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  1. Wider than most, 17x9 Help

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    So I've been really looking at some Rota Grid 17x9 +42 in Sports Bronze. I've seen people run 18x9.5 +38 with 225/40/18 tires. My biggest concerns is it only going to take a fender roll (possible pull), if I want to run this set-up...Yes I know that that the set up is actually not as tall as...
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    The Promo Code BIG15 Adds Additional 15% Savings Site Wide (On Top Of 60% Clearance Too!) Discount Ramps—contrary to their name—offers a wide range of automotive cargo hauling equipment, and running alongside their massive clearance sale (markdowns up to 60%), they've offered up an additional...
  3. Question about Tires - Silent

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I need to change the tires on my 2011 Mazda 3s GT and I have a few questions: - Is it OK if I upgrade to 215/50R17? (currently my car has 205/50R17). I just like wider tires. No other reason for that. Will there be any negative impact on handling? I don't want to spend a lot on tires like...
  4. Stiff clutch pedal and wide engagement range

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 Engine and Performance
    I just recently picked up an 11 Mazda 3s Sport 2.5. I'm coming from a 6 speed VW and the clutch in this Mazda seems so much different, is it normal? I find the clutch pedal very stiff and the engagement range is sooooo wide. Like it starts engaging about 1" off the floor then there's about...
  5. anyone have firestone firehawk wide oval a/s tires? if so i have questions

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    ok, so to start I bought the car used it is a 2011 mazda 3 hb GT 2.5 so 205/50/17 tires it had the firestones mentioned in the title on it when I bought it, they are still almost new. However I have a noticeable noise, only at low speeds below about 35mph and even at that really only noticeable...
  6. 9.5 wide wheels

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I'm preparing to purchase new wheels. My current setup is 19x8.5 +35 front and 19x9.5 +42 rear. My question(s)... is anyone running 9.5 wide wheels in the front (no matter what size 16-19)? If so, are there any rubbing issues? Finally, what is your offset? Feel free to throw in any ride quality...
  7. Blue tinted wide angle side mirrors from Japan

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Does anybody know if the Japanese mazda axela/3 have blind spot monitoring option? I would like to get the blue tinted wide angle side mirrors that they have available there but not sure if they have those blind spot monitoring light on the mirrors nor not...
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  9. so wide 17x9

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
  10. New Product Release!! TRU-3.0" and 3.5" Full Aluminum Wide Path Intake Systems

    James Barone Racing
    New Product Release!! TRU-3.0" and 3.5" Full Aluminum Wide Path Intake Systems Details: The JBR TRU-3.0 & 3.5 Wide Path Full Aluminum Intake Systems allow you to have your cake and eat it too!! They both feature a full 3” or 3.5” Inside Diameter Billet Aluminum MAF housing with an OEM like...
  11. 1st and 2nd gen Primary o2 sensor differences.

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Engine and Performance
    Alrighty my ms3 peeps, so I have learned that the shop I went to, that installed my DP a while back, put a 1st gen Denso primary o2 sensor. They stripped the original sensor, they tried their best to not strip it but it happened. I had them order me a new sensor right away cuz I just couldn't be...
  12. New Product RE-RELEASE! JBR TRU - 3.0 and 3.5” Wide Path Intake Systems!!

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    Details: The New JBR TRU-3.0 & 3.5” Wide Path Full Intake Systems are the only True 3” intake systems that extend from the MAF housing all the way to the transition at the turbo. Currently, all one piece metal intakes that are available from our competitors are 2.87” or 3.37" and all the other...
  13. Potentially Wide Spread Problem with Commander Switch Life Time (Pics)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    So last night I noticed the Volume nob on my commander switched seemed shorter than it usually was, a few minutes later I noticed that the favorites button and back button were Sunk into the Trim panel that they stick out of... :taz: I had taken apart the panel with the cup holders recently so...
  14. scosche dash kit not wide enough for standard double din?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I picked up a double din android tun21a deck for my 2010mz3 and it's standard sizing however the scosche kit I also ordered is WAY too small. The deck is 7x4in. Anyone else run into this and try the metra? Could someone with the Metra maybe measure it? For anyone who thinks of the scosche in...
  15. Lowering and wide rims = Niiiice

    2010-13 Mazdaspeed 3 Appearance & Interior
    I don't own a Speed3 but figured that you guys would like to see this build. All I can say is...Damn. That's what it should look like from factory. I'm not a fan of the wide black vinyl by the fog lights though. Air bags for lowering this car? Or do they make coil over kits to lower this much...
  16. Big, Wide RPF1's for the SkyActiv

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Saw in the other thread that 18x8.5 is "too wide" for the SkyActiv 3... Nah, 18x9.5 +45 is where it's at! Crunching the numbers with Collins C. at D2 Technik we're pretty sure that fundamentally, these wheels will fit the car just fine with 5mm spacers up front and nothing needed in the rear...
  17. Hellaflush/Aggressive fitment thread

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hey guys so I thought I'd make a thread about aggressive wheel/tire fitments on our cars. I know there haven't been very many posts about it and we haven't seen too many members with too aggressive of setups, but hopefully this thread will open up the gates and generate some interest amongst our...
  18. FS: Broadway Rear View Mirrors: 240mm & 270mm Con Vexed (Wide Angle)

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Hello again! I'm selling two (2) used Broadway Rear View Mirrors, one is 240mm and the other is 270mm. You don't need to buy both for this deal LOL They are con vexed for wider viewing angles, easier to see your blind spots. Note: the pics say 240mm but one is really 270mm Price: $10 shipped...
  19. Has anybody actually tried to put 8.5 wide wheels on

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    i kno there is several posts about wheel and tires. but i wanted to put this out there up front to see if anyone has actually tried to put 8.5 in wide wheels on the new 3. i read stuff about it not fitting and certain users think it wont but has anyone actually tried this?