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2014-2018 Mazda, 3 Mazda6 & Cx5 Short Shift Plate Kit

Price: $119.99
Price in points: What are Points?120 points
Overhead shot of CorkSport's Mazda 3/6/Cx5 Short Shift Plate Kit
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The CorkSport Mazda short shift plate shortens the throw of your shifter, without replacing your entire shifting kit. This allows for quicker shifting and more control over your driving experience.

Watch our video below to see the throw difference between the OEM shifter vs. the CorkSport short shift plate.


The CorkSport Mazda SSP fits all SkyActiv-G 2.0/2.5 liter manual transmissions with 6 speeds. All in all, the shift plate is compatible with the following Mazda models:

  • 2014+ Mazda 3
  • 2014+ Mazda 6
  • 2013+ Mazda CX-5 6-speed

The CorkSport Advantage

corksport short shifter plate install for the Mazda 3 is a bolt in


is designed using CAD technology, a lightweight and stronger anodized shifter body and machined from 6061-T6 aluminum.

2014 Mazda 3 short shifter

Feel the difference:

Reduce the throw by 33% to improve your shifting experience for your personal Mazda driving style

short shifter stainless steel hardware


  • Resistance to corrosion, ensuring the clamp body will not break down under the elements.
  • Includes a CNC machined stainless steel shift pin for long lasting durability.
  • Stainless steel hardware to survive the elements.

Mazda 6 short shifter

Dependable and stylish:

The upper and lower clamp bodies are precision machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. They are anodized black for a polished look.


The CorkSport Adjustable Aluminum Shift Knob is an excellent addition to the shift plate kit. It gives you even more control over the weight of the knob, so you can increase the ease of shifting even further to your liking.

Additional Advantage

      • CorkSport support and service: Receive a full 2-year warranty, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone support at 360-260-2675.

How To Install A CorkSport Short Shift Plate

The installation of our Mazda short shift plate takes a mere 20-30 minutes with some simple hand tools. Installation is easy and requires little to no prior experience. The CorkSport short shift plate will provide a serious improvement to the quality of your shifting experience. We include installation instructions which cover the Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and Cx5.

Awesome! Feels great. Easy install.
Fantastic addition to your manual Mazda, especially when paired with the transmission, rear motor mounts, and solid shift bushings. This is part of a quality of life upgrade that will enhance your driving experience and help alleviate some of the quirks a stock 3 has when shifting.
The instructions make this an easy part to install yourself. I DEFINITELY noticed an improvement in the shortness of the throw of the shifter with this part. This is how the shifter should be from stock!
Simple enough installation. End result is not as drastic as I had anticipated, but it's certainly appropriate for a 2018 Mazda 6 sport. The Superklasse shift knob I have already sits low compared to the stock knob height, so this mod pairs well with it.

Only complaint is that the three hex screws used to secure the underside of the plate to the weighted shift arm has some very weak heads. The metal started to deform as I was tightening, though at that point, I'm sure it was tight enough anyways.
A must have for the 3rd gen 3 or 6 installed along with the shifter bushings make it feel almost like a an Miata shifter. Worth the money to get rid of the crappy stock bushings that will just get worse with age, thank you corksport your products are awesome.
Very happy with the product, I have installed it in combination with the shift knob and the shifter bushings so my review will need to take into consideration this fact.

I have owned the car stock since 2016 and have put roughly 125,000 km on it in that time. In that time my complaints about the shifter is that it always had to click into each gear twice (or so it would seem). Kind of a "clunk clunk" if you will. I never had problems with side to side compliance, but I have missed shifts because I got off the clutch a little early before the gear was completely engaged.

With the short shift kit installed it is a more singular feeling now. I can feel the gear engage quicker and as a result the shift feeling is significantly improved.

As an amateur mechanic I found installation to be slightly intimidating at first (removal of ECU, air box, etc) however it did only take about 2 hours in my driveway for complete installation. I will say the instructions for installation could use some proofreading or slight editing, but for the most part installation was easier than expected.

All in all I would recommend this product at this price point. Long term we will see if we experience some problems highlighted in other reviews (i.e. shifter linkage coming off), I have only used the product for 100 km so I am interested in long term reliability.
The shorter shifter is all around great, I really see no downsides to it. The throws are a good bit shorter after installation. You get that typical, "Am I in gear?" feeling but of course it's working just fine. I have seen reviews mention the shifter has gotten heavier but, imo, it feels more normal again. My previous car was an 05 Impreza so perhaps that is just a very unrefined vehicle but I have zero issues with the shifter post installation. The quicker shifts also help with the horrendously short shift times needed when your A/C compressor is running. I definitely recommend.
Simple install and great directions provided. Took the numb factory shift feeling and gave it more weight and precision, especially shifting to 3rd and 5th. Best paired with the Corksport weighted knob for that perfect feel.
Do not buy this, it destroyed my transmission. I took it in to madza, they pulled the transmission out and seen it broke shifter and part of the transmission. The other madza stuff are pretty good
*Buy* this kit.

This is a well-engineered mod which produces excellent results. The reduction in throw is perfect and the feel is more crisp, probably owing to the alloy bushings under the carrier plate. I will probably look for a heavier knob now, though one isn't really necessary.

The installation instructions need some proofreading (e.g., no need to remove the transmission mount) and refinement (e.g., there is an easier way to unclip that fat harness from the battery box). Otherwise, I experienced no challenges. This was the obvious mod to install while replacing the weak and crusty factory battery.
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Will this be suitable for an Australian right hand drive 2014 Mazda 3 6 speed manual, and do you ship to Australia?

Asked by Jasmine | 09/12/2022, 06:13 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this work with a 2021 Mazda three manual transmission, I know that there weren't many or if any at all changes with the transmission between the 2014-2018 and the 2019-2021

Asked by Thaer Sharif | 03/13/2022, 05:52 PM | 1 answer(s)

Any issues with binding?

Asked by Alex | 11/06/2016, 03:57 PM | 0 answer(s)

Can the spacers, bolts, and washers be purchased separately?

Asked by Justin Liciaga | 04/02/2016, 10:16 AM | 1 answer(s)

2014+ Mazda 3/6/Cx5 Short Shift Plate Kit. Is it possible to have instructions by mail first? When understanding a mounting method to skyactive-D, purchase may be considered.

Asked by toshiyuki saika | 12/31/2015, 03:35 PM | 1 answer(s)

2014+ Mazda 3/6/Cx5 Short Shift Plate Kit. Do These goods fit in with mazda3 skyactive-D?

Asked by toshiyuki saika | 12/31/2015, 04:18 AM | 1 answer(s)

Does removing the battery cause you to loose settings such as oil life and favorites for phone and xm?

Asked by John Sedor | 09/10/2015, 10:54 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this work on a 2012 skyactiv 3, 6mtx?

Asked by Cruabl21 | 02/20/2015, 05:44 PM | 1 answer(s)
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