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Hello all. In 2012 my friend got a 2011 3i MT and I really liked it, at the time I had a 2004 Civic with ~175k miles and a dying transmission. So a couple months later when I needed a new car, I picked up a 2010 3i touring and was very happy with it. Unfortunately last month it was totaled after an older Hyundai ran a stop sign and crashed straight into my driver side wheel then scraped down both doors to the rear quarter panel. I looked at more 3i's but decided on a 2010 3s hatch after taking a test drive. What a difference in suspension.

I've been lurking here for a little while and decided to register. So much good information to be found. The 2.5 hatch/speed3 exhaust swap thread is especially helpful to me now that I snagged a cheap speed exhaust off craigslist. Having a hard time getting the nuts to break loose at the mid pipe/ABE, very rusty. Other than that, the only 'mods' on it are a K&N drop in filter and gen1 speed3 wheels. Previous owner dipped the badges and added the 'evil M' to the rear.

So there's my introduction, looking forward to perusing more threads now that I'm registered.

-Greg
 

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Welcome aboard! PB Blast the nut the night before and again 30 minutes before you work on it. Then use a long breaker bar. That should help get it free.

Please SEARCH before posting a question. It's probably already been asked.

Here are a couple useful threads to read through:

What did you do to your MZ3 SA today?
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13150

How to guides.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14276

Wheel figment guide.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26833

Wheel and Tire Picture Thread
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/...010-12-mazda-3-wheel-tire-picture-thread.html

Will these wheels/tires fit.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/...s-fit-what-wheels-tires-these-thread-152.html

Jack Points.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8610

MZ3 Parts Websites:

OEM Parts
http://onlinemazdaparts.com/

Corksport
http://www.corksport.com/

James Baron Racing
http://www.jamesbaroneracing.com

Crossover Auto
http://www.crossoverauto.com/crossovershop/

Don't buy anything from SURE. Read:
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14593

SPEND!!!
 

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Thanks for all the links, myk. I had put some PB on it once, I'll spray it a couple times before I try again tomorrow. Made use of that jack point thread right before I made the original post. I had some JBR shifter bushings in the 3i, I should get some for the new one.
 

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Welcome to the forum, car looks great...can't wait to see what else you have planned for it!
 

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Thanks everyone for the compliments. Cosmetically I'm thinking about body color 'eyelids' and LED tail light. I kind of want corksport's license plate relocator but don't want to spend over $100 for it.
 
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