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Hi, i'm from Lima, Perú and i have a Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 aut. 2015. This comes with D4S Headlights bulbs (one bulb for low and high) and Bose Sound System (9 speakers).

I want to do the first mods to my car. This is my list:

Intake: Corksport or K&N (K&N 69-6033TTK Air Intake, Intake Kits)

Exhaust: Corksport, Racing Beat or Magnaflow (Magnaflow 15297 | Mazda 3 | 2.0L,2.5L | Hatchback | Stainless Cat-Back Performance Exhaust System)

Front and Rear Sway Bars: Corksport or Eibach (http://performance-suspension-eibach.shptron.com/p/anti-roll-kit-both-front-and-rear-sway-bars-64)?

Strut Tower Bar: Corksport or Tanabe?

Brake Pads: Wich one is the best in the market?

ECU Tuning: OV Tuned still working? Is trustworthy? Worth it? https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/mazda-tune-kits/products/mazda-skyactiv-2014-2015-tune-kit

Headlights bulbs: My car comes with D4S bulbs, but this is 4300K? I want a 6000K bulbs and at leats 3500 lumens per bulb. What is the best option?

Thanks a lot to everyone!

Greetings from Perú! :smile2:

PS: Sorry for my english :( LOL!
 

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Hi, i'm from Lima, Perú and i have a Mazda 3 Hatchback 2.0 aut. 2015. This comes with D4S Headlights bulbs (one bulb for low and high) and Bose Sound System (9 speakers).

I want to do the first mods to my car. This is my list:

Intake: Corksport or K&N (K&N 69-6033TTK Air Intake, Intake Kits)

Exhaust: Corksport, Racing Beat or Magnaflow (Magnaflow 15297 | Mazda 3 | 2.0L,2.5L | Hatchback | Stainless Cat-Back Performance Exhaust System)

Just the intake does little, most likely wil lose a bit of power from heat soak. If you are going to use an aftermarket intake, it should be insulated from hot under hood air.

Exhaust, not much power but a lot more noise.


Front and Rear Sway Bars: Corksport or Eibach (ANTI-ROLL-KIT (Both Front and Rear Sway Bars)*| Eibach Springs)?

Progress makes a good adjustable rear bar too.
Progress Technology: Anti-roll bars, sport springs, coil-overs, camber kits and more since 1995!
The car will really benefit from a good rear bar. Front bar, not so much, not really needed.


Strut Tower Bar: Corksport or Tanabe?

Pretty much the same. Although, a one piece bar is better:
https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/45667


Brake Pads: Wich one is the best in the market?

I'm still waiting for a set of EBC Greens. Not sure if anyone else is making a really good set of pads yet.....

ECU Tuning: OV Tuned still working? Is trustworthy? Worth it? https://www.ovtuned.com/collections/mazda-tune-kits/products/mazda-skyactiv-2014-2015-tune-kit

OV is still around and doing good things. Check their website.

Headlights bulbs: My car comes with D4S bulbs, but this is 4300K? I want a 6000K bulbs and at leats 3500 lumens per bulb. What is the best option?

Thanks a lot to everyone!

Greetings from Perú! :smile2:

PS: Sorry for my english :( LOL!
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Thanks for the help!

About the brake pads, i take a look to the Brembo P49049, they are compatible?

The K&N intake not comes with heat shield? And about the bars, i think i'm just gonna buy the Eibach rear sway bar.

Thanks again!
 

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coilovers or a set of springs and dampers.
 

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Racing beat has a front and rear set sway bar, not oversized (your car is FWD) matched for proper balance. And an adjustable front link if you so desire. No one talks about them because of band wagon movement towards Corksport or JBR buy what they have and stop there when they probably need other parts too (they often sell incomplete "sets", or missing complimentary parts, like lowering springs, sway bars and no links for reduced height + a stiffer sway bar setting). Racing Beat - Mazda Performance Specialists . Ultra racing sells a 1 piece steel strut bar vs the multi piece aluminum bar you get from c/s or tanabe (I think it's cheaper too). Autoexe also sells a solid bar. Ultra racing also sell the front lower arm bar that connects the lower control arm to the subframe at a 90 degree instead of just the pivoting "arm" of the lower control arm (they sell other braces too). Mazda 3 BM (2WD) 2.0 (2013) | Product Categories | UltraRacing.my ecatalog
 

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Thanks for the answers.

I think i'm going for the Corksport cat-back, but i don't know about the intake.

Corksport SRI + Cold Box or K&N (come heat shield) K&N 69-6033TTK Air Intake, Intake Kits.

(In total, Corksport es more expensive),

What is the best D4S bulb for the Mazda 3? The Philip bulb 6000k is just 2700 lumens.
 

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i dont know if you can get them where you are. but i picked up a jdm version of the ultinon called ultinon extreme when i was at autobacs in japan. the lumens on that is 3100 iirc.
 

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i dont know if you can get them where you are. but i picked up a jdm version of the ultinon called ultinon extreme when i was at autobacs in japan. the lumens on that is 3100 iirc.
1 hour ago I bought the Morimoto D4S 6500K and 3200 lumens, $60 pair.
 

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Here are my choices for your plans:
Intake: JBR
Exhaust: Racing Beat
Rear Sway Bar only...many out there. Choose beefy mounts.
STB: Ultra Racing or Autoexe
Brake Pads: EBC Red or Green for street. If you track, go yellows.
Go OVT...still churning great tunes & grins.:)
 
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