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Mazda MAZDA3, Performance Mods
#1 of 88 Question on aftermarket additions
Jun 04, 2006 (12:05 pm)
Hi, I am in the process of reading everything I can, getting multiple quotes, etc in order to purchase a Mazda3 in about a month.
I am wondering about getting an aftermarket moonroof vs trying to find a vehicle with a factory installed configuration.What would a ballpark price be? The online quotes seem to suggest about 890 for factory installed.
Also, what is the difference between the i and s series? I am planning to buy and hold my car (I currently drive a 97 protege)for several years, I am looking for the best vehicle for Northeast US weather/road conditions. I am planning on buying a 4 dr sedan with automatic transmission , do not want the wagon or sportier models. Don't need bells and whistles, just air and an am/fm with a cd.
#2 of 88 LED bulb replacements ?
Jun 24, 2006 (9:18 am)
Has anyone tried replacing the turn, brake, or running light bulbs on the Mazda 3 with LED assemblies? I just wondered if anyone has any experience with whether the factory relays work and whether there are issues with the "lamp burned out" indicators in the dash.
2005 Mazda 3i
#3 of 88 cold air intake
Jun 26, 2006 (7:32 am)
I'm hoping to install a cold air intake on my 3s hatchback and have heard about them setting error codes. Does anyone have a system installed? Does it create problems and which system did you install? I'm considering the KN short ram. Help would be very appreciated
05 Mazda 3s
#4 of 88 Re: cold air intake [outingsinc]
Jun 26, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I installed a K&N Typhoon CAI about 2 months ago and I'm very happy with it. It's a little loader under heavy acceleration, but under normal driving you wouldn't it's there. In fact my family doesn't even know I made the change. Mileage is up about 1-1.5 mpg, and low end torque is noticably better, no matter what others on these forums say. It's quicker. I would highly recommend it. When the stock unit is taken off and the K&N is on, you really see how the stock system hardly lets in any air.
No, it does not set off any CEL lights.
Hope this helps.
#5 of 88 Adding Power Locks?
Jul 12, 2006 (7:57 pm)
I have a Base 2006 Mazda 3i and couldn't afford to go with the touring package. Anyway, I would like to somehow add power locks (not windows) and a keyless entry. Anybody know if this is possbile, how much and where is the best place to do it? Thanks for any info!
#6 of 88 Re: Adding Power Locks? [msp1986]
Aug 13, 2006 (12:50 am)
Hi, I was wondering if you had any luck adding power locks to your car? I have a Mazda 3 and I am getting ready to have locks installed. I was quoted at $70 per door. I went to a local place that does audio and electronic stuff. I know that Best Buy also intalls power locks, though.
#7 of 88 MAZDA 3i wheels
Sep 10, 2006 (2:34 am)
Does anyone know if I can put an O.E 17 inch wheels from a 2005 Mazda3 onto my 2006 Mazda3i sedan? I currently have the stock 15" wheels. Is there anything special I would need to install the tires? I'm thinking about buying a set from someone. Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks!
#8 of 88 Re: MAZDA 3i wheels [uglybean]
Sep 16, 2006 (12:28 pm)
Biggest thing you want to check is the spacing of the lug nut holes and the backspacing will work for your car. Only real way to tell is to bolt them up carefully.
#9 of 88 Security system
Sep 18, 2006 (8:50 pm)
Has anyone installed an aftermarket security system for the Mazda3? Which brand, and any problems?
#10 of 88 Re: cold air intake [daryl]
Oct 10, 2006 (6:22 pm)
Generally the only time you set off any error codes is if you apply the oil too heavily after cleaning it and it can mess up some sensors. Why you have to very carefully read the instructions (i know how hard that can be for us guys here) and follow them to a T. Otherwise that is when problems start.