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The New CWP 3
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So next summer I plan to get coilovers and tuck some tire. Now as I've searched the forum I've learned of different parts that are either vital or add to the ride by being solutions to some problems. I've never seen them together all in one thread so I figured why not make one so I can learn about parts and so other people can also learn

If you know a part, brand or better explanation let me know and I'll add it to the original post! I hope to learn from this cause I'm excited for next summer!

Website Link Guide:
1) Click on the brand name if there's nothing directly underneath it
or
2) Click on one of the lower lines if there's more than just the brand, sends you to one of the multiple parts

I advise you to check and make sure that it is the right part that you're looking for if there's multiple options (such as wheel spacer sizing), I don't want to be the reason why you spent money on the wrong stuff!



Bottom Bolt For Shocks: When replacing your shocks you'll find your bottom bolt is too short so you'll need to replace it with one of these, it is specifically the gen 1 mazda 3 lower shock bolt

Hardware Store:
M12x90mm fine pitch (Not less than grade 10.8!)

OEM Part: Part#: 9YA0-2a-228b
From your local Dealer
2011 Mazda 3/i Parts - Online Mazda Parts (Part# 11 or 5, same part)


Bumper Quick Releases: If you have to cut tabs to get your low and your bumpers aren't doing what you want them to, control them with these! Could help with lining up your bumper!

Password:JDM

MPC

Blackworks


Camber Plates: If your coilovers don't already give you some adjustable ones and you want to dial in specific camber for your front wheels, these are what you want to add to your setup

iMoto

K-Mac

Corksport

BC Racing (call in to purchase)


Fender Roller: Make the inside of your fenders flat so that your tires don't rub and get wrecked!

Eastwood

Power by Max


Front Endlinks: When you lower your car you need some longer endlinks in the front, every inch you drop you need to extend the front endlink one inch, 1:1 is what you want

Note: if you're getting BC Racing coilovers with the Extreme Drop Kit (EDK) the coilovers are made so that the stock endlinks make the correct angle with the front sway bar so no lengethening is needed

Note 2: Some coilovers come with front endlinks (all I know for sure is ISC coilovers do) so contact your brand to find out if you'll be getting some with your purchase!

Corksport

Whiteline
235mm
300mm

Racing Beat

Dominant Engineering

Powergrid (I didn't find the part that is specific for our gen of cars but color0 doesn't lie :yes:)

AWR (Same as Powergrid, for 1st gen but color0's wouldn't lie about suspension)

Hardrace
Adjustable
Short
Standard Length?

Autoexe


Hole Saw: This is used to cut out the top of the strut tower to allow you to easily adjust the camber of your front wheels if your coilovers have adjustable camber plates. Make sure the strut is out before you do this ;)

Your local hardware store:
3-1/8 Bi-Metal Hole Saw


Rear Camber Arms: The lower you go the more camber your back wheels will give you, add some control to them with a set of camber arms to get it in stock alignment, fit your wheels or perfect the track setup you're looking for.

SPC or Eibach or AC Delco (Same)
Eibach


Corksport

James Barone Racing

Dominant Engineering

Yellow Speed Racing

Hardrace
Black (Hardened Rubber Equipped)
Blue (Hardened Rubber Equipped)
Pillow Ball Equipped
Hardened Rubber and Pillow Ball Equipped


Rear Endlinks: Everybody likes a firm ride... Make sure your sway bar doesn't clunk with some aftermarket rear endlinks

Whiteline

Tri-Point
Website down since August 6th...

Moog

Hardrace

Autoexe


Rear Toe Links: Make sure your rear wheels are pointing the forward so that no unnecessary wear is occurring

Corksport

Megan Racing

Dominant Engineering

Hardrace
Hardened Rubber Equipped
Pillow Ball Equipped
Hardened Rubber and Pillow Ball Equipped

Roller Thrust Bearing: These can help with getting rid of any spring binding you're experiencing, most commonly experienced in slow speeds when making turns such as in a parking lot

Fortune Auto

Torrington Bearings

QA1


Wheel Spacers: To get that fitment on point for that specific look you're going for, when getting spacers bigger than 15mm or so look into the safety of them which includes understanding extended studs, general consensus is always have at least 6 (don't quote me on the number) full turns of your lug nuts for it to be safe

Eibach
10mm
15mm
20mm
25mm

ISC
15mm

Ichiba (5mm, 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 17mm, 20mm, 22mm, 25mm, 27mm, 30mm 32mm, 35mm, 38mm)


