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Mazdaspeed 3 Short Shift Plate and Shifter Bushings

Price: $79.99
Price in points:  What are Points? 80 points
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Shorten your shifter throw, and make shifting a tighter, smoother experience. With the CorkSport Mazdaspeed 3 Short Shift Plate you can improve the precision and performance of your shifter, and the included shifter bushings keep the Speed3 shifter from moving excessively while changing gears.

The CorkSport Advantage

    Mazdaspeed 3 Short Shifter

    Less Movement: tighten your shifter base by replacing the stock rubber bushings with solid aluminum pieces.

    Feel the difference: Reduce the throw by 20-40% to improve your shifting experience for your driving style.

    The CorkSport Advantage:

  • Counterweight Included: choose the lighter counterweight for added responsiveness, or your stock weight for a heavier feel
  • Shift Plate Made from CNC Machined Steel: with powder coated finish for durability
  • CAD designed and precision machined: for exacting fitment
  • Adjustable: Reduce the throw by 20% to 40% to customize your shifting experience
  • Self Locking Bolts: Pre-applied locking patch bolts included with shifter plate
  • Bushings Made from billet aluminum: for a long lasting durable finish
  • CorkSport Support and Service: Receive full 2 year warranty all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone support. Takes 15-20 minutes to install

  • Short Shift Plate Instructions

    Shifter Bushing Instructions

By far the best kit to buy lighter throw accurate shifts. When paired with all 3 motor mounts missing gears do not happen. My shifting has also gotten considerably faster especially from first to second. Great quality product.
such a nice mod! it works amazing and make shifting so much fun.
Worth every dime. Should've done this a long time ago.
Shorter throws and smother solid shifting, you get used to the changes quick and hardly notice the difference anymore but it's worth buying for shifting better I think
A must have mod for your MS3. Great quality product. Very easy to install. I highly recommend the leather shift knob with this setup, just takes shifting to another level.
I installed both of them this past weekend on my 2010 Speed 3. Instructions were pretty straight forward. Like many have said, the bushings were a pain but I managed to get them in without losing any washers. Shift plate went in without a hitch. I tried it with the lighter shift weight but didn't like the feel, so I switched back to the stock weight and now its golden! Shifting feels much tighter now, no more slop!
Both the SSP and Bushings are very easy to install and provide instant feedback and response even if you start out at 20% shorter throw, work your way up to 40% and find your sweet spot. Try both the OEM shift weight and the CS weight with the SSP, using a heavier or lighter weight is a very personal thing.

As long as you pull your stock airbox out (or your filter with a SRI) you will have plenty of room to install the SSP, it's simple, CS's directions/instructions are the best in the biz.

The Shifter Bushings are a little more challenging to install, just because you have less room for the 2 rear Shift-Cage bolts. Remove the 2 center console panels, and just be careful not to drop any of the 4 mounting bolts, the old (rubber w/ metal collar) or new (aluminum) CS bushings, or any of your tools. Use a screwdriver and pry from inside of the stock bushings to get em out. and carefully install you CS bushings and bolts to make sure everything lines up and you don't drop anything.

The solid aluminum shifter bushings take out almost all of the rubber slack or 'give' in your shift cage, and with motor mounts, this all adds ups significantly to reduce shift throws and the spongy feeling of the stock bushings is gone.

For $80, this is one of the most noticeable and constantly used upgrades you can get for your MS3. Regardless off what kind of driving you do, you are ALWAYS shifting up and down, you will love this product, it makes your MS3 feel almost like a mx-5, every gear is a wrist flick away..
Excellent product. I got the bushings and the short shift plate and I can't believe the difference in shifting feel. It feels brand new and at 30% reduction shifts are fast and short with no grind. I did prefer the feel of the stock weight and ended up putting it back on, but overall I definitely recommend this product.
Great hardware set and it definitely made a nice improvement in shifting and stability of the base. I currently have mine set to about 35% reduction, but will probably go all the way to 40%. Easy install but those bushings can be a bit tricky and slippery on the chassis. I ended up using a bit of glue just to keep the bottom bushing from sliding around and lined it up with the bolts before securing the whole assembly. Removing the entire shift housing could've made it easier, but the instructions are clear and easy to follow.
Definitely a worthy mod. Shifts are dramatically shorter, mine is set at the full 40, even the girlfriend loves it! It is a little more stiff when engaging in gear but its nothing to steer you away from the product. The toughest part was getting the factory bushings out, still not a very difficult install. Get it!
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Hello just wondering if this will fit on a 2005 Mazda 3 2.3L thanks!

Asked by Kevin Kelly | 09/23/2017, 07:08 AM | 1 answer(s)

Hello, I have a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3. My 2nd gear pops out sometimes under deceleration because of bad synchros im sure. If i install this entire kit, will it help, hinder, or not make a difference in how easily it stays in gear?

Asked by B. Bailey | 11/25/2016, 12:14 PM | 1 answer(s)

Can I use the stock shifter.

Asked by Kyle  | 02/10/2016, 06:06 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 2012 skyactive 3?

Asked by Tyler | 06/06/2015, 06:25 AM | 1 answer(s)

In the instructions, it says not all cars can run the 40% reduction. Just curious, which cars won't be able to? I'm wanting to get this for my '13 MS3 USDM

Asked by Steven | 05/07/2015, 07:56 PM | 1 answer(s)

Hi there, does this fit a Japanese imported RIGHT Side Driving Mazda?

Asked by Jackson | 01/23/2015, 02:45 AM | 1 answer(s)

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