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Mazda 3 Front Strut Bar 2004-2009

 
Price: $157.99
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Increase cornering ability and get more feedback from your Mazdaƒ??s suspension with the CorkSport Mazda 3 Front Tower Bar. Made from polished aircraft grade 6061 aluminum, the CorkSport Mazda 3 Front Tower Bar will strengthen your Mazda by reducing flex, making the chassis more rigid.

The CorkSport Advantage:

  • Utilizes factory mounting points: Easily installs to factory mounting points with six bolts making installation a breeze
  • Precise Fit: Optimized using an extruded and CNC bent cross member with laser cut mounting plates
  • Extruded chambered bar design: For a light weight yet strong design
  • One piece design: Maximizes stiffness and ensures easy installation
  • 6061 aluminum: Finished in a nice Polished Aluminum with CorkSport logo
  • CorkSport Service and Support: Receive a two year limited warrantly, full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone support



  • Install time                  1/5 Difficulty               2 year warranty       No CEL

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Meh. It's ok. From Canada with shipping fees the quality of the bar is never worth the price.

The finish is bad and the.0.49$ sticker on it was not even applied straight. The Polish was scratched all the way from bad storage at corksport and badly uneven. A dent was already on it. And who ever says that it makes a huge difference on a skyactiv is only a placebo effect. Rear sway bar (that's a real upgrade & then front sway bar should be done first.

Only reason I give 2 star is because I like corksport and the staff are real awesome people.
I installed the strut bar on my 2013 mazda3 sedan, easy install. I noticed a big difference right away. Big improvement on sharp curves and ramps. And it looks great on my skyactiv.this is a great buy and worth every penny.
Just installed today -- makes a huge difference in handling, was easy to install, and worth every penny.
Easy to install, took less then hour. Absolutely makes a difference. Worth the investment for sure.
Just installed this on my 07 GT Sedan, few good things and a few bad. First the good: Makes the engine bay look nicer, and I definitely noticed a change when going over bumps in the pavement, front end feels more solid and well put together, havn't tried excessive cornering yet as it's raining hard here so I can't speak to that, the welds look very well done also.



The bad: Mine came with a few dents in the strut bar, and the polish job was deplorable, one of the worst I've seen in awhile on aluminium, parts of it were shinier than others, and many scratches some pretty deep were left behind. Also the installation makes no mention of removing the factory strut tower plates, and makes it seem like you just drop the bar on, so that's what I did, checked clearance and it seemed okay, upon closing the hood, it bent my hood about an 1/8th of an inch upward on the passenger side toward the rear of the hood where it meets the fender, I was pissed to say the least, so I went back in and removed the factory plates, reattached the bar and spent a few mins readjusting the hood so it would once again fit flush on the passenger side. After doing all this the hood closes properly again.



(After doing some searching it appears that this has happened to others with the sedan, as it seems the bar was designed for the hatch and the hood has slight clearance differences with the sedan, Corksport should change the install documentation to include removal of the factory strut tower plates for sedan applications.)
Well-built, looks fantastic, worth every penny, does it's job perfectly.
Honestly I felt very little difference after the install of this bar. I believe that this has more to do with how well the car is built than the build quality of this bar.(2010 2.5 hatch with only 16K miles) The last car I had a strut bar on was a mid 90s 240sx and that was a night and day difference in terms of steering feel and mid corner kick back. The strut bar is just gorgeous to look at and the welds are very clean. Those with higher mileage cars where the subframe bushings has loosened up a bit may feel more of a difference. More under hood jewelery for me but would purchase again!
This bar works as advertised and is simple to install. You notice a huge difference in ride quality, making the ride a lot less "crashy" and much more predictable. Cornering performance is also greatly improved. Worth the price, and a great simple upgrade.



I've written a more in-depth review of this part here: http://www.onefootonthegas.com/?p=73

is the CORKSPORT Mazda 3 Front Strut Bar fit on a 09 M5?



CorkSport Reply:It will not.



Will you have this available for the 2014 Mazda3 S 2.5 HB Grand Touring? --thanks!



