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    Default Gen 3 Brakes + Rotors

    What has everyone done in replacing theirs?

    I'm debating just doing it myself but being as I will just be learning to do my own brakes trying to decide between OEM or what else to get for parts to do myself

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    Default Re: Gen 3 Brakes + Rotors

    I just replaced the rear rotors and pads on mine with OE parts from the dealer. Did it myself...pretty easy to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperRouGe View Post
    I just replaced the rear rotors and pads on mine with OE parts from the dealer. Did it myself...pretty easy to do.
    Yea but OEM from dealer is so pricey :\

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    My mother-in law has a 2015 gx, will 2014 brake pads and rotors fit? I have a feeling they do, just thought I ask first before buying

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazycro View Post
    Yea but OEM from dealer is so pricey :\
    OEM is a bit more, but they last a lot longer than most aftermarket stuff

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    Default Re: Gen 3 Brakes + Rotors

    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    My mother-in law has a 2015 gx, will 2014 brake pads and rotors fit? I have a feeling they do, just thought I ask first before buying

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    Yes, same stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    My mother-in law has a 2015 gx, will 2014 brake pads and rotors fit? I have a feeling they do, just thought I ask first before buying

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    2 yr old car needing brakes already?? Wowser. Sounds like MIL needs to take her foot off the brake pedal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sarujo View Post
    2 yr old car needing brakes already?? Wowser. Sounds like MIL needs to take her foot off the brake pedal.
    LOL!! her brakes rotors had cracks from the factory lol

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    My rear pads were done at 70K! Sux

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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperRouGe View Post
    My rear pads were done at 70K! Sux
    Terrible. Were you tracking the car?

    I'm at 156,000km on my 2010 and still on original factory rears with tons of life still to go!

    Only the fronts I replaced around 135k and I could have taken them another 10k easy.

    Beginning to wonder about the quality of the Mexican built Gen 3's now...

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    Mine were getting the squeaks from the warning bar on them, so I've now switched them all out (pads, rotors were still good) at 90k now.

    My 3 is actually from Japan.

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    Just brought my gen3 for annual maintenance (westowne) and they said my rear right rotor has crack and pads needs to be replaced.. at 40k..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbottom View Post
    Just brought my gen3 for annual maintenance (westowne) and they said my rear right rotor has crack and pads needs to be replaced.. at 40k..
    Ya, the mother in law had a similar problem (but we just saw it outside the driveway and not told by the dealers). She bought the car to Jimmy and he said that everything was fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by lazycro View Post
    Yea but OEM from dealer is so pricey :\
    Do you know how much are they?

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    Mine came to $260 after tax

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    I have been searching for an aftermarket supplier of these rotors and pads, and honestly it's been nothing but a headache! The cars being Japan or Mexico built means the pads are different, and calipers and such. It's honestly just easier to go to the dealer and get the parts. Use the VIN # and save yourself some time hunting.

    Just to be clear, I work at a shop, and we do a LOT of 3rd gen mazda 3's, and I have had so many problems with my suppliers trying to get me the right rotors, or the right pads, and the dealer has just saved time, even if they are a little extra money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddie1337 View Post
    I have been searching for an aftermarket supplier of these rotors and pads, and honestly it's been nothing but a headache! The cars being Japan or Mexico built means the pads are different, and calipers and such. It's honestly just easier to go to the dealer and get the parts. Use the VIN # and save yourself some time hunting.

    Just to be clear, I work at a shop, and we do a LOT of 3rd gen mazda 3's, and I have had so many problems with my suppliers trying to get me the right rotors, or the right pads, and the dealer has just saved time, even if they are a little extra money.
    The struggle is real. The situation with 3rd gen calipers for Mexico built cars got so bad that head office had to do an internal search and found that there was a dealership hoarding the parts.
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