Intakes for Mazdas

The CorkSport Cold Air Box pairs perfectly with the CorkSport Short Ram Intake.

When it comes to the breathability of your Mazda, an intake is the best place to start. The benefits are immediate, the installation is quite simple and it’s genuinely the best first step to getting some power and fun out of your Mazda or Mazdaspeed.

Bringing more air into the intake chamber, the intake system allows you to increase horsepower and torque for your Mazdaspeed. Each is designed to maintain optimal flow and generate ideal performance for your Mazda, with exacting tolerances and using the latest in computer-aided manufacturing techniques to bring you the highest quality and best-performing part for your money. You can expect to gain up to 30+ HP from this simple to install intake system.

The CorkSport Cold Air Box pairs perfectly with the CorkSport Short Ram Intake.

Types of Air Intake systems

Short ram air intakes suck in large amounts of heated air within the engine to help in efficient combustion. These are short and wide pipes because it uses a shorter pipe than the cold air intake, it only has access to warm air near the engine. To make up for this, it sucks in more air than cold air intakes.

Cold air intakes are a type of ram air intake system that works by drawing in cool air from outside and into the Mazda’s engine. This type of intake often has minimal bends and has a long duct with access to cool air. With cooler air coursing through the engine, combustion requires less heat and fuel.

Why Replace Your Mazdaspeed or Mazda Air Intake System

More often than not, car enthusiasts and expert mechanics recommend that you purchase an air intake as soon as possible. Even vehicles of the latest makes and models benefit from an aftermarket air intake system. Below are five of the reasons why an air intake system can improve your Mazda engine’s performance.

Get your 2014 Mazda 3 the cold air it needs with the CorkSport cold air box that goes perfectly with the CorkSport SRI.

Keep in mind, when an intake is paired with a cold air box or battery box, you create a great look for your engine bay and increase your overall Mazda performance. Also, when paired with fuel pump internals, you’ll be able to increase the efficiency, power and set yourself up for future modifications as well!

Why replace your intake system?


1. Increased Acceleration


With an upgraded intake, your Mazda can experience increased horsepower. Upgraded intakes can also increase your engine’s responsiveness when speedy acceleration is required. Because there is more air available and ready for combustion with aftermarket air intakes, your engine reaches the desired speed faster compared to the stock intake that comes with your Mazda. Those who enjoy racing, autocross, or drag strips with their Mazda or who if you just like quick acceleration as soon as the traffic light turns green, an aftermarket air intake can help you enjoy your get up and go a bit more.


2. Greater Fuel Economy


Engines rely on a mixture of fuel and air to create an explosion that powers your Mazdaspeed. When there is not enough air pumping through the engine, your Mazda consumes more gas to compensate for the lack of oxygen. Stock intakes that come with your Mazda are designed to be quiet instead of fuel efficient, and as a result, they tend to use more gasoline. Pumping in more air via an upgraded intake can reduce gas consumption and translate to savings on fuel expenses. For those who are concerned about fuel efficiency…we should note here: that the enhanced sound may cause you to have a heavier foot and decrease your fuel efficiency in exchange for spirited driving.


3. More Effective Filters


The stock air intakes that come with your Mazda normally have disposable paper filters to catch debris. While these filters do their job in trapping particles that may potentially wreak havoc on your engine, the filters eventually require replacement (often a great upsell item for your local technicians). Aftermarket intakes, on the other hand, are equipped with filters that typically have to be cleaned every 20,000 to 50,000 miles (just some soapy water and let it dry completely before reinstallation). This not only saves money but it also provides a more effective filtration method that not only keeps debris out but also lets a larger qty of air inside.


4. Enhanced Sound


Those who like the aggressive sound of a roaring Mazdaspeed engine should enjoy our upgraded intakes the most. Because more air enters through the intake to the engine, it produces a sound that our Mazda enthusiasts find thrilling.


5. Better Overall Performance


With the simple installation of an upgraded intake, you can increase the overall performance of your Mazda. Whether you decide to go for the short ram or the cold air intake, you increase your Mazda’s efficiency, speed, power, and sound.

