Product Release – CorkSport Camber Plates for the 2014+ Mazda 3, 6 and 2013+ CX5

 CorkSport Camber Plates

CorkSport is proud to release Camber Plates for the 2014+ Mazda 3, 2014+ Mazda 6 and the 2013+ CX5.

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Our camber plate kit is an ideal option for people that are looking to enhance their driving experience with precision camber settings. Whether tuning your Mazda for performance or track, these camber plates will allow the precision adjustment. The CorkSport Camber Plates have been designed with solid pillow-ball bearings and housing that reduce unwanted upper strut mount deflection and are ideal for racing or high performance driving.

Mazda Camber Plates

The CorkSport Camber plates are engineered and CAD designed for precise fitment then CNC machined from anodized aluminum.  The Camber Plates can be installed without modification to the strut tower but camber adjustment will require removal of the strut assembly. Alternatively, with just minimal cutting of the strut tower camber can be adjusted with just a small hex wrench.

Precision adjustment, durable design, and a great price all add up to the best Camber Plate on the market.

Order yours today – CorkSport Camber Plates – Only $359

Camber measurements will vary depending on vehicle model.


 

 

Product Release! CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Front Camber Kit

I’m proud to announce the release of the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Front Camber Kit, our deepest customer collaboration effort to date!

It all began over a year ago with a product submission from Todd Friar, a well-respected member of the Mazdaspeed3 community that you can often find contributing on the forums as Todd98se.

Based on his submission we began exploring manufacturability when we received a second product idea submission from Eric Poyer on 5/03/2011 that helped to confirm the viability of this product. With a second customer willing to participate in the development process we felt confident we could design a part that would be a sales success.

We collected their input on important features and target price and after a few weeks, we presented drawings to Eric and Todd for their consideration.

With their feedback in hand, we developed sample sets for test fitment.

We confirmed successful installation in our shop then got a sample sent out to Todd for further feedback. He even wrote up a fantastic installation process post on the Mazdaspeed forums.

Our initial design required cutting the strut tower, something we were well used to seeing having been in this business for so long. Eric however, was resistant to the idea of cutting his strut tower, something we then realized may be an issue for other customers as well, and a detail we may have missed had it not been for his involvement in the development process.

We knew we had to go back to the drawing board to remove the requirement to cut the strut tower and we also knew we needed to reassure people that cutting the strut tower would not compromise the integrity of the vehicle.

Using Solidworks, we did some force analysis testing that backed up what we already knew from experience and provided the data needed to show that it is possible to safely remove some material from the strut towers.

We also redesigned the camber plates to allow for installation without cutting the strut tower by recessing the bolts.

Other features we incorporated into the production version from Todd’s feedback are larger M10 studs which reduce camber variation during removal and reinstallation and longer studs to allow for improved fitment with strut tower bars.

The final product is a front camber kit that provides up to -3 degrees of negative camber with aftermarket coilovers and can be installed without any permanent modifications. Proper cutting of the strut tower allows for easy access camber tuning to dial in performance handling on and off the track.

Solid pillow ball bearings and housing reduce unwanted upper strut mount deflection and improve handling during racing and high performance driving.

Our camber kit can be used with aftermarket lowering springs and OEM springs for reduced upper strut mount deflection, however, negative camber is limited to 1.5 degrees due to spring interference. We will be revising the CorkSport lowering springs to allow for a wider range of camber adjustment and expect them to be out later in 2012.

Our knowledgebase is a repository for all sorts of information. For the camber plate development process, the interested reader can view each article we wrote during the development process for more details.

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Todd and Eric were fantastic during the development process. This was one of the most work intensive products we have released to-date and we could not have done it without them! The CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Front Camber Kit is available for purchase from CorkSport.com for $359.00

Rich-

CorkSport Product Sneak Peek and Look Back 2011-2012

As we jump into the New Year I would like to share with you a rundown of the products we launched in 2011 and give you a first look at what you will be seeing to start off 2012.

2011 proved to be a busy year for CorkSport with 28 new products coming to market. In order of release, we added the following to our list of offerings:

Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3 Rear Chassis Brace Set
2010+ Mazdaspeed 3 Front Strut Bar
Mazda 2 Lightweight Crankshaft Pulley
Mazdaspeed 3 Lightweight Crankshaft Pulley
Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3 License Plate Relocation Kit
2010+ Mazdaspeed 3 Front Sway Bar
Mazda 2 Power Series Exhaust
2010+ Mazda 3 Power Series Air Box
RX-7 and RX-8 Banjo Bolt
Mazda 2 Quick Release Chassis Brace
Mazda 2 Front Strut Bar
Mazdaspeed 3/Mazdaspeed 6/CX-7 Turbo Top Mount Intercooler
Stubby Antenna
Mazdaspeed 3 Lowering Springs
Mazda Radiator Caps
Mazdaspeed 3 FMIC kit for SRI
Mazdaspeed 6 Mud Flaps
Extended Lightweight Lug Nuts
Mazdaspeed 6 Rear Sway Bar
2001-2003 Mazda/Mazdaspeed Protégé Skid Tray
Mazda 2 Front Sway Bar
Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3 Front End Links
Mazdaspeed 3 Short Shift Plate
Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3 Shifter Bushings
Mazdaspeed 3 Catted Downpipe
LED Underhood Lighting

So what can you expect from CorkSport to start off 2012?

Early next week we will be launching the CorkSport Front Camber Kit for Mazdaspeed 3. This kit is designed to provide camber adjustability and dial in performance on the Mazdaspeed 3 with up to -3 degrees of camber adjustability.

Next we will be rolling out a new and improved turbo inlet pipe for those who are running a stock or non-CorkSport intake system. The newest version of our turbo inlet pipe has been redesigned to provide seamless fitment with OEM or other aftermarket intake systems by replicating the fitment of the factory TIP to the intake while maintaining all of the characteristics that have made our turbo inlet pipe a top selling product.

We will also be introducing our staged intake systems with the addition of a stage one CorkSport short ram intake without turbo inlet pipe for those that want to upgrade to a basic package. The stage two intake system will be our number one selling CorkSport short ram intake with turbo inlet pipe and the stage three intake system will be the new CorkSport Cold Air Intake which has been designed to push the filter away from the engine and will have the unique feature of being interchangeable with our short ram intake system for customers wanting to run a cold air intake in the summer and short ram in the winter!

We will also be launching the highly anticipated CorkSport Oil Catch Can early this year. This has gone through several iterations to find the ideal design that would provide functionality and be simple to install. The end result is an aluminum, bolt-on oil catch can that will help keep your intake clean by filtering out the junk that would otherwise end up in your intake manifold and possibly on your valves. You can see a full string on the development of this product on the Mazdaspeedforum.

Also to come early this year is the new addition to our CorkSport LED lighting product line with the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Bumper Lights.

Let’s also not forget our Mazdaspeed Protégé drivers out there, we have something for you as well with Mazdaspeed Protégé Silicone Intercooler Hoses expected to be out soon!

This represents just some of the great products you can expect to see from CorkSport in the coming year!

Gwynne-