Get added power and upgrade the look of your 2010+ Mazdaspeed 3 with the CorkSport Power Series Axle Back Exhaust. The CorkSport axle back exhaust has been designed to replace your muffler with a straight through pipe to minimize exhaust restrictions and provide a deeper tone. It features mandrel bent, TIG welded 80mm piping for a smooth flow and clean solid connections. The corrosion-resistant T304 polished Stainless Steel construction and 100mm Stainless Steel tips ensure long life and provide a polished aftermarket look to your exhaust system.
The CorkSport Advantage:
Stainless Steel T304 construction with 100mm stainless tips for corrosion resistance and a clean stylish look.
Mandrel bent, true 80mm piping for increased flow and more power from your engine
Muffler Delete Perfect option for customers running an otherwise stock exhaust. Replaces your muffler with a straight through pipe to create a deeper tone and remove exhaust restrictions
CorkSport Service and Support: Receive a 2 year warranty, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware and knowledgeable telephone support
Disclaimer: NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) in the cabin of your vehicle may be slightly heightened by the removal of your mufflers.
Special thanks to jrc89 on Mazdaspeedforums for the video clip!
Thought I reviewed this but I don't see my post. May be because I bought it back with the old CS website. Bought back in 2014 still loving this exhaust now. I have put about 10,000 miles on the exhaust with no problems at all. My only complaint was installation. I could not get it lined up and it it kept leaking, even with using recommended torque. I finally gave up and went for a drive, came back and re-tightened and it stopped leaking and hasn't since for 2+ years now. Great sound and a head turner. Wherever I pull up someone seems to say, "love the sound", "what kind of exhaust is that". People at the car wash asking you to rev the car. Not only does it sound great, I could tell after installing that the turbo spooled up with more ease due to better flow. May one day get the full exhaust but if your on a budget like I am. This is just what you need.
Roberto Roque05/11/2017, 03:51 PM
So i happened to come across a craigslist guy selling this very cheap, and beings that i only use corksport on my car i couldnt resist. Sorry cs for not buying new but youll be getting more of my money soon, trust me. The axle back is great. Fit and finish of it is perfect. Bolted up with ease. The tips fill the bumper nicely. I found with a little tweeking of the hangers it sits snug in the middle. I had to switch 2 of the hangers due to wear in order to get it to line up perfect. So the guy before me said he bought it from someone else as well which means this thing is a beast to be able to do that many miles and ownership changs and still look and function perfect. The sound is amazing. Nice deep tone. Tiny bit of drone but almost unnoticeable at highway speeds. IMHO this is the exhaust that should have come on our cars. Thanks for an awesome product.
Dan Fell10/02/2016, 06:46 PM
Very happy overall with the sound and look of this. Have it paired up with a test pipe and sounds pretty deep. Has an awesome growl when in boost. Corksports customer service is also a1, thanks for the t shirt! Will definitely be ordering more things soon. Thanks again for a great product!
Matt Hebert06/29/2016, 05:56 AM
Wow! I don't know why I put off buying this for my 2011 Speed3. Has a nice rumble similar to a Subaru. Customer service was top notch and I will definitely be buying more things from Corksport. Keep up the great work guys!
AJ Popowski06/15/2016, 06:11 PM
Sounds great. However I am pretty disappointed as the drivers side tip sits far lower than the passenger side one, and the passenger side tip sits further towards the middle of the car. I spent 3 hours trying to adjust this, and was unsuccessful. It appears to me that the exhaust hanger on the drivers side is longer than it should be. I even went as far as to replace the rubber exhaust hangers with OEM hangers from Mazda just in case they were the issue. Also using the gaskets provided I wasn't able to seal all the leaks, and I was using a torque wrench set to the specified 35ft-lbs. I ended up putting some Permatex copper RTV to seal the leaks. Overall happy with the performance and acoustics, but disappointed with the appearance and install.
Joseph Keffer11/02/2015, 09:11 AM
Waited a while for this exhaust, looks and sounds awesome for the price, especially if you have a resonator delete as well. My only problem with the exhaust is the gaskets that come with it. They were hard to get perfectly lined up so the exhaust didn't leak. After a few tries I got it so there were no leaks. After a few weeks I checked on the exhaust and both connection points are leaking at the bottom of the flange. Im going to have to replace the gaskets to eliminate the leaks. Other than that, the exhaust sounds and looks great.
Tanner07/18/2015, 09:31 AM
Installed this axle back a month ago. Fitment was perfect. The sound is awesome. Getting a lot of compliments on the looks and the sound. Quality is excellent A+. Sound at idle is throatier and louder at full throttle. Am I please with this system? Of course , as with many other Corksport parts I purchased in the past. Now what's next?
Jean-Marc Savoie06/03/2015, 07:07 AM
Excellent quality, finish, and fitment. Sound is awesome! Great system for the price! Quiet at cruising speed , but the beast is awakened at full throttle. Another great product from Corksport. 5 stars for sure .
Jean-Marc Savoie05/20/2015, 09:34 AM
Just wanted to say installed the axle back system on my 2012 MS3. Very impressed, the sound reminds me of an SRT4 with good exhaust. No offense to anyone. But not too loud but pretty deep. Also as a note make sure you have the gasket and flange lined up perfectly before torquing. Took 2 trys to get it working with no leaks. But great system, looks good too.
Mike05/08/2014, 03:00 AM
2nd of three parts I installed today. I would have given it five stars but I had to do some work to get rid of an exhaust leak at the axle flange. Went to my local muffler shop and picked up a couple gaskets to tighten up the connection and finally got rid of the leak around the top of the flange. NOW, it looks and sounds AWESOME. Just what I was looking for, a little louder than stock with a nice deep tone, but not to loud at highway speed. Nice work. Glad I stopped looking at all those you tube videos and just pulled the trigger. If you are looking for a nice upgrade to your looks and sound this is it. Great Job Corksport!!
It was designed for the Mazdaspeed 3, we have not tested it on a regular MZ3 hatchback.
Answered by Spencer@CorkSport | 02/18/2015, 10:36 AM
I bought one for a 2.5 Mazda 3 cause I was making a full exhaust and couldn’t make the y pipe. They called asking if I new it wouldn’t fit and I tried before taking out the old rotted exhaust and it will fit.
Answered by Brayden Gardiner | 01/17/2021, 05:17 AM
I already ordered the axle-back and have it, but due to rust I now have to go full catback. If I order the mid-pipe only, does it come with the required hardware to connect the mid-pipe to the downpipe (where the spring bolts are located)?
Asked by Reese Mularz | 06/11/2016, 02:15 AM | 1 answer(s)
We can make sure that you get proper hardware for it.
When installing cs axleback to stock midpipe, do i need to remove the donut gasket in the midpipe and replace with the flat gasket provided with cs axleback? I have a slight leak but im not sure if its from the flat gasket being misaligned or the stock donut gasket from the stock midpipe. Overall the axleback is great in every aspect other than the slight leak.