I think that brakes are the weak link in term of my car’s performance.
My car feels much quicker and more agile after I replaced the stock rims with performance lightweight alloys and after I fired an electronically controlled active suspension.
After extensive online research, I came across www.fastbrakes.com
(as directly recommended by Willwood when I contacted them about brake kits for the 2014- Mazda 3).
(I am NOT affiliated in any shape of form to fastbrakes.com, but they seem to be offering a lot of brake for the money.)
Fastbrakes now offer two big brake kits for our Mazda 3, one with 4 pots calipers, the other one with a 6 pot caliper.
I’ve been talking to Brian, who’s been very helpful and who actually just fitted 6 pots to his own 2.5 litre Mazda 3.
I’m thinking of making the following upgrades to my brakes:
1) FRONT CALIPERS:
Willwood’s Forged Narrow Superlite 6R Dust Seal 6 pot calipers:
They look great, are forged and light, with stainless steel pistons and weather seals.
(That deep blue is my favourite colour, I think they’d go well with my red Mazda in an understated look.)
2) FRONT ROTORS:
2-piece rotors in 330x32 mm.
A good option seem to be StopTech AeroRotors:
3) REAR CALIPERS:
Im planning on fitting a pair of Mazda 6 calipers. Did anyone try to see if they fit?
I bought a pair from eBay for only £40. Would cost me £165 to get them stripped clean, replace all the moving parts and get them powder coated in 3 layers.
They should look like the calipers below:
4) REAR ROTORS:
? 2-piece 300mm rotors
5) BRAKE PADS:
I like the EBC YellowStuff, which I’ll probably fit on the rear. On the front are a few options, need to look more into it.
6) STEEL BRAIDED LINES
7) MOTUL RBF660 BRAKE FLUID
I’m interested in finding out your thoughts about my project and would be great if you’d offer me any recommendations.
I’m pretty new to the practice of modifying my car, but it has become a bit of an obsession!
I’d really appreciate your thoughts on the above - particularly if anyone dealt with fastbrakes.com in the past!?