Wake Up Your 2016+ Miata with Our Cat Back Exhaust System

Give your 2016+ MX5 Miata the power it needs with our cat back exhaust system.

The CorkSport Cat Back Exhaust System gives your new 2016 Miata the power it needs without the annoying drone.

We know you’ve been eyeing the CorkSport Axle Back Exhaust System for your 2016+ Mazda ND Miata, so let this catch your attention even further! CorkSport is proud to announce the release of the Cat Back Exhaust System for the 2016+ Miata!

Give your 2016+ MX5 Miata the power it needs with our cat back exhaust system.

Every great exhaust system begins with two main ingredients:

1. High quality materials

2. Exceptional manufacturing

Here at CorkSport, we realize that without these two key factors, no matter the design, a great product is just not attainable. Every CorkSport exhaust system is manufactured from T304 Stainless Steel and precision bent using CNC mandrel tube benders. The mandrel benders maintain a consistent diameter throughout the many bends that exhaust systems may have. Then, all necessary welds are performed with TIG welding to insure a long-lasting and rust free connection.

The fun doesn’t stop there! The exhaust system needs to sound and look great also. The CorkSport Cat Back Exhaust System features two high-flow resonators to reduce and eliminate unwanted drone without restricting the exhaust flow. Speaking of flow, the exhaust system is constructed from 60.5mm diameter tubing vs the OEM 54mm to further improve flow and provide a deeper exhaust note.

If you’re concerned that the full cat back exhaust system may be a bit too loud for your liking, don’t worry. The CorkSport exhaust system is available as the full cat back exhaust or just the axle back exhaust.

Check out the two video sound clips below to figure out the best exhaust note for your Miata.

CorkSport Cat Back Exhaust System


CorkSport Axle Back Exhaust System

And for the “cherry on top,” the CorkSport exhaust system features dual double wall exhaust tips to maintain the OEM look, but with a higher level of style. Wake up your Miata today with the CorkSport Performance Exhaust System!

Just Released: CorkSport Cold Air Intake System for the 2016+ MX-5

Introducing the CorkSport Cold Air Intake System for the 2016+ Mazda ND Miata. Maintain your cool intake air temperatures without the restriction of the OEM intake.

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The CorkSport CAI System was designed with performance, functionality, and significance in mind. This is not just a piece of metal pipe with an air filter on the end. This was thought out and designed with the latest technologies to give you a no compromise intake system for your favorite weekend toy.

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First, we focused on the system performance since we all want to go fast, right?

This proved to be more difficult than expected. Mazda did a good job designing their intake, but they did leave some room for improvement when you combine hard parts and a proper tune. Now, this isn’t surprising since cars have become more and more dependent on the tune, not just the physical parts. Below is a dyno-graph of the OEM intake system versus the CorkSport CAI System; a net gain of 3-4 WHp with the OEM tune.

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So, what makes the CorkSport CAI System superior?

We wanted to create a system to provide smooth laminar flow which means removing any abrupt edges, sudden expansions, and tight radius bends. First, we use an AEM performance dry-flow filter that features an internal velocity stack design. Then we matched the billet aluminum MAF inner diameter to the filter for a seamless edge that provides smooth flow to the MAF sensor. Leaving the MAF, you see another velocity stack expansion with just a 2mm edge as the air enters the 4-layer reinforced silicone with large sweeping bends. Check out the cut-away view below!

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Next, is the functionality of the CorkSport CAI System. We wanted the CAI to be a quick and easy installation without the need to remove the bumper or any other intensive parts. The cold air box is designed in CAD and through the iterative process of design, a 3D print, and test fittings, we were able to produce a box that fits great and still utilizes the OEM rubber isolators for mounting and the OEM cold air ducting.

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Finally, we wanted to ensure significance of the CorkSport CAI System, because nobody wants a piece of pipe with a filter on the end flopping around in their engine bay. We knew our awesome customers wanted more than just great performance. We know you want it to look great and that you’ll want to brag about it because we’re all car guys and gals, right? The CorkSport CAI uses premium silicone, a beautiful black anodized billet aluminum MAF housing, stainless fasteners, and high quality thermoformed ABS that blends nicely into your engine bay.

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Don’t wait any longer! Get your CorkSport Cold Air Intake System today! Pair it with a pro-tune and really wake up your favorite weekend toy!

Cheers,

CorkSport

Everything You Need to Know About the 2016 MX-5 Swaybars

Take control of your body roll with the CorkSport 3-Way Adjustable Front and Rear swaybars for the 2016+ MX-5. Tested on the track to ensure the best street performance, the CorkSport swaybars are a great compliment for the daily driver and the track rat.

Front and rear swaybars for the new 2016 Mazda Miata.

We spent a day at Portland International Raceway pushing the swaybars and CorkSport springs to their limits; we even bent the rear swaybar prototype! A failure in testing is actually a great learning experience. It allows us to improve the final design for you. With this intense testing, you can rest assured that the product you receive can stand up to the abuse.

Give your 2016 MX-5 more control with the CorkSport front and rear swaybars.

Both swaybars are manufactured from 4130 Chromoly Steel and CNC bent for a great fit. The FSB uses 1.125” hollow tube and ranges from 106% to 187% stiffer than OEM. The RSB uses 0.625” solid bar and ranges from 220% to 447% stiffer than OEM. Don’t let the percent increase scare you. The FSB and RSB are designed to complement each other. The RSB allows you to make big changes to the car’s under and over-steer characteristics and the FSB allows you to fine tune the big change. This is the benefit of the 3-way adjustability. So, whether you’re an experienced track day enthusiast or are buying your first sports car, the CorkSport swaybars have a setup for you.

Check out how the 2016 Miata swaybars look installed.

Included with every swaybar is a pair of 6061-T6 billet aluminum brackets and 90a durometer polyurethane bushings so you never have to worry about a broken bracket. That’s an $80 value!

Our swaybars for the 2016 MX-5 include brackets at no additional cost.

Take your MX-5 to the next level with the CorkSport swaybars today!

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Patent Drawing Leaked for Next Generation Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Japanese publication, Holiday Auto Magazine, intercepted a patent drawing of the next generation Mazda MX-5 Miata while it was on its way to the Tokyo Patent Office this week and gave the world a glimpse of what’s to come for this hotly anticipated sports car.

The intercepted drawing gives us a view of its front end which, based on the dashed outline, suggests that Mazda will be ditching the smiley face in a return to the more classic look of the ellipse grille and round fog light recesses seen in the MX-5’s predecessors. Fortunately, the pop-up headlights will remain a thing of the past and the new headlights will be getting some updated technology with LED lighting.

The MX-5 has had three different generations throughout its 21 year history, numerous design updates and even more engine changes. The new MX-5 will reportedly remain a rear-wheel drive compact sports coupe. Sources say that engineers have been ordered to cut 720 lbs from the 2,480-pound curb weight of the current model with a goal of getting the Miata back to its original weight of 2,178 pounds. To achieve this goal, engineers are using high-strength steel for the body and are said to be planning to power the Mazda MX-5 with a 1.5-liter SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine that will produce up to 160 horsepower and will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission with an option to change to a dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission.

The new Mazda MX-5 will bow out as a concept car next year before the production model is slated to be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. In the mean time, we can expect more speculation and opinions on the future of the most famous sports car in the world to continue as additional details are provided.

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