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[quote author=PartPlaza link=topic=126589.msg2785580#msg2785580 date=1228413011]
did you get them?
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Yes, and I sent the requisite information in a PM to you weeks ago.
 

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[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=126589.msg2789255#msg2789255 date=1228539131]
Did my order ship yet?
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yes we shipped them
did you get an e-mail with coupon and tracking number?
 

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Did my order ship yet?
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yes we shipped them
did you get an e-mail with coupon and tracking number?
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Just got the fedex tracking number today.
 

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Word of advice for people on the install. If you follow the previous members advice and use stock hardware, when re-installing the fender bolt DO NOT torque it down tight. I got it so it was not loose and then tightened it some more and the bolt has snapped in half. I now need to either drill it out or leave it and not install the dampers. The problem seemed to be aided by the fact that the plate that gets bolts on is not bolted onto a flat surface but instead sits on a small lip.

This is by no fault of the item being sold. Just me being ambitious and going to tight. Use loctite instead...
 

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[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=126589.msg2811698#msg2811698 date=1229531837]
Word of advice for people on the install. If you follow the previous members advice and use stock hardware, when re-installing the fender bolt DO NOT torque it down tight. I got it so it was not loose and then tightened it some more and the bolt has snapped in half. I now need to either drill it out or leave it and not install the dampers. The problem seemed to be aided by the fact that the plate that gets bolts on is not bolted onto a flat surface but instead sits on a small lip.

This is by no fault of the item being sold. Just me being ambitious and going to tight. Use loctite instead...
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I have exactly the same happen on passenger side.

But I have another issue here..
before that happen, I was trying to install driver side first, but the Left side adapter(one that goes onto fender) wasn't sit right in driver side, it only can be set as opposite way. so I used Right side(passenger side) adapter for Left side. You can see why.

Picture link :
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/eRVZFkzkg8ZBwb6y7eodnA?authkey=jh7SwiJZpQc&feat=directlink

That adapter is "R" adapter at Left fender. I cannot use "L" adapter.

What do I have to do??
 

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[quote author=MAZINGA3 link=topic=126589.msg2815038#msg2815038 date=1229650418]
[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=126589.msg2811698#msg2811698 date=1229531837]
Word of advice for people on the install. If you follow the previous members advice and use stock hardware, when re-installing the fender bolt DO NOT torque it down tight. I got it so it was not loose and then tightened it some more and the bolt has snapped in half. I now need to either drill it out or leave it and not install the dampers. The problem seemed to be aided by the fact that the plate that gets bolts on is not bolted onto a flat surface but instead sits on a small lip.

This is by no fault of the item being sold. Just me being ambitious and going to tight. Use loctite instead...
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I have exactly the same happen on passenger side.

But I have another issue here..
before that happen, I was trying to install driver side first, but the Left side adapter(one that goes onto fender) wasn't sit right in driver side, it only can be set as opposite way. so I used Right side(passenger side) adapter for Left side. You can see why.

Picture link :
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/eRVZFkzkg8ZBwb6y7eodnA?authkey=jh7SwiJZpQc&feat=directlink

That adapter is "R" adapter at Left fender. I cannot use "L" adapter.

What do I have to do??



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Exact same issue as well. I assumed I just have the R & L mixed up. Is that meant to be from drivers perspective or from looking at car?

As for the broken bolt I went and bought some higher grade bolts as well as some washers to raise the bracket so it sits flat on the fender.
 

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[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=126589.msg2815052#msg2815052 date=1229650710]
[quote author=MAZINGA3 link=topic=126589.msg2815038#msg2815038 date=1229650418]
[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=126589.msg2811698#msg2811698 date=1229531837]
Word of advice for people on the install. If you follow the previous members advice and use stock hardware, when re-installing the fender bolt DO NOT torque it down tight. I got it so it was not loose and then tightened it some more and the bolt has snapped in half. I now need to either drill it out or leave it and not install the dampers. The problem seemed to be aided by the fact that the plate that gets bolts on is not bolted onto a flat surface but instead sits on a small lip.

This is by no fault of the item being sold. Just me being ambitious and going to tight. Use loctite instead...
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I have exactly the same happen on passenger side.

But I have another issue here..
before that happen, I was trying to install driver side first, but the Left side adapter(one that goes onto fender) wasn't sit right in driver side, it only can be set as opposite way. so I used Right side(passenger side) adapter for Left side. You can see why.

Picture link :
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/eRVZFkzkg8ZBwb6y7eodnA?authkey=jh7SwiJZpQc&feat=directlink

That adapter is "R" adapter at Left fender. I cannot use "L" adapter.

What do I have to do??



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Exact same issue as well. I assumed I just have the R & L mixed up. Is that meant to be from drivers perspective or from looking at car?

As for the broken bolt I went and bought some higher grade bolts as well as some washers to raise the bracket so it sits flat on the fender.
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From looking at car.
It looks like that I'm playing with puzzle.
 

