2014 Mazda 3 ultimate CJR install.

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My 3 doesn't have the HUD, or the touchscreen, or the GPS, or the rest of the cool stuff. It's also only the 2.0 so it's underpowered on the highway. It handles nicely and is good on gas though.
 

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My 3 doesn't have the HUD, or the touchscreen, or the GPS, or the rest of the cool stuff. It's also only the 2.0 so it's underpowered on the highway. It handles nicely and is good on gas though.
How is the 2.0 in sport mode? It locks up that torque converter and turns my 3 into a beast so i would expect it to do so with the 2.0 as well.

I had some silly new Dodge Durango owner thinking his big V8 beast could out run my littler car. lol Poor guy didn't even have a chance.
 

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Cam we get back to this laser targeting system? Am I the only one not sure what this is? Whatever it is it sounds awesome.

Sounds to me like he has added some military grade weaponry to the vehicle.. Surely that's it, no? :p

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Thanks. :)

The HUD comes with the Mazda 3 in the higher end Touring models, pretty cool because its a real HUD and not projected on the windshield. It also does GPS directions through it. Maybe i can get my V1 arrows in it too.
Yes.. I'm envious of a HUD! Hrmm.. I need to figure out how to put a Hud (I'll even settle for windshield projection) in my 350Z.. ideas? :)

I run the V1 with YaV1 every day and use the RedLine simultaneously with the V1 when needed, high speeds really windy roads ect.

I have to say this Mazda 3 is a blast on back rods and the highway, its got some serious pull and agility.
Do you not run the redline to not interfere with performance of one detector over the other other than highway use? -- Cause if I could run a Redline + another detector I certainly would,.. if there were no "doping" going on. But it seems like that's pretty much not gonna happen unless I did a remote STIR install or some such, ya?

Yup.. the Mazda 3 looks sharp.. My sister had one and I was impressed with that little car. I love some nice handling, fast cars -- Which is why I have the vehicle and stupid amount of money invested in my own :) At the risk of sounding like Andresg ;) -- You only live once.. why not make your driving that has to be done enjoyable, eh?
 

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Sounds to me like he has added some military grade weaponry to the vehicle.. Surely that's it, no? :p

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Yes.. I'm envious of a HUD! Hrmm.. I need to figure out how to put a Hud (I'll even settle for windshield projection) in my 350Z.. ideas? :)



Do you not run the redline to not interfere with performance of one detector over the other other than highway use? -- Cause if I could run a Redline + another detector I certainly would,.. if there were no "doping" going on. But it seems like that's pretty much not gonna happen unless I did a remote STIR install or some such, ya?

Yup.. the Mazda 3 looks sharp.. My sister had one and I was impressed with that little car. I love some nice handling, fast cars -- Which is why I have the vehicle and stupid amount of money invested in my own :) At the risk of sounding like Andresg ;) -- You only live once.. why not make your driving that has to be done enjoyable, eh?
Doing a quick search it looks like there are aftermarket HUD's: http://www.tekspree.com/car-heads-up-display-hud/?gclid=CK3ey_v5msACFQQT7AodT0QAUQ

Nah, i would run them both like i always did but the RedLine is just way too noisy lately with all the lain assist falses. Best is a remote and V1, but i had good successes with the V1 on the rear deck and the RedLine up high by RVM. My old instill on my Acura: https://www.rdforum.org/showthread.php?t=9654?t=9654

I like to try out new tings, especially ones where car company's take some risk and really change there product in a good way. I did that when i bought the TL in its brand new body style and design in 03/04, and now this Mazda. I think many really don't understand what Mazda did with this new design, its a real jack of all trades, and adding all the goodies for my 100mi round trip i do every day makes it that much more enjoyable, and i didn't have to spend 40k to get it all.

You only live once and if you don't do it initially you will probably never do it.
 

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How is the 2.0 in sport mode? It locks up that torque converter and turns my 3 into a beast so i would expect it to do so with the 2.0 as well.
There is no sport mode on the 2.0... plus mine is a stick, so maybe that means I'm always in sport mode?

It sucks to be poor. Especially when I'm smart and work so hard. I wish I could have afforded a well equipped 3, but no such luck. I also didn't want the blind spot nanny crap, so I had to go with the iSport, the basic model.

The Redline is actually pretty quiet on K with TSR and auto mode on. Much better than my older V1. I had it in the 3 for only a few days before I took it down and put the Redline back up. Surprisingly, in the Audi it rarely falsed when I ran it along with the STiR+. But alone, it went nuts around Audis and the such. The Plus must have interfered with it in such a way that it filtered out the lane assist crap, but without that interference, it would false left and right on it.
 
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Stick is always in sport mode. ;-)

I may put tsr back on. But the V1 has been doing pretty well.
 

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Looks like a lot of people switching to Mazda 3's and from what I understand the Mazda 6 is a very underrated car!

Anyway, very nice clean install! Thank you for documenting it and the pics. That HUD is SWEET!
 

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Looks like a lot of people switching to Mazda 3's and from what I understand the Mazda 6 is a very underrated car!

Anyway, very nice clean install! Thank you for documenting it and the pics. That HUD is SWEET!
It truly is I didn't even want my Mazda 6 but now I love it, it's a lot more powerful than you would think, it's still heavy as hell tho, so from 0 it's not that great, but once you get going it has really good midrange power, and is one of the funniest cars I have ever driven
 

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It truly is I didn't even want my Mazda 6 but now I love it, it's a lot more powerful than you would think, it's still heavy as hell tho, so from 0 it's not that great, but once you get going it has really good midrange power, and is one of the funniest cars I have ever driven
I really liked the 6 body style better, but i wanted the lighter weight car coupled with the bigger motor. It really is a ton of fun, it has balls out handling and highway driving is a total blast. Still not as fast as my TL 0-60 but definitely quicker at highway speeds and handles better. Sport mode does wonders.

