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  1. New Koni FSD not lowering spring recommended

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Just bought the new improved FSDfor my ride. Currently on eibach, but going to RB springs cause the ride is a bit low for where I live( unless eibach are much better ride/handling than RB, then I would keep the Eibach and be super careful). The dampers are on the way from Tirerack, I just got...
  2. Mazda Recommended Services worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all, New to the forum here... I just got a 2015 Mazda 3 Hatch and it's going for its first actual maintentance (oil change & tire rotation). My question is, do you guys think the recommended services (45,000 miles, 50,000 miles, etc.) are worth it? This is the list of services they claim...
  3. Recommended Octane?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2018 mz3 2.5L hatchback. Do you know if it’s okay to run higher octanes stock without getting a tune or modifications to the car or what he beat octane would be for the engine? The user manual says 87 but not sure if it’s okay to run 91 and 93 safely on just the stock map.
  4. Recommended Price for OEM wheels?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I'm trying to sell used M3 2016 16" OEM wheels how much should I list all 4 of them for? FYI 30k miles on them and are in a very good condition/no scratches or anything like that. Thanks for your input.
  5. 2012 Skyactiv...the dealer recommended replace motor

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I picked this car up from a business after the dealer recommended the motor be replaced. It has 132xxx miles on it. the car is in great shape besides the massive build up inside the head. I am struggling to find a repair manual for this car. Can anyone help? I just want to get the head off and...
  6. Recommended Fluids to change & Rear Breaks

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a 2012 Mazda3 with 85,000km - 50,000 Miles. Besides doing oil changes, what would be the recommended fluids to change at this point? Transmission, break fluid etc.. Any other type of good (overlooked) general maintenance recommendations would be appreciated. Also, I had all my front...
  7. Recommended Halogen Bulbs for non-HID Projectors

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello, I have a Mazda 3 iGT and am interested in swapping the stock halogen bulbs (both low beam and high beam) for a more pure white (4300K-6000K) halogen bulb. Can anyone recommend a reliable brand, where the bulbs do not burn out within the first year? Thanks!
  8. Recommended Remote Starter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, all. I'm in the market for a remote starter for my 2014 Mazda 3, but from what I can tell there are a few limitations to be aware of with the car stopping when the door is opened? I read through the other thread on this forum, but couldn't make sense of all the posts. Stock seems unpopular...
  9. every Mazda model recommended by CR

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Every. Single. Model. ConsumerReports.org - New Cars Make/Model - A to Z Index
  10. Recommended Power Inverter?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I'm getting ready for a long road trip and want to pick up a power inverter to plug into the power socket in the center console. Does anyone have one that they can recommend that works well with laptop chargers? Also, I don't want to blow the fuse, so what is the maximum output of that socket?
  11. Recommended Build for 200HP.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    So sirs, I have a 2011 Mazda 3S 2.5 M/T and I just wanted to know what the best path would be for around 200 HP. Ideally, I want the extra power but try to keep as much of the reliability as I can. I was reading on a another thread the 2.5 engine cant handle much more then 250HP, so around 200...
  12. Recommended Fuel for 2.0

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    hi guys, if i am not mistaken, the suggested fuel recommended on the manual book for the 2.0 mazda 3 is RON92. Sadly, thts not available in my country, the lowest is available here is RON95 i've been using the RON95 fuel since day 1, recently, there is a price hike in RON95. that makes me...
  13. Recommended Mazda Dealer for Service in MA/NH Area?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    This is my first time owning a Mazda, and looking to have future services done at a Mazda Dealer. Can anyone in the MA/NH areas would like to recommend to a dealer that is reputable, honest, and know what they are doing inside and out? Thanks much appreciated!
  14. recommended jack and jack stand points

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    i was looking through the manual and only saw the jacking point for the scissor jacks. where are good jack points for a portable jack and good spots for jackstands?
  15. Recommended Backup Camera

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have the 2014 Mazda 3 iSport (4-door). Default radio, but I'm installing a tablet and was looking at backup cameras. Any recommendations? I was thinking something like this as I'm thinking using the rear light would be the cleanest install: Car Rearview Back Up Camera CCD 170 Angle...
  16. Clear bra recommended product

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I remember seeing a thread on here where someone with a Snowflake White Mazda 3 had a clear bra installed. It wasn't a 3M product, and someone had told be it was far better and nearly the same price, but I can't find that thread anymore. :( Kinda wanna schedule an appointment soon. Thanks in...
  17. What brake pads are recommended

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Looking to change my brake pads on my mazda 3 hatch. Just looking for a recommendation from you guys that have changed the brake pads. Thanks a lot!
  18. HID's from a dealer recommended bodyshop

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Good idea or bad idea? I want to stay within my warranty and if they are the ones sending me there I feel like I'd be ok. They quoted a full install at about 250 bucks, seemed fair to me. Probably have em throw in the fog lamps all at once as well. Just looking for a little input. 2013 model
  19. Oil Changes / Recommended Motor Oil?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok, so my dealership promised me free oil changes for a year. Then I go there and the service guy tells me that My car requires synthetic oil, and the "Free" change only covered up to $29.95 and that the synthetic oil is going to run me another $45. WTF? Ok, that's pretty shitty in terms of...
  20. What is the recommended tire rotation?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    May be a repost, sorry if it is: I do not have my manual and want to rotate the tires on my 10 Speed3. Planned to rotate my tires today and cannot locate my manual. Any one know if should just directly rotate them front and back? or should i rotate from and back, and criss cross the rears...
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