My Mazda journey began back in April 2013 when I found my beloved “Halo” on Kajiji, a local classifieds site. I’m her second owner. My goal was to find a car that was fun to drive, and after driving my girlfriend’s Mazda 3, I fell in love.
In the ongoing quest to make your Mazda more powerful, and fun to drive, we have developed many great aftermarket options.
The stock airbox and air intake on most Mazdas were designed for economy instead of power. The problem with using the stock filter and airbox is that it functions similar to breathing through a rag. The rag does a great job of keeping contaminants and dirt out, but it also requires extra effort to pull air in.
When you upgrade the intake to a CorkSport Short Ram Intake you remove the air stifling setup and finally breath freely. Suddenly, your car goes from an underpowered, oxygen lacking zombie, to the free breathing, throaty roar of increased horsepower and freedom.
If you are looking to start the year off right, and are ready to upgrade your intake system we can answer any questions on which option is best for your ride.
Want to start 2014 off with some extra power? How about just letting your Mazda breathe easy? Thankfully you can do both with one simple modification, the Short Ram Intake.
Step up your game and your power with the New CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake for the 2010-2013 Mazda 3.
A Cold Air Intake is one of the easiest ways to gain consistent power in your Mazda. With the CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake for your 2010-2013 Mazda 3 you will pull cold air directly into your engine which equals more power at your wheels. In testing the CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake proved to give peak gains of almost +6hp and +6lb/ft of torque.
Not only does the Cold Air Intake increase power, but it will improve efficiency and consistency by giving your engine colder air which is better for combustion. The CorkSport Power Series Cold Air Intake provides the benefit of pulling the denser, colder air from outside the engine compartment.
We designed the Cold Air Intake for both the 2.0L Non SkyActiv models, along with the 2.5L Non SkyActiv model. With more power and efficiency across the board we decided to let everyone in on the performance gains.
Made of a polished, mandrel bent aluminum pipe, with durable multi-layer, reinforced silicone couplers and our one piece precision machined and anodized aluminum MAF housing, the CorkSport Mazda 3 Power series Cold Air Intake will be durable and look great. We also include a Dry Flow Air Filter that is easy to clean and never needs replacing.
Available now for $229.99 for the 2.5L Mazda 3: https://www.corksport.com/corksport-power-series-2010-2013-mazda-3-cold-air-intake-2.5.html
Also available for $229.99 for the 2.0L Non SkyActiv here: https://www.corksport.com/corksport-2010-2013-mazda-3-cold-air-intake-2.0.html
Brandon found himself looking for a new car, and in the price range that he had at the time, he test drove quite a few. He was hooked on the fact that the Speed 3 was the “best bang for your buck and the most fun to drive”. He enjoyed the overall look, style, a feel of the car; “this one” was the one to get.
Every car he had ever modded started with an intake and since “CorkSport was right here in town, just a couple miles away” it seemed like the most realistic option for him to check out what we had to offer. He can’t quite recall whether or not he purchased the CORKSPORT Stage II Power Series Short Ram Intake for Mazdaspeed 3 by itself or if he walked away with a lot more that day after talking with Austin. (Our records show he definitely did: CORKSPORT 2010+ Mazdaspeed 3 Cat Back Exhaust, CORKSPORT Urethane Exhaust Hangers, CORKSPORT Mazdaspeed 3 Downpipe).
He does know that he definitely went on a binge and found himself at CorkSport quite often. Of course, he found himself working on his car even more. CORKSPORT Underhood LED Light Kit
He’s never been to a show, nor has he entered a contest, so let’s just say he’s batting 1000 at this point, after winning the CorkSport Featured Car of the Month with his extensive submission and CS plastered Mod list.
Brandon’s list of Mod’s:
CorkSport Stage II SRI w/CorkSport turbo inlet pipe
CorkSport catted downpipe
CorkSport catback exhaust
CorkSport Urethane Exhaust Hangers
CorkSport short throw plate/weight
CorkSport shifter bushings
CorkSport big brake kit w/ STOPTECH crossdrilled/slotted rotors
CorkSport rear brake pads and stainless steel rear lines w/ STOPTECH crossdrilled/slotted rotors
CorkSport front mount intercooler
CorkSport race rear motor mount
CorkSport front eyelids
CorkSport LED underhood light
MAZDA OEM J-Spec Mazdaspeed Axela Tail Lights
Synapse Engineering Diverter Valve
Redline Tuning hood strut lift kit
Kuda Mount w/ hardlined Iphone 5 Proclip charger
And of course, a handful of CorkSport vinyl stickers!
AMO, (Awesome Mazda the Original) as his one of his lady friends has christened it, is something that he’s pretty proud of. “I’ve done most of the work myself with the help of some friends, and all of it with very little previous DIY experience.”
When asked what his “favorite” mod was thus far, he said, “The most significant difference in the car is how it sounds now, after the cat-back exhaust and the downpipe were put in.” CORKSPORT 2010+ Mazdaspeed 3 Cat Back Exhaust, CORKSPORT Mazdaspeed 3 Downpipe.
Next on the list for upgrades will be some lowering springs or coil overs. “The car pretty much looks stock at this point. You can’t tell how much work has really been put into it, because I’ve left the styling alone except for the eyelids and array of stickers of course. It’s a “NEED” to make it look better, and the improved handling will just be a plus.” CORKSPORT Mazdaspeed 3 Lowering Spring Set, CORKSPORT Coilover Suspension Kit Mazdaspeed 3/Mazda 3
Brandon doesn’t find himself alone in the car that often. Remo, his full breed miniature long haired dachshund, is normally right there in the shotgun seat being a perfect copilot. “He’s an old quirky little guy, but always up for a drive.” You can find Brandon and Remo around the Vancouver, WA area, headed to and from work or taking the occasional drive out to Sunset Falls. “It’s in the middle of nowhere, with zero traffic, lots of twists and turns and of course the privacy to drive a ‘bit’ faster.”
Do you want to show off your Mazda? Think you have what it takes to be the next featured car of the month? Send an email with at least 3 high quality pictures and a full mods list to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can find out!!!
With the 2.0L SkyActiv Mazda has brought a new level of performance and efficiency to the market. Now CorkSport allows you to squeeze out even more! CorkSport is proud to once again be the first to market with a Mazda performance intake. We now present to you the 2013+ CX5 2.0L SkyActiv Power Series Short Ram Intakes.
Engineered with exacting tolerances, the CorkSport Mazda 2.0L SkyActiv intake comes complete with our precision machined MAF housing made from billet aluminum. The CorkSport MAF is the ONLY one piece billet MAF on the market and helps ensure a leak proof seal and proper metering. Our intake also features a durable Dry-Flow air filter and custom reinforced silicone connector. In initial testing, the CorkSport SkyActiv Short Ram Intake netted peak gains of +9hp and +12lb/ft of torque.
As with all CorkSport products, the SkyActiv Short Ram Intake comes with a two-year limited warranty, full-color installation instructions, and CorkSport service and support. The CorkSport SkyActiv intake for the 2013+ Mazda CX5 can be purchased at our online catalog here:
2013+ Mazda CX5 2.0L SkyActiv Short Ram Intake