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  1. Anyone have any insight on JBR mudflaps

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Looking to add mudflaps to my car later during fall as the winters are harsh in Canada. I was wondering if anyone has owned JBR mudflaps. I was looking at RallyArmor and $200 is pretty price. My car is lowered so I was hoping to add some mudflaps that were flexible. I saw the RallyArmor...
  2. Winter Tire and Wheel help

    2019+ Mazda 3 Wheels and Tires
    While I do love the looks of the 215/45/18 tires and 18X7 Charcoal color wheels that came on my AWD hatch, that's a pretty skinny sidewall for WV/PA Winter driving. I definitely want Michelin Ice-X snow tires, but not sure on wheels yet. I'm leaning towards aftermarket wheels, no TPMS sensors...
  3. doesn't warm up completely in the winter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I have 2015 sport and 9 mi trip to work. I notice that my 3 doesn't warm up completely during this 9mi/25min trip. It is like 20F outside. It goes up to 150-155F. When idles at a stoplight the coolant temp drops to 140-145 while waiting for the green. On the highway it quickly goes to like 182F...
  4. Looking for an economical winter wheel? Check out the new MB Wynter!

    Discount Tire
    The MB Wheels Wynter is a split 5 spoke wheel designed to withstand the harsh winter conditions! Now available at Discount Tire Direct! Popular 3 fitments are as follows: 18x8 ET+40 | MB Wynter 17x7.5 ET+40 | MB Wynter 16x7 ET+40 | MB Wynter This wheel features machined cut-outs in...
  5. TIL: designated winter tires should be filled to 40.3 psi

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I was going through the manual the other day and I glanced over what it seemed to recommend winter tires to be filled +4.3psi over the recommended 36 psi inflation for all seasons/summer radials The science behind it is that the air is less dense on colder weather thus requiring more air. :grin2:
  6. Winter fuel mileage

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So i know about cars getting a bit worse fuel mileage, but my auto seems to be quite bad at below freezing. Doing 120kmh on the colder days I'm sitting in the 7-7.5 l/100kmh range. For comparison, my gf's Pontiac g6 v6 gets about 8l/100km in same conditions. I've read car and drivers fuel...
  7. CS rear swaybar setup for Winter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, My Corksport rear swaybar and a few other bits arrived today in the post. I'm pretty excited and getting them installed on Wednesday. I'm thinking the softer setting will be better for Winter driving. Just curious if anyone has any experience of driving in snow with this setup soft vs hard...
  8. Winter tire downsizing?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    My brother in law suggests I downsize new winter tires and rims from 18" to 16". I have a 2017 Mazda3 GT 4 door. Will there be any problem with sizing over the brakes? Tire rack does recommend a package of Michelins @ 16". Thanks in advance.
  9. Finding Playful Oversteer in Winter

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Winter is here, the snow is flying, and playful oversteer is great fun in an empty parking lot. Unfortunately I am having trouble finding playful oversteer from my Mazda 3 and want to try and pinpoint why. Yes FWD, understeer ect ect, but one of my previous cars an Acura RSX, never had issues...
  10. Need winter tire suggestions

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Our 2015 Mazda 3 touring is our second car, but the only car my wife can drive. The car worked great as an all around driver in California. In NW Wyoming it's going to need some help. The 18 inch rims of the M3 sport makes it hard to find snow tires for it. What suggestions for snow tires...
  11. Winter tires recommendation

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm planning to swap my 18" wheels to 16" steelies with winter tires. Does anyone have recommendations on which winter tires I should get? I'm located in Canada. Thanks
  12. Winter is fast approaching | Are you ready?

    Discount Tire
    You know it's coming, right?! Don't let winter take you by surprise this year! Beat the rush and visit your neighborhood Discount Tire to get your winter tires installed for confident performance at or below 45 degrees. Winter wheel and tire packages delivered right to your door are also...
  13. MS3 Gen1 OEM wheels with winter tires and TPMS

    Buy / Sell / Trade
    Winter is right around the corner and for sale is a set of Generation 1 Mazdaspeed3 OEM 18 inch rims with Pirelli Sottozero tires and OEM TPMS sensors Wheels are 18 x 7.5 Tires are 215/45/18 and all 4 tires have 6/32nd tread left Asking $450. Prefer local pickup but may entertain shipping...
  14. Winter tire sizes for 17 inch

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have a 2017 GT and I've procured a set of Gen 1 17" wheels (free) for my winter set. I'm interested if anyone has run a 215/55-17 for their winters. The selection for 205/55 is very limited (perhaps due to time of year?) and 215/55 has a better selection. I would rather not run the 215/50...
  15. 16's for winter and 17's(2sets) for summer

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Well I figure its time I spend some time looking into my options for rims. I have a 2017 Mazda 3 GT Hatch. The OEM 18's won't be sticking around forever and I need to look for cheap options, probably used. What Id like to do ideally, is oem Acura RSX 16's for winter and maybe RSX 17's or TSX...
  16. How much damage have I done to my new winter tires by driving this entire spring...

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have been putting off changing them because I've been saving up to buy a set of rims for my summers. Didn't want to pay for the stock steel rims being changed back to summers, and then off again. Worried I've done some real wear on my brand new winters because of my stupidity.
  17. 205/55R-16 Winter Tire Compatible?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hello, According to tire rack, my 2014 Mazda 3 i Touring needs 205/60R16. I have a set of 205/55R-16 tires from my gen 1 Mazda 3. Will the 55R tires be compatible? Thank you!
  18. FS: Injen SRI, OEM Roof Rack, Winter Wheels/tires, PIAA

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    all sold
  19. Will Protege5 Wheels Fit My 3?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I have the 16" OEM wheels from my 2003 Protege5 sitting in the garage and I've been thinking about getting snow tires for them and using them as winter wheels on my 2016 3 GT Hatch. Both sets are 16" and some internet research indicates that the lug patterns are the same so I guess the...
  20. Share Your Winter Driving Experiences

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere I thought it would be a good time to ask Mazda 3 owners what their winter driving experiences have been. I know a lot of winter driving centers around tires, but I am also looking for comments on how the car does in cold temperatures; i.e.: -...
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