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  1. Oil filters smaller now for same model?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    2015 3i sport 2.0L I bought an oil filter cap from the dealership to help remove the Walmart 6607 filter on my 2nd oil change. I used an OEM filter For the 3rd oil change. Im doing my 4th oil change now and the cap is too big for the filter. I had to use channel locks to remove it. Then I...
  2. Smaller sidewall tire change? 205/60 to 205/55

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have the stock 205/60r16 Ecopia tires but I was thinking of switching them for the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 + The only closest tire size I could find was 205/55ZR16, so I wanted to know if this was even possible to do without making any changes to the wheel/suspension?
  3. A Smaller Miata is a Better Miata

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    In a world as scripted as pro wrestling, every once in a while a new superstar bursts on the scene with an undeniable charisma that makes everyone sit up and take notice. But as time moves on, they get older, softer and flabbier, losing some of that luster that initially made them a fan...
  4. RPM changes with smaller tires

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Ok, so I've decided to lose 150kms a year on my odometer and go with a 225/35-18 front tires to add pep to the car. Question is, shift points changes and rpms and speedometer changes especially on 6th gear on an AT. 811 rev/mile stock vs 833 rev/mile new tires. Any takers on this one?
  5. Smaller tires

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Anyone installed slightly smaller tires than factory in diameter and noticed a better mpg?I know that the shifting points and rpms would change a bit. My DD is an auto but I do own both manual and auto MZ3s. I bought 225/40/18 for my rx8 rims and thought that they were a bit heavier than I...
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