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2010-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 FMIC Front Mount Intercooler

 
Price: $699.99
Price in points:  What are Points? 700 points
Big Core: Only available with the CorkSport crashbar, the big core is big and even more mighty.
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Mazdaspeed 3 Intercooler Size
$620.01x1=$620.01


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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.
High Flow/High Efficiency Intercoolers

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 Couplers

CorkSport's Mazdaspeed3 carbon fiber hood scoop has a superb finish.

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

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.

Stainless steel T-bolt clamps with nylock nuts. Available in black zinc or polished.

FMIC Crashbar

Precision Manufacturing

CNC bent aluminum piping with bead rolled ends for a great fit and less chance to pop a coupler.


Quality Hardware

Manufactured from mild steel, the brackets are laser cut and bent then powder coated black for long lasting durability.


Polished Finish

All the piping is polished so it's ready to install right out of the box.


Additional Features

  • Compatible with:2010-2013 Mazdaspeed 3 equipped with a CorkSport Intake.
  • Engineered in America: Designed in Vancouver, Washington, in the 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

4-6 Hour Install Time

Difficulty: 4/5

4/5 Difficulty

2-Year Warranty

2-Year Warranty

No CEL

No CEL

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.
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.

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Would you be willing to sell the couplers separately?

Asked by Sarah | 07/15/2016, 01:53 PM | 1 answer(s)

the small core is a direct fit? it doesn't need the crash bar correct?

Asked by Ray | 11/09/2016, 01:40 PM | 0 answer(s)

Am I going crazy or did the price for this FMIC go up since last month...? I was saving up to buy the large core and now again I don't have enough... I guess its not for me :(

Asked by jose | 11/04/2016, 04:07 PM | 0 answer(s)

Will this work with the K&N SRI?

Asked by Andrew Schuh | 04/28/2016, 11:15 PM | 1 answer(s)

I have the stage 3 cold air intake with the turbo inlet pipe. Is there any special placement for the use with that intake or will it work with out changing anything?

Asked by Brett | 04/10/2016, 01:09 PM | 1 answer(s)

Is the big core too much for the stock turbo?

Asked by FRANK FOWLER | 04/04/2016, 02:02 PM | 1 answer(s)

Is there any minimal requirements for the bigger core?

Asked by FRANK FOWLER | 04/04/2016, 01:47 PM | 1 answer(s)

Can I just buy the clamps from you guys? Just bought your small core fmic and it came with shitty clamps.

Asked by Juan | 03/24/2016, 04:58 PM | 1 answer(s)

Would I need a hpfp to run this

Asked by Caezar | 03/16/2016, 04:21 PM | 1 answer(s)

Can you use the corksport bpv with this set up or do I need a bov?

Asked by Kevin | 01/17/2016, 08:29 AM | 1 answer(s)

If you select the ram air option does it come with further instructions?

Asked by Chris Lind  | 11/11/2015, 09:35 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 2008 Mazda 3 sedan

Asked by Dawin | 10/27/2015, 05:22 PM | 1 answer(s)

What HP is the smaller core rated to? Thanks!

Asked by Keston | 09/01/2015, 01:00 PM | 1 answer(s)

Does the new setup now fit with the 3" and 3.5" Corksport intakes?

Asked by Christopher Hyndman | 07/30/2015, 12:39 PM | 1 answer(s)

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