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  1. 2016 3SGT w/Suspension + Lighting Upgrades

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Located in OC, CA. I purchased this Snowflake White 2016 Mazda 3 in October of 2015. I just came out of a S2000 and a Mustang GT after that. I was looking for a transitional car to make the bridge between the sports cars I loved and the family car I needed to get into. It was the perfect car...
  2. Just bought an '04 M3 Hatch. First upgrades ideas?

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    I just became a part of the M3 family with my purchase of a 186k mile M3 HB. I'm looking to do a few tasteful visual upgrades to it. Any ideas? I also will be putting a new stereo in there(probably enon). Any ideas for what a good, affordable upgrade for that would be? Thanks!
  3. GT model tech upgrades?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello! I have a 2014 GT model how ever the previous owner did not have the insight to order it with the teck package :( Id like to know if it is possible to install some of the luxuries found in the tech package after the initial car build? Ive been looking around for a while but so far...
  4. Craftsman Tools, Jeep upgrades, Automotive Enthusiast Books, and More!

    Vendor Deals
    It's been another busy week, so we're bringing you the latest automotive-centric deals all in one lump this week. Deals on Jeep Upgrades from Morris 4x4 in the 12 Days of Building Sale Save Up To 55% on Craftsman Automotive Tools These Are The Best Books for The Car Lover on Your...
  5. Audio upgrades with stock radio

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Audio & Electronics
    A few months ago we traded my wife's SUV in for a Jaguar XF (which she LOVES). But we now found ourselves in the position of needing a beater car to haul the dogs, make Home Depot runs, etc that she did not want to use her car for and my daily is a Miata. So we picked up our 2006 Mazda3...
  6. Best 2.0l performance upgrades

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've got a leased 2016 manual 2.0l that I'll be buying out in the next few months. I also happen to have some extra cash laying around, so I think it's time to make this baby faster. I'm thinking lowering springs+SRI+exhaust+plus ECU tune. What would you guys do? I have around $2k budget but I...
  7. Muffler upgrades

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I would like to upgrade my exhaust system On my 2013 Mazda 3 to have a deep sound. Any suggestions on how I could go about that for a responsible price.
  8. Upgrades

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    1. Looking to get a new exhaust system. Does anyone know of a compatible exhaust system with the 2.0 Sedan? I looked on CarID but all I see are ones with the exhaust tips sticking out straight while the sedan OEM exhaust does not have a slot in the bumper for pipes, and it also curves down. 2...
  9. engine performance upgrades

    Engine / Drivetrain
    ok so i sold the old beamer and bought a mazda 3 08 5speed 2.0 my plan was to make a turbo build but then i came across a supercharger that seems like it should be about 10x easier on the install still haven't made up my mind which one i want to go with any suggestions? id be doing all the work...
  10. 2009 Hatchback Front Fog light Upgrades?

    2004-2009 Mazda3Appearance & Interior
    Hello everyone! I daily drive my beloved Mazda 3 Hatchback over 100 miles per day. A lot of my driving takes me through back roads that are VERY dark with deer/raccoon galore. My headlights with my brights on work well enough but I want something extremely bright in addition to my headlights to...
  11. Mods for my Mazda 3i sport?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have a black Mazda 3i sport 2015, all that is done on it is a resonator delete. I wanted to know what mods I should add for cosmetic looks or performance, but that is relatively cheap. Thanks
  12. Mazda says Apple CarPlay support coming soon, including retroactive upgrades

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Mazda Still Planning to Implement Support for CarPlay Mac Rumors - ‎2 hours ago‎ Mazda Connect has been available in Mazda vehicles since 2014, which, coincidentally, is the year that Mazda first pledged support for CarPlay. Mazda has been listed as a CarPlay partner since shortly after CarPlay...
  13. What sound system upgrades should I get?

    Electronics / Stereo Equipment
    Hey, I'm considering getting an upgrade to the sound system in my Mazda 3 2004 hatchback. The budget is 2500-3000$ but I have no idea what to get. The plan is to replace everything. Thanks in advance for any responses.
  14. Hi.. Question on 2014 Mazda 3 Hatch upgrades

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hi, Does anyone know if it's possible to hard-wire a carcam (Thinkware brand) to the wiring in the rain detector area? Is there a continuous power supply when the car is on? Also is it possible to upgrade the air-con control from the boring radial dials to the button dials? Also can install the...
  15. Software upgrades not fixing problems is the norm

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    "J.D. Power 2016 Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS) found that one third of owners reporting a navigation system problem had a software upgrade within the past six months; however, 55% of these consumers said the upgrade did not fix the problem at all." J.D. Power SafetyIQ May 2016 | J.D. Power
  16. First Upgrades

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    Im new to the forum and new to the car scene and wondered if anyone had some suggestions or advice about the first upgrades or additions I can make to my 2011 Mazda3 isport. Also, a budget is also an issue so please keep that in mind. Thanks for any replies.
  17. Any ideal audio upgrades over the bose?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Just curious if there are any decent drop in replacements for the Bose system for even better sound quality or if just dropping in a decent sub or two is decent enough to enhance the sound experience. I do feel that the bass is lacking with the bose but from my understanding is it provides a...
  18. The horrible truth about bulb "upgrades"

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    OK, so I bought a 2016 Mazda 3 iTouring a few months ago, and I wanted to see if I could improve the headlights. My objective was simply to replace the stock bulbs with ones that were brighter and threw more light on the road... so I could see where I was going better. I did *NOT* want to...
  19. Audio System Upgrades

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Looking to upgrade the audio components in my 2015 Mazda 3 with infotainment and 6 speaker audio system. My options are as follows: Option 1: Replace dash tweeter to a 3.5" coax Replace front door speaker to a JBL component system and add tweeter to top of door. Replace the rear door speaker...
  20. Brake Upgrades

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    So i was wondering if anybody with a gen3 has tried to do the "OEM BBK" upgrade yet? For the unaware, basically people with a gen1 or gen2 mazda 3 will buy the mazdaspeed3 front calipers, pads, rotors, and caliper mounting brackets and get a sizable increase in braking performance for not a lot...