Axle Back Exhaust for 2019+ Mazda 3 & CX-30!

Love your new Mazda 3 but find yourself missing some excitement? Already have our Short Ram Intake and out Strut Tower Bar? CS has come to help. We are proud to announce the CorkSport Axle Back Exhaust for 2019+ Mazda 3 & CX-30! Add some much-needed volume to your 4th GEN and help the engine breathe while doing so. It’s a great balance of growl under hard acceleration, yet quiet while cruising, plus you get a nice visual boost to the back of your ride. Read on for full details, and be sure to check out the product video for sound clips! (Mazda3 pictured below is OE ride height. If you are looking for more low, check out our 4th Gen Mazda 3 Lowering Springs!)

4th Gen Lowering Springs

The CorkSport ABE replaces the restrictive OEM muffler section with high flowing, mandrel bent 304 stainless steel piping and a pass-through resonator. This allows for a great sound that is just loud enough to make your backroads journey fun without ruining your daily commute. The tone is deep with some nice growl to it that you’ll love to hear. Due to the unique, offset inlet flange, we ended up going with the single asymmetrical resonator for the best tone combined with drone elimination. We tested multiple resonator combinations before determining the single long resonator was the best setup.

CorkSport Axle Back Exhaust for 2019+ Mazda 3 & CX-30

The sound was not our only focus, however. We’ve increased the piping diameter to minimize flow restrictions in the exhaust. The piping diameter was increased from the OEM of 50-55mm (depending on where you measure) to 63.5mm (2.50 inch). The OEM muffler section has a lot of twists, turns, and flow restriction to quiet down your Sky-G. The free flowing resonator eliminates this flow restriction, and when combined with the larger piping, lets the 2.5 breathe better.

CorkSport

The sound and performance also comes with a visual gain. Exhaust tips are increased in size up to 90mm to better fill in the bumper cutouts of the BP Mazda 3. Each tip is dual wall construction that uses a rotated slant cut design. This helps the tips follow the curve of the bumper just like the OEM tips. Each tip is finished off with a laser engraved CorkSport name badge for a nice detail.

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The GEN4 Mazda 3 exhaust also allowed us to bring in a feature we have never had before: adjustable tip length. Each tip is attached using a slip fitting and exhaust band clamp to provide secure and exhaust-leak-free performance. This slip fitting gives you up to 10mm of length adjustment to really dial in the look you’re going for. That is not even the best part though! We are offering three different tip length options for you all to choose from: Hatchback, Hatchback w/Appearance Kit, Sedan, and CX-30.

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The sedan tip option is the longest in order to fit the longer rear end of the sedan models. While not intended you could put these on a hatchback if you’re into the “blast pipe” look.

The Hatchback W/Appearance Kit tip option is the medium length tip. These are intended for hatchbacks equipped with Mazda’s factory Appearance Package and are also the optimal length for the CX-30. This offers an aggressive look to match the aggressive nature of the Mazda Aero Kit. These tips can also be used on a non-aero kit hatch, however, they would stick out too far for most people’s taste.

CorkSport Axle Back Exhaust for 2019+ Mazda 3 & CX-30

The Hatchback without the Aero Kit tip option is the shortest option and is intended for regular hatchbacks without the Mazda Aero Kit. You can also run these tips on hatches with the aero kit if you’re going for a more conservative look, but they tend to disappear in the bumper skirt.

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As usual, each CorkSport 2019+ MZ3 axle-back exhaust is made entirely from polished 304 stainless steel for the best in appearance and corrosion resistance. Each joint is TIG welded for strength while the inlet flange is laser cut to ensure a perfect fit. Each exhaust comes with all hardware needed for install, including exhaust clamps for the tips. You also get full color installation instructions and support for any installation questions you may have.

We strongly encourage you to visit the product listing for more pictures and to check out the product video for sound and video clips. This exhaust is fantastic, especially for a daily driver. Let us know what you think, and share other 4th GEN parts you want to see!

