Introducing Our New Membership Program: 7th Gear

Become of member of our new, exclusive program 7th Gear and get gifts, early access to new products, and more!

CorkSport has been serving the Mazda community for 19 years. Over nearly two decades, we’ve never stopped listening to what our customer’s need. We apply that feedback and input daily to how we work and what we build for the platform. And because we’ve involved ourselves in the community and supported the platform, we’ve put ourselves in a position to say a big “thank you” to our loyal customers for supporting us and sticking with us!

The next big thing

So we started brainstorming ideas that would allow our top customers to become a part of an elite group that we can connect with directly. Enthusiasts will receive additional CorkSport benefits and supports while being involved in and up to date with what we’re working on at CorkSport.

We still have the rewards points program, but we wanted to offer something that raised the bar. We wanted to create something that shows that we’re building more than just a customer base — we’re building a family. So, what’s all this next level nonsense I am talking about?

CorkSport is proud to introduce 7th Gear

We’ve developed a new program unlike any other in the automotive aftermarket and we’re calling this exclusive membership program 7th Gear!  Take a look at some of the benefits offered as part of the 7th Gear program.

CorkSport's exclusive new membership program, 7th Gear, is all about building a family of dedicated Mazda enthusiasts.
Become a member of our 7th Gear program today!

As a 7th Gear Member, you’ll receive …

  • An exclusive gift package worth $99 when you sign up.
    • You can only get these apparel items by becoming a 7th Gear member!
  • Access to our exclusive 7th Gear Facebook group.
    • We’ll provide insider information on our products, lifestyle, and happenings!
    • You’ll interface with other elite members of the Mazda Community and receive CorkSport answers faster than anywhere else on the web.
    • You’ll have first access to new product releases via thanks to your 7th Gear membership.
  • Free Shipping to the lower 48 States. (Hawaii, Alaska, and International orders get reduced rate shipping.)
    • You heard us right! Free shipping to lower 48 and reduced cost shipping for our members elsewhere!
  • Automatic Annual Renewal that includes an awesome anniversary gift worth, at least, the cost of membership!
    • Once again, no one can get this exclusive gift item unless they’re a 7th Gear member!

As a 7th Gear member, rest assured that we’re here to help our car guys and car girls ignite their Mazda dreams, turning car fantasy into reality. CorkSport is more than just a company, we’re a family of enthusiasts that want to grow and share with all of you! Head to CorkSport.com for more information on 7th Gear today.

All About the 2017 Mazda3: Updates, Mods, and More

Mazda has updated the Mazda3 for 2017, so we’re taking a look at the changes and what mods you’ll want to add first.

The Mazda3 is, obviously, a favorite around CorkSport HQ. And now that the best handling front wheel drive car on the market has been updated and upgraded for 2017, we wanted to break down what’s new and what you can mod.

The rundown

The 2017 Mazda3 has a few styling updates, like an updated front bumper and grill that’ll look very similar to CX-9 drivers. Speaking of the CX-9, the steering wheel is comparable to the CX-9, as well. Back to the exterior, the new bumper and grill features excellent LED headlights and an LED fog light option. There’s an option for 18-inch wheels, though you can stick with 16-inch wheels, and two new colors are available: Machine Gray Metallic and Eternal Blue Mica, which replaces the previous Blue Reflex Mica.

The interior is updated to include heated steering wheel and upholstery upgrade options. The heads up display is now in color and there’s an electric parking brake, as well.

The Mazda3 engine remains unchanged: 3 i models feature a 155-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while 3 s models have a 184-hp 2.5-liter inline-four. A six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission are available. But, the big addition is the G-Vectoring Control, which is a software-based torque-reduction system. Savage Geese has a great rundown of all the Mazda3 updates that has an excellent explanation of what GVC does and what it adds to your ride, starting at the 7:38 mark. Check out MotorTrend, Car and Driver, and Road and Track if you want a few more informative explanations of the 2017 Mazda3’s updates.

All the reviews agree, this is the best Mazda3 yet. Now, let’s take it up a notch.

The mods

While the Mazda3 has some nice new features (and who doesn’t like new features?), what remains undeniable is that this is a damn good car. But good can be the enemy of great, and that’s where CorkSport comes in. With some performance and style mods, a 2017 Mazda3 can go from a satisfying award-winning vehicle to a high-performance, fun-to-drive dream!

2014+ Mazda3 Lowering Spring set

Our Mazda3 Lowering Springs deliver an aggressive appearance and a performance edge without sacrificing ride quality.

Our Mazda3 Lowering Springs deliver an aggressive appearance and a performance edge without sacrificing ride quality. Begin taking that 2017 Mazda3 where you want it by making your ride a little lower.

Mazda Headlight Level Adjuster

CorkSport’s Headlight Level Adjuster makes sure the road stays well lit ahead of you while you roll in your lowered ride.

Your lowered 2017 Mazda3 looks dope, but the self-leveling headlights sometimes have difficulty with this suspension geometry change. CorkSport’s Headlight Level Adjuster makes sure the road stays well lit ahead of you while you roll in your lowered ride.

Mazda 3 Adjustable Struts and Shocks

With 15 different positions to choose from, our Adjustable Struts and Shocks can take your 2017 Mazda3’s handling to godlike levels of precision.

With 15 different positions to choose from, our Adjustable Struts and Shocks can take your 2017 Mazda3’s handling to godlike levels of precision. Sure, the 2017 already has great handling, but what did we say about good and great? Make that great handling truly exceptional with this adjustable upgrade.

2014+ Mazda 3/6/CX5 Big Brake Kit

Shave weight off your ride without sacrificing stopping power thanks to our Big Brake Kit.

Shave weight off your ride without sacrificing stopping power thanks to our Big Brake Kit. Combined with the GVC, this added braking ability will lead to some next level curve handling.

2014+ Mazda 3 Leather Steering Wheel

Our leather steering wheel has a hand-wrapped and stitched racing-inspired grip — and it only takes an hour and a half to install!

Not a fan of that new OEM steering wheel? We got you covered. Our leather steering wheel has a hand-wrapped and stitched racing-inspired grip — and it only takes an hour and a half to install!

And that’s just the beginning. Check out the rest of our Mazda3 parts and modify your new 2017 Mazda3 to your heart’s content.

If you’ve got questions, drop us a line before you get started on your 2017 Mazda3 mods and we’ll help you out. And keep following the CorkSport blog for more modification advice and tips, Mazda lifestyle talk, and help taking your new ride from great to outstanding!

CorkSport’s Favorite Part of the Week: Week Three

Our new blog series continues with the 2014+ Mazda 3 Lowering Springs — another one of our favorite parts.

Hey, CorkSport family, I hope you’re all doing well this week! I’m here again, keeping my promise, to give a brief description of my favorite part each week. Which means our blog series, “CorkSport’s Favorite Part of the Week,” continues!

This time, I’ll be talking about the 2014+ Mazda 3 Lowering Spring set. I am excited for this one, because lowering springs offer many benefits that deliver an incredible bang for your buck.

I am excited for this one, because lowering springs offer many benefits that deliver an incredible bang for your buck.

All of us Mazda enthusiasts know that stock Mazdas have quite a bit of wheel gap, which isn’t appealing to most of us. Our lowering springs have been designed to take care of that unwanted wheel gap — these springs will drop the car about 1.75” in the front and about 2.00” in the rear.

We wanted to make sure our springs would give the car a modest drop. Why modest? We decided to keep the drop minimal because we wanted the car to have a sleek look without sacrificing ride quality. Plus, we wanted to avoid potential damage to the front end when going over, for example, speed bumps.

Our lowering springs also have a 7 percent increase in spring rate. Which means that, whether or not you’re running OEM wheels or aftermarket wheels, these springs will — without a doubt — give your ride a much cleaner look. Please note, though, if you’re running wider than stock wheels/tires, you may have to roll your fenders depending on how aggressive your offset is or how wide your tires are running.

