CorkSport's front strut tower bar for 2014-2018 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 increases the torsional stiffness of the chassis front end to improve driving feedback and response. Despite what many think, the front tower bar is not for appearance only. It advances the handling and stability of your car when you take a hard corner and body roll in general. Decrease the stress on your car's suspension and boost traction by adding our cost effective strut bar. You'll certainly feel the difference.
Material: We created the strut tower bar out of 2024-T4 aluminum for Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. It not only provides excellent strength, but is also lightweight and durable.
Hardware: T304 stainless steel hardware for securing the bar to the bracket, for long-lasting looks and corrosion resistance.
Finish: Polished aluminum strut bar for great looks with the stylish CorkSport logo plate.
Fits all engines: Works with the 2.5. 2.0 SkyActiv petrol models and 2.2 SkyActiv Diesel.
Utilizes factory mounting points: Easily installs to factory mounting points with four bolts making installation a breeze.
Extruded chambered bar design: Providing a double strength design over a standard tower bar.
Engineered in the USA: Designed and engineered in Vancouver, Washington.
CorkSport service and support: Includes a 2-year limited warranty, full color installation instructions, and all necessary strut bar parts. We provide knowledgeable telephone support at 360-260-2675.
How To Install CorkSport's Front Strut Tower Bar In Your Mazda3 Or Mazda6
It will take you between 15-45 minutes to install your front strut bar. Follow our easy installation instructions to enhance your handling.
This not only looks great in the engine bay, but it increases your car's handling by a LOT. The front-end stiffness is increased significantly and the car stays grounded in tight corners.
Installation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFMzIcCZabM
This shows how quick and easy it is to install and gives a good look on how it looks in the engine bay.
Adrian Eusebio03/24/2019, 10:58 AM
Definitely more stable in high speed cornering and even just switching lanes. Was mostly looking for a more stable feel after going over dips in the road at high speeds. The car would sometimes steer to the sides. This defiantly did the job.
Jesus Ochoa08/30/2018, 11:07 AM
The easiest mod I've ever done, literally falls into place.
Quality piece, perfect fitment.
Shawn Manny06/28/2018, 05:01 AM
Installed this on my 2016 Mazda 6 Skyactiv 2.2 Diesel. (Yes it fits the diesel everyone) The car feels a lot tighter at the front and definately stiffer and the car stays flat through corners even at double the recommended speed signs ! It's probably the cheapest suspension mod available, but also one of the most effective and very simple to install. Highly recommended.
Rod05/18/2018, 05:26 AM
I ordered this for cosmetic purposes and to my suprize there is a noticeable difference in the steering feel.
With out a doubt it feels more stable under hard cornering. It instantly gave me more confidence I wouldnt understeer And the best part was that it didn't make everything so stiff the car just feels flat and numb. I love it lol 10/10
AdamL03/28/2018, 08:37 PM
Got the tower brace about a two weeks ago and I love it. Very easy to install, I suggest watching the install video on youtube provided by CorkSport. Noticed a huge difference in my daily drive, but I do live in an area with a lot of small curvy roads so your results may vary. Overall, 10/10. Great job on this one guys.
Mike02/09/2018, 11:52 AM
Great value for the price. Painted the blue brackets red to match the rest of my engine bay. Looks fantastic. Tested it out by doubling the suggested speed on a couple turns. Felt like it helped but it could be placebo effect.
Adam Soyring05/16/2017, 11:53 AM
Wildly easy install - took longer to get it unpacked than to gather wrenches and install. Noticeable positive difference in handling (2016 Mz3sGT) - makes the steering even more precise and planted and cornering hard feels more controlled and even more fun than before. I can't believe this isn't stock gear on the s trim level. Thanks CS!
Eric Riggs02/22/2017, 11:41 AM
The bar performs as advertised and installed simply enough. It is designed with the hex nuts facing the firewall, which means you will need a short socket to squeeze in to tighten the hardware. Would be better to have the allen bolts facing the firewall in my opinion. The CS logo is also crooked on the bar, which bugs me a little each time I pop the hood.
Arkadiusz Tupko10/02/2016, 10:56 AM
Gives the car a much nicer feel on the onramps/twisties and makes a very noticeable improvement at the autocross track.
15 minute install - and that counts the 10 minutes looking for the right socket adaptor.
Great product at a great price. Going to do the rear anti-sway bar before next season.
John Waters08/31/2016, 07:30 PM
Super easy to install and noticeable difference . . . I immediately took vehicle to known areas I drive and have noticed bad roll at high speeds in the past. Can totally take those same turns at higher speeds than before with real improvement on roll.
Cork only getting a 4 star because when I called to ask if I could have parts powder coated I was told no, but noticed another reviewer mention that this service was offered to him :(
Tim O'C06/11/2016, 12:18 PM
Feels much more planted and flat around corners and cloverleaf on and off ramps can take them much more comfortably and while taking turns, had to shave down a bit to fit my 3, easy fix though.
Liam JPR06/08/2016, 11:19 AM
Looks great and easy to install. No noticeable handling improvements however.
TW02/09/2016, 12:05 PM
Super Easy install, noticed the difference right away, front end felt very planted to the pavement
Aydan Corrigan12/28/2015, 08:39 PM
Great item, easy & fast assembly, noticeable difference during cornering (tested before & after several times but might be slight or no differencefor casual drivers)
Ye Myo07/17/2015, 09:39 PM
The CS strut bar should be your first mod. It's lightweight, easy to bolt on and gives a noticeable increase in handling. CorkSport was kind enough to get it powdercoated for me at a fair price and it looks fantastic.
John Rubenstein04/23/2015, 07:05 PM
The strut bar made a noticeable difference in my Mazda3 considering that it is a McPherson Strut setup to which strut bars play a more major role in handling to reduce the understeer. I would highly recommend this bar and the rear strut bar from CS!
Liem Nguyen01/08/2015, 09:05 AM
Very easy to install. Looks great under the hood in the engine bay. Awesome product !!!!!
Milt12/13/2014, 07:06 PM
Very easy to install - excellent instructions. Looks good under hood - time will tell re: performance (difficult to put to the test due to winter here in Ottawa, Canada). Very satisfied.
This should not affect your warranty. Anytime warranty is voided due to aftermarket modifications would be if the dealership can prove the aftermarket part caused the fail. I would assume a bar across the motor wouldn't be a cause of any kind of warranty issue.