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2014+ Mazda 3/6/Cx5 Short Shift Plate Kit

Price: $109.99
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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.

    • 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.

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.
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.
I installed the Short Shift Plate on my 2017 Mazda3 Sport a few weeks ago and ran it for a few weeks before installing the Shifter Bushings. The Short Shift Plate made the stick movement shorter but of course, it took just a little more effort. Shifting was more accurate and better. After installing the bushings, the stick was smoother and went right into the gear with a much more mechanical and accurate feel -- way better than stock. Note that the EOM rubber bushings were only 5 months old so were not worn out before the install. The instructions to install the Shift Plate were good and I referred to them often during the install. Installation was fairly easy. It is not mentioned in the instructions but I greased all the moving parts. Glad I did this.
I am really happy with my Corksport short shift plate, it makes the shifter even more enjoyable to use and has a great feel to it. There is a bit more effort required to shift, but you hardly even notice after a few days of use.

I do have a few suggestions though. It would be nice is Corksport included stainless steel fasteners for the cable bracket and a little tube of thread locker.
Genuine reborn in a different thing .

In order to enjoy a manual transmission , it is necessary to always be mounted .

I will not be back and the other genuine .
I ordered the short shift plate along with the shifter bushings and could not be happier. It only took 2 days to get here even with standand shipping. Installation for both was more or less a breeze for my brother and I, installing both in less than 2 hours. The outcome is a super short, smooth and clean shift. Literally feels like it came with a short shifter right from the factory. Do yourself a favor and get this shifter plate and the bushings too, you won't regret it!!!
This is how this car was meant to shift. It works as advertised and gets rid that extra play/slop that I really disliked in this transmission. Makes 1st gear thru sixth gear seem like close neighbors vs. different zip codes. Also the instructions provided were excellent.
Read the instructions and it will be an easy install. I got the bushings and the shift plate, and they make a huge difference as a pair, feels amazing.
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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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