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

 
Price: $119.99
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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.

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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

      Construction

          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.













                • 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.








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                  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.

                  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.
                  I bought my 3 used with 50k and was never really pleased with the shifting. I installed the short shift kit today and it feels like a totally different car! No more slop. Just crisp positive shifts. Awesome product!
                  Did anyone else observe an improvement in mpg after installation? I’ve gained 4 mpg, I find it odd that something this simple would cause such a drastic improvement. Anyway, this was a simple install that took 30 minutes, easy directions and amazing results. Shifts are direct and feel solid, I disagree with others saying it takes more effort. I would highly recommend spirited drivers install this with the shift bushings, the bushings are a must have item when performing this upgrade. Thanks CS!!
                  I was unsure if getting this would be worth the time and money to install but I am glad I did. I should have done this sooner! This is the way the shifter should have come from the factory.
                  I absolutely love it. It makes shifting a lot crisper and smoother.
                  The installation wasn't super simple, but it was pretty easy to follow the instructions until completion. I would recommend getting a deep 10mm socket for this and be careful not to over tighten the 10mm bolts on the ECU.. I broke a bolt off by over torquing it. Nothing major, but I will need to fix it for my peace of mind.
                  Jason
                  Followed instructions to the tee and drove to work the following day to realize that when putting the car into reverse (manual trans) that the shift linkage hits the underside of the battery box. Noticed that the shift linkage cable sits too high on the plate where it clips onto, manufacturer defect maybe?

                  ***CorkSport Reply: Jamal contact us at 360-260-2675 something sounds off on your installation ***

                  Would love some feedback.
                  I got this product on my Mazda 3 2016 and I am very happy with. Standard shift was good on this car, but this improved it much. As now I can shift more quickly and more precisely, which makes it more fluent too. Also my wife likes it.
                  Definitely recommended.
                  Literally just installed this product. Very satisfied with Corksport in general, they really have this stuff sorted out. Great instructions, easy to follow and accurate. Shift plate kit is a must have for anyone with a 3. You wouldn't believe the difference from the stock throws. It's almost MX-5 like now.
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                  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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