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2018+ Mazda 6 Turbo 2.5L & 2016+ CX-9, 2018+ CX-5 Turbo - SRI Heat Shield

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Reduce the stress of hot days on your turbo system.
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Lots of you have asked so we have delivered! Introducing the CorkSport Heat Shield for Mazdas equipped with the 2.5T engine. Get some cooler intake air for your Mazda 6 Turbo, CX-5 Turbo, or CX-9 by blocking the heat from the engine, and drawing fresh air in with the OEM ducting and fender well. This lowers stress on your turbo system so you can keep making power, no matter the outside temperature! Whether you’re upgrading your existing CorkSport Short Ram Intake, or are getting the whole package at once, the CorkSport heat shield is a great mod to compliment your build.#ZoomZoom!

When you add this Heat Shield and the Short Ram Intake to the checkout cart you will automatically get our combo pricing saving you $10!

The CorkSport Advantage

2016+ Mazda CX9 Intake System

Temperature Focused:

The CorkSport Heat Shield for SkyActiv 2.5T reduces intake air temp in two ways: by blocking heat and by directing cool air in. We carefully designed the shield to seal off the intake from as much engine bay heat as possible. Then, the OEM air ducting is retained to feed cool outside air to the filter along with an open path for cooler fender well air to enter, resulting reduced intake air temps. While not as crucial on turbocharged cars, the lower intake air temps means your turbo and intercooler do not have to work as hard to make the same power on hot summer days! For more info on why this is true, check out our blog for this product!

Skyactiv 2.5 T Cold Air Intake

Testing and Validation:

We went through extensive testing to ensure that the CS heat shield functions exactly as intended. Through both daily driving and torture testing on the dyno, the CorkSport Heat Shield showed decreased intake air temps. While we did not see any definite power gains, your engine and turbo system won’t be working nearly as hard to make that power. Check out the image to the right to see a comparison of intake air temps between the CS SRI only vs. the CS SRI & Heat Shield under the same conditions. This is a little exaggerated due to the decreased airflow when on the dyno but is similar to what your engine could see when sitting in traffic on a hot day, then accelerating back up to speed.

Air Intake for Mazda 2.5T

Materials & Manufacturing:

The CorkSport SRI Heat Shield is made from laser cut and precision formed carbon steel. This ensures good strength and low heat transfer through the material. The upper and lower sections are riveted together using stainless steel rivets for a great look and strong shield. We finish it off with a wrinkle black powdercoat that really makes the heat shield blend into the engine bay and look like a factory performance part. We also include rubber edge seal to help keep heat out and prevent any vibration noises.

  • CorkSport Short Ram Intake required for installation. Save if you purchase your SRI & heat shield togetherHERE!
  • Vehicles equipped with the i-ELOOP system will need to relocate the DCDC Convertor (located on the front of the battery) for proper installation.

Additional Features

  • Vehicle Fitment: 2018+ Mazda 6 equipped with turbocharged engine, 2019+ Mazda CX-5 equipped with turbocharged engine, 2016+ Mazda CX-9.
  • Designed & Developed in America: Designed, tested, and validated 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.

How To Install Mazda 2.5T Skyactiv Intake Heat shield

It will take you 30 minutes to install the CorkSport Skyactiv Turbo Heat shield with our easy-to-use instructions.

30-min Install Time

30-min Install Time

Difficulty: 1/5

1/5 Difficulty

2-Year Warranty

2-Year Warranty



How to install 2018-2021 Mazda 6 Cold Air Intake

Really easy to install and looks great. I had to pull the bracket off the MAF sensor to get it to fit on the mounts, but once I did that, I put it back on and it was perfect. Just needed shifting a bit. I don't know if this really does much for performance, but it's nice knowing the intake is getting cooler and cleaner air into the turbo.
I was confused by the section for the factory air intake connection. It doesn't connect at all. Just kind of sits there at an angle. The other item was the confusing photos on the isolation plugs. Two different photos showing two different positions. I have some upside down and need to redo those. Everything becomes really tight with no slack once installed. Getting all the clamps tight and the tubes in place is harder than it needs to be. Make that elbow tube about 1/2" longer and we're good. On the positive, there is no unwanted noise.
Not sure if it's worth the price, but the peace of mind of having cooler temps is always nice to have. Not only that, with the SRI, the intake has a noticeable difference in sound. This should come bundled with it already, but I would recommend for longevity of the engine. Not sure about power gains, if any. I can assume the cooler air increases power a little bit (maybe 1-2hp).
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What are the advantages of using the heat shield compared to just the SRI?

Asked by Tom | 12/12/2022, 12:21 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this work with a short ram intake on a CX-30 Turbo?

Asked by Travis | 03/19/2022, 10:39 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will that void factory warranty or any scenario where dealership can make short ram or heat shield the culprit?

Asked by Amir Nadeem | 01/07/2022, 08:49 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit the non turbo 2018 Mazda 6?

Asked by Carson  | 12/21/2021, 03:20 PM | 1 answer(s)

Would this heat shield work on the 21 Mazda 3 2.5 turbo hatchback? I want to get the SRI, but don't want the added heat.

Asked by Joe Kelsheimer | 09/11/2021, 01:17 PM | 1 answer(s)

Would this work in 2018 CX 5 with the Non-Turbo 2.5?

Asked by Anthony  | 08/20/2021, 07:42 AM | 1 answer(s)
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2016+ Mazda Cx9 2.5 Turbo
2018+ Mazda 6 2.5 Turbo
2018+ Mazda Cx5 2.5 Turbo
Vehicles equipped with the i-ELOOP system will need to relocate the DCDC Convertor (located on the front of the battery) for proper installation