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Are there aftermarket drilled or slotted rotots available yet for the 3? I'm not finding them. I'm looking for brembo or another quality rotor. Thanks!!!
 

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I was sure I save some cross drilled and slotted rotors, but they were like $600

I'll see if I can find them and post the link.

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Why would you want cross-drilled and slotted rotors? Are the stock rotors causing brake-fade? They are huge for the Mazda3's vehicle size.
 

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more for cosmetics. The stocks work great, no complaints. Those big wheels look a little bland with plain old rotors behind them that's all.
 

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but is it really necessary?

if its truly a cosmetic thing, then you can just paint your OEM rotors and calipers.
 

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I've seen alot of painted calipers and etc. and most of the time it looks like poo! It'd be nice to see 4 bright red Brembo calipers staring at you. Most things people do to cars aren't necessary (like putting a 3 foot tall spoiler on a rusted out Civic, l.e.d. lights,Z rated tires...). I just want to dress it up a bit, tastefully. I know I could buy a can of rust-oleum, but c'mon, how nice does that really look?
 

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When they do come out, avoid cross-drilled and go for the slotted. You'll get the same benefits of de-gassing with both, but the rotors are large enough on the MZ3 for some serious track/mountain abuse so the cooling you'd get from cross-drills wouldn't be neccessary. Also, from my experience with cross-drills, they're noisy when braking from high speed, and they're prone to crack around the holes (just ask any old-school 911 Turbo owner).
 

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flipped cracker said:
nerotiX said:
if its truly a cosmetic thing, then you can just paint your OEM rotors and calipers.
paint the rotors? :shock:
Yea, the really gaudy ones paint the rim and hub of their rotors.
 

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anyway, about aftermarket rotors... you just have to find the right size and lug pattern. they probably exist, they just wouldn't be labelled as being for a mazda 3.
 

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flipped cracker said:
that's crazy expensive. i've gotten brembo rotors for cheaper than that.
Thats about right for 4 rotors and pads. I'd get it if I need new rotors.

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I'm going to look at the RX-8 and 6 mounting areas. Hopefully they Mazda will be like the rest of the world and use the same brackets for all of the cars. You never know until you look.

Case in point. My 300ZX has Skyline R34 brakes on it. Car stops very well now.
 

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Not sure of the actual rotor diameter, but the lugs are 4x100mm I believe. I never thought about just using any rotor with the right lug pattern. This may be silly, but does every application use a different thickness, depending on what caliper setup I have? If not, then problem solved :D
 

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LOL fire76. I don't think it's forgetfulness, just laziness. Kinda cool to have though. Think about it. The last thing I guy wants is a female nagging at him on how to drive. Yet it's always a female voice on the Nav. systems.
 

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fire76 said:
Not sure of the actual rotor diameter, but the lugs are 4x100mm I believe. I never thought about just using any rotor with the right lug pattern. This may be silly, but does every application use a different thickness, depending on what caliper setup I have? If not, then problem solved :D
depends on the caliper size, and the backspacing for proper rotor placement in the caliper. Sort of like offset for wheels.
 
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