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    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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    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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    Yup Max Brakes offers amazing value

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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylorna View Post
    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!

    I put max brakes on my Mazda almost 2 years ago and these are the best aftermarket brakes I've ever had. I am hard on brakes and used to drive a Pontiac and would have to replace OEM brakes at least yearly. On the Mazda I can drive highway and city and never have any issues with warping and brake noise. Drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads, from eBay, for 300 bucks all around. That was a good buy!

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    Default Re: Where to buy aftermarket brakes and rotors

    Check the prices at an affiliated dealer and let them know you are a member here, they off up a parts discount.
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