One of the easiest and most beneficial performance enhancements you can do for your vehicle, the CorkSport Power Series Short Ram Intake replaces your factory airbox with an open intake system allowing more air into the intake chamber. The CorkSport CX7 Short Ram Intake includes our precision machined MAF housing made from one piece of billet aluminum with included air straightener, durable dry flow air filter and custom reinforced silicone connector. In initial testing, the CorkSport CX7 Short Ram Intake netted peak gains of +12HP and +17 lb torque.
The CorkSport Advantage:
Prevent air leaks and inaccurate readings that can cause check-engine lights: The MAF housing is precision machined from billet aluminum with included air straightener.
Durable Dry Flow Air Filter: Reusable and water resistant, this unique non-woven filter media does not require oil to filter and trap dirt and actually sheds dirt under engine vibration unlike cotton-gauze which holds contaminates until you clean the filter
Custom reinforced silicone connector constructed with multi-layer nylon braid to provide more strength and power and a smooth internal transition for less turbulence and optimal flow
Stainless steel T-bolt clamps: Available in stealth black or polished stainless and ensure an airtight seal which prevents unmetered airflow
Corksport Service and Support: Receive a two year warranty, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone installation support
Installed this in my 2010 CX-7 touring after my wife got it for me for xmas. Install was easy and it sounds great. Like the other reviewer with a CX-7 the stock vent hose did not reach so I had to get some 5/8" hose and clamps to finish the install.
Dan Schultz12/27/2015, 04:49 PM
Awesome. But be warned, if your putting this on a CX7 THE STOCK VENT HOSE THAT GOES TO THE ELBOW DOES NOT FIT!!!!. i had to use 2 clamps and some 5/8 hose.
Coleby07/16/2012, 05:05 PM
High quality intake! Order with the air box for super cool intake temps. This intake lets you hear the turbo and stock bypass valve! Just the sound alone makes it worth the money.
Kornybun04/16/2012, 05:40 PM
real quality parts and great shipping customer service cant be beat and if mapped with the cobb tuner this intake is the best
VinnyTheBush01/03/2012, 12:00 PM
My first mod on my 2012 ms3. Excellent quality. Best bang for the buck. Easy install. Love the sounds. Good job Corksport... :)
Corey May12/31/2011, 12:30 AM
this is a great product for the money adds great power, and sounds great to boot........ however the first mod should be the motor mount insert, but this for sure should be the second.
Jason Steinley12/14/2011, 08:34 PM
This is the first mod that you should do on your Mazdaspeed3!! What a difference it makes and the sound of the turbo spool makes driving your speed a whole new beast. The installation instructions that are provided by Corksport are perfect and easy to follow so installing this mod is no problem. Thank you Corksport for making such a high quality mod! Don’t wait, the SRI and TIP are worth the money and it is the best value compared to any other company. Stop reading reviews and pick this up now!!
Jeremy Lyczewski12/06/2011, 11:12 AM
I would like to start this review by stating my mechanical experience:
With that being said...wow!
I ordered the part on Sunday afternoon and received it Thursday (in Florida). Everything was packed with care, including the instructions. When the weekend finally rolled around, I requested a helping hand from my father-in-law and his tools. Seeing as this was my first installation of an aftermarket part, I thought I needed all the help I could get. Even though his help was greatly appreciated, looking back on it now, I realized I could have taken care of this myself. The instructions were perfect. From start to finish, everything was laid out in such an intuitive manner in the instructions, it would be difficult NOT to install it correctly! It took a little over 1 and 1/2 hours (if I had any prior mechanical experience, I'm sure it would have only taken about 40 minutes or less, but since I kept on referring back to the instructions every few moments to ensure a proper install, it took me longer). It really is shocking to see the factory parts that Mazda used. And when comparing them to Corksport's parts, it is a wonder the car even ran! When installing the parts, you can see the meticulous details that Corksport put into their parts, from the welding and bends, to the quality raw materials to make this Mazda scream now! And man does it scream! After installing the parts and ensuring everything was secure, I cranked her up and let her sit at idle to make sure I didn't get any CELs. After that period was over, it as time for the test drive. I wanted the full experience, so I rolled the windows down to hear the SRI and TIP pull in the air...but it wasn't my ears that caught the first difference, it was the "butt dyno." When I gave her some gas, I was grinning from ear to year. The additional power and sound still gets me every time. The car has more pull and a beautiful "Whoooosh!" sound kicks in when you give it some gas. Along with this, if you drive "like a normal person" you improve your gas mileage by a few mpg...but with the power and sound, it is awfully hard not to push the accelerator a little harder than normal.
