Give your car the performance appearance and edge you have been looking for with the CorkSport Lowering Springs for the 2004-2009 and 2010-2013 Mazda 3. By reducing ride height approximately 2.25" in the front and 1.75" in the rear, adding the CorkSport Lowering Springs to your Mazda 3 will result in a quicker turning response, crisper road feel, a more aggressive appearance, and a firmer spring rate, all while maintaining excellent ride quality. The CorkSport Advantage:
Lower your car by approx. 2.25" front and 1.75" rear for improved handling and less wheel gap (lowest safe springs on the market)
Crafted from high tensile strength spring steel for long lasting quality and performance
OEM finish to ensure lasting durability and rust protection
Average 25% increased spring rate over stock spring rate
Backed by CorkSport limited two-year warranty
CorkSport Service and Support: Receive full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone installation support
Install time 3/5 Difficulty 2 year warranty No CEL
Wonderful springs, comfortable yet firm, low but usable. Glad I invested the money
Andrew01/19/2017, 03:19 PM
I really love the lowering range these springs gives to my 2012 Mazda3 2.5 sedan. My front and rears are equally lowered. If I drive through a bump, or hole too fast my shocks will bottom out. Lastly, I hear clunking noises on the front when I turn my wheel even sitting still. My mechanic wants to charge me to install some rubber silencers to place on top and bottom of the front springs.
***CorkSport Reply: Joel give us a call, the sound is not normal and should be pretty easy to fix without the rubber silencers.
Joel10/22/2016, 05:04 PM
I've had my lowering springs on my 2013 mazda 3 for about a year now. In the beginning they were great, rode smooth, a nice functional drop. Only issue I'm having now is they're all making noises. Had my car up on a lift and the rear passenger spring is 'loose' feeling, can squeeze it easily. Not too sure what could be wrong, any ideas??
***CorkSport Reply: Heather give us a call, the sound is not normal and should be pretty easy to fix.
Heather10/22/2016, 06:58 AM
Great springs. Comfortable and big upgrades in the handling and ride department. Only downside is a creaking and buckling sound when I turn the steering wheel all the way left or right
**CorkSport Reply: Make sure the spring is seated against the lock on the strut or you will get the noises. ***
Al06/23/2016, 06:22 AM
I have a 2010 Mazda 3 sport GS 2.5l, and Iam running a 17x8.5 rim with 45 offset and a 255 40r17 Good Year Eagle Sport tire. I had to roll the fenders in the back and the tire easily tucks under heavy load so I have no issues with the back. My question is for the front, my tire is almost to the outside edge of the fender but since there is not much suspension travel/ room into the wheel well on the front right now it's fine. will this spring cut down on suspension travel? and do the front tires on other cars with this spring tend to tuck in past the top the fender opening? Also I noticed the mazdaspeed lowering springs don't lower as much, would that spring work on a Mazda 3?
Kyle04/17/2016, 09:00 AM
Great ride height and good handling but after installing I started hearing a rumbling noise when I would accelerate with low rpm and found out that it's coming from my axels...
Brian03/10/2016, 07:57 PM
These springs are great and easy to install. It took about 2 hours and the car was back on the ground and ready to go. When I read how much these springs dropped the car I was excited, but I was totally blown away when the car was put back on the ground. The springs completely closed the wheel cap to credit card fitment in the front, and I'm not running a crazy big wheel in the front. (18 x 9 with a 235/45 18) wasn't expecting that much of a drop. The rears on the other hand were disappointing after seeing how much they dropped the front. There is still a two finger gap in the rear. Wish corksport had the option to upload pictures, because I'd have some up for you guys.
Tyler03/03/2016, 07:35 AM
Fast shipping. I've never installed springs before but I'm mechanically inclined. All I needed was a spring compressor I rented from auto zone and with the very detailed instructions and pictures this was a very easy installation took me about 4-5 hours and the car sits and rides nicely. Very happy with the purchase. Also recommend getting the skid plate for the Mazda 3. The $280 it costs is cheaper the mashing out your oil pan or other crucial under body parts lol.
