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The Mazda 3 Turbo Short Ram Intake & Turbo Inlet Pipe Combo available now! CorkSport has developed the best Short Ram Intake (SRI) & Turbo Inlet Pipe (TIP) system upgrade for the 4th generation Mazda equipped with the SkyActiv-G 2.5T engine. Designed as a complete and turn-key system for your Mazda. This performance intake system gives you the extra performance and turbo noise that you’ve been looking for.
The CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe & Short Ram Intake system significantly enhances your intake system's flow capacity to deliver air more efficiently to the turbocharger, making it ideal for current and future turbo upgrades. The clever design of the system maximizes the available space by expanding the cross-sectional area of the turbo inlet pipe from the small OEM 2.5 inches to a larger 3 inches, allowing for a greater volume of air to enter the engine.
The CorkSport Intake System combines years of experience and technology into one complete performance intake system from filter to turbo for your Mazda 3, CX-30, and CX-50. Combine this with the optional CorkSport Heat Shield for the ultimate and most complete intake system available today.
Designed from the ground up and with the intent to create the most complete system for your Mazda, the CorkSport SRI & TIP was optimized for the Mazda 3, CX-30, and CX-50 turbo due to their tight routing to the turbo. The primary obstacle in fitting the CorkSport turbo inlet pipe with a 3-inch cross-sectional area into the factory location was the presence of the battery tie-down. The tie-down juts into the path of the OEM turbo inlet pipe and obstructs the airway, creating further restrictions.
To resolve this issue, the internal height of the CorkSport Turbo Inlet pipe was increased more than the width, and an indentation was created for the battery tie-down to provide enough room when the motor moves under load. These modifications allowed the 3-inch cross-sectional area pipe to fit without necessitating a different battery setup.
All the air entering the engine must flow through the intake system, so improving efficiency is key to making power. However, flow is nothing without precision and that is exactly why CorkSport only uses precision CNC machined aluminum MAF housing for the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor. This sensor must precisely measure the air entering the engine for safe operation.
Unlike competitors who use a small 2.5-inch metal pipe that must be crushed to fit, CorkSport took a different approach. We designed a turbo inlet pipe that maintains a continuous 3-inch cross-sectional area, optimizing the path for increased airflow. As a result, the CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe provides a 64% increase in cross-sectional area compared to a standard 2.5-inch metal pipe.
Our goal was to achieve maximum flow potential. This requires non-turbulent flow (smooth air flow) as it passes through the SRI and into turbo inlet pipe. Therefore, every detail must be carefully considered when developing the optimal system for your Mazda. The CorkSport TIP silicone couplers reflect this attention to detail, even in the transition between the silicone coupler and turbo inlet pipe.
The step in the silicone coupler helps to smooth out the airflow as it enters the TIP, preventing turbulence caused by hitting a large edge.
A high-flow dry element air filter is used to maximize airflow without compromising filtering performance. To further improve this; a dual-element design is used to increase the total filter area of the filter without making the filter larger. dry element air filter is used to maximize airflow without compromising filtering performance. To further improve this; a dual-element design is used to increase the total filter area of the filter without making the filter larger.
Check out the design blog here to get a more in-depth understanding of the design logic used to develop the CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe. Design Blog – The Logic Behind the Design
Thousands of street and dyno miles completed on various Mazda 3, CX-30, and CX-50 models.
With the limited tuning abilities currently available we are being limited by the ECU load limits and controls. However, we are seeing faster response and turbo spool which shows the improvements in flow. This will be updated as tuning becomes more capable.
The CorkSport TIP uses a roto-molding manufacturing method that is becoming more and more common in the engine bay. This process allows us to create complex and unique shapes which are key to maximizing the available space between the engine and the battery. While this does cost a lot more to develop, the final product delivers much better results which were our #1 goal for the community.
Manufactured from high temp nylon and finished to blend into the engine bay for a more OEM look.
All necessary installation hardware is provided for a quick and painless installation. This includes the hardware, aluminum MAF bracket, stainless steel TIP mounting bracket and stainless steel T-bolt clamps. Follow the step-by-step color instructions for all models equipped with the SkyActiv-G 2.5L Turbo Engine.
Customize your new Short Ram Intake & Turbo Inlet Pipe combo with your choice of air filter and silicone color. The front main silicone coupler comes in Red, Blue, or Black colors (while the other smaller couplers are relatively hidden in the back of the engine bay), and the air filter comes in a matching color. Whether you prefer a stealthy or loud look, the choice is yours to make.
The CorkSport Short Ram Intake and Turbo Inlet Pipe were designed to work seamlessly with each other, but wait there’s more! Create the best and most complete intake system by adding the CorkSport Heat Shield.
It will take you 2 hours to install the Short Ram Intake + Turbo Inlet Pipe.
2 hour Install Time