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  1. DRL setup hard on high beam bulbs; reroute to fogs

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    The stock setup of the high beams running at half voltage as the DRLs is bad for the filament of halogen bulbs. Halogens need to run at (near or over) full voltage for the actual halogen cycle to work. Lifespan and luminosity are both negatively affected with the stock setup. Inspection of...
  2. Lowering spring / coilovers setup guide help!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi guys, i'm looking to get a coilovers , please recommend me some. Btw anyone running on vogtland lowering spring + stock absorber ? whats the fender gap like ? 2 fingers gap? Because i saw someone with vogtland lowering spring + koni fsd had a 1finger fender gap, but one of a guy in my other...
  3. Gen 2 back to stock sale- bilstein coilovers, RSB, MS3/MZ5 big brake setup & more

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Time has come that I need a bigger car so the 3 has to go. Id like to stock it out before selling it so lets make some deals. One catch: I need your stock parts. Im located in Bakersfield, Ca so Id like to keep it within a reasonable distance so we can swap parts. No shipping except maybe fog...
  4. Springs vs Shocks VS Previous setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So my 16 sport had a Knoi FSD / H&R setup and I loved it, I very recently moved to a 2018 GT Premium (all the spaceship stuff + Manual!) and was able to salvage my CS exhaust, intake and wheels. Suspension is a bit more complicated so I had to give up somewhere. So in starting part-way over and...
  5. CS rear swaybar setup for Winter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, My Corksport rear swaybar and a few other bits arrived today in the post. I'm pretty excited and getting them installed on Wednesday. I'm thinking the softer setting will be better for Winter driving. Just curious if anyone has any experience of driving in snow with this setup soft vs hard...
  6. Yakima round bar setup with or without bike trays

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    I have a Yakima Control Tower / Landing pad round bar setup off of my 16 hatch. This will work on either the sedan or hatch if you add the rain rails with covers to allow access to the mounting bolt holes. Pads were always placed on a clean car with a sealant applied and never set on the...
  7. Square setup - front pokes more?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Car: 2010 Mazda 3s Hatchback Tires: Brand new Milestar MS932 235/45/17 Wheels: 17x8 35mm Enkei Evo 8 OEM wheels Not sure how many people are running this setup, however I've seen quite a few. My issue is my front pokes more than the rear does with this setup, are the front fenders slimmer...
  8. Vehicle Setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I can't seem to change the door locks, turn signals, and lighting under setup. Each option is grayed out. I can't even scroll down. I'm running 55.00.753A. What did I do or not do? Hopefully I've overlooked something simple.
  9. Video Player installation setup USb stick

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    ugh im so new at this i got the safety lock while driving off, but any chance theirs a Video player threw usb stick, i can just put on a usb and play some videos on there would be cool if there is...
  10. 17" wheel setup for performance

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have been running 205/50-17s on OZ racing wheels on my 14 i touring for a year. After wearing those out, I put on 215/45-17s. This setup is an inch smaller diameter than the stock 205/60-16s. These cars are geared high and my gearing is now 5% lower than stock. My tire/wheel package is...
  11. 17x9 Wheel and tire setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I was just curious what would it take to make this work on a stock height car? I've seen offssets between +35 and +45 for this. Just not sure how well it fits how big a tire I can go.
  12. How much for snow setup?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I plan to get snow tires for my car to switch to during winter. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the pricing of wheels and tires. I don't want to overpay and I want to make sure I have enough money put aside for them this fall. I plan to get a set of cheap steel wheels and trustworthy snow...
  13. Westin LED Light Bar Setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anybody thought about trying this?? Westin LED lightbar | Truck Test Digest
  14. DDM HID Kit Setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everyone, Im looking to get and HID kit for my 2010 Mazda 3 iTouring Sedan. I was looking at their website when ordering and noticed they had a couple of other extras to go along with the purchase and Im not sure what I need. What I plan to get: Wattage: 35w Bulb Type: H11 Bulb Color...
  15. 2014 mazda 3 i touring maintenance setup

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi guys, Is there a maintenance menu on the new 2014 mazda 3 i touring? where i can set the service due and tire rotation like what i have on my 2012 i touring.
  16. Best Lowering Setup???

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So for the summer I want to get coilovers to drop my car and get rid of my wheel gap or at least get rid of most of it. Now lowering springs would be an obvious answer you'd say as I want to go cheap! But with the drop I'm looking for I wouldn't last a day in the winter as I broke my bumper at...
  17. Newbie questions on an aftermarket audio setup

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hey guys, new to the forums and new mazda 3 owner. I want to upgrade the sound system on my isport, but want to keep all my steering wheel functionality available. I've read that most aftermarker head units will take away this functionality, so I really only want to upgrade the head unit if I...
  18. Wheel Setup

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I'm currently in the market for some new wheels and hope to have everything all squared away by the end of the year. I have a 2.5 hatch dropped on Road Magnet 1.75's, but I am in the process of ordering BC's with camber kit! I am currently looking at Fifteen 52's for my wheel setup and will...
  19. Snow setup on a 13 s-Hatch

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello. 1rst post, pls bear with me. Picked up a 13 s-Hatch/GT over the wkend. Yes, I searched/perused the snow/traction threads. I’m going to do a snow/summer setup. Next yr… 18x8/225.40.18. But first, is the 17 suitable for snow (w/ snow 205.50.17), or go -1 to 16? Can 16s even fit/clear the s?
  20. Running a staggered set-up?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Brand new 2012 Mazda3s GT 2.5L with 6spd, looking to change the factory wheels & tires. Has any one run a staggered set-up? I found a nice deal on 5ZIGEN PRO RACER GN+ 17X7.5 17X8.5 +48 - I was thinking about running these as a summer set-up with Cont DW 225/45/17 fronts and 235/45/17 rears...