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  1. Air Conditioning Recharging Nightmare - Low Side Not Taking Charge

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    So my A/C was working ok just needed to be recharged before the summer. I decided to vacuum out the system and do a fresh charge. Well its become a huge nightmare. Factory manual says to charge via the high side (car off) till the low side reaches 14psi. So I vacuumed the system, then connected...
  2. Taking The Car to VIR. Have questions.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Alright everyone. I'm taking the car to VIR the 22nd of March for a Hyperdrive. Im hoping to get my new wheels and tires on by then. If not all be running my stockers. What I'm going to be doing before going to VIR: 1. Changing oil 2. Putting in new brake fluid 3. Checking brake pad life 4...
  3. BMW taking design cues from Mazda?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    we all know the 2014 Mazda3 took a lot of interior design cues from Germany's best. but, i guess one of new upcoming ultimate driving machines liked the new HUD on the mazda3 enough to add one to their 2 series active tourer. in the past, all the HUDs in BMWs were projected onto the windshield...
  4. What route are you taking with your Mazda 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    What route are you taking with your Mazda 3? 1. Daily driver and or bone stock car (Daily driven all day every day...racking up the miles yo!) 2. Track beast, because race car (Tearing up the track...never street racing of course because that's bad...) 3. Garage queen...its like that?! (I am...
  5. Taking a beating

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I have a 2012 Mazda 3 which I've owned for almost a year now; next month will be one year exact. Living in the NYC area and being forced to park on the streets, my car is naturally taking a beating :2guns:. Fortunately, the majority is to the rear bumper. Mainly scuff marks or imperfections...
  6. taking off the center lip???

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey everyone, I'm new to the wholethreads deal, was wondering if anyone's taken the center stock lip off?? Was wondering how it would look, If so can you post pics?? Thanks
  7. Taking off in second gear with automatic transmission

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    For you automatic drivers who are exposed to winter driving in snow: it is possible to take off in second gear when you car is in deep snow and/or on very slippery surfaces. All that you have to do in to put your transmission in manual mode (with vehicle stopped) and shift into second. Your...
  8. Finally got around to taking pics... '12 MZ3 Skyactiv Hatch

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy! Any questions? Feel free to ask!
  9. taking the step to 18in wheels

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    should i do it.... i would really like to save the money and just get 17 so i can stick with the brand new tires ialready have. i will be lowering 1.75. think it would still look sick? all be on custom white xxr 530's
  10. Taking COBB AP to Next Level

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello all. So I have been doing some reading after installing Stage one on my car. Being that I have the HPFP internals waiting to be installed, I decided to look into the DP to take it to the next stage. Unfortunately I only see a Stage two for the Cobb downpipe along with a high flow cat...
  11. Taking Wheels Off !

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    so I finally have the money to get my wheels powder coated. I called the shop this morning and they said I needed to bring the bare wheels (no tires or anything). how should I leave my car without wheels? should I get 4 jack stands? would it be safe to leave the car like that for 4 days? and...
  12. taking out middle seatbelt??

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anyone know how to take out the middle seatbelt?? since the back seats are sooo small theres no way to fit someone in the middle and it would be much easier to pull the chair flat....