Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6

I am writing this exciting blog because the Mazda SkyActiv-G is getting some CorkSport TURBO LOVE.

Since 2013 and the loss of the Mazdaspeed 3, Mazda has really left a lot to be desired as far as power goes for its line-up. Don’t get me wrong, we love Mazda here at CorkSport; the interiors and exteriors are on point, they get great gas mileage, and are exciting to drive. We will always continue pushing and developing the platform that Mazda is kicking out, but let’s be real…we love power too much to let this one slide.

Our Decision Process

2.5l Mazda 3
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I’ll admit, we thought long and hard about moving forward with such a large turbo kit for the Mazda 3 and 6. We hoped, we wished, and we dreamed that Mazda would eventually wise up and kick out a GEN3 Mazdaspeed, and we got really excited when we heard about the CX-9 Turbocharged 2.5L engine. Unfortunately, Mazda chose not to go down that path. Once we found out for sure, we decided it was time to pull the trigger on the GEN3 Mazda 3 & 6 Turbo Kit.

Moving forward on a project of this size was not a trivial decision. There were many aspects to consider:

  • Do we make a complete kit or just design and manufacture difficult components?
  • What is the right power level to shoot for?
  • How will the engine and drivetrain hold up to the increased stress of forced induction?
  • How do we properly tune the engine?

These are all important aspects we had to consider.

The Choices We Made

The most difficult and time-intensive aspect of the kit is designing the physical components that will make up the kit… the entire kit. And yes, we decided that a 100% complete kit was the only way to make this a great setup, so that exactly what we intend to provide.

A complete kit needs to include everything from the air filter to the downpipe, and everything in-between. This includes the intake system, turbocharger, intercooler piping, intercooler, exhaust manifold, downpipe, and all the necessary silicone couplers, hardware, and wiring extensions.

This will be the most complete turbo kit you can purchase for the 2.5L SkyActiv-G powertrain.

Mazda 3 CAD Turbo Kit
CAD Designed Turbo Kit Mock-Up

Right behind developing all the components for the kit comes the tuning. We are working with Versatune to develop the software to control the 2.5L Sky-G engine with forced induction. This portion of the project will be kicked into high gear in the near future once all functional prototypes are on our test car and strapped to the dyno.

The Things We Don’t Know

We’ve got a long way to go with this project, and there are still some uncertainties we will have to address when we get there. We will need to find out if the engine can take the added power, and how much until it goes zoom-zoom-boom!

Time will tell on these questions, but we do have some stuff in the works that will help. While I’m just spit-balling here, something around 280-300whp would be a lot of fun in the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. Make sure to stay tuned as this project evolves through testing and development in the coming months. I have only skimmed the surface of this project and I could easily write pages and pages if time allowed.

What are your thoughts on this new project? Questions? Leave them in the comments section, we would love to hear from you.

-Barett @ CS

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Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6
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Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6
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Replacement for the Mazdaspeed 3, CorkSport is building our own turbo kit the 2014+ 2.5 Skyactiv engine to be the 2018 Mazdaspeed 3. This will be the upgrade to have for the 2014-2019 Mazda 3 as a bolt in turbo kit.
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247 Replies to “Turbo Kit in Development for 2014+ Mazda 3 & 2013+ Mazda 6”

  1. What’s up guys how is the testing going? I am looking into making this purchase once you have the 2.5 kit available. Keep us posted I need more HP fast!

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  3. Come on guys, a year and a half with no update. Say something? Don’t you have any information at all like “its not working,” or “we changed our mind,” or “we have tested something.” I wanted a cork sport kit, ready to go. OV said they could help make it real, but they were not providing a kit.. I’ve been waiting for you. Now OV has moved on and it looks like you have too. There are products coming out for cars that did not even exist before this announcement with absolutely zero update from you. It is not even listed under your future products. Did you give up, or are you still doing it?

  4. We have hard parts made, just working out tuning etc. Its only been a year and a half. This is a very slow process! We talk about it now and again on Facebook, so follow on there for regular updates!

  5. Seen lots of hints on Facebook about the turbo kit for the Mazda 3! (Specifically a huge 80mm exhaust being released for it, and some hinting comments).
    Messaged you guys about an 80mm exhaust for the Mazda 6, and got a reply about “probably not, it’d be too much for an NA car.”
    I really hope that doesn’t mean the kit is going to be Mazda 3 only :(.
    Do you know by any chance? Thanks in advance
    – Matt.

