Is Your Chick Flappy? – Mazda 3/MS3 Mud Flaps

Merry Christmas CorkSport family!!

Oh wait, it’s not December. It sure can feel like it sometimes when you are getting more and more parts in the mail. Am I right?

So let’s get down to business here.

This will be the one and only time you hear me say that your side chick needs to be MORE FLAPPY! If you want to protect her skirts, and booty, then making her flappy is a definite must.

CorkSport is proud to announce that we are bringing back our 2010-2013 Mazda 3/MS3 Mud Flaps by popular demand. Ask and you shall receive!

Made from 80 durometer urethane, these 1/8” thick flaps will protect all of your painted surfaces, and result in a cleaner rear hatch.

How does this really affect you? Well, have you ever tried wiping without toilet paper? I can tell you that it can be a tad bit messy. Go ahead and skip the dirty booty by adding these to your Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3. 2010-2013 Mazda 3 & MS3 Mud Flaps (Set of 4)

A few extra tidbits about the mud flaps:
  • Durable 80A 1/8” thick polyurethane.
  • CorkSport logo laser etched into the mud flap.
  • 2-year limited warranty.
  • $119.99 for all four mud flaps.

These are a must-have if you are trying to increase style while still being functional. I can tell you that these definitely help to keep the rear hatch cleaner makes it easier to keep the entire car cleaner for longer periods of time.

Don’t forget to check out our CorkSport 7th Gear Membership while you are buying these for your “woman”.

Cheers,

Luke

Mazdaspeed by Another Name

In the past, Mazda has said the new motors will be used across all the models.

For the past few months, Mazda has been hinting at the homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) motors, but the idea goes back to 2008 when Mazda started working on their Skyactiv technology and brand. The original plan was laid out to introduce the Skyactiv I technology, and then offer a Skyactiv II phase in the future, which was to be the next step up in efficiency and performance.

Recently, Mazda officially announced the Skyactiv X after Robert Davis gave a speech announcing there is more to be given from internal combustion engine (ICE). This has been Mazda’s plan all along and they are sticking to it.

So where does the Mazdaspeed by another name come into this conversation, you ask? Mazda needs to meet its corporate goals of improving fuel economy while also ensuring performance. Right now, Mazda has the 2.5 turbo motor used in the CX9 and the 2.2 turbo diesel motors as the go-to for horsepower.

In the past, Mazda has said the new motors will be used across all the models.

I found three references where the term “supercharged” has been discussed with the new Skyactiv X engines. The term has been used in the past for both belt-driven blowers and exhaust-driven blowers.  Give Mazda’s familiarity with the turbo motors on the Skyactiv technology, my money is already on the turbocharger for gas engines.

In the past, Mazda has said the new motors will be used across all the models.

In the past, Mazda has said the new motors will be used across all the models, which means that, yes, we should see a turbocharged Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 again in the future. I know the Mazdaspeed name and Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazdaspeed 6 models are dead, but we will once again be able to play with boost in our favorite manufacturer’s cars.

Cheers,

Derrick @ CS

Mazda Shows Us Some Forced Induction Fun

A recently submitted patent popped up from Mazda, which gives all of us boost lovers a serious case of envy.
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A recently submitted patent popped up from Mazda, which gives all of us boost lovers a serious case of envy; a motor with 2 turbochargers and a supercharger. Text from the patent reads, “The supercharging device according to the embodiment schematic includes first and second exhaust turbochargers 11 and 15 to be driven by exhaust energy of the engine 1, an electric supercharger 18 to be driven by electrical energy, and intercooler 16 which cools intake air discharged from the first and second exhaust turbochargers 11 and 15 and from the electric supercharger 18, and an intake manifold 10 which communicates between the downstream end of the intercooler 16 in the intake air flow direction and the intake ports 3 of the engine 1.”

A recently submitted patent popped up from Mazda, which gives all of us boost lovers a serious case of envy.

This sounds like a party to me and looking at the pictures and further in the text, this motor is designed to be in a rear wheel drive car. Currently the only rear wheel drive model Mazda offers is the Mx5/Miata. Could we be seeing a future Mazdaspeed hotrod in the making?

A recently submitted patent popped up from Mazda, which gives all of us boost lovers a serious case of envy.

