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Mazdaspeed 3 Lower Tie Bar

Price: $152.98
Price in points:  What are Points? 153 points

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Track tested and racer approved, the CorkSport Lower Tie Bar is designed to add rigidity to the front suspension sub-frame. By connecting the inboard pivot points for the front lower control arms, the lower tie bar adds opposing strength to the sub-frame that helps reduce wheel hop and torque steer. In the opposite manner, the lower tie bar also helps improve braking performance. #ZoomZoom!

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

The CorkSport Advantage

High Strength Design

Manufactured from 1”x0.120” wall tubing and 0.190” plate bracket ends, the design is non-adjustable for simplistic strength.

Track Tested

Drag race testing showed improvements in both 60 foot and ¼ mile consistency. Improved predictability under hard launches.

Additional Features

  • Compatible with: 2007-2013 Mazdaspeed 3
  • CorkSport Skid Tray Compliance: The lower tie bar was also designed to work flawlessly with the CorkSport Skid Trays for both Gen1 and Gen2 Mazdaspeed 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.

***This only applies to 2010-2013 Mazdaspeed 3. Please view this picture to see if your Speed3 has the bracket shown with the red arrows. If it does have the bracket you will need the spacers for installation. If you do not have the bracket shown, the bar will install without the spacers.

How To Install Your CorkSport Lower Tie Bar

It will take you 30 minutes to install the CorkSport Lower Tie Bar with our easy-to-use instructions.

30 Minute Install Time

30 Minute Install Time

Difficulty: 2/5

2/5 Difficulty

2-Year Warranty

2-Year Warranty



Installed this on my 2008 Mazda3 5MT with virtually zero issues. Not having a turbo, I don't have the issue of torque steer, however this completely eliminated wheel hop, keeps the front end more planted over bumps and feels like it shifts slightly smoother also. Extremely happy with the purchase, can't wait to autocross it! Every Mazda 3 and MS3 really needs to have this brace! Corksport, list this under the regular 3 listings also!
Great product as expected. Only complaint, is that it does not work with my HTP under route FMIC piping. I liked how the car felt for the short time it was on. Now I just need to re-route a couple intercooler pipes to run both. I still think it is 5 Star worthy.
Perfect fit, way to follow directions and it does what it says.

Cab launches better now and less lean through corners which allows the tires to hook up much better
Eliminated all traces of wheel hop. Had done after coilovers, all motor mounts, & Anti-Lift Kit, but any traces of remaining hop were completely eliminated.

Whether this is your first upgrade or your last, it will help!
Hello everyone from Havana Cuba. I must say i am lucky down here. I am the only owner of a gen 1 2007 Mazda 3 hatchback i have the car for almost 9 years now... Involved also in a soul crossover as i call my project Turning it in a Gen 1 Speed 3. Step by step... I got the Corksport lower tie bar, thanks to a friend of mine that help me buying it and take it down here to this crazy eternal summer almost stoped in time. I have installed the thing and i must say: It's an incredible leap forward on feeling and handling performance. Also shifting is a LOT better and easier. Like night to day since i have 6 speed gear already installed..A more sharper and acurate action on the gear selector and even shorter shift distance mostly from 2 to 3rd and 4 gear, (no short shifter installed yet) All this with the stock speed3 shifter ..So bad i am so far. But all my effort in to keep my eyes on Corksport stuff to incorporate in my built... Thanks very much. Warm regards from Havana. Nice job on the bar..✌
Install was a snap. Fit perfectly under my CS skidplate.
After install, ride quality is greatly improved. Turn-in is sharp, torque steer is reduced, front end "slop" is at a minimum. Fantastic addition.

At this point I've got mid-chassis bracing, sub-frame bracing, and a solid RMM. This was the last thing I needed to really tighten things up. Install this part and upgrade your sway bar bushings and end-links, your on-road stability will be at a maximum.
I had this brace installed on my 2011 MS3 at the same time as the CS FSB and end-links. Installation is straight-forward, but my car needed the spacers to clear the driver-side lower control arm bracket for what seems to be the headlight leveling sensor.

General impressions....the bar does lie a few inches from the oil drain plug, and draining oil will impact the bar. Be prepared for this splash pattern during oil changes. :-) The bar does become the lowest ground clearance assembly in the middle of the vehicle. Even with factory ride height, one should seriously consider changing one's approach to on-road obstacles from "straddle" to "dodge".

Driving impressions...unfortunately, I cannot decouple the brace's affects from the stiffer FSB at this time. I will remove the brace soon and can post a follow-up impression.

Overall, this is a high quality part. Just be aware of the oil change and ground clearance compromises.
Installed with no issues. Added some much needed stiffness to the front end. And torque steer was greatly reduced. Another awesome product CS!
My girlfriend bought this for Christmas for me. It went on that day.
Install: couldn’t be easier! Spray some pb blaster and wait. Back the bolts off, slip the bar on. Make sure it’s seated all the way, and ????, it’s done
Impressions: the bar is beefy. It fits fine on my 2012 ms3 with the stock undertray. I have the v1 cs rear motor mount and I’m currently stage 2 with supporting bolt ons. Tongue steer and wheel hop we’re still a big problem, but with the bar on there is little no none.
Other things to note: the front suspension feels more smooth now. Bumps don’t drop the wheel as harsh. Cornering feels tighter but not too much.
Lastly: this could be in my head but I’m pretty in tune with the feel of my car. Shifting feels more precise. I have the cs short shift plate, bushings and weight. They have been on for a long time. But after putting the bar on things just fall into gear with ease. I don’t feel synchros fighting me even in the cold weather. Like I said, maybe this is in my head but it’s a nice bonus. Someone please correct me if there is no way this is possible with just the bar :)
Great product!!
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will it fit on a 2010 2.5 6 speed manual (BL)?

Asked by Aidan M | 03/30/2023, 01:28 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit in a 2008 Mazda5?

Asked by Joshua Davian  | 04/29/2022, 11:08 AM | 1 answer(s)

Can I add this on top of a CS front sway bar?

Asked by MANSUR Y MOOSA | 03/18/2022, 11:37 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit a 2008 MZ3 Hatch (BK) AT?

Asked by charles | 06/24/2021, 11:45 PM | 1 answer(s)

Will this work OK with new coilovers on the front? Do you recommend with front coilovers?

Asked by Andrew | 05/17/2021, 05:41 PM | 1 answer(s)

I love the video and explanation. I wish it was still for $124.99 as stated in the video. :P

Asked by Cody Hausler | 08/28/2019, 08:13 PM | 0 answer(s)

Will this fit my Mazda 3 2006 2.3L sedan? (Not Mazdaspeed 3, regular 3, i am having a lot of wheel hop in 1st and 2nd gear launches

Asked by Harry | 02/09/2019, 11:57 PM | 1 answer(s)

Would this cause a “too stiff” factor if installed along with a rear sway bar? Or is it recommend to have both, to keep wheels planted on turns and wot??

Asked by Wesley | 04/02/2018, 04:52 PM | 1 answer(s)

does this bar improve any handling?

Asked by Peter Roberts | 01/10/2018, 09:11 AM | 1 answer(s)

Does this fit for Mazda 3 2.5Lt (auto)

Asked by Juan | 01/01/2018, 05:03 PM | 1 answer(s)

Is there any increase in NVH or any decrease in ride quality?

Asked by Dave | 01/25/2017, 08:59 AM | 1 answer(s)

Will this fit with the stock undertrays in place on a 2010-2013 Speed 3?

Asked by Zack | 10/30/2016, 09:40 AM | 2 answer(s)
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