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Mazda CX-7 Accessories

larrykeithlarrykeith Posts: 3
edited May 6 in Mazda
Does anyone know if the new 2008 accessories will work or fit on the 2007 model? I am interested in the following new accessories.

Areo Package
Under Guard Package (front & rear)
Stainless Scuff Plates

Thanks.
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  • carlitos92carlitos92 Posts: 458
    General dealer-installed or aftermarket accessory topic.

    First lesson learned: Shop around before committing to the $40 Mazda windshield sunscreen. It is custom-made and extra-tall for the CX-7's windshield, but it is not stiff at all and does not support itself well - meaning, it sags and droops, and will eventually fall out.

    I junkily added some cardboard supports to mine to help it, but it looks cobbled-up, and I wouldn't wish that on anybody! :)

    -c92
  • carlitos92carlitos92 Posts: 458
    Lesson Learned #2:
    Bought a set of splash guards from my Mazda dealer (rear only; that seemed to be where they were woefully needed.)

    Installation is a cinch, as I thought it would be - HOWEVER, you do have to remove two fenderwell trim pieces to do the install. During this removal, you have to take out two plastic pin-type fasteners. In hindsight, I know if I'd taken my time, I could have gotten the pins out - but instead, I ended up breaking them. They can't be more than a couple bucks - save yourself a trip and get them in advance, unless you're feeling lucky.
    -c92
  • taz6taz6 Posts: 19
    (locking lugs, bumper guard, cargo tray and net)
    Have been waiting for the package for a couple of weeks from my dealer. I thought this would be an in-stock Item but they say all accessories for the CX-7 GT/AWD are on back order. Anyone else waiting or is my dealer playing a game?
  • taz6taz6 Posts: 19
    CX-7 AWD/GT base model
    My dealer is offering a remote starter and alarm system for $500. They tell me it is a MAZDA product, but will not work with my existing keyless entry system ( I will have two remote units). Usually I have this installed for half that price independently, but being this is the first production year I am hesitant to have someone outside the dealer touch the vehicle. Anyone have this system?
  • I had to wait the first two weeks of August for mine, so I think it's an unfortunate but legitimate claim.

    If I had it to do over again, I might not have gotten them as a package: I haven't found much use for the net, and the net and tray both get in the way of spare tire cavity access. Bumper guard looks better than I thought it would, but chances are I wouldn't ever load anything that would damage the paint into the car anyway.
  • taz6taz6 Posts: 19
    The package was part of the negotiated price on the sale. I always push for something extra to see where I stand. If you ask for the option and they eagerly agree, then there is more room in the price than they originally said.
  • I did the same thing. Point is, if I had to do it over again, I'd negotiate something else. Even for "free" I probably could have found something more useful in the accessories catalog. If you make a big enough stink, they CAN get stuff overnighted... Hope you get your stuff soon.

    -c92
  • So I'm hand-washing my car this morning, and to my surprise, one of my dealer-installed locking lug nuts has flown off the wheel. It's just gone. To boot, it has left a mark on the wheel where it impacted as it came off at speed.

    I went around the car and the three remaining wheel locks were all obviously below the specified torque.

    Now, knowing that the same guy at the dealership installed my trailer hitch, it begs the question, "How tight are the bolts on THAT?"

    I will be at my dealer tomorrow morning, irate, and I will let them know how I feel about them putting me in harm's way. I hope it's an isolated incident, but it would only take 5 minutes for you to make sure your locks are tight... Good luck.
  • taz6taz6 Posts: 19
    Locking lugs are always a nice touch. The cargo tray is as cheap as it gets, but that was reflected in the price. The cargo net needs more cargo hooks, it has limited use as it is. The bumper guard was damaged on delivery and is being re-ordered.
    Now I see why the dealership threw this in to close the deal. Must of cost them $50 for the package.
  • nmknmk Posts: 111
    OK gang, has anyone other than myself thought of exchanging the blower from a speed6 and gain an increase in both HP and torque?

    Is there another way to gain these increases with out really blowing out the engine?

    Thanks for any input.

    NMK
  • Unless you really want a LOT more power, there is probably no reason to swap out the blower. Most likely you can bump up your HP by 30-50 just by swapping a ECU chip when and if someone starts making them for the CX-7. Shouldn't be more than around $500 or so. If available, a chip, cold-air intake, and exhaust pieces could find 50 HP in this big four-cylinder easy.

    If you need more than the 30-50 HP range, you are talking about really stressing the engine and swapping out parts - and at that point, there would be no reason to buy off-the-shelf Mazda parts i.e. 'Speed 3 or 6 pieces...

