What have you done to your CX-5 today?

tibimakai

San Dimas CA
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USA
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2014 CX-5 Touring
I had issues with disc turning, from some shops.
After that, I started turning my own discs on the lathe, with a dial indicator.
But it's been a while, since I did that. I thought, that lately everybody just replaces the disc with pad together. I assumed that the discs these days, are thinner and they are not machinable, like in the past.
That is good news. Thanks
 

7eregrine

The man, the myth, the legend
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Land of Cleve
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2016.5 CX5
Now I don't feel quite as bad about backing into my friend's car in the Volvo with the rear sensor.
Beep beep beepbeep beepbbbbbeeeeeeeeeecrunch
..... s***
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
I had issues with disc turning, from some shops.
After that, I started turning my own discs on the lathe, with a dial indicator.
But it's been a while, since I did that. I thought, that lately everybody just replaces the disc with pad together. I assumed that the discs these days, are thinner and they are not machinable, like in the past.
That is good news. Thanks
From my experience you always need new brake rotors when the pads need to be replaced on most European vehicles like my VW's and BMW as the brake rotors seem to be softer than pads and the rotors wouldn't have enough minimum thickness usually stamped on the disc. But the brake rotors on most Japanese vehicles such as my Honda CR-V the brake rotors can be turned 3~4 times and they still meet the minimum thickness requirement.
 

abeln2672

Member
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2018 CX-5 Touring, Soul Red, Preferred Package
Ask not what you can do for your CX-5, but what your CX-5 can do for you! Like haul a 70" TV in the box without a problem...surprisingly to this owner!

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yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Ask not what you can do for your CX-5, but what your CX-5 can do for you! Like haul a 70" TV in the box without a problem...surprisingly to this owner!

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You got lucky! Last November I was trying to load a 55" Samsung TV into our CX-5 but couldn't. I'd to stand in the cold and windy Costco parking lot waiting for wife going back home to get our 1998 Honda CR-V which then loaded the TV flat with no problems.

BTW, these large-screen LCD/LED TV's are not supposed to lay flat like this way, but should be standing up during transportation. Of course none of the CUV's can load them correctly as there's no room for height.
 

ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
You got lucky! Last November I was trying to load a 55" Samsung TV into our CX-5 but couldn't. I'd to stand in the cold and windy Costco parking lot waiting for wife going back home to get our 1998 Honda CR-V which then loaded the TV flat with no problems.

BTW, these large-screen LCD/LED TV's are not supposed to lay flat like this way, but should be standing up during transportation. Of course none of the CUV's can load them correctly as there's no room for height.

This isn't making any sense in my head. If he can fit a 70" TV in, how can you not fit a 55" tv?

Anyway I think the longest thing I fit in was a 50" desk top and that fit in no problems with room to spare if I recall. Never claim to have layed it flat though ;)
 
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yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
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Plano, Texas, USA
Are you honestly going to tell me with the seats down you couldn't fit a 55" tv in? That doesn't make much sense in my head if he can get a 70" in no problem.

Or are you saying you couldn't get it in flat?
Yes. I've said it before, you have to lay these TV's flat to load it into a CUV. But remember mine is a 55" Samsung TV, not a Visio so the packaging is different. It also prompted me to measure the size of packaging carefully for those large-screen TV's before purchasing, and took our old CR-V again to load a Sony 65" LCD/LED TV from Fry's during the Thanksgiving holiday later.
 
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ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
Contributor
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Yes. I've said it before, you have to lay these TV's flat to load it into a CUV. But remember mine is a 55" Samsung TV, not a Visio so the packaging is different. It also prompted me to measure the size of packaging carefully for those large-screen TV's brefore purchasing, and took our old CR-V again to load a Sony 65" LCD/LED TV from Fry's during the Thanksgiving holiday later.

You don't have to have them flat. Can't you just angle it it? It looks like his 70" is over the wheel-well on the driver's side.

But packaging difference makes sense, I suppose. Still, big size difference between 55" and 70" TV. Can't believe he can fit his in, but you can't, yours. I don't know, I'm in the market for a 50-55" TV, so I'll report back how mine goes LOL
 
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'18 Mazda CX-5 Akera KG i-Activ AWD 2.5L In Sonic Silver
Dusted the dashboard, around the gear lever, doors, seats, tonneau cover and boot side walls. Then used tyre shine on the tyres.
 
The flat screens Ive seen stocked in the stores were laid flat. There is plenty of packing and foam to support the unit in the box.
 
I applied the first coat of touch up paint to the rock ding.

The windshield is hard to find according to the glass shop. It could be a couple of weeks before one comes in.
 

abeln2672

Member
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2018 CX-5 Touring, Soul Red, Preferred Package
You got lucky! Last November I was trying to load a 55" Samsung TV into our CX-5 but couldn't. I'd to stand in the cold and windy Costco parking lot waiting for wife going back home to get our 1998 Honda CR-V which then loaded the TV flat with no problems.

BTW, these large-screen LCD/LED TV's are not supposed to lay flat like this way, but should be standing up during transportation. Of course none of the CUV's can load them correctly as there's no room for height.

Wow, that must've been the biggest, bulkiest, and most secure packaging in the history of TV's! But I guarantee it was safe and secure at least :)

Loving my new TV! Still amazed I got it home in the CX-5, but I was really pleased. Got an awesome deal on it at Walmart on clearance, by the way -- $599. But you couldn't tell at all from the picture. Big step up from my 60" 1080p plasma, which I was able to sell for $350 on FB this weekend.
 
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2019 CX-5 GT 184 2.2 twin turbodiesel auto - Sonic Silver
Dusted the dashboard, around the gear lever, doors, seats, tonneau cover and boot side walls. Then used tyre shine on the tyres.

A superb way of dusting the dash, vents and switches is a blow gun and compressed air.
 
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'18 Mazda CX-5 Akera KG i-Activ AWD 2.5L In Sonic Silver
A superb way of dusting the dash, vents and switches is a blow gun and compressed air.

True but I use a microfibre duster that I have stored inside my CX-5 and use it when ever - stuck in traffic, parked somewhere or as I did above at home in the driveway :)