  5. Manual vs auto engine feel and note

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    We own both,same year and yet the two engines act different. The manual sounds and feels aggressive and solid. The auto sounds tamed and less throaty. The auto also sounds rattly on engine warm up. Timing differences? I wondered if they have different programs. It almost sounds like the timing...
  6. Unique Exhaust Note - Resonator Delete & Magnaflow Muffler

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I think this sounds pretty good, and apparently it was pretty cheap. Might try to do something like this... I think it sounds different than both the RB and the CS. Thoughts?
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