Tyler Kennedy08/20/2015, 10:19 AM
This is the ride height it should of had from the factory. I was given a stern reminder of why I call the spring compressor tool I have the kiss of death. Only almost died once when the tool gave way, and the spring went flying past my head. Can't use the front central jack point anymore, too low for my floor jack, found that out when I took it off jack stands. As for pounding off the steering knuckle to free the front struts - don't, I don't even do that at the dealership when customers need new shocks/springs. I take the lower control arm off instead, and remove the knuckle/strut as one piece, then use a shop press to remove the strut from the knuckle. I did this for looks only, shouldn't comment on performance gain, because I can't tell a difference from stock springs vs. these. I already had stiffer shocks, stiffer sway bars. It's a perfect drop, passes the shoe test with flying colors.
Eric07/22/2015, 06:52 PM
Dropped my '10 gt. Rears seemed to be high on the sedan at first but now that everything's settled the wheel gap is gone and looks sweet. Camber in rear was just at acceptable limits for alignments so no need to buy toe or camber arms! Besides being nice and low taking off-ramps at 50 and keeping flat is fun too.
Aiden DeLauder05/05/2015, 07:07 PM
Recently installed these springs on a 2012 skyactiv.
I didn't want to slam it and also didn't want a bone jarring set up with every bump in the road and this has met both expectations.
The drop is very ascetically pleasing and leaves enough ground clearance for street use without worry of scraping etc. Also the increased spring rate is just enough to get excess roll out in the corners without being unreasonably stiff for long rides.
In summary. If the ground clearance leaves a bit to be desired, you want to tweet your set up for a little less roll without a harsh setup then I'd highly recommend these springs.
Replacement of the springs alone is a very economical choice.
Stephen Pierson01/22/2015, 05:24 PM
Installed back in January, and love the way my 2010 hatch sits now. I'm going to be going lower soon though.
David10/14/2014, 07:58 PM
I noticed these are more of a drop than what I have now .. Tein s.tech but are they stiffer cuz that would be a good thing IMO
4d4m06/03/2014, 06:53 PM
Rides awesome! I have a 2009 sedan and the front dropped really well, however I parked next to a stock height 3 and saw no difference in the back... I'm assuming this is because one, the back is a lot lighter than the front and two, the rear springs weren't very different from the height of my stock rear springs. All in all it looks decent, rides really well though!
CorkSport Reply:Give it a little more time on the rears to settle and lower.
Jacqueline05/21/2014, 01:35 PM
I have a 2004 sedan with 225/40 r18 wheels,, I was wondering if install the Corksport lowering springs will I need a wheel alignment?
CorkSport Reply:Check out our FAQ tab for this product listing for an answer to this question.
Tashaun S05/19/2014, 11:07 PM
I have an 05 sedan, I also have continental DWS tires. Not the thinnest profile. I measured out 2.25" and it goes a little over the tire. Should I camber to be safe?
CorkSport Reply:Check out our FAQ for the answer to this.
Richard05/15/2014, 10:14 AM
i own a 2013 mazda 3 2.0 liter and has 10000 miles on it. Do you think it would fit to my car?
CorkSport Reply:They fit.
Mark Gallardo12/24/2013, 05:38 AM
Considering buying these for my 2010 3s 2.5L. What wheel and tire size would you recommend for best fitment and reliability?
Thank you, James
CorkSport Reply: Give us a call, 360-260-2675.
James Huff12/19/2013, 05:49 PM
Would Mazda 6 lowering springs work on a Mazda 3
CorkSport Reply:No they will not.
Derek12/06/2013, 11:59 AM
Hey, just out of curiosity...do you think that these springs will be ok for track use every once in a while? Also, is there a reason why the front looks lower than the rear?
CorkSport Reply:They would be fine for a track day if you have some upgraded dampers to use.
Armando Paz11/25/2013, 03:54 PM
Set of 2 or 4?
CorkSport Reply:It is a set of 4 springs, 2 front and 2 rear.
Don11/21/2013, 09:26 PM
Are these springs compatible with a 2004 3 sedan?
CorkSport Reply:Yes they are!
Brendan11/20/2013, 04:30 PM
Will i need a camber kit to go along with these springs since the drop is so low? i drive a 2013 SA Mazda 3 with 1k miles..
