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The new 2018 Mazda MX-5 RF comes with a package option on the club model to add 17" BBS rims with Brembo brakes up front coupled with red calipers and Mazda brakes in the back also coupled with red calipers.

They want $3,770 to add the package to a new car, which seems like a pretty good price considering all that is included...heated leather seats, rims, brakes and the aero kit.

For comparison, the front BBK from Brembo that fits the Mazda 6 is $3,100 by itself.

I'm going to check with my parts guy at the dealership to see if he can order any of the parts individually or if he has any more info on it. i.e. rotor sizing, will they fit 18" OEM wheels, etc.

Anyone else excited by this new OEM caliper offering?
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Calipers are about $560 per side, # NAYF3399Z and NAYF3398Z I think
Don't know if they will fit though.

Rotors won't work, different bolt pattern, but about $156 per side and I believe the offset is different.
 

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Already had my guy at the dealership test fit these. They will not fit our 3s. Depressing to say the least, but it was the first thing I checked before venturing into the BBK project.

Current project is still promising, but it is taking FOREVER to get the custom brackets back. I handed it off to my buddy at the dealership. Not sure when we'll see those brackets...

I am mostly impatient when it comes to this kind of stuff, but I've chosen to just forget about it for now. At the end of the day, I'll probably just buy the Brembo kit and buy a new set of stock rear calipers (have them prepped and painted appropriately). The main problem with the rear calipers and doing a custom job is the e-brake (and a mounting bracket). It's easy enough to just render the e-brake useless if you don't mind the dashlight, but for those of us who live in a state with annual inspections, that stuff has to work as intended, or you fail and can't drive the car. Makes custom projects like this kind of a pain.
 

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Thanks for confirming. That's a real bummer.

I was really hoping Mazda would step up and offer a caliper or BBK for this model year 3, but no luck.

If they priced it reasonably, many current Axela owners would get it. It would also be a good selling point, since some competitors already offer them standard in the higher trim packages.
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