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CORKSPORT 2010-2011 Mazda 3/2010-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 Aluminum Skidplate

 
Price: $249.99
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Get solid protection against rocks and road debris and prevent damage to key components of your undercarriage with the Mazda 3* and Mazdaspeed 3 Skid Tray. Made from 0.090” precision machined aluminum, the CorkSport Skid Plate will provide maximum protection while adding minimal weight to the body of your vehicle. This one-piece precision bent skid plate is angled for a tight fit and structural rigidity and is CAD designed to mount further back on the sub frame with extra attachment points so it won’t snag or hang up on objects under your vehicle.

The skidplate has been fully tested to keep stock (slightly lower) engine bay temperatures and allows airflow to pass through the engine bay.

The CorkSport Advantage:

  • One piece, precision bent angled design: Offers a more complete seal to handle harsh conditions and provide a smoother airflow under the front side of the car
  • 0.090” precision machined aluminum: Maximizes strength while adding minimal weight to the vehicle
  • Easy to access oil filter: Includes a large opening for oil to drain from the drain plug and has a removable cover for accessing the oil filter
  • CorkSport Service and Support: Receive a two year limited warrantly, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone support

  • *The skid tray required modifications to fit 2.0 model Mazda 3's

    **DOES NOT FIT SKYACTIV MODELS**

    Please note, due to package size, this part can only be shipped via UPS. Other shipping methods not available.



The aluminum skidplate itself is a quality product with good fit after some muscling into place. The problem I ran into is that going over bumps or at idle and certain throttle positions this thing rattles and squeaks from where it mounts to the rear motor mount mounting. I've tried tightening it down but nothing changed. Also the screws that hold the oil filter access hatch were cheap aluminum sheet metal screws and rounded the head the first time I tried to remove them
This was a very surprising upgrade for me. At first during the installation I thought there was no way it would bolt up since nothing really lined up at all, but with a little muscle at times by the end I couldn't believe the precision fit this had. It does sit slightly lower than the factory plastic one, but I've had no clearance issues (remember to take those speed bumps slowly). Impressions; looks awesome and feels like a good quality product, adds massive protection to the underside of the engine bay, and it may be in my mind, but at higher speeds (70+ mph) I swear the front end starts to feel more planted to the road. Overall I'm ecstatic with this piece. Just another top quality CorkSport product as usual folks, couldn't ask for better.
I have a 2011 Mazda 3S GT Hatchback. My stock skid plate was hanging down after a cross-country trip and the dealer wanted my first born to replace it.

Thank you so much Corksport, because this Aluminum plate fit PERFECTLY! It took me about 45 minutes, and I'm a hardcore perfectionist, so I took my time and torqued everything down.

I read in a forum that people are logging +1 to mpg due to airflow, so I reset my avg mpg, and after 1500 miles, I'm logging +2. I need more city miles for a true comparison, but tire pressure has been steady, so I think this might actually be true. I've also noticed a slight reduction in cabin noise, but not as much as people say in the forums. I've also bottomed out once already, and it just added a small chamfer to the aluminum :)

To cap it off, Corksport even through in some free swag, and a nice little log book with a hand-written note... very nice touch! I'm elated to have found a company that consistently exceeds expectations, and will continue to purchase mods from CS.
First off, I love corksport products. A1 quality and design, but this skidplate really baffled me. Now my car is not that low with still quite alot of gap in wheel arch, but this plate made my car pretty much undrivable. It took my height from legal, to not even half of that (5cm high). Any time I hit a bump, this god almighty scraping sound would occur that frightened me! It turned a nice, modded practical car, into a frustration on wheels.

There is one MAJOR flaw with this product I see. It's not made for lowered cars at all. There is a huge angle towards the ground with alot of gap inbetween oil tray and the skid plate. Why is this there? It just makes no sense and ruins an awesome product. My plastic one doesn't even come close and I have never scraped it since I lowered the car.

I have taken this off my car to modify and refit is possible. Perhaps R and D on street application next time guys...
Does this work with most FMIC kits?

CorkSport Reply:Check out the FAQ tab for an answer to this question.
I have a 13 3s and was wondering if this would fit without modifications? This thing looks flawless and would love to put one under my mazda!!
does it fit a basic 04 model

CorkSport Reply: It does not, check out the skid tray for the 04-09 models we offer.
I was wondering, I have the CS fmic with an aftermarket bumper. Will this fit it? the stock one didn't because I would have to drill holes into the core

CorkSport Reply:We are not sure on the aftermarket bumper but the FMIC should fit just fine.
Will this skidplate leave room for the CS oil catch can (new version)? Thanks!

CorkSport Reply:Yes it does.
I have had this on the car for about 2 months now. The aero improvement is evident when letting off the gas as the car does not slow down as abruptly as it did before install. The car lets less road noise into the cabin. I have also noticed an increase in MPG. Installation was simple, though required a bit of juggling to get the plate lined up at first (due only to the size of the plate, fitment was excellent).
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I have an 06 mazda 3 2.3sedan, will it fit

Asked by Jake | 05/09/2016, 01:20 PM | 3 answer(s)

Why 8s this under styling tab?

Asked by Jonathan Marcil | 06/26/2016, 04:28 AM | 0 answer(s)

Will this fit the older mazda 3 models? I have a 2008 mazda 3 sedan and was wondering if this could fit my car. My OEM plastic piece is breaking from scraping on driveway so im looking for something more sturdy such as this product.

Asked by Brendo | 03/01/2016, 09:47 AM | 1 answer(s)

How much coverage does the skid plate cover, the entire front area, or just directly under engine, as OEM plates beside tires are coming off? Also, estimated time to put on?

Asked by Dean Henriques | 02/02/2016, 08:44 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 2010 Mazda 3 sedan 2.5L

Asked by Matthew  | 09/20/2015, 02:49 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this skidplate fit an 06 mazda 3s with a gt spec front tie bar? Tried to see if it would interfere from your pics. But could not tell

Asked by James | 06/27/2015, 02:05 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit the 2010 Mazda 3 hatch with a 2.5 l engine

Asked by camron | 04/27/2015, 11:16 AM | 1 answer(s)

what "modifications" need to be done for the mazda 3? I have a 2012 Mazda 3i sedan, will I have to modify?

Asked by Kenneth Wolthuis | 03/24/2015, 06:28 PM | 1 answer(s)

Does this come with the hardware to bolt it up?

Asked by Mike | 12/31/2014, 07:47 AM | 1 answer(s)

since your old FAQ on the intercooler fitment got deleted or something, does this fit most aftermarket intercoolers?

Asked by James Mueller | 11/10/2014, 03:44 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a skyactiv?

Asked by Jake | 11/09/2014, 11:05 PM | 1 answer(s)

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