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  1. Opinion on octane for a tune

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Like the title says, what do you guys think if I tune for 89 instead of 91-93? Is tuning with 93 worth the $8-$10 extra at the pump? I really haven’t come across anyone on the web that tune for other than premium , most discussions are based on premium. No bolts on, not planning too either in...
  2. Opinion on Version 59.00.502A Software

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    My 2017 UK Mazda 3 currently has software version 59.00.331. I've had a couple of issues with the navigation screen not loading once and a blank screen once after disengaging reverse (manual version) My dealer is going to upgrade the software to version 59.00.502A next week under warranty...
  3. My opinion on stiffer motor mounts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    After driving the 3 w/ 6MT for well over a year now, I was constantly being jarred by the jerkiness at the transition point from accel -> decel, and the jerkiness at low speeds crawling around parking lots/over speed bumps and such. I could FEEL the motor shifting around in the engine bay as it...
  4. Anyone with a mazda 3 and your opinion of this car?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    My customers want to get a 2009 mazda 3 sedan thats a automatic with low miles from carmax, and my customers was wondering what everyones opinion on this car is. Do you like it and is it on the cheeper side to fix if something should happen. Is it a good family car for you etc.
  5. Opinion! Custom Made Spoiler!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    What do you guys think? :smile2: The spoiler is bolted on and taped.
  6. Please I need an opinion

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hi from Alabama, I have a 2004 3i 2.0L automatic with the bad transmission and somebody will be sell me one, but is from a 2007 3i 2.0L too, the question is, is fit this automatic transmission in my 2004, thanks for looking and answer me. :smile2:
  7. Opinion: Racing beat springs + Koni FSD

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey guys, wanted an opinion / review of something I intend to do: I currently own the full racing beat spring/sway bar set, and noted that the stock dampers feel too soft. On the highway, oscillations are killer. Has anyone ever used FSD with these springs? How are they? - Stock spring...
  8. Sedan on a spoiler, whats your opinion.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey guys, so I really want to customize this car but it seems all the "bigger" mods are not modern anymore :(. When I was younger I loved cars with racing spoilers but I dont want to just throw money at a spoiler without seeing what it would look like first, so I made this 3d rendered model...
  9. Opinion: 225 or 235?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Ok, so I have done a lot a research and I did look at the wheel and fitment thread, and I think I am just making this harder than it seems. Soo maybe someone can help simplify this for me. I recently purchased some wheels for my 2014 s touring. They are 18x8s with a 45mm offset. I slapped them...
  10. Rebadge vs Debadge What's you opinion?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I've been on the ropes on weather I wanted to Debadge the mazda3 on the trunk of my sedan or rebadge it as an axela and also get some axela door sills and maybe an axela fuel door cover
  11. Wheel Color Opinion

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys, just looking to get an opinion on some wheels I'm thinking about getting. I want to go from 16" to 17" and was looking at these, but would like to see what you think about color for my M3. Or even if you don't like those wheels on it. Tell me what you think, black or silver? Yeah, I...
  12. Wheel ID and opinion

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Can someone ID this wheel, I like the looks of it. Have no idea what they cost or source. What do you think about them on my car? I think the bronze looks good with the graphite. I also like the looks of the Momo Drone wheel in anthracite, but they are expensive at $800 a set. What do you...
  13. Opinion on plasdipping

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have seen a bunch of cool plastidipping and I think I want to do it to my car. I know there are different colors for dipping and I wanted to get people's opinion on which color would work well with the graphite mica skyactiv sedan. Can anyone send pictures of their m3 with some plastdip on...
  14. Your opinion on the best light-weight shift knob?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Ello everybody, I'm driving a 2011 manual GT-S Mazda 3 and I've been on the market for a good shifter for a while now. I was hoping you guys could provide some guidance as to the best ones for the job. I was looking at TWM, momo and a few others but haven't found what I'm looking for...
  15. Need Opinion On MS3 With 170k

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3 Discussion
    hello everyone, iam looking at a MS3. ive been doing research. and its half and half between people have good luck and not so good of luck. this MS3 has 170k (kilometers). it seems like it was taken care of. it was undercoated, changed shocks with kyb, it has a SRI on it and other than it is...
  16. need everyones opinion

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    end of the semester is coming Ive been working hard getting through these bio classes its time to reward myself what is every ones opinion of bronze sparco assetto gara on a blue non lowered mazda 3 hatch do you think ill be looking like a 4x4 because i will eventually lower it next summer.
  17. Need opinion on which product to buy for HID fogs

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    So when I was about to buy LED bulbs from this url: http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/9006-LED I came across this website today called "the retro fit source.com" and I saw and read the details about their HID bulb replacement, they are a lot more expensive and it might eliminate any...
  18. headlight opinion

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    hey guys so i currently have the eye lids on the 3 but im kinda getting over them so i was thinking of taking them apart and painting the inside black and removing the eye lids permanently can you guys please let me know what you guys think heres a pic of the car
  19. Opinion on wheel upgrade

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello all. I'm buying some new wheels to replace the stock steelies, and I wanted to hear you guys' opinions on what I'm considering. I did some looking and I found a few that look good to me, but seeing how this is my first time buying wheels, I can't really visualize how well they really will...
  20. Opinion on Fog lamp surround needed

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Its almost winter so I'm thinking of postponing ordering my fog lamp kit for my 2011 3 sport until spring. For the mean time I'm thinking of whether or not to paint the fog light trim to silver or just leave that peice black until I get my kit. I'm talking about this peice with the red circle...