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2004-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 & Mazda 3 Skidplate

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Mazdaspeed 3 / Mazda 3 CorkSport Aluminum Skid Plate
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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.

Read The BlogNew & Improved: The CorkSport Aluminum Skid Plates for Mazdaspeed 3

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2004-2013 Mazda 3  Mazdaspeed 3 Skid Plate
The CorkSport Advantage
Mazdaspeed & Mazda 3 Skidplate

Fitment Inspired

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.

mz3 aluminum skidplate

Ideal for Modified Rides

Whether you are still stock ride height or lowered, dealing with speed bumps, potholes, 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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Check Out CorkSport Mazdaspeed3 FMIC

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Mazdaspeed 3 skidplate

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.

Additional Features
  • Compatible with:2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3, 2004-2013 Mazda 3
  • Designed in America: Designed in Vancouver, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest.
  • CorkSport Service & Support: 2-year limited warranty, full-color installation instructions, all necessary components, and knowledgeable telephone support at (360) 260-2675.
Advisory notice
  • Has not been test fit with aftermarket bumpers or front lips. Modification may be required for fitment.
  • 2012-2013 Skyactiv models will need to remove the entire tray to do oil changes due to the different oil filter location on the engine.
  • 2.0L 2010-2013 Mazda 3 may require some minor modification for best fitment.

How To Install Your CorkSport Mazdaspeed3 & Mazda3 Skidplate

It will take you one hour to install the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazda 3 skidplate with our easy-to-use instructions.

1 Hour Install Time

1 Hour Install Time

Difficulty: 2/5

2/5 Difficulty

2-Year Warranty

2-Year Warranty



Mazdaspeed 3 Skid plate installation instruction

For 2004-2009 Models

speed spacer plate

For 2010-2013 Models

Initial test fittings with my modified CS fmic piping and custom crash bar indicated I had to make some modifications to the skid plate to get everything to work for my setup. My core support is angled fwd from the factory positioning because of my crash bar so I had to notch the mounting slots slightly longer by 1/2” and I also got longer hardware/spacers for the engine cover section to the core support so it wouldn’t be pressing on the fmic cold pipe.

Once I did those things, fitment is perfect! The bumper is nicely supported compared to the factory plastic shields. No rubbing on my catch cans or CS tie bar. I still have space in the back to reach up and do any little work I need for O2/turbo area. Plenty of room for oil changes with the access hole for the filter. I did cut a hole for my CS dump tube to flow but it has plenty of space from the skid plate as well. Great build quality and material thickness giving me peace of mind my electrical and fuel lines are protected from road debris and dirt. Wish I would have installed it sooner!
This skidplate is engineered for a perfect fit. Love the access for oil changes, and it gives me peace of mind knowing that all my expensive upgrades are protected while I’m on the road. Also helps keep my engine bay slightly cleaner because less road gunk finds its way through!
Fantastic coverage. Fitment was perfect, only trouble was getting that front piece to align right with the CS Front Lip to match the holes correctly.

Other than that, I’ve actually noticed my coolant temps to be 10 Degrees lower parked (I did not have any under tray prior to this as the previous owner took it off). I feel much safer driving on the Florida highways now with this bad boy on.
I had the stock dust cover and still used to get tiny rocks in my serpentine belt which would make a squealing noise while the engine was on. I've cleaned out the belt before which never lasted too long before more rocks came in. Installed this bad boy and replaced the belt at the same time. No more rocks or squealing after a couple months now. Very solid piece that protects my ride and my ears. Not a bad idea if you plan on lowering your suspension, too.
My son and I installed the skid plate today. Took us maybe two hours as we were literally taking our sweet time. The fit and finish is great. Fits just right. I had to bang an edge back to its original flat self as in shipping it seemed to have been bent. It wasn’t anything too extreme.

The guys at CS made my sons day with the request for his bedroom door collection. Thank you all for that.
I would mark this better, however I came across an issue where the two front OEM 10mm bolts, for the front half of the plate, did not fit into the holes in the aluminum plate. I was underneath my car holding up this plate with one hand while trying to get the threads to engage with my other hand, for a long time.

Eventually I stood up with the plate and the bolt, and realized that the flange, or ridge, of the OEM bolt did not quite fit through the hole. So, I got out my drill and a grinder bit and was able to enlarge the hole so that it would fit. It is relatively thin aluminum after all. Then it installed correctly. But this should not have been necessary.

I also find it concerning that the kit requires the use of original OEM bolts. I was lucky to still have mine, but since my OEM plastic tray was destroyed and thrown out, it is quite likely that I would not have them and then I would have been SOL.

Thirdly, a nitpick, I wish it was designed in such a way to allow the main read half of the skidplate to be removed without first removing the front half. Make sure to do any work you need underneath before installing! I changed my manual transmission fluid beforehand, for example.
As expected with corksport, the fit and finish is superb! And there is good clearance for the oil filter if you are running an oil filter sandwich plate. My one suggestion is to maybe add some kind of retaining paper washer for the bolts that run through the nylon spacers so you don't have to worry about the spacers falling out and rolling away when installing or removing those bolts.
Absolutely great fit
great product and it does fit with the Cobb front mount intercooler kit
Great replacement for the plastic stock under tray which I tore off last winter in the snow.
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I’m from Australia: Will this fit the right hand drive mazda3?? Or do you have the right hand drive option IF there is a difference? Ta

Asked by Camille | 12/18/2022, 06:15 PM | 1 answer(s)

is there a cutaway for the corksport oil catch can?

Asked by Willie Stepney | 12/09/2022, 08:42 PM | 1 answer(s)

It says that skyactiv models will need to remove the entire tray for an oil change. Is there, or will there be, a skyactiv version for this?

Asked by Bill | 03/31/2022, 08:10 AM | 1 answer(s)

Does this fit with the Large Corksport FMIC without modification? Thanks

Asked by Trey | 05/27/2021, 06:43 PM | 1 answer(s)

I've been wanting to get this for my 2.0l 2005 Mazda3. Will it mount right up or is there anything I need to know ahead of time?

Asked by Anthony  | 03/03/2021, 06:11 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 2012 2.0L Mazda3 skyactiv?

Asked by Levis  | 09/05/2020, 01:47 AM | 1 answer(s)

I purchased the skid plate for my 2009 MS3, never installed and now own a 2013, is the fitment or the installation hardware the same?

Asked by Brentain Alexander | 11/05/2019, 05:59 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will the skid plate for the 2010 ms3 fit with a FMIC I know I have to cut and adjust my OEM one so I was just curious about this one and if not do yall have one designed to fit with FMIC?

Asked by Vaughn Kassner | 09/24/2019, 11:29 AM | 0 answer(s)
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CorkSport offers skidplates for both Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazda 3 Generations:

Generation 1 2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3
Generation 1 2007-2009 Mazda 3

Generation 2 2010-2013 Mazdaspeed 3
Generation 2 2010-2013 Mazda 3