PRESS RELEASE: CorkSport License Plate Relocation Kit (1st Gen MS3/MZ3)

CorkSport’s license plate relocation bracket offers 2004-09 Mazda 3 and 2007-09 MazdaSpeed 3 owners the option of mounting their front license plate offset towards the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

The license plate relocation bracket uses the stock tow hook threads on the front bumper and creates a mounting bracket for your front license plate. There is no drilling or cutting required.

Features:
The license plate relocation bracket comes with a smoked lexan plate frame with our new CS logo milled into the front. The lexan plate offers the strength and impact resistance of our previous generation aluminum plate, with the flexibility of plastic. It also comes with all necessary mounting hardware including 4 tamper resistant cap screws with locking bit to resist theft of your plate and relocation bracket. Also, relocating the front license plate to the side allows for better airflow to your engine, radiator and front mount intercooler (if applicable). The new location does not block the fog lights and requires no drilling or cutting. The kit is also compatible with our CorkSport license plate frame when you inevitably want to install one.

Testing:
As with all of our products at CorkSport, we’d prefer to invest our time into testing and validation of design rather than requiring our customers to do so. Our License plate relocation kit has been installed and thoroughly tested on several of our personal vehicles to ensure correct fitment and functionality.

PRESS RELEASE: CorkSport Front Strut Bar for the 2010-2011 MazdaSpeed 3

CorkSport Front Strut Tower Bar for the 2010+ MazdaSpeed 3

CorkSport’s Front Strut Tower Bar for the 2010+ MazdaSpeed 3 is a direct bolt-on Aluminum brace that stiffens up the front-end of your vehicle. The bar is made from polished aircraft grade 6061 aluminum and utilizes stock mounting locations. The brace is optimized using an extruded and CNC bent cross member with laser cut mounting plates for a precise fit.

The bar installs in under one half hour and only requires the removal and reinstallation of six (6) 14mm hex head bolts.

Features:
The CorkSport Front Strut Tower Bar utilizes the factory strut mounting locations to maximize the effectivness of the bar. The bar features a polished aluminum design with our CorkSport Logo located on the top side of the bar (can be removed if desired). The one-piece design maximizes the stiffness of the bar and ensures easy installation. Custom anodization or powdercoating can also be done upon request to match other parts in your engine bay.

Our one-piece strut tower bar design has been proven effective to reduce slalom times when tested at a local autocross event. (https://www.corksport.com/PDFs/Shock_Tower_Brace.pdf ).

Testing:
The CorkSport Front Stut Tower Bar has gone through several iterations of design and has been tested on our own vehicle to ensure fit, form, and function. The bar increases stiffness and reduces chassis flex in the front end of the vehicle by tying load points together (strut towers).

PRESS RELEASE: CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley 07-11 MazdaSpeed 3

CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley for the 2010+ MazdaSpeed 3

CorkSport’s blue anodized Aluminum Crank Pulley features an etched CS CorkSport logo with a fully anodized Aluminum pulley and steel trigger wheel. The best way to free up existing power is to lighten your vehicles rotating mass. The Lightweight Crank Pulley shaves two pounds off of the stock pulley’s 4.40 pounds of rotating mass. This is a weight savings of nearly 50%.

The kit includes the cam alignment tool and TDC timing pin required for timing the engine after installation (these tools retail for more than we are selling the entire kit for).

Features:
The CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley’s fully anodized aluminum body has very similar dampening characteristics to the stock cast steel/rubber pulley, while eliminating all of the unneeded extra mass. The precision machined trigger wheel is an exact replica of the stock trigger wheel, so you can rest assured that you will not have any issues with this pulley once installed. The kit includes a CorkSport cam alignment tool and Top Dead Center (TDC) timing pin that is required for timing the engine whenever the crank pulley is removed (the pulley is not keyed). The OEM versions of these two (2) tools could cost you over $200 alone.

