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Oil pressure monitoring isn't available through the OBD system.
As said by arathol, the OBD system doesn't monitor oil pressure and my paranoia doesn't like that:laugh2:

But it won't be difficult at all to run a sandwich adapter for the oil pressure gauge. Might use the OBD monitor to watch the water temp and get away with not needing to splice into a radiator hose. But that part of the "build" is still a long ways away. Lol
 

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Yeah, I use a Scangauge to monitor four functions full time, including water temperature. It's maddening that Mazda didn't provide for oil pressure readings too.

ZS 3, please let us know if / when you locate an oil filter adapter that fits the Mazda3. I would be interested in doing that myself some day. I hate not knowing what the oil pressure is doing. I have a 2L. Thanks.
 

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ZS 3, please let us know if / when you locate an oil filter adapter that fits the Mazda3. I would be interested in doing that myself some day. I hate not knowing what the oil pressure is doing. I have a 2L. Thanks.
Can do, I'll probably do a small write up on it as well when I do get around to doing it so others can do it if they want to.
 

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did you take the wheels off to install the mudflaps?
The front wheels were simple, just had to turn them so I would have room to work. We did remove the rear wheels to install the flaps however. There's definitely no room to work with them on the car.

But the install was pretty straight-forward. If you have a 2017/2018 though, you might have to trim a VERY small amount on your inner fender in the rear. But RokBlokz made a great kit and I'd buy again.
 

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yea i was leaning towads them vs the rally armor.. but would prefer not trimming the fender.. if i didn't it would just stick out towards the wheel a bit right?
 

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yea i was leaning towads them vs the rally armor.. but would prefer not trimming the fender.. if i didn't it would just stick out towards the wheel a bit right?
The trimming I had to do was very minimal, and probably could be avoided by just going ahead and installing it as is. It seems like a small flap at the end of the inner fender was pushed up against the rally flap too much, and since me and my buddy had some snips with us we went ahead and alleviated that issue. It looks like on the 2014-2016 there isn't a flap like that inside the inner fender, just on the 2017 (and I would imagine probably the 2018 ). The price is definitely worth it though, these are some really well made rally flaps compared to some others I've seen and felt in person. Don't let that thumb-sized amount of trimming scare you away from these flaps, I'd do this kit 20 times over again in a heartbeat.
 

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Yeah, I use a Scangauge to monitor four functions full time, including water temperature. It's maddening that Mazda didn't provide for oil pressure readings too.

ZS 3, please let us know if / when you locate an oil filter adapter that fits the Mazda3. I would be interested in doing that myself some day. I hate not knowing what the oil pressure is doing. I have a 2L. Thanks.
Just an FYI - Sandwich plates are pretty generic, most companies offer adapters for the two main sizes used throughout a lot of car manufactures.

Here's one that works - https://www.mishimoto.com/oil-plate-sandwich-adapter.html.
 

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Just an FYI - Sandwich plates are pretty generic, most companies offer adapters for the two main sizes used throughout a lot of car manufactures.

Here's one that works - https://www.mishimoto.com/oil-plate-sandwich-adapter.html.
I've been looking at the one from Glowshift, and I believe you can find the thread pitch you need by looking up the Oil Filter at O' Reilly's/Autozone (and possibly in the manual)
 

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Can I get a link to that spoiler? How was the fit?
It's the BaysonR MS-Style Spoiler. Fitment was pretty damn good, I have no complaints. The install wasn't half bad either, I managed to do it by myself by some creative maneuvering but having a second set of hands wouldn't hurt either. Be warned you do have to cut the wires from your old third brake light to install the LED brake light but as long as you have basic wire splicing skills you'll be okay (i.e. if you've ever installed an aftermarket stereo before, or tied a bread tie together :p ).

Here's the link, I recommend it.

MS-Style Rear Roof Spoiler (ABS) + Red Lens LEDs Fits 14-18 Mazda 3 Hatch 5dr | eBay
 

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I had previously looked at this spoiler and was thinking about buying it, but hadn't heard anything about it. Glad to hear it came out well. I have never spliced wires before but I'm sure it can't be that difficult!! The real question is to go with the red LED cover or clear!


Edit: Also, how was the installation of it? Could you send me any info you have on it? Is it just unbolt from inside?
 

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Edit: Also, how was the installation of it? Could you send me any info you have on it? Is it just unbolt from inside?
The installation was crazy simple. All you have to do is pull the upper part of your hatch plastic covers, then there's going to be about four nuts to unscrew from the spoiler. The spoiler has studs on it so it's a relatively easy uninstall. Be careful pulling the side plastics of your spoiler though, IIRC there's a nut/screw or something of that nature under them but I might be wrong. I've slept since I pulled my stocker off. The install of the new spoiler was easy. You have to put the two pieces together before you put them on the car, but there's instructions in the box to show you how to do that. Then you basically bolt (the new spoiler isn't studded like the stock one) the new one in place of where the old spoiler's nuts/studs were. I ran into the issue where there was some sort of glue or something in place of my holes but my car was still brand new so 2014-2016 might not have this issue. There's also wiring, make sure you tie the wires together and tape them/isolate them safely. I'd give it a 2 out of 10 on difficulty level as long as you have a basic knowledge of hand tools, wiring to install the LED light and pulling your plastics without breaking anything :p

All in all it's worth it, I say go for it. And if you have any questions, I've had nothing but good experience when I needed to talk to the guys over at BaysonR. Just send them a message on eBay or contact them through their website.
 
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