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  1. 2019 handling worry: slower steering response?

    2019+ Mazda 3 Suspension & Handling
    Early reviews are suggesting slower initial steering response from 2018 to 2019. Hope they haven’t gone too far with the new obsession on head toss. Car and Driver test: “Turn-in is a little sluggish for a Mazda, and the steering ratio could be quicker. Chassis engineers explained that the...
  2. Mazda 3 3rd gen (2015) BUILT-IN FREQUENCY RESPONSE?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone with a digital signal processor had taken a look at what the built-in equalization of the mazda 3 2015 headunit looked like. I know there is a huge roll-off (high-pass filter) below about 40-45 Hz, but just of how much, I don't know. Also, has anyone gotten to...
  3. Improved Handling & Response | ExtremeContact Sport

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Continental ExtremeContact Sport UTQG: 340 AA, A Warranty: 30,000 Miles Click here for online/mail order: Continental ExtremeContact Sport Availability and Pricing Also available in store by special order: Store Locator -KEY FEATURES- Macro Blocks Chamfered Edges High Strength 2-ply...
  4. Improved Handling & Response | ExtremeContact Sport

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    The Next Generation of the ExtremeContact DW With extensive input from five (5) top International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) drivers, Continental's ExtremeContact DW successor, dubbed "ExtremeContact Sport", appears to have answered what enthusiasts have been calling for. “We took our...
  5. effect of door insulation on bass response

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Ok you audiophiles....I want to add some sound insulation in the form of foam or the like to my door cavities. I've already added dynomat type material to the door skins for vibration dampening, but now am working on exterior noise reduction. Will adding material to the door cavities reduce...
  6. Flash Tuning the ECU - Better Initial throttle response on 2.5lit

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I know I've seen some stuff on here before about Flash Tuning and changing the throttle mappings in the Engine Control Unit.... or whatever it was about.... I thought I had seen someone getting a tuning done for their car over the Internet or something, but I wasn't sure if it was for a 2014...
  7. better throttle response?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey guys so i've been reading around lately on how to get better throttle response and it seems there are a couple ways. Changing the air filter, adding in a SRI or tuning the ecu. It seems like the air filter would be the easiest to do but i'm wondering how much different it is. Is it worth the...
  8. Inconsistent brake response

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    2014 Mazda 3S GT. Full Technology package. The brake response on my car seems very inconsistent. Sometimes the slightest pressure applies the brakes extremely hard, while at others more pressure is required than with other modern cars (though nothing like my old Saab 96 with disk brakes and no...
  9. Mazda response to E15 Fuel Blend recently approved by the EPA

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Dear Matthew, Thank you for contacting Mazda. In regards to your inquiry, Mazda recommends 87 octane rated fuel for your vehicle with an ethanol blend of no more than 10%. You may also reference page 4-2 in your owner's manual for additional information. Your feedback...
  10. Electronic throttle / better response help??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    ok i have a 2010 hatch with eletronic control throttle body im new at the whole eletronic thing is there anything i can do to make the delay go way, when i step on the gas theres a slight delay before the rpms go up?? help??
  11. Restricted engine response, need header?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    G'day, just managed to keep the fuel trim under control running with a SRI, but I get this engine response that I dont know how to explain. Its climbing the the rev steadily and normally, but feels like there's something restricting it from going faster. Throttle response is decent, there's...
  12. subframe popping / metal noise-unbelievable response from Mazda

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Please read below. I have posted another thread as well, quite surprised at Mazda's ressponse... Dear Ms Stevens, I am surpised of your response, or lack of I should say. Your office may not be technically trained but your are representing Mazda Corporation, and I am sure you have the means...