2019+ Mazda 3 – Front Strut Tower Bar is ready for action!

The 2019+ Mazda 3 handles surprisingly well, even with the new torsion beam rear suspension. If you’re looking for even better handling out of your GEN4 3, we are happy to help! Introducing the CorkSport Front Strut Tower Brace for 2019+ Mazda 3 Sedan & Hatch. Improve driver feedback, add stability, and improve your confidence through the twisties in as little as 15 minutes! As a bonus, it even offers a visual boost to your engine bay. Read on for full details and don’t hesitate to call us with any questions!

2019+ Mazda 3 – Front Strut Tower Bar

The CorkSport Strut Bar connects the front strut towers together to improve chassis stiffness. By connecting the left and right strut towers together, flex in the strut towers themselves is reduced during hard cornering. This helps the suspension better do its job. This is most easily noticed through better driver feedback, so it’s easier for a driver to know what the car is doing when in a corner. There is also added stability, especially at a higher speed. Both of these aspects combine to help with driver confidence so you can attack your favorite backroad.

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In order to offer the biggest handling improvement, we chose the best balance of strength and weight. The center bar section is made out of 2024-T4 aluminum so we get plenty of strength but keep the weight down. The two end brackets are made from laser-cut carbon steel that is precision welded together for the utmost in strength to give a solid base for the lightweight center section.

Improve driver feedback and add stability

You can’t have all functions with no form though! To give a classy visual boost to your engine bay, the center aluminum section is fully polished and finished off with a CorkSport name badge for a clean look. The end brackets are powder coated black for long-lasting corrosion resistance and a clean look that will match just about any engine bay.

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To provide the best experience for you all we include full-color installation instructions and all the hardware needed for installation. The center section of the brace is attached to the end brackets with chrome-plated hardware for long lasting good looks and strength. Also included are new strut mounting nuts to ensure good thread engagement and a final shiny touch. This means a typically install only takes 15-30 minutes with minimal tools required!

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If you’re looking for an easy first mod on your new 3 or are wanting something to compliment your new CorkSport lowering springs and Short Ram Intake, the CS Front Strut Bar is a great option. We’re excited to see what you all think of the new strut brace. Check out the product listing for more pictures and to purchase!

CorkSport Performance Coilovers for 2014-2018 Mazda 3 and 2014-2017 & 2018+ Mazda 6

After learning a lot from our re-release of the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Coilovers, we decided to use our new design style and apply it to the GEN3 Mazdas. We are proud to introduce the CorkSport Performance Coilovers for 2014-2018 Mazda 3 and 2014-2017 & 2018+ Mazda 6

Before and After

We hit a great balance between a street and track setup so you can have plenty of fun whether your corner of choice is on a backroad or an autocross course and still be comfortable on the daily commute.

2014-2018 Mazda 3 and 2013-2017 & 2018+ Mazda 6 Coilover Suspension

Along the same line as our MS3 kit, we diverged from the normal spring rates chosen for 3rd GEN coilover setups. We really wanted to strike a good middle point between a basic street coilover and a full race setup. 

With that in mind, spring rate selection was critical to ensure a stiff enough setup for good track handling but soft enough for regular roads.

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The final rates we ended up at were 7K linear front springs and 8K linear rear springs. We prefer linear springs so that the car will react the same no matter the corner or bumpiness of the road. This provides a ride that is stiffer than stock but is not harsh or uncomfortable. This is coupled with more neutral handling (less understeer) and a suspension natural frequency that is slightly higher in the rear than the front for added driver feedback and comfort.

Racing Inspired

To further add to the handling benefits, the CS coilovers have 15-way adjustable rebound damping in both the front and the rear. This allows you to tune your ride to exactly how you like it, whether you’re going for comfort or handling. It’s even easy to use one set up at the track and then soften things up for the ride home! The front also comes with adjustable camber plates for fine-tuning camber for handling or fitment.

