Here at CorkSport we listen to all of our awesome customers and take great care on how we plan our projects for product development. A well-fitted front lip specifically designed for the Mazdaspeed3 has understandably been a very frequent request. There is a lot that goes into producing a great product, especially a tight-fitting front lip. Long story short: We wanted to get all of our ducks in a row before we attempted to execute a custom Mazdaspeed3 product you all would love.
Guys, we want your feedback on a project we’ve been working on for the past year.
We’ve shown glimpses of our Mazdaspeed manifold from time to time, including the one below when we had it installed on Barett’s Mazdaspeed 3, which popped up on our Facebook page—on April Fool’s—while it was being tested.
This manifold is designed to be a bolt-in. It’ll work with the stock throttle body, stock intercooler, stock you-name-it. This means if you’ve upgraded to a front mount intercooler, it’ll also work as it keeps the OEM throttle body location.
We’ve been through a few iterations of the manifold, and below is a picture of the latest version. We’ve changed several things in the design from the last test version, including individual ports for the runners to install meth injection.
In our testing, we’ve found spool to be 200 rpm sooner with the manifold installed. This has been shown on a 1st gen Mazdaspeed 3 equipped with the CorkSport turbocharger and a 2nd gen Mazdaspeed 3 with a GT35r installed.
We also had a peak increase in power of 17 horsepower at the wheels on the 1st gen Mazdaspeed 3 in back to back testing with the manifold.
So. This is where you the Mazdaspeed owner comes into play. We want to know: Would you buy this if we made it? Tell us your thoughts, and if you are interested, shoot us an email so we can keep you updated.
We Need Your Feedback on Our Mazdaspeed Intake Manifold December 17th, 2018CorkSport
We have gotten some great response back from our customers who have the SkyActiv Mazda 3, 6, and CX-5s over the past few years with product suggestions and questions about power, technology, and more.
We decided to have an in-house example of Mazda’s current sport model of the Mazda 3, a 2015 2.5 liter SkyActiv manual transmission. As everyone’s favorite television series host has put it in the past: There is no better way to test the breed than motorsports. So that is exactly what we are going to do with this brand new Mazda 3. Strip the interior, outfit it with CorkSport parts, install some safety gear, and go racing.
Yes. We are really going to take apart a perfectly good car to race on the track with a bunch of other people who suffer from the same mental disorder. We will be posting regular updates on the car as we proceed through the build, which will include time on our dyno and results on the races.
This also means there will be a garage sale on brand new parts from this car, interior, wheels, etc. It has every option so if you want something shoot us an email.
After countless hours designing, testing, and adjusting, we released our drop-in turbo for the Mazdaspeed, and we’re very proud of it—and thrilled about the responses we’ve already received from our beta testers. (See the first reviews on the listing.)
Obviously, with a product this big, we wanted to inform our CorkSport customers as much as possible about the advantages of our turbo vs. the OEM and competitors, and how much power buyers could expect to gain.
Barett wrote a huge white paper on the turbocharger, detailing all of this. From the benefit of a drop-in (no new coolant lines, oil lines, or a intake system are required to install and operate it) to the details of a turbocharger’s anatomy, you can read all about what makes our turbo stand apart.
Our goal was to create a performance-driven turbocharger that wouldn’t break your bank or require a mechanical engineering degree to install. We’re happy to say we succeeded, but see for yourself.
Looking to add a little style to the interior of your Genjuan? Or maybe you’re searching for another performance product to give you the edge? What if I told you I could give you both of those with one performance product?
No stitching required! The CorkSport Performance Steering Wheel was designed to be a direct OEM replacement. It works flawlessly with the OEM steering column, covers, button panels, and airbag for a stress-free 30 minute installation. Check out the images below: On the left shows exactly what you would receive in the package. On the right is a fully assembled steering wheel with all the OEM components.
Now I have to admit, when this product idea (Big thanks to Brett Ross!) came across my desk, I was a bit skeptical. I’m not one to spend money on aesthetics on my Mazdaspeed 3. So we got a prototype manufactured, and I installed it in my car to begin the R & D process. Within minutes, I was sold—and not just by how good it looked in my 09’ MS3, but by how much more connected I felt with the car.
While driving I saw the value in a performance steering wheel—things like the hand wrapped and stitched leather that has a slight texture and plush feel to it. The perforated leather in the high use areas is a great addition so your hands won’t get clammy on spirited drives. The wheel diameter is the same, but the thickness of the wheel has been increased, which is much more comfortable for long drives and canyon carving. The flat bottom gives it a more aggressive feel and actually makes it easier to get in and out of the car since I’m 6’ 2” tall. All that said, probably the most exciting feature of the CorkSport Performance Steering Wheel are the aggressive thumb grooves. These help you lock your hands in place, giving you more confidence in the twisty roads and while fighting the lovely torque steer.