Am I to understand correctly that not 1 aftermarket company has given the 2014+ Mazda 3 a proper cold air intake and we only have short rams to choose from?
For the '17 model?AEM has an intake that seems to go down in front of the wheel behind the grill. Sort of like an SRI but longer. Only for the 2.0l though...
Sounds good!Injen make a cold air intake for the 2014+ Mazda3. I have one on my car...
Injen is the only company to make a CAI for Mazda 3... Everyone else has a shortram.
Pictures? Links?Injen make a cold air intake for the 2014+ Mazda3.
Are the 2016 and 2017 motors the same?Yeah, but all of these are just variations of the short ram, not a full cold air intake that draws air from a source that is not directly under the hood next to the engine or behind the radiator.
For the 2.0 only-
While all of that is true, you can do things to protect a CAI from hydrolock, including cutting the intake piping to allow the filter to sit higher in the fender well. Filter covers work too, oh and there is the all important if you don't know how deep it is don't drive thru it, but that requires common sense, something society no longer has lol. I didn't ever want a CAI just was surprised nobody had made a proper one for our 2014+ Mazda 3's. I guess Mazda owners are less likely to mod?Should fit the 2017. However, the intake end is really low, like right behind the fog light bezel low, prime location to suck up water from every puddle. It doesn't take a lot to hydrolock a motor.
None of these things really do much for your engine. Air flow is not increased, IATs are not lower, in fact usually they are higher due to heat soak of unprotected components located right behind the radiator. Lots of noise for a lot of money. Best bet if you must have an intake is an SRI (doesn't matter which) with an insulated and properly vented enclosure.
That's good to know, definitely not buying one from Injen now, I do alot of idle time and that sounds like a recipe for disaster. I wonder if that's why everyone else decided to only sell a short ram intake.Also, another point RE: Injen, their cold air intakes tend to throw a CEL from leaning out the engine if you let the car idle for too long (like 10+ minutes at a time). Found that out on the 405 at 6:30pm on my last trip to Los Angeles. But aside from that I've had no issues whatsoever since I don't ever just let the car sit. I've driven through some puddles after a rainstorm just fine, but I would do my best to avoid any large amounts of standing water.
Yeah you can cut it, but then whats the point of buying it? That thing cost a fortune....:surprise:While all of that is true, you can do things to protect a CAI from hydrolock, including cutting the intake piping to allow the filter to sit higher in the fender well. Filter covers work too, oh and there is the all important if you don't know how deep it is don't drive thru it, but that requires common sense, something society no longer has lol. I didn't ever want a CAI just was surprised nobody had made a proper one for our 2014+ Mazda 3's. I guess Mazda owners are less likely to mod? @arathol you did an SRI, quit making fun of the rest of us for wanting expensive noises from our cars lol. But seriously, with the DBW throttle have you noticed any improvement to throttle response after installing the SRI? What im wondering is would an SRI be worth it simply for ease of rev match downshifting. I find there is more lag in the throttle than I want when rev match downshifting and normally in my previous cable throttle vehicles an SRI made for quicker rev matching. Has that been the case for your DBW Mazda 3?
The longer i browse this forum without seeing any engine issues, the more i'm inclined to think these skyactives are pretty bulletproof - at least long after any warranty will run out. The worst problem i've heard about on here regarding the engine is potential oil consumption from one or two owners. This includes all the folks (including myself) that have gotten a tune - no horror stories - and you'd expect some for any car, stock or not.bleh, for my purposes warranty>tuning so I guess im stuck with throttle lag.