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Mazdaspeed 3 TMIC Top Mount Intercooler

Price: $399.99
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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 for your Mazdaspeed 3.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 3.25More 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.

Speed3 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

  • *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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    how to install a Mazdaspeed 3 TMIC

    This was the first power mod I have made to my car. I installed this on my 12' Mazdaspeed 3 the other day and I love it! The turbo spools much more quickly and power delivery seems to be much smoother as well. I was peaking +15psi just in 2nd gear alone which I was never able to do on the stock intercooler. There were a couple of hiccups with the installation. In the instructions, it says to remove the connections to the bpv, but this proved to be quite difficult as the return line clamp is very difficult to get to. I found it much easier to remove the two bolts holding the bpv on the cold pipe, so you could lift the stock intercooler and cold pipe out together. I also removed the bpv gasket so it didn't accidentally fall out. Also, the two m6-1.0 allen head bolts provided did not work as they pulled through the stock shroud holes when tightening since the distance between the stock shroud and the new intercooler threads have increased and there were no washers provided. I could have just bought two washers, but I wanted to stick with a 10mm bolt, but the stock ones were too short. I ended up spending $6 and picked up two m6 - 1.0 X 30mm bolts and m6 washers and they fit perfectly and were long enough to reach the threading and short enough not to bottom out. Other than that, the new intercooler is a great product and I highly recommend!
    Used mostly for short city driving, so wasn't expecting significant BAT temp reduction advantages, but it's worth if only for the significant improvement in throttle response and earlier turbo spool-up. The TMIC openings thoughtfully had painter's tape when shipped. However, peeling the tape off, I noticed metallic flakes on the tape. I wasn't sure what to make of that. Worried about metallic flakes being ingested into the engine, I used compressed air to shake out both openings of any possible debris. Overall, no issues and happy with the install. Superb product for the price.
    First of all install was a BREEZE, 30 minutes MAX.

    difference in performance as soon as you hit the GAS... And you still have that STOCK look under the hood,OEM shroud fit like a glove. My best friend has a MS6 if I didn"t tell him I upgraded he would of never known. Gotta LOVE Cork Sport.
    Just finished installing the stage II SRI with the TMI on 2013 Mazdaspeed3. Love it. Did a quick test run and wheels starting breaking loose between 1st and 2nd even with the traction control on. Was at 80 before knowing it. Lots of fun! Very simple to install the TMI. SRI, a little tricky although completely worth it.
    How much hp will this support up to?

    CorkSport Reply:We have had customer dyno out in excess of 300 wheel HP with the CS TMIC.
    This thing is great...The quality is awesome and fits just like stock
    Would you recommend doing a tune after installing the TMIC on an otherwise stock car?

    CorkSport Reply: If you have a stock car it would work just fine without a tune. A tune will get you more power though.
    Super easy install. I got the tubes with it. More boost and seems longer. No shroud, just cut a little away or file it down, then fits over cooler, no problem. this is a must upgrade for MS3, so the turbo will get plenty of air. Won't be bottle necked b/c of limited EOM cooler.
    Amazing product with a great finish. Easy installation along with the CorkSport Boost Tubes helped to really improve both the performance and aesthetics of the engine bay. Couldn't ask for a better product!
    Absolutely love the CS TMIC, fit and finish is exactly as described by the CS team. The airflow improvements are noticeable immediately without tune and with a tune the whole engine feels lighter with the turbo not having to work as hard(I'm running SRI+TIH+TMIC). Digging the superior cooling as well! Thanks again to the whole team at CS!
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    This is my daily driver, I was wondering if you would recommend going front mount intercooler or would the top mount be enough for a daily driver for some weekend fun?

    Asked by Angel | 11/24/2019, 06:33 PM | 1 answer(s)

    Is this supposed to come with hardware because mine only came with two screws i have a 2011 mazdaspeed3

    Asked by Randy | 03/29/2019, 04:12 PM | 3 answer(s)

    Will the mazdaspeed6 front mount lot come back? And is this tmic the same used in the front mount lot?

    Asked by Angel | 09/07/2019, 09:39 AM | 1 answer(s)

    I dont see the optional shroud that everyone is talking about do you still offer it? Also I have a 06 speed 6 do they make a FMIC or is this the only option to upgrade?

    Asked by Kevin | 06/13/2019, 07:38 AM | 1 answer(s)

    Good morning, Will the factory hose and connector work with this upgraded TMIC

    Asked by Samuel Fersobe | 05/29/2018, 07:01 AM | 1 answer(s)

    Will the stock Mazda CX7 Shroud fit on it?

    Asked by mathu | 04/28/2018, 03:35 AM | 1 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 | 1 answer(s)

    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)

    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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