  6. Still waiting, hoping, and saving. I can’t wait! However, I am also going too probably mail you a bag of dog poop, in retaliation for me wasting my money on a CAI, so be ready.

  7. Have you partnered with a company to provide the tune package that this will require? Only ECUTek and OV Tune have been able to successfully tune a boosted Skyactiv engine…

    ECUTek said they will not work on the Mazda 3 engine…

    OV Tune is no longer working on Mazdas at all…

    Are you guys SOL now?
    Jason

  8. OK…you’ve made some parts… yet you are not posting any data or details about them or pics of them installed…

    That means you don’t have a working tune yet…CRUD…

    If OV Tune and ECU Tek can do, it is possible to tune a boosted Skyactiv engine. Make it happen!
    Jason

  9. OV Tune announced today that they will offer tune packages for the Mazda again.

    I would recommend you guys give Matt and Rafael a call to get your tuning figured out ASAP… Enough BS… Let’s see some results.
    Jason

  10. Can’t wait any longer on you guys. Starting the tuning process with Orange Virus tuning based on my current setup.

    It also looks like you guys may not be the first out of the gate with a turbo kit for the Gen 3’s… Rumor has it another company has already fabbed up a kit, installed it and have a working tune for a boosted Gen 3. Not sure how much more testing they will do before production, but we shall see…
    Jason

  11. Jason which company is it? I’m interested in boosting my 2014 Mazda3 hatch. Any other info on the price of it?

  12. Quick and “Unofficial” update on the turbo kit. We ran out of clutch and what is on the market which is supposed to fit the car does not. We are working on sorting it out so we can get back to the dyno and tuning.

  13. Is there an Ig i can follow on this? anyone send me DM if there’s an IG about the turbo kit being made, IG @madstyleunltd.

  14. I know it’s really early at this point, but are you guys considering a version of this kit for the new generation Mazda3?

  15. Derrick Ambrose thanks for the updates you are posting here – keeping the flame of hope alive with these brief comments! While it’s not something i would likely buy immediately I could definitely see it as an option down the road!

  16. Is the dream still alive??
    Would love to see more updates
    Weekly/monthly updates…
    Something to keep us interested

  17. If/When this kit drops, will it also work with the 2.0l? I hope, hope, hope it does. Dang would it be fun to get this kit and set it up and give the new 2019 Mazda 3 owners a little bit of buyer’s remorse;)

  18. Hi Gents,

    i have a 2.5L NA 2015 Mazda 3 hatch. I am looking forward to the turbo kit plus tune package. I hope you come up with it soon with figures and pricing. I know that lately mazda 6 came out with a turbo which can be found in the cx-5 as well so i hope you don’t lose interest in the mazda 3 because i don’t think mazda will put a turbo on the 3

  19. Update for those whom haven’t read this thoroughly. “Ran out of clutch” need a clutch that will work and will handle the added boost reliably, also will have a 2.0 in the works. But seems like we may be looking st winter of 2020

  20. it would be nice to at least see the turbo setup even it is not ready. With real pics! Also anybody reading this, if you have any suggestions to help make more hp with an N/A 2.0 engine, DM ME!
    IG JUICED_MZ3 😉

  21. Hi Corksport,

    Will these turbo kits be available for both Manual & Automatic Transmissions? I have a 2014 Mazda3 hatch w/Automatic trans. It’s so smooth! No jerkiness & not a CVT. Hope this kit is worth the wait!

  22. I have clutch leads, two of them from stage 1-5. Don’t let this slow you down. I have been trying to be patient but am coming so close to just building something myself. Please don’t make me do that 😂. Seriously though, give me a hit, give me something

  23. oh dang, everything is sold out though lol. I bet CS stuff may be a bit more .. hmm engineered? anyway, I would be ultra tempted if these kits were in stock; I really wanted a boosted 3 for the Great European Rally in August. I don’t think CS is going to be able to get me hooked up by then.

  24. Ok 3 things. When, where and how can I be the 1st in line to buy this for my 2018 Mazda 3 gt?

  25. Anything new about the turbokit (Mazda 3 HB G165 2014 2.0)? Is it in developement or not yet? Can you guess where it could be available?

  26. Can’t wait I want to blow my whole savings account on it as soon as it’s ready 😈😈

  27. I feel like I just bought a room before the prom but have been waiting 30 minutes in the living room..with the Dad staring me down..rented tux on..corsage in hand..and a date that won’t leave her restroom…

    Can you drop us a hint at some possible parts/components that are in the works?
    Thx in advance.
    Jason

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