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    Default Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Hi all
    My brother in law is going to be doing all 4 of my brakes. He typically just goes to Canadian tire and buys something there, but I'm seeing a lot of suggestions to go to MaxBrakes. My car is just an everyday car, but I'd like a set of brakes that are ok. He'll be installing them on the weekend of September 15, so I need something that will get to me by then.

    Also, Maxbrakes asks for my model, and I'm 90% sure that it's a Sport GS, but it's not printed on the outside of my car (every other car I've ever had had the model name on the rear of the car). How do I double check?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Ok, so since posting this I read some really bad reviews about the MaxBrakes. Brembo's are on sale at CT, should we just get those? Is there something else I should be considering?

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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Do yourself a favour, go to Mazda of Toronto tell them you are affiliated with the forum and go OEM. I’ve tried a few aftermarket applications and they all sucked. I ended up ripping them off the car and putting on oem brakes. I paid twice.
    Or bite the bullet and get brembo blanks from Canadian tire. For an average day driver, get OEM
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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Quote Originally Posted by McGuyver_3 View Post
    Do yourself a favour, go to Mazda of Toronto tell them you are affiliated with the forum and go OEM. Iíve tried a few aftermarket applications and they all sucked. I ended up ripping them off the car and putting on oem brakes. I paid twice.
    Or bite the bullet and get brembo blanks from Canadian tire. For an average day driver, get OEM
    I had the same experience. I did 80,000 km with OEM and replaced it with Akibono (Akibino says half of all vehicles off the assembly lines have their brakes) because Mazda was expensive. Akibono was a disappointment compared to OME in terms of performance and durability. Later, I put another after-market. The same story. As McGuyer said, go with OEM if you can afford it.
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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylorna View Post
    Ok, so since posting this I read some really bad reviews about the MaxBrakes. Brembo's are on sale at CT, should we just get those? Is there something else I should be considering?
    I'm coming up to 3.5 years on my Max Brakes, the XDs coated rotors with ceramic pads; (Top of the line and less then $200 all in) There is still some life left in them. That's approximately 70k of mostly city driving. I've had no issues whatsoever. Only issue, or non-issue imo, is some squealing when they are cold.


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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Quote Originally Posted by McGuyver_3 View Post
    Do yourself a favour, go to Mazda of Toronto tell them you are affiliated with the forum and go OEM. Iíve tried a few aftermarket applications and they all sucked. I ended up ripping them off the car and putting on oem brakes. I paid twice.
    Or bite the bullet and get brembo blanks from Canadian tire. For an average day driver, get OEM
    Agreed. OEM for the win.

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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Yup Max Brakes offers amazing value

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