2010 Mazdaspeed 3 SURE Motorsports' Anchors DIY Installation.

2010 Mazdaspeed 3 SURE Motorsports' R3 Rear Engine Mount DIY Installation and Review.

2010 Mazdaspeed 3 SURE Motorsports' Countershift weight DIY Installation and Review.

2010 Mazdaspeed 3 SURE Motorsports' Aeros and SideWinder DIY Installation and Review.

SURE Motorsports’ ShortCut Installation DIY

Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 09:07 AM
For the installation of the SURE Motorsports’ ShortCut you only need 10 minutes and 2 additional tools if you have a short-ram intake already installed. If not see the DIY on how to install the SURE Motorsports’ Aeros in order to remove the OEM Intake system to gain access to the shift linkage within the engine bay. NOTE: It is best to do this when the engine is cold. The MAF housing of the SURE Aroes and the coolant pipe by the Shift Linkage get very hot to the touch. Even the counterweight gets hot. SO to avoid burning yourself wait for the engine to cool down before you install.
Where is it: To access the shift linkage to install the ShortCut you will enter the engine from the top and it is located under the… Read more

Mazdaspeed 3 Throttle Body Coolant Bypass DIY

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 10:06 AM
For the Coolant Bypass DIY you will need about 30-45 minutes, depending on how savvy you are around an engine.  Also, you will want to make sure that the engine has time to cool down since coolant temperatures reach 180 – 220 degrees. You can easily end up in the emergency room if you do not. Where is it: To access the throttle body coolant lines you will enter the engine from the top. + click to enlarge image Tools Needed: Socket wrench with extensions (long and short extensions) 10mm deep sockets Needle-nose pliers Gloves (not pictured) Anti-freeze to top off what you may loose when pulling hoses. + click to enlarge image What to do: (1) Open up the engine as pictured above and remove the cover and top mounted inter cooler (1). To remove the inter cooler remove… Read more

SURE Motorsports’ TIG Installation

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 05:06 PM
For the installation of the SURE Motorsports’ TIGs you will need about 2-4 hours, depending on how savvy you are around an engine. While the entire installation can be done without lifting your car there are many bolts and clasps that need to be removed or pinched and this can take a while. Also, you will want to make sure that the engine has time to cool down since it gets very hot in there! Where is it: To access the intake manifold and throttle body you will enter the engine from the top. + click to enlarge image Tools Needed: Socket wrench with extensions (long and short extensions) 7mm-12mm deep sockets 22mm open wrench Needle-nose pliers Flat head screw driver Universal joint extension (bending extension). Magnet in case you drop a bolt! Gloves (not pictured) Anti-freeze to top off what you may loose when… Read more

Review of SURE Motorsports TIG

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 @ 02:06 PM
First of, I did some stat logging from my COBB AP Tuner. I watched my boost temperatures for about 2 days. Here is what I logged: Pre Installation: Day 1:
Morning: 68 degrees. At 65mph+ I stayed between 85 and 92 degrees. At idle I was around 115 degrees. This was a 20 minute drive with no traffic on 95 south. I data logged a third gear pull and went from 100 degrees at 3500 rpm to 87.8 at 6077 rpm back to 96.8 at 6700 rpms. Afternoon: 80 degrees. Did a couple 3rd gear pulls as I was fine tuning my COBB AccessPort. My Boost Air Temp was at 129 degrees at idle and down to 114.8 degrees under boost. Day 2: Morning: 70 degrees. At highway speeds it was reading a steady 91 degrees. At Idle it was reading at 120 degrees. I did a 3rd gear… Read more

