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Let's see what cosmetic mods, accessories or performance parts that you have added or plan on adding to your CX-50😃🏎🏎.
Here are some cosmetic mods I'm ordering for when my CX-50 arrives. I'll post the links for reference where I purchased mine.. you don't have to use that site but it is convenient even though it takes a while to ship to the US. If you're concerned about the validity of the site the CX-30 form has a lot of members who use it including myself.


1. New shifter "Already installed in my CX-30 from that website"
2. Premium Gas Fuel Cap Cover⛽
3.Blacked out Mazda Logos.
4. Carbon fiber style shell replacement for your key fob."I already have the Deep Crystal Blue Mica for my CX30 goes on like a charm and no effects on the performance of the fob."
5.Anti-scratch film for the inner exterior door handle area.

1. Mazda Skyctiv Shift Knob Replacement V2

2. AutoExe Fuel Cap Cover

3. CX5 CX8 CX9 CX30 Front Rear Steering Logo

4. Mazda 3 CX30 JDM Key Shell OEM Replacement

5. Door Bowl Clear Film Anti Scratch
 

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Could you please share a photo of the shift knob in your CX-50?

I've had my eye on that but wasn't sure which version was the correct one. Kinda digging the retro look to it and it is vaguely similar to what the CX-60 has, and that one I really love.

I also purchased from another source really cheap fob replacement covers in different colors, just took 3 weeks to get since they were coming from China. One set I plan to spray paint with matching Zircon Sand touchup paint to mimic the body color matching covers Mazda sells in other markets. The OEM ones are ridiculously expensive and last time I checked, Zircon Sand wasn't an option in those markets nor are they available from your source.

I've added the OEM side garnishes and door sills, and both look great--I was going to wait for aftermarket options for the garnish as the Mazda ones are overpriced, but I broke down and bought them. IMHO they do add some visual interest to the sides and break up all that linear black cladding.
 

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Could you please share a photo of the shift knob in your CX-50?

I've had my eye on that but wasn't sure which version was the correct one. Kinda digging the retro look to it and it is vaguely similar to what the CX-60 has, and that one I really love.

I also purchased from another source really cheap fob replacement covers in different colors, just took 3 weeks to get since they were coming from China. One set I plan to spray paint with matching Zircon Sand touchup paint to mimic the body color matching covers Mazda sells in other markets. The OEM ones are ridiculously expensive and last time I checked, Zircon Sand wasn't an option in those markets nor are they available from your source.

I've added the OEM side garnishes and door sills, and both look great--I was going to wait for aftermarket options for the garnish as the Mazda ones are overpriced, but I broke down and bought them. IMHO they do add some visual interest to the sides and break up all that linear black cladding.
Ofcourse! The picture is still for my CX-30 my CX-50 hasn't arrived yet to transfer it over, though the setup is almost identical between the two vehicles and the shifters are completely transferable as well. && Sounds like you have some pretty excellent mods coming your way as well can't wait to see how they turn out for you 😍 Do you mind sharing the other site that you're talking about? & Was it difficult to install the side garnishes to the cladding?

Vehicle Automotive lighting Handle Hood Motor vehicle

Gear shift Hood Motor vehicle Automotive design Vehicle
 

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Ofcourse! The picture is still for my CX-30 my CX-50 hasn't arrived yet to transfer it over, though the setup is almost identical between the two vehicles and the shifters are completely transferable as well. && Sounds like you have some pretty excellent mods coming your way as well can't wait to see how they turn out for you 😍 Do you mind sharing the other site that you're talking about? & Was it difficult to install the side garnishes to the cladding?
Thank you--looks good in real life too! Hmmm, now I'm even more tempted...

The source I used for the key fob covers was Aliexpress.

The side garnish installation was moderately worrisome due to the need to drill holes in the cladding. I assumed that they would be 3M tape only until I received the instructions. But unlike the door sill templates, the garnish template is on higher quality paper and easier to tape in place properly since the cladding has a less complex surface than where the sill templates cover. My drill holes were spot on and I only had to fight a bit with one of the 4 sections to align properly. I will try to post some pictures later this weekend.
 

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Thank you--looks good in real life too! Hmmm, now I'm even more tempted...

The source I used for the key fob covers was Aliexpress.

The side garnish installation was moderately worrisome due to the need to drill holes in the cladding. I assumed that they would be 3M tape only until I received the instructions. But unlike the door sill templates, the garnish template is on higher quality paper and easier to tape in place properly since the cladding has a less complex surface than where the sill templates cover. My drill holes were spot on and I only had to fight a bit with one of the 4 sections to align properly. I will try to post some pictures later this weekend.
You are much welcome! I totally agree it does look so much better in real life as well. Makes the car look more upscale with the new shifter that's for sure 🙂 and it was real easy to install.

