Mazda 6 Turbo and CX-9 Short Ram Intake

That’s right, it’s time to start making more power on the SkyActiv 2.5T. We are proud to introduce the CorkSport Power Series Short Ram Intake for 2018+ Mazda 6 equipped with the 2.5 Turbo Engine and 2016+ Mazda CX-9 . We replaced the restrictive factory airbox with a free-flowing intake system that was designed to help your turbo breathe significantly better. The SRI offers better performance, sound, and looks in an easy to install package. Read on for full details, and be sure not to miss the sound clips in the video below!

This CorkSport Short Ram Intake was designed specifically to get the best the 2018+ Mazda 6 2.5T and 2016+ Mazda CX9 has to offer. From the precision machined MAF housing to the high flowing filter, each component in the CS system offers an improvement over the stock counterpart while retaining great fit and finish. All mounting hardware, brackets, and clamps are included to make your install quick and painless.

Starting at the OEM turbo inlet pipe, the factory airbox utilizes a ribbed and flexible rubber elbow. While working well enough, the ribs induce significant turbulence into the intake tract. The CorkSport intake replaces this elbow with a smooth flowing silicone elbow. In addition, the silicone is 4-ply reinforced with nylon to eliminate any chance for volume reduction under wide open throttle.

Next comes the MAF sensor housing. The MAF sensor essentially reads the volume air that is entering the engine so the ECU can adjust tuning to suit. Since the OEM unit does a good job here, it was imperative that the CS MAF housing matches to ensure no check engine lights or tuning issues. The CorkSport MAF housing is precision machined from 6061-T6 billet aluminum to match the OEM housing to ensure no CELs, no tuning issues, and great flow.

Finally, the CS SRI uses a performance AEM dry-flow filter. A high-quality filter like this is long-lasting, reliable, and can be washed and reused. It has superior filtration to the OEM filter, while also allowing more airflow into the intake tract.

Now for what you’re all really interested in: power gains. By removing the restrictive OEM airbox and turbulent intake elbow, we were able to pick up 8-12WHP from ~4000RPM out to redline. This power bump comes with no tuning changes and with identical testing conditions. Check out the dyno graph below to see for yourself! Note: the variance in low RPM (2800 and lower) is due to difficulties associated with dyno testing an automatic vehicle.

Freeing up a few extra ponies is great but what you will really notice is the added engine and turbocharger noise. That restrictive airbox does a little bit too good of a job at dampening out all the fun sounds that come with a turbo. We were honestly a little surprised by the flutters, whooshes, and psshh noises that come with the CorkSport SRI. You also gain a little extra engine induction noise under hard acceleration. The extra noise is enough to be fun when you want it but not annoying or distracting when you don’t. Watch the video below to see what it sounds like.

As with most CorkSport products, this SRI kit comes with all the clamps, hardware, and even a support bracket for the MAF housing to ensure you have an easy and quick install.

The CorkSport SRI for 2018+ MZ6 2.5T & 2016+ CX-9is a great modification whether it’s your first or the just the latest on a long list of builds. It provides a noticeable power gain, adds some extra fun to your ride, and will support future mods down the road. Pick up yours today!

Be sure to contact us with any questions you may have, we will be happy to help!

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Mazda 6 Turbo Short Ram Intake
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That’s right, it’s time to start making more power on the SkyActiv 2.5T. We are proud to introduce the CorkSport Power Series Short Ram Intake for 2018+ Mazda 6 equipped with the 2.5 Turbo Engine. We replaced the restrictive factory airbox with a free-flowing intake system that was designed to help your turbo breathe significantly better. The SRI offers better performance, sound, and looks in an easy to install package.
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11 Replies to “Mazda 6 Turbo and CX-9 Short Ram Intake”

  1. No video clips 🙁

    You can faintly make out the intake under boost with the bypass valve being audible as well. The double pane windows do a really good job at stopping sound from coming into the cabin. With the window down it sounds great.

  2. Its a shame since the non turbo gets an airbox.
    I would expect more from this company to design a airbox for the turbo version.

  3. We have not said anywhere we are not making an airbox. Where are you getting that from?

  4. The 2018 Mazda6 is the first Mazda I’ve personally owned. My wife has a 2014 CX-5, which quickly got me interested in purchasing a Mazda for myself. (I’ve been a Honda fan since my 89 Acura Integra that I previously owned, and now an 05 supercharged S2K I proudly own and wouldn’t trade in for anything!) I purchased and installed the SRI in about 45 minutes in my new 6. As stated already in other comments, with the windows up, I was a little disappointed. I could hear the turbo w/ bov sound with the intake, but it was just not what I was hoping for. Then I rolled down the window, set the 6 in sport mode, and holy smokes!! Now THAT is what I’m talking about!! NOW I know there’s a turbo under the hood! I’ve always been one for an engine I can hear. I’ve had an intake on nearly every worthy vehicle I’ve ever owned. A cheap and necessary upgrade imho. This new 6 is also driven by my wife and in-law. If it wasn’t for the double pane windows, I don’t think I’d get away with the awesome noise from this SRI. Although in all honesty, my wife and in-law haven’t been behind the wheel yet since the install. Great job CorkSport!!

  5. The performance numbers below 2800 RPM vs stock are concerning, considering that the new Skyactiv-G engines boost pretty well starting at around 2000 RPM. Sure, there is a note stating: “Note: the variance in low RPM (2800 and lower) is due to difficulties associated with dyno testing an automatic vehicle.” However, it would be very helpful if the next sentence followed up with something to the effect of “…we noted power delivery as equal and/or better than stock at RPMs below 2800…”

    With the above stated and despite the pretty bad numbers on the dyno graph below 2800 RPM, how is the actual performance in that lower range compared to stock? Thanks.

  6. The dyno sheet posted had the car shift in the pull which made the pull look weird at lower RPM. There is no power loss at lower RPM.

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