Fuel Injection Cleaner with the Mazdaspeed 3

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 @ 11:06 AM
So being the driving enthusiast I am, In 1.5 years I have put 35,000 miles on my car. During my driving I noticed my gas mileage started to decrease. I cleaned the air filter religiously so that wasn’t the case, I change the oil every 5,000 miles with the recommended synthetic blend and only have a few bolt on mods at this point which increase airflow and should help with gas mileage, in theory. With all this considered, when I went in for my latest oil change it was recommended that I get the fuel injection cleaning service for $75 dollars…  Took me all of 1 second to respond NO! But this triggered a thought… clean the fuel injectors, dummy! So I went to Advance Autoparts and purchased a bottle of STP fuel injection cleaner. I asked the man behind the counter if this stuff really works or should I… Read more
On April 3rd 2011 I went to Maryland International Raceway (MIR) in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. This is a nice and well run quarter mile drag strip. On April 3rd of 2011 I went for the Test and Tune event they have periodically throughout the year. I wanted to go early in the season to get a baseline for my car. As of this day the only power mods I have on the car are the SURE Motorsports Aeros Short-ram intake, Sidewinder turbo inlet pipe and a prototype test pipe. I was also running on 93 octane with no octane boost. I decided to call this my baseline instead of stock because these are very basic and inexpensive bolt-on mods that most entry level tuners will have on their cars almost immediately. With this said, I showed up at 10am and headed over to Tech Inspection. Passed with flying colors,… Read more

How to Adjust Rear Suspension Dampening on 2010 MS3

Saturday, April 2, 2011 @ 06:04 PM
As stated in my article about the BC Racing Coilovers, in order to adjust the rear dampening you must remove all the paneling in the rear trunk compartment. This DIY will show you just how to do it in about 20 minutes. Remember, with the BC Racing Coilovers for the Mazdaspeed 3 you have a total of 32 points of adjustment. Position 1 being the softest and position 32 being the hardest. Where is it: To access the dampening controls for the BC Racing Coilovers you must remove the paneling inside your trunk. You can see in the second image that the controls are just behind the seatbelt spool.
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Tools Needed: Socket wrench
10mm  sockets fillips head screw driver Flathead… Read more

TVS Caps By SURE Motorsports

Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 06:03 PM
So when I first heard this term I was a little more than confused. What the hell is a TVS cap? The answer is so simple I am embarrassed to say it took me a few minutes to put it together…  The TVS Caps are Tire Valve Stem Caps.  Yes, fancy caps to go over the tire valve stems on your tires. These caps are a way to enhance the final touches of your look because of the sleek look of the aluminum, laser etched caps. They are a great compliment to my rims as well as your ride, the icing on the cake if you will. They have a good solid feel to them and fit nice and snug over the valve stems. They are available in SURE Blue, Stealth Black and Ignition Red as well. I chose the blue to see how… Read more

Review for the Mazdaspeed 3 BC Racing Coilover Suspension

Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 11:01 AM
Overview I have been running my BC Racing coilover suspension for my Mazdaspeed 3 for well over 2,000 miles now. I have run the suspension dampening at 16 and 32 with a ride height set at 1 inch during my testing. The BC Racing coilover suspension for the mazdaspeed 3 allows you to easily adjust the ride height and dampening of the struts with over 32 points of adjustment with position 1 being the softest setting and position 32 being the firmest setting. For my installation I did not completely slam it due to the fact that I contend with speed bumps, potholes, and iffy winters where I live. I also did not want to roll the rear fenders, which you will have to do if you lower the suspension all the way. Installation The installation for this suspension system is not… Read more

SURE Motorsports’ Shift Anchor Installation

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 @ 01:01 PM
For The installation of the SURE Motorsports’ Shift Anchor you will need about 30 minutes and very few tools. You will do a lot of pulling and prying of the center console so be careful but firm.



Where is it: To access the Shift anchors you must open up your center console. + click to enlarge image Tools Needed: Socket wrench with extension 10mm sockets Needle-nose pliers wire splicers (works better for popping off shifter links) Gloves + click to enlarge image What to do: (1) Make sure the E-brake is up and you remove shift knob and then (2-3) start by opening the cup holder and removing it by hand. (4) Now pry apart the sides to loosen panels around… Read more
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