Long Lasting Quality

Obviously, there’s one big component that we haven’t talked about yet: ride height! The CorkSport Coilovers offer approximately 2 inches of ride height adjustment, with the highest option being roughly 0.5” lower than the OEM suspension. This is enough adjustment to go from an “OEM+” setup to a low setup that will turn heads and everything in between. This isn’t just about looks though as a lowered ride height offers a lower center of gravity, reduced body roll, and improves driver confidence.

Optimized Spring Rates

One final unconventional touch is the inverted monotube design of the front coilovers. Instead of a more conventional and cost-effective design, this uses a 180° rotated damper design. This improves the rigidity and reliability of the strut while also removing a little bit of unsprung weight. You get great driver feedback from this style of design, which is why we specifically chose it!

Adjustability for Street and Track

The CorkSport Coilover kit is a great upgrade for whatever corner you want to throw at your GEN3. Be sure to check out the product listing for more details and images. 

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Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have as well, we’re happy to help!

4th GEN Mazda 3 SRI

4th Gen Mazda 3 Power

We are proud to announce our first product specifically for the 4th GEN (2019+) Mazda 3: the CorkSport Short Ram Intake. Gain horsepower, torque, and some much needed sound from your 2.5L SkyActiv-G in only about 30 short minutes. Features include an AEM dry-flow filter, a billet machined MAF housing, a custom designed reinforced silicone coupler, and stainless steel T-bolt clamps that combine to be a great and simple upgrade for your new MZ3. Read on for more details!

Increase horsepower in your 2019+ Mazda 3 with the easy to install Intake
CS Short Ram Intake

We’ll admit this intake has been a bit of a challenge since Mazda has switched to a new style of MAF sensor that is very sensitive to changing the intake. We’re happy to report that we’ve figured everything out and have had 5 cars successfully testing the intake for hundreds of miles with no issues. Now, onto the fun stuff!

Let’s jump right into the fun stuff: power! By removing the restrictive factory intake and filter, and replacing them with the CorkSport SRI, we were able to pick up 5-7WHP and 5-7WTQ when tested back to back on our dyno. This was tested within an hour or so of each other, with no tuning changes, and with the only change being the intake swap. Check out the dynograph down below! For both intakes, the only other mod on the test car was a prototype CS axle back exhaust (coming soon!). This will not affect power gain from the intake as it was installed for both tests.

Dyno proven power gains for your 4th Gen Mazda 3
CorkSport

Power is not the only benefit though. The CS short ram intake offers a great visual boost to your engine bay. You can even personalize your intake as you can select between red, blue, and black silicone and filter as well as polished or black clamps. Appearance is not even the best part-the CorkSport intake adds some much needed growl to the engine to give some more excitement when you get on the gas. It’s not obnoxious, but noticeable and definitely enjoyable.

The CorkSport Gen 4 Mazda 3 SRI installs in 30 minutes
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To make the power and great noise, each component in the CS SRI has been optimized for performance. Starting at the filter, an AEM Dry-Flow is used for fantastic air flow capacity without compromising filtration. A non-oiled filter is used specifically to prevent issues with the MAF sensor.

Next comes the billet MAF housing. We use a precision machined MAF sensor housing to ensure the diameter of the intake near the MAF sensor is an exact match to the OEM diameter. This keeps fuel trims in check and keeps the check engine light off. A billet MAF housing has the added benefit of looking great, especially when finished off with an attractive laser etched logo.

We have 3 color options available for the 2019+ Mazda 3 intake
CorkSport Short Ram Intake

The MAF housing connects to the throttle body with a custom designed and reinforced silicone coupler. It is a perfect fit with the OEM throttle body and valve cover vent hose while the four layers of nylon braiding keep the silicone strong for years to come. This piece of silicone has the added benefit of being completely smooth on the inside versus the accordion OEM rubber piece. This helps promote flow into your engine.

