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