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  1. 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...
  2. Detailed instructions to convert cd's to mp3's properly sorted on a memory stick

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    These instructions cover the nitty gritty of how to get your music cds converted to mp3 files and loaded on a memory stock to listen to them in your Mazda. A quick summary of the steps is: Rip your cds using the windows media player software to mp3 files on a windows pc. Have media player...
  3. Advice needed: big brake kit project - fastbrakes.com

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I think that brakes are the weak link in term of my car’s performance. My car feels much quicker and more agile after I replaced the stock rims with performance lightweight alloys and after I fired an electronically controlled active suspension. After extensive online research, I came across...
  4. 2016 MZ3 Jet Black Mica Upgrade Project

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello Fellow MZ3 owners, I wanted to start a project thread for my MZ3 Sedan iGrand Touring package that I am looking to upgrade. Everything is currently stock and I am looking to upgrade from exterior to interior of my vehicle. Here is a list of things I am planning to add/upgrade in the near...
  5. Project BBK: Big Brake Kit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I feel there's a definite lack of a BBK for our Mazda3. And trust me, this is not an endeavor I would go alone. So me and my buddy (Service Manager at my Mazda dealership) have done a lot of initial research and we know the EVO X Brembo brakes are actually a direct bolt-on for the front...
  6. User research for Graduation Project on Infotainment Systems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, Let me introduce myself. My name is Niels and i’m a massive Mazda fan and also a student at the University of Amsterdam. I study Communication & Multimedia Design and momentarily working on my graduation project. For this project I have chosen the subject of ‘Infotainment...
  7. Mazda3 6 Speed Manual AWD Conversion Project

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've gathered some information from JDM Axela 22XD 4WD 6MT, USDM Mazda CX-3 AWD 6AT, JDM Mazda CX-3 4WD 6MT, and USDM Mazda CX-5 AWD 6AT. I came to conclusion that I can use JDM Axela 22XD 4WD 6MT Transmission, attached transfer case, and fuel tank; USDM CX-5 AWD 6AT drive shaft, hanger mount...
  8. HID Project Fog Lights

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So I already have pretty high quality 5000k HID's for both my low beams and fog lights. Fog light output is amazing with the HID's but obviously is not focused that well with just the reflectors. I also didn't want to spend almost $200 on the morimoto plug and play LED projectors so I looked...
  9. Saturday Project

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    The rear hatch spoiler on my '08 3s is sun-faded, and really starting to show its age. I hit some junkyards and found an '04 hatch in bright metallic red that still had its hatch spoiler intact, and grabbed it for $20. Then I got an e-mail from Amazon about some textured carbon-fibre vinyl wrap...
  10. Index for Infotainment Project

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    PART 1: Discussions, Info, & Access I felt bad that I couldn't contribute much on the development side of things, so I decided to create and manage this index to help organize everything discussed in the project thread. Please understand that I am the only one managing this index. I try to...
  11. plasti dip project.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Finally got around to dipping my wheels. Never been really good at spray painting but i gave it a try and it's not too bad. Not perfect but definitely a learning experience. I'm thinking about leaving it on for a few months then maybe trying a different color. Maybe a gold color?? I spend less...
  12. The Infotainment Project: Theme development

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Theme Support Great news! Theme support is now up and running. I've created this 'sub thread' to keep development separated from the main thread. This will keep everything nice and clear. Please keep it as much on-topic as possible For developers only Currently the theme support I've written...
  13. Sport GT roof wrap project.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My car should be in next week! It's snowflake white as some of you might already know and I'm thinking of doing the roof in gloss black vinyl. One question... Can someone measure the length of their roof for me? It'll make it faster for ordering the vinyl. Measure the length at the longest...
  14. Quiet '14 Mazda3 Project w/Results

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have the 2014 Mazda3 Sport GT with 18" wheels and Dunlop tires and was sick of the road noise on the highway. I also noticed the noise was quite loud with winter tires on 15" wheels. So, instead of changing to Michelins right away, I decided to put some sound deadener from RAAM Audio in the...
  15. The LED Headlight Project

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    The LED Headlight Project (Updated 3/15) Introduction: I'm going to start out by saying this is not a guide just yet, after I figure out the best product to use and how to do this I'll write one up. Ok so everyone knows hids are expensive and LED headlight tech is rapidly improving, so lets put...
  16. Mazda 3 sedan project road noise dampening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi guys, here i will put pictures of my progress. sry for my bad english :nerd: The goal is to kill the road nosie and by that i will dampening car with STP gold for vibration and k-fonik for sound insulation. I will put sound insulation all over the car and as the time progress i will put...
  17. License Plate Project

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm wondering where I could get a bolt the size of the tow hook. It's a 20mm bolt size from my searching. I've checked Fleet Farm, Autozone, Menards, Home Depot, Ace hardware, and a small hardware store by my house. None of these places have a bolt that size except in standard which...
  18. Zippity's Audio Project - Non-Bose

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey folks! I have a 2014 iTouring 4 Door and just replaced my front door speakers today, using information from tmoi and others, thanks! BTW, I've been monkeying with car audio since the '80s, so this was easy for me - your mileage might vary! First, you have to pop your door panels off, this...
  19. Infotainment Project spin off

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Looking for as many version files as I can find. EU and US version. v27 and up to v33 if possible. (lower if you got em). Creating a centralized location to put the files so we are not looking all over the place. Post links here and I will download, or if you have the file locally, I have an...
  20. Nexus 7 Project

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So here is what I did for my Nexus 7 project. In this guide I will go over the steps I took to complete this project and provide the sources that I used. Video of start up and shutdown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLadQuNmDEc What you will need: 2013 Nexus 7 ($150-250) Amazon.com : Nexus...
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