How To Install A CorkSport 2014+ Mazda3 Axleback Exhaust for Sedan
Install time 3/5 Difficulty 2 year warranty No CEL
It will take you between 1 to 2 hours to install the axleback exhaust. Ensure you have all the tools on hand by following our step-by-step installation instructions.
This thing is definitely worth it. Great exhaust note at low rpm and no drone when cruising. Downshifting to overtake gives that nice rumble again until you get back to normal gear range.
Very professional/non-ricer sound. Installation was pretty quick (the rubber hangers were a pain but sitting on the side of the car (make sure the vehicle is stable on your jack stands) and pulling made it real easy. I utilized a jack stand to keep the old exhaust in place and later hold the new exhaust while reattaching the two rubber hangers.
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Eventhough it took a month to receive the exhaust, it was worth the wait. Packaging was excellent. Instructions were very clear.
Installation was very easy. The only time consuming part was to take out the OEM exhaust from the hangers. After one was taken out, it was very easy to take out the other three. (Stick in a screwdriver between the metal and the rubber. Spray in some WD40, leave it for some time and then pry out the hanger from the exhaust support using the screwdriver)
The exhaust note was just what I wanted. Low bass grumble at low rpm. After 2500 rpm, sound dies down a bit and in 6th gear no droning at all. (Might be more noisy with the racepipe as well as on a 2.5L engine)
How will this fare in Minnesota (wet, salty roads in the winter)? Also, why should I buy this exhaust instead of the Racing Beat axle-back exhaust for the Mazda 3 (link below)? Thanks a lot!
The exhaust is made from 304 stainless steel so winter weather should not affect it much. We do recommend cleaning it off like anything else after a tough winter. If you look at the design of the racing beat the exhaust comes into the muffler sideways and had to make a 90 degree turn. We went with a mandrel bent Y in the exhaust to have better exhaust flow.
I have a 2014 Mazda 3 sedan 1.5 .
Is the exhaust suitable for me?
Asked by Samuel F. | 01/07/2015, 05:58 AM | 3 answer(s)
We have not tested on a 1.5L so we can't say if it will work, but I don't believe it will. Take a photo of your exhaust system and send it to Spencer@CorkSport.com, we should be able to tell based on the photo.
Answered by Spencer@CorkSport | 01/08/2015, 11:31 AM
I, too, would want to know if it fits the 1.5l which comes with a single exhaust system.
Answered by Stelios | 05/31/2015, 08:27 AM
Send a picture into us of the muffer section where it connects to the rest of the exhaust and we can look to see if it will fit. firstname.lastname@example.org