I keep forgetting about AliExpress I'll have to look at them for some accessories, thank you for that. && I would have assumed it was 3M tape as well😯Could you tell if it would have been easy to not have to drill and applied your own 3M tape or did that not seem like a possibility? Can't wait for the lovely photos
 

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Could you tell if it would have been easy to not have to drill and applied your own 3M tape or did that not seem like a possibility? Can't wait for the lovely photos
I had the same thought, but after looking more closely (before installing) I felt that the drilling is necessary so the garnish also is attached by the provided trim clips. The 3M tape is relatively thin and the back of the garnish is not flat, so limited contact points for adding more tape anyway. Without the drilling and those clips, pretty sure the trim would be prone to falling off in extreme heat or cold, and perhaps even from car washing. FYI, the instructions say to use a roller along the length of the trim after installation/positioning to ensure proper adhesion. That definitely made the garnish edges fit more closely to the cladding.
 

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Has anyone used any sort of Rim protectors? Rimblades look fairly good. I hate it when I nick a curb.
I personally have not though I have considered them heavily as well but I'd like to see someone try him out on the CX 50 that would be awesome😃. Aside from those have you thought about purchasing anything for your new Mazda Jerald?
 

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I had the same thought, but after looking more closely (before installing) I felt that the drilling is necessary so the garnish also is attached by the provided trim clips. The 3M tape is relatively thin and the back of the garnish is not flat, so limited contact points for adding more tape anyway. Without the drilling and those clips, pretty sure the trim would be prone to falling off in extreme heat or cold, and perhaps even from car washing. FYI, the instructions say to use a roller along the length of the trim after installation/positioning to ensure proper adhesion. That definitely made the garnish edges fit more closely to the cladding.
That's crazy but at least you know they are heavily secured now 😅Do you think someone who's not very coordinated could install them themselves lol?
 

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I had the same thought, but after looking more closely (before installing) I felt that the drilling is necessary so the garnish also is attached by the provided trim clips. The 3M tape is relatively thin and the back of the garnish is not flat, so limited contact points for adding more tape anyway. Without the drilling and those clips, pretty sure the trim would be prone to falling off in extreme heat or cold, and perhaps even from car washing. FYI, the instructions say to use a roller along the length of the trim after installation/positioning to ensure proper adhesion. That definitely made the garnish edges fit more closely to the cladding.
Agree, I put mine on as well and the clips are the key to them staying put from my perspective. I worry they are going to come off even with the clips.
 

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I personally have not though I have considered them heavily as well but I'd like to see someone try him out on the CX 50 that would be awesome😃. Aside from those have you thought about purchasing anything for your new Mazda Jerald?
I ordered an Apple Tag, Wyse security camera for the driveway and I definitely want all weather mats, probably the privacy screen too. Car is still somewhere between Alabama and NJ.
 

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I will be ordering this as well to protect the center console transmission area they finally made it available for the cx50.

 

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I will be ordering this as well to protect the center console transmission area they finally made it available for the cx50.

Good idea. I think I am going to wait on something that changes it from piano black. The amount of dust that shows is crazy. Possibly an aluminum piece similar to this. Just need someone to start making and selling it for CX-50.
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Good idea. I think I am going to wait on something that changes it from piano black. The amount of dust that shows is crazy. Possibly an aluminum piece similar to this. Just need someone to start making and selling it for CX-50.
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I would like a trim piece for that section that matches the darker metal trim piece in the car, both in color and in touch.
 

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Has anyone used this? Door Handle Cups, Door Edges, Door Sills protector.

I have not though the one that I ordered in my first post here item number five probably will be here in about a week and it looks almost identical to the WeatherTech version I can let you know the quality then even though I won't have my CX50 yet
 

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FYI My first CX-5 had dealer-installed door handle cup protectors and I wasn't particularly happy with them. The edges caught dirt and grime and required more careful cleaning, and eventually the film yellowed (note this was on a white exterior). I don't think I'd want them again and in particular since I only wear a single ring and don't carry keys with me--so limited need to protect that area.
 

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FYI My first CX-5 had dealer-installed door handle cup protectors and I wasn't particularly happy with them. The edges caught dirt and grime and required more careful cleaning, and eventually the film yellowed (note this was on a white exterior). I don't think I'd want them again and in particular since I only wear a single ring and don't carry keys with me--so limited need to protect that area.
I had a 2018 white Camry and noticed all the door cups with scratches. It's our fingernails that do it, so I'm thinking this might help.
 
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