What have you done to your CX-5 today?

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Phoenix
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2020 CX5 signature
Just finished the roof side rails. Seems to finish up the look and add sportines and SUV-ness.

I'll say this, I'd recommend OEM Mazda. The alignment was pretty tight and need to pull on them a little to get the holes to line up. That being said, I'd imagine the aftermarket one which are less than half the price might have worse fitment. I do have the aftermarket cross bars on order though.
 
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2014 & 2019 CX-5 Touring(s)
I'll say this, I'd recommend OEM Mazda. The alignment was pretty tight and need to pull on them a little to get the holes to line up. That being said, I'd imagine the aftermarket one which are less than half the price might have worse fitment. I do have the aftermarket cross bars on order though.
I've no doubt that the OEM ones are good, but as I replied to your other thread, the aftermarket ones (at least the ones I got) fit perfectly fine too, with no "pulling" required:

Now I will say, the difference is that the OEM ones (I believe) have a polished-metal finish, whereas mine are silver painted (like the OEM ones on my 2014 CX-5). But from 6 feet away, you couldn't tell. And for 1/3 or 1/4 the price, I don't mind! :)
 
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Chicago SW Burbs
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'20 CX-5 Signature
I really like my Curt class II I just installed for the same purpose. All you can see is the receiver. The rest of the hitch is hidden well behind the bumper.
It is really nice! I bought the Yakima Hold Up bike rack and I'm very impressed with that as well. Sure makes transporting the bikes a lot easier.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
Just finished the roof side rails. Seems to finish up the look and add sportines and SUV-ness.

I'll say this, I'd recommend OEM Mazda. The alignment was pretty tight and need to pull on them a little to get the holes to line up. That being said, I'd imagine the aftermarket one which are less than half the price might have worse fitment. I do have the aftermarket cross bars on order though.
I had my side rails done before I picked my CX-5 up for the same reason you mentioned. I like the way it says "SUV" and not "bloated sedan."
 

chrisfern23

2017 CX-5 Touring
Installed LED license plate lights today. Will get a picture when it’s dark out. Also going to order red caliper covers today as the reviews look positive. Will be ordering new wheels this weekend.
 

ColoradoDriver

Gen-1 Kodo Design
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Denver, CO
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2014 CX-5 Touring
Hadn't driven much the past 3 months and had completely forgotten about my snow tires being on. Saturday had an appointment at Discount Tire and they did my seasonal switchout back to my Altimax RT-43's.

Due to C-19, they all wore masks (as did I, I have one that is only slightly worse than an N95), and nobody entered the car. Instead, you drive the car into and out of the bay yourself. They also had me open and close the trunk where my tires were (all 4 fit comfortably in the rear without lowering the seats :) ), and I jsut read them my mileage. So they really only touched the wheels/tires. Aside from the fact that they took a while to get me back despite the appointment, it went smoothly.

Will look at grabbing a second set of wheels for the winters I think this upcoming winter to make this easier (and cheaper in the long run).
 

chiefmg

MOTM July 2015
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'81 RX-7 GS, '00 Miata SE, '16 Camaro (wife's), '15 CX-5 GT AWD
Been having two disparate clunking noises, got under there today to check what on I suspected. One was being caused by the driver's side rear sway end link lower nut being completely loose. Other was the passenger side rear sway bushing bracket lower nut being loose. Tightened both up and then double-nutted the bushing bracket nut as that has happened before.
 
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Michigan
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'15 CX-5 AWD Touri
Cleaned my engine bay and did a decontamination with Adam's iron remover, claybar, and simple green; finished it with Wizards polish and sealant on a DA, and 303 on the plastics:

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During which I noticed that the repainted rear bumper doesn't quite match 😡

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Something so satisfying about cleaning engine bays 😌

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Also installed splash guards and got quite a surprise when I removed the clips for the rocker:

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70k miles and the rest of it is in great shape, so you guys might wanna check this, as well. Can't imagine it's good to have all of that built up around the metal.

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These are a chinese special on Amazon (A-premium). They had some open box ones for $16 and they had really good reviews for other cars, so I thought I'd try them out. The install was fairly easy: they use the existing clips and screws and one extra screw and fastener. The fitment is pretty solid on the driver side as seen in the pictures, but I had some trouble on the passenger front. It may have been because when I removed the trim to get the dirt out, I didn't secure it back properly. I tried to remove the splash guard to have a look but the clip broke since it's now so tight with the splash guard, so I'm gonna have to get some new clips and have a look another time. The texture is smoother than the cx-5 trim but the color is near perfect. I'm really happy with how they look.

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2019 CX-5 Touring
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with PP
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During which I noticed that the repainted rear bumper doesn't quite match 😡


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It's not uncommon for the rear bumper not to match body color on white models. I noticed that when I was picking mine out at the dealer. It is more noticeable on overcast days.
 
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