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  1. Alright there folks. Top strut mount BROKEN 😔🤬 for suspension in UK

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Afternoon guys n gals, Im rocking a 2.0 3 from 07, faceliiiiift 🤙. I was driving over to the local halfords to get some paint for the interior and noticed a knocking sound front right. Upon getting home i opened the bonnet and noticed one of my top strut mounts has completely sheared, must be...
  2. New member & modification help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey folks! My name is Andrew. I am new to the Mazda3 scene since I just purchased my car a few days ago (2014 white S GT 5-door). I am wanting to do suspension, exhaust and brakes. This car came from the north and I need to replace some of the rusty parts and I would like to kill 2 birds with...
  3. Dropping front subframe to install front sway bar

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi All, I’m looking to install my front sway bar as a part of the eibach kit I got last year. I guess i’m bored and just want something to tinker with on the weekends, but has anyone done a replacement on the front sway bars? How hard was it to drop the front sub frame and replace the bar? I...
  4. LOOKING FOR ADVICE! Intermittent shake in steering, slight pull even after alignment and balance.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Backstory- Just before Christmas, I replaced the shocks/struts on my 2011 Mazda 3 GT. (145k miles). Went with some Konis (orange). I did get new endlinks and stabilizer bushings but have not installed them yet, due to the messy winter weather. I'm planning on doing then in the spring. After the...
  5. 1st gen with 1.8" lowering springs?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Does anyone on here have a first gen lowered on 1.8" springs? I bought some Eibach springs and would like to see how it looks on other setups. Also how does it ride?
  6. New here, Tuning/suspension/CS tuubo kit

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    2016 m3 2.0L 6spd. CS catback(I know I know), CS front strut bar, custom fitted spectre SRI and some flaps. Installed 2 weeks after signing my lease (the dealership hated me). Looking for a tune, not sure if I should wait for the CS turbo kit to come out I’ve read that it’s going to come with a...
  7. Suspension clunk after new struts

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've had an issue with my 2011 Mazda3 for some time now: 2 years ago I had my struts replaced at approximately 80,000 miles. At some point after that (though not right away) I started noticing a clunking noise from what I believed to be the front passenger side suspension. This clunk was...
  8. 2013 Mazda 3 I sport Skyactiv previously in wreck, driver rear suspension needs work

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, new to the group here. My wife's 2013 Mazda 3 I Sport Skyactiv was in a bit of a wreck a couple years ago. She was turning left across traffic and a truck in the middle lane didn't see her (likewise, she didn't see him). He hit her going about 35-40 in a dodge ram. The impact was behind...
  9. FS Tein Street Advance Z Coilovers (04-09)

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    So two months ago I bought a Tein Coilover kit but was so excited to order them for my gen 3 I didn't pay close attention to the generation it was for. I'm an idiot lol. Anyways, wasn't able to get a refund as they received cosmetic damage on the way back to the warehouse. Redline360 was unable...
  10. Tein vs D2 vs BC Coilovers?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I have a 2018 Mazda 3 GT (2.5L) Hatchback and this will be the first car in my life that I'll be working on that I've had since 2019 January. The first mod I'll be doing is coilovers and I'm unable to decide which ones I'd want. Its between TEIN's Flex Z, D2's Racing RS, or maybe even BC Racing...
  11. Squeaking noises coming from suspension

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Just recently a problem occurred where something in my suspension is squeaking(like rusty springs in an old mattress) really bad. At low speeds you can hear it pretty badly; it disappears when I accelerate but as soon as I lift my foot of the gas it comes back. I have had corksport lowering...
  12. Suspension Creaking at Low Speed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    My 2015 GS Hatch with 22k miles has recently started creaking at low speed. It happens mostly at parking lot speeds when pulling into or out of a parking space or driveway. The best way I can describe it is a creaking like being aboard an old ship; I wouldn't say it clunks. So far I haven't been...
  13. Weird suspension issue

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    The car-. 2018 Mazda 3 with about 3 thousand miles on it. Backround- this is my wife's car, it gets driven on some of the worst roads PA has to offer (rt30). I don't drive it every day and I'm hyper attuned to feelings of vibration from the floorboards and steering wheel from driving...
  14. 2016 2.0 6MT suspension and handling recommendations

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Dear friends, I have been driving my 3 for almost 3 years now, and after an extended experience, I finally decided that some suspension upgrade might be needed. I am running 225/50r17 Michelin on 17x7 KOSEI rims, so the OD of the wheel is a tad larger than the original 205/60r16. Here are some...
  15. Suspension installed 2018 GT HB

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Koni SA's, H&R's, Progress RSB soft setting done earlier today. The GRP end link threads stripped and my shop said the metal was soft. They had to install the OEM end links back on so I could get home. The rear GRP's went on fine, the fronts stripped. I would appreciate some other...
  16. All suspension parts ordered. 2018 GT HB

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've already received the H&R's, Koni special actives. The Progress RSB should be here tomorrow. The GRP adj end links have an estimated ship date of April 3rd to April 23rd??. I'll schedule the install with the shop as soon as I know when the end-links will be shipped. I'll get an alignment...
  17. Suspension

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Hello guys, I want to ask people that have done this. I just recently moved on from my Jeep Wrangler and lifting vehicles. But I want to ask about what suspension kit I can install on my 2007 Mazda 3. I am looking for a full kit that comes ready to install with no extra modifications. It’s going...
  18. Mazda 6 tyres and wheels on a Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi everyone, I have a 2018 Mazda 3 with 16" wheels (205/60 R16 summer tires with offset 50 millimetres). In the next few days, I am planning to change to winter tires. However, the winter tires I have are from a 2016 Mazda 6 (215/65 R16 winter tyres with offset 42 millimetres). Obviously, the...
  19. Air Suspension + Rear Sway Bar

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Would it make sense to do it?
  20. question about suspension

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm sorry for my english, I will try to explain in the best way possible. When I got my mazda 3 GT 2018 after few weeks I look that when I turn to the left and then to the right the steering wheel, the car do a rarely movement the front of the car up and down, there is no noise just up and...
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