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  1. Tuning the SkyActiv X engine.

    Skyactiv X
    Hello to those who are a little disappointed about SkyActiv X engine’s performance! I created this thread so that people can post any updates regarding availability of tuning the engine(software/chip). And if you have tuned your engine, please share your experience!
  2. Ghosted by Orange Virus?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Hi, new to posting on any forums, just needing some help. I've been working on a tune with Rafael since July (slow process since I've had a busy schedule), and once he stated we were almost finished with the tune, I started having a slight hesitation issue (which turned out to be due to how the...
  3. My 06 Mazda 3 GT 2.3L eats gas like crazy after installing a cold air intake

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi there I'm new these types of forums stuff but anyways. i have a 2006 mazda 3 GT 2.3L standard trans. i fabricated the exhaust for it so its straight pipe but still has both cats but and it did eat gas like crazy , but after i installed my cold air intake kit for it started to eat gas like...
  4. Bluespark tuning box - Mazda 3 2015 2.2d

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi Guys, Has anyone had any experience with Bluespark tuning boxes ? Recently got given one and was hoping they had been tried on the Skyactive engines LINK REMOVED Bluespark . com
  5. Tuning Options for 2013 Mazda 3i 2.0 Skyactiv

    Engine / Drivetrain
    I am looking for a good tune for my car if anyone has any recommendations that i can look into or what tunes you have done and how do you like them? Would like to get a bit more on the performance end for my car so let me know what options are all out there for this lil brute of a car. Thanks
  6. Welcome OrangeVirus Tuning Ltd.

    OrangeVirus Tuning Ltd.
    Please welcome our newest Supporting Vendor - OrangeVirus Tuning Ltd.!
  7. Tuning question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I ordered the tune for my 2018 2.5 Mazda 3 a few days ago and I’m worried about something. Will I be able to use the laptop I used to tune my 2016 2.0 for my 2.5? I read that the software is assigned per computer so I’m afraid I won’t be able to use the old laptop. I’ll be going with an ASUS...
  8. Delicious Tuning Petition Request for the 2014+ Mazda 3! Please Contribute!

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hello everyone this is Lemurmarco, I recently reached out to Delicious Tuning Inc., near San Diego. I spoke with a gentleman there and asked him if they offered tuning solutions for the 2014+ Mazda 3, seeing that they already tune the 2016+ Miata ND (shares the same 2.0 L SkyActiv-G PE-VPS I4...
  9. TUNING Help !

    2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3 Performance & Mods
    I Just purchased an 08 MS3 with a few mods. It needs a Tune for sure. Has all sorts of crap in it that I have yet to find. Curious what peoples thoughts are. Its got 44k and looking fine. Just want to keep it healthy.
  10. Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes

    Vendor Deals
    Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes It's been another busy day as we roll towards Black Friday, the deals keep rolling in. Here's what we've tracked down for you so far today. 3M Headlight Restoration Kits on Sale...
  11. Tuning Options for 2017 Forward

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've been looking through some rather old threads involving tuning and doing some review checking and researching on a few different tuning companies. I'm not looking to start any sort of drama on this thread, nor am I looking to have people fighting over opinions. I just want to know who's...
  12. Tuning amp and sub

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I recently purchased a 12" kicker comp R (2ohm) with a LC2i LOC and audio control 1500 monoblock. I wired it with 4guage wiring. I'm having issues with the amp going into protection mode anytime I try to increase the gain, bass boost, or play music too loudly. I have the stock bose system, when...
  13. Basic Tuning Without MazdaEdit?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm evaluating some different ways to change my idle RPM. Has anyone tried to use a donationware software like TunerPro with a SkyActiv? Other than some older Miata's, I couldn't find any definition files online. I've also thrown around the idea of dumping the file and trying to find the...
  14. Orange Virus Tuning Tablet

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Anyone running the Orange Virus Tuning tablets yet? If so could we get a review? Also is the tablet only good for the one vehicle ever or can you unmarry the tablet from the vehicle once flashed back to stock? And does anyone know why the tablet tune rated gains are less than the mazda tuning...
  15. Mazda3 2.5 Skyactiv tuning options

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi there, I recently purchased a used 2015 Mazda3 2.5 with the 6spd manual. I'm itching to get it tuned but want to be sure of all my options and what i'm getting myself into before I pull the trigger. I've been reading a lot about OVTune, as he seems to be the main guy for our car. But are...
  16. getting back into tuning

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've been gone for about a year and I am getting back. I would like to tune my car again and had a few questions. Is OV still doing that free life time tuning? If I still have my old laptop and I format it will the license for the tuning software still work or do I need to back it up?
  17. Orange virus tuning question/inquiry

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    hello there everyone! A newbie question about the OV tuning kit. Have been reading quite a few threads and always come across "OV Tune". Have quite a little understanding on what this can do to my Mazda 3. Does this unlock the "potential" HP of the car? Please fill me out more: 1. what does...
  18. 2004 mazda 3 or honda civic for tuning?? and daily driver.?

    2004-2009 Mazda3 Discussion
    Ok so my customers own a 2004 Mazda 3 2.3 my customers not the greatest condition but could be done or should my customers get a Honda civic my customers is looking to turbo in the future and completely build this car maxisys ms908p. Which would u build for speed and handling???
  19. OV Tuning 2015 2.5L

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I've bought the tune package and did the ECU read tonight but when I went to do the ECU dump I received errors on all of the templates available. I have a Denso ECU and the template it takes the longest to error out on is the Mazda Skyactiv-II Denso 2 MB CAN ECU which is about ~15 seconds...
  20. First Mods: Intake, Exhaust, Bars, ECU tuning, anything else?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi, i'm from Lima, Perú and i have a Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 aut. 2015. This comes with D4S Headlights bulbs (one bulb for low and high) and Bose Sound System (9 speakers). I want to do the first mods to my car. This is my list: Intake: Corksport or K&N (K&N 69-6033TTK Air Intake, Intake Kits)...