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  1. 2010 Mazda 3 Rear Shock Stud BROKEN

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was nearing being finished replacing the rear shocks and shock mounts. I BROKE ONE OF THE TWO MOUNT STUDS. There was a lot of corrosion and crud and it broke! Dag nabbit Those studs don't just drive up and out? They are welded in at the top. Any tips? I am going to drill the stud out...
  2. TCS light on after Shock and Strut job

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I just replaced my shocks and struts on my 2011 Mazda 3 2.5l Hatchback and now my traction control light is solidly illuminated, have not driven it yet nor gotten it aligned because I don't wanna drive on it with a messed up TCS possibly causing more damage to the car. Anyone know what this...
  3. 2014 REAR SHOCK: Do you need to remove the bottom stud?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    The shop manual says to remove the bottom stud to take off a rear shock. That stud only has a small 8mm head on it, and that thing won't come loose. I'm sure I could get it off if I destroy it, but I'd rather not. Will the bottom of the shock slide off the stud without removing it...
  4. Rear Shock Replacement: Best option?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi. I have trouble with the left rear shock and they has a few miles more of life. The cost of the original replacement is $300 (rear pair). What is the best option? I know that Bilstein B6 and B8 are really good, but my budget is not much flexible in this moment :frown2: Thanks a lot! PS...
  5. Megan Racing springs, need shock alternatives

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    This might be a dumb question but as of right now, im running Megan Racing lowering springs for my 2016 Axela. Model Number : MR-LS-M314 on OEM shocks and im just seeing about possible to ways to improve the ride quality. would it be possible to run my lowering springs with either the FSD or...
  6. Rear shock help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am trying to replace the rear shock and have the washer and bolt out. I can't get it off. Is there something that I'm missing?
  7. Which Shock Absorber to choose ?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Hi, I have Mazda 3 Hatcback 2008, 2.0 Engine, I don't know which Shock Absorber to choose, Kyb/Monore/Koni/Bilstein? I don't want "hard" car, I want Smooth ride, not to feel every stone on the road. Please need your help. Regards.
  8. Rusty Shock - 30 days in

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Rusty Shocks - 30 days in Noticed this while installed splash guards. I've had the car for 30 days and 400 miles. Anyone else notice rust on their shocks?
  9. Racing Beat Spring/ Koni STR.T Shock Suspension Clunk

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2012 Skyactiv and got Racing Beat Springs and Koni STR.T shocks installed a few months ago by a local automotive shop. Ever since, the suspension has been making various noises. After taking it to the shop where the install was done, they told me the noises were normal. I took the car...
  10. HELP!! 2014 rear shock top bolt(sedan)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello, i'm currently trying to install my bc racing coilovers on my 2014 mazda3 sedan and i cant for the life of me figure out how to get the top shock bolt off in the rear(trunk). any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kyle.
  11. Noise @ front shock absorber and streering

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have new mazda 3 skyactiv. Why the noise (clucking, knocking..) are happen at front shock absorber when over bump at low speed and also slowly turn steering.
  12. Help for choosing Koni shock lines

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi all, I have a 2010 Mazda 3 5 door hatchback with stock suspension and plan on keeping it a daily driver. I am going to keep the springs stock as well as bushing. I am currently running the Dunlop SP Sport Signature tires. I am trying to decide on the FSD's or the STR.Ts. Please let me know...
  13. KYB rear shock on a 2010 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I dropped my 2010 3 hatch on eiback pro-kits 4 years ago and after enough pot-holes, I finally broke down a rear shock! So i go to RockAuto.com and surprise, no shock available for 2010 +! A local garage told me the same thing, there's only a dealer who has it ... After some research...
  14. shock tower stiffening

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    anyone try front shock tower stiffening bar like the Miata; yet ? A ppears like lots of room for one.
  15. Koni Yellow Shock Adjustments

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hi All, I just installed a set of koni yellows in my 2012 MS3. I had a shock go soft on me, so I swapped them out for a set of Koni's. My initial adjustment on the shocks is one full turn from full soft. The car rides nice down the road but it lost all of its handling. The steering isn't as...
  16. Rear shock rubber buffer

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    I replaced both rear shocks recently with Koni Sports Yellow's. Driver's side OEM leaked oil and made the knocking noise described in other forum posts. The process went smoothly until I found the damaged rubber buffer pictured below. This part is attached to the bottom of the upper shock mount...
  17. Weird rear shock noise

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Someone help me diagnose this please, it isn't the end links, they are tight and to spec, nothing is moving in the trunk maybe one of the shock bolts? Or defective shock?? No noise like this before installing the coilovers.
  18. Any interest in some BNIB Koni STR.t rears?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I made a mistake and now I have an extra set of rear STR.t shocks coming in (part #8050-1108 ) that I wont be needing. Trying to see if anyone wants them so I dont have to return them. Im located in Bakersfield, California so pick up would be great but I can ship if I have to. Mods, sorry if...
  19. Inner Clearance needed for shock/strut/coilovers

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm looking into new wheels and suspension and wondering if certain coilovers/whatever require more "inner clearance" (the inside of the wheel to the strut housing Wheel Offset Calculator), so that the wheel/tire wont rub. For those who have aftermarket suspension upgrades if you could post...
  20. koni rear shock install/adjustments (pics)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This a short install and adjustment guide for koni adjustable sport shocks otherwise know as yellows. This can be used for the removal of your stock shocks also. Just envision the yellow koni's as black oem shocks. Commentary will be beneath each picture. On with the show! This is the 17mm...