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  1. Quick Hello

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Just wanted to say a quick "hello" to everyone. M3R looks like a great community. This is my first time owning a Mazda and I'm quickly falling in love with my 2018 Mazda 3 GT hatchback. Already took a deep dive into the CarPlay retrofit thread and have order the kit. Was fortunate enough to have...
  2. DIY with Quick Jack

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Is anyone else using a Quick Jack for your oil and other DIY service? The one shown below is a BL-3500 that I originally bought for the Mazdaspeed, but we have used it for the 3 5-dr, a 3 4-dr, the MSM, a Cavalier and a Versa.
  3. A Quick question - brake pedal travel

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hi, I'm wondering how much should the brake pedal move before starting to stop the car. My Mazda 2010 brake pedal moves about 2 inches before it does anything. Is this normal? I have not driven a lot of cars so I have no point of comparison. Thanks
  4. New and have a quick question

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi everyone, Recently bought a Mazda 3 and had a question about what trim i purchased, doing some research online i'm thinking its the 2007 Mazda 3 GT, however is there even a GT version of Mazda 3? Most similar trim to mine besides googling the gt model is the i-sport, but still not spot on...
  5. Quick Question (Tire & Wheel) fitment

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Looking to purchase a set of new wheels for my 2015 Mazda 3 along with beefier tires for the summer time. Looking into 18x9 or 18x9.5 by +35 offset. And for the tires, 225 40 R18. Would 9.5 width fit? I heard that at 8.5 the fender must be rolled. I want to go as wide as possible, also want it...
  6. Quick Intake Sizing question

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Hello, I just have a quick question about compatibility. Im looking for a SRI for my M3, ideally trying to use a ripoff tubing because from what I've read the actual pipes are pretty much the same in the ripoffs, then switching out the filter for an AEM or K&N. Any ideas about this? I welcome to...
  7. Quick advice on changing transmission fluid please

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I have a 2010 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5L. I have been doing a lot of reading on here from threads that were 5+ years old on the matter. Of course there is always the 2 beliefs of whether or not to change the transmission fluid. The car was bought brand new by my father in law for my wife, he has since...
  8. New Mazda 3 Owner – Quick Questions. Thanks.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Warm Greetings! We purchased our first Mazda 3 (or any Mazda for that matter as we have been a Toyota/Subaru family up to this point) and after 1K miles, I really do like the vehicle and its driving dynamics. We will probably have many more Mazdas in our future. J Have a few newbie questions...
  9. Quick pics of Chutoyy's MZ3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Changed up the wheels again... Not sure if I like this color or the gunmetal... oh well. Some info... Wheels are Niche Targa 18x8 et40 w/ 225/45-18 on H&R Springs w/ stock shocks. (really crappy tires from previous owner so... eventually I'm thinking 235/40-18's should be perfect... Aero kit is...
  10. Quick Fitment Question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all just have a question about a wheel and tire combo for my '14 iTouring. I frequently drive down pretty rough forest service and logging roads and while the Mazda sure isn't a big 4x4 I've been really surprised with how far I can go. That being said I'm now looking at getting a more...
  11. quick question about tire stems

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Just wondering if I should care about getting better tire stems or not. I don't "race" my car or drag it. just normal highway speeding and mountain corners. I ask because I am tying to schedule tire installation on some rims and just now started thinking about this. thoughts would be...
  12. Quick OVTune flashing question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    For those that have flashed back to stock...which file did you use? The initial Stock.Dump, or the first .HEX file OV gave you? If it is the dump, do you just change the file extension?
  13. Any after market quick relaese/steering wheels installed?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Wondering if anyone has installed any quick release/steering wheels in the m3?
  14. Quick Summary of USB Flash Drive Music methods

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    How USB flash drive music works on the Mazda Infotainment system (Some of the scant information available compiled from use, a Windows forum, here, there.) Flash (apparently) must be FAT32 formatted. (Maybe because the software is Linux-based? I'm a lont-time Win hacker, but a recent newbie...
  15. Quick Question about Speakers

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I've searched and searched but cannot find anywhere where anyone has definitively listed the speaker size for the front and/or rear speakers on the 2014 M3 iSport. I'd like to purchase some speakers soon and take them to the shop! :P
  16. Could Someone just take a quick measurement for me

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I need a measurement in inches or cms whatever you prefer, of your instrument cluster. My brother and I are working on a swap and we'd like some basic dimensions before we decide to pull the trigger. I dont know anyone with a 2014-2015 mazda 3 (beautiful car) so I figured this would be the best...
  17. Quick Oil Change Question - Canadian

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone, I drive in the GTA/Toronto area in Southern Ontario, and since my last oil change which was in August, I have driven 8000 KM in 2 months and 3 weeks when I normally make it to 4 months first before mileage. Is it really necessary for me to get my oil change now, or would it be...
  18. Quick deceleration while coasting and noticeable downshifts with AT

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I recently purchased a 2015 Mazda3 i Touring with AT and notice some unusual behavior when the car is coasting. In every other car I've driven, if I accelerate and then ease my foot off the throttle, the car smoothly coast to a stop. In my Mazda3, however, I almost immediately feel a drag-like...
  19. Why does the fuel gauge go down so unrealistically quick?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So, I've noticed the fuel gauge goes down pretty fast and the other day I was (sort of) freaked out as I was on the last bar before empty and the fuel light was on with range of 18 miles. I get to the gas pump and only put in 10.6 gallons, but it's a 13.2 gallon tank! WTF? It's annoying since I...
  20. Quick How-To Cabin Air Filter Removal

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So much easier than the older Mazda 3's