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2016-2018 CX-3 Power Series Short Ram Intake 2.0L

Price: $199.99
Price in points: What are Points?200 points
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One of the easiest and most beneficial performance enhancements you can do for your vehicle, the CorkSport Mazda CX-3 Power Series Short Ram Intake replaces your factory airbox with an open intake system allowing more air into the intake chamber. Engineered with exacting tolerances, the CorkSport SkyActiv Short Ram Intake includes our precision machined MAF housing made from billet aluminum, a durable dry flow air filter and custom reinforced silicone connector. #ZoomZoom!

Check out the installation instructions below. Share your performance review with the CorkSport community once installed!

The CorkSport Advantage

Cx3 short ram intake

Designed Specifically for SkyActiv 2.0 Gasoline Engines*

CorkSport has developed a new power series intake that will perform with the all new SkyActiv engine used in the Cx3.

Avoid Unwanted Check-Engine Lights

The MAF housing is precision machined from billet aluminum to prevent air leaks and inaccurate readings.

*Made for gasoline engines only. Will not work on diesel engines. With the CorkSport Intake installed on the SkyActiv engine, at higher RPM's you may hear a slight ticking from the opening and closing of the injectors. This is completely normal and is what helps increase torque and fuel economy.

cx3 2.0 cold air intake

Durable Dry Flow Air Filter

Reusable and water resistant, this unique non-woven filter media does not require oil to filter and trap dirt and actually sheds dirt under engine vibration unlike cotton-gauze which holds contaminates until you clean the filter.

Mazda cx3 air filter kit

Custom Reinforced Silicone Connector

Constructed from multi-layer nylon braid to provide more strength and power and a smooth internal transition for less turbulence and optimal flow

Additional Features

  • Compatible with:
    • 2016-2018 2.0 CX-3
  • Designed & Developed in America: CorkSport Mazda Performance resides in Vancouver, Washington, and is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
  • CorkSport Service & Support: 2-year limited warranty, full-color installation instructions, all necessary components, and knowledgeable telephone support at (360) 260-2675.

How To Install Your CorkSport CX-3 Power Series Short Ram Intake

It will take you one hour to install the CorkSport CX-3 Power Series Short Ram Intake with our easy-to-use instructions.

1 hour Install Time

1 hour Install Time

Difficulty: 2/5

2/5 Difficulty

2-Year Warranty

2-Year Warranty



Fits perfectly on my 21 CX-3, and sounds a lot better than the super quiet stock intake.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t really think this intake was going to be any good after my last experiences buying air intakes from different sites. However, as soon as I started unpacking the box I knew I was wrong. I was expecting flimsy silicone, a small shitty filter, and for the intake to not even fit. It actually fit perfect, every part seems to be extremely durable, and I can already tell a difference when driving. Not to mention it sounds cool, looks cool, and they priced it cheap compared to the competition without giving up quality. Highly, highly, highly recommend. Lastly, the instructions were super simple, it took me 38 minutes (I timed myself). Thanks Corksport, you guys keep doin what you’re doin.
Super nice! Quality manufacturing, perfect fitment and sounds killer. I can't wait to add the axle back exhaust to compliment it.

Thanks to Kate for her funny note included with my order.
Looks good and easy to install. Better acceleration and sound when you are in the throttle. Driving from Boise, ID to Seattle, WA next week and will see about mileage increases.
First thing, the product is constructed of high-quality materials and the appearance is first rate. Second thing, the instructions are well-detailed, easy to understand and have COLOR photos to assist in the build. I found this to be very helpful during the installation. After taking several drives, I noticed that the engine has a much better sound than before. It's not "noisy", but now has a bit of a growl to it that sounds awesome. I even turned the stereo off so I could listen to it. It feels as the engine has more power, but that's just a seat-of-the-pants estimate and not verified by any type of testing. The biggest thing I noticed, and the main reason for purchasing this item, is that I now have much better throttle response all through the rev range. I like to manually shift, and hitting the throttle at 3K or 4K rpm gave me much better passing ability. Also, when accelerating from a slow speed, the old hesitation is gone, with the engine now cleanly revving and the car accelerating much better than before. I don't ever check my fuel usage, so I can't comment on any possible MPG gains. Overall, I love the short ram intake and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to make a noticeable improvement on their CX-3.
fit very well and the sound of the engine is different... thank you great product
Really impressed with this kit. Easy install, clear instructions, and beautiful high quality parts.
Would definitely recommend to another CX-3 owner.

I have not had the intake installed for long enough to tell if their will be a change in my MPG's, but time will tell.
Wow. My CX-3 has has gone from sounding like a blender to sounding like a V6. I mean it—this car no longer sounds like a four cylinder. This thing performs WELL beyond my expectations. The sound is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and the engine rumble and groans like an exotic. The car is also much louder than before. CorkSport— THANK YOU for making my Mazda sound so good!!!

Besides the sound, the intake looks awesome in the engine bay, especially in all red with silver clamps. Unfortunately, it is difficult to tell if there has actually been an increase in horsepower or torque, but throttle response is definitely more instant (less build-up time; the engine just screams when you put your foot down) than it was before. Furthermore, I have noticed slight improvements in fuel economy (when I'm not flooring the thing to hear the incredible noise) and installation was quick and easy.

As soon as I have the chance, I am going to record some acceleration runs using a professional-grade microphone and link the video in this comments section—I have not been able to find a high quality recording of this intake coupled with the 2.0L SkyActive engine.

Thanks again CorkSport!!!
The installation instructions were clear and easy to follow. It took me around 1 hour to install it.

My average mileage jumped up to 37 mpg (Grand Touring AWD). The engine feels like it breathes much better when accelerating. In my humble opinion, it feels like a gain of around 5 HP. I can also hear what the engine is doing much better, so manually shifting is a lot easier now too.

Highly recommended! Well designed. Excellent machining, top notch materials and hardware.
Tremendo servicio, excelente producto. Se nota la diferencia de antes y después de instalado. Lo recomiendo.
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Is it possible to modify this to fit a 2019 Mazda Cx-3?

Asked by Ethan | 09/24/2021, 09:17 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit the 2019 cx3 AWD

Asked by Matt | 01/22/2020, 08:18 AM | 1 answer(s)

What size is the throttle body need to be for proper fitment for this intake?

Asked by Craig  | 08/04/2019, 10:23 PM | 1 answer(s)

About how much mpg and power gain?

Asked by Vaughn Metz | 11/02/2016, 02:45 PM | 0 answer(s)

What are the actual "performance enhancements" that my CX-3 will get with this intake?

Asked by Rod | 03/26/2016, 01:21 PM | 1 answer(s)
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