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  1. Is there any current tunes for the 2011 mz3

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Is there any tunes for 2011 Mazda 3 Been searching around now for a while looking for a tune on my 3. Found out about Ovtune, dynotronics, mazdaedit. But everything seems to be unavailable atm. If anyone has Information or has they’re tune file saved. I am new too this forum, so please no hate...
  2. Mazda 3 ecu tune

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I have a 2017 Mazda 3 2.0 l hatchback and am wondering what companies are out there that tune the ecus of these cars. I emailed Mat from Orange Virus but he said they do not tune Mazda’s anymore. What are my options now ?
  3. ECU Tune worth the insurance increase?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Been looking at an ECU tune and sole to my insurer and they say that the mod will put the price up £70 (On top of the £250 one off payment for the tune). Are the performance gains worth it in your experience? I find the car revvy enough in the low end, it's just lacks a but of pull on...
  4. Opinion on octane for a tune

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Like the title says, what do you guys think if I tune for 89 instead of 91-93? Is tuning with 93 worth the $8-$10 extra at the pump? I really haven’t come across anyone on the web that tune for other than premium , most discussions are based on premium. No bolts on, not planning too either in...
  5. Tune prerequisites?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hello Everyone, I realize I might be a bit late to the game with my 2010 Mazda 3s, however, I'd like to know if there is a to-do checklist in order for the tune to be successful? A little bit of backstory, this summer I bought a 2010 Mazda 3 2.5l 6 Spd (120k miles). This is my first manual, and...
  6. Tune necessary?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi there Mazda 3 owners! Was just wondering if it is necessary to get a tune for example after getting aftermarket exhaust? Right now am on K&N intake. Was thinking to get some exhaust maybe sometime nxt year if so. But for now still asking for opinions whether tune is necessary. Thanks a lot!!
  7. Please vote to convince EcuTek to develop an engine tune for our Mazda 3 Skyactiv!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Dear Fellow Mazda 3 Lovers, I've just had some replies from EcuTek with regards to developing a tune for a turbo Mazda 3 Skyactiv. They have been considering it, but didn't make it a priority as weren't sure about it as a business case. I made this into a separate post in order to hopefully...
  8. OV Tune

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Anyone know where I can get a tune done in Houston that may compare to the OV tune? Are there other options out there?
  9. OV Tune questions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    For those of you running a tune, I have a few questions that reading past threads really hasn't answered. 1. How is the throttle response after the tune. In stock form Its kinda lacking, the delay ruins the driving experience, especially when trying to rev match (it is better then most cars...
  10. OV Tune at High Altitude?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    A little thought experiment for discussion... From what I've read, each 1000 feet of elevation equals about 3% power loss. So at my home near Denver, CO (elevation ~5500ft) total loss is about 16.5%. Which means: My 2.5L 185HP Mazda 3sGT = 155HP A 2.0L 155HP Mazda 3 = 130HP My previous car...
  11. OV Tune 98 RON Mazda 3 2016 2.0L 165HP

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    ( Updated 24/2/18 ) Current Progress: Stock--->Base File--->1st Tune File--->2nd Tune File--->3rd Tune File--->4th Tune File--->5th Tune File--->6th Tune File--->7th Tune File--->8th Tune File (Waiting for OV's reply if tune is complete) Hi guys, I decided that I would like to share with you...
  12. Exhaust systems & tunes

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hey everyone, I have a 2016 Mazda 3 2.5L sport GT hatchback and wanted to get your input on a few things!! I'm getting a tune that is going to let me have full control of my gears in manual paddle shifting mode instead of them automatically shifting when I redline (which I am SO excited for)...
  13. Help me tune and fix my sub, had a clueless installer. (bose)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    First post, totaled my 2016 civic EX-T 2 weeks ago, almost cried. Now proud owner of a 2018 Mazda3 GT...so here goes Pretty much a moron when it comes to car audio. I do understand electronics, but my car audio knowledge is limited. Here are my parts:The admins wont let me post links until my...
  14. Tune report and other stuff

    Engine / Drivetrain
    Tune report and stuff Tune: Well I got the first OTV tune file and am quite happy. First thing I noticed was in first gear, I did not get the jerkiness, rather caused by the transmission or the engine I don’t know, all I know is it's smooth now, does not jerk when I press or ease up on the...
  15. OV tune datalogging

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Ok so I'm new to this forum and have done Avis reading and seraching but have found nothing specifically regarding how to datalog with the handheld tuner from ov tuning. Does this still require you to bring a laptop in your car to data log or does the handheld do this for you? I know you don't...
  16. New mbr, looking to tune

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hey all, new to this site and to the Mazda family... (owned the car for going on three years)... I am looking at ways to increase HP to my 2014 Mazda 3 sport. What would me my best course of action? Mike
  17. TPMS reset and tune

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I recently hit a pot hole and blown my front-left tire, I just got it replaced and TMPS reset. Now I remember reading the gigantic thread over on mazda6forums that's over 160 pages long that someone posted if your TPMS is reset, you need to update your tune. There were a few arguments about it...
  18. OV tune process questions...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Can someone who has done the tune clarify something for me. I have read the instructions on how to do the logging with mazdaedit...but it just seems to talk about how to work with the software. It doesn't seem to tell you how to do the actual run. I've been reading around between the forums and...
  19. OV Tune on my 2017 Mazda 3 GT Auto (2.5)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So after reading all the post here along with the 125 page thread on the Mazda 6 forum I have decided to bust out the credit card and buy the OV Tune. In addition I sent OV a list of questions that ranged from me being in California (smog), to Dual tune mode on my AT, G-Vector, MazdaEdit vs...
  20. OV Tune (SkyActiv) and Octane?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've reached out to OV in order to ask some questions about their tune. In the meantime, I was looking at their FAQs and there is something that throws me off a bit. I was hoping members that are in the Know, or better yet have actually had the Tune done, can clarify something. In their FAQs...