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  1. Lurking for years! Thought I'd say hi!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey! I've been lurking these forums for years and got sick of the "10 threads per day" blocker for none members. I thought I'd join the community after 3 years of stalking your threads. (hehe)
  2. Been Lurking; thought I'd say HI!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey guys and gals! Got a 2015 2.0L touring hatch in Meteor Gray back in September '14. Do love this color! I do love the car, but wish I hadn't been so frugal at the time and bought the GT instead. Anyway, been lurking on here for awhile trying to take in some of the mods and such. Haven't...
  3. New Thought: Speed Protege Rims on my Hatch

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I haven't been able to find exact pics yet but I did find them on an older hatch. 17x7 Racing Hart Rims (made by enkei) two color variations (silver & hyper silver) I have found a set of Hypers which are darker. (Not Pictured) They have a 50 offset and weight around 21 pounds. here are a...
  4. And you thought Panchovia was dead!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello from the Southwest corner of New Mexico, 30 miles north of where "Panchovilla" invaded the U.S. almost one hundred years ago. Well, you are right, he is dead. Obviously this is my first post and I don't have much to say. I'm new to ownership of a Mazda car. I've owned numerous other...
  5. Anyone thought about Lifting?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm thinking about putting a small lift on the front end and then adding skid plates to the the underside of my 2015 Mazda 3 and I'm thinking about trying to stiffen the rear suspension. All this because i want to be a gunsmith and i need a car the can handle weight and some light off road-ing...
  6. Thought experiment please indulge me....

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Ok so I have a 2010 non skyactiv with the 2.0. I know Mazda and Ford share quite a bit during this period including engine blocks and such. A little more research revealed that the Focus ST uses the same block as my little economy car. I propose this. Would it be possible (not asking about...
  7. newbie, thought I would share my 2014

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
  8. I added some Interior lighting so I thought I would share if people want ideas (pics)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Here's a picture of both the front and rear lighting that I added near the passengers feet. White in the Front and Red in the Back. (its not super bright in real life it looks much more modest, but it looks gooood :thumbup1 1:) Here's a pic of sitting in the front, later on I actually decided...
  9. just thought soe people on here might want to get in on this

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    18x8 5 Enkei RPF1 Black w Dunlop Direzza Z1 Tires 245 40 18 | eBay these are not mine but I thought it was a really good price...I don't have the money right now so I thought id show it to some people on here that might have the money and be interested
  10. increased deposits for direct injection more significant than we thought??!!

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    2011 mazda 3 2.0 auto. Seems like a while now I keep asking myself hmmm is it a little rougher? Is that a bit of a misfire? Does it crank a little longer than it used to? Is the motor pulling through the powerband and calibrating shifts that compliment this motor as effectively as it used to? I...
  11. Anyone thought of disabling the MFD?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    While driving home from work last night, I came to the realization that I really gain nothing from the black and white MFD on the dash. It's just clutter that doesn't match anything else. The temperature take so long to adjust it's rarely correct...average mileage is not correct...I have no...
  12. My thought on Custom intake

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    First thing first, they work, I so believe it does as I've figure out why it should and why it will. But does one need to shell out $150+? Guess what part custom of the intake is the most important? The cone filter certainly looks nice and all, it itself doesnt boost the Tq however. The ideal...
  13. Fog lights not what you thought?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Is it just me, or do the factory fog lights do nothing for you? I used to have a 97 Jetta VR6 that I loved, and the fogs on that thing used to be beastly. Great visibility at night without having the whole High Beam thing pissing off other drivers. I know this is a dumb question, but i...
  14. Been Lurking a While; Thought I'd Join

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey folks! Thought I'd join and hang out. I've been on here many times and have watched it grow in to an impressive forum. I'm considering becoming a sponsor. Here's some pics of my 09' Thanks, Jamie
  15. RECALL, I thought this might be interesting.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi everyone. I went to change my oil today (I do this at the dealership). They told me it was going to be about 45 minutes (and they were going to rotate the tires as well). 2 hours later (I was sitting in there for this entire time... grrr) I am told that they had to do a recall, that's why it...
  16. Just A Thought

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I took my hatch to a club off Hollywood Blvd on Friday night. If you don't want to find a street parking, valet is mandatory. After 2am, people go over to parking office on main lot and either get the key or wait for a driver to bring the car from a lot across the street. The main...