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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2015, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I was wanting to lower my car and I figured many of you have lowered your 3's, so I was wondering what products and brands I should look at and which ones I should stay away from. I have a 2006 Mazda3i. thanks in advance
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Depends how low you want to go. If you decide Coilovers or lowering springs i highly suggest pairing them a set of shocks as well. For lowering springs i hear tein s-techs are good.
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I have a 2006 3i sedan, and the suspension needed replacing period, so I decided now is the time to lower it. I bought Sensen OEM shocks and struts, and also purchased a set of Tein S. Tech lowering springs. Two weeks in, I am extremely happy with the results. The car is dropped around 2 inches in the front, 1.6ish in the back. She sticks around corners really well, and is way more solid. I would honestly suggest getting Teins, or if you have more money, some Eibach pros.
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Here's a link to the springs:
Amazon.com: Tein SKM66-AUB00 S.Tech Lowering Spring for Mazda3: Automotive Amazon.com: Tein SKM66-AUB00 S.Tech Lowering Spring for Mazda3: Automotive

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I have a 2006 3i sedan, and the suspension needed replacing period, so I decided now is the time to lower it. I bought Sensen OEM shocks and struts, and also purchased a set of Tein S. Tech lowering springs. Two weeks in, I am extremely happy with the results. The car is dropped around 2 inches in the front, 1.6ish in the back. She sticks around corners really well, and is way more solid. I would honestly suggest getting Teins, or if you have more money, some Eibach pros.
I hope this helps

Here's a link to the springs: Amazon.com: Tein SKM66-AUB00 S.Tech Lowering Spring for Mazda3: Automotive

Here are the shocks and struts: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00
Hey Marcus, did you purchase the upper shock mounts also or just the struts and springs?

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Just the struts and springs
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sensen is a cheap strut, decent for those on tight budgets however if you are willing to spend more i highly recommend it, as sensen are kinda hit and miss on quality control, after dealing with them a few times at my work i cannot recommend them. kyb is mazda's OEM provider and therefore the kyb strut should be to oe quality if not better. monroe also makes a fine strut and so does tokio and koni. tire rack has a great selection of quality struts and lowering springs or coilovers as a set, however they are pricey unless you catch them on sale, but it will give you part numbers to look at.


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Just buy raceland ultimo coilovers. I have them in my 09 Mazda3 sedan and I love them. They're only like $400 and you can adjust the ride height.
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