What have you done to your CX-5 today?

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'18 CX-9 Signature
Where does the front license plate go? I’ll try my every way to avoid the plate installed in the middle of “front bumper”, otherwise it’d be a disaster

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2019 CX5 2.5T Signature

Corksport Decal @CorkSport
Cravenspeed Platypus front license plate mount - Offset Drivers Mount (DLT-AA900)
 

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2014 CX-5 Touring
The other day I unplugged the VVT oil control valve in the head gasket to clean off the leaking oil. Still need to replace that OCV. But then I forgot to plug it back in, and the wife had a CEL the next day. Oops. Plugged it back in when she got home, cleared the codes and all is good now.
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 GT Reserve
I really like the way this “Black Rear Bumper Protector Guard Sill Plate Cover For Mazda CX-5” looks and fits in my 2020 GTR.
Since you have a GTR, I assume this does not interfere with the power liftgate as some other rear sill plates do?
 
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‘21 CX-5 Sig
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Blendmount RD mirror mount. Referenced this thread for tapping into mirror power:


Also added an oem rubber trunk mat. Didn’t mind that it does not match my Canadian oem mats. Did they really need to take such a sizeable area for the stamped-in warning label?

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Quite eager to place an order for the yet to be released CS exhaust. That and tint are up next.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
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Blendmount RD mirror mount. Referenced this thread for tapping into mirror power:


Also added an oem rubber trunk mat. Didn’t mind that it does not match my Canadian oem mats. Did they really need to take such a sizeable area for the stamped-in warning label?

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Quite eager to place an order for the yet to be released CS exhaust. That and tint are up next.
What detector are you using, and does your car cause it to false all the time?

I got a knockoff, universal mount, looks like that from a few feet away. Had to drill one hole in the detector bracket a little larger. $10

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073QR5TZ8/?tag=m20b7-20
 
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‘21 CX-5 Sig
What detector are you using, and does your car cause it to false all the time?

I got a knockoff, universal mount, looks like that from a few feet away. Had to drill one hole in the detector bracket a little larger. $10

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073QR5TZ8/?tag=m20b7-20
It’s a Uniden R3. I have been without a radar detector since 2016 when I gave up on my Escort 9500ix due to false alarms from other cars.

So far, the Uniden has been great and WAY better with falsing. The range and quality are comparable to what I remember of escorts, but for less than half the price. Never a problem with my CX5, but one of worst bsm offenders out there are other KF’s. It’s not frequent at all IMO. Mostly city driving. The only setting I’ve messed with is “city” mode and the display. I am yet to update the Uniden— should I?

I looked at some cheaper mounts in the $40-60 range (I think) but they had excess screw threading poking out and such. The blendmount was a gamble at $100 but it seems nice/clean install.
 
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2018 AWD GT Premium Red/Black
It’s a Uniden R3. I have been without a radar detector since 2016 when I gave up on my Escort 9500ix due to false alarms from other cars.

So far, the Uniden has been great and WAY better with falsing. The range and quality are comparable to what I remember of escorts, but for less than half the price. Never a problem with my CX5, but one of worst bsm offenders out there are other KF’s. It’s not frequent at all IMO. Mostly city driving. The only setting I’ve messed with is “city” mode and the display. I am yet to update the Uniden— should I?

I looked at some cheaper mounts in the $40-60 range (I think) but they had excess screw threading poking out and such. The blendmount was a gamble at $100 but it seems nice/clean install.
I was surprised how clean mine came out. I'll take a picture if I remember. I also found a cord to tap into the mirror that fits perfectly, advertised for a different brand.

I have a Radenso Pro M, supposed to be great, but I've disabled K band because of the falsing from my car, mostly when I start out in the morning.
 
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So anyone pick up the Carbon Edition yet? I'm looking forward to pics.
(Tempted to trade in or sell my 2015 CX-5 for one. From this forum it sounds like Carvana might be a good option).