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Moose
11-01-2005, 10:06 PM
Folks ... In my quest to find Brake Pads / Rotors for AutoCross (Solo-2 and lapping), I came to the conclusion that there was not alot of options (At least by Honda Standards) sooo to keep everything straight I put together this list for myself ...and I thought I would share it.

Keep in mind this is NOT the definitive list nor is it 100% accurate ...So this is where you guys come in ...if you notice a mistake, or know of other options, can you post it up and I will update this list.


The Part numbers are as accurate as I could make them HOWEVER there may be typo\'s / mistakes so PLEASE do not order by these numbers alone ...please confirm the application if and when you place an order


I broke down the Brake pad options into four ROUGH types of pad to help determine what type of pad you might want. I do suggest that you reasearch the pads further to determine the compound that you might need/want. Each type of pad comes with its own set of positives and negatives, and comprimises.


Mazda 3 Brake Options (US and Canadian vehicles)


Rotors for 2.0L car 278mm (f) 265mm(r)
EBC (f) D1312
EBC (r) D1314
Brembo (f) 25875 (Not shipping yet)
Brembo (r) 25873 (Not shipping yet)
Raybestos (f) 980295
Rotora (f&r)(Slotted)
Rotora (f&r)(Slotted and drilled)
KVR (f&r) (Drilled)
Centric (ProPartsUSA) (f)
Centric (ProPartsUSA) (f)Sloted
Centric (ProPartsUSA) (r)

Rotors for 2.3L car 300mm (f) 280mm(r)
EBC (f) D1313
EBC (r) D1315
Brembo (f) 25876 (Not shipping yet)
Brembo (r) 25874 (Not shipping yet)
RacingBrake.com (f) 9022-111 (Slotted)
RacingBrake.com (r) 9023-111 (Slotted)
Rotora (f&r)(Slotted)
Rotora (f&r)(Slotted and drilled)
SR Motorsports upgrade kit (f&r) (Slotted and Drilled)
KVR (f&r) (Drilled)
Centric (ProPartsUSA) (f)
Centric (ProPartsUSA) (f)Sloted
Centric (ProPartsUSA) (r)


OE Replacement Pads Front
-Satisfied PR-1044 Pro Perform
-Wagner PD-1044
-Raybestos PGD-1044C (Ceramic)
-Duralast MKD-1044 Semi Metalic
-Duralast Gold DG-1044 Semi Metalic
-Morse Ceramic 1044C
-ACDELCO Durastop 17D1044C
-SP Performance MD-1044
-Mintex MDB2634
-PBR Deluxe Plus D1059DP
-PBR XBG M/Master D1059M


Performance Street Pads Front
-Satisfied PR-1044C Pro Ceramic
-EBC DP-21524 (Green)
-Akebono ProACT Ceramic
-Hawk HB519F.682 HPS
-SR Motorsports M3-14133front
-Rotora RP.10440.01 - H2 Ceramic Brake Pads
-PBR ULX Ceramic D1059C

Street / Track / Autocross / HDPE Pads Front
-Porterfield AP-1044 R4-S
-Carbotech CT1044 Bobcat
-Carbotech CT1044 Panther Plus
-OMP OT-8020
-GrandSport(Satified) GS-5

Track Only Pads Front
-Porterfield AP-1044 R4 (Full Race)
-Porterfield AP-1044 R4-E (Endurance Race)
-Porterfield AP-1044 R4-I (Full race with quicker warm up)
-Carbotech CT1044 Panther XP8
-Carbotech CT1044 Panther XP9
-Carbotech CT1044 Panther XP10
-GrandSport(Satified) GS-4, GS-3


OE Replacement Pads Rear
-Satisfied PR-973 Pro Perform
-Wagner MX-973A
-Raybestos PGD-973M
-SP Performance MD-973
-Bendix MKD973 Semi-Metallic
-Mintex MDB2281
-PBR Deluxe Plus D1067DP
-PBR XBG M/Master D1067M



Performance Street Pads Rear
-EBC DP-21354 Green
-Axis Metal Master 108.09730
-Axis Ultimate 109.09730 Ceramic
-SR Motorsports M3-14133Rear
-Hawk HB478F.605 - HPS Brake Pads
-PBR ULX Ceramic D1067C

Street / Track / Autocross / HDPE Pads Rear
-Porterfield AP-973 R4-S
-OMP OT-7983
-GrandSport(Satified) GS-6

Track Only Pads Rear
-Porterfield AP-973 R4
-Porterfield AP-973 R4-E
-Porterfield AP-973 R4-I


Big Brake Kits ...Not that you really need it

-TCE Performance products
Front 13\" kit with 4 piston calipers
Rear 11.75\" kit with OE calipers

-Rotora
Front 13\" kit with 4 piston calipers


Brake Lines (Stainless)
-TechnaFit
-SR Motorsports
-CorkSport


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bluntman
11-01-2005, 11:22 PM
Smells like a sticky.

