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  1. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I just bought a mazda3 and I noticed that the read suspension components have surface rust. I live in the UK so the car has been exposed to some harsh winters and salt, but I wanted to check if this is a normal amount of rust for the age and if I should worry about it. This are the worst parts...
  2. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Wassup guys, so yesterday I installed some Megan Racing Camber arms on my 2007 mazda 3 sedan & the process was brutal (for the passenger rear at least lmao.) After I finished I took it for a spin and everything seemed good until later that night. Cruising speeds, the car sounds fine but when...
  3. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi all, I've learned that the rough ride of the Mazda3 is due to stiffer "sporty" suspension and that it's the price to pay for great handling. While I don't want to lose the feeling of being able to confidently make it around sharp turns without sliding, I'm also considering whether I should...
  4. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I recently replaced shocks/struts (front and back) on my 2011 Mz2 2.5GT (152k mileage). I chose not to replace the stock springs. Rear has a new Racing Beat sway bar and new end links... and the front has new end links. Everything has been checked over multiple times for tightness but I'm still...
  5. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, I’ve recently put some 18x8 +45 on my 2012 sedan, and am about to order the eibach pro kit springs. I’m wondering if I will need to roll my fenders or replace camber arms to avoid rubbing? Or will they rub at all? Please let me know!
  6. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I bought my 2018 Mazda 3 Sport new to replace my 1996 Honda Civic coupe base model. I was the 1st & only owner of that Civic. I did replace the original Civic springs with lowered ones & kept driving with them for about 2 years before I put the original Civic springs back on. From then on, I...
  7. Buy / Sell / Trade
    I have a set of brand new, unopened H&R lowering springs I'm looking to part with. Never got around to installing them before I sold my car and have no use for them. Looking for $175 OBO, local pickup preferred and cash only. Thanks!
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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