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Mazdaspeed 3 TMIC Top Mount Intercooler

 
Price: $399.99
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Gen-6-930-150
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The CorkSport Top Mount Intercooler (TMIC) provides solid power gains and a great value to the Mazdaspeed 3, MS6 and CX7 turbo. Made from CorkSport’s own custom cast end tanks which are TIG welded to a 3.0” thick bar and plate core, the TMIC provides added performance by removing the bottleneck restriction of the stock intercooler and increasing resistance to heat soak by using thicker materials. The cold pipe connection is CNC milled and drilled for a leak proof connection and all bolt holes have been capped off.

The CorkSport Advantage



16 Rows of Cooling Fins help drastically lower post turbo air temperatures.



Better Cooling:16 Rows of Cooling Fins help drastically lower post turbo air temperatures. Proven on a SuperFlow test bench to provide 46% more airflow over the stock intercooler.













With 3.25



More Capacity: With 3.0" of thickness, the extra capacity allows significant cooling capabilities. During testing, the Mazdaspeed 3 TMIC showed an average decrease in pressure across the core by 53% and an increase in overall efficiency of 25% over the stock intercooler.









CorkSport TMIC increases flow





Cast Aluminum: End tanks made of cast aluminum are durable and long lasting. Plus with a bar and plate intercooler core, you remove bottlenecking for more power with less boost.











The CorkSport Advantage

  • Optional Aluminum Shroud For maximum performance and airflow, or maintain your factory engine shroud to keep a stealth look.
  • Reduces pre-detonation (knock) of the fuel air charge
  • Increased resistance to heat soak thanks to larger capacity and better airflow
  • Fits the 2007-2009 Mazdaspeed 3, 2006-2007 Mazdaspeed 6, 2010+ Mazdaspeed 3, and Cx7
  • Choose from custom finishing options Rolled Finish for a Gloss look, or Sand Blasted for a Rough Matte finish.
  • Corksport Service and Support Receive full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone installation support

    *Please note due to the design of the factory hood scoop on the 2010+ Mazdaspeed 3 the hood scoop seal will rest on the rear intercooler end tank with the optional aluminum shroud.

    **Stock shroud molding may cause some fins to bend slightly. This will NOT affect performance or efficiency of your TMIC. The easiest and recommended way of removing the offending culprit is to trim the TMIC shroud. See Shroud Fitment Document for more details.


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  • Before I get to the product itself, Corksports TMIC replaced the OEM TMIC on my 06 Speed6. The OE TMIC saw over 243,000km. It looked heinous.

    Corksport's TMIC is a huge beautiful beast of shiny goodness. It stands out in the engine bay.

    Now, my engine thanks both Corksport and myself for buying their TMIC. It loves this intercooler and so do I. You do notice it's open flow higher in the rpm range and it's your choice if you want to rip through the band or not. From my experience with it, it was a rather subtle break in where you knew something had changed for the positive but couldnt quite isolate it. IE: after I installed it, I didnt notice the sound of my turbo spooling as much and then I noticed I was shifting out of second much quicker than usual. All good signs right? Riiiight.

    Corksport nailed this product. From the ease of install to the finish with rolling welds and then the added performance and in theory, controlled temp's, it's all here.
    very nice fit, easy to install, i was put the cover stock and i feel the difference
    Giving it 5 stars because it's doing a good job I'm running a custom tune with it but it's pretty much not getting the cold air the front mounts get. This top mount will get heat soaked eventually but not nearly as fast as the oem top mount
    Quality build and very effective results! Bolts directly in place as an OE piece. I would highly recommend this upgrade!!
    Absolute necessity for the MZR, either stock levels or performance. I ran this intercooler with stock setup, through turbo swap on 24lbs. Reduced knock across the board. Really settled things down. Great fitment. Excellent cast end tanks with solid welds. Kept nice and cool through pulls. I opted for the shroud, but decided to do without it bc the unit is great to look at. Was able to develop 24lbs on E30 mix flowing 390 grams / sec. More than enough to max stock fuel system with internal
    This TMIC is amazing, a lot better than the stock one that came stock on my 2013 speed3. I recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade their mazda. Thanks Corksport! I look forward to doing business with you guys in the future.
    I just installed this and their BPV valve. I love them, call me crazy but my shifts got smoother, the increase in power is pretty sweet too. Thank you corksport!!!
    Perfect fit, fast install, exceptional quality!



    This is the perfect TMIC if you ever plan on going with meth injection or ethanol, it's going to give you the best throttle response from any aftermarket TMIC, and it'll still fit the factory (genPu at least) shroud and only the hardcore MS3 owners might think it's not stock.



    Before my AP, I noticed that my powerband gained an extra 800-1k rpm worth of top end power, meaning I didn't need to shift at 5500 rpm to keep it in the sweet spot.



    Even without meth or eth this is perfect for a heavily bolted car while keeping top notch throttle response.