Coilovers: If for some reason you're here but don't know what coilovers are... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmr14nCivZA ... You're welcome

AP
Ride Height Coilovers

Ark Performance
ST-P
DT-P


BC Racing
Note: The extreme drop kit can be added to any of these I believe, I also believe that the BR Type have the EDK unless you specify other wise.
Note 2: With the extreme drop kit (not sure about normal ones) the coilover is made so that stock front endlinks can be used without creating any preload on the sway bar, so no need for aftermarket front endlinks
BR
RM
ER


Bilstein
PSS
PSS9


Corksport
Coilover Suspesion Kit


CX Racing
12kg F/4kg R
10kg F/6kg R


D2 Racing
RS


FK Coilovers
High-Sport
Konig-Sport
Silverline
Silverline X


Gaz
GHA
GGA


H & R
Street Performance


ISC
Note: I've been told that ISC includes a pair of front endlinks with the coilovers so no need to worry about buying a set of aftermarket front endlinks!
Basic
Non-Basic?


KSport
Kontrol Pro
Kontrol Plus
Circuit Pro


KW Suspension
Variant 1
Variant 2
Variant 3


Megan Racing
EZ Street Series
Street Series


ST Suspension (Made by KW Suspension)
ST Coilover Kit


Standard Suspension (Not referring to stock/oem struts/shocks)
R1
R3
R7
R9


Tein
S-Tech


Raceland
Regular
Ultimo


V-MAXX
Coilover Suspension Kit


Vogtland
Max Axle Load 1000kg F/915kg R
Max Axle Load 1135kg F/915kg R


Yellow Speed Racing
Dynamic Pro Sport
Premium Competition
Club Performance
Pro Plus Racing
 

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I can help you with the list, no time for links either though. Add this to your shopping list lol.

Front Endlinks:

Racing Beat

Powergrid

AWR (rare)

Rear Endlinks:

Racing Beat

Whiteline

Corksport

Tri-Point

Moog

Camber Plates:

iMoto ($$$) (rare?)

K-Mac

Corksport

BC Racing (call in to purchase)

Camber Arms:

Dominant Engineering

Eibach (same as SPC)

AC Delco (same as SPC)

Toe links:

Megan Racing

Corksport
 
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The New CWP 3
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I can help you with the list, no time for links either though. Add this to your shopping list lol.

Front Endlinks:

Racing Beat

Powergrid

AWR (rare)

Rear Endlinks:

Racing Beat

Whiteline

Corksport

Tri-Point

Moog

Camber Plates:

iMoto ($$$) (rare?)

K-Mac

Corksport

BC Racing (call in to purchase)

Camber Arms:

Dominant Engineering

Eibach (same as SPC)

AC Delco (same as SPC)

Toe links:

Megan Racing

Corksport
Beautiful!! Exactly what I was looking for!! I'll get all the links!!
 

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The New CWP 3
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I'm almost certain Racing Beat does not have rear end links for our genpu cars. I would've bought some if they did.
Yea I just looked they only have front ones but I'll keep looking just in case, I have yet to get to my laptop since I started the thread!
 

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The New CWP 3
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Discussion Starter #7
James Barone Racing has end links and camber arms as well.

Already got the camber arms and the endlinks they have are the MOOG ones! Just have to get all my links together!! I appreciate it though!!
 

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Added explanations of items and a few items

If anyone knows what I'm talking about with the ball bearings to reduce spring binding and know where to get them let me know as I haven't looked them up yet and feel free to correct me on any of the descriptions but I think I have the general idea of most of them
 

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If anyone knows what I'm talking about with the ball bearings to reduce spring binding and know where to get them let me know as I haven't looked them up yet and feel free to correct me on any of the descriptions but I think I have the general idea of most of them
You mean needle roller thrust bearings that install between the spring and perch...
I added some to the coilovers on my STI

Here are some examples:
Fortune Auto Roller Bearings Coil Over Spring Seats | HorsepowerFreaks
60mm Spring pre-load bearing kit [Kit tbr 60mm] - $34.95 : Performance Shock, Inc
 

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Discussion Starter #16
Turns out we don't have too bad of a selection of parts... Definitely don't have them all though!
 

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Excellent thread. It's now a sticky. Thanks to @DAYTEK and those who contributed. Keep it rolling.
 

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Do gen one coilovers fit gen 2 models? May as well extend the list even more, I'll add a side note to the ones that are said to be gen ones
 
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