Chris_Top_Her Build Thread 2 - Page 3 - 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums
User Tag List

 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 11:19 AM
EWitsSEAN
Senior Member
Points: 3,504, Level: 37
Points: 3,504, Level: 37 Points: 3,504, Level: 37 Points: 3,504, Level: 37
Activity: 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
 
EWitsSEAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 286
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 36 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsk3rd View Post
Whats the point of the camber arms? To give you more camber?
It's to adjust your camber to correct wheel alignment or if you want to adjust it to your liking for track and all that.
EWitsSEAN is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to EWitsSEAN For This Useful Post:
gsk3rd (02-28-2015)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           
If you lower your car, which mine is, there is a good chance your rear camber will be out of spec since it's non adjustable. You need an adjustable arm to remedy this. Usually you end up with uneven camber, which wears out tires and changes handling.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chris_top_her is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to chris_top_her For This Useful Post:
gsk3rd (02-28-2015)
post #23 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 04:59 PM
gsk3rd
Senior Member
Points: 6,427, Level: 52
Points: 6,427, Level: 52 Points: 6,427, Level: 52 Points: 6,427, Level: 52
Activity: 7%
Activity: 7% Activity: 7% Activity: 7%
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Va
Posts: 532
Thanks: 29
Thanked 75 Times in 54 Posts
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
   
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris_top_her View Post
If you lower your car, which mine is, there is a good chance your rear camber will be out of spec since it's non adjustable. You need an adjustable arm to remedy this. Usually you end up with uneven camber, which wears out tires and changes handling.
Is this something that can be added later without touching the springs or is one of those while your dropping the car you have to add them?

2015 Soul Red 3 SGT Hatch:
-50/35 Tint-CS SRI w/ K&N Heat Shield-CS Rear Sway Bar-Eibach Pro Springs-CF Interior wrap-Corksport LED Interior Kit-Sub added to stock Bose system-Red HUD display-Rokblokz flaps
gsk3rd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #24 of 43 (permalink) Old 02-28-2015, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           
Quote:
Originally Posted by gsk3rd View Post
Is this something that can be added later without touching the springs or is one of those while your dropping the car you have to add them?
You can do it later if needed. After you lower and get an alignment you may determine you don't need one.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chris_top_her is offline  
post #25 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           
Quick updates as I haven't been updating. A few days ago got into a fender bender, it's being fixed Monday.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chris_top_her is offline  
post #26 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           
Got my Crystal Eye LED's. Was going to wait to install them but I wanted them on now. I'm debating if I want to dip the bottom reflector, or I may just put some tint over it, which I got cheap on ebay. The lights have been wired into the third brake light, otherwise they won't brighten when you touch the brake. Very simple to install, the brake line was just an issue of wiring tapping, not much unlike installing dual horns (pre 2016). Only tools needed are a 10mm socket and a flathead for prying. Also at the same time the Whiteline sway bar brackets came, and the camber gauge now I'm just waiting on the coilovers to come in the mail.









To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by chris_top_her; 03-13-2015 at 07:10 PM.
chris_top_her is offline  
post #27 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 06:16 PM
Leets
Senior Member
Points: 5,547, Level: 47
Points: 5,547, Level: 47 Points: 5,547, Level: 47 Points: 5,547, Level: 47
Activity: 11%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
 
Leets's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 484
Thanks: 12
Thanked 165 Times in 127 Posts
Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
       
Garage
I'm not usually a fan of clear taillights (still not even sure I like the OEM LED ones on my '12), but they just seem to work with the white. Clean without being too flashy.

Watching your build has got me thinking about a CX-5. I love my 3, but we're planning on the second child soon. The 3 is the perfect size for my taste, but with modern car seats I'm thinking I may need something just slightly bigger to fit two in back and still have room for 2 adults up front.

So, well done. You got me to consider something I never thought possible: a CUV.
Leets is offline  
post #28 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           
Thanks. They offer other trim/colors on this light. I don't think this version would go well with most other colors aside from a black cx-5. I don't want to drive a regular car because I don't like the seating position, and they typically won't accommodate my lifestyle and the things I want to be able to put in the back (like a bike). That being said my car based (mz6) cx-5 handles damn good. I have some BC coils in transit right now! The only disadvantage, which is minor compared to say the mz6 is I have a higher CG, which isn't a big deal, I can power slide (awd) this thing without even feeling a rolling moment.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chris_top_her is offline  
post #29 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           




To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chris_top_her is offline  
post #30 of 43 (permalink) Old 03-20-2015, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
chris_top_her
Senior Member
Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86 Points: 18,475, Level: 86
Activity: 13%
Activity: 13% Activity: 13% Activity: 13%
 
chris_top_her's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 1,970
Thanks: 116
Thanked 293 Times in 229 Posts
Mentioned: 45 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
           
Noticed I never posted my sway bar video..
feature


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
chris_top_her is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
build , christopher , thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 2004 to 2016 Mazda 3 Forum and Mazdaspeed 3 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome