By replacing the stock camber arms with the CorkSport Adjustable Camber Arms, you can adjust your suspension to accommodate for lowering springs or coilovers and fine tune your Mazda 6 or Mazdaspeed 6 to the appropriate camber setting needed to balance uneven tire wear and improve cornering performance.
Our design offers +OEM to – 4.5 degrees of adjustability along with cross camber adjustment allowing drivers the ability to align their suspension to match their enthusiastic driving style on and off the track.
Unlike other adjustable camber arm options on the market, our unique design includes spherical bearings that replace the soft rubber bushings on the OEM camber arms, providing a true attachment to the suspension of the vehicle for improved handling and road feel.
The ease of adjustability on the vehicle and the unique nature of the spherical bearings will provide you with improved cornering control that can’t be matched by any other options on the market today.
The CorkSport Adjustable Rear Camber Arms are also available for all Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazda 3 vehicles and back for Mazdaspeed 6 and 2004-2008 Mazda 6 vehicles. They come as a set for just $199.00.
The CorkSport Advantage:
Superior Design: Spherical bearings replace the soft rubber bushings used in OEM and other aftermarket camber arms. This will truly attach the camber arm to the suspension of the vehicle for more control and added road feel
Made from reinforced high strength extruded bent steel tubing: Stronger less brittle and more durable than aluminum
Fine Tuned Adjustability: +OEM to – 4.5 degrees of camber adjustment and cross camber adjustability for fine tuning of your suspension
Full Adjustment: Can be adjusted on-car with a wrench while still installed in the vehicle
Sold as a Set: We know you need two so we simplified the math for you by selling them as a set
For more information about the CorkSport Adjustable Rear Camber Arms, check the listing here!
Mazdaspeed 6/Mazda 6 Rear Adjustable Camber Arms July 16th, 2021Sky
We are happy to announce the return of the CorkSport Adjustable Front Upper Control Arms for Mazdaspeed 6 and GEN1 Mazda 6 to complement the return of the CorkSport Adjustable Rear Camber Arms. Back and better than ever, the CS control arms provide improved handling and easier wheel fitment through front camber adjustability. An impressive 4.5 degree adjustment range ensures you are able to get the camber you want. Whether you are dialing in your handling for the track, correcting your added camber from lowering, or even just adding in more camber for that new wheel and tire setup, the CS adjustable control arms are a good fit for your build.
The focus of the CorkSport Adjustable Control Arms is an easy modification of the OEM camber setting. You only need to jack up your car to easily access the four bolts on top of the control arm. Once loosened you can adjust as needed before tightening everything back up and lowering your car, without even removing a wheel! It’s a great setup for correcting camber from pothole damage or lowering, optimizing your alignment for the track, or adding negative camber to get the stance you want to fit that new wide wheel setup.
Modify your Camber setting without needing to remove your wheel!
At CorkSport lowering spring height (1.5” lower than OEM), our local race alignment shop measured an adjustment range of approximately +0.5° to -4.0°. During the measurements they even complimented how easy the CS arms are to adjust! If you’re lower than CS spring height, you are able to go even more negative due to the natural camber gain of the MS6 double wishbone front suspension. While if you are higher than CS springs, you won’t be able to go as negative.
Truly an easy bolt-in installation with no strange handling geometry changes
Because the CorkSport upper control arms replace the entire OEM upper control arms, we knew that fitment was vital to ensure correct handling characteristics, and an easy installation. These arms were designed directly from the OEM control arms so they are truly an easy bolt-in installation with no strange handling geometry changes. With the added camber adjustment, we also verified clearance throughout the suspension travel and at all camber settings to prevent any strange noises or damage to your vehicle.
We have put the CS adjustable front camber arms through extensive real-world testing to ensure long lasting strength for your car. We have been testing an early production unit on a MS6 for around 6 months at the time of writing. This car has been used in everything from daily driving, to aggressive driving in the twisties, to even hauling heavy loads around. Throughout all of this, the car has been setup with -3° of camber with a 255/40-18 summer tire on a 9.5” wide wheel. We have seen consistent performance out of the CS control arms with no issues whatsoever, so you can be sure they can take whatever you can throw at them!
Each set of CorkSport Adjustable Control Arms is made from A513 steel for long lasting strength and durability. The camber adjustment box on the arms are gusseted for added strength and rigidity. The arms are then finished off with a black powdercoated finish for long lasting corrosion protection and a great look. Each kit also comes with brand new ball joints, castle nuts, and cotter pins to keep everything operating correctly. Plus, we upgraded the rubber bushings where the arms mount to the chassis to spherical bearings. This change ensures good consistent handling feel and reduces slop that can result from old worn out rubber.
That about sums up the CorkSport Adjustable Control Arms for Mazdaspeed 6 and GEN1 Mazda 6! Be sure to check out the product listing for more images, as well as our product video to see these arms in action. If you have any questions, shoot us an email or give us a call, we’re always happy to help!
Mazdaspeed 6/Mazda 6 Front Adjustable Camber Arms July 16th, 2021Sky
We are happy to introduce the CorkSport Carbon Fiber Engine Cover for 2014-2018 Mazda 3, 2014-2018 Mazda 6 non-turbo up to 03/02/2018 build date, 2013-2017 Mazda CX-5, and 2016-2020 Mazda CX-3!
Personalize your look to match your build!
Add some much-needed flair to the engine bay of your Mazda in 10 minutes or less. Offered in two different REAL carbon fiber weave patterns with 4 choices of CS emblem colors so you can personalize your look to match your build. Read on for full details and check out the images!