Brian11/20/2013, 01:59 PM
I drive a 2011 Mazda3 with 17x7.5 wheels (+1 from OEM) with a 50mm Offset. Will there be any issues with these springs? (Rubbing, Fitment, etc..)
CorkSport Reply:They should work great.
Dan11/20/2013, 12:55 PM
Will these fit 10- 13 mazdaspeed3
CorkSport Reply:They would fit but the spring rate would be a little out of whack, the Mazdaspeed 3 is heavier. Check out our Mazdaspeed 3 specific springs for the correct fitment.
Jose Sierra11/18/2013, 05:09 PM
Will i need to purchase anything else besides the springs for a 2013 3 hatchback SA with 16 inch rims?
John11/16/2013, 01:22 PM
I own a 2013 mazda 3 with sky active with 16" rims, the drop seems pretty low, will i need to get anything besides the springs to avoid any further problems? live in California
CorkSport Reply:No. Last we checked Mazda 3s in California are the same as the rest of the US so you should be good.
Cooper11/16/2013, 01:19 PM
Will it still be at a functional height? can I still get up curbs/speed bumps alright?
CorkSport Reply:Yes you will.
Brad11/12/2013, 05:59 AM
Will these also work on 09 models and with koni struts?
Chris11/11/2013, 03:30 PM
I'm here in Australia and the legal lowest height is about 110mm, installing these will the height still be within limits?
CorkSport Reply:with the stock body yes you should be fine. If you fit an aftermarket body kit you are on your own.
Andre11/02/2013, 10:37 PM
How will changing my stock springs to this Lowering springs will affect the ride and driving comfort of my car? Thanks
CorkSport Reply: Yes it will.
Dan11/01/2013, 09:17 AM
Is the image shown in this item's description is how the car will be lowered after installing this springs?
how will it be relatively to the image shown?
CorkSport Reply:The car shown has the CorkSport Springs installed on it so your results should be similar.
Mark10/30/2013, 02:57 AM
Any suggestions to add to these? 2011 Mazda 3 2.0L sedan. ~19,000 miles. I'll need the recon sticker, but should anything else be changed? Everything is stock. If nothing needs to be changed, when should I look for signs of wear and tear?
CorkSport Reply:Give us a call for details.
Charles10/29/2013, 12:01 AM
I just ordered a set, Hope it'll fit exactly with no problem, and will lower my car close to how it is described here. Thanks.
Elmar Ecal10/28/2013, 05:26 AM
I have a 2010 Mazda 3 sedan and was told i needed new shocks because my rear tires where getting "messed up" cuz the springs might be too old or something. would you recommend this product? I have 81,500 miles on my mazda 3 and just bought this vehicle recently
CorkSport Reply: With 81,000 miles the stock struts are probably worn out and need to be changed regardless of new springs or not.
B1210/25/2013, 11:16 AM
I am planning on purchasing these as well as 215/45 r17 wheels. Will it rub or anything? I have a mazda 3 2013 itouring skyactiv.
CorkSport Reply:If the offset is not to aggressive they should be fine.
Josh10/23/2013, 02:31 PM
Will this fit my 2013 Mazda 3 1.6L Engine with a 50,000Km Mileage? How will it affect comfort? and are these reliable? do I need to change my strut or cambers? and will you ship it here in Dubai, UAE? Thanks
CorkSport Reply:The springs will fit the 2013 Mazda 3. With 59k on your Mazda 3 I would look at replacing the struts/shocks as well at the same time. We do ship to Dubai.
Elmar10/23/2013, 05:50 AM
Will i need to roll my fenders?
CorkSport Reply:With stock wheels no. If you get some crazy offset aftermarket wheels possibly.
Alex R10/17/2013, 04:56 PM
Soy de Chile - IQUIQUE necesito para mi mazda axela 1.5cc espirales progresivos hacen envíos para Chile y valor del envío gracias saludos
CorkSport Reply: Please contact us about your request. http://www.corksport.com/contact-landing.html
Fernando10/13/2013, 08:57 PM
If I purchase ur springs for my 2013 mazda 3 I skyactive is there anything else I would need to purchase to avoid problems?