Looking for an intake system or upgraded intake components to fit your Model? 

Shop Our Selection of Intakes By Model:

2010-2013 Mazdaspeed3

2007-2009 Mazdaspeed3

2006-2007 Mazdaspeed6

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2010-2013 Mazda3

2004-2009 Mazda3

2014-2017 Mazda6

2009-2012 Mazda6

2003-2008 Mazda6

2016+ MX-5

2016+ CX-3

2013+ CX-5

Versatune Packages for Mazda MX-5 Miata

Despite not being the ideal season to pull the top down, we have been busy giving the CorkSport ND Miata some love.  Unfortunately this love does not come in the form of another CorkSport Performance part, but instead better takes advantage of your CorkSport Performance parts thanks to the Versatuner Tuning Solution.  

With that, we are proud to announce our partnership with Versatuner and the ability to provide to all models supported by Versatuner.

Mazda MX-5 in Shop

Back to the 2016+ Mazda MX-5; working with the Versatuner Tuning Solution we setup pre-calibrated tunes that are designed to work with the CorkSport Performance Cold Air Intake System, Cat-Back Exhaust System, and the combination of the two.  

Mazda MX-5 Power Pack Dynograph

Jumping right to Power Pack 3, that combines the CorkSport Cold Air Intake and Cat-Back Exhaust; you see a power increase of 9 wTQ and 13 wHP using 92 octane fuel.  These aren’t just peak gains either, power/torque increases from 3000rpm up to redline which has been increased to 7400rpm.  If you are not ready to pull the trigger on the CorkSport CAI and CBE together, then check out Power Pack 1 and Power Pack 2.  

Power Pack 1 offers a combination of the CorkSport MX5 Cold Air Intake and Versatuner Tuning Solution with a pre-calibrated tune.

Mazda MX-5 Under the Hood

Power Pack 2 offers a combination of the CorkSport Mx-5 Cat-Back Exhaust and Versatuner Tuning Solution with a pre-calibrated tune.

Mazda MX-5 Exhaust Installed

What’s great about the Versatuner Tuning Solution is its flexibility to provide data logging, tune editing and diagnostics troubleshooting with any installed parts and any fuel type.  The CorkSport pre-calibrated tunes are designed for 92 octane fuel, so we do recommend having a custom tune performed for your MX-5 if 91 octane is the highest grade fuel available in your area.  Those of you with 93 octane fuel need not worry, but there could be more to ring out of your little 2.0L Sky-G with custom tuning.

Lastly, you might be wondering why the Power Packs have any significance to you? Well along with power, aesthetics, and glorious noises, we are able to cut you deal when you get the combination of CorkSport Performance parts and Versatuner Tuning Solution.  We’re here to make modifying your Miata easy and fun.

Thanks for tuning in with CorkSport Performance.

-Barett @ CS

Just Released: CorkSport Cold Air Intake System for the 2016+ MX-5

Introducing the CorkSport Cold Air Intake System for the 2016+ Mazda ND Miata. Maintain your cool intake air temperatures without the restriction of the OEM intake.

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The CorkSport CAI System was designed with performance, functionality, and significance in mind. This is not just a piece of metal pipe with an air filter on the end. This was thought out and designed with the latest technologies to give you a no compromise intake system for your favorite weekend toy.

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First, we focused on the system performance since we all want to go fast, right?

This proved to be more difficult than expected. Mazda did a good job designing their intake, but they did leave some room for improvement when you combine hard parts and a proper tune. Now, this isn’t surprising since cars have become more and more dependent on the tune, not just the physical parts. Below is a dyno-graph of the OEM intake system versus the CorkSport CAI System; a net gain of 3-4 WHp with the OEM tune.

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So, what makes the CorkSport CAI System superior?

We wanted to create a system to provide smooth laminar flow which means removing any abrupt edges, sudden expansions, and tight radius bends. First, we use an AEM performance dry-flow filter that features an internal velocity stack design. Then we matched the billet aluminum MAF inner diameter to the filter for a seamless edge that provides smooth flow to the MAF sensor. Leaving the MAF, you see another velocity stack expansion with just a 2mm edge as the air enters the 4-layer reinforced silicone with large sweeping bends. Check out the cut-away view below!