Finally, all of the components are tied together with stainless steel T-bolt clamps. These clamps offer superior sealing characteristics over a traditional worm gear clamp and are not prone to stripping like a worm gear clamp.

Mazda3 Gen 4 Performance Air Intake System
CorkSport SRI

The CorkSport GEN4 Mazda 3 Short Ram Intake is finally here and it’s a great upgrade to start getting your 2019+ 3 to perform as good as it looks. Be sure to check out the product listing and video and don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions!

4th Gen Mazda 3 Sport Springs

The 2019+ 4th generation Mazda 3 is a car that certainly divided opinions when it came out. From its divisive looks to the new torsion beam suspension, even we weren’t quite sure what to make of it at first. However, we have since fallen in love with our shop 4th GEN, a big part of it is what we are releasing today: the CorkSport Performance Lowering Springs for 2019+ Mazda 3 (Sedan & Hatchback for both AWD & FWD). Give your new 3 an aggressive look that is sure to turn heads while improving the handling for those twisty backroads!

2019-2020 Mazda 3 lowering springs
Gen 4 Lowering Springs

Let’s start off with the elephant in the room: ride height. When we developed these springs, it was somewhat difficult as we had to account for different body styles, transmission options, and now even driveline options. With all things taken into account, we found the right range of ride height that looks great on the lightest, heaviest, and all options in between.

The perfect balance of lowering for the 2020 Mazda 3
Why Lowering Springs?

On the lightest GEN4: hatchback, front-wheel drive, manual trans, the CS lowering springs offer 1.5” front and 1.8” rear ride height drop. On the heaviest GEN4: sedan, all-wheel drive, auto trans, the CS lowering springs offer 1.6” front and 2.2” rear ride height drop. Depending on your vehicle’s options, you will end up at or between these extremes. Don’t worry though, your ride ends up sitting level no matter what combination of options you have. The images below show the lightest (upper) and heaviest (lower) Mazda 3.

AWD Mazda 3 low down springs
CorkSport

We also focused heavily on improving the handling with the CS GEN4 lowering springs. A lower ride height means a lower center of gravity which when combined with a stiffer spring rate, means less body roll. This improves handling feel and driver confidence when attacking a backroad. We even increased the rear spring rate more than the front to reduce understeer and help with turn-in.

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The CorkSport 2019+ MZ3 springs went through a few different iterations of spring rate and ride height before we found the best balance of ride quality, handling, and appearance. The final spring rates are 3.4K front and 5.9K rear. Compared to the OEM rates of 2.23K front, 4.20K rear, we made a decent jump in rate; however, the new springs are well within the OEM damping rates. The ride is obviously stiffer than OEM yet is not bouncy and you can still comfortably daily drive on the springs.

The perfect lowered stance for your 4th Gen Mazda3
CorkSport

During development, we even tested for the natural frequency changes in the suspension from installing lowering springs. Essentially, the natural frequency is a good way to compare how “stiff” one car feels compared to another, even if their suspensions are different (for more background info on natural frequency, check out this blog). We went from an OEM of ~1.6Hz front and rear to 1.75Hz front and 1.8Hz rear on the CS lowering springs. This increase is enough to feel “sporty” but not enough that it will ruin your drive to work.

FWD or AWD the springs work on all 2020 MZ3
Gen 4 Springs

As with all CS lowering springs, they are a direct fit install that can completely change your car in only a few hours. The only permanent modifications are trimming the OEM bump stops to account for the lower ride height. To ensure they will last as long as your car, each spring is made out of high tensile strength spring steel, which is then powder coated blue for corrosion resistance and a great look. The rear springs even include spring silencers to prevent any added noise from the lowering springs.

The CorkSport GEN4 Mazda 3 Lowering Springs have really changed our opinion on the new body style. With the right set of wheels, our CS shop car turns heads all day long and would fit right in at any car show. If you’re ready to upgrade your 3’s handling and give it an aggressive look, we are happy to help! Give us a call if you have any questions, and be sure to check out the product video on the web listing!