Moose
11-02-2005, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by bluntman


Smells like a sticky.



Ahhhhhhhhhh I feel so special :)

SABIO
02-25-2006, 04:22 PM
Rear Pads- Hawk HB478F.605 - HPS Brake Pads
Front Pads- Rotora RP.10440.01 - H2 Ceramic Brake Pads

Moose
02-25-2006, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by SABIO


Rear Pads- Hawk HB478F.605 - HPS Brake Pads
Front Pads- Rotora RP.10440.01 - H2 Ceramic Brake Pads




Thanks

Added to the list


Moose

Moose
04-05-2006, 07:43 PM
Added PBR/Axis Front and Rear Pads (three flavours of each) to the list

The Ultimates/Ceramics were VERY good when I used them on my Civic .... Similar to the Hawk HP+ compound ...


Moose

Moose
04-12-2006, 03:50 PM
Update

I just talked to my Wholesale contact about Grandsport pads ... they are now avaiable in GS-3, GS-4, GS-5, GS-6(rear)

The GS-5 should perform as well as Hawk HP+ and the GS-3 Should perform as well as the Hawk Blues ... Very good pads for the money

I have ordered a set of front GS-5\'s and a Set of Gs-3\'s for track days. I will be ordering a set of the Either the GS-6\'s or PBR Ceramic for the rears to match the front setup.

Cheers

Moose

///M
04-12-2006, 05:26 PM
I have a set of Hawk HP+ on order. The EBC Greens I have now are adequate for street driving but are rather susceptible to fading on the track, maybe even more so than the stock pads.

I\'ll get the part numbers when they come in. Good info btw.

Moose
04-12-2006, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by autoexe


I have a set of Hawk HP+ on order. The EBC Greens I have now are adequate for street driving but are rather susceptible to fading on the track, maybe even more so than the stock pads.

I\'ll get the part numbers when they come in. Good info btw.


Hmmm .... I did not think that the Hawks came in a HP+ ...only the HPS. When did they become available ????


Moose

///M
04-12-2006, 06:13 PM
Originally posted by Moose



Originally posted by autoexe


I have a set of Hawk HP+ on order. The EBC Greens I have now are adequate for street driving but are rather susceptible to fading on the track, maybe even more so than the stock pads.

I\'ll get the part numbers when they come in. Good info btw.


Hmmm .... I did not think that the Hawks came in a HP+ ...only the HPS. When did they become available ????


Moose

I\'m wasn\'t aware of it either, but apparently their Blue compound is also available. I\'ll update as soon as they arrive (ordered through Tires23).

cebo0650
06-16-2006, 03:15 PM
Any ideas when the Brembo discs will start shipping and where they will be available?

Moose
06-16-2006, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by cebo0650


Any ideas when the Brembo discs will start shipping and where they will be available?

Nope: I checked with the Canadian Importer/Distributor and they do not know as of yet ... I suspect by the end the year (2006) as it took almost a year for the Integra Type \"R\" rotors to be relesed in North America after they were realeased in Europe ...

Moose

///M
07-06-2006, 02:55 AM
Originally posted by autoexe



Originally posted by Moose



Originally posted by autoexe


I have a set of Hawk HP+ on order. The EBC Greens I have now are adequate for street driving but are rather susceptible to fading on the track, maybe even more so than the stock pads.

I\'ll get the part numbers when they come in. Good info btw.


Hmmm .... I did not think that the Hawks came in a HP+ ...only the HPS. When did they become available ????


Moose

I\'m wasn\'t aware of it either, but apparently their Blue compound is also available. I\'ll update as soon as they arrive (ordered through Tires23).

At long last...they\'re in.