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Next, is the functionality of the CorkSport CAI System. We wanted the CAI to be a quick and easy installation without the need to remove the bumper or any other intensive parts. The cold air box is designed in CAD and through the iterative process of design, a 3D print, and test fittings, we were able to produce a box that fits great and still utilizes the OEM rubber isolators for mounting and the OEM cold air ducting.

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Finally, we wanted to ensure significance of the CorkSport CAI System, because nobody wants a piece of pipe with a filter on the end flopping around in their engine bay. We knew our awesome customers wanted more than just great performance. We know you want it to look great and that you’ll want to brag about it because we’re all car guys and gals, right? The CorkSport CAI uses premium silicone, a beautiful black anodized billet aluminum MAF housing, stainless fasteners, and high quality thermoformed ABS that blends nicely into your engine bay.

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Don’t wait any longer! Get your CorkSport Cold Air Intake System today! Pair it with a pro-tune and really wake up your favorite weekend toy!

Cheers,

CorkSport

Lower Prices, More Power, and White Silicone!

White Silicone is HERE!

After a few teasers, and much demand, we finally are releasing White Silicone Options for the following parts.

So if you want a unique look or a car color matching intake, the White Silicone option just might be for you!

Looking for an intake?? Looking for a sale?? We’ve got both!

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We already know that the CorkSport Short Ram Intake is the best in the game, but what could make it better? How about a lower price for Xmas? If you haven’t noticed our price drop on the CorkSport Stage I Short Ram Intake, Stage II Short Ram Intake or Cold Air Intake for the Mazdaspeed 3, Mazdaspeed 6, and Mazda CX-7 then take a look!

Installation help is on the way!

We are constantly searching for ways to improve your experience with CorkSport. Many times we re-visit our parts to see what we can do to improve them; lately we are also starting to turn our attention to improving the instructions that our parts come with. You’ll notice the change starting with our latest products and also some of your favorites. We recently upgraded the instructions for all of our Mazdaspeed 3 intakes to fill them with more pictures and easier to understand steps. Here’s an example:

Instructions

 As you can see, the pictures are full color with easy to find call-outs of key items and steps. In addition to coming printed out with every CorkSport part, you will find them easy to link to on every product page and easily viewable on any computer, tablet or phone. Just one more way that CorkSport has your back!

Fight Power Loss From Your Hot Engine Bay

Step up your game and your power with the New CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake for the 2010-2013 Mazda 3.

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A Cold Air Intake is one of the easiest ways to gain consistent power in your Mazda. With the CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake for your 2010-2013 Mazda 3 you will pull cold air directly into your engine which equals more power at your wheels. In testing the CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake proved to give peak gains of almost +6hp and +6lb/ft of torque.

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Not only does the Cold Air Intake increase power, but it will improve efficiency and consistency by giving your engine colder air which is better for combustion. The CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake provides the benefit of pulling the denser, colder air from outside the engine compartment.

CAI INSTALL (3)

We designed the Cold Air Intake for both the 2.0L Non SkyActiv models, along with the 2.5L Non SkyActiv model. With more power and efficiency across the board we decided to let everyone in on the performance gains.

Made of a polished, mandrel bent aluminum pipe, with durable multi-layer, reinforced silicone couplers and our one piece precision machined and anodized aluminum MAF housing, the CorkSport Mazda 3 Power series Cold Air Intake will be durable and look great. We also include a Dry Flow Air Filter that is easy to clean and never needs replacing.

Available now for $229.99 for the 2.5L Mazda 3: https://www.corksport.com/corksport-power-series-2010-2013-mazda-3-cold-air-intake-2.5.html

Also available for $229.99 for the 2.0L  Non SkyActiv here: https://www.corksport.com/corksport-2010-2013-mazda-3-cold-air-intake-2.0.html