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  1. How to fix Hard Ride (and Clunking)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey I've got a 2012 3i Hatchback with 116k, and I believe the ride has been getting rougher over the last 10k miles or so. I mean by that for example that going over speed bumps is very uncomfortable unless at a crawl. It has also recently started making a knocking noise in the rear when going...
  2. How do you jack up your ride?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I had a Torin Jack's Big Red low profile hydraulic jack but the thing started leaking fluid and died on me. I would then slide an ESCO jack stand next to it with a pinch weld pad and then lower the hydraulic jack. Switch sides and repeat. What are you all using and do you have any tricks or...
  3. Going opposite direction, raising the mazda 3 hb for softer ride

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So my mazda 3 (2014) hatchback is reaching 80k. I think this might be my forever car or until the engine blow up. I'm getting old and the low profile tires (running continental dws06 w/ 18" rims.) and the low ride height combined with lots of highway miles got me thinking. Can I improve my...
  4. Best Tires for Performance and Quiet Ride

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    We have a 2014 Mazda 3 and need to get new tires. It has Yokohama avid S34fv p205/60 R16's on it now. We like the performance but do you know of any tire that would have equal performance and be quieter? The road noise is pretty bad.
  5. 2017 Mazda CX-3 bumpy ride

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi All, Its been an year I got the 2017 CX-3. The car has very less miles on it, as I do just city driving. In the beginning the rise was pretty smooth, but past few months I feel its really bumpy and I can feel even the tiny bumps and pot holes on the road. Last time during oil change I told...
  6. New member new ride!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello! I am Odi from South Chicago Suburbs. I've tried to post this earlier but I guess it never passed mod approval? Anyhow, I just purchased a 2015 S Touring Mazda3 Sedan in Liquid Silver! I've also owned a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT Coupe, which this car will replace. I hope I get to...
  7. Slight Drop (1-1.3in) High Ride Quality

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Got my Mazda 3, 2014 (i grand touring, red), couple of months ago. Been saving up some money and going to spend it on my car now. I have all other mods figured out, but i need your guys help with shocks, struts, springs, colliovers, etc. So, I am getting new...
  8. Well had to get a bigger ride

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    everyone, my mazda 3 ride was a fun one but time has come and I had to get a bigger vehicle, I went with a Nissan xterra as they rate well, drive well and have more then enough room for my needs the vq v6 engine in there is known for reliability and robustness and the vq engines have won several...
  9. Lower car with without a stiff ride

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Would like to lower my 17 2.5 touring a little 1- 1.5 inches maybe but want it to ride like stock. Koni fsd look to be a good riding shock but what springs for that SMOOTH stock ride?
  10. FS: Parts Dump! Air ride, strut bar, lowering springs, wheels, etc!

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    *** ONLY LUG NUTS REMAIN*** Just unloaded my 2014 Mazda3 and I have a bunch of parts to sell. Everything was only on the car for a season, so it's all in great shape aside from normal wear and tear. I'm open to offers on everything and I'm willing to ship at buyer's expense, as well as travel a...
  11. 2009 MS3 Daily-Driver // Looking 4 Smoother Ride

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3 Discussion
    Ok... so I looked around this forum a bit, (noob first post to this forum) and I couldn't find my specific question, and this might very well be the wrong forum to ask about something like this... but, I'm looking to replace my stock suspension elements on my 2009 MazdaSpeed 3... I really don't...
  12. Lowered on Road Magnets - how does the ride change going from OEM to Koni struts?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I recently lowered on road magnets and found the ride to be a little harsh. I'm not sure if it's my OEM struts that are failing or if this is normal. Most roads and highways are fine, but if I hit a bumpy or poorly maintained road, the ride is awful. I've got about 30k on my OEM struts. Is...
  13. Anybody find the stock ride jarring over potholes and railroad crossings?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've noticed this becoming more apparent now than when I first got the car. I'm not sure if I'm becoming more sensitive or if the shocks are degrading. I've noticed, I wince when going over dips as the car doesn't take those too well and transmit more of the impact into my body than I like. I...
  14. New Ride! From a 2011 to a 2015

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey Guys, Just purchased a brand new 2015 Mazda3 Sport GS MT with convenience package and Moon roof ( twas a must have for me haha). Traded in my 2011 mazda3 GS hatch and could not be any happier with my purchase! Love the new exterior style from Mazda and the interior is just...
  15. Add a bit of color to your ride with custom caliper covers by MGP

    Caliper covers are well known products and lots of times they were discussed on forums. For those of you who meet brake caliper covers for the first time we'll briefly describe what this product is, how does it work and why would one need it. If a vehicle is equipped with large rims with thin...
  16. My New RIDE

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I just picked up a 2015 Mazda 3 i sport 5-door Auto with factory GPS and all weather mats in soul red. Just in time for the snow and ice. It is also next to our new Ram 3500. I opted for the Japan model also vs the Mexican one...
  17. New Canadian '15 Mazda3 GS owner, Other ride totaled

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    So a few weeks ago I got t-boned in my 2002 Jeep Wrangler; she hit me right between the drivers side front wheel and my door. Was that ever a surreal experience. Feeling much better now but for a couple weeks I was very sore. This all leads to me and my Girlfriend heading out to find a new...
  18. Paulharmo's new ride

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    Hi all, I've had my Snowflake White 2015 Mazda3 S GT for a little more than 2 weeks, and I'm loving it so far! Coming from an '05 Subaru Forester XT, I miss the punch of a turbo - But there's so much to love about the MZ3 that I rarely even think about it. The looks, the interior, the fuel...
  19. Lowering my ride (Toronto)?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys! I know there are multiple threads on lowering springs etc Simply looking for the following, feel free to PM me. :) I don't want a crazy drop, so after reading all the posts I'm going to go with the Eibach springs. 1) Anyone in Toronto or close to Toronto have their 2014 lowered...
  20. Best way to wash and clean my ride

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Can someone tell me the best way to wash and wax the outside of my Mazda 3 hatchback. Also best way to clean the inside.