register gallery
 


Notices

» RSS FEED
» Log in
User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
» Stats
Members: 46,036
Threads: 175,602
Posts: 2,630,643
Top Poster: Haltech (89,909)
Welcome to our newest member, CIKON17
» Welcome To Mazdaspeed Forums
» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Go to first new post Spotted in edmonton...
Bob-o
01-09-2012 11:02 AM
Today 12:07 PM
by Swinger13
10,064 160,603
Go to first new post The final smoke at idle...
evidence
03-01-2011 06:13 PM
Today 12:07 PM
by MilwaukeeSpeed6
350 32,723
Go to first new post Copious New & Upcoming...
jbarone
11-13-2014 10:00 AM
Today 12:03 PM
by Lbspeed
131 5,864
Go to first new post JBR's "Blow the Balls...
jbarone
11-26-2014 10:34 AM
Today 12:02 PM
by ShadowHunter117
14 661
Go to first new post Tapatalk issues
Haltech
05-18-2014 11:29 AM
Today 11:57 AM
by Snip
17 377
Go to first new post Shooting for 500
ms3steeez
11-20-2014 11:04 AM
Today 11:48 AM
by ms3steeez
9 242
Go to first new post Before your MS3/MS6 what...
MSFer87
11-05-2011 09:39 AM
Today 11:16 AM
by JessG
985 47,971
Go to first new post DP on 09 won't smoke,...
thegoofyweirdo
09-07-2014 10:47 PM
Today 11:14 AM
by danmillerok
6 376
Go to first new post How To: Ignition coil...
cld12pk2go
04-20-2008 11:46 AM
Today 11:14 AM
by cld12pk2go
54 17,635
Go to first new post Black Friday/Cyber...
CorkSport
Today 09:10 AM
Today 11:11 AM
by Mazdaspeed3KHP
7 134
» Mazdaspeed Product Reviews
Stay away from XTR Performance /NewAgeAutoparts/ NewAgeAutoparts.com /Facebook Users Nate Baumberger Joey Lokken
Apr 16, 2014 - 7:48 PM - by GODspeed7
Ok guys here comes the story. I used to be an admin of mazdaspeed 3 owners group on facebook. I am no longer, but that's a different story for another day. Well one of the members was asking about clutch and flywheel options. I told them that I just bought a Luk clutch kit off of amazon for $181 and a Fidanza Flywheel from Edge autosport for $335 all shipped for free and how this was the best deal. Well XTR nate is an admin at mazdaspeed owners group on facebook (confusing as fuck I know) and a few minutes later I received these PM's from him on facebook ... [Read More]
797 Replies | 37,563 Views
Corksport Brakes Pads - Mazdaspeed 3
May 11, 2013 - 5:17 PM - by Haltech

For anyone who has owned a Gen 1 or Gen 2 Mazdaspeed3 for any amount of time who enjoys spirited street driving will tell you, the stock brakes can fade quickly and give you an E ticket ride. Although our cars come OEM with top rate Ferodo compound, our floating single piston calipers do not properly apply pad pressure to the rotor. We also see a lot of fade when you push the car hard with increased braking.

Ferodos OEM compound is not as aggressive... [Read More]
51 Replies | 18,296 Views
SURE Motorsports - Street Unit- StreetUnit.com - Design Flaws,Danger And Part Failures!
Feb 28, 2013 - 4:14 PM - by Haltech

Hi, i'm Kevin Pugh, owner and founder of Mazdaspeed Forums. I created this forum in January 2008 for the purpose of providing an actual performance oriented tech site for force inducted Mazda's. MSF was created and still operates, as a NON Agenda site for the hardcore performance enthusiast. My overall goal was to create a site that keeps true enthusiast engaged, informed and TEACH them that damn near anything related to these cars, can be tackled in your own garage,... [Read More]
478 Replies | 93,363 Views
JBR Motor Mounts
Mar 04, 2012 - 11:41 PM - by Sacrilicious
Introduction

James Barone Racing is a relatively new name to the Mazda aftermarket. Jamie has been making quality products for the Mazda market since September 2009. Today, we will be reviewing a full set of his 80a durometer motor mounts for the Mazdaspeed 3 (Gen 1 and Gen 2). Since there has already been a MSF review done on the CP-E mounts, this review will only have limited coverage of the installation process. In addition to the installation tutorial in the existing MSF review, very thorough instructions are available here at the JBR... [Read More]
4 Replies | 37,908 Views
» News
Video: McLaren and Honda rekindle a winning combination
Nov 28, 2014 - 11:10 AM - by Haltech
Filed under: Motorsports, Videos, Honda, Racing, McLaren



With the 2014 Formula One World Championship now drawn to a close, all eyes are fixed on next season. And for both McLaren and Honda, that means the dawn of a new era - or hopefully, the return to one bygone.

