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post #1 of 8 Old 05-30-2016, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering the cx3

Random shower thought I had but if you drop/lower the cx3 does it become a Mazda 3? Has anyone done this?
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Well, the ground clearance is about the same so kinda already like a Mazda3 in that regard. The larger wheel openings make it appear higher.

Silman recently did a mild drop on Eibach springs.

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You'll get it stuck in the snow ;-).
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Wow! His blue Cx3 looks amazing! I would never mod my car but still wow.
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Wow! His blue Cx3 looks amazing! I would never mod my car but still wow.
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Thanks guys. Yes i went for a mild drop though there are a number of people mostly in Japan using Tein and Blitz coilovers, dropping the car right to the tyre. I went for a compromise due to my driveway, and having a young toddler whereby I needed a softer setup. I don't have any issues scraping speed bumps and no need to tackle driveways on a 45 degree entry, so overall I'm happy.

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I'd of thought lowering it kind of defeats the object as it's a cross over....
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I don't want to speak for the guy, but personally, I don't care what category the car fits in. I bought my CX-3 because I like it for what it is, not because it was the best CUV. Not everyone needs it to be a crossover.

You might say, "just buy a hatchback then."

Sure, could do that, but why should he have to if he likes the look and ride of the CX-3 and can live with lowered ride height? It doesn't ride all that high to begin with, compared to its competition. None of the hatches out now look like a CX-3 and fewer still have AWD as a drivetrain option, but there are a couple. Mazda 2 doesn't look quite as good, in my opinion, and isn't available in all markets. The line between the categories is pretty thin and flexible to begin with, if you ask me. The definitions are rather arbitrary and not at all firmly outlined.
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