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Long awaited, CorkSport has developed the best Turbo Inlet Pipe (TIP) upgraded for 4th generation Mazdas equipped with the SkyActiv-G 2.5T engine. Designed to be used in tandem with the CorkSport Short Ram Intake to give you the extra performance and noise that you’ve been looking for.
The CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe drastically increases the overall flow potential of your intake system to efficiently feed the turbocharger. This is done by innovative design, maximizing the space available to increase the cross-sectional area of the turbo inlet pipe from the small OEM 2.5 inch to a larger 3 inch.
The CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe is Roto-Molded to provide fitment for multiple models including the Mazda 3, 6, CX-5, CX-9, CX-30 and CX-50 outfitted with the 2.5L Skyactiv Turbo engine. Whether you’re upgrading your existing CorkSport Short Ram Intake, (with or without the CorkSport Heat Shield) or are getting the combo all at once, the CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe is a great mod to level up your build.
Since the Mazda 3, CX-30, and CX-50 turbo have the tightest route to the turbo out of all the models, we focused on them to ensure great fitment. The main challenge of fitting the large 3-inch cross-sectional area of the CS turbo inlet pipe into the factory location was the battery tie-down. The battery tie-down protrudes into the path of the OEM turbo inlet pipe and further restricts the airway. To compensate for this, the CorkSport TIP had to increase in height more than the width to provide an indentation for the battery tie-down to ensure there is enough room when the motor moves under load. These changes allowed us to fit the 3-inch cross-sectional area pipe without moving to a different battery setup.
While the competition is using a small 2.5-inch metal pipe that needs to be crushed to fit; CorkSport has thought outside the box. CorkSport developed a turbo inlet pipe that optimizes the path to maintain a continuous cross-sectional area of a 3-inch pipe. This gives the CorkSport Turbo inlet Pipe a 64% increase in the cross-sectional area vs a generic 2.5-inch metal pipe.
Non-turbulent flow (smooth flow) is key to maximizing flow potential. To develop the best intake system, every detail must be thought out and purposeful. The CorkSport TIP takes that detail seriously, even with the transition between the silicone coupler and turbo inlet pipe itself. The step in the silicone better smooths the airflow as it enters the TIP vs hitting a large edge, thus reducing turbulence.
Check out the design blog here to get a more in-depth understanding of the design logic used to develop the CorkSport Turbo Inlet. Design Blog – The Logic Behind the Design
Thousands of street and dyno miles completed on various models ranging from the quick and nimble Mazda 3 to the family-sized CX-9, the CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe has been put through the paces.
With the limited tuning abilities currently available we are being limited by the ECU load limits and controls. However, we are seeing solid gains across the majority of the RPM range; gains of 5-17wHP & 9-31wTQ where measured with a DynaPak chassis dyno with the installation of the TIP & SRI Combo on an otherwise stock vehicle.
The CorkSport TIP uses a manufacturing method that is becoming more and more common in the engine bay, roto-molding. This process allows us to create a complex and unique shape which was the key to maximizing the available space between the engine and battery. While this does cost a lot more to develop, the final product delivers better results which is our #1 goal for the community.
Manufactured from cross-link high-density polyethylene (XPDE) and finished to blend into the engine bay for a more OEM look.
All hardware required for installation is included along with full-color installation instructions. All bolts and the rivet nuts for holding the tie down are made from stainless steel for a great-looking, long-lasting, and corrosion-resistant connection.
Choose your choice of silicone colors for your new Turbo Inlet Pipe. The front main silicone has the option of Red, Blue or Black colors (the other smaller couplers will be black only and are pretty hidden in the back of the engine bay). You decide if you want to be stealthy or loud!
Whether you are just starting or already have the CorkSport Short Ram Intake and Heatshield, the CorkSport Turbo Inlet Pipe is designed to work seamlessly with both.
It will take you 120 Minutes to install the Turbo Inlet Pipe System.
2 hour Install Time
2019+ Mazda 3 Turbo
2021+ Mazda CX-30 Turbo
2022+ CX-50 Turbo
2018+ Mazda 6 Turbo
2019+ Mazda CX-5 Turbo
2016+ Mazda CX-9 Turbo