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  1. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    So looking like having to do an engine swap after my sp23 went kaput at 220,000km, 140k ish miles. Have no compression at all in cylinder 2 and very little in cylinder 1 there was about 2L of coolant/water that came out the drain plug with 2.5Lish oil. Oil on base of plug one, plugs are old but...
  2. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a base model 2012 mazda3 and I noticed that the right screen on the dash has what looks like would be climate controls. I am assuming it is harder then just taking out old climate control panel and putting the panel for dual climate controls in. Does anyone know? Or has anyone done this...
  3. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Hi all, i have a 2008 mazda 3 hatchback that I bought off my brother after he ran the engine dry of oil. it has the 2.3 engine and I was looking into optional swaps I could throw in there. I'm not trying to blow my doors off or anything just need a simple A to B car for to-from work and the...
  4. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello. I need help! I have a cracked rear bumper cover on my 2013 Mazda3 i 5-door. I want to go to a duel exhaust for looks & sound but I’m just wondering if the 2013 Mazdaspeed3 / 2013 Mazda 3 Sport 2.5 Rear bumper cover would fit on my 2013 Mazda 3 i. Please help! Dealerships do not know if it...
  5. Engine / Drivetrain
    Hi all, here in Aus we have a few different Mazda 3's and I've got a 2008 Sp23 and want a bit more out of it. We also have the Mps which sells for over double what a Sp23 costs. Only real difference is the MPS is the 2.3L turbo like the mazdaspeed3 in the US. I've got parts to do the oil...
  6. 2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Hey I'm sure they're is many threads out there with swap options for the Mazda 3. But for me I need clarification as to which engine can fit perfectly and has more horsepower and something I can build up as well. I wanted to put a turbo onto my current engine but upon reading many threads that...
  7. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hello all, Does anyone know about the possibility of swapping the center console on my 2015 3 Hatchback for the 2017-2018 center console? I know that the parking brake is electric on the 2017-2018, so that might make it impossible, but still curious all the same.
  8. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi all, new to this forum. I have a 2013 Mazda 3 i Touring hatchback and just backed into our other car ruining the back bumper. I found one locally being parted out, but it's a 2013 (same color) turbo with dual exhaust. Mine is single. QUESTION: Could I make this dual exhaust bumper work on my...
  9. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    So recently i have found some seats to purchase for a very fair price out of a 2013 Mazda Speed 3, and thought that they would look cool to put into my 2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback, the bolting of the speed 3 seats look the same as my 2010 hatch they are both the non powered option. Was just looking...
  10. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Has anyone swapped their door cards for the later style with the actual storge vs the earlier water bottle only holder? It seems that it should be plug and play but I thought I would post here. I have not found any documentation.
  11. Engine / Drivetrain
    After trying to get some information about swapping a good 2.3 from an 05 into my 06. I have slowly come to the realization that indeed the ford 2.5 swap is the way to go... Thanks alot Gary_L and Datsun1600! :argh 1: Damn you! With your logical conclusions and such... So that being said...
  12. 2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hello, anyone knows if its possible to swap facelifted grill to 2004 Mazda with older one that look like bee hive. I see that theres some piece mounted on bumper as well, is it removable ? Appreciate any further help
  13. 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    Disclaimer: This thread is intended to spark a discussion and could possibly evolve to an actual swap being attempted. Please avoid turning it into an insult-fest or pissing contest. People I'm hoping will join the thread have been through the common swap and have a lot of insight...
  14. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    The refreshed mazda 3 gt has soft touch/leather where the driver (passenger) would rest their leg near center console . Does anyone know if it's the same dimensions, hence you could put it into the previous M3 GT BM version?
  15. New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I have a 2010 mazda 3 sport 2.5l 6speed manual, and I was wondering if its possible to swap my 2.5l engine to a 2.3l turbo engine ????
  16. Exterior Lighting
    i was wondering if anyone has done a swap from the regular itouring headlight set up to the s grand touring led headlights? if so how? and where did you find the lights? thank you!
  17. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I want the GT seats but the driver has power functions. Is the i Touring pre-wired for them or am I stuck with what I have?
  18. Interior / Exterior
    Hey! So I wanted to swap a first gen mazdaspeed3 spoiler onto my mazda3 S hatch, which came with no spoiler at all. I couldn't find an in-depth how-to thread on this, so decided to make one myself for anyone else wanting to do this Step 1) FIND A SPOILER This was a lot harder than I was...
  19. 2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hey! So I wanted to swap a first gen mazdaspeed3 spoiler onto my mazda3 S hatch, which came with no spoiler at all. I couldn't find an in-depth how-to thread on this, so decided to make one myself for anyone else wanting to do this :grin2: Step 1) FIND A SPOILER This was a lot harder than I...
  20. 2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've been wanting to build up my 2.0 skyactiv mazda 3 for a while now. I'm gunna start saving to do so. However I've noticed a trend in the lack of power and power adders for the skyactiv engine design. I would get a new car but I like the fun and comfort of the gen 3 as well as the design. I'd...
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