CorkSport Reply:You should be good.
Bobby Valadez10/11/2013, 10:30 PM
I have an xxr 552 with 18x8.5 and tires 225/40/18. would this set up fit?
CorkSport Reply:It depends on the wheel offset. You may need to roll the rear fenders if the offset is too aggressive.
Emmanuel10/08/2013, 11:41 AM
I just installed the springs on stock struts on my 2013 3i with 800 miles, typically how long can you expect to see out of these on oem struts before having to replace them? Roads are pretty flat here.
CorkSport Reply: I would check them out at 30k to see how they are doing.
KrizzGar10/01/2013, 03:18 AM
What are the specs of the Rpf1's in the display picture?
CorkSport Reply: We do not have the specs, it is a customer submitted picture.
John09/16/2013, 05:48 PM
Will these fit a 2013 mazda 3 itouring skyactiv with a set 18x8 with 40 offset rims and will i need anything else?
CorkSport Reply:If you choose the correct tire they should work. You may need to run a rear set of camber arms if the factory alignment has too much positive camber to get some extra clearance.
Cliff09/11/2013, 06:38 PM
- how much of a wheel gap will be left for the front and rear on a 2012 mazda 3 hatch skyactiv stock wheels.? and there is no rubbing right?
CorkSport Reply:There is no rubbing unless you are running an aftermarket wheel with a crazy offset.
Ryan08/19/2013, 10:38 PM
My mazda 3 2012 SA only have 16k miles. Do i need to change anything besides the spring? And until how many miles before i can replace the shock/strut? live in WA state
CorkSport Reply:It depends on road conditions where you live on how long the factory shocks will last.
Bryan08/18/2013, 04:30 PM
2012 mazda 3 skyA, 16,000 miles on it do i need to buy anything regarding struts, dampers before i install the springs?
CorkSport Reply: You should be ok. Road conditions do play a factor on how long your factory struts last.
J.callos08/15/2013, 06:04 PM
I have a 2013 m3 skyactive thats not even a month old. My concern is that will I have to do any type of alinement Ex: camber to the car once the springs are installed or is just and install and go type of situation.
CorkSport Reply: You will need to get an alignment after installation to correct the toe in the front suspension.
Tyler08/15/2013, 12:35 PM
hi i have mazda 3 2012 skyactiv this springs are going to fit on my car? i need to buy something else or just the springs?
CorkSport Reply:Yes they fit great.
Ivan Reyes08/08/2013, 05:28 PM
Would I need to buy new dampers for a 2008 with 740000 miles
Alex08/06/2013, 06:06 PM
This is an excellent product. I love these springs. An amazing noticeable drop! Thanks corksport!
Christian P.08/04/2013, 04:11 PM
Hi, I have 2012 skyactiv sedan, and I have fitted 20"x8.5 with offset of 35 and car has 20k miles. I was wondering if I would encounter any problems such as rubbing, bad camber, or need replace struts. I just want to make sure nothing goes wrong once installed.
CorkSport Reply:Give us a call 360-260-2675
Robert08/03/2013, 04:31 PM
I'm coming up on 35k miles on my 2011 Mazda 3 2.5, do I need to replace any other parts or can I just install these springs?
CorkSport Reply:Depending on road conditions you may or may not need to replace the struts and shocks based on the milage you have. If you want to be safe change the struts with you install the springs.
Juan08/02/2013, 12:22 PM
I have 2012 mazda 3 1.6 4dr, are these springs will work? or any recommendation.
CorkSport Reply:The springs will fit the 1.6 models but we are unsure of the amount they will lower compared to the North American models.
Edgar07/27/2013, 08:36 AM
I read that you can drive with this drop of about 2 inches (average) with stock shocks/struts with low mileage vehicles; how does 20k miles sound?
CorkSport Reply:It depends on how the roads are in your area.
Andrez07/23/2013, 05:41 PM
Are these springs going to fit my 2013 3i?
CorkSport Reply:Yes they will.
Thom Kline07/14/2013, 10:42 AM
What's the recommended rim and tire size if I get the lowering springs
CorkSport Reply:There is no correct answer for your question, it comes down to what you want for function and style.