After twenty years running Mercedes engines, McLaren is switching back to Honda next season, rekindling the most successful partnership the once-dominant team has ever had. Immediately after swapping to Honda power in 1988 - and with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost behind the wheel - McLaren entered its winningest era, racking up four consecutive world championships. In the two decades it's spent under Mercedes power since, it won three drivers' titles and one constructors', leaving the relatively brief Honda era as its most successful.

It was also the most successful for Honda, which had enjoyed success with Williams and some with Lotus, but far more with McLaren - the likes of which it was never able to recreate. The Japanese automaker that was the first to break into the Euro-centric series left grand prix racing when it left McLaren, and despite returning to fund its own team for the better part of a decade, claimed but one checkered flag before calling it quits again.

Whether the new collaboration will return both outfits to the winner's circle remains to be seen, but we're looking forward to finding out. In the meantime, after releasing a couple of images from the video shoot last week, McLaren has put out this minute-and-a-half video clip showing the MP4-29H running a few laps around Silverstone, marking the official start of what could be the second reign of the McLaren-Honda dynasty.Continue reading McLaren and Honda rekindle a winning combination

McLaren and Honda rekindle a winning combination originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments

... [Read More]
0 Replies | 6 Views
Long Term: 2015 Subaru WRX: Road trip to Maine [w/video]
Nov 28, 2014 - 10:00 AM - by Haltech
Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Subaru, Long-Term Garage



After driving one of the best sport compacts on the market to one of the best-driving-roads states in the Union, who'd have thought that one of my big takeaways would be... great fuel economy?

And yet, after putting more than 2,200 miles on our long-term 2015 Subaru WRX, driving from Ann Arbor, MI, to The Great State of Maine and back, my overall fuel consumption figures were almost as baffling as the premium-gasoline prices throughout Canada.

In the early part of the now-past autumn, my wife Molly and I were happy to make use of the long-term WRX for our annual road trip from Michigan to Maine. Our goal, as ever, was to fit as much hiking, boating and lobster eating as we could into a one-week span. And, with the sporting Scoobie as our ride this time, I also hoped to spend time bombing down some of my favorite roads through the White Mountains.

Anyone that pays attention to the industry knows that New England is a hot spot for Subaru sales, but it turns out that the WRX is just about tailor made for enjoying the best of Maine, too.Continue reading 2015 Subaru WRX: Road trip to Maine [w/video]

2015 Subaru WRX: Road trip to Maine [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments

More...
0 Replies | 17 Views
Report: FIA re-acquires part of Formula One
Nov 28, 2014 - 9:10 AM - by Haltech
Filed under: Motorsports, Earnings/Financials



To the casual observer, it would seem at least likely that F1 is owned by the FIA. It is, after all, known as the FIA Formula One World Championship. But in actuality, as far as the commercial rights are concerned, the sport is effectively owned by an intricate web of investment companies. But now the FIA has taken back at least a small part of it.

According to Forbes, the FIA has taken possession of 45,819,734 ordinary shares in Delta Topco, the holding company presided over by Bernie Ecclestone and which controls the Formula One Group. That may seem like a lot of shares, but considering that the company is split up into more than 4 billion shares, it comes down to just 1.06 percent. The shares are said to be worth $120 million, but it does not appear that the FIA paid that much - if anything - to receive them.

That could be because F1's commercial rights ultimately belong to the FIA. However, a European Commission anti-trust investigation in 2001 ruled that the governance and commercial management of the series had to be separated, so the FIA licensed the commercial rights to Delta Topco for a period of 100 years in exchange for a one-time payment of $313.6 million.

In 2005, CVC Capital Partners (an offshoot of Citigroup) bought controlling interest in Delta Topco (and through it the Formula One Group) for $2 billion, an investment from which it has since made a reported $4.4 billion. But CVC has been looking to sell its stake. It planned on launching an IPO in 2012, a move from which the FIA was set to retake possession of 1 percent of the shares.

The combination of the economic crisis in Europe and Bernie Ecclestone's bribery scandal forced those plans to be delayed, but now it seems the FIA has gotten its shares anyway. The dividends from those shares ought to help the FIA balance its budget, which reportedly saw it lose $3.4 million on revenues of $81.5 million in 2012. Whether that one percent stake will raise the ire of European regulators, however, remains to be seen.FIA re-acquires part of Formula One originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments

... [Read More]
0 Replies | 9 Views
Report: GM execs keeping eye on social media to find vehicle flaws
Nov 28, 2014 - 8:10 AM - by Haltech
Filed under: Safety, Ownership, Technology



Complain loudly enough online about quality problems in your General Motors vehicle, and it might be noted by the automaker. Or you might get a call from CEO Mary Barra for feedback on the company. The strategy is part of a new initiative from the automaker to be more proactive about fixing small issues before they grow into a year like 2014, with over 26-million recalled autos from GM in the US.

