With all the nice weather lately, the thicker windshield has started to really heat the interior of the cabin up. I'm seriously considering a clear UV tint application for the windshield. Anyone tried this yet?got cross bars and trunk side pocket nets coming in the mail this week; also ordered a set of mud guards front/rear as well
I also plan on limo tinting all my rear windows/back windshield
Hm, I guess they aren't available from Mazda.ca, I just looked and couldn't find them. Oh well.@sm1ke, all my accessories that I ordered are OEM direct from Mazda. The side pocket nets in question require drilling along the trunk liner for a secure fit, as per the instructions
+This past weekend, I drove my '18 CX-9 Sig over to Red Deer (1.25 hr drive) to meet my sales guy. He drove over from Leduc. We swapped cars (he had a '17 CX-9 GS-L in Jet Black as a loaner) so they could take care of a few things and get one of the free oil changes done at the dealership. Drove it for a couple of days, then met up with the sales guy in Red Deer again to swap back.
I gotta say, when I had the GS-L, I really missed the ADD, the radar cruise control, and surprisingly, the Bose system. The standard audio system isn't terrible, but there is quite a difference. The ride quality was a little bit smoother due to the 18" wheels, which was nice, but I found that the car didn't handle turns as well (might have been the tires, they were Yokohama Geolanders). Seats felt pretty similar to Signature seats, minus the thigh support adjustment. The piano black trim was an eyesore (not a surprise as piano black scratches very easily and this was a loaner car). Overall, really happy with my decision to go with the Signature trim and the MGM paint. Also, mileage on my CX-9 for the trip averaged 9.3L/100km, or just over 25 mpg.
I also bought an aftermarket set of aluminum pedals on eBay yesterday.
Long time lurker (relatively), first time poster here.Exhaust tips came in about a week ago. I wanted to wait until my car was clean to take photos, but the weather isn't getting better anytime soon, so dirty car it is, lol. I got these from eBay. Install was incredibly easy, even for exhaust tips. They just slide over the OEM tips. There is a hole at the bottom if you want to screw them into the OEM tip, but they didn't come with any hardware and I'm not sure what size screw you would use.
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Here are some comparisons of the OEM tips vs. the new ones..
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.. and here are pics of the tips installed.
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I wasn't sure what to expect with these as they look very bulky in the photos, but I don't mind the look of them at all. They fill up some of the space between the tip and the bumper's exhaust cutout. If I could find a pair that fill out that space a little more and are also slant-cut to match the curve of the bumper, I'd buy them in a heartbeat. For now, these will do just fine.
Hey Hookem! Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate them.Long time lurker (relatively), first time poster here.
I wanted to ask you how you like the exhaust tips you installed? Would you go with the same ones or look at a slanted tip? TIA.
Also, thanks for the How To posts, really helpful stuff.
You bet! I have already upgraded my reverse, license plate, and turn signals because of your posts. I will be putting in a LED in my cargo light this weekend. So those How-Tos have definitely been helpful!Hey Hookem! Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate them.
I like the tips, most because their size really fills out the exhaust cutout. They should have come like this from the factory. That said, I do like the slanted tips a little more. There are a couple of users who went that route.
With these particular tips, they get dirty fairly easily, but if I hit them with a metal polish every few months, they look great.
I swear the roof just dents itself from being looked at. I have two strange indentations on the roof too that I swear wasn't there before but there could have been no way that something fell on it since the car just sits in my garage most of the time and there is nothing around it to fall on it.I had a huge dent removed from the roof yesterday. Not exciting but it feels good to have the roof back to normal.
I'll be installing exhaust tips, foot pedals, and side window wind deflectors this weekend.
I think you're right! I was pretty embarrassed when the guy at the dent removal placed asked me what happened and I had to tell him I had no idea. Then, when I went to pick up the vehicle, he tells me he popped out a few more dents on the roof and I was just like WTH.I swear the roof just dents itself from being looked at. I have two strange indentations on the roof too that I swear wasn't there before but there could have been no way that something fell on it since the car just sits in my garage most of the time and there is nothing around it to fall on it.
Hi all! This seems to be a pretty common thread topic on some of the other boards I visit. I did a search and couldn't find anything posted for the CX-9, so I figured I'd create one. Mods, if there is already a similar thread, please feel free to close this one!
Did you just carve out a few corners on the mountain roads or take the CX-9 for a road trip? Install a new cosmetic piece? DIY'd a cabin filter install? Swapped your winter wheels out for your summer set (or vice versa)? Show off your handiwork here with a pic or video! All discussion is welcome, but keep it civil please! Refrain from making comments against a person's character or taste. Hopefully this grows to become a great source of information and inspiration.
I'll start. I just got my CX-9 a week and a half ago and I'm excited to make it "mine" with a few minor cosmetic touches. A CF steering wheel garnish came in the mail a couple of days ago, and today I finally found a bit of time to apply it.
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Also got a smoking deal at REI on the box. Was trying to decide between the Thule and the Yakima. They were pretty comparable but the Yakima was $20 cheaper AND had an additional 15% off on top of that. Ended up saving about $100, score!
Thanks, I ended up getting the skybox 16, it's plenty big enough for my needs.My man!! Did you get the Skybox 16 or 18? After a couple of trips, just make sure to double check/retighten the roof rails. Mine started to squeak after a couple of trips with the box and I was getting so worried the box was going to fall off.
If you have any questions regarding the box, feel free to shoot me a PM. Of course there isn't much to it, but if you do.
..and oh, the inlaws can fit in there if need be....