Brandon06/30/2013, 06:37 PM
Are these springs a complete set of 4?
CorkSport Reply:Yes it is.
Mike06/27/2013, 09:20 AM
Hi, I was wondering if I install these springs does it affect the alignment or tow of the tires? I just put 17 inch rims and brand new Goodyear Eagle GT's on it and cannot void my tire warranty if the tires wear unevenly. Thanks
CorkSport Reply:We recommend an alignment with the installation of the springs. The toe at a minimum needs to be adjusted.
Kenneth06/25/2013, 04:21 PM
i have a 2010 mazda 3 hatchback with 48000 mil, can i just put these springs on right away or do i need something else?
CorkSport Reply: With 48,000 miles we would recommend installing the springs with new dampers.
Daniel06/22/2013, 09:56 PM
Will this fit my 2013 Skyactiv and how low will it drop it?
CorkSport Reply:Yes they will fit the Skyactiv models and they will lower the car 2.25 front and 1.75 rear.
Eric G06/15/2013, 06:44 PM
Im currently running the tein s techs on my 2004 sedan, will these drop it lower?
CorkSport Reply:The drop between the two springs should be similar.
Edward06/06/2013, 11:04 AM
I've got a 2008 Mazda 3 sport would these springs go straight on with no other parts got 27000 on the clock?
CorkSport Reply: If you stock struts are in good shape still then yes. If you are in doubt on them change out the struts too.
Ashley06/04/2013, 12:28 PM
Would I have to replace any shocks or struts while installing these? Also would the springs wear them down quicker? I have a 2013 mazda 3 2.0 skyactiv with 3850 miles on it.
CorkSport Reply: We have found on low mileage vehicles you can install the springs on the stock struts for street driving.
Zln06/01/2013, 06:54 AM
Just had them installed, took 2 and a half hours, the front suspension was way harder than the rear but in the end it was worth it. Love the drop in the front and rear. Making my the car look real mean!
Julio M05/31/2013, 08:49 AM
hi , im juan gonzalez from guadalajara , mexico , i have a mazda 2011 hatchback , i need to know to h&r springs CODE:axl-3-302 working in this car? need not have problems for this car , thanks
CorkSport Reply: The springs should work on your Mazda 3.
Juan Gonzalez castañeda05/29/2013, 11:08 AM
when buying the springs can I just replace with old ones or do I have to buy other parts like shocks ..etc
CorkSport Reply:It depends on the mileage of your Mazda 3. On higher mileage vehicles we recommend changing the struts when installing the springs.
Mike Perkins05/29/2013, 10:56 AM
hello I'm gdl diculpa question equiboque ase in a while what happens is I have a 2011 mazda 3 years interest hatchback springs yme axl-3-code 287-10 would like to know if they fit my car without any problem since the only thing that interests me because it is more quietly
CorkSport Reply: They will fit your Mazda 3.
Juan Gonzalez castañeda05/22/2013, 11:51 AM
Getting these before EECMM but I'm slightly concerned by practicality, by safe springs do you mean that they don't rub or scrape the road? Thanks for continuing to put out great products.
CorkSport Reply: No rubbing or scraping with the installation of our springs. They should be good for daily driving as well.
BJ M05/16/2013, 05:04 PM
will these fit on the 2013 skyactiv?
CorkSport Reply: Yes they will.
Ryan King05/12/2013, 10:26 PM
will these springs fit on the 2012 mazda 3 skyactiv model
CorkSport Reply: Yes they will.
Trevor05/11/2013, 02:36 PM
these will fit the gen2 speed 3 correct?
CorkSport Reply: Yes they will.
MARK05/07/2013, 12:35 PM
I've got an '11 3 iSport SDN on 215/45R18 tires. (Same spec as the Speed3) My wheels are 8" wide with a 50mm offset and 6.38" backspacing. Will these springs work for me? Thanks
CorkSport Reply: They should work great.
Paul Jansen05/07/2013, 09:45 AM
The springs look good but I was wondering if I get 18x9.5 +15 set of wheels what will have to do besides fender rolling ? Or is my best bet is to go with 17s?
CorkSport Reply: 8.5 width are tight so you would need to do some fender rolling and pick the perfect offset.