Hawk HP+ for Mazda3:
HB519N.682

KenYork
07-09-2006, 03:06 AM
What\'s the price range for each of the 4 types?

Moose
07-09-2006, 11:57 AM
Originally posted by KenYork


What\'s the price range for each of the 4 types?


Each of the 4 types of what, the pads ???



If you are refering to the Pads .... well the price is all over the place ... and the prices will vary by location / region


I were to guesstamate the approximate price ranges this is what they would be ... but the only way to know is to get a quote from a retailer or do some searching arround the web


OE Replacement $30-$75 a set
Street Performance $75-125 a set
High Performance Street / Track / HDPE $100-150 a set
Track $150 +


Rear paqds will generally be a bit cheaper .... but not allwyas


Moose

KenYork
07-09-2006, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Moose



OE Replacement $30-$75 a set
Street Performance $75-125 a set
High Performance Street / Track / HDPE $100-150 a set
Track $150 +


Rear paqds will generally be a bit cheaper .... but not allwyas


Moose


thanks. that\'s exactly what i\'m looking for.

cebo0650
07-11-2006, 04:31 PM
Any updates on the availability of Brembo rotors?

KenYork
08-19-2006, 02:25 PM
Are all the pads mentioned above for both the 2.3 and 2.0?

Moose
08-19-2006, 05:40 PM
Brembo Rotors - I have not heard anything yet

Both the 2.0 and 2.3L cars use same pad ... just the rotors differ (11\" vs 11.8\")


Moose

Kevin@nextmod
09-11-2006, 12:39 AM
I need someone to make sure if the 2.0 and the 2.3 share the same pads. I\'m just about to order a set of front and rear Endless brake pads.

Moose
09-11-2006, 12:53 AM
Yes,

The 2.0L and 2.3L car share the same front and rear pad part numbers

I double checked three manufacturer web-pages


Moose

Kevin@nextmod
09-11-2006, 01:04 AM
One more question. Since brembo don\'t ship the 3 disc yet. Will any other mazda cars have the same size disc that we can use for the 3? ie. MPV, Mazda 6, protege, ?

Moose
09-11-2006, 07:48 PM
Originally posted by Pearl_Hatch


One more question. Since brembo don\'t ship the 3 disc yet. Will any other mazda cars have the same size disc that we can use for the 3? ie. MPV, Mazda 6, protege, ?

Not that I am aware of ... one would need access to the Mazda parts look up to cross reference the rotors

Moose

Moose
09-11-2006, 08:07 PM
Ok ... the CDN distributor now lists Brembo blanks for the 3 ...I have a call into my contact to see what is going on ... availability, price etc.


Moose

sbmonkey
09-14-2006, 01:00 AM
EBC Red stuff is also now available for the 3:

Front: DP31524
Rear: DP31354

nsnmotorsports.com has them for $63.10 and $53.10 (USD), respectively.

everfeb
12-09-2006, 02:34 PM
Ok ... the CDN distributor now lists Brembo blanks for the 3 ...I have a call into my contact to see what is going on ... availability, price etc.


Moose

Moose...what have you found out? Thanks

everfeb
12-09-2006, 02:38 PM
Doing normal city/highway driving what would be the least expensive, acceptable rotor/pad combination?
MOOSE..are you a seller of rotors/pads?
Thanks

CanadaGTO
12-09-2006, 02:50 PM
I've had customers purchase both EBC Greenstuff and Hawk pads, both have made them happy. I've only sold the KVR rotors so far for the 3, and no complaints there either. The price/quality is a delicate balance, but I wouldn't recommend going cheap on either the pads or rotors, especially those $35 EBay rotors :)

MidnightSpeed
12-09-2006, 06:03 PM
Powerslot also makes some slotted replacement rotors for our cars too.

2.0L - Front Left/Front Right
768 PSL 768 PSR
Rear Left/Rear Right
765 PSL 765 PSR

2.3L - Front Left/Front Right
769 PSL 769 PSR
Rear Left/Rear Right
766 PSL 766 PSR

MAZDA Kitten
12-09-2006, 07:28 PM
I've had customers purchase both EBC Greenstuff and Hawk pads, both have made them happy. I've only sold the KVR rotors so far for the 3, and no complaints there either. The price/quality is a delicate balance, but I wouldn't recommend going cheap on either the pads or rotors, especially those $35 EBay rotors :)

I will post my review about the greenstuff's as soon as I got 'em on my car

wingnut12
03-16-2007, 10:59 PM
Great post. Especially since I'm looking for new pads, and possibly rotors within the next month or so.

MazdaKitten, did you ever get the EBC greens? If so, how did you like them?

Fuman
06-29-2007, 12:58 AM
I'm looking to change my brake pads to hawks.
can someone fill me in on the difference between
their ceramic and hps series brake pads? (for mazda 3 2006 gt sedan)

cta patrique, do you still carry these pads?

edit: hawk's website description wasn't too useful.

Elder_MMHS
07-26-2007, 02:33 AM
Hawk Ceramic are low noise + dust. Not sure about the performance. I believe it would be equal-to or better than OEM pads.

The HPS pads are "normal amounts of dust" and probably a bit more noise. Performance should be better than OEM for sure, though I think they will probably need to heat up a bit to get to proper operating temps. I have a friend who uses these plus some slotted rotors on his 3 and his brakes are substantially less than OEM performance at the beginning of his work commute.

I know some drivers who have also used HP+ and they are basically more extreme versions of HPS - even more resistant to brake fade caused by pads and can endure more abuse from track days but take even longer to warm up to proper operating temperature and can squeal a fair bit. These are street-able but probably not recommended for daily driving. Best thing would be to put them on for track days, drive to the track, have fun, drive home, put back OEM pads.

Not that you asked, but I would recommend that if you want shorter stopping distances on the street and you don't autocross or track, you should consider getting better tires first. They're more expensive than pads, but they will really help you all-around in more applicable everyday situations. Actually, the OEM pads are probably even pretty decent for autocross as you don't do a lot of high-speed braking. I know with OEM tires, it was my traction that gave way first before the brakes.

Oh and BTW, the Mazda3 parts numbers for Hawk in the first post seemed off. Here are the values from their website:

Front:

HPS Part: HB519F.682
HP PLUS Part: HB519N.682

Rear:

HPS Part: HB478F.605
Ceramic Part: HB478Z.605
HP PLUS Part: HB478N.605

3GFX
01-14-2008, 07:02 PM
Okay, its that time.

I just got told by the dealer I need to replace my rear pads. So I want to replace my braking setup to all new. I'm looking for a slight performance upgrade in pads. I'm wondering if its worth it or should I just pick up a set of pads from Canadian Tire. I'm looking into the Hawk HPS they seem right up my ally.

What gets expensive is that I'd like to replace my discs as well. I want either slotted or cross drilled OE Replacements.

I want to replace but improve a little at the same time. Where can I find a good deal. I really don't want to put a huge hole in the wallet. HELP ME!!! (Sponsors?)

3GFX
01-15-2008, 05:51 PM
Bump! Anyone?

Elder_MMHS
01-16-2008, 01:25 AM
Hawks HPS seem to be marginal better than OEM performance-wise but I haven't done quantitative tests. Where they definitely are better is in resistance to glazing if you do frequent heavy braking.

For daily driving, I've noticed that they do squeal slightly when cold and brake application is light (i.e. when you come to a relatively gentle stop at an intersection). It's a bit annoying as I never had this symptom with the OE pads.

Otherwise I've been running with Hawk HPS on all four corners for about 7 months now with no issue. I also replaced brake fluid around the same time.

Not sure about discs. The OEM discs seem more than adequate performance-wise - we have huge brakes for what is technically an economy car. But I guess slotted / cross-drilled look better. I wouldn't recommend changing them if your budget is limited.

Flagrum_3
01-16-2008, 10:28 AM
Hawks HPS seem to be marginal better than OEM performance-wise but I haven't done quantitative tests. Where they definitely are better is in resistance to glazing if you do frequent heavy braking.

For daily driving, I've noticed that they do squeal slightly when cold and brake application is light (i.e. when you come to a relatively gentle stop at an intersection). It's a bit annoying as I never had this symptom with the OE pads.

Otherwise I've been running with Hawk HPS on all four corners for about 7 months now with no issue. I also replaced brake fluid around the same time.

Not sure about discs. The OEM discs seem more than adequate performance-wise - we have huge brakes for what is technically an economy car. But I guess slotted / cross-drilled look better. I wouldn't recommend changing them if your budget is limited.