After it is all said and done, I couldn't be happier. From detailed instructions to noticeable power gains, the total experience was flawless. Corksport has a customer for life! Great product and great service!
Gerald Rollason10/17/2011, 01:15 PM
This item arrived quickly and well protected. The install went smoothly and the fit was very good. My expectations were modest even in light of the hefty power gains claimed by CorkSport. My expectations have definetely been exceeded. The power increase is phenomenal. The sound of air rushing in is addictive. I typically leave the radio off now with the side window down just to enjoy the sound. while unscientific, my "seat of the pants" dynometer confirms CorkSports power claims. This is a terrific modification and worth every penny at twice the price.
Justin Huntington10/05/2011, 02:22 PM
good install and excellent quality. the sound is pretty cool
Vetter10/01/2011, 04:28 PM
Took me a little longer to install but was well worth it, Chris at corksport was super helpful and I'm so happy with how the car sounds and performs now, hands down amazing part!
Stephen Biroc09/30/2011, 05:28 PM
Installed it last weekend! My butt dyno definitely can tell the difference. The sound is brilliant. There is quite a bit less lag with turbo spooling. 2nd and 3rd gear pull really nicely.
I've been driving with the window open to hear its song.
It took me quite a bit longer to install than the instructions laid out, but it's done and I am extremely happy!!!
Galen Sanderlin09/27/2011, 04:39 PM
Actually feel a few more horses and it sounds amazing
Jedidiah Threadgill08/28/2011, 03:18 PM
You can't ask for a better value! After I installed this I noticed an amazing HP gain and It sounds so freaking cool now. You can really hear the turbo spooling. If you haven't bought one, do it NOW!
Michael Genna08/23/2011, 10:24 AM
No check engine light, easy to follow instructions, great gains, free sticker in the box! I am thrilled with my sir/tip and will gladly buy more fromt his great company.
Joe Hannigan08/21/2011, 10:11 AM
This was my first mod and I LOVE IT! I think that every one should do this mod first. Worth the money hands down.
Brian Rogers07/06/2011, 06:30 PM
Great product, impressive results. The sounds is great and coupled with other intake/exhaust mods and a tuning solution your MS3 will really put you in your seat!
Wilson Buck06/28/2011, 07:12 PM
For all of you who have been kicking around the idea of an intake (like I did for 9 months) just do yourself a favor and buy the Corksport intake/TIP combo. I cannot tell you how much of a blast the car is to drive now. There is a noticable increase in acceleration over 3000 rpm. The sound is awesome and LOUD - you can even hear the stock BPV now! I suggest getting the cold air box also to fill the hole in your engine bay and to protect the filter from any stray water/dirt.
The guys at CS were awesome and magicked up an airbox for me even though I was origonally told it might be a three week wait. The parts are manufactured and packaged well and the install isn't to bad - just make sure you have a longnose set of angled pliers handy - the longer the better!
Cannot speak highly enough of Corksport and their products/customer service.
Matt06/13/2011, 09:32 PM
Wow, simply amazing... very well constructed... the gains they claim you can feel, turbo spools much quicker, car feels like it just woke up... one of the best performance mods money can buy, my Mazda dealer even likes it... they have no issues about it at all. btw the sound you get is well worth the admission ticket...Thanks Corksport for producing such an amazing product
Cezary Koral05/21/2011, 04:50 PM
I have bought this, installed it, and love it aswell. However, my mazda dealership says i have to take it off or it will void my warranty. Any advice/suggestions?
Jamie04/16/2011, 08:55 PM
Amazing....the sound is great...the power is there...fun fun fun
Michael Ski04/06/2011, 07:54 PM
Hardest part is removing the old parts. Installed in about 30 minutes. Noticable HP increase. Well worth the money.