    And, of course, there's always putting a bag of ice on the intercooler... :D
  • nmknmk Posts: 111
    Carlitos92:
    Thanks for your input. My thoughts were that if I could use the other blower, it would at least be an all Mazda engine. Now if I can only the the dealer to do it under warranty.....

    Of course the cost of the swap is a great deal more than replacing a chip.

    Thanks again.

    NMK
  • I have everything except the cargo tray. The dealer is saying that it is on nationwide back order.
  • I received my CX-7 cargo tray about a week after ordering. (11.10.2006) Shouldn't be on back order.
  • rex10rex10 Posts: 24
    Has anyone installed the factory roof rack? According to the brochure it is removable. How easy is it to put on/remove?

    Also, on the roof edges there are four plastic tabs with little arrows suggesting that they slide back to expose a mounting place for the roof rack. I've tried to slide them but they don't want to slide more than a tiny bit. Is there a special trick to get these tabs to slide out of the way? I don't want to break them!

    Has anyone tried Yakima mounts on the CX-7 roof yet?

    Thanks.
  • It's very easy to install/remove. Took me about 10 minutes to install mine. Would take about 10 minutes to pull it off. The tabs slid right off for me - no problem. Threaded mounts for the rack are under the tabs.

    You may be able to carry more weight on the yakima system if that's important to you.
  • rex10rex10 Posts: 24
    Does anyone know which clips (I believe they are called "mightymounts") are used with the factory rack to attach accessories like the ski attachments? I already own Yakima ski attachments and may want to use them with the factory racks.
  • The net looks useless to me and the cargo tray is pretty flimsy but it serves it's purpose in keeping the interior in better shape. You could of course just flip the spare tire lid section to protect the carpeted side but I don't think it will catch spills like the cargo tray.
  • I was going to order a set of Winter mats online and noticed there is a windscreen/bug deflector avaible. Just curious if anyone has seen one installed and how it looks. It's probably minimal in terms of actual function. Since I purchsed my vehicle almost a month ago, I have only spotted on CX7. I kind of like having a vehicle that isn't very common. Of course that may not hold true forever.
  • astegmanastegman Posts: 171
    Yes, I had the wind deflector installed in November over the moonroof. However, seeing as it's now winter, I haven't used the moonroof yet, so I can't tell if it makes any difference or not. As far as how it looks, it's not too high and it's fairly sleek, so I think it looks pretty good. I've had my CX-7 since August and have seen only 2 in my area (NY/CT). I guess they are just not selling around here, but on the other hand, it's great being the only one on the road!
  • I'm reffering to a deflector that mounts on the edge of the hood. I probably should have just called it a "bug deflector"
  • have seen only 2 in my area (NY/CT). I guess they are just not selling around here, but on the other hand, it's great being the only one on the road!

    I have seen three roughly in that area. All 3 in Hoboken, NJ in the past week.
  • cxrabbitcxrabbit Posts: 134
    Same here. Out on Long Island I haven't seen ANY!
  • nmknmk Posts: 111
    Just returned from New Zealand after 3 months where I saw three CX-7's. They just began to import them there. :)

    Here in upstate NY, I saw my first CX-7 on the road in Catskill, NY.today. We have owned ours since Aug. 30, but having been "out of town", we haven't had much chance to drive around looking. :cry:

    Darth Vader Greay GT AWD w/Nav.
    NMK
  • I'm not sure this is the right thread for this but I love this car so much I'm considering Vanity Plates.

    I tried a few combinations and found the following available.
    CXSEVEN
    CX SEVEN (I CAN ALSO ADD THE STATE SYMBOL IN THE SPACE)
    CX7 GT
    CX7TURBO
    CX7 ZOOM
    CX7 ZMZM
    ZZMZZMZM
    ZOOMZMMM
    ZOOMZZMM
    ZQQMZQQM

    ANY OPINIONS BESIDES SAVE YOUR MONEY?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,441
    I'm partial to CX7 ZOOM. :shades:

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  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    My vanity plate used to be "MZDA CX-7".

    Now,

    It's "Mr CX-7"

    :P

    Vince.
  • The CX7 hasn't been out long enough for you to switch. LOL
  • vbbuiltvbbuilt Posts: 498
    Interestingly enough, here in VA, there are no restrictions on the number of times you switch plates (in theory, at least). Each time you do, you just pay for a pro-rated amount. In VA it's easy to do. Just establish an on-line, secure account with DMV. Buying plates is just one of many things you can do on line.

    Vince.
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