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[quote author=enki link=topic=126589.msg2817077#msg2817077 date=1229736722]
Looks like you guys are putting it on wrong.

Compare to my install which went flawless:
http://sites.google.com/site/enkims3/hood-strut-install

The bracket labeled R is for the passenger side, which would be for the right side of the car.
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Your site is what I have been using. I will look at it again tomorrow when I retry the install. Still need to drill out the bolt :(
 

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[quote author=MattJackson86 link=topic=126589.msg2817181#msg2817181 date=1229739298]
[quote author=enki link=topic=126589.msg2817077#msg2817077 date=1229736722]
Looks like you guys are putting it on wrong.

Compare to my install which went flawless:
http://sites.google.com/site/enkims3/hood-strut-install

The bracket labeled R is for the passenger side, which would be for the right side of the car.
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Your site is what I have been using. I will look at it again tomorrow when I retry the install. Still need to drill out the bolt :(
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That site was what I used also.
But I thought your MS3 fender is a bit different than MZ3 HB.
Check this link below:
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/VhUpC_WTJMP3cfGw9dUaIA?authkey=jh7SwiJZpQc&feat=directlink

As you see, it never fit "L" adapter on "L" fender.
 

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I had the same issue on my 06 hatch. But i just went ahead and did the install anyway with the strange R and L brackets. It looks a little strange but works perfectly. I also tried switching the brackets and it worked just fine, however the hood did not open nearly as much. But if you like it better go for the flop install and there should be no issues except for the hood not opening as much. Hope this helps. Also thanks to enki for the install how to!
 

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[quote author=stealth link=topic=126589.msg2818576#msg2818576 date=1229824554]
I had the same issue on my 06 hatch. But i just went ahead and did the install anyway with the strange R and L brackets. It looks a little strange but works perfectly. I also tried switching the brackets and it worked just fine, however the hood did not open nearly as much. But if you like it better go for the flop install and there should be no issues except for the hood not opening as much. Hope this helps. Also thanks to enki for the install how to!
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any pictures to share?
 

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I hope this picture link works,
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/MXtXLXNacprfQJCeDs79CQ?authkey=jh7SwiJZpQc&feat=directlink

As I said before, I couldn't place "L" adapter on Left fender, or I have to use "R" adapter as opposite way to put it fits.
but then it makes about 2 inch shorter than normal. that's why the hood wasn't open all the way up.

I have to use "L" adapter on Left side fender. and that's what it have to be.

I did ground the edge little bit to fit that small thing in.
It was easy and came out better result than that I was using the opposite part.

I also found bigger bolt to put into fender, that fixed for broken bolt.

Now it's fine for mine.
 

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My install I too finally got it installed tonight. It was a major PITA. The broken bolt could not be removed so we had to drill a fresh hole and use that. The brackets do fit and must go on the labeled side. They look odd, and do rub a bit, but upon playing with the fitment they work. Overall the install was way worse than expected due to the hardware provided. The hardware is very generic and not at all designed for the mazda3. The bolt holes are way to big for the stock hardware so washers we needed to make it fit better. I had issues with the hardware rotating under the force of the hood closing/opening. Again, some washers on the hood bracket made this a little better. The end result looks great and open the hood well. I just wish that the the hardware was made more specific for the mazda3, or at very least bolts and washers were provided to aid the install. Instructions need to be provided by partsplaza and if it were not for the instruction provided by another member I would have had nothing to compare my install against. I ended up missing one of the socket connector locks. I PM'ed partsplaza to hopefully get another sent to me.

Overall am I happy with the end result? Mostly. I just hate knowing what we had to go through to get there. The dampers do work as expected so that is good.

Would I recommend this kit to someone else? Probably not. Not unless partsplaza make some much better instructions and they are included with the parts. Much more attention needs to be put on the "L" and "R" placement. Better bolts and washers would be great. A mention that the stock bolts should not be made tight as they snap real easy. If all this was mentioned then it would be a great install and very quick.
 

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[quote author=enki link=topic=126589.msg2730199#msg2730199 date=1226095067]
Just ordered a set for my Speed 3.

Heres to hoping for awesome! Of course, pics will follow.
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pictures?
 

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[quote author=PartPlaza link=topic=126589.msg2860647#msg2860647 date=1231828217]
pictures?
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Again, I already sent them to you in a PM.
 

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[quote author=PartPlaza link=topic=126589.msg2860647#msg2860647 date=1231828217]
pictures?
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Again, I already sent them to you in a PM.
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Ooops! Sorry, thank you very much!
 

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hey partplaza. just sent you an e-mail regarding previously purchased merchandise. Please respond. Thank you.
 

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[quote author=rmgedon69 link=topic=126589.msg2868987#msg2868987 date=1232128305]
hey partplaza. just sent you an e-mail regarding previously purchased merchandise. Please respond. Thank you.
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what is your e-mail address and what was the question?
 
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