Testing:
The CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley has been tested on our own vehicles to ensure fit, form and function. The pulley does not add power, but simply frees up existing horsespower and torque by allowing the engine to spin quicker and more efficiently.*

Available Now:
As with all our CorkSport Brand Mazda Products, the Lightweight Crank Pulley ships with all the hardware you need for installation. Full color step by step installation instructions and telephone technical support are also included with your purchase.

Note: The Wrench Rating is a 4/5 which means that this installation is recommended by an experienced mechanic or someone very comfortable using tools on their vehicle.

PRESS RELEASE: CorkSport Polyurethane Mud Flaps

CorkSport Polyurethane Mud Flaps

CorkSport is proud to announce the release of our Polyurethane Mud Flaps. You have the choice of black with a laser etched logo on the rear flaps or red with silver vinyl CorkSport stickers. The mud flaps are made from 1/8” thick 80A durometer polyurethane for long lasting protection. The mud flaps will not only help keep your car clean, but also add style to your Mazda.

The mud flaps were CAD designed and die cut using the latest technologies. The mud flaps are designed to allow the customer to mount them at a height that matches your vehicles height and style preferences.

Features:
CorkSports Polyurethane Mud Flaps are die cut from 1/8” thick 80A durometer polyurethane for a perfect blend of stiffness and impact resistance. The mud flaps are strong enough to not fold back in the wind, but soft enough to handle high speed rock impacts as well as speed bump or curb abuse. CorkSport only uses high quality FDA approved food handling grade polyurethane sheets for their mud flaps. We even designed the mud flaps so that you can raise or lower them to match your vehicles height. The mud flaps come with all the installation hardware and only require a drill, 0.25” drill bit, and two 10mm end wrenches.

Testing:
The CorkSport Polyurethane Mud Flaps have gone through several design and material revisions to what we think is the best mud flap on the market for your Mazda. We have tested the mud flaps in snow, mud, gravel, and heavy pacific northwest rains. We have even tested them on different height vehicles so that you know they will work regardless of your current ride height.

Available Now:
As with all our CorkSport Brand Mazda Products, the Polyurethane Mud Flaps ship with all the hardware you need for installation. Full color step by step installation instructions and telephone technical support are also included with your purchase.

PRESS RELEASE: CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley – 2011 Mazda 2

CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley for the 2011 Mazda 2

CorkSport’s blue anodized Aluminum Crank Pulley features a printed CS CorkSport logo with a fully anodized Aluminum pulley and black steel trigger wheel. The fully balanced pulley comes with a precision machines keyway to line up with the crankshaft for a perfect fit and easy installation. Simply remove your old pulley and install this one with no need to re-time your engine.

The best way to free up existing power is to lighten your vehicles rotating mass. The Lightweight Crank Pulley shaves 1.55 pounds off of the stock pulley’s 3.55 pounds of rotating mass for a total weight savings of 44%.

Features:
The CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley’s fully anodized aluminum body has very similar dampening characteristics to the stock cast steel/rubber pulley, while eliminating all of the unneeded extra mass. The precision machined trigger wheel is an exact replica of the stock trigger wheel, so you can rest assured that you will not have any issues with this pulley once installed. The pulley is machined to perfectly match the Mazda 2’s keyed crankshaft for a reliable, lighter, better looking crank pulley.

Testing:
The CorkSport Lightweight Crank Pulley has been tested on our own vehicle to ensure fit, form and function. The pulley does not add power, but simply frees up existing horsespower and torque by allowing the engine to spin quicker and more efficiently.* This is very important for lower horsepower cars such as the Mazda 2.

Available Now:
As with all our CorkSport Brand Mazda Products, the Lightweight Crank Pulley ships with all the hardware you need for installation. Full color step by step installation instructions and telephone technical support are also included with your purchase.

* Wheel horsepower and torque gains will vary widely depending on your vehicles specific setup, modifications, and tune.