Thanks for the informative write up Elder! ...best one I've read so far! I'm in the same boat as 3GFX and am planning on the HPS pads, as for rotors, if I can't find some zinc-coated blanks or slotted ones.I think I'll stick with the oem, your right they seem pretty good for the money.


_3


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3GFX
01-16-2008, 05:30 PM
I was suprised at how in expensive the OEM rotors are from Mazda. They are roughly $50 a piece which is awesome! The pads on the other hand, its cheaper to actually get an aftermarket performance set!

I'm still in search of rotors that are within my range....

Elder_MMHS
01-16-2008, 06:02 PM
One more addition - if you are doing frequent hard braking, you'll want to change brake fluid above all else. It will likely boil and cause brake fade long before your pads glaze.

Fluid > Pads > Rotors.

Long, informative read:
http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/wp_brakefluid_1a.shtml

Fuman
01-19-2008, 02:08 AM
EBC Red stuff is also now available for the 3:
Front: DP31524
Rear: DP31354

Part number is revised for EBC Red Stuff:
Front - DP31524C
Rear - DP31354C
Can a mod add this to the brake options list in post #1?
Thanks,

S.F.W.
01-19-2008, 01:20 PM
under what category?

Fuman
01-26-2008, 06:26 PM
under what category?
Street / Track / Autocross / HDPE Pads pads please.

ggn00b
03-28-2008, 11:03 PM
looking to change my brake pads very soon does anyone have any suggestions for the best bang for your buck???

Fuman
03-28-2008, 11:26 PM
looking to change my brake pads very soon does anyone have any suggestions for the best bang for your buck???
ppl here would say Hawk HPS.
I was brave and tried Redstuff: Stay away from RedStuff. They squeal like a mofo on my car.

mogul_pro
03-29-2008, 12:38 AM
"Big Brake Kits ...Not that you really need it

-TCE Performance products
Front 13\" kit with 4 piston calipers
Rear 11.75\" kit with OE calipers

-Rotora
Front 13\" kit with 4 piston calipers"

___________

Brembo
Ksport
Xendo

3 companies not listed that do make Big Brake Kits for the Mazda3/Mazdaspeed3.

doughboyr6
03-29-2008, 10:38 AM
i think i heard my first sign of low pad wear last night....fingers crossed and i'll be throwing my goodies on....lol

i didn't know OEM rotors are so affordable....

LockOut
05-03-2008, 04:04 PM
Can someone confirm that the OEM rotors are actually as cheap as people are saying? They definitely seem to do the trick... especially at $200/set...

doughboyr6
05-03-2008, 05:01 PM
best bet is to contact joe (flipdaddy)

KenYork
05-03-2008, 06:22 PM
Well I can confirm the rear ones about $110 after taxes at MOT.

jliu
07-31-2008, 03:19 AM
Anyone got a link for cross drilled rotors?

I haven't had a chance to take off my wheels yet, but are the OEM rotors vented?

Also, My parking/e-brake is pretty stiff, I don't really mind it, but is that normal? It doesn't go up very high in order to set it.

Fuman
07-31-2008, 03:37 AM
Anyone got a link for cross drilled rotors?

I haven't had a chance to take off my wheels yet, but are the OEM rotors vented?

Also, My parking/e-brake is pretty stiff, I don't really mind it, but is that normal? It doesn't go up very high in order to set it.

Front Rotors are vented
Rears are not vented.

If you need to set your handbrake really high, that means your handbrake may needs some maintenance.

jliu
07-31-2008, 03:32 PM
Good lookin' out Fuman!!

Is there any reason as to why Mazda didn't use vented rotors for the rear?

Link for cross drilled rotors anyone?

Fuman
07-31-2008, 04:46 PM
Good lookin' out Fuman!!

Is there any reason as to why Mazda didn't use vented rotors for the rear?

Link for cross drilled rotors anyone?
there really is no need for vented rear.
Most of the braking is done by the front, and Mazda 3 is technically a sub-compact.
look at it this way, we save money on parts

I think even the speed 3 is non-vented rear. (can a speed3 owner confirm please).

SolidState
04-25-2009, 01:11 PM
Updated P/N for the rear PBR XBG Semi-metallic pad is D1150M

Nextmod
04-30-2009, 02:32 AM
I have 9 sets of HPS Mazda 3 front and rear pads instock if you guys are interested

ultimateM3
05-01-2009, 02:38 PM
I have 9 sets of HPS Mazda 3 front and rear pads instock if you guys are interested

I need to change my front and rear pads very very soon, pls give me the price for oem replacement and slightly higher grade. Also price for front rotors oem and after market pls. Thanks.

