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The Wolf
08-08-2015, 02:30 PM
I think I remember reading somewhere that you can use the 2.3 intake on a 2.5 without issue. Can anyone confirm?

Reddie1337
08-09-2015, 09:07 AM
A CAI or SRI? Yes, they should fit perfectly. I had my SRI on from my 2.3 onto my 2.5. The only issue is one of the mounts from the 1st gen isn't there on the second gen for a CAI.

Booter22
08-09-2015, 01:08 PM
yes lizz sharkbait has the 2.3L mazdaspeed cold air on her 2.0L but I would assume it would work on the 2.5L as well as my 2.0L has the AEM cold air for the 2.5L. just need to change the hoses and mount brackets a bit. other wise they both have had 0 issues and no CELS

heres the write up I did way back

http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showthread.php?64925-Cold-Air-Intake-Myths&highlight=

The Wolf
08-09-2015, 02:32 PM
Thanks!

The Wolf
08-09-2015, 03:33 PM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/09/bed20a36aabdafc5beb826c4e7c1eacd.jpg

The Wolf
08-09-2015, 03:49 PM
For a SRI there's literally no difference installing on a 2.3 vs 2.5 other than an extra hose to work around.

Grayhollow
06-21-2017, 06:09 PM
Might be a stupid question but what about the turbo inlet pipe on the 2.3 intake? the 2.5 RAI does not have one correct?

Grayhollow
06-21-2017, 06:11 PM
* (SRI) sorry new and don't know how to edit the reply.

2012mazda3hatch
06-21-2017, 06:34 PM
* (SRI) sorry new and don't know how to edit the reply.

You need like 100 posts to edit

Grayhollow
06-21-2017, 09:56 PM
oh OK thank you

Reddie1337
06-21-2017, 10:38 PM
Might be a stupid question but what about the turbo inlet pipe on the 2.3 intake? the 2.5 RAI does not have one correct?

A turbo inlet hose will only really work for the turbo 2.3 setup. The turbo is at the back of the engine compared to the throttle body at the front of the engine.

Grayhollow
06-21-2017, 11:29 PM
A turbo inlet hose will only really work for the turbo 2.3 setup. The turbo is at the back of the engine compared to the throttle body at the front of the engine.

so if I got the one I am looking at for the 2.3 and go to install it on my 2.5L...what happens with that inlet pipe?

They don't seem to make cold air intakes for the 2.5 (that I can see). I looked around on the forum and have read that there isn't much diff in the setups and they are compatible with 2.5L.

Reddie1337
06-21-2017, 11:56 PM
A 2.3 turbo intake will not work on a 2.5 naturally aspirated Mazda 3. A regular 2.3L Short Ram Intake WILL work on a 2.5L engine. I can not be positive about the locations of the mounts on a 2.3L intake setup because it has been a long time since I installed a Cold Air Intake onto a 2.3 or a 2.5. I have the 2.3 Turbo CAI and it will definitely not fit a different Mazda 3.

To have a proper intake for a 2.5L engine you need to be looking for a 2006-2009 Mazda 3 intake for the 2.3L engine.

This is a 2.5L intake

http://www.jrponline.com/cs/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/newproducts/4617.415284_5F00_423883519955_5F00_71150244955_5F0 0_1521696_5F00_726749333_5F00_o.jpg

This is the 2.3L Turbo intake

Not the best photo, but the intake goes back beside the battery box because it has to feed into the turbo.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/5956888ee8202f285b498347bebf8440.jpg
http://www.odparts.ca/catalog/images/hps/37-601_installed.jpg

Grayhollow
06-22-2017, 01:19 AM
A 2.3 turbo intake will not work on a 2.5 naturally aspirated Mazda 3. A regular 2.3L Short Ram Intake WILL work on a 2.5L engine. I can not be positive about the locations of the mounts on a 2.3L intake setup because it has been a long time since I installed a Cold Air Intake onto a 2.3 or a 2.5. I have the 2.3 Turbo CAI and it will definitely not fit a different Mazda 3.

To have a proper intake for a 2.5L engine you need to be looking for a 2006-2009 Mazda 3 intake for the 2.3L engine.

This is a 2.5L intake

http://www.jrponline.com/cs/cfs-filesystemfile.ashx/__key/CommunityServer.Blogs.Components.WeblogFiles/newproducts/4617.415284_5F00_423883519955_5F00_71150244955_5F0 0_1521696_5F00_726749333_5F00_o.jpg

This is the 2.3L Turbo intake

Not the best photo, but the intake goes back beside the battery box because it has to feed into the turbo.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/5956888ee8202f285b498347bebf8440.jpg
http://www.odparts.ca/catalog/images/hps/37-601_installed.jpg

Thank you for clearing that up.

tho I am still not having any luck when searching for a CAI for my model (2013 mazda 3 2.5).

Could anyone post names or part numbers of any CAI that would be compatible with my model?

It would be much appreciated.