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  1. Ceramic vs semi-metalic brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Car: 2014 Mz3 i sport. 70,000 km / 43,500 mi Bought the car in February knowing the rear brakes would need to be replaced soon. I think I now have a month or so left before I have to do that so I'm looking at my options. The front brakes are going to last a while longer. I suspect I have OEM...
  2. 2016 Mexican rear brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    How far is all the way in? The boot keeps wanting to twist with the piston. Do I need to back off anything with the parking brake to make it twist in at all?
  3. What is the Difference in Model Number for EBC brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Appreciate any info or source here. I’ve been looking at the green stuff 2000 pads and i notice they all have different model numbers. DP21043 DP21661 etc Anyone know of the differences? could not find answer on EBC webpage or google.
  4. Brake pads for 2017 EPB made in Mexico?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello, I am wondering if anyone has changed their brake pads on the 2017 Mazda 3 Sport, made in Mexico, with the electronic parking brake. I have a few questions: 1. Does the Ford "maintenance mode" instruction set floating around here actually work for our cars? 2. I know that made in Mexico...
  5. brake pads and rotors recommendations

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Thanks for any replies. At some point my 3 is going to need new front brakes. At least those hhave held up well unlike the rears :p I'm driving a '15 3 mexico build. Do note that I'm in Canada so some options may not be available to me without paying duty fees. To my knowledge,this puts...
  6. Brake Pads & Rotors South Florida (No Shipping)

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Purchased this set a while back and have since sold the car, new in box. Powerstop Z16 Ceramic Pads front and rear. Powerstop/ Auto Specialty Vented Rotors (2xJBR1113 & 2xJBR1114) front and rear. Bought for around $250 back then, looking for $150 obo.
  7. FS: Genuine OEM Mazda Rear Brake Pads- $45 shipped

    Mazda 3 Parts - Buy / Sell
    Bought these for my car, but these are for Japan built cars only. New, never used or installed. Mazda 3 2018 Grand Touring, Sport, Touring 2.0L L4 - Gas, 2.5L L4 - Gas Mazda 3 2017 Grand Touring, Sport, Touring...
  8. Spongy brake pedal after brake pads change

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi, A few days ago, my friend helped me change the brake pads on all of my Mazda 3 2014 wheels, but my pedal feels very soft since then. We just changed the pads, nothing else but we must have done a mistake somewhere. We had a hard time removing the driver side rear caliper and we thought...
  9. Types of Break Pads on Mexico Built 2015 Model

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I was planning on changing my own break pads as they are apparently worn. I looked around the forum and found out that the rear pads are the QC1679, so my question is which pads are for the front tires? and which break pads do you guys recommend in general (front and rear). Cheers.
  10. Cost to replace rear pads & rotors?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv How-To Guides
    Hi all. Hope this is in the right place. My dealer offers lifetime free oil change and basic maintenance, so I've used them for service so far on my 2014 iGT. However, I just went in for an oil change, and they wanted to sell me their 45K service, which includes a "fuel pump and injection...
  11. DBA T2 Slotted Rotors & PowerStop Z23 Brake Pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi everyone, Today I installed DBA T2 Slotted Rotors & PowerStop Z23 Brake Pads. (Goodbye rusty OEM rotors and old pads :) ) Part #'s are as follow for those who might be interested in performing this upgrade (All parts are for a 2.0L Japan Made Mazda 3): 1- DBA T2 Slotted Rotors Front...
  12. 2015 Mazda 3 Rear brake pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm trying to replace the rear brake pads on my Japan built 2015 Mazda 3 2.5l, I called pep boys and they said theirs 2 different ones and I'm not really sure which one will fit. https://www.pepboys.com/product/details/1411076/00730/2015/MAZDA/3%2520Series/0/4-2488%25202.5L%2520DOHC...
  13. Replace Disc Rotors & Brake Pads Or Wait?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Hi, Today I received my DBA T2 Slotted Front Rotors & my Power Stop Z23 Brake Pads. :) My stock brake pads and disc rotors have already approx.16500KM on them, I'm driving lately very spirited, pushing the brakes harder than usual, haven't check if they are worn out completely which I don't...
  14. Brake pads for Mexico-built 2015 Mazda 3

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Engine and Performance
    Hi there! Is anyone having problems finding brake pads replacements for their Mexico-built Mazda 3 (2015 2.0L)? I currently need to replace my front pads and the car parts retailers available down here in Puerto Rico (Pepboys/Autozone/Advance Auto Parts) only carry replacements for...
  15. Just put on new rotors and pads...

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Just put on all new rotors and pads about 3-4 weeks ago and I noticed that the rotors have that somewhat orange appearance now on them. I read somewhere that you can take off the rotor and submerge it in vinegar for 1 hours and then it will all just wipe off with your finger. Anyone else run...
  16. Rear brake pads worn to 1mm after 25k miles?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I recently had some new tires fitted at the dealer, and during their safety inspection, they noted that the rear brake pads were down to about 1.5mm while the fronts were still nice and healthy with around 6mm on the pads. They suggested I replace the rotors as well as change the pads. Is this...
  17. Steering noise and break pads question

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Recalls / TSB / SSB
    I drive a 2015 Mazda 3 Ultimate (local name for the top trim that if offered in my country) and this car has been a pain in my ass since i bought it. I've been to the service 20 plus times, got stolen, got hit, there are some vibrations with high speed while accelerating... quite the unfortunate...
  18. 2012 Mazda3i Brakejob, pads contacting rotor inner-hub

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    Hi guys, Google has me at my wits end and I figured I need to just ask the question. I replaced the brake pads and rotors on my 2012 Mazda3 (trim i Touring 4dr Sedan 6M, per VIN lookup), I watched multiple YouTube videos, reviewed the service manual, and confirmed with the seller that the parts...
  19. Genuine Mazda3 2.2 Sport Nav discs and pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Hi all Where's the best place in the UK for Genuine Mazda3 2.2 Sport Nav discs and pads? Cheers Chris
  20. Brake Pads

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Suspension & Handling
    Doing the first pad change on my iSport hatch and was wondering what you guys recommended? I'm planning on doing all 4 sets. I saw somewhere that EBC hasn't yet made the pads and has been canceling any orders, anyone have any experience with Raybestos or Powerstop? Both are on Rockauto as...