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  1. 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...
  2. Mazda suspension or engine problem?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey guys, I’m new to the forum, I have two mazda 3’s (07 manual and 08 auto). I’m currently having a problem with my 08 auto that I cannot seem to figure out. When I start the car and put it reverseand press the brake pedal hard, a big snap sound comes from the front of the car, but then won’t...
  3. Rust on front/rear suspension

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey all..just looking at this rust collection on a 2015 that spent a winter or two in New England area...Is this excessive or I need of attention any time soon? It's similar in front and rear. Bolts here and there have it. Seems like surface rust to me but was a little surprised by it. Some...
  4. FS Gen2 Suspension Parts

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    FS Gen2 Part Out 2011 2.5 Mazda 3 hatchback Part Out. Buyer pays for shipping, unless you are in the Bay Area I would be willing to meet. -Rally Armor Mud Flaps, used for about 1 year. Includes all hardware - $90 -Whiteline Endlinks, used for about 1 year. One of the endlinks ball joint is a...
  5. Major suspension upgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi Guys, I am new here and this is my first post. I have a 2017 M3 Hatch GT Manual with close to 10K miles on it. Looking to do a major suspension upgrade soon. Still on stock 18" wheels but I intend to go inch up in the future. I have read lots of threads and from what I gathered these are...
  6. Suspension Alignment parts BM/BN

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Id like to know what aftermarket alignment parts people have, where they got them, how they feel about fit/finish/quality. Unfortunately I can't lower my car due to noncompliance from the winters up here. But that doesn't mean I can't find a nice set of adjustable struts and get them re-valved...
  7. Rattle/clunk from suspension over speed bumps

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I've read the suspension clunk thread through and it doesn't quite seem to fit the same, or at least, I'm not sure if it's the same issue. So my issue is that over speed bumps low speed or higher speed I'm getting a rattling/creaking noise. This is from the front and rear. There's a noticeable...
  8. 2.2D vs 2/2.5 suspension parts

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi all, can anyone quickly confirm if there is a difference between the diesel and petrol suspension parts out there to buy? For example I’d like to buy a full Compliment of Hardrace gear for my back end but I’d like to know, from first hand experience ideally, if they will even fit??? TIA.
  9. FS Gen2 Suspension Parts

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Getting rid of some suspension parts and went back to stock. All parts are off my 2011 mazda 3 hatchback. -Corksport RSB with CS Billet Bracket (one note, the softer setting hole where the endlink goes was made bigger to fit the whiteline endlinks since they were a bit bigger than stock) -...
  10. Front Suspension Noise

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Front Suspension Noise w/ Video Recently i have noticed an anusual noise coming from the front suspension. I took the car to the dealership, they replaced both front calipers but after only 300 quilometers the noise is back! What do you think? ::: Mazda 3 BM January 2018, 1,5 skyactive-g...
  11. FS: Racing Beat Springs for 2010-2013

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Selling Racing Beat lowering springs for anyone looking for a modest drop. Fits Mazda 3 2010-2011 Mazda 3 (2.0L/2.5L) sedan/5-door and 2012-13 Mazda 3 (2.0L SKYACTIV) sedan/5-door. $130 local pick up only around Orange County, California area.
  12. Ohlins suspension

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    There was a topic[1] a long time ago which contained some references to Ohlins suspensions. Does anybody know what model that guy used on his Mazda 3? [1] mazda3revolution.com/forums/2014-2017-mazda-3-skyactiv-discussion/62097-more-aftermarket-parts-tein-ohlin-kakimoto-knight-sports-etc-2.html
  13. Time for a Suspension Change.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So i was typing up a more in depth question but it got off track. My non-winter wheels are 19's from the Mazda6. They rub when driving spirited and over some bumps. I am currently lowered on Euro Eibachs (about the same drop as CS Springs) SO my question is what should I do about this...
  14. Suspension Crunching Noise

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 News & Discussion
    So recently I replaced all shocks and struts and drove on them for a month with no issues. Last weekend I decided to replace the sway bar bushings (MOOG) as well due to a clunk that I was hearing. I drove the Mazdaspeed 3 for a whole day with no issues. The very next morning I took it for a...
  15. Suspension and Warranty

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, I’ve been going back and forth on lowering my 2016 I Touring for so long now, I’m on the verge of doing it. However, I have the Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs but know someone who is selling their Megan Coilovers for just a little more than what I paid for the springs. It also just so...
  16. 2019 Mazda 3 Suspension downgrade

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    https://news.motors.co.uk/news/2019-mazda3-to-swap-multilink-for-torsion-beam/ Swapping to torsion beam is just cost cutting no matter how they spin it. As Arnold once said: I'll be keeping my MY17.
  17. HELP S.O.S. 2004 Mazda 3 rear end suspension nightmare!

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone! This is my first post on here, so please excuse me if i mess anything up. I have been reading and lurking in the forums during this project for the past 2 weeks. Its a great trove of info. I have finally hit a wall and had to make an account to post. So here is the just of it...
  18. Slight Drop (1-1.3in) High Ride Quality

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi guys, I am new to the forum. Got my Mazda 3, 2014 (i grand touring, red), couple of months ago. Been saving up some money and going to spend it on my car now. I have all other mods figured out, but i need your guys help with shocks, struts, springs, colliovers, etc. So, I am getting new...
  19. Broken suspension height sensor?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'll post more tonight, but the following 2 pictures show a part/plug-in harness that is supposedly a suspension height sensor on the left rear control arm. The guy who helped me install my rear swaybar has potentially broken this using an impact gun when we changed the nuts for my endlinks as...
  20. 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...