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About Brainstorm

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    3m normal and crystalline solar film

    If your car don't already come with tinted glass and is relatively clear, can try CR70 for front and CR40 for rear. Usually can clear inspection as CR70 allows ~70% of light, so after installing will be just slightly below 70%. The total solar rejection I think is about 20% more compared to CR90. But install at own risk hor. From LTA website: "... Thus, tinted glass or films are allowed provided it allows at least 70% of light to pass through the front windscreen and side windows, and 25% through the rear windscreen and passenger windows."
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    2014 Mazda 3

    Wow.. 2.5 years old 2.0L M3 now trade in at $56k?? How much did you pay for it and your COE value?
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    Solar Film - 3M, CoolnLite, Zen Tint, Vkool

    Ha ha, its 97-99% IRR (infra-red rejection), not visible light, they are different wave length pal.
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    2014 Mazda 3

    Some former asking for the link to solve the clicking sound for the older variant of Mz3. Here is it.
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    2015 Mazda 2

    For Mz3, the chassis number is not at wind screen (blank like Mz2), its located at the driver seat floor cover by a plastic cover. Maybe Mz2 also the same.
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    2014 Mazda 3

    Is it part of the free servicing or for those warranty over and not servicing with TEK also can drive in to update? Thanks.
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    2014 Mazda 3

    Yes, I think the earlier Mz3 owner were given 3yrs. Thereafter they reduced to 1yr.
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    2014 Mazda 3

    The Mazda connect GPS map update for Dec 2017 is out. For those who have bought their Mz3 in Dec 2014, quickly update before the 3 years free period. Just updated mine for the last time... :-)
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    2014 Mazda 3

    The radio interference is not just Mazda.. See above on my comment in Aug 17, Toyota Altis software radio also quite bad.
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    2014 Mazda 3

    Yes, a small removal tray.
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    2014 Mazda 3

    $165 for Q85 battery is good pricing. Can share what is the brand of the Q85 battery? Thks
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    2014 Mazda 3

    What are the freebies you guys getting recently? Solar film and car cam only?
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    2014 Mazda 3

    In some area of SG, Power 98 and Kiss 92 reception is weak.. Thought its Mz3, but after driving Altis also the same issue... Maybe it is due to the new generation entertainment unit in car not as good in radio reception as compared to the last time Panasonic/Sony/etc car radio..
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    2014 Mazda 3

    Recently got ram from the rear and was driving a Toyota Altis as replacement car. Noticed that the software radio reception on Altis also very lousy like Mz3 radio.. Never had this problem previously on my old Hyundai ride with Panasonic hardware head unit radio.