Cool down your boost air temperatures without compromise with the new CorkSport Front Mount Intercooler Kit with the small or large intercooler. #ZoomZoom!
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Featuring all new piping for better fitment and performance, the CorkSport Front Mount Intercooler Kit comes standard with the high flow small core or the optional big core with crash bar. Whether you are sporting a few bolt-ons or a ground breaking big turbo build, this FMIC Kit has the performance to support your goals. Warning: Crash bar will NOT work on non-USA DOT compliant cars.
Check out the video and installation instructions below. Share your performance review with the CorkSport community once installed!
The CorkSport Advantage
High Flow/High Efficiency Intercoolers
Small Core: This core may be small, but its mighty. Featuring 10mm runners that provide ample thermal efficiency while only inducing a 0.6psi pressure drop at 15psi on the OEM turbocharger. Measuring in at 23.5" Long x 6" Tall x 3.5" Thick
Big Core: Only available with the CorkSport crashbar, the big core is big and even more mighty. Featuring 10mm runners, the CorkSport big core has been proven on a 550whp car (credit to Sean Strout). Measuring in at 23.5" Long x 11" Tall x 3" Thick.
Performance Piping Design
The CorkSport FMIC Kit features a new variable diameter piping that reduces boost lag and improves throttle response.
Hot Side Pipe: The hot side pipe utilizes 2.25" diameter piping to get the hot boosted air to the intercooler fast to reduce boost lag.
Cold Side Pipe: The cold side pipe utilizes 2.5" diameter pipe in the first half and 3" diameter pipe in the last half to increase the volume of cold charge air directly in front of the throttle body. This reduces boost lag and improves throttle response.
Engine Mounted Piping
All the piping's mounting locations are located on the engine, allowing the piping to move with the engine reducing the chance for wear and tear.
Reinforced Silicone Couplers
9-layer (4-layers braided & 5-layers silicone) available in red, black, or blue.
Reinforced Silicone Coolant Hose
The cold piping routing interferes with the OEM coolant hose so we provide you with a new coolant hose that fits and functions great! Only available in black.
Direct Fit Crashbar
Included with the big core kit, the crashbar utilizes the OEM mounting locations on the chassis and the radiator core support while still providing the OEM tow point hook-up location.
Stainless Steel T-Bolt Clamps
Stainless steel T-bolt clamps with nylock nuts. Available in black zinc or polished.
CNC bent aluminum piping with bead rolled ends for a great fit and less chance to pop a coupler.
Manufactured from mild steel, the brackets are laser cut and bent then powder coated black for long lasting durability.
All the piping is polished so it's ready to install right out of the box.
Compatible with:2010-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 equipped with a CorkSport Intake.
Designed & Developed in America: CorkSport Mazda Performance is resides in Vancouver, Washington and is located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Quality Hardware: Manufactured from mild steel, the brackets are laser cut and bent then powder coated black for long lasting durability.
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 Front Mount Intercooler
It will take you 4-6 hours to install the CorkSport Front Mount Intercooler with our easy-to-use instructions.
4-6 Hour Install Time
First off I want to say that this is a nice quality piece intercooler kit. I purchased the big core with the front crash bar and everything lines up correctly according to the instructions it comes with. Air temps are much better with this front mount especially on hot summer days compare to the stock top mount. I bought this kit for a good price from a local that sold his ms3 and never got around to installing this kit so I can't complain much. With that being said I only have couple of things I didn't like with this kit, first off half of the clamps that comes with the kit is completely useless as they are nearly impossible to put on which is kinda dissapointing considering that the kit is sold for 1k+. Second, I bought a Turbosmart Dual Port bpv prior to this intercooler kit but based on the design of the piping and how it's routed I now literally have a useless $300 bpv just sittting around as the piping doesn't clear the height therefore I had to put the stock bov back on which fits fine but if you have the stock bypass hose you have to fidget with it a little bit because the position is a little off. Next thing is the the bpv flange isn't threaded so make sure you have some nuts and bolts handy. Other than that the intercooler performs great as throttle response feels different.
Richard Vang10/30/2017, 07:56 PM
Once I got the FMIC in it preformed great. The problem was getting it installed. First, half of the clamps that are provided with the intercooler did not fit no matter what I did. I ended up going to the auto parts store to buy standard hose clamps. Second, The bypass valve which they don't mention in the instructions on mounting it to the hot pipe which is not threaded. You will need 2 bolts and nuts to mount this. Last, there is no provided bolt for relocating the evap solenoid and bracket, hope your like me and saved all of the nuts and bolts from your previous Corksport installs. If your a do it your selfer and this is a weekend project, good luck contacting someone for help with your install as Corksport is not open on weekends. Needles to say, it took a lot longer than the 5 - 6 hour estimate.
It depends on your power goals. The standard core should be fine for more stock turbo builds. If you think you will go with a turbo upgrade in the future get the larger core as it can support more power.