The CS carbon engine cover spices up your Mazda’s engine bay with a fantastic 100% real carbon fiber. You have your choice of weave between a regular 2×2 twill weave or “forged” carbon for a little extra cost. The forged carbon was originally developed by Lamborghini and uses chopped strands of carbon instead of the traditional carbon cloth for a unique appearance. Both are finished in high gloss for a truly great look!
Each CorkSport engine cover is designed to be a direct replacement for your OEM engine cover. We used an OEM cover when creating the design so you can be sure it will fit and look just like OEM. All OEM mounting locations were replicated and then securely bonded to the carbon. The covers sit right where they’re supposed to and don’t cause any vibrations or rattles!
Add some flair to your engine bay
We finished off the CorkSport CF engine cover with a custom billet aluminum “CS” logo badge. It offers a nice finishing touch that replicates the Mazda badge on the OEM cover. To give it your personal touch, four different anodize colors are available: blue, red, black, and silver. Each color looks great with the carbon background, whether you want a stealthy black look or bright red to match your car’s paint and your CS intake!
If you’re looking to add some flair to your engine bay and impress at your local car meet, check out the CorkSport Carbon Fiber Engine Cover. Be sure to check out the product listing for more pictures and don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions, we’re happy to help!
Mazda 3, 2014-2018 Carbon Fiber Engine Cover July 16th, 2021Sky
We’ve heard you asking, we’ve even seen you trying to fit our strut tower brace for the 2014-2018 Mazda 3 onto your 6. We are proud to announce the challenge is over. We’ve created a new design specifically for the 4th generation Mazda 6 and its available now!
You may have a goal of improved
driving experience or you just want a visual improvement to the engine
bay. We are offering both to you.
The polished aluminum strut bar and powdercoated steel brackets look great under the hood of the Mazda 6 and the added chassis stiffness provides improved handling and driver feedback.
Install is a breeze with color
step-by-step instructions and included hardware. If you’re looking to get even more out of
your Mazda 6 in those curvy back roads then we suggest a rear swaybar and sport
springs to go along with the CorkSport
Front Strut Tower Bar.
This package will really wake up the chassis of the Mazda 6 providing you with a sports car feel from your big sedan.
Don’t hesitate! Gets your today!
Front Strut Tower Brace for the 4th Generation Mazda 6 October 23rd, 2019Derrick Ambrose
We at CorkSport are happy to introduce the Sport Lowering Springs for 2018+ Mazda 6 equipped with the 2.5L turbocharged engine. In our last post, we talked about the height, handling, and quality of our new springs. If you haven’t seen it, check it out HERE. Today we’ll cover how we tested the ride quality and go a step further to talk about damping and natural frequency. I’m going to warn you now; this gets a little bit complicated, but we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Let’s start with a basic example–your car hits a
bump which compresses the spring. It “springs” back to its normal length. In a
perfect world with no friction or damping, the springs in your suspension would
keep bouncing up and down forever, this is called oscillation. Add back in
dampening and friction, and the spring will settle out to its normal length
pretty quickly. How different strengths of damping affect the “oscillation” can
be seen in the graph below.
The car has hit the bump at the bottom left of
the graph. As time goes by, you can see the spring expand and compress and so
on. The Greek letter is not important but what is important is the numbers. When
it is 0 (black line) the spring compresses and expands over and over to the
same height. As the number increases, you can see that the spring returns to
its normal length faster until it gets too large and overpowers the spring
(dark blue line). For a car, the 0.4 to 1 range is ideal as there is minimal
“bouncing” without having too high of damping.
What does all this mean though? Let’s say from
the factory the car is in the 0.7 range (orange line). If we went to a
drastically stiffer spring, but kept the OEM dampers, we may end up in the 0.2
range (light blue line), which would be uncomfortable due to all the bouncing
every time you hit a bump. The CorkSport front and rear spring rates chosen are
small enough of a change to fit well with the OEM damping, ensuring no bouncing.
Natural Frequency Analysis
To go along with this, we did some natural
frequency analysis. Natural frequency simplified is how quickly the suspension
responds to a bump. Higher the natural frequency, the harsher the ride in a car
is. Most “regular” production cars sit in a 1.0-1.6 Hertz (Hz) range for a
comfortable ride. Sports cars are usually in the 1.6-2.3Hz range. Full race cars
are usually 2.3-3.0 or even higher. An average person will start thinking a
ride is stiff/harsh at around 2.0-2.2Hz. Using a special app that ties into the
accelerometers of a cell phone we can approximately measure the frequency of a
specific suspension setup. With stock suspension on the Mazda 6 2.5T, this
yielded ~1.4Hz front and ~1.7Hz rear.
With a stiffer spring, these frequencies will
increase, but we wanted to be sure to only increase them slightly, to not
severely affect comfort. We went through a few different combinations to get
our ideal result. Our final setup ended up at ~1.5Hz front and ~1.85Hz rear.
This is enough to notice the suspension feels “sportier” without riding harsh.
There is one other big thing to highlight with
frequency. Notice that both the OEM and CorkSport springs have a higher rear
natural frequency than front. If your natural frequency front to back is close
to equal, the car has a tendency to “pitch” front to back over bumps. Since your
rear tires hit the bump slightly later than the fronts, to have a comfortable
ride the rear suspension has to “catch up” to the fronts to prevent this
pitching back and forth. If a frequency is too much higher in the rear, it can
be too fast for the fronts and cause the same pitching issue.
Natural frequency was always on our minds when
designing the CS springs and we tested a bunch of different combinations to
determine the optimum balance of ride and handling.
That about does it for the Mazda 6 2.5T Sport Lowering Springs. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions-suspension is hard, even for us! Lastly, be sure to share your MZ6T with us by using #CorkSport.
-Daniel @ CorkSport
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