I mentioned multiple benefits to our springs, so I want to make sure to hit on the other primary advantage you get from adding lowering springs to your 2014+ Mazda 3. When you add lowering springs, you are lowering the center of gravity of the vehicle. By doing this, you’re allowing the car to grip the pavement harder. You can take corners faster and with more confidence knowing the car will react the way you want with increased handling. Add in some wider/stickier tires and you’ll increase that handling exponentially.

This part is truly a must-have for people who don’t track their car every weekend, but are looking for a more aggressive feel when driving around town. Pick these springs up today for a grand total of $209.99 plus shipping. Trust me, you won’t regret that decision. If anyone has any questions in regards to lowering springs, please call us at 360-260-2675!

Cheers,

Luke @ CS

CorkSport’s Favorite Part of the Week: Week Two

Mazda 6 Power Series Exhaust

Hello again, CorkSport family! Let’s start the second week of our new blog series, “CorkSport’s Favorite Part of the Week,” off strong by talking about the new Mazda 6 2014+ Power Series Exhaust.  

Mazda 6 Power Series Exhaust

Are any of you Mazda 6 owners looking to add more power to your 2014+ Mazda 6? In the market for better sound? Look no further! We’re very happy to introduce you to this top-notch exhaust system. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider purchasing the Cat-Back Exhaust:

  • Direct bolt on
  • High quality stainless steel
  • Increased power
  • Better exhaust sound
  • Less weight

When it comes to power, we saw a 3whp increase over stock on an un-tuned Engine Control Unit (ECU). That doesn’t seem like a lot, but if you take the car and tune it with the exhaust installed, you’ll notice larger gains.

When it comes to sound, one reason why CorkSport loves this exhaust is that the sound is very subtle when cruising on the highway. However, when you give the car some throttle, you do get an increased exhaust note.

CorkSport does offer the option of selling the mid-pipes for this kit separately. Any customers that would like to purchase the mid-pipes to complete their Axle-Back Exhaust would need to call us at 360-260-2675 to get pricing and availability.

The Power Series Exhaust comes with a price tag of $799.99 before shipping. Please keep in mind that it helps to make an account when you order from us — we offer rewards points when you have a registered account. If you save those points, they can get you a nice discount on the purchase of this exhaust.

Cheers,

Luke @ CS

CorkSport’s Favorite Part of the Week: Week One

Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar

Good day, CorkSport family! I’m proud to announce our new blog series: “Favorite Part of the Week.” I’ll be talking about my favorite parts weekly until I have nothing left to talk about! Also, I want to say thank you to all of the people who follow our blogs and continue to be dedicated CorkSport customers. We appreciate the business and we’re happy to have such a great group of people in our corner — you guys make our days great!

Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar

Let’s get down to business. To kick off this series of sweet blog posts, I want to start by highlighting our 2014+ Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar. As we all know, increased handling on the car is a must. There’s nothing better than going into a turn on a curvy road and being able to hit the APEX with more confidence and speed than ever before. If that’s how you like to drive, then this sway bar is a must. Unfortunately, the stock rear sway bar on the Mazda 3 doesn’t properly control body roll in corners. Fortunately, with CorkSport’s adjustable sway bar, you have the ability to stiffen up the rear suspension to decrease body roll in corners. By decreasing the body roll of the car, you’re able to hit corners at a faster speed and still feel like the car is hugging the road.

A few of the bar’s features:

  • Two different stiffness settings: 130 percent stiffer and 220 percent stiffer than stock.
  • Single piece design: No need to worry about welds breaking with this bar.
  • Billet aluminum brackets: Peace-of-mind knowing your brackets can take any abuse and not break. [Note: Brackets are normally $79.99 by themselves, but we include them with the bar — a great value!]

Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar Brackets

The 2014+ Mazda 3 Rear Sway Bar is priced at $219.99 and, at CorkSport, we believe you’re getting the most out of your dollar with this bar and brackets. Whether or not you autocross or just drive aggressively, it’s a must to increase your vehicle’s handling. Pair this with the lowering springs and you can change the entire experience of driving your new Mazda 3. We highly recommend this as one of your first suspension upgrades!

Keep an eye on our blog; the lowering springs post will be coming to you at a later date.

Cheers,

Luke @ CS