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  1. 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...
  2. Ceramic Coating for Exhaust Manifold: Worth or Nah?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    So I've been doing a little reading and stumbled on the CorkSport aftermarket exhaust write up and did a little extra reading as to why the exhaust headers were designed in such a way by Mazda in the first place. I guess due to the high compression it creates a very hot exhaust charge and the...
  3. K&N engine air filters worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    good afternoon fellas, i was trying to search information regarding K&N air filters in this forum to no avail. Im just intrigued, but are K&N engine air filters even worth the extra money? or should i just stick to stock. the reason why i ask, im not sure how they react to a Mazda engine since...
  4. For those that upgraded to CarPlay, was it worth $500?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2015 Mazda 3 and I’ve always been a bit underwhelmed by infotainment. I was really excited by the CarPlay announcement but really turned off by the $480 I’d need to spend at the dealership. And no, I’m not savvy enough to install it on my own. Since the release, it doesn’t seem like...
  5. Mazda Recommended Services worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey all, New to the forum here... I just got a 2015 Mazda 3 Hatch and it's going for its first actual maintentance (oil change & tire rotation). My question is, do you guys think the recommended services (45,000 miles, 50,000 miles, etc.) are worth it? This is the list of services they claim...
  6. Gen 3 engine swap. Worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I've been wanting to build up my 2.0 skyactiv mazda 3 for a while now. I'm gunna start saving to do so. However I've noticed a trend in the lack of power and power adders for the skyactiv engine design. I would get a new car but I like the fun and comfort of the gen 3 as well as the design. I'd...
  7. Howdy from Fort Worth, Texas

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello All, I purchased a used 2008 Mazda3i 2 years ago this coming April. She has right at 156k to date (120k at the time of purchase). I've always owned foreign vehicles and by far, even used, this Mazda 3 is my favorite despite the first 3 vehicles - Honda Prelude, Honda Civic and VW Jetta...
  8. hardrace rmm, worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    so i heard the hardrace rmm doesnt vibrate as much, but is it worth it over stock?
  9. Octane Wars, is Midgrade or Premium worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    *Disclaimer, the entirety of this discussion is based off oem factory tuning and my altitude locally is 3573feet above sea level* So about 3 weeks ago I decided to take a stab at using Midgrade 89 octane(no ethanol) in my 2017 2.5L Mazda 3 just to see if I noticed any difference. A few days...
  10. Hello from Fort Worth, TX

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    I just recently bought a 2016 mazda 3 i sport 6 spd and i am loving it. hello everyone
  11. Worth to swap halogens to LED headlights?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hi! I just saw several Youtube videos about H11 LEDs. Is there anybody driving with them? 1-2 years ago there was a review about cheap chinese LED bulbs for cars in which the writer pointed out that LEDs are nice looking with pleasant colors, but they worth nothing for road use as the whole...
  12. 10 Week wait worth it

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Got my new GT Wednesday, so far so good. manual shifts great, interior tweaks over '16 model are impressive
  13. New, Larger Tires Worth It?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    I've heard a lot about tire swaps so I was wondering: I have the 2016 Mazda 3 i-Sport so are new, larger tires worth it? What would they actually do? How much would they run me?
  14. Resonator is worth 14ft/lbs (so keep it!)

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I have pretty much all access to a dyno shop, so when it comes to testing things for power I can get more than butt-dyno confirmation almost instantly. Yesterday I had the muffler shop cut out the resonator in my `16 2.0 and run a straight segment of pipe. Figured "eh, the resonator is...
  15. Is buying 2014 Mazda 3 with EXTREMELY high mileage worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi all, Newbie here and I hope this is the right forum to ask this question. I've always loved the 3 and I have decided it will be my next car. Just test drove an i Sport yesterday and was very happy with it (aside from it not being a hatch). While this one had low mileage on it at a decent...
  16. is it worth to buy?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    Is worth to buy Mazda 3 for a medium family members?
  17. Worth it!

    New Member Introduction & Forum News/Guide
    Hello, hope everyone's day is going good. Today my friend sold me his very well taken care of '09 Mazda3 i Sport, 5-Speed Manual. I was searching for some information and ran into this site, glad I did! Anyway, I am only looking to do some very basic mods. Rims first, window tint, and then an...
  18. Is the Navigation SD card worth the money?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I just got a 2016 iTouring and I'm wondering if it's worth the money to buy the SD nav card. Right now, when I need directions, I use Google Maps on my iPhone and, when I'm out of cell-phone range, my trusty old Garmin GPS unit that I've had for years. How does the quality of the maps and the...
  19. TPMS, is it worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    I have a 2015 iTouring from Mexico, so it has no TPMS system. A friend gave me a Smart Tire System for Direct TPMS, and is one of those that goes inside the wheels with mounting straps. So my question is, is the direct system any better than the indirect one Mazda uses? is it worth it? or...
  20. Just got a 15' 2.0 Hatchback. Is OVtune worth it? Other performance suggestions?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    I'm sure this is asked many times. I'm new to the Mazda scene so forgive me. I'm wondering if it's worth getting the OVtune for my 2.0. The engine seems to be peppy enough around town and even with a full load of people and luggage. But I know I'll want more power later on down the road. I read...
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