Is this CARB approved? And if not, is it in the process of getting CARB approval?
No it is not
Will this intake pass emissions? If not do you guys sell one that will?
Has this been CARB approved in 2016?
We do not offer an intake that is CARB legal for this specific model of Mazda.
I'm looking for an intake as my next mod.. What's the difference between a cold air and a short ram?
Cold air will have the filter lower to the ground, whereas the short ram intake sit more towards to top of the engine bay.
I cleaned the air filter using the K&N Filter Cleaner, but much of the red color was washed off. Is there any way to recover the color? I was thinking in applying the K&N oil can but I'm reading not to do that, else I'll damage the MAF sensor.
Unfortunately not. Next time just use warm soapy water.
How often should i clean/change the filter? And are their any instructions available on how to clean the filter?
Check out this youtube video on cleaning your filter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtv0Ical9V0
Would installing a "CORKSPORT High Flow Panel Air Filter" or a "CORKSPORT Power Series Short Ram Intake" in my Mazda 3 2.5L 2010 make a bigger difference to my cars performance?
The short ram intake makes more power. The panel filter is good for 2-3 hp, the SRI is good for 7-8hp.
My mechanic buddy recommended an oiled filter (K&N) versus the dry that comes with this intake. Thoughts? I don't want to screw up my first mod!
Oil filters can release some of the oil and get onto the MAF sensor which will make it go bad which is why we use dryflow filters with all of our intakes.
I own a 2012 Mazda 3 S GT 2.5L .. It does not have the skyactive badge but was told this car is skyactive.. did they even make the 2012 2.5L skyactive? Depending on that answer.. will this SRI work?
A 2012 Mazda 3 2.5 should not be a skyactiv model. This is the intake you need.
Will this fit a 2015 2.5L? I understand there is a one specifically for the 2014+ models but I already have the 2010-2013 sri on hand.
The intake is different for the SkyActiv models so it will not work.
what size is the outlet of the intake 3"?
It is the size of the stock throttle body
will it fit a non skyactive 2.0 liter?
It will not fit. Check out our 2.0 intake. http://corksport.com/corksport-power-series-short-ram-intake-2010-mazda-3-2.0-en.html
So this only fits the 2.5L and not the 2.0L at all?
Correct. The 2.0 intake is available here http://corksport.com/corksport-power-series-short-ram-intake-2010-mazda-3-2.0-en.html
when cleaning my air filter should i apply K&N Air Filter Oil to the filter?
NO! DO NOT oil the filter or you will damage your MAF sensor. Simply clean it with water, or a K&N Dry Flow Filter Cleaner.
Had this on my 3s until I upgraded to the speed 3. My buddy has the skyactive motor and I was wondering if any part of this Sri would fit on his?
The 2.5L intake will not work on a SkyActiv Engine.
Is it CARB Approved?
It is not.
How much torque and HP will I gain after installing this SRI on my mazda?
Roughly 5-7 Horsepower at 3000+ RPM.
I know that the turbo inlet pipe for this sri is only 2.25 inches but if I got a 3 inch tip, would it link to this intake.
There is no Turbo Inlet Pipe for this intake since there is no turbo.
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