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  1. Stripped Rear Strut Bottom Bolts, What Now?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I was trying to install my new coilovers today and ended up stripping the 8mm end of the pin that goes in the bottom of the rear strut. I couldn't slide it off either. I saw a couple threads saying you have to remove that pin to remove the strut, what can I do now? I'm honestly considering just...
  2. Cold air box, ram intake, FRONT STRUT TOWER.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have these three products, short ram intake , Cold Air Box, and front strut tower bar. Cost new is 479.97 For a 2017 Mazda 3. make me an offer. less than 7000 miles on the car when I traded it.
  3. Strut replacement for Mazda3 - suggestions?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a Mazda3 2011 HB 2.5L mileage around 118k. My front struts have signs of oil leak. There's no rattling or noise, but I want to change them before it gets worse. I need suggestions as what are the best options (brand, model, where to buy). I use the car for regular driving, nothing fancy...
  4. 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...
  5. Koni Special Active Strut?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Looking for feedback on Koni Special Active Strut. Has anyone had experience with these yet? Relatively new (replaced FSD) so I haven't seen a review on these yet. https://www.koni-na.com/en-US/NorthAmerica/Products/Cars/Special-Active-(Red)/ Thanks in advance!
  6. Front right strut, piston rod not fully extending

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I am currently trying to install the top mount onto the strut, and even with spring compressors fully latched onto the springs, the piston rod still doesn't come out far enough to get the nut on. I've tried pulling the piston rod out, and it always decompresses back to the length shown in the...
  7. Gen 3 part out

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    I am parting out my 2015 Mazda 3 touring. Please PM if interested. Corksport short ram intake with K&N heat shield and second filter $150 (sold) Hardrace front strut tower bar. Never used. All nuts included $100 (sold) Plug and Play LED DRL headlights. These were $380 on ebay. I am selling...
  8. After replacing strut, ABS and Traction Control lights are ON

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Not sure why, not sure how to fix. Any ideas? Could they have broken a sensor or is there a way to reset the lights? They do not blink. I drive a 2011 Mazda 3
  9. Tower strut bar

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Any recommendations on a tower strut bar for the 2017 Mazda 3. I have seen there are many out there and heard that one that is one piece would be better but I am having a hard time finding one that is one piece. What is your opinion? Thanks in advance!!
  10. Prematurely worn RR strut

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I noticed that my right rear strut was leaking fluid the last time I was cleaning my Mazda. Car has just over 20k miles (32k km) so I am bummed that it is already bad. I saw that another user on here had a bad RR strut so I am just wondering if this is a common issue. Good news is that it's an...
  11. Front strut tower bar Q?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey there! Just a newb question here. Would it be beneficial to install a front strut tower bar on a stock Mazda3? Meaning no suspension mods.. Thanks!
  12. Speedline Solid Strut Bar

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I bought the Speedline Solid Strut Bar, and when installing it I noticed that the flange is pretty thick and the stock nuts will not go back on. Did you just buy a different style of nut or what was your solution. I don't have pictures as it was one of those "oh it arrived, lets install...
  13. FS: Parts Dump! Air ride, strut bar, lowering springs, wheels, etc!

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    *** ONLY LUG NUTS REMAIN*** Just unloaded my 2014 Mazda3 and I have a bunch of parts to sell. Everything was only on the car for a season, so it's all in great shape aside from normal wear and tear. I'm open to offers on everything and I'm willing to ship at buyer's expense, as well as travel a...
  14. Broken strut mount stud help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Looks like I screwed up and over torqued one of the three strut tower mount bolts while installing my CS STB. Any suggestions on how to remove the one bold that is spinning freely on that broken (base-stripped) strut mount stud? I have to install my new Bilstein sport struts and Racing Beat...
  15. Has anyone played with different Strut and RSBs?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Corkspork has a 10% sale going on and considering picking up both. For what its worth, would it be best to maybe grab a thicker RSB since this is a FWD car?
  16. Gen 1 Strut Mount question.

    Suspension / Brakes
    Hi fellow Mazda zoomers. I got a question. Anyone know or recommend an upgraded strut mount better than the factory rubber type? I don't need camber adjustability, just a solid mount. I did find these on ebay but not sure if its any good. MK1 PillowBall Bearing Camber Kit Plates For Coilover...
  17. strut noise

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    i understand our front OE struts are gas filled and therefore make a psst type noise when going over bumps however i noticed an oddity today when investigating further my vibration issue. the driver's side makes the noise when i push down and up and down and up but the passenger side does not...
  18. What brand strut mounts do you recommend?

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Suspension & Handling
    Hi Everyone, I'm planning on replacing my front struts and rear shocks on my 2010 Mazda 3 5door hatchback. I currently have a little over 84k on the car. I was doing research on strut mounts. First off, what signs do I look for on a worn strut mount? Second, what brand of strut mount do you...
  19. Whiteline Sway Bars and Strut Braces, should I?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I'm a first-time poster looking for a little guidance! I have a 2011 Mazda 3 s Sport hatchback with 167 hp. I've had the car for two years now and am about to do my first upgrade: high performance all-season tires (Goodyear Eagle Sport All-Season) and lower springs (Eibach). These...
  20. Custom strut bar.

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has fabricated their own strut bar. And what it looked like, I won't copy it just some ideas. Maybe if you could give some dimensions that are needed as well, that would be awesome. I work in a metal shop and have access to a couple 2d cnc machines, a brake press and...