Remove the tendency to overpower the front tires under hard cornering and minimize traction robbing body lean with the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Rear Adjustable Sway Bar. Compressing inside suspension, the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 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 Mazdaspeed3 sway bar includes machined 6061-T6 aluminum sway bar brackets which are more durable than the stamped steel design common with other sway bars and look sharp with an anodized black finish.
The CorkSport Advantage
Adjustable: Two end link attachment points to change the stiffness between 45% stiffer (1305 lbs/inch) than stock, or 80% stiffer (1603 lbs/inch).
Single Piece: A single piece is used to create the rear sway bar which adds strength by removing weak points such as welds.
Billet Sway bar Brackets: Superior bracket design with grease fittings for easy servicing with 90a durometer polyurethane, our 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 Sway bar brackets, at $79.99 value.
One piece design: CNC bent for precise fit and made from 28.5mm 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. 45%/80% stiffer than stock on the Mazdaspeed 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
Corksport was very helpful. I ordered this and informed them that I would be moving out of state and they were helpful enough to get this shipped to me and keep me updated the entire time through the receiving of the parts and shipping the sway bar link itself. The sway bar itself is great quality and sturdy enough to hold up. A great replacement for the rusted bushings and sway bar that's on my car currently.
Nathan Acosta10/07/2021, 03:44 PM
So much better than stock happy I waited for it. Definitely worth the upgrade.
Dean Gierz05/23/2021, 10:09 AM
Great performance, but eats end links. I'm about to take this off my 2012 MS3 after about 20,000 miles because it has destroyed a second pair of end links. About 5-10k miles after installing this sway bar, I started to hear a clunk from the rear when going over angled bumps or turning sharply, anything that uses the sway bar. It got progressively louder. I replaced the worn end link, noise went away. Came back on the other side, replaced that, noise went away. 10k miles later, it's back again. I wish CorkSport sold beefier end links that could handle the sway bar, because turning those into a 10k mile consumable is not worth the minor handling upgrade for me personally.
Griffin04/12/2021, 10:57 AM
I've had this sway bar on the stiffest setting for only 50 miles and I am impressed. Installed with a new pair of end links. The car is much more confident in cornering and this has got to be my second favorite(after rear motor mount Stage 11) and instantly noticeable install.
Jesse F.01/07/2019, 06:37 AM
I bought this RSB for my 08 speed3 over a year ago. Install was a little longer because I had to cut the old sway links off but it wasn’t bad. I went straight to the stiffest setting and haven’t looked back! High speed cornering has vastly improved. The car feels like it’s on rails. This RSB coming with the CNC mounts makes it a no brainer over other options available out there.
Andrew Cesarini10/28/2018, 08:21 AM
I've been driving with this for about 2 weeks now on the "low" setting I guess you could call it, and this has definitely corrected the issue with understeer. I'm actually curious about trying the "high" setting just to see how it feels. As always CS provided absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. I mean the brackets alone are a true work of art.
Ryan Olson07/27/2018, 10:43 AM
drive with confidence. I wanted this for a while and betrayed CS for a different brand and it didn't work out too well and I suffered greatly. I have over 10 CS products so far and they haven't get me down.
GCPhotographers04/25/2018, 07:31 PM
In December of 2016, I installed the rear sway bar on my 2011 MS3, which had an otherwise stock suspension. Installation straight-forward and can be done in under an hour, including time to lift the car and setup. Some of the bracket and end link wrenching angles are slightly awkward, and I found a 0.5-in drive to be helpful on the bracket bolts. I used the stiffest of the two end-link positions.
Driving impressions...I appreciated the “tucked” in feeling of the rear end during cornering and decreased body roll, which made canyon carving more comfortable. In my experience with aggressive street (not track) driving, the RSB on its stiffest setting does not turn the car into an unpredictable drop-throttle oversteer monster, even in lower traction conditions. Breakaway is gradual and predictable. My suspicion is that the large degree of static camber and camber gain in the rear suspension help with cornering traction.
In all, I am very pleased with this RSB kit. The fitment is excellent and the spring rate is perfect. The brackets are impressively high-quality pieces, and I have had no squeaking issues to date. The RSB works best with a stiffer FSB - see my review there for more details....
CA_MS303/27/2018, 01:22 PM
WOW, perfect for cutting out much of the understeer and flattening out the handling. Awesome!
Rev David Poedel04/26/2017, 03:48 PM
For me this upgrade is by far the most noticeable and easiest change to my Mazdaspeed 3. I thought the OEM rear sway bar was impressive but the Corksport RSB puts the OEM to shame. So much fun now taking corners. I can't wait to upgrade the front.
I currently have Corksport's older rear sway bar with the 3 hole settings. I no longer recall the stiffness rating for that bar and hoping you could tell me if the stiffest setting of your current rear sway bar is greater than the stiffest setting of my bar? Thanks in advance.
Asked by William S Mah | 07/09/2022, 08:34 AM | 1 answer(s)
That would be an older unit that we no longer have the info to compare with, sorry