What have you done to your CX-5 today?

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2020 CX-5 GT Resrv
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Installed new CS intercooler and piping kit. Still working out a boost leak on the cold side, but I’ll figure it out
 
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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
If it had been a $40-$50 part, I probably would have done that. But for $6 it wasn't worth my time to bother doing anything to the old part. That's less than the cost of a can of good spray paint.
Eh. Took 3 minutes, and I already had the can of paint in my garage.
 

CO CX5

2020 CX-5 Reserve
Installed High Flying hood struts ($29 on Amazon). Went to the car wash and made the CX-5 nice and perty again.
 
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‘21 CX-5 Sig
Canadian spec all weather Mazda floor mats, as many have suggested. They’re great— probably wouldn’t have known they even existed if not for this forum.

I thought they were kinda slick at first with my shoes sliding around, but I guess that was just initially. Highly recommend. I just wish I had ordered mine sooner before all the snow this year.
 
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Canadian spec all weather Mazda floor mats, as many have suggested. They’re great— probably wouldn’t have known they even existed if not for this forum.

I thought they were kinda slick at first with my shoes sliding around, but I guess that was just initially. Highly recommend. I just wish I had ordered mine sooner before all the snow this year.
where did you source them? Are you in the US?

*edit* nevermind I see they're not molded with upturned sides. Doesn't seem like they would be all that useful.
 
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2014 CX-5 Touring
I live in Maryland and I bought them here:

https://mazdashop.ca/products/premium-floor-liners-1st-row-mazda-cx-5-2017-2018-2019-2020-2021

The link says “1st row” but I bought the full set. Pricey compared to all weather mats I’ve purchased in the past, but they seem worth it so far.

Transit time was 16 days including weekends.
Yeah I google searched "canadian all weather mats" and that site came up. So the "All Weather Floor Mats" are just flat rubber mats. The "Premium Floor Liners" are the ones molded to the floor pan, and definitely look better than the POS WeatherTech liners I currently have.
 
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‘21 CX-5 Sig
where did you source them? Are you in the US?
Yeah I google searched "canadian all weather mats" and that site came up. So the "All Weather Floor Mats" are just flat rubber mats. The "Premium Floor Liners" are the ones molded to the floor pan, and definitely look better than the POS WeatherTech liners I currently have.
I checked out some weathertechs in another car and they looked ok. The thing that I didn’t like was that my shoes didn’t grip to them, or rather, they felt slightly (slightly) slick.

The Canadian ones felt the same for a day or so but they’re good now. Felt like a very thin wax coating(?). Idk, no complaints now.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
where did you source them? Are you in the US?

CX-5 Accessory must haves?

Floorliners for 2021 CX-5 GT

Yeah, it's Scarborough Mazda in Canada https://mazdashop.ca/collections/20...loor-liners-1st-row-mazda-cx-5-2017-2018-2019 . You can get them on Amazon and ebay as well, but they are actually a little cheaper ordering direct from the Scarborough dealership, right now $141 for front and $99 for rear vs $150 and $110 on Amazon/Ebay. All 3 have free shipping.
 
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Virginia
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2021 CX-5 White
No pix, but I finally washed her. The day was near 70! I realize i have to clay bar and wax or something. What is the solution these days. Nu Finish or something like that I do not want to do ceramic sealer, my son did that and I am not impressed after 8 months.

I am sorry, but I am done with Zaino...takes a painfully long time... after doing all the treatments in 2007-2010 time frame, I figured out part of the allure is spending the whole day every three months or so doing Zaino...you psychologically feel good about the results, whether it turns out well or not....at least I did.
 
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2018 CX-5 Sport
In the early 2000ths Zaino was the best. There were two treatments, Z1 pre-cleaner and Z2 polish. Now I think they have a whole bunch of treatments. The car would look super slick and it would shed water a very long time.
 
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2018 CX-5 Sport
Looking at the Zaino site, step 7 pretty much kills it. "After removal of Zaino Z-2 or Z-5. You should wait 24 hours if the outside temperature is under 70 degrees and 6 hours if over 70 degrees, before applying the next coat of Z-5 or Z-2." Who wants to wait 7 hours to wax their car? Their two step process was perfect, why do they have a zillion products to put on the car now.
 
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2020 CX-5 GT Resrv
@TimPro

What is the update on the Corksport Intercooler? Looks like it uses every bit of extra space behind the bumper!
Intercooler fits just fine. The piping kit however I’m having trouble with. I’ve reached out to CS and am working with them to try and figure out if I’m doing something wrong
 

sm1ke

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Canada
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'18 CX-9 Signature
No pix, but I finally washed her. The day was near 70! I realize i have to clay bar and wax or something. What is the solution these days. Nu Finish or something like that I do not want to do ceramic sealer, my son did that and I am not impressed after 8 months.

Given that you have experience with Zaino and based on what I've read about them, I'm hesitant to recommend something as simple as a spray-on ceramic/wax product. That said, HS Ceramic Spray or Meguair's Ultimate Quik Wax would be my suggestion for anyone who wants protection but doesn't want to spend hours on multi-step solutions. A spray on product that it reapplied every 2-3 months is about as easy as it gets right now. As far as an actual wax/sealant product, I think NuFinish is one of the most durable sealants, and Collinite 845 is still one of the most durable waxes.

Personally, in the springtime I do an all-in-one polish/wax with Blackfire One Step, then maintain it with an application of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer cut with P&S Beadmaker once every month or two. Once winter hits, I just rinse the car or take it to a touchless wash when it gets too dirty.

I started a Car Care thread a while ago, feel free to post there if you'd like.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Intercooler fits just fine. The piping kit however I’m having trouble with. I’ve reached out to CS and am working with them to try and figure out if I’m doing something wrong
For some reason I always thought there’s an intercooler from factory on SkyActiv-G 2.5T? :unsure:
 
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2019 CX-5 Signature
Yeah I google searched "canadian all weather mats" and that site came up. So the "All Weather Floor Mats" are just flat rubber mats. The "Premium Floor Liners" are the ones molded to the floor pan, and definitely look better than the POS WeatherTech liners I currently have.
You can also buy the “generic” (still cx-5 specific!) mats on Amazon as well:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTT16M/?tag=m20b7-20

The Mazda Canada OEM mats and 3D MAXpider mats are identical, made by same manufacturer. The only difference is the “Mazda” vs “3D” logo.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
⋯ The Mazda Canada OEM mats and 3D MAXpider mats are identical, made by same manufacturer. The only difference is the “Mazda” vs “3D” logo.
No, there’re not “identical”. Both may come from the same manufacture, but the design pattern and even the material (if you look at them close-up) look different.
 

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