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  1. Wheel and Tire Setups for Track (3rd Gen)

    Hey folks. I just got a 2018 touring hatchback and was wondering what my wheel and tire options may be for track days and HPDE type setttings. I'm fairly experienced on the track so I am looking for something semi-aggressive and for track use only so I'm not too worried about rubbing issues...
  2. Track Impressions/Settings

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Was finally able to get my car to the local track over the weekend at Raceway Park NJ and I took my 2015 Mazda 3 2.0. First off, it was a lot of fun. The track was fairly small and had a lot of late apex's so fortunately for me it kind of leveled the playing field for me keeping up with other...
  3. 2010 3i Auto for track day?

    Hi everyone! I inherited my wife's 2010 Mazda 3i AUTO last year after we bought an SUV for her. Since the car has 115k miles and isn't worth much, I'm considering trying it out for a track day. (Currently autocross my MR2 Spyder, but it would need a roll bar to get on track with that. I would...
  4. Tires rolling on sidewalls at track

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all. I have a 2017 mazda 3 sedan 2.0 6mt that i sometimes take tracking with bilstein shocks, eibach pro springs and yokohama s-drive 235-35-19 tires on enkei raijin 19x8 rims. I have about ~ -1* camber front and rear. I have run between 38-48 psi hot at track on dry pavement but the tires...
  5. Mazda 3 BK 2.0 2006 model track car build - with weight reduction info!

    2004-2009 Mazda 3 Performance & Mods
    G'day from Australia! I just picked up my first Mazda, a 2006 Mazda 3 2.0 manual. This rocket is gonna be used on the track only, won't be street driven. Went on a mission to remove some weight from the vehicle. I'm keeping tabs in my phone of everything I gut out of the car. I am a 105kg...
  6. First track day this weekend!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Getting excited for my first track day at Mazda Laguna Seca this weekend. This is treat for me as I'm a Motorsport photographer on the side and have had the pleasure of shooting at Laguna Seca for many years now, but to finally get to drive the track is thrilling. I have some past on track...
  7. Track use of the skyactiv a/t transmission

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have a 2014 2.0l with the automatic transmission. Since its my wife and i's car manual was off the table. But i have been interested to go back to my local track to have some fun. Is the a/t strong enough to survive a few track days a year does it need better oil/additiv. Keeping in mind its...
  8. Track Day--How to do it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi there, I took my week-old 3 on a long drive through West Virginia mountains yesterday. It's the first time in a long while I've had a car I that had any sporting pretensions at all, and I had a blast. It occurred to me that a great way to increase my enjoyment of such things would be to...
  9. Occasional track sessions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys! What's your experience with stickier than stock tires for once in a while track fun?? I had Potenza RE760 sports on my previous 3 and they performed well on the road and at the track (lapping). If i can't find better for the same price, i'll buy them again... Any suggestions? Thanks.
  10. Spotify track info via bluetooth

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    I am trying to get the track info of spotify via bluetooth to the Mazda head up display while playing music. I tried it while my phone (Xperia Z5 Compact / Android 7.0) was connected via usb cable - then the music sitting on the sd card of my phone was perfectly read by mazda (even artwork went...
  11. How can I remove the rear dash to track down rattle?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    My car has had a terrible rattle that sounds like it's coming from under the center of the rear dash. After reading several threads on the topic, I want to remove the rear dash to poke around for the source, but the only guide I saw was for the first gen cars. Anybody know of a write up or is...
  12. 2015 Mazda 3 Track Car

    M3R Rides, Meets and Pics!
    I am not sure if anyone has seen this from the blog we posted up about the adventures on the track. Photocredit to Berchak Motorsports Photo I had a solstice hit me at mid-ohio on the track this year at the SCCA runoffs. There is a video of the contact from a car a few lengths back. Link...
  13. Best springs for occasional track days?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    I'm going to be upgrading springs on my daily that will occasionally see a road course/autox day. I'm wondering if anyone has some experience tracking their 3's and what springs they're using. I'm leaning toward either h&r or racing beat because they seem to be a bit stiffer than prokit/corksport.
  14. Infotainment CD Track Titles Not Updating

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi all, I've noticed that the Infotainment Center, when using a CD, doesn't always update the Track Title. It seems to only display the title of whatever song was last played. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced the same, and if there is an option/resolution to have the titles...
  15. Took my car to the track for the first time

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Aug 6 - 1morelap ca - event - End of first novice 30min session Calabogie west track 2014 Mazda 3 GS - 2.0L - 6 speed manual Very fun and very well run event. Car handles great and recommend everyone give the track a try if you have the chance :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJILIbf6dIA
  16. Track Info on base radio (not infotainment)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Does anyone know if track info, such as song name and album name, shows up on the base radio? (not the infotainment) When connected via Bluetooth, the songs come up as numbers both with Apple Music and Spotify. When my phone is connected via usb, "No Content" is displayed but the music still plays.
  17. Source for track day brake pads for 2015?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Does anyone know of a race/track-day pad that will fit my 2015? I've searched everywhere I can find and had no luck. EBC/Hawk don't make one to fit currently. Suggestions?
  18. Media flac support & track ordering

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi, I'm working on it for near 2 months, but at least i made it. - Adding the support of FLAC. now the CMU can read FLAC files with the metadata. - Alphabetic ordering of the track (by directory) Here the different steps https://github.com/diorcety/mazda3/wiki/Media-patching The dependencies...
  19. GPS tracking accessable so we can track our mazda

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    Since the dealers and everyone else can, can i access anything to monitor my cars location etc
  20. CD player track title does not follow

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    when you let the track play and automatically change to the next track, the track # changes, but the title stays the same. If I manually skip, the title changes. example: Track 2, "master of puppets" Track 3, "master of puppets" I had it into dealer and they updated to version 55??? Told me...