The first time i did some really good highway speeds in the triples i couldn't wipe the grin off my face.
 

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I really liked the 6 body style better, but i wanted the lighter weight car coupled with the bigger motor. It really is a ton of fun, it has balls out handling and highway driving is a total blast. Still not as fast as my TL 0-60 but definitely quicker at highway speeds and handles better. Sport mode does wonders.

The first time i did some really good highway speeds in the triples i couldn't wipe the grin off my face.
Oh yea for a family sedan it handles great! Until you hit around 130 it gets a bit wobbly, but you can cruise at 100 comfortably lol, not that I'm very comfortable at that speed.. As far as being on alert, but it's a blast to do when you have the opportunity, mazdas I have learned are great drivers cars! I never really thought that great of mazdas, till I owned one
 

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Nice man..I wanted remote start but they wanted almost 1,000 for it...
 

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Congratulations in bringing an updated V1 to the front windshield. :)

Post up some fuel economy when it is broken-in.
 

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Nice man..I wanted remote start but they wanted almost 1,000 for it...
That's way too much, but depends on the model, features and how difficult the install is.

Congratulations in bringing an updated V1 to the front windshield. :)

Post up some fuel economy when it is broken-in.
Thanks, V1 has been doing pretty good up front. But i do miss the RedLine/CI.

Car was broken in quick, i have almost 18k on it already and i was averaging in the fall ~28-35mpg. Winter is though with all the warming up, i only get about 27mpg.
 

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Hey, nice install you have.

I have a '15 6 and had a few questions. First, I can't see your pics of the ALP heads installed, do you have any direct links to them? 2nd, What phone mount is that? I've been looking for a mount with a dock-type feature where the power cord plugs into your phone when you mount your phone.. other than the proclip. Also, how'd you get the wire through the firewall? Because my installation will probably be very similar to yours.

Thanks!
 

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Not to answer for him.. but this may help.

Running through firewall:
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-2013-mazda-3-skyactiv-how-guides/15308-firewall-wire-routing-manual-2012-mz3.html

From experience on any vehicle.. Usually there is a rubber grommet where electrical goes through the firewall -- If you cannot fit your wire through the existing hole.. Use an exacto blade/razor blade to make a small "X" cut.. the smaller the better.. Then route through. After you have it all wired up and done,.. then it's not a bad idea to go back and put a dot/dab of some silicone just to be cautious to protect the "seal" integrity of the grommet. Optional of course.. many grommets are in a position where water never reaches them in any situation.

As for the phone mount -- What type of phone? Ios, Android? Specific model?
 
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I can't speak for the 2015 6, but the 2014+ 3 has a large grommet in the firewall near the brake pedal that a wiring harness passes through. There's a nipple that can be used to pass a wire through. I had trouble getting two jammer head wires through the nipple so I cut a slit in another part of the grommet to run one wire through and ran the other through the nipple. That was the hardest part of the install, that and finding a good spot for the CPU as under the dash is rather cramped. I have an LI so I needed a spot where I could access the CPU for updates, so I ended up installing it inside the center console under the dash. If you have an ALP with the USB extender there's less need to access the CPU after installation so you could stuff that up under the dash if you prefer.
 
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Not to answer for him.. but this may help.

Running through firewall:
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2010-2013-mazda-3-skyactiv-how-guides/15308-firewall-wire-routing-manual-2012-mz3.html

From experience on any vehicle.. Usually there is a rubber grommet where electrical goes through the firewall -- If you cannot fit your wire through the existing hole.. Use an exacto blade/razor blade to make a small "X" cut.. the smaller the better.. Then route through. After you have it all wired up and done,.. then it's not a bad idea to go back and put a dot/dab of some silicone just to be cautious to protect the "seal" integrity of the grommet. Optional of course.. many grommets are in a position where water never reaches them in any situation.
Yeah I saw that grommet when I was looking for a hole, but it seems very crammed, but according to Kpatz, there is a nipple where I can feed the wires through.. guess I have to look harder.

As for the phone mount -- What type of phone? Ios, Android? Specific model?
iPhone 6 with lifeproof case.



I can't speak for the 2015 6, but the 2014+ 3 has a large grommet in the firewall near the brake pedal that a wiring harness passes through. There's a nipple that can be used to pass a wire through. I had trouble getting two jammer head wires through the nipple so I cut a slit in another part of the grommet to run one wire through and ran the other through the nipple. That was the hardest part of the install, that and finding a good spot for the CPU as under the dash is rather cramped. I have an LI so I needed a spot where I could access the CPU for updates, so I ended up installing it inside the center console under the dash. If you have an ALP with the USB extender there's less need to access the CPU after installation so you could stuff that up under the dash if you prefer.
I found the grommet you're talking about, but it is very crammed in that area.. how in the world were you able to do any work with the grommet without laying on top of the entire engine bay?! :confused:

I've found that there's plenty of room right under the steering wheel assembly between the assembly and the black plastic cover. This is where I have all of my hardwire extra wire, my V1Connection apparatus, etc. I think I could probably fit the CPU right in there with some adhesive velcro.

Thx guys
 

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I found the grommet you're talking about, but it is very crammed in that area.. how in the world were you able to do any work with the grommet without laying on top of the entire engine bay?! :confused:
Maybe one of the differences between the 3 and the 6? The grommet in the 3 is pretty easy to reach from the engine compartment side if you remove the battery.
 

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Maybe one of the differences between the 3 and the 6? The grommet in the 3 is pretty easy to reach from the engine compartment side if you remove the battery.
Well you just answered my question lol. I gotta remove my battery.
 

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