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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2019, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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First Mods - 2018 Mazda3 Sport 2.0L

Purchased a 2018 Mazda3 Sport 2.0L last year and at the moment I am looking for opinions with regard to the first mods that I'm looking to do on the vehicle. I am a complete beginner in vehicle modding and have done only a little research.

1. Coilovers - Tein Street Advance Z
2. Brakes - Front & Back - EBC Stage 10 Super Sport
3. Wheels - Enkei Raijin 18" (8" width - 45mm inset - 5x114.3 bolt)
4. Tires - Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ 215/45ZR18

Please let me know about your opinions on the coilovers and brakes.

Also, I am quite concerned about my choice of rims and tires. I am not sure if they will result to an issue. Stock rims on the vehicle has an inset of 50mm, would the 5mm reduction on the inset cause an issue if I decide to use the Enkei rims? Would the tires fit the rims? I tried my best in researching about rims and tires but could not find a definite answer.

Looking forward to everyone's response.
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First Mods I would do would be get a Beefier Rear Sway Bar and upgrade Rear Endlinks too!....Basically Suspension Stuff.

Coilovers I'd suggest ISC, BC or if you wanna pay more KW brand....TEIN is ok make sure it has Adjustable Dampening!

Brake Pad & Rotors, just go w/ Centric Brand blank OEM Rotors w/ HAWK HTP or Ceramic type pad....

Wheels depends on if you wanna be Fender Flush?....or Cambered?...Or Sunk... 18x8 w/ a 45 Offset will make u still sunk a little...35 Offset will make you Fender Flush...You will need to rolll the Rear Fenders & get a Rear Camber Kit as well...

Tires is up to you....I run Hankook S1 Noble 2 tires....Its an All-Season tire w/ 500 treadwear they grip like a summer tire...

Also search this forum for Car Builds and look at what people are doing...
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Thanks, @ultimica06 . Your information will be very useful to me. I'll check the brands that you recommended.

I did find some research to use sway bar to have a stiffer ride, I'll definitely have to do that as well. I'll need to do some research on rear end-links to see if it will fit my ride preference. I'm not looking to camber the vehicle or do a fender flush, just sinking the vehicle a little to lower the center of gravity. Most of my contacts recommended Hankook Nobles as well, I'll definitely have a look at those tires.

Thank you very much
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@ultimica06 , looks like I do need the rear end-links as it connects the sway bar to the suspension.
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Tires is up to you....I run Hankook S1 Noble 2 tires....Its an All-Season tire w/ 500 treadwear they grip like a summer tire...

iím considering these tires! are they loud on the road? im sure anything is better than the bridgestone it came with, but i cant decide if i shiuld go for these or just general g max
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i’m considering these tires! are they loud on the road? im sure anything is better than the bridgestone it came with, but i cant decide if i shiuld go for these or just general g max
Nah man...not loud at all...smooth and grip pretty hard curvy roads & aggressive driving too!...I go on Mountain Cruises these tires stick well!...the size I am running are 215/45/17 size Wheel Specs are 17x8 w/ 35 Offset.



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