The company is trying to reverse a culture without a priority on reporting flaws with vehicles. "We have to identify issues before they become a problem. We will get past this, but we can't forget the most important thing we've learned," said GM President Dan Ammann in an interview about the new focus published by Automotive News.

The automaker reportedly has a team of social media managers and customer service personnel roving the Internet on sites like Twitter to find people with quality concerns about their models. In addition to looking online, GM is paying closer attention to dealer complaints, and the Speak Up for Safety program gets workers involved in spotting problems with vehicles.

The strategy is already paying dividends for GM. Ammann told AN that he and Barra even called some customers for their opinions on the company's vehicles. Keeping an eye on Twitter led to the Chevy Colorado being advertising for its "Technology and stuff" after the World Series, and under the Speak Up program, an intern found the fuel pump problem that led to a 10,000-vehicle recall of the CTS-V and STS-V.

GM isn't the only one keeping an eye online. Chrysler Group spokesperson Eric Mayne confirmed to Autoblog that his employer does, too. "We monitor a range of social media," he said, including sites like Twitter, Facebook, and blogs, as well. The company isn't just looking for quality or safety info, and depending on which department could use the details most, it gets passed there. Toyota does something similar through its Social Media Command Center, according to spokesperson Cindy Knight.GM execs keeping eye on social media to find vehicle flaws originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:01:00... [Read More]
0 Replies | 11 Views
Official: Skoda reveals new Fabia R5 rally concept in Essen
Nov 28, 2014 - 6:10 AM - by Haltech
Filed under: Concept Cars, Hatchback, Misc. Auto Shows, Skoda, Racing



A few months ago, Škoda revealed its all-new Fabia, a model that will undoubtedly be a vital product for the Czech automaker, yet it hardly registered on our scale of the most exciting debuts at the Paris Motor Show this year. But this... this is more like it.

What you're looking at is the Škoda Fabia R5 Concept, a preview of Škoda's upcoming new rally machine. Looking like a Fabia on 'roids, the R5 concept previews the brand's new contender for the second top rally class. That means a 1.6-liter turbo engine mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox, MacPherson strut suspension and a curb weight of at least 2,712 pounds.

Once complete, the new Fabia R5 will have big shoes to fill. The outgoing Fabia S2000 was one of the most successful rally machines on dirt, gravel, snow or tarmac, winning countless stages, rallies and titles in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship, the FIA European Rally Championship and others. Introduced back in 2009, the Fabia S2000 also served as the basis for Volkswagen's dominant WRC program, whose success the new Fabia R5 will be tasked with matching in the lower classes.

Škoda will be showcasing the concept at the Essen Motor Show in Germany this weekend, where it will appear alongside the rest of the brand's lineup as well as some specially prepared show cars.Continue reading Skoda reveals new Fabia R5 rally concept in Essen

Skoda reveals new Fabia R5 rally concept in Essen originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments

More...
0 Replies | 12 Views
Video: Watch this dude paint his Toyota pickup like Eddie Van Halen's guitar
Nov 27, 2014 - 6:10 PM - by Haltech
Filed under: Truck, Videos, Toyota, Design/Style



Eddie van Halen is one of the greatest rock musicians around, and his Eruption guitar solo alone puts him in the pantheon with the best of the best. Artist Ryan Humphrey was looking for a design to repaint his ratty Toyota pickup, and as a Van Halen super fan, he set on the classic scheme of Eddie's guitar for the look.

The paint job is made up of a crisscrossing geometric pattern of black and white stripes with a red body. The eye-catching, rock-inspired design should give Humphrey no problems finding his pickup in a parking lot. In a video hosted by Plutonium Paint, he shows you how to get the look using the company's product. Even if you're not interested in watching a guy paint his old truck, the video is still enjoyable just for the chance to listen to some Van Halen tunes.Continue reading Watch this dude paint his Toyota pickup like Eddie Van Halen's guitar

Watch this dude paint his Toyota pickup like Eddie Van Halen's guitar originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



Permalink | Email this | Comments

More...
0 Replies | 46 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:08 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors
Template-Modifications by TMS
©Copyright 2008 ; 2014 Cymru Internet Services LLC | FYHN™ Autosports HQ
Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
Page generated in 0.31683 seconds with 20 queries