Remove the tendency to overpower the front tires under hard cornering and minimize traction robbing body lean with the CorkSport Mazda 3 Rear Adjustable Sway Bar. Compressing inside suspension, the CorkSport Mazda3 Rear Sway Bar effectively increases the spring rate on side of the suspension which is compressed most and its adjustability allows you to fine tune the handling. Each Mazda 3 swaybar includes machined 6061-T6 aluminum swaybar brackets which are more durable than the stamped steel design common with other swaybars and look sharp with an anodized black finish.
The CorkSport Advantage
Adjustable: Two endlink attachment points to change the stiffness between 94% and 175% stiffer than stock.
Single Piece: A single piece is used to create the Mazda3 rear swaybar which adds strength by removing weak points such as welds.
Billet Swaybar Brackets: Superior bracket design with grease fittings for easy servicing with 90a durometer polyurethane, CorkSport brackets and bushings are the last you will need. Once installed, the reduced bar movement gives you extra confidence when taking corners.
The CorkSport Advantage:
Extra Value: Includes Billet Swaybar brackets, at $79.99 value.
One piece design: CNC bent for precise fit and made from 25mm 4130 Steel.
Adjustable: Two adjustable locations for the end links to install allowing you to change how much the bar uses the other side of the suspension. 94%/175% stiffer than stock on the Mazda 3.
Made in the USA: Engineered and manufactured by CorkSport in Vancouver, Washington.
Durable blue or black powder coated finish: can survive the winter driving in areas where roads are salted for snow and ice.
CorkSport Service and Support: Receive a two year limited warranty, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone support.
Install time 2/5 Difficulty 2 year warranty No CEL
After multiple suspension changes on my '12 Skyactiv hatch, I settled on this bar on the firmer setting and Bilstein B6 shocks with stock springs. The bar alone makes a dramatic difference in handling, significantly reducing body roll while still taking two wheel bumps like speed bumps etc well. You will definitely feel single wheel bumps more, but the confidence and balance are well worth it if you are at all "enthusiast" inclined.
Caution! Be very careful with the soft, weak threads that you'll be bolting into the subframe. It's not uncommon to strip the threads, as I did on one of the 4 mounting points. A torque wrench is a must.
Walter Piper03/24/2019, 01:23 AM
A great bar that included some of the nicest brackets I have seen, which makes this a great value. THEY JUST FORGET TO MENTION THAT THIS BAR IS DRILLED FOR THE LARGER MAZDASPEED END LINKS. You might as well replace the links anyway, so make sure you buy the right ones. Thankfully I called Corksport and an actual employee with actual knowledge answered the phone, they overnighted the right links to me just in time for my track event!
Corky03/20/2017, 11:56 PM
I experienced a noticeable change in handling but nothing dramatic. I also paired this swaybar with whiteline adjustable endlinks since the stock endlinks looked like they needed to go.
This might be common sense but since it is quite stiffer, it will magnify any weak points in your rear suspension that you might already have just couldnt notice. In my experience, my rear shock mounts are rusted and rattle more with the swaybar on than before. Hopefully I can get rid of that rattle when I have enough for the corksport coilovers.
Javier Bramasco-Correa06/02/2016, 12:39 AM
I installed his product about 2 weeks ago combined with the Corksport front sway bar and I must say the suspension feels so much grounded and the amount of road feel is amazing. Best part is that this stiffened my coilover suspension so everything feels tight and I've gone auto X with this product and it truly makes a difference in your steering! Must have
Jose Robert03/07/2016, 02:06 PM
All I can say is if you want to improve handling, if you want to improved control this is what you need. You will immediately notice the change as soon as you start driving it is worth every penny and that's why I'm buying the front Swaybar ASAP. Get it you won't regret it.
Bryan Anderson04/04/2015, 09:13 PM
I have had this in for around eight months and it has been decent. It was a bit harsh over bumps and it wore out my stock endlinks, something I knew was a Mazda weak point. This product is well made and easy to install, but it came I've once I got the mid chassis brace a few weeks ago. I guess this bar was so sturdy, that it brought out the weak point between it and the front, causing more flex than the factory brace could handle. Now my car seems to only be limited by the factory tires and springs.
This took a little while to install because of Mazda's endlink design, I replaced them with Moog heavier duty ones, but only because Corksports were out of stock at that time. With the quality of the mid chassis and this rear swaybar, I think I'll be picking up a few more pieces that make my car a go cart.
Evan Morris10/30/2014, 07:32 PM
From the factory, my '12 Skyactiv 3 hatch had an annoying amount of understeer, so I bought this bar to replace it. Installation was easy and trouble free except that a bolt stripped the threads at the spec'd lb'ft with a torque wrench. Replaced with same size bolt and nut, set the bar to the stiffer setting, and done.
The difference is immediately noticeable. Turn-in is more immediate and controlled, cornering speed increases, and the car now feels just much more balanced. Driving a gravel road at speed is great fun. You can easily throw the back end out with some sharp steering inputs, but it's very controllable and never scary. When driving at high speeds in the wet (track) the slip is almost even, making the car almost feel like it's just moving sideways a little, with neither front not back out of balance.
One major flaw is noise. This thing is noisy no matter what I do. I've taken the bar off to regrease 4 times now in under two years. One very helpful fix is USE TEFLON TAPE around the bar where it meets the bushings. Along with a generous amount of silicone grease (I used SuperLube Silicone) this bought me around six months before it started squeaking again. If you don't use the tape, I get maybe a month before it's squeaking away again. It's annoying and embarassing, and the bar will have to come off when the car is sold so people don't think the car has problems.
For an enthusiast, this bar is great. It gives more control, more confidence, and more fun. Worth every penny. For an average joe who just wants to put parts on their car, be aware that this bar will require repeated maintenance to keep you sane. You've been warned.
Walter P10/18/2014, 01:08 PM
Will this fit a 2006 mazda 3?
Houstonr04/29/2014, 05:40 PM
Three years of driving with the swaybar. Then bracket decided to shear off. hmmm, you guys should provide a thicker bracket next time.
CorkSport Reply:Give us a call, we would like to hear what happened, 360-260-2675
DL02/21/2014, 06:25 PM
The mechanic said it was easy to install. I still haven't driven hard enough to test things out completely. That will come over time.