Thomas Busciglio02/13/2011, 02:01 PM
Installation of the Corksport sri was a bit time consuming but straight forward and easy. For the money it is a very good product. Power gain is noticeable and the sound of hearing the turbo spool never gets old. If you get the sri also get the Forge BPV at the same time. They sound and look amazing together!!
Frank Francia12/25/2010, 09:14 AM
I have had this intake on my car for over a week now and I LOVE IT!!!!! This was a fairly easy project to install and the quality and fitment are superb. I love the way it sounds and the power it has generated is wonderful. Thank you Derrick for all your help and a great product. This intake is def what my car was missing.
Chris Hayes11/21/2010, 02:35 PM
As the previous reviews have listed, the worse part is removing the stock parts. After that the CS SRI/TIP goes on quick and matches up tightly. The sound is amazing. The only draw back is a slight loss of power in the lower RPM range. I am already contemplating adding the race pipe to try to regain my low end power. Hopefully CS has a solution for the CEL on the down pipe, as well! Nothing like 310+ hp in a hatchback!!!
Logan Rees11/01/2010, 10:01 AM
THE #1 mod that should be installed onto this car is this here intake. The gains are noticeable, the sound is loud enough to hear the woosh, but quiet enough where it doesn't annoy you. Absolutely spectacular product!
Pat Bateman[YP]10/13/2010, 03:52 PM
Great product and great quality. The car feels really strong and the sound is awesome. Derrick hooked me up with some great service and answered every one of my questions. Thanks guys!
Patrick Smith10/07/2010, 08:36 AM
All I can say about this intake is WOW!!!! This system was very simple to install. The only thing that took any time at all was removing all of the stock parts. Talk about a very poor flowing stock intake system!! When that was all done putting the CorkSport on was a cake walk. The inlet pipe fit rite up to the turbo nice and snug. When I was all done instaling I took the car out for a little spin. The sounds this system makes are crazy!!! It put a big smile on my face. The performance is even better!!! The turbo is rite there from the dig and never drops or falls. This is the best intake system I have ever heard or felt.The power gain's you get from this intake system are AMAZING!!!. If you have a 2010 Speed3 then you need this intake kit. Great job CorkSport for a great intake system.
Robbie Stiff09/28/2010, 08:00 AM
Great product. Warning, I am a driver, not an installer. I do not even like to look under the hood, I just like to drive my awesome 2k10 ms3. I pay for my parts to be put on.
-Great power increase starting mid-range and finishing through top of rpm range
-horsepower per dollar upgrade is as good as it gets
-more powerful sound than stock
-None, this is an extremely well priced and useful part, couldn't imagine the car without it.
Kevin Grillo09/22/2010, 06:19 PM
I noticed after installing the intake that I lost a little power in the lower rpm range. However, the top-end performance has been greatly enhanced. Stock, it used to fall on its face after 4500 or so. Now it pulls hard all the way to red-line. I recommend buying the race-pipe as well to bring back some of the low-end power you lose.
Brett Jackson09/05/2010, 04:18 PM
Wow! The first time I heard the sound of the intake I honestly giggled. This intake paired with a Turbosmart Dual Port BOV makes some fantastic noise; almost sounds like a purring panther. Car pulls harder and turbo spools quicker. This is a no brainer upgrade. Excellent quality product. Easy install though takes some patience, the right tools and tiny hands are useful.
Adam McCall09/04/2010, 11:55 AM
The CorkSport Power Series intake for the 2010 Speed3 is absolutely amazing. Car pulls a lot harder and doesn't fall on its face for the last 500 rpm to redline as did stock. Turbo sounds nice while spooling and you even get a little BOV noise. Makes me feel like I actually have a turbo now. Excellent product waiting for cat back. Thanks guys well done.
Jesse Honeyager07/10/2010, 12:17 PM
The power series Intake is very nice and well made from CorkSport engineers. Performance wise my car pulls a lot harder on top end and the turbo spools up a lot quicker compared to stock!!!! I love the sound!!!! Next step is down pipe once CorkSport figures out engine code, so that my Mazda dealer will work on my car under warranty. Lets get the speed 3 over 310 hp. Thanks CorkSport!