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  1. First Proper Detail

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Yesterday a close friend of mine came over and since I've been out of the detailing loop for a number of years, he was kind enough to loan me his random orbital polisher and a couple clean finishing pads as all I have is a rotary and that's way too powerful for what my car needed. I dug out some...
  2. Proper Maintenance Schedule

    Car Maintenance/Car Care
    I purchased a CPO 2016 Mazda 3 with 5,500 miles in July. I am currently at 8,000 miles and a light (yellow wrench) came up saying I should take it in for maintenance. With only 2,500 miles added since purchasing it CPO, I am wondering if it is premature to take it in now as the manual says it...
  3. Proper Oil Brand

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Now of course oil substance matters much more than a label, but I'm curious to hear other opinions. In my old Nissan Sentra I used Valvoline MaxLife oil and had great results considering the condition and age of the vehicle. Now that I have a Mazda 3 with only 3,000 miles, I would like to start...
  4. Stereo Install (Proper thread) Mazda BL SP25 09-13 (Aus edition)

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Stereo Install Mazda 3 BL SP25 09-13 (Aus edition) Stereo Install (Proper thread) Mazda BL SP25 - Aus edition I'm not going to show how to install Power Cable + wires as girls know this basic knowledge. I'll Be showing everything else on my current setup which i think is perfectly fine & easy...
  5. Stereo Install (Proper thread) Mazda BL SP25 - Aus edition

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Stereo Install (Proper thread) Mazda BL SP25 - Aus edition I'm not going to show how to install Power Cable + wires as girls know this basic knowledge. I'll Be showing everything else on my current setup which i think is perfectly fine & easy to revert to stock providing you buy another set of...
  6. Proper jack point

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Forgive me if this has been covered somewhere else...I couldn't find it. Where are the proper point to place a floor jack to lift either the front or rear...not looking for the point for a scissor jack/jack stands. Thanks
  7. Proper Endlink Install - to avoid 99% of "clunking" problems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    This is from EvoXforum and thought it would be beneficial to share it here. I didn't write it myself. Somebody else put this great info together. "99% of clunking problem are probably your endlinks 1. If you got an aftermarket swaybar, but are still using stock endlinks - they're probably...
  8. Need help installing fog lights, can't find proper wiring harness

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Looking for help installing foglights on my 2010 gx mazda 3. The wiring harness I ordered doesn't seem to fit. If someone could point me in the right direction as to where I can order the wiring harness that'd be great. https://imgur.com/gallery/TaZlP Here is an album with some pictures.
  9. Proper post ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Please comment if this post should be elsewhere I would like to post a video of a Mazda 3 2014 driven aggressively in a controlled environment. The unfortunate outcome towards the end of the video is what appears to be a Honda Civic FD 2010 Si ? (possibly Mugen edition) sliding and slamming...
  10. What size tire would be proper for new wheels?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello all. I recently picked up some gen1 17" snowflake wheels to replace my 2014 steel wheel/hubcap setup. Stock tires on the 14' are 205/60/r16. I don't know which tire to go with. 205/55r17, 215/50/r17? The first is +0.8% over stock and the 215 is -0.8% under stock. Let me know what you...
  11. Proper safe way to put car on 4 jack stands

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone I think i am going to plastidip my wheels. I have never done this before but it seems like a fun project. I have never had to remove all 4 wheels before and i was curious what you all thought was the best way. Buy a heavy duty jack and 4 jack stands? Then jack the front and do the...
  12. Suspension clunk finally fixed! Future TSB?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Suspension clunk finally fixed. Mods, please edit the title. Thanks. Like a few who've been bothered by low speed clunk over humps, mine had it since new. Tightening done on 1st inspection, no change. I spoke directly w/ the head tech(EX BMW/MINI Tech) over at our local dealership & he has...
  13. Proper gauges on a modern sports car

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
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  14. Proper Manual Transmission Techniques (advice please)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey everyone, I am a proud new owner of a 6-speed MZ3 Sport. I picked it up last weekend and loving it already. My father taught me how to drive stick in high school, and my college room mate re-familiarized me in his subaru. However, it has been about 5 years since then, and I am now learning...
  15. What's the proper way to shift at the track?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    Hi guys, My first post! Been reading this forum for more than a month now, and it led me to purchase my new 2010 Speed 3 last week. My question is about shifting. I've never owned a turbo car before and I think I'm doing it wrong. I took my speed to the track last night and ended up with a...
  16. The Proper Launch Sequence

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    *Preemptive statement about how I obey all the traffic laws and whatnot as well as always being a safe and courteous driver.* Alright guys. let's get down to the guts of a proper launch of the MS3, here is what I have figured out so far: 1. Find a level road that doesn't cause your car to roll...
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