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    Feel like a noob asking this... 2019 with Turbo - Engine Air Filter & Cabin

    2017 owner here. For the engine filter, I've been using the AEM 28-20480 Dryflow Air Filter. For the cabin filter, EPAuto CPJ6X (KD45-61-J6X). Both on Amazon.
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    Oil change drama

    I'd like to throw this gentlemen's oil testing blog out here as I don't believe it's ever been referenced (no, it's not Bob the Oil Guy): 540ratblog WARNING: There's hours of valuable reading there, and the blog itself is just one very long webpage! Here's a hint for reading: search for...
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    Is the Soul Red color still an issue on 2020’s?

    I'm real curious to know if the entire vehicle was repainted or just the affected panels.
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    2017~2021 H&R or Eibach lowering springs?

    Last Summer I bought the Eibachs from TireRack for my 2017 GT AWD. I still have the original box - the part number is E10-55-021-02-22. I'm running 20 inch wheels with 245/45-20 tires. Looks and drives perfect. Very happy.
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    2019 CX-5 Diesel

    As I was driving past my Mazda dealer on my way to work this morning, they had a CX-5 Diesel parked on the lawn out front, with a big sticker on the side that says "2019 CX-5 Diesel - $8000 OFF!". Guess they're not selling well.
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    Folding Mirror Issue

    Anyone else think Mazda needs to up their warranty game and go up to at least 5 years/60k miles?
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    2017~2021 Tune for CX-5?

    After installing Eibach lowering springs on my 2017 GT, I took it to the dealer for an alignment check. Dealer was happy to do it, said I did a great job installing the springs myself, was impressed how nice the vehicle looked lowered, and sent me on my way. The tech said they regularly...
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    2017~2021 Sport mode

    This. SO many times, from a complete stop, my 2017 will NOT shift out of first gear, even with my foot barely on the gas pedal.
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    2017 Spare Tire Mod for U.S.

    From my 2017 Owner's Manual: "Do not install the temporary spare tire on the front wheels (driving wheels): Driving with the temporary spare tire on one of the front driving wheels is dangerous. Handling will be affected. You could lose control of the vehicle, especially on ice or snow bound...
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    Cabin air filter

    Seconded!
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    2017~2021 Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) affects extra brake wear & tear?

    Damn, this exact scenario pisses me off about MRCC, although I would replace "immediate path" with "completely out of our path." Wish Mazda would address this with a software update.
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    Eibach Springs

    3 days after I installed my Eibachs, I went to the dealer for an alignment. Like you, everything was within spec.
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    2017~2021 Looking for fitment

    I'm running 20x8.5 +35. Fits perfect. Also running lowered on Eibach springs.
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    2017~2021 To anyone considering lowering springs

    So, this weekend I installed the Eibach springs on my 2017 GT myself. I've never replaced springs before, and the fronts were a bit of a challenge (and nerves) dealing with the spring compressor. It was without a doubt the biggest "job" I've ever done on a vehicle. Took me about 5 hours on...
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    Quietest/best windshield wipers ever

    Bosch Envision EN24OE, EN18OE (use included adapter #6).
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