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  1. how simple diagnostics saves you money

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    This starts recently when I was thinking its probably about time to flush out the brake fluid. Its almost 4 years old, 125k kms on it. Most would say overdue, including a money hungry dealer or independent shop. But think about it for a minute. The manufacturer does not specify this in the...
  2. Simple muffler replacement

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Received rear end hit on my isport hatchback last month, there is a chance that the rear muffler might be replaced. I'm perfectly satisfied with the stock muffler performance, but I have the option of using $380 (which repair shop estimated and insurance pays) towards a muffler of my choice...
  3. Simple repair question - bumper lip reattach

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Had a little scrape on my bumper lip, and am wondering how to properly reattach this on the drivers side. The whole lip is mostly attached by two-sided padded tape, and there are some clips on the corners. As you can see, the lip's clip has come free. Are these originally attached with sticky...
  4. Simple ranking of Axle Back based on Noise Levels\Drone

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    All, I've been following\reading all the threads on the different Axle Backs we can get for the 2014+ Mazda 3's. People go back and forth as to which produces the deepest sound, or ricey sound, but we all know it boils down to personal preference. I want to get an Axle back for mine, but and...
  5. Simple 2010 Mazda 3s

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    A few photos from today of my 2010 Mazda 3s. I have a few other toys, this is my daily and I will be keeping it simple. MZ3 lip 5000k HID Yellow fog light bulbs Evo8 Enkei with 235/45/17 tires OEM Mazdaspeed axle back Nothing special.. Also have RA mud flaps to go on but I'm too lazy. The...
  6. Looking for a simple amp upgrade

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello I have a 2010 Mazda3 hatchback with the factory head unit. I think the stock speakers sound fine but the amplification is poor. I have some music that is mastered lower that can barely get loud. I'm not looking to do any serious upgrades but what are my options for a simple cheap amp to...
  7. Quick Simple Question about Sway Bar Install

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I just installed my JBR RSB and I was curious if anyone knows the purpose of the collars that are installed inboard from the bushings. Furthermore, why do the instructions say to leave a gap about the width of a piece of paper? Im not confident that i was able to get the gaps to be the same and...
  8. Hyper flash fix: Simple resistor install for LED (switchback) turn signals

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv How-To Guides
    I see most people installing their resistors in the front, which seems really difficult to reach... and to isolate the resistor from other wires (resistors get very hot). I tried looking up if I could install the resistors in the rear, and have them work for the front signal bulbs, but I...
  9. Simple blue led mod (everyone can do it!)

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Over the Mazdaspeed forums courtesy from a member called: SWR377
  10. Simple air filter change

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello all, I'm very new to this forum and to the car world. As it turns out, my 2010 mazda3i Sport is my first car. I havent had it very long and am interested in learning more about my car. I would like to do a simple air filter change by myself and would greatly appreciate any instructions on...