Gain extra protection from rocks, road debris, and those pesky speed bumps with the CorkSport Aluminum Skid Plate for GEN 1 and GEN 2 Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazda 3.
The OEM plastic splash shields do little in the way of actual protection and are prone to breakage from the smallest hit. Gain peace of mind in your lowered Mazda without losing any ground clearance or cooling efficiency.
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The CorkSport Aluminum Skid Plate was CAD designed to fit like OEM and mount in OEM locations. This means an easy install with no drilling or struggling to align it with mounting holes. The two-piece design is an improvement over the older CorkSport one-piece design as it offers better hole alignment and more adjustability for variations in the plastic bumpers. In some cases, the CorkSport Skid Plate can even help a sagging bumper as it is much sturdier than the OEM splash shields.
Ideal for Modified Rides
Whether you are still stock ride height or lowered, dealing with speed bumps, pot holes, and road debris can be concerning with the limited protection of the OEM plastic splash guards. The CorkSport Skid Plate offers much better protection with its aluminum construction and even gains some ground clearance due to its angled design. In addition, the CS skid plate keeps engine bay temperatures the same or slightly lower than the OEM to keep your Mazda healthy. Lastly, if you are running a CorkSport Lower Tie Bar or FMIC kit, do not worry; they fit great with the skid plate!
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Manufacturing & Hardware
The CorkSport skid tray is laser cut from 11 gauge (0.090”) aluminum and then precision formed for an easy install on MS3 or MZ3. Each kit comes with everything you need for installation, including high strength hardware. We even use Torx (star bit) screws on the removable oil filter access cover to ensure the screws will not strip after repeated oil changes.