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CORKSPORT Stage I Power Series Short Ram Intake for Mazdaspeed 3

 
Price: $184.99
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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 Mazdaspeed 3 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 Mazdaspeed 3 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
  • Upgrade to a CARB legal Stage Two CorkSport Power Series Intake with a Turbo Inlet Pipe For the best value on the market
  • Corksport Service and Support: Receive a two year warranty, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone installation support



  • Install time                  2/5 Difficulty               2 year warranty       No CEL


This was my first modification to my 2012 Speed3. I had so little mechanical experience I had to buy the hand tools to put this on, and apart from some tight space taking off the stock intake, installation was pretty straightforward.

Personally, I think this is worth the price for the sound alone. Hearing the car hiss and breathe when the turbo spools up is awesome. It's loud enough to hear with windows up on the freeway above 0 psi boost, but not so loud that it'll piss off your neighbors. I've seen no change in mileage in the 2 months I've had it installed.

My butt dyno can't feel the claimed 12 hp / 17 lb-ft torque gain. I can feel less pull between 2500-3000 rpm while boost builds more slowly, which is a little disappointing. However, I compared telemetry data from track days at Willow Springs from stock to after I installed the SRI, and the acceleration is slightly better, getting me to 120 mph vs 117 mph on the back straight. Not huge differences, but that could align with 12hp. I could share the graph, but this won't let me post pictures.

Stop procrastinating by reading reviews, just suck it up and buy it. The only thing you might regret is not shelling out for stage II.
This was my first upgrade to a 2010 Mazdaspeed3. I purchased the intake in 2014. After almost 3 years, this intake still functions perfectly and continues to help make the car a joy to drive. No CELs, no problems whatsoever. The part itself still looks as good as it did when I removed it from the box.

Install took about 30-45 minutes and the instructions were clear and concise. All of the parts fit perfectly. The most noticeable difference is the sound - spirited driving reveals a very audible hissing noise as air enters the intake. The high-pitched whine of the turbo is also more noticeable than before. Highly recommended.
Love this product. the "whoosh" noise is addicting. they didn't have the color I wanted but they included some hp adding stickers and a nice letter. butt dyno noticed a slight power diff.
Recently installed this piece on my GenJuan, loving it so far! Improved the sound over the Mazdaspeed/AEM CAI that had been pre-installed when I purchased the car.

Only thing to note is that if you, like me, do not have the factory airbox elbow, you will need to find an adapter for the breather hose, as the CS SRI relies on you being able to remove and transfer this small piece from the factory setup. I worked around it by altogether replacing the factory plastic breather tube with some flexible heater hose and a couple of generic fittings (3/4" to 5/8") from the parts store.
Bought the stage 1 intake. So far it's been great, car no longer falls flat at 5.8k and let's you easily hear the bpv. Awesome product will definitely be buying more from corksport. My only regret is I didn't go for the stage 2.
Easy to install and good quality, it's been 8 months and zero problems.
Install was easy. Noticed a better "growl" to the engine, and acceleration was more responsive.
How will this not set a cel i had smething like this on but nothing for air flow were the maf was want the bpv sound with no tune thats all for now
Did this SRI with the V3 Accessport and was very impressed with the power increase! Sounds great too!
whats the diff. in the stages?

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Will this fit the 2008 Mazda 3 S? And is the sound people report over 3k rpms different from the sound of the intake resonator delete which also comes over 3k rpms?

Asked by Cameron | 01/12/2017, 05:43 AM | 1 answer(s)

Is this intake carb approved?

Asked by Mordecai | 05/13/2016, 01:03 PM | 1 answer(s)

Is this intake CARB approved?

Asked by Fernand | 04/20/2016, 03:45 PM | 1 answer(s)

Does this intake require an engine tune? Like the Cobb Accessport? Also will it throw a check engine light?

Asked by Cody Lambert | 03/25/2015, 06:34 PM | 1 answer(s)

What is the ID of the MAF housing?

Asked by James | 02/22/2015, 01:32 AM | 1 answer(s)

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