Jmann
05-26-2009, 08:46 PM
there really is no need for vented rear.
Most of the braking is done by the front, and Mazda 3 is technically a sub-compact.
look at it this way, we save money on parts

I think even the speed 3 is non-vented rear. (can a speed3 owner confirm please).

My rear rotors went first and I asked at the dealership about it and they told me that the the rears usually go first on the the 3 due to the brake force distribution.

Anyone looking for some cross-drilled rotors should check this thread out as they've been getting pretty good reviews: http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=30980&page=4

Nextmod
06-01-2009, 02:27 PM
lots of HPS pads for the Mazda 3's are instock

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/nextmod/Hawkpadsareinstock.jpg

1nmhbacky
07-05-2012, 09:34 AM
lots of HPS pads for the Mazda 3's are instock

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/nextmod/Hawkpadsareinstock.jpg

My Hawks pads are about 50-60%, but the rotors i magnum rotors i purchased from nextmod, are rusty and practically done (50-55K KM usage).
MY oem lasted up to 75-85K KM (front and rears)


Anyone tried these from kijiji for the mazda 3? 2.0

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-other-parts-accessories-Performance-Brakes-Cross-Drilled-Rotors-and-Pads-W0QQAdIdZ392068587

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-other-parts-accessories-MAZDA-2-3-5-6-PROTEGE-MPV-626-TRIBUTE-MECHANICAL-PARTS-W0QQAdIdZ391104587

1nmhbacky
08-08-2012, 09:39 PM
Same thing on ebay
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/2004-2012-MAZDA-3-2-0L-Drilled-Rotors-Ceramic-Pads-Front-Rear-/320959719644?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&fits=Make%3AMazda%7CYear%3A2006%7CModel%3A3&hash=item4abab0a8dc#ht_3417wt_808


Has anyone bought these?



My Hawks pads are about 50-60%, but the rotors i magnum rotors i purchased from nextmod, are rusty and practically done (50-55K KM usage).
MY oem lasted up to 75-85K KM (front and rears)

Anyone tried these from kijiji for the mazda 3? 2.0

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-other-parts-accessories-Performance-Brakes-Cross-Drilled-Rotors-and-Pads-W0QQAdIdZ392068587

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-auto-parts-tires-other-parts-accessories-MAZDA-2-3-5-6-PROTEGE-MPV-626-TRIBUTE-MECHANICAL-PARTS-W0QQAdIdZ391104587

leungalv
11-04-2012, 03:38 AM
Just got Akebono EUR1095 EURO for the rear and Akebono ProAct for the front :) Will see how it goes

Swerny
12-11-2012, 02:17 PM
is anyone running these?

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3805551&cc=1442061

I'll be in the US to pick them up and the price looks good. Building a set of generic is either the same or even more expensive.

I know the slotted/drilled isn't necessary but that's the way they come.

Impressive
12-11-2012, 06:15 PM
Just got Akebono EUR1095 EURO for the rear and Akebono ProAct for the front :) Will see how it goes

Have you installed these? any updates?

r4mi5awi
01-03-2013, 12:22 AM
is anyone running these?

http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=3805551&cc=1442061

I'll be in the US to pick them up and the price looks good. Building a set of generic is either the same or even more expensive.

I know the slotted/drilled isn't necessary but that's the way they come.

That's AMAZING for the price! Let us know how the product is post install and a few drives. UPDATE please!!!

Swerny
01-03-2013, 06:20 PM
That's AMAZING for the price! Let us know how the product is post install and a few drives. UPDATE please!!!

I didn't buy them yet as i didn't end up going to the US.

Shipping to Canada is pricey and I don't need them yet but expect to need them soon as i'm at 104K.

kaswardy
03-29-2013, 12:24 PM
I was told on my last service that my brake pads are done. I have a safety inspection coming up so double the reason to get these fixed. I have a Mazda 3 GX 2008 and was told that it will cost be approximately $400 + tax by the service shop. I want to get these myself and online as I assume that will be cheaper. I want the basic stuff, any links to what will suffice?

