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Alignment specs

Anyone know what the alignment specs are on the CX-3?

I'm more interested in knowing whether camber is adjustable on this car or is it basically fixed with very limited or no adjustment. Thanks.

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Most Japanese cars are multi adjustable. I will find you the specs.

Currently CX5 SportNav 2.2 diesel automatic and AWD.
Formerly CX3 SportNav 1.5 diesel automatic and AWD.

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Here you are. They even quote the setting depending on how much fuel is onboard.
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File Type: pdf suspension data.pdf (121.8 KB, 341 views)
File Type: pdf Front wheel alignment.pdf (104.4 KB, 492 views)
File Type: pdf Rear wheel alignment.pdf (69.3 KB, 393 views)
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Why do you want to change the camber, front and/or rear ...

Old Porsches and VWs yes, but why modern Mazda?
Just curious ...

P.S. I successfully used Anchorman's (British?) specs when my dealer claimed he couldn't get CX-3 alignment specs!

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Thanks for the PDF's Anchorman. I took a look at them but didn't see how you would adjust Caster and Camber on this car if it is adjustable at all. Is there another PDF that tells you how to do the adjustments?

mainemanx, getting more camber in the front wheels helps with cornering and reducing understeer. Running anywhere from -0.5' to -0.75' of -camber will not wear out the insides of your tires and gives a more stable car.

I run -1.25' camber on my Shelby after I added Caster/Camber plates to it to allow me a greater range of adjustment on that car. I have not noticed any severe wear on the insides of my tires running this setting. I wouldn't go more than -1' camber on this or any car that is daily driven (even though running that setting is still within specs).
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Hey all,
I have had my CX-3 for around 8 months now and already have about 22,000 km's on it.
Just noticed my tyres are starting to feather off around the outsides, before I took it for a wheel alignment today I was looking at the spec sheets attached (thanks Anchorman).
These guys said the front was near perfect but here is the problem, the rear is not adjustable!
the spec I seen you guys attach for a rear wheel alignment on a 2wd has a total toe in of 4.4 (0.173), my report said I have 3.8 on the left and 3.6 on the right meaning I have a total of 7.4 and I cant fix it???
tried to upload so you can see easy but not so computer savvy on this surface pro, maybe you can see the link below?
Has anyone else had this problem with alignments?
the agent told me I'd basically have to rotate tyres every 5,000 km's to make the best of it or, speak to the Mazda dealer and see what they say.
increased rotation is just a band aid, not a solution.

love the car but I don't want this to be acceptable!
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Tony, I can't help ... but for starters:

– You have an AWD or FWD?

– "AusTony" ... You're in Australia, Austria, or Austin, Texas?


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Which tyres are feathering? The fronts or the rears. If the rears are OK, then stop worrying - the fronts tend to lose the edges on modern cars. I would monitor it, make sure the pressure are not too high and come back to it as necessary. If its the rears then yes, a bit harder to deal with. Again, I would monitor it but if concerned, it should really go back to any dealer. Only if that fails, I would intervene and as they are not adjustable as such, maybe you could put equal shims between the hub and the axle beams and try it little by little. This from an AWD but you’ll get the picture.
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Our Anchorman! He no longer owns a CX-3 ... yet his heart is still with us!

Long Live The Anchorman!
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Tony, I can't help ... but for starters:

– You have an AWD or FWD?

– "AusTony" ... You're in Australia, Austria, or Austin, Texas?

Since AusTony spells "tires" as "tyres" most likely he's in Aussieland.

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