Really liking your tasteful mods! I have a set of 205/55R16s from my Mazda 3, will probably sell them and get 17s for the winter as well. Although Vancouver winters aren't that tough... In the city we rarely get any snow but I'm planning to do some road trips.Picked up some winter shoes already...
I picked them up Thursday from a seller on Craigslist and spent a few minutes cleaning them up today.
Now... Time to sell my old set of 16"s...
It's stayed in place so far, but I've only driven it twice since I installed them, so it's too early to tell. I'll update this as time goes on.Does the driver side mat stay clipped in? The factory mat on my car won't stay clipped on to the left peg. They even replaced my mat with a new one and the same thing happens. I've seen others post they have the same problem. I'm curious if the aftermarket ones do better or have the same issue.
Yeah buddy! Just put mine in this week too. Such a good looking mat, crazy impossible to clean once they've been weathered thoughI got my floor liners in the mail yesterday, so I figured I'd pop them in and take a few pics, since they'll never be as clean and presentable as they will be when new, and they'll be put to good use this weekend, since we're expecting our first (of many, I'm sure) nor'easter of the year.
Just order a set the other day. One thing I wonder is how much improved NVH on the 18 was via the high pile floor mats. I.e. wonder if replacing the original floor mat with these plastic mats will affect interior NVH.I got my floor liners in the mail yesterday, so I figured I'd pop them in and take a few pics, since they'll never be as clean and presentable as they will be when new, and they'll be put to good use this weekend, since we're expecting our first (of many, I'm sure) nor'easter of the year.
The fitment is excellent. They slip right into place and have an inch-high lip along the entire edge of the liner. They look to be of good quality and material, so I think they'll do just fine during the CNY winters and the mud/muck I track in from my work boots.
The one HUGE advantage I saw with these is that the drivers liner covers the dead pedal area, which is perfect, since my left foot is there about 90% of the time, and the carpeting tends to get quite dirty and discolored up in that corner. The other (purely aesthetic) thing is the "Mazda 6" plaque and the logo molded into the mat. It looks great to me anyway...
In case you are interested:
Click me for the front set
Click me for the rear liner (1 piece)
They're pricey, I admit, but if they last through all the abuse that they'll get from me, they'll be worth it.
Since I installed the mats, the lower left peg has NOT popped out, not once. This includes driving with my work boots on, as well as them being exposed to freeze/thaw and snow/ice, as well as mud and rainwater.Thanks for the response.
Yes, I've noticed that if I put too much pressure on the center of the mat or put/twist my foot a certain way is when it pops out. I've tried to adjust how I get in and out, but I shouldn't have to.
It seems that if the center of the mat was firmer then it wouldn't happen as much. The center of the mat depresses quite a bit and causes the corners to lift up and the left peg to unclip. I thought about putting something like a thin piece of wood under the mat to firm it up and see if that helps but haven't tried it yet.
IMO they have no effect on the NVH of the '18 compared to the carpet mats. I only noticed a difference when I got my winter wheels/tires installed this past weekend, but I blame that on the Blizzaks. In fact, the Blizzaks showed me just how quiet and calm the "SUV" tires are on the '18s... lolJust order a set the other day. One thing I wonder is how much improved NVH on the 18 was via the high pile floor mats. I.e. wonder if replacing the original floor mat with these plastic mats will affect interior NVH.
But anxious to get them. They look nice.
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If you don't spend much time stopping or sitting in traffic the intake is fine, as long as there is some sort of heatshield around it. You want a constant supply of cool air going to the intake. Otherwise... I wouldn't really mess with the factory airbox.Geez! I haven't touched this thread in a year? Bad, BAD Mazda owner!
Anyway, a quick update...
I planned on getting the CS intake for the turbo, since there's been a few other members here that got it and like it, but unfortunately, this past year has been FULL of surprises. Mainly, surprise expenses. Plus weeks when I've been putting over 250 miles per week just for my job. So I really haven't done anything this year, besides run up the miles.
I did have to take her in to replace the passenger-side seatback release, which was fixed under warranty. It's also been hand-waxed a couple times, and washed frequently.
My hood has a nice scratch in it (thanks to me, using a snowbrush that had, unbeknownst to me, worn down past it's useful life), but surprisingly has very few chips in it, unlike others on here. I wonder if it's the specific color I have? The winter wheels/tires are back on, and my driving for work has cut back as well.
I still want the CS intake, and I've got a couple other small "mods" I'd like to do next spring. Other than that, it's got 25K miles on it, and it still runs and feels brand-new to me. I still sometimes get a new-car-smell every so often...