Thanks a bunch

hilo
11-05-2016, 12:46 PM
Hi all,

Sorry noobie here. I was told I need to get my front brake pads and rotors changed. Looking for recommendations on what to get. Just a daily driver nothing crazy performance needed. Should I buy OEM parts?

Thanks

Jackal
11-05-2016, 05:18 PM
Hi all,

Sorry noobie here. I was told I need to get my front brake pads and rotors changed. Looking for recommendations on what to get. Just a daily driver nothing crazy performance needed. Should I buy OEM parts?

Thanks

You have some choices.
- Max brakes. Fairly reasonable prices. It mostly has good reviews.
- dealership with TM3 discount. OEM is not cheap even with the discount but many members recommend them.
- Nextmod rotors and pads. OEM type. Generally good reviews. Although I think I heard the price went up or they switched to a more expensive brand.
- AC Delco. I just got my front rotors and pads replaced with AC Delco premium coated rotors and premium ceramic pads. Rotors don't rust like the OEM ones. Got a 10% discount on parts and labour from the shop that I used in Richmond Hill. Happy with them.
- Canadian Tire/Napa/Parts Source will have cheaper and more expensive options.
- Rockauto online has some good prices.


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hilo
11-05-2016, 08:04 PM
Thanks for the suggestions Jackal! If you don't mind, could you share how much you ended up spending? The dealership is quoting me $500+ which seems like a lot. But I have no idea what's a reasonable price.

Jackal
11-05-2016, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the suggestions Jackal! If you don't mind, could you share how much you ended up spending? The dealership is quoting me $500+ which seems like a lot. But I have no idea what's a reasonable price.

I probably went overboard on mine but I got premium/pro grade AC Delco parts. Total was around $400 but it is better than the OEM stuff. Rotors are thicker and made of material that dissipates heat faster and coated so they won't rust. Pads are pro grade ceramic. Add 1.5 hours for labour (which should include servicing and lubricating calipers, bushings and slider pins). That's where you're paying more at the dealership. Had mine done at Lucky 8 in RH.

If you go dealership, go to an Affiliated Dealership with TM3 where you can get 20% off on parts (not labour). You will be able to save some money but ask the advisor beforehand if they can give the discount.

If you go with slightly cheaper parts from Canadian Tire or Maxbrakes - oem type front rotors and pads $125 taxes in and bring them to an independent shop and just pay the 1.5 hours of labour (1 hour is in the range of 70-80 per hour for an independent shop). So that would set you back $125-160 for parts and about $130 (labour taxes in). So you're looking at around $300 or cheaper this route.

All of these will work fine but the dealership OEM or better parts will most likely last longer than the cheaper stuff.


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WHO
01-06-2018, 02:24 PM
Here's my experience. I installed new rotors + pads in June, so I have about 5k on them under all weather conditions, so I know I can safely recommend this setup for daily use.

Rotors are the Centric premium part # 120.45066 & 120.45068
Pads are the Stoptech Street performance (also made by Centric) 308.10440 & 308.10950

Pads came with all necessary gear (hardware, lube)

Jackal
01-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Here's my experience. I installed new rotors + pads in June, so I have about 5k on them under all weather conditions, so I know I can safely recommend this setup for daily use.

Rotors are the Centric premium part # 120.45066 & 120.45068
Pads are the Stoptech Street performance (also made by Centric) 308.10440 & 308.10950

Pads came with all necessary gear (hardware, lube)

Members may also be interested in prices and where they can source the parts as well as installation rates.


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WHO
01-08-2018, 12:42 AM
Members may also be interested in prices and where they can source the parts as well as installation rates.


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I left out the prices because, well, many people aren't going to drive across the border to pick up the parts, and getting them in Canada would mean a much higher cost.

But, for the record, I guess I can edit my post with the prices I paid and from where I got the parts.

Edit: well, looks like I can't edit my previous post, so I'll post the prices here.
The pads were 50$ CAD a pair including shipping to the US border from RockAuto (always google "rock auto 5% discount code" first)
The rotors were 43$ each for the fronts and 30$ each for the back, including shipping to the US border from JC Whitney (always use a coupon finder for this site)

I then paid the taxes at border crossing, so add about 40$ for that. Total cost roughly 285$

I DIY installed them, at a cost of 2 beers.

416GXM3
01-17-2018, 01:39 AM
max brakes is a good option. Been using max brakes for almost two years now and no issues.