Knowing that the Mazdaspeed name is dead, if this new motor comes to life, it would be under the Skyactiv X name and could explain where the future of the Mazdaspeed name was headed. Mazda says “driving matters” and with the boundaries they are pushing with the internal combustion engine in development, this could be another forward-looking motor to make the retired Mazdaspeed name proud.

Long Lost Love for MS6 Owners

Due to the number of requests we have had, and the fact that we love our Mazdaspeed 6 peeps, we have decided to bring the aluminum skid plate back!

Good day, CorkSport family! This is Luke here at CorkSport HQ in Vancouver, Washington.

I’ve got some very exciting news that I know my Mazdaspeed 6 guys will be very happy about. As most of you know, CorkSport listens to our customers and, after listening, we deliver. Ever since we removed the aluminum skid plate from our product list, we’ve received many requests for it. Due to the number of requests, and because we love our Mazdaspeed 6 peeps, we decided to bring the aluminum skid plate back! That’s right, we’re bringing it back to the site! Here’s a quick reminder of the benefits that the Mazdaspeed 6 aluminum skid plate gives your ride:

  •   Replace OEM plastic skid plate with sturdier aluminum
  •   Better protection during the winter months
  •   Keeps the engine bay cleaner
  •   More robust protection for people in lowered rides
  •   Easy access to changing oil
  •   Direct bolt on

Starting July 18, CorkSport will have the components back on the shelf and we’ll be ready to start shipping these out. These new Mazdaspeed 6 aluminum skid plates will be limited quantity — only 20 skid plates — so be sure to get one before we have to have more made.

Starting July 18th CorkSport will have the components back on the shelf, and we will be ready to start shipping these out.

If you would like to pre-order, please call us at 360-260-2675.  Let’s get this party started folks!

Due to the number of requests we have had, and the fact that we love our Mazdaspeed 6 peeps, we have decided to bring the aluminum skid plate back!

Cheers,

Luke McCarvel

CorkSport’s New Mazdaspeed Front Lip

This Mazdaspeed with CorkSport's new front lip has style and speed.
Check out this stylish Mazdaspeed.

Hello, CorkSport family! If you haven’t visited our New Products page lately, then you’ve been missing out on some cool product releases. Look at this picture. Can you guess which part I’m referring to?

I’ll give you a hint. It starts with the letter L, and ends with an I and a P. That’s right — the lip!

Why we created a new Mazdaspeed front lip

At CorkSport, we’re committed to supporting the Mazda community and always strive to bring new, cool mods to the table. Mazda decided they’re no longer going to support the Mazdaspeed platform, but as a leader in the Mazda Performance market, we’re doing our part to keep the platform alive. Due to that commitment, we believe it’s up to us to push the platform and make sure we’re the leading competitor in this market. To achieve this, we did some research and found what the market was missing.

Our research and commitment manifested in the creation of a part that increases your Mazdaspeed’s style: our new front lip. In our research, we learned that people have been trying to mold STI lips onto the front of their Mazdaspeed3s, and we knew the direct fitment style CorkSport is known for would not only give us a HUGE edge over eBay components but would allow us to create an incredible part.

The new CorkSport front lip

With a new CorkSport Mazdaspeed front lip, you know your ride is going to look stylish.
Take a look at that sick CorkSport Mazdaspeed Front Lip.

In developing this front lip, our engineer Barrett spent countless hours making sure this part would be a direct fitment for ease of installation and would deliver a clean, sleek look. Molded from 3mm ABS plastic with a black coating, our new front lip is a no-brainer when it comes to adding extra style to your Mazdaspeed. As always, we tested this lip to make sure that it would withstand high winds (around 140mph, to be exact) for all of our “Mexico” racers. Passing this test gave us the confidence we needed to be sure that we could offer a product that not only looked good but could withstand daily driving abuse.

Thinking about purchasing this front lip? Here’s what you need to know:

  1. $224.99 is the current list price — that’s 10 percent off the original price of $249.99!
  2. Two-year warranty from manufacturer defect.
  3. One-hour install time.
  4. With the purchase of the front lip, you get a free CorkSport trucker hat — only available through the purchase of this front lip!

Please note: This lip will not work with the CorkSport aluminum skid tray. The mounting locations do not line up.

Lastly, don’t forget, when you make a purchase with CorkSport you become part of our family. When you invest in us, we invest in you.

Cheers,

Luke @ CS