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Hey everyone, I live in Mpls just south of uptown, have a 2012 3s Hatch 6 speed with bose/moonroof package....as far as tint goes, I think I read somewhere it is now a misdeanor for a shop now to install tint under 50%....it used to be they could but you had to sign a waiver. I have had vehicles tinted at Ziebart, a shop in Mankato called Rockin Ronnys, and at Gjeredes Solar Shield in Savage. Ziebart sucks, the tint started peeling off less than a year after I got it done but they warranty it at least....The best I would say is Solar Shield. That is all they do is tint, never had an issue at all, and the price was pretty reasonable. Their website actually has a link to the petition to lower the allowed tint in MN from 50% to 35%....
 

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Since it is a hatch the vehicle is in a grey area for tint. You an go as low as you want on the rear. I got mine done at sun control on rice and they do most the tinting for dealers.
 

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Thanks for the tips guys, those are the types of places I'm looking for. Rice street is near my work, but depending on how Solar Shield does appointments for their Columbia Heights spot, that might work too. I appreciate the help!
 

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Hey guys, I live in northern Minnesota. Just bought a 2010 MAZDASPEED3 celestial blue. I am thinking more and more people will be getting on-board the MAZDA bandwagon! They are making some excellent vehicles.... I know I love my MS3!
 

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Hello all, I'm a new 3 owner! Got mine about a month ago. 2013 3i Touring hatch in Liquid Silver. I figured i would attempt to resurrect this thread and see if we could possibly get a MN Mazda 3 club of some sort going. Maybe do drives on weekends or something to that extent. It's always fun to see other peoples cars! Lemme know if anyone is interested. I'm in the Stillwater area.
 

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Hey guys, just picked up my speed3 on 11/21, so it is a whole new world to me. I was a previous owner from a Tiburon, but I have a kid on the way so I needed some more space! I am out of New Richmond, WI but work in Roseville, MN.
 

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I've been lurking on the forums for a while. Based out of the Minneapolis area. Local MNMazda.com group forums usually seem pretty quiet.
 

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New owner. My first Mazda as well. Bought a 2011 Liquid Silver Mazda 3 hatch Sport. Purchased used just in May of 2014 with only 17k miles. Been really happy with it overall. Only complaint so far is the road noise is a bit more than most cars. I drove it in the last snow fall in May it it was a bit loud but now that summer is here I have not complaints about road noise. The other thing is that it takes 5.3L of oil. Seriously the extra 0.3 is annoying.

Only mods so far is a 45% tint all around and HID low beams. This is my daily so mod's will be kept to a minimum. May be lowering springs and some rims by next spring and that's about it. Might do the wing/spoiler riser mod.
 

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Well it was. :sleeping: But then you bumped it.

Still lots of us MN owners around. So post something relevant and get us going again. :wink 1:
 

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Alright i just moved to Burnsville and bought myself my first Mazda.. 2010 liquid silver hatch and I freaking love it!!! I got two issues tho. One my foot well lights don't turn off when I turn off and lock the car (might be my fault) so I'll have to rewire them second is not really an issue just I can't find a good manual that show what all interacts with the horn.. I want to take my panic button on my remote and make it my remote start trigger.. if anyone can help me out with that that would be awesome... I assume the BCM controls the panic function but I would need a real schematic of the bum..

Anyone know where I should get tints??
 

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Haha sorry I didnt notice the last post on here. Yeah need to see more mazdas people around MN!!! I go to these car meets and im like the only mazdaspeed haha
 

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If MN owners aren't active on these forums... where are they doing most of their online discussions? I know that the MN Mazda Forums are very quiet so it's definitely not there.
 

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South minneapolis! We all gotta meet up sometime! Got some questions about rim offsets if anyone has a second lol
Sure - what are your questions?

Also - it'd be fun to get some people together and do some driving. Trick is there don't seem to be a lot of great roads near the Twin Cities. Seems like a bunch of stuff south of here, or even in Western Wisconsin is pretty highly touted.

I've had some great fun heading south on County Road 40 / CR6 (Minnesota River Scenic Byway) which incidentally leads down towards Schell's brewing... the brewery itself isn't all that close, but the good part of CR40 is reasonably close, just past Chaska. Anyone have any other fun routes nearby? [edited -- initially labeled this as Highway 61 which is incorrect...]
 
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