CorkSport Reply:We are working on it.
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will this brace fit with a large top mount intercooler en will it fit with the batary box?

Asked by william | 10/06/2017, 07:00 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit on a mazda 3 mps 2007 first gen, as i see yes its fits, bud i've big top mount intercooler would that be a problem?

Asked by William de visser | 10/14/2017, 09:13 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 2005 mazda 3 SP23?

Asked by Kyle Wong | 07/22/2017, 02:59 AM | 1 answer(s)

I Currently Own this and have had it for a few years now and i can honestly say that i LOVE it, hate working on the engine with it on but that cant be helped, time to upgrade my OEM suspension that has 135k miles on it. Main question is will this Fit on the OEM Studs with the Corksport strut/spring combo with the Camber plate as well? My concern is that there is not enough thread sticking out to be able to get a grab on it with the nut as it is now, and adding the camber plate will make it impossible to get the nut on the stud.

Asked by Jonathan S | 07/21/2017, 06:40 AM | 1 answer(s)

Hi! Is there any hidden marks or sg else to help identify the genuineness of the strut bar? Thanks :)

Asked by rixxon | 01/20/2017, 02:12 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit Mazda Protege 2000 BJ?

Asked by Sze Cheung Chung | 08/28/2016, 07:12 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this go on my 2008 i sedan

Asked by Mike K | 06/21/2016, 12:39 AM | 1 answer(s)

Installed a few days ago. Ever since some 'cloking " type of noise come out from front. I have hand tighted it about 1/4 turn pass snug. It is so basic that I have no idea what could have created this cloking. Any ideas?

Asked by Jonathan Marcil | 07/24/2016, 12:44 AM | 0 answer(s)

Some reviews stated that the Polish was poorly done. And that the bar came in contact with their hood passenger side. Were the problem solved?

Asked by Jonathan Marcil | 06/26/2016, 02:41 AM | 0 answer(s)

Does this require removing the battery box lid on a permanent basis? I would like to see pics of it installed as well.

Asked by Brent | 04/04/2016, 07:24 AM | 1 answer(s)

I know this is for the mazda3 but could it by any chance fit my mazda protege? (1999 ES)

Asked by Fares | 03/29/2016, 06:18 AM | 1 answer(s)

So this will fit a 2008 Mazdaspeed 3 with a fmic.

Asked by Gino | 03/11/2016, 07:35 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this strut bar fit on a 2006 sedan? (will there be adequate hood clearance?)

Asked by Marcus A. | 02/24/2016, 08:09 PM | 1 answer(s)

Is this compatible with 07 mazda3 2.0 i trim?

Asked by Jared M | 12/01/2015, 07:04 PM | 1 answer(s)

I am curious if this will fit on my 07 Mazdaspeed3 with a FMIC (no top mount obstruction)?

Asked by Christopher | 04/13/2015, 06:51 AM | 1 answer(s)

I also have BC BR coilovers installed, the bolts thread just enough through the nut but I feel as if its still unsafe. can you disconnect the two black braces the are directly underneath the strut bar so that you get more bolt clearance? Or is there any other way to make it work with BC BR coilovers...

Asked by Michael Fulmer | 03/31/2015, 10:14 AM | 1 answer(s)

Is this strut bar only available on polished now? Will the color black be available in the near future?

Asked by David | 03/20/2015, 11:59 AM | 1 answer(s)

I have bc coil overs the bolts are to short to tighten the strut bar what should i do to make it fit ?

Asked by Marcos | 02/19/2015, 09:55 AM | 1 answer(s)

will this fit 2012 mazda 3 1.6L 4dr japan made?

Asked by edge_ae510 | 02/05/2015, 07:51 AM | 1 answer(s)

I purchased a third party strut bar for my 2.0L skyactiv. Unfortunately there is a vacuum hose above the engine cover that rubs with the strut bar and as a result, causes a lot of rattling/weird noises. Does this bar have the same problem? How can I over come it?

Asked by Anthony | 11/02/2014, 08:30 AM | 1 answer(s)

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