What have you done to your CX-5 today?

Chris_Top_Her

Banned
Moderator
Contributor
:
San Antonio, Texas
:
'15 CX-5 Miata AWD
Ordered a 27k axle from ebay for about 65 usd. I didn't want to replace the boot and grease due to exposure and it was vibrating, so it would need replaced eventually. Also a boot kit was 20-30usd. Came from the NE so its has surface rust which i have treated and and adding flat black paint (i live in TX so its not really an issue, but seems best practice to address rust regardless).
 

Attachments

  • 20210529_153635.jpg
    20210529_153635.jpg
    127 KB · Views: 42
  • 20210529_170859.jpg
    20210529_170859.jpg
    146.2 KB · Views: 39

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
:
Plano, Texas, USA
Ordered a 27k axle from ebay for about 65 usd. I didn't want to replace the boot and grease due to exposure and it was vibrating, so it would need replaced eventually. Also a boot kit was 20-30usd. Came from the NE so its has surface rust which i have treated and and adding flat black paint (i live in TX so its not really an issue, but seems best practice to address rust regardless).
So both of your outer CV boots ripped? With how many miles? I thought Japanese rubber boots should be more reliable, as my 1998 Honda CR-V with 185K miles is still having original outer CV boots. I had to replace CV boots on my VW’s once for every 45~55K miles with boot kit as they wouldn’t last long. Yeah if the axles are starting to vibrate, I’d do the same getting used OEM and low-mile axles to replace.
 

Chris_Top_Her

Banned
Moderator
Contributor
:
San Antonio, Texas
:
'15 CX-5 Miata AWD
So both of your outer CV boots ripped? With how many miles? I thought Japanese rubber boots should be more reliable, as my 1998 Honda CR-V with 185K miles is still having original outer CV boots. I had to replace CV boots on my VW’s once for every 45~55K miles with boot kit as they wouldn’t last long. Yeah if the axles are starting to vibrate, I’d do the same getting used OEM and low-mile axles to replace.
No i taped it off to cover the rubber and splines from cleaner/paint
 

fpiforum

CX-5 Homura '21, 2.0 AT AWD
Door Plate Carbon Fiber Anti Scratch Stickers
 

Attachments

  • IMG_20210530_130313_1.jpg
    IMG_20210530_130313_1.jpg
    72.8 KB · Views: 62
  • IMG_20210530_130308.jpg
    IMG_20210530_130308.jpg
    84.6 KB · Views: 62
  • IMG_20210530_130252.jpg
    IMG_20210530_130252.jpg
    74.5 KB · Views: 61
  • IMG_20210530_130245.jpg
    IMG_20210530_130245.jpg
    80.6 KB · Views: 65

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
:
Plano, Texas, USA
Just arrived Homura version for Europe.
@fpiforum Euro CX-5 ⋯ 👍

Always like to have the headlight washer and the headlights (ALH?) without the ugly amber front side marker in the headlight unit:

E6348BF2-E6DE-425D-8A02-B01CB68D249B.jpeg


And the rear fog light:

C1DF19CC-6297-407B-9CD4-D376B03ACED4.jpeg


But where is the factory CD / DVD player we had seen before in Euro CX-5?

99F22594-5108-4B46-A7F7-0885A3FE8B31.jpeg


Mind to tell us which country you’re in? Congrats!
 

fpiforum

CX-5 Homura '21, 2.0 AT AWD
@fpiforum Euro CX-5 ⋯ 👍

Always like to have the headlight washer and the headlights (ALH?) without the ugly amber front side marker in the headlight unit:

View attachment 299185

And the rear fog light:

View attachment 299186

But where is the factory CD / DVD player we had seen before in Euro CX-5?

View attachment 299187

Mind to tell us which country you’re in? Congrats!
It has ALH and rear fog light but no cd and headlight washer. This version is for all Europe countries.

One really bad thing is that they remove or software unplug wifi module for Europe for 10.25 screen.
 
That's my next step. I have a UMIK-1 that interfaces with REW. I just need to learn to use the damned thing!

A lot of it's the software. But I tuned in stages for my house curve. Did the front woofers as a pair. Then the center channel. Then the rear doors, and the rear mid ranges near the cargo. I have yet to EQ the subwoofer. But you know.... This is a suuuuuuuuuper timely process. Many of the folks on DIY Mobile Audio spends weeks, months, etc. to get perfect their own curve. Look up the JBL curve! That's where I started. A lil heavier on the bass side, but if you can get your 250 hz to 1k hz flat, that's a great starting point! At 3k, I'm targeting -3db and at 5k back to flat. So far I like it. I prefer more pronounced vocal ranges though. Center channel is at +2db and it provides really good staging so far. I am using centerpoint though, as the treble ranges seem clearer than without.

This is like a lil date with my car every morning and lunch. xD Wasting a lot of gas idling.
 
:
South Carolina
:
12 MZ5 13 CX-5
A lot of it's the software. But I tuned in stages for my house curve. Did the front woofers as a pair. Then the center channel. Then the rear doors, and the rear mid ranges near the cargo. I have yet to EQ the subwoofer. But you know.... This is a suuuuuuuuuper timely process. Many of the folks on DIY Mobile Audio spends weeks, months, etc. to get perfect their own curve. Look up the JBL curve! That's where I started. A lil heavier on the bass side, but if you can get your 250 hz to 1k hz flat, that's a great starting point! At 3k, I'm targeting -3db and at 5k back to flat. So far I like it. I prefer more pronounced vocal ranges though. Center channel is at +2db and it provides really good staging so far. I am using centerpoint though, as the treble ranges seem clearer than without.

This is like a lil date with my car every morning and lunch. xD Wasting a lot of gas idling.
So you use the JBL curve. I've been reading that that one and the Crutchfield curve are pretty much "the standards" that most people do like.
 
So you use the JBL curve. I've been reading that that one and the Crutchfield curve are pretty much "the standards" that most people do like.
Sort of... It's my reference point. I personally do not like it, although I can see why many do. You get the pronounced bass and midbass response, which many people prefer. I stay flat from 250 hz to the vocal ranges. Really 250hz to 1k roughly. Then from 1k - 3k, I gradually drop down 3db total, and then back up gradually to 5k at flat. From there, I go down a total of -5db from 5k-20k. I find that flat response from 1-5k hz makes things a little too tinny for me.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
Contributor
:
Plano, Texas, USA
Hm I'm not sure for headlight washer, I didn't drive at rain yet, I will check thanks.. :)
You don’t have to wait until it rains. Just trigger the windshield washer and the headlight washers should also pop out and spray headlights simultaneously.
 
:
CX5 GT
And the lights on :) Headlight washers are on my to do list...Someday. In the EU it's mandatory for led and hid. In the US nobody seems to care much and Mazda skipped it to save some $.
 
:
2019 CX-5 Signature
So… Starting backing into a spot at Walgreens. Young girl in car next to me, backs out and slams into my car. Luckily she admitted fault to local police.

Should be a blast having this fix. Ugh. Hate other drivers at times.

E58AD53C-8E51-48AF-9E9B-A27F852C5D72.jpeg