Introducing the CorkSport Rear Sway Bar for 2019+ Mazda 3 and CX-30. Improve your handling characteristics, reduce body roll, and reduce understeer by adding a sway bar to the rear of your GEN4. We tested multiple diameters and settled on a 7/8” diameter solid bar to ensure minimal impact on ride quality but with a big bonus to handling.
With fitments for both AWD and FWD setups, you can be sure there is an upgrade that’s perfect for your car. Read on for details and check out the release blog for even more info!
Read the blog: Reduce Body Roll With The New CorkSport Rear Sway Bar
With our experience racing our old Mazda 2, we knew right away that we had to figure out a rear sway bar for the GEN4’s torsion beam suspension to help fight understeer. Since there is no OEM sway bar, we had to get creative. The CorkSport GEN4 Mazda 3 sway bar bolts directly to the torsion beam of the vehicle, similar to our Mazda 2 Torsion Bar. Since a torsion beam essentially acts as a sway bar, adding on extra material offers the same effect as moving to a bigger bar with a more typical suspension.
The main goal of the CS rear sway bar is to improve handling. By effectively stiffening the torsional rigidity of the rear torsion beam, understeer is reduced, body roll is reduced, and handling feel is improved. We chose a 7/8” diameter solid bar for the right balance of understeer reduction without dangerous oversteer. You can get the car to rotate if you’re really attacking an autocross course but don’t worry, it is perfectly controllable and safe for daily driving and hitting a backroad.
While the concept is similar to our Mazda 2 bar, the design had to be totally unique in order to fit the GEN4 Mazda 3 just like an OEM part. We ended up with a separate design for both the FWD and AWD versions to really optimize fitment. There is one minor drawback for installation though. Some plastic aerodynamics pieces must either be removed or trimmed for fitment. We tried to avoid this; however, it was a necessary evil in order to utilize optimal mounting locations.
Like all CorkSport sway bars the GEN4 Mazda 3 bar is made from 4130 steel for great strength and consistent performance over time. We finish off the bars in CS blue powder coat for FWD vehicles and red powder coat for AWD vehicles. This ensures a great look and corrosion resistance. Each rear sway bar kit also comes with all the hardware needed for installation, all of which is made from stainless steel so it’s sure to stand the test of time. We even use locking nuts so you can be sure your sway bar stays where it’s supposed to.
It will take you Approx. 1 hour to install the Mazda Rear Sway Bar .
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2019-up Mazda 3
2021 Mazda 3 Turbo
2021 Mazda CX30
2021 Mazda CX30 Turbo