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  1. Suspension install price...excessive?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Just got quoted $725 from a (very reputable) local shop to install new shocks/springs/RSB on my '17. That seems excessive to me. He estimated 2 hours for the front and 3 for the rear, but did say the price would come down if it took less time. Oh and that price does include an alignment. Is...
  2. 2017 model suspension clunk

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello, I have a Canadian 2017 Mazda 3 sedan GS. There is a noticeable clunk noise coming from the front suspension when I hit speed bumps and other changes of grade. It is not every time, for example, when I first get in the car and hit the first speed bump there's a clunk but then the next...
  3. Needed: Full advice on suspension (koni fsd and racing beat springs)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey all, this is my first post so go easy on me lol. I have been going through the threads on this forum for idk how long and finally made my suspension decision, I am going to go with Koni fsd's and racing beat springs. This combo will give me the looks, performance, an ride that I am looking...
  4. Creaking noise while braking

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi All, I'm hoping that someone on this forum can help me solve my issue since it's very frustrating. Issue: When coming to a complete stop I can hear a creaking noise coming from the front driver side. Below is the video youtu.be/2rMOqaQtn2U Let me know your comments/thoughts.
  5. Air Suspension

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hello everyone, I have a mazda 3 sedan sports car. I've recently seen photos of similar vehicles which have lowered their suspension with air suspension. I've become inspired to attempt to do this to my own car. One down side, is I have no idea where to start. Which kits are the best? Is there...
  6. Softer suspension

    Suspension / Brakes
    The roads are so rough here, what can I do to the suspension to lessen the road bumps if anything?
  7. Tire width choice for 17x7.5 +45, stock suspension

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all, Realized I posted this first by mistake in the MS3 portion of the forum...my bad... New here, and I've had my '13 MZ3 Skyactiv 6spdMT for about two months now. Love it so far and I'm going to be adding mods slowly but surely. I'm set on the Sparco Assetto Gara wheels, 17" x 7.5" +45...
  8. From stock to "HOLY S%$T", a suspension tale.

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I`ll get right to it. Bought my `16 3 with 14 miles on it. Started modding the day I got it. I knew I was going to lower it a bit, and that`s where this episode starts. I first got Eibach springs. They rode well, had a nice, subtle drop, but I wanted something more noticeable. Jumped on a set...
  9. 14-16 Air suspension kit?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I would really like to install air suspension in my car, but for the life of me I cant find a kit. Only thing I've found is Pigs setup and it was $6000+ including labor!? I realize its a custom setup but damnnnn, I don't have that laying around. Absolutely beautiful car though, here's the thread...
  10. 2017 Mazda 3 G-Vectoring and suspension adjustments

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Anyone have any knowledge on the subject of lowering a vehicle that has the G-Vectoring Control on it and if it will affect the way the system works.
  11. Persistent Knocking/Popping Noise in the back

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Okay....well, its been a while since I've posted something on the forum. But, as the title suggests, I have been having an issue with a knocking/ popping noise coming from the back of my 2011 mazda 3. I've looked around the different forums and threads regarding this noise and a majority of...
  12. Mz3 suspension parts on ms3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Would regular mz3 koni struts, shocks, tein springs, and adjustable camber arms fit 2nd gen ms3? Have a guy interested for his 2010 ms3
  13. air suspension some help please

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So i got my suspension but i yet still to get any info on the install, ive tried to reach out to people on this forum about the install but no luck.... Well my real question now is does anyone in here have experience with airforce bags ? If so would i need after market control arms for the rear...
  14. Suspension shop Dayton, OH area

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hey everyone. Does anyone know of a good suspension shop in the Dayton, OH area? I had Koni str.t and H&R lowering kit put on my 2011 2.5 hatch, along with a rear sway bar and new end links, also new rear camber arms. I was told when the konis were installed that one of my front camber plates...
  15. Squeaking noise coming from rear suspension

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    So I've been having this problem for awhile, but I'm on BC coilovers and when im just driving and going through some bumps here and there my passenger rear suspension makes a slightly noticeable squeaking sound if I don't have my radio on. It's probably not a big issue since I've been driving on...
  16. Mazda 3 to 6 suspension

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    This might be a stupid question, but since the 3rd gen Mazda 3 and 6 have the same strut tower design, would the struts and springs be interchangeable also aside from a minor height change? Or is the knuckle setup too different? Since the parts are so new I can't find any reliable measurements...
  17. Squeaky suspension on new car

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    UPDATED Squeaky suspension on new car So I've have my 2016 iGT hatchback for 2 weeks now and I've noticed that the front suspension keeps squeaky and creaking more and more. It only happens at low speeds when I've going over uneven ground, but it's starting to sound worse than the 14 year old...
  18. 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...
  19. Hello from Miami, Florida

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi fellow Mazda zoomers.
  20. Suspension- MS-Bilstein -Swift

    Mazdaspeed 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Up for sale is my beloved B8/Swift setup and other stuff -B8's w/ Swift Spec-R springs. I cut the internal bump stops in the fronts. There is thread somewhere on MSF. I got the B8 used but I mainly drive my car on the weekends so not too many additional miles. I would estimate the Bilsteins...