Re: brand new 2010 mazda3 GX sport!
[quote author=Grazamataz link=topic=149277.msg3207676#msg3207676 date=1246505387]
sway bars will improve your handling tremendously...though i do recommend taking a few thousand kms to get used to the stock handling first.
also, you don't necessarily have to get springs that lower it too much, there are some that will only drop it .5" but still make a difference because of the stiffness.
it may be a little bit before a lot of aftermarket mods are available for the 2010 3s anyway since they were changed.
is your car a manual transmission? if so i'd also recommend a short-throw shifter, makes shifting so much more fun and less of a chore.
yes, mine is a manual. had to wait for it...mazda is sneaky, they fill the dealers with gt's frist, then the mid-level gs', then the final production run is the base gx. only 10 manual gx's came to canada on the last boat! would the short throw shifter be the one that is listed in the mazdaspeed catalog? i also notice some mazdaspeed stabilizer bars...would those be the ones?
i've been reading more on wheels and it souds like i might be better off to go a bit smaller and lighter...stick with 16's or 17's and go up in width to a 7" or 8" wheel. lots of fun stuff to research.
i'm having fun getting used to the stock handling. reminds me off my dad's eagle talon tsi that he had seriously blown...i used to bomb back roads with that thing till my cheeks hurt from smiling.