Last post on Mar 17, 2010 at 5:56 PM
You are in the Mazda3
What is this discussion about?
Mazda MAZDA3, Performance Mods
#69 of 88 Driven on the autobahn?
May 30, 2007 (9:20 am)
I have a 2006 Mazda3 SGT with a 2.3L engine and I have been looking every where for anything to add power and performance to my car. My biggest problem rigt now is that I cant get past 115mph (governor), I am stationed in germany right now and speeding is a must on the autobahn Does anyone know of or heard of a new computer chip? I am also looking for a turbo any suggestions? And just an FYI the car handles beautifully at 110 mph with no modifications.
#70 of 88 Re: After market performance modifications [markflirt]
May 30, 2007 (9:30 am)
Not to discourage you from adding power and better fuel efficiency to your car, but I have never heard of something like this actually being worth that much money. It sounds like those scam (Mass air sensor) replacements that claim to improve your performance by so much, but all it turns out to be is just an ordinary transister, that does practically nothing but void the warranty. I would say the best route is to forget the G-box and go with the K&N Air intake. Much more reliable and easier to revert back to stock. Hope this helps.
#71 of 88 Re: Driven on the autobahn? [sinjin1]
May 30, 2007 (12:52 pm)
I am also looking for a turbo any suggestions?
I think Mazda heard you and came up with the Mazdaspeed. After all, after you install the turbo, you'll likely need to adjust the suspension, exhaust and will go for bigger tires ... all of which adds up to the Mazdaspeed3.
Jun 20, 2007 (8:05 am)
I just bought a mazda3 and one of the first thing I want to do is get a new exhaust. I'm debating whether to get the borla or the magnaflow...any suggestions as to which to get? Thanks.
#74 of 88 Adding Side Airbags, Mazda 3, 2005
Jul 09, 2007 (10:19 am)
My 2005 Mazda3 hatchback did not come with factory side air bags, and I am wondering about adding them. Does anyone know if I can simply purchase new seats with the side air bags? Or are there additional electrical connections for the side airbags? I thought the seat bolster airbags were pressure activated, but I can't find any information about them, and my local dealer is baffled! Any advise is greatly appreciated.
#75 of 88 Re: Adding Side Airbags, Mazda 3, 2005 [shaw_jody]
Jul 15, 2007 (9:49 am)
Messing with air bags AT ALL is something you dont want to do unless you are a trained pro. Would probably be simpler and easier to just buy a M3 that has them already installed.
#76 of 88 Re: Adding Side Airbags, Mazda 3, 2005 [shaw_jody]
Jul 15, 2007 (10:11 am)
And it's not just the side airbags in the seats, but the side curtains that provide the critical head protection. Quite an extensive retrofit to add them. As was said, may be cheaper to trade for a car that already has them.
#77 of 88 Mazda3 2006 4 door spoiler
Jul 17, 2007 (7:01 am)
I've been looking around on the internet but is the only spoiler available for the 2006 mazda3 from the mazda dealer? Can anyone recommend any sites that sell a variety of spoilers for the mazda3?
#78 of 88 Alloy Wheels
Jul 25, 2007 (9:51 am)
I don't really like the new wheels for the 2007 model year. I would prefer to get the 17 inch alloys from the 2006 or previous years for my 2007 Mazda3 S Touring. Are there any websites where I can purchase them instead of going through the dealer and paying a higher price? Much appreciated.