    I would personally only torque the cold pipe bolts to 12 ft/lbs, as 15 is a lil too much in aluminum with steel bolts.
    Easy install. With a cold air and aftermarket BOV noticed a big difference immediately and had a very smooth crisp spooling sound. obviously a better quality product than stock. Ready now for Accessport, turboback, HPFP, and possibly to big turbo!? Buy this product if you do not want to deal with custom pipe work and will not be ramming your car so much that heat soak will be an issue!
    Easy install. Went ahead and reset battery to relearn A/F. Instant difference. Top end of second into third has ALOT more torque. Matched with my Cobb BPV, shifts produce a sharp and crisp recirc. There is no comparison between the stock unit and the Corksport unit. Night/day difference in quality and craftsmanship.
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    I installed this the other day and wow, what a difference I'm seeing. My only concern is I'm getting a high pitched hum (not whistle, more like letting the air out of a balloon and pinching the end but not quite as high pitched as that) coming into the cockpit at high loads from somewhere in or under the dash (hard to pinpoint). Could it be from not running the stock shroud? I'm pretty sure I got all my hoses tightened enough, but before I start troubleshooting I was wondering if anyone else has had this happen? Thanks

    Asked by Kevin | 11/14/2017, 04:18 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Will this work with an '06 speed6? The TMIC piping changed between '06 and '07, and this TMIC doesn't look like it has the fittings that will work on an '06.

    Asked by Archie Sokolik | 09/02/2017, 01:37 PM | 1 answer(s)

    I just installed Stage II SRI and the Dual VTA Bypass Valve )OMG, love it!). I want to install this TMIC next before getting an AP. I see you recommend the fuel pump internals prior to installing the TMIC to someone running stock. Should I consider getting the fuel pump internals first? My plan is to do, TMIC then AP, then Cat-Back exhaust. Suggestions?

    Asked by Kevin | 01/15/2017, 06:40 PM | 2 answer(s)

    Are there any differences between the speed 3 and speed 6 intercooler? Are they interchangeable?

    Asked by Zac | 11/22/2016, 07:11 AM | 1 answer(s)

    Do I need to upgrade my BCS to run this properly?

    Asked by Matt Olson | 09/19/2016, 02:28 PM | 0 answer(s)

    Two questions actually; 1. How much does the piece weigh vs stock? 2. An earlier question asked about CARB certification for this part -- I am in California and I am interested to find out if this would cause my car to the visibility aspect of the test (where the person conducting the test visually inspects the engine to see if modifications have been made.)

    Asked by T.Marc Jones | 07/22/2016, 02:11 PM | 0 answer(s)

    Does this meet CARB laws?

    Asked by Sergio | 03/27/2016, 10:34 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Is there any cooling advantage in purchasing the optional aluminum shroud vs. using the OEM plastic shroud?

    Asked by Richard A. | 06/17/2015, 09:06 AM | 3 answer(s)

    Do you need the Max Flow Fuel Pump Internals for this Intercooler?

    Asked by Kaleb Dailey | 02/28/2016, 11:23 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Can I run this on the stock tune safely?

    Asked by Nate | 01/15/2016, 05:57 AM | 1 answer(s)

    Hi wanted to know if I can install this TMIC with the mods I have now. Cobb AP, Cobb sf, turbo inlet hose, fuel pump internals, Cobb bpv. I don't have the downpipe and I don't have the CBE.

    Asked by Jose | 11/02/2015, 08:25 PM | 1 answer(s)

    I have a Cobb AP running stage 2, Cobb intake and turbo inlet hose and fuel pump internals. Can I install this tmic with does mods without giving a cell or needing a custome tune?? Thx.

    Asked by Jose | 10/30/2015, 06:55 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Do I need to reflash using my access port after installing this item?

    Asked by Kyle | 10/14/2015, 09:45 AM | 1 answer(s)

    Should I re flash my corksport safe mode map from acessport or will it be ok after installing inter-cooler.Corksport Power Series SRI + TIP (Stg 1) Accessport (safe mode map) Corksport DISI silicone boost tubes Corksport DISI silicone BOV hose Corksport shifter bushing set Sure short cut shift plate Rear Motor Mount Inserts No fuel pump internals no down pipe or cat back.

    Asked by Kirk | 10/12/2015, 06:55 AM | 1 answer(s)

    Should I re flash my corksport safe mode map from acessport or will it be ok after installing inter-cooler.

    Asked by Kirk | 10/12/2015, 05:50 AM | 1 answer(s)

    About how much horsepower can this tmic handle?

    Asked by Daniel Lopez | 06/20/2015, 02:33 PM | 1 answer(s)

    anyone have an idea how much whp gain over stock ?

    Asked by freak | 04/28/2015, 01:39 PM | 1 answer(s)

    I have an 07 Mazda3. Would this work For my car?

    Asked by D'Amonte Bess | 04/22/2015, 05:13 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Is it safe to run this IC without the shroud? Like if rain came in the hood scoop? And what kind of hp gains??? Debating between this and a DP

    Asked by Allen | 04/09/2015, 05:08 PM | 1 answer(s)

    With this installed in a stock cx-7 will it need to be tuned at all?

    Asked by Matthew | 03/31/2015, 07:34 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Am I able to use the standard rubber and plastic shroud that comes stock on the Gen II's with this or is it better getting the optional shroud?

    Asked by Korey Robinson | 11/04/2014, 02:38 PM | 1 answer(s)

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