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  1. LED Headlights and Snow

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I may be making a fuss over nothing but has anybody here lived through a winter with the LED headlights? I'm a little concerned they won't get warm enough to melt snow and as a result I'll be pulling over every fifty feet to clear them off. I'd hope Mazda thought of this but part of me knows how...
  2. Dumb question re: snow tires

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, So, I'm embarrassed to ask this. Logistically, how do those of you who have separate snow and summer tires handle it? Completely different set of wheels that you store? Or just a different set of tires and the same wheels? If the former, how do you store them? If one did not have much...
  3. Eibach Prokit (5557.140) and snow

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi I was wondering if any of you had any experience with the eibach pro kit lowering springs 5557.140. I see snow quite often and I was wondering if it was ever an issue or damaged your suspension? Looking for some reviews and feedback thanks!
  4. Snow tire inflation pressure?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone have a good explanation for increasing the pressure on snow tires? The following is from the Mazda owners manual: Inflate snow tires 30 kPa (0.3 kgf/cm 2 , 4.3 psi) more than recommended on the tire pressure label (driver's door frame), but never more than the maximum cold-tire pressure...
  5. Snow/Sun Cover for Frigid Weather

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Ive seen recently snow covers so you can just pull the cover off instead of scraping your windsheild. There are a lot of off brand cover, i was wondering if anybody has used one and had good success with it
  6. FS: 3rd Gen 16" Snow Tires - Blizzak WS80 - $300

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    FS: 3rd Gen 16" Snow Tires - SOLD For Sale is a set of 4 Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 tires for 3rd Gen with 16" Wheels 205-60/R16 These tires have approximately 10,000 miles on them. They are fantastic in all snowy conditions. I used my car for a ski vehicle for 2 seasons and only got into 1...
  7. Sick snow tires: Blizzak 205/60/16 & wheels 5 lug 4.5in - $250 (Denver/Boulder)

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Tires: Blizzak - 205/60/R16 Tread: 5/32 of tread Wheels: 5 lug 4.5 inch or 114.3mm High Positive Offset Price: $200 Great tire for snow or rain! No damage, no uneven wear. Was on my sold 2010 Mazda 3. Tire pressure monitor included on each wheel. Call or Txt for a Denver area pick up...
  8. Pulling Mazda out of snow, stock tow hook?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So I live in Washington State, and being far up north we can get quite a bit of snow (especially this year). If I slide off into deep snow, is there something for a truck to latch onto to pull me out? I cannot find a tow hook anywhere on this car (I also have not lifted the car up to look...
  9. Snow in Portland

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Woke up to 13 inches of snow on ground, and it's still coming down. I live on a hill about 700 feet above city, no plows up here, I'll probably be stuck for at least 4 or 5 days... One of those days I wish I had a garage
  10. Bilstein B14 Coilovers conquer snow ?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    The performance is second to none by far the best (available) suspension I was fortunate to endure heavy snow fall with black ice. Summer tires were naked I ultimately decided to buy tire chains but never used them. It was extremely difficult to drive in such harsh conditions but I welcome any...
  11. Appearance Kit + Snow

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Are there any members rocking the appearance package with a lowered m3 in the snow? Kind of wary about even considering the OEM lip. I just wanted to see if others have had good or bad experiences with this.
  12. Will Protege5 Wheels Fit My 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have the 16" OEM wheels from my 2003 Protege5 sitting in the garage and I've been thinking about getting snow tires for them and using them as winter wheels on my 2016 3 GT Hatch. Both sets are 16" and some internet research indicates that the lug patterns are the same so I guess the...
  13. 16" snow tires for S GT?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    TIA....I found the below wheels and tires that I need in a month or two. I have a S GT so the 18" OEM wheels.... I figured I'd put the more tread on the front....or is this a 'you won't know for sure until you put them on" situation.... Set of 4 Blizzak snow tires 205 60 16 on steel wheels...
  14. Snow trip questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    This winter my gf would like to go to the snow, and between my 2015 m3 hb and her plug-in prius, the mazda is the chosen car to use! We will be driving up from the San Jose area to the Tahoe area. We may go only a handful of times so a dedicated snow wheel/tire setup does not make sense for us...
  15. Snow Wheels/Tires

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So it looks like it could be a bad winter for some, and I was thinking about getting a set of Winter Wheels/tires this year. I think the general rule is to get smaller sets? Does anyone already have a set they like, opinions on tires that worked well. I don't really want to go with Steelies...
  16. Snow Handling!!! Help Please....

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    Hi All: I just bought my 2006 Mazda 3 hatchback last March. We had an 8" of late season snow so I got to test it out... not good!!! The traction was bad and the car bottomed out. We average about 75" of snow where I live here in Colorado, so I need to get this figured out or buy a Subaru...
  17. 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...
  18. Winter Care (car washes, snow brush)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So it seems winter is upon us here in upstate New York. There's some slop coming tonight and I realized I don't even own a snow brush. We all know how thin and scratch-prone the paint on the 3 is, and I own a black one so that is a major concern for me. Can anyone recommend a snow brush that...
  19. Winter Care (car washes, snow brush)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So it seems winter is upon us here in upstate New York. There's some slop coming tonight and I realized I don't even own a snow brush. We all know how thin and scratch-prone the paint on the 3 is, and I own a black one so that is a major concern for me. Can anyone recommend a snow brush that...
  20. Cables, Chains, Snow Tires

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2004 3i with stock 205/55/16 tires. I live at a higher elevation than most of my city is. We get snow up on our tiny residential mountain and every way to get down or back up is a steep hill. I have been trying to figure out which is best for snow/ice. I don't have $500-$1000 to fork...
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