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
is designed using CAD technology, a lightweight and stronger anodized shifter body and machined from 6061-T6 aluminum.
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.
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.
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 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!
Erik04/25/2019, 04:37 PM
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!!
LH10/04/2018, 09:49 AM
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.
Christopher Koch07/10/2018, 09:56 PM
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.
Jason12/08/2017, 11:50 PM
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.
Jamal11/15/2017, 10:30 PM
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.
Martin C.11/13/2017, 01:03 PM
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.
Brad Campbell11/01/2017, 02:23 PM
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.
Peter S09/27/2017, 11:51 PM
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.
JMJR02/25/2017, 07:36 AM
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 .
From JPN07/27/2016, 07:05 PM
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!!!
Steven Ferrero05/16/2016, 07:18 PM
Very nice product, really shortens up the shift. It also made it easier to shift when cold, sometimes the shifter would baulk going into 3rd and 4th. Recommend pairing this upgrade with the shifter bushings for a very solid feel.
The installation takes longer than advertised as you have to remove the air box, ECU, battery and battery tray completely to access some of the bolts.
Graham03/29/2016, 04:13 AM
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.
Charles01/04/2016, 08:57 AM
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.
Aydan Corrigan12/28/2015, 08:41 PM
I've only had this short shifter on my car for about a week now but man you can truly tell the difference. Love the quality of the plate, it fit perfectly and was done in 10 minutes with the helpful instruction booklet. Keep up the great work!
Kyle Hensman11/24/2015, 07:09 AM
Shifter plate changes angle of shifter cable and cause the cable to come off the bushing leaving you stranded. I have contacted cs and they have no answer to this problem. I would not buy this plate unless you plan on being on the side of the road often.
Tyler Mitchell04/19/2015, 07:37 AM
So I was going to write a review on the shifter bushings, but there is no review spot s here is my review.
The short shifter bracket is great. But I installed the bushings first, went for a drive and I actually think that there is a bigger difference with the shift bushings then the short throw. The shifts feel more responsive and direct. You know your in gear and there is no more slop in the shifter. The short shifter just shortened the throw on top of it. Great combo with the two together.
SNS04/11/2015, 05:36 PM
Just installed and i am really happy with the results. The shift throw are noticeably shorter. My wife also noticed the difference. I also paired it with the shifter bushings.
Great quality product.
I do recommend it.
SNS04/11/2015, 05:29 PM
Is there a way to keep the shifter linkage down on the shifter arm? It pop's off after driving for a bit and it is as far down as I can press it. Aside from that annoying issue, the product works great.
Justin03/12/2015, 03:32 PM
This is a great product and only took 10 minutes to install. If you already have a CAI on your car, it makes the installation even simpler. Throws are noticeably shorter. I combined this with the shifter bushings and the experience is vastly improved. It was already a solid shifter to begin with, but improves it even more.
Dave03/10/2015, 04:54 AM
Great product and love the solid feel. However, I can not press down anymore firmly on the shifter linkage to the shifter arm so it falls off after driving for a bit. Help?
Justin Liciaga03/08/2015, 07:37 AM
Great part and super easy to install. I had this finished in 30 minutes with a beer in one hand. I coupled this mod with the light weight main crank pulley and it dramatically reduced the shift time. The double edged sword is that 33% less shift distance equals 33% more muscle required to move it, which is a little saddening considering how extremely smooth the stock shift settup is, however it gives the stick a very solid, mechanical feel, which I like. You know without question you're in gear. Very easy, very affective, and very worth the money.
Jayme Hargrave02/25/2015, 06:02 PM
Awesome product. Shortened the shifts by about 30% and removed the weird resistance my gearbox had when going from 3rd to 4th gear.
Chris01/28/2015, 09:42 PM
Excellent product, exactly as described. Install went smooth as glass. Shifter throw feels great. Exactly as I wanted.
Must Turbo This 312/27/2014, 10:54 AM
Works great and took about 10 minutes to install. Does exactly as it should and reduced throw by a significant amount.