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Just finished installing the VT-Racing supercharger on my CX-3 (the new 2.0 model they now make.) Was a bit of a challenge to do myself and it's also designed for the Mazda 3, so took me a few days but it's running well now (just waiting for my tune to arrive from DR Tuned.)

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Since it's for the Mazda 3 I had to make some adjustments, like the intercooler mounts not quite lining up, and I'll be having my friend make some brackets for the coolant reservoir. Added a catch can as well but need to install the oil cooler soon
 

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Wow…looks amazing. May I ask how much did the modification cost?
It was about $3500usd with shipping, I got it in a group buy deal so not sure what retail cost is at the moment.

Still waiting on my tune but hopefully will be back with some good news shortly!
 

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If I can find even a shred of reliability in this I'll probably end up with one on mine :cool:

Question though: it appears to be a roots style supercharger....how is there an intercooler when it blows directly into the manifold?
 

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If I can find even a shred of reliability in this I'll probably end up with one on mine :cool:

Question though: it appears to be a roots style supercharger....how is there an intercooler when it blows directly into the manifold?
It's actually water/antifreeze-cooled, pretty interesting setup (comes with an additional waterpump):
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Currently my car is in the shop for probably a bad low-pressure fuel pump (hopefully). Either it was going bad and the supercharger exasperated it, or couldn't keep up. But I'll update once I get it back on the issue.
There's been some really great success stories:
And you can join us all talking about it over on the Skyactive-G Super/Turbo facebook group if you want more info: Skyactiv-G Super/Turbo Community | Facebook

I didn't realize at first but seems mine is the first CX-3 with this kit installed in the states so I'm sort of the guinea pig lol 😶
 

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Hmmm... I'm not the technician working on it, but I believe your car got towed into my dealership today. Very curious about it. How much boost are you running? How long has it been tuned? It's got spark, it's got fuel, but no start. What happened when it stopped running?
 

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Keeping an eye on this for now since I’d like to supercharge mine at some point too. Godspeed
Thanks Blaze. Car is still in the shop, seems they are having difficulty finding the culprit of why my ECM isn't communicating with the powertrain. If I don't hear back in a few weeks I'll probably take it home and work on it myself again. Maybe take it back to stock and then add from there. Determined to make it work, however. Probably some random grounding issue. (I also bought the car used a few months before I installed so not sure if it had a previous history of this issue or not)

I'll keep you updated
 

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Thanks Blaze. Car is still in the shop, seems they are having difficulty finding the culprit of why my ECM isn't communicating with the powertrain. If I don't hear back in a few weeks I'll probably take it home and work on it myself again. Maybe take it back to stock and then add from there. Determined to make it work, however. Probably some random grounding issue. (I also bought the car used a few months before I installed so not sure if it had a previous history of this issue or not)

I'll keep you updated
Taking it back to stock should hopefully confirm if it was an issue with SC or with the car itself.

About the kit, have they started making one for the CX-3 or do we still have to adapt ones made for the 3(or other models)
 

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Taking it back to stock should hopefully confirm if it was an issue with SC or with the car itself.

About the kit, have they started making one for the CX-3 or do we still have to adapt ones made for the 3(or other models)
I think we still need to adapt the one for the 3, I think aftermarket mod demand for the CX-3 is just not where it is for the 3/6's

The SC itself fit perfectly, was more just adjustment for the brackets for the intercooler/coolant reservoir. Some people with Mazda 3's (depending on model) had to shave down the metal bracket on their alternator to get the SC to fit, so I think we are lucky in this regard at least
 

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I think we still need to adapt the one for the 3, I think aftermarket mod demand for the CX-3 is just not where it is for the 3/6's

The SC itself fit perfectly, was more just adjustment for the brackets for the intercooler/coolant reservoir. Some people with Mazda 3's (depending on model) had to shave down the metal bracket on their alternator to get the SC to fit, so I think we are lucky in this regard at least
the shaving one was on Gen 4/BP iirc

I honestly thought VT racing accepts "custom" order that's tailor made for each car, looks like it wasn't the case I guess
 
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