New Header and Intake for 1.6 DOHC MX3s!

CorkSport has gone back to its roots so to speak. We have been working on developing new performance parts for the MX3.

One of the parts Jason has been working on is a header for the 4 cylinder MX3s, seen below.

We are working to incorporate all of the emissions fittings for the header to make this a sensor friendly upgrade.

The second part we have been developing is an intake system for the MX3 4 cylinder model. The test vehicle shown below is the 1.6 DOHC model.

The intake we have been working with is a bolt in design which incorporates all of the fittings for the crankcase and the idle air control valve.

If you are interested in these parts let us know by submitting feedback on this blog post or contacting me at derrick@corksport.com.

Derrick

CorkSport goes to the OCC Mazda Meet in NY!

CORKSPORT attended the OCC Mazda meet on May 2nd and 3rd in Newburgh NY. The event had a wide range of Mazdas, everything from from a 1972 RX-2 in pristine condition to a brand new 2010 Mazda 3.

Jason and I attended the show to answer product questions and to show off our latest products like the Power Series Short Ram Intake (SRI).

We met people from all areas of the Northeast including a group from Club Mazda Quebec who drove down for the OCC event. They came with a full range of Mazdas including this BJ model protégé with a Sport 20 bumper purchased from us here at CorkSport.

MazdaSpeed 3s where out in force at the event. There was everything from stock to heavily modified cars present including this tasteful MazdaSpeed 3 which I especially liked the looks of.

That’s all for this time, be sure to say hello to CorkSport representatives at upcoming Mazda events this year!

Derrick

Update: 2010-2013 Mazda 3 Performance Parts

I know this is a bit redundant, but we’re just so excited about these new parts that we thought we’d give you an update on how things are moving along with the new 2010 Mazda 3 parts.

You remember from last blog that I got my hands on a 2010 Mazda 3. It was a 2.0L automatic, but because we had ordered a dual-exhaust rear bumper I was still able to make both a single and dual exhaust for it. You’ll also see a picture of the new SRI (Short-Ram Intake) for the 2010 Mazda 3.

First up here’s some pictures of the single-exit exhaust:

Here’s a couple shots of the dual exhaust:

Finally, here is the new SRI:

That’s all for this time, keep checking back for more updates!

Jason

First Look: 2010 Mazda 3

Welcome back!

On this edition of CSBlog we’ll be getting our first look at a 2010 Mazda 3!

We were able to get our hands on a 2010 Mazda 3 sedan to do some part fabrication and testing. The 3 that we got was equipped with the 2.0L engine and an automatic transmission. A couple of things that I noticed about the car right away were that this really is just a face lift, the undercarriage is mostly the same as earlier models. On this revision Mazda did finally make the exhaust system 2 pieces, so no more cutting the factory exhaust to remove it from the car, which is a bonus. This is a short update, but I really just wanted to show you the single exit and dual exit exhausts, and the SRI (Short-Ram Intake) that we were able to develop for it.

Couple pictures of the underside of the car:

Here’s a picture of the prototype dual exhaust I whipped up:

That’s all for now!

Jason

Sneak Peak: CorkSport SRI Air Box

Hey everyone!

Just a quick update as to what we’ve been working on our here at the shop.

I built an air box for our short ram intake for you MazdaSpeed 6 and the MazdaSpeed 3 guys. I built it as a full box but with a removable top so the air filter can be easily removed for cleaning. The use of the air box will help keep hot engine bay temperatures from entering your intake system. In my preliminary testing, a 2 to 4 degree drop in intake air temperature at cruising speeds was measured with the air box installed versus not being installed. Hope that those of you that end up purchasing it, enjoy it!

Here are a couple pictures of what it looks like installed in a MazdaSpeed 6:

And here is a couple shots of what it looks like in a MazdaSpeed 3:

That’s all for now, tune in next time for more updates from the shop!

Jason