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    Default Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    My son is away at college and saying he thinks he needs brake pads on his 2010 Mazda3 Sport GX with 77,000kms. He will be home later today so I've been calling around for prices and availability. He is only home for the weekend so I have to go with what is on hand locally. Below are my options and Nappa is a lot cheaper! The lady at Nappa told me they are ceramic, just as good as OEM and will last as long. I am skeptical so thought I would ask if anyone here has tried them. Thank you for any input.

    Nappa:
    -FRONT $47.48
    -REAR $47.48

    Canadian Tire:
    -FRONT $65.99 (OE Spec Wagner) - $70.39 (Motomaster OE Plus - 25% off now)
    -REAR $62.99 - $66.39

    Mazda Dealer OEM:
    -FRONT $167
    -REAR $141.74

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    I put Napa Ceramic pads on my wifes Corolla over 4 years ago (along with new rotors) and no problems at all. I like that the pads don't dirty up the wheels like metallic pads do.

    Also, Napa has 3 lines of parts: ones that are cheapest (proformer), their OE equivalent(premium) and top of the line (ultra premium).
    Go on their website and get pricing to see if they offered any discount from list prices.

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Thank you. Which ones did you buy?

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Quote Originally Posted by peimazdasales View Post
    Thank you. Which ones did you buy?
    I got the Ultra Premium rotors and UP ceramic pads. At the time I think I payed $140ish (I get a discount off list @ corporate store). I put them on myself so I spent a little more. I don't like to cheap out on these types of things and put a life in jeopardy.

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Thanks again. $140 for all 4 sets or just 2 sets of pads? I went on Nappa's site and there are "31 products that MAY fit your Mazda3". My son should be home soon so I will look at the brakes and see what I am up against.

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    go with Max Advanced brakes. You can get a 4 slotted/cross drilled and coated rotors and front and back ceramic pads for $170 shipped to your door.

    Got them and installed it in my wife's 3 for almost 3 months and they work great. I know a bunch of people here use them as well

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Quote Originally Posted by peimazdasales View Post
    My son is away at college and saying he thinks he needs brake pads on his 2010 Mazda3 Sport GX with 77,000kms. He will be home later today so I've been calling around for prices and availability. He is only home for the weekend so I have to go with what is on hand locally. Below are my options and Nappa is a lot cheaper! The lady at Nappa told me they are ceramic, just as good as OEM and will last as long. I am skeptical so thought I would ask if anyone here has tried them. Thank you for any input.

    Nappa:
    -FRONT $47.48
    -REAR $47.48

    Canadian Tire:
    -FRONT $65.99 (OE Spec Wagner) - $70.39 (Motomaster OE Plus - 25% off now)
    -REAR $62.99 - $66.39

    Mazda Dealer OEM:
    -FRONT $167
    -REAR $141.74
    I would honestly go for maxx breaks full kit (pads & rotors). Great quality since they're made in Canada. I must say they perform really well considering the price.

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    Default Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Soyabean View Post
    go with Max Advanced brakes. You can get a 4 slotted/cross drilled and coated rotors and front and back ceramic pads for $170 shipped to your door.

    Got them and installed it in my wife's 3 for almost 3 months and they work great. I know a bunch of people here use them as well
    Quote Originally Posted by Husam_93 View Post
    I would honestly go for maxx breaks full kit (pads & rotors). Great quality since they're made in Canada. I must say they perform really well considering the price.

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    Hey guys i was looking at max brakes but I donít see mazda 3 2015 on their list. How did you order yours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by muchikori View Post
    Hey guys i was looking at max brakes but I don’t see mazda 3 2015 on their list. How did you order yours?


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    Last I heard they still don't have the Brake kits for the 2015 MZ3 model , but give them a call tomorrow to be sure.

    Bought the Elite XDS full kit 2 years ago. Other then periodic squeal here and there, they are working great. I've put 50k on these and they still look new in pad life and rotor condition, with slightly better braking power then OE.

    Warning! I've also found these ceramic pads seem a little hard, and you need to 'ride' them a tad first thing, (If starting Cold) when conditions are wet, damp, or very cold to heat them up....Otherwise no issues.


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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Quote Originally Posted by peimazdasales View Post
    Thanks again. $140 for all 4 sets or just 2 sets of pads? I went on Nappa's site and there are "31 products that MAY fit your Mazda3". My son should be home soon so I will look at the brakes and see what I am up against.
    That was for two front rotors and four pads.

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Forgot to mention, I purchased both front and rear complete for $190 taxes in. They have them on sale right now for even less lol.


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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    I have not find yet good and cheap rotors and pads , cheap yes but aren't good , good yes but are not cheap . Make your call . RockAuto , Centric PosiQuiet , look for those , better than max brakes for sure .

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    Best is OEM

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    Default Re: Nappa Brake Pads for $47.48 Good or Garbage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flagrum_3 View Post
    Last I heard they still don't have the Brake kits for the 2015 MZ3 model , but give them a call tomorrow to be sure.

    Bought the Elite XDS full kit 2 years ago. Other then periodic squeal here and there, they are working great. I've put 50k on these and they still look new in pad life and rotor condition, with slightly better braking power then OE.

    Warning! I've also found these ceramic pads seem a little hard, and you need to 'ride' them a tad first thing, (If starting Cold) when conditions are wet, damp, or very cold to heat them up....Otherwise no issues.


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    Yeah i called them just now. unfortunately they still dont have it for the Gen 3s...

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