Eliminate side to side compliance and remove the slack on your shifter by replacing the rubber OEM shifter bushings on your Mazdaspeed 3 or six speed Mazda 3 with the CorkSport aluminum black anodized shifter bushings.
Over time shifting gears can cause the soft rubber bushing found at the anchor point of your shifter assembly to deteriorate and fall apart. Replacing the shifter bushings will provide a noticeable difference in the way your car drives and improve shift responsiveness for years to come.
Fits: 2010+ Mazdaspeed 3, All Six-Speed Mazda 3 (will not work on SkyActiv Mazda Models)
The CorkSport Advantage:
CAD designed and precision machined for exacting fitment
Made from billet aluminum for a long lasting durable finish
Black anodized with laser etched CS logo for custom look
CorkSport Service and Support: Receive a 2 year warranty, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone installation support.
Install time 2/5 Difficulty 2 year warranty No CEL
2010 with just over 22k on it, these made a huge difference. I used to miss 3rd constantly when I'd take off quick, but not anymore. Feels much more solid than the stock rubber ones.
Mitchell Swift12/10/2012, 09:54 AM
ok my first post was not a good one I was so mad after droping 2 of the bushings down into the tunel I threw the bushings into the garbage, after calming down and thinking about it I fished them out and went to the hardware store and found some thick washers that were pretty close to the washers provided so I changed the way I was looking at things and the whole job took 10 min , two words for anyone doing this job SUPER GLUE I know that sounds funny but it worked great and saved a lot of time all I did was used the same 13mm wrench I used on the short throw shifter (another great product) and poped off the linckages , there are two tabs that hold the shifter cables in place if you force up on them they pop out once that was done I unbolted the shifter and took the whole thing out , I then removed the factory bushings out and installed the new top bushings look at the instructions to make sure you have the top bushings in the right place I then took the bolts and put them through the top bushings and let the bolts hang so I would have a good idea where to line up the washers that go under the shifter I then put a little super glue on each washer and put the shifter back into place everything lined up perfect I bolted everything down and put everything back into place , went for a ride as soon as I got them in and all I can say is wow what a diffrence the shifts are a lot smother and do not feel as vague as the factory bushings so far everything I have bought from Corksport has been top notch , now im just saving up for the cated downpipe , access port and fuel system upgrades .
Fred Peckrul10/01/2012, 02:16 PM
Makes a big difference, simple, inexpensive mod. Well worth it.
The install is a bit trickier than the instructions would lead to you believe.
The stock bushings are made of rubber and are incredibly difficult to remove unless you have very small, very dexterous hands - give yourself some more time than just 20-30 mins for this.
Joseph Anstine09/24/2012, 09:51 AM
I was very skeptical about these but figured for $40 why not... I was extremely shocked at the difference these make. Shifting is a lot smoother and the overall assembly feels so much more solid. Well worth it.
Chris09/19/2012, 06:02 PM
bad design when it comes to the washers on the bottom should have raised surface to help with hole alignment and to add support on the lower half of the shifter lost two of the washers finally got fed up and put the stock bushings back in in my opion waste of money
Fred Peckrul09/11/2012, 01:01 PM
Very amazed with this simple mod. This is for sure a mod to a weak link with hard driving the MS3. Love it
Jeremy Kimbrough09/08/2012, 04:21 PM
2012 with less than 2000 miles, these bushings still made a noticable difference. Shifting is much more precise and satisfying under any circumstance, and helps prevent missed gears during hard (or even mildly spirited) driving. Just be sure to combine this with an adjustment of your shifter linkage for maximum effect. You will have easy access to the linkage during the bushing install.
Adam Romig06/28/2012, 06:44 AM
My car has 23000 on it. this made a big diff. Some times i would miss 3rd. With the bushings in not anymore.