Baha05/05/2013, 05:28 PM
is this a set already or do i need to buy 2 items?
CorkSport Reply: You only need to order 1 set, 4 springs are included.
Lawrence Angalot04/30/2013, 12:03 PM
Are these a 2" drop or a 1" drop?
CorkSport Reply: The drop is 2.25 in the front and 1.75 in the rear.
Jason04/21/2013, 11:24 AM
Im saving up to get these. Ive been looking at quick struts, eibach and a few others. But i think im going with Cork because of the focus on the brand. I'll update once i install and give a good test drive.
Brandon Hansen04/15/2013, 05:37 AM
They fit 2010 mazda 3 hatchback 2.0L?
>>CorkSport Reply. Yes they will.
Anthony04/14/2013, 10:02 AM
I am very interested in buying these springs as I have heard great reviews thus far. However, just to make sure, after installing these springs without any other adjustments (camber, fender rolling), I will not have any issues like rubbing?
>>CorkSport Reply: You will not need to roll your fenders unless you have a wider than 8 inch wheel and a offset which pushes the wheels past the lip of the fender. There should be no rubbing.
Noah Cho04/11/2013, 01:50 AM
do these fit the 2011 mazda 3 4 door sedan ?
>>CorkSport Reply: Yes they fit just fine.
Josef Boas04/10/2013, 07:57 PM
Just put them on last week and i love them. Awesome drop, god handling.
Justin Patenaude04/05/2013, 08:53 PM
Wished you guys had these before I got my Eibach springs which I do like but I would of loved being able to support Corksport some more.
Corey Haury04/02/2013, 10:52 PM
Where oh where does one get that awesome front splitter shown in the pic? I've been looking for one of those for a long time.
(apologies for not rating the springs)
>>CorkSport Reply:The bumper is made by AutoExe.
Brett04/02/2013, 04:21 PM
really looking into purchasing but the drop height concerns me a little. what are the chances that i will need to roll the fenders after putting these on?
>>CorkSport Reply: You will not need to roll your fenders unless you have a wider than 8 inch wheel and a offset which pushes the wheels past the lip of the fender.
Tara04/02/2013, 07:17 AM
do these fit a 2006 mazda3 4 doors?
>>CorkSport Reply: They work great on the 2006 4 door models.
Mike04/01/2013, 08:19 AM
do these require new cambers as well. or are they just suggested?
>>CorkSport Reply: They are just suggested.
Tara03/28/2013, 11:34 AM
can these be used with stock shocks?
>>CorkSport Reply: Yes you can.
Tara03/27/2013, 12:54 PM
Do these fit 2012 mazda 3 skyactiv touring i sedan?
>>CorkSport Reply: Yes the do fit.
Gabriel Moore03/26/2013, 02:56 PM
These will fit 2012 skyactiv hatch?...Thanks
>>CorkSport Reply: Yes they will.
Jason L03/20/2013, 04:37 PM
Do you guys recommend the adj rear camber arms for these? Thanks
>>CorkSport Reply:The camber arms are a good idea but not required.
Scott G.03/17/2013, 02:50 AM
What about the skyactive model with these springs?
>>CorkSport Reply: They will fit the Skyactiv models.
Darren03/16/2013, 10:09 PM
Hey there! I was wondering if these fits on a mazda 3 2012 H/B ?
I have a 2012 Mazda 3 skyactive. I was wondering will these springs work okay with having a 225/45R18 set up with a 38mm offset. Will I need to roll the fenders, or will it cause issues to the tires from going over bumps?
I got a Mazda 3 2011 hatch and was planning to buy some springs. But after asking 2 or 3 question. I heard that the back look to much higher compare to the front. I that real? Is there anything i can do to get them at the same level?
I'm looking into purchasing 17x7.5 with a 35 offset for my 2012 3 hatchback with about 33,000 miles. Will I need to roll any fenders? And should I look into purchasing new shocks/structs? They are currently stock.
Asked by Christina R. | 10/22/2015, 01:47 PM | 1 answer(s)
That wheel setup should be fine with the correct tire size. As of this answer we have both the shocks and springs in stock.