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Mazda 2 HKS Exhaust – Put more Zoom Zoom in your Mazda 2!

January 23rd, 2011 No comments

HKS introduces the new Silent Hi-Power exhaust for the 2011 Mazda 2. This new Silent Hi-Power exhaust sports 50mm piping into a 94mm HP style tip, and is sure to put more Zoom-Zoom into the quick and agile Mazda 2.

Constructed of fully polished SUS304 Stainless Steel, the HKS Silent Hi-Power exhaust system was designed for enthusiasts seeking the highest quality performance exhaust system with only a slight increase in exhaust noise.

For more information on this product, please visit our HKS parts section, and this specific exhaust.

HKS Hi Power Exhaust
Inspired and designed from endurance and GT racing in Japan, HKS developed its Hi-Power Exhaust system for both turbocharged and naturally aspirated applications. HKS has incorporated this new race inspired offset muffler and piping design into many street applications, which offers a greater flow and higher-PRM power gains due to the less restrictive design. This is achieved by eliminating unnecessary bends for the straightest exhaust path.

For turbocharged applications, the large and smooth exhaust flow allows greater exhaust velocity for better mid-range boost response and high-RPM power. Naturally aspirated vehicles also benefit from greater exhaust flow capacity as engine tuning levels increase. Certain applications are available in a Silent Hi-Power version which has an inner silencer built into the muffler. Like Drager Exhaust systems, Hi-Power Exhaust systems are made from SUS304 stainless steel muffler and tip assemblies. Depending on the application, Hi-Power muffler tips are 96mm, 115mm and 120mm in diameter, piping diameter ranges from 55mm to 95mm. Special Edition HKS Carbon Titanium Hi-Power Exhaust systems are exclusively available for certain popular applications. These exclusive versions of the Hi-Power Exhaust consist of a carbon fiber wrapped muffler shell, titanium tip, and polished SUS304 stainless steel piping.

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COBB Tuning Mazdaspeed3 FMIC

September 3rd, 2010 No comments

COBB Tuning is happy to announce the re-release of the COBB Tuning Front Mount Intercooler for the MAZDASPEED3. The v2.0 FMIC for MAZDASPEED3 has been revised to give more clearance for the frame rails, bumper beam and oil lines allowing for easier installation and less modification of the car.

The COBB Tuning FMIC features 2.5-inch powder-coated charge tubes feeding a large “bar and plate” 24-inch x 3.5-inch x 7.9-inch aluminum core with blue 5-ply silicone couplers with T- bolt clamps plus everything you need for a simple and painless installation.

All COBB Tuning intercooler kits now come with the COBB Tuning lightened shifter weight for improved fitment and more precise shifting feel.

The COBB Tuning FMIC v2.0 for MS3 also integrates seamlessly with the SF Intake System and Turbo Inlet Tube for the complete COBB Tuning Intake Package! AccessPORT calibrations for the COBB Tuning SF Intake and FMIC package can be downloaded from the MAZDASPEED3 Map Database.

• Bar and plate 24″ x 3.5″ x 7.9″ aluminum core.
• 2.5″ aluminum tubing powder coated dark gray.
• Piping no longer interferes with the frame rail, bumper beam and oil lines.
• 5-ply blue silicone couplers.
• Stainless steel t-bolt clamps.
• Powder coated black mounting and power steering cooler relocation brackets.
• Stainless steel fasteners.
• Minor trimming of the bumper cover required.
• Will work with stock BPV or aftermarket BPV that is stock stylefitment.
• Retains the stock bumper beam and does not require cutting the bumper beam.
• Under tray can be reinstalled with no modifications.
• Does not require disconnecting of the power steering lines.
• CFD tested and airflow optimized.
• Tested 0.65psi boost pressure loss across the core
• 85% efficient intercooler means greatly reduced core outlet temperatures
• New shift weight that is 0.66 lbs less than stock which improves the shift feel and allows for more pipe clearance.

Part Number: 771602BL
Retail: $1095

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Mazda RX8 R3

August 29th, 2010 No comments

-Less than 100 examples of Mazda’s unique RX8 R3 coupe left in UK stock
-Highly-specified 2010 RX8 R3 model, priced at £25,540 (OTR)
-Unique four-seater, four-door sports coupé with sensational looks and practicality
-Low rate finance available with no minimum deposit requirement
-UK customers purchase 14% of 186,632 total global RX8 sales since 2003 launch

While continuing to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the world’s best-selling roadster, the Mazda MX-5, Mazda UK is saying ‘goodbye’ this autumn to a very different, although equally iconic sportscar in its model line-up – the rotary-engined, four-seater Mazda RX8.

“British motorists love sportscars and engineering excellence, so it is no wonder that over the last seven years the RX8 has been close to their hearts. More than 26,000 enthusiastic drivers have purchased an RX8 in the UK, won over by its truly exhilarating drive, fascinating super-smooth rotary engine and many unique features, combined with everyday reliability and practicality,” comments Mark Cameron, Sales Director, Mazda UK.

“Production in Hiroshima of right hand drive Mazda RX8 for the UK market has now ended and here we have fewer than 100 examples remaining in stock. Over the next couple of months drivers will be presented with a rare opportunity to acquire one of the very last RX8s available in the UK. Its immense driver appeal, the world’s only rotary-powered production car is still a head-turner, with tremendous road presence and styling that still looks fresh. A few lucky customers are going to play a part in the grand finale of this motoring legend,” adds Cameron.

The 2010 embodiment of Mazda’s unique sports coupe, the Mazda RX8 R3, is remarkably impressive for a host of reasons, including its freestyle doors that ensure easy access and also make it a ‘use-me-every-day’ kind of car.

Powered by an improved version of the unique 231ps twin-rotor engine, the latest car delivers a heightened experience with faster steering, chassis and engine responses, more refinement, more equipment and even greater value. It continues to feature the front-midship engine, rear-wheel drive configuration of the original, delivering an ideal 50/50 weight distribution for fantastic handling characteristics.

“Mazda RX8 R3 is the ultimate expression of Mazda’s DNA, demonstrating our brand’s determination to do things differently. The RX8 has won 37 major international awards and the R3 version delivers an even more focused and sporty driving experience, while retaining the original model’s many unique technical innovations and adding premium features,” concludes Cameron.

The Mazda RX8 R3 is priced at £25,540 (on-the-road) and represents incredibly good value for a 231ps sportscar with the ability to reach 62mph in just 6.4 seconds.

The uniquely high-revving (up to 9,000rpm) RENESIS engine of the Mazda RX8 R3 is evolved to deliver sharper responses. Maximum power is 231ps at 8200rpm and the six-speed manual gearbox has a lower final drive ratio for a sharper getaway from standstill and improved performance feel.

The interior of the RX8 R3 features new Recaro sports seats in the front, a new-style steering wheel with audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control. Buyers will also enjoy the new BOSEpremium audio system with an eight-channel amplifier, 6-CD autochanger, nine speakers and an auxiliary (AUX) input jack for connecting an MP3 player.

Special finance offers until 30 September 2010

Mazda dealers are currently offering RX8 buyers a finance package available for retail sales only, until 30 September 2010, with no deposit required and typical 5.9% APR* finance on Mazda Conditional Sale and Mazda Personal Contract Purchase up to 36 months.

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2010 Mazda 3 2.5L AEM Cold Air Intake Kit

August 28th, 2010 2 comments

The new 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L with manual transmission is proving to be quite a popular compact model. It provides great power, handling and fuel mileage. AEM sought a way to make this compact speedster even more powerful by developing a specially designed AEM Cold Air Intake System with either gunmetal gray or polished aluminum intake tube finishes. Product number 21-695C (Gunmetal Gray), and 21-695P (Polished).

“The development of a true cold air induction system for the 2010 Mazda 3 was approached by keeping the overall design and installation of the system simple while still enabling it to perform significantly better than the stock intake,” says product design manager John Concialdi. He also explained that the intake itself is simple for the end user to install in part due to the development of a special throttle body coupler which allows use of the OEM PCV hard line. The intake itself was developed with 2.75″ diameter tubing that goes to a cone shaped air filter with an offset flange. This allows placement of the filter in a low isolated location behind the front fascia so it feeds cooler outside air to the engine. AEM’s R&D group tested several different Venturi sizes until the right one was found to satisfy their demands for proper fuel trims and power output.

The 21-695C and 21-695P intakes performed strongly during testing showing a gain of 6.7 hp at 6100 rpm and 5.75 ft-lbs of torque at 6100 rpm. This kind of performance gain along with an easily cleaned non-oiled filter create a simple yet powerful upgrade for your new 2010 Mazda 3 2.5L with manual transmission. AEM has been pioneering well engineered Cold Air Induction systems since 1994 and the 21-695C and 21-695P are no exception to AEM’s strive for great performance and precision engineering.

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2011 Mazda 2 Coming to 2009 L.A. Auto Show

November 18th, 2009 No comments


IRVINE, California — The Mazda 2, named last year’s World Car of the Year, will finally make its North American debut in early December at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will go on sale in late 2010 in the U.S. and Canada as a 2011 model.

A close relative of the Mazda 2, the Europe-designed Ford Fiesta, will reach U.S. showrooms next spring, months ahead of its cousin. Both cars share a common architecture, engineered largely by Mazda when it was still controlled by Ford.

The Mazda 2 is sold in the Japanese domestic market as the Mazda Demio.

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