12 hours ago in Articles
All-wheel drive, turbo power and a Q-ship’s stealth.
I can't seem to find any upgraded rotors for the rear of the Mazda5. Everybody and their dog makes stuff for the fronts (being the same as the 3), but for some reason I can't find any upgrades for the rears (which are larger than the 3). To be fair, I haven't contacted any Mazda-specialist parts dealers (because Racing Beat and FM are the only ones I know of...)
TireRack lists CryoStop plain and Stoptech slotted rotors as options. What sort of rotor are you looking for?
In reply to steronz:
Thanks, I never think to check Tire Rack for brakes.
I found that Power Stop (my preferred upgrades) has the drilled/slotted/zinced upgrades for the fronts, rears, and as a kit. For some reason Summit and Rock Auto are only showing the fronts. The whole kit is part # K4494.
Watch what you do to the brake bias. My 5 is pretty evenly balanced and I can imagine the rear passing me if i used the brakes in a turn if there was more rear bias.
I have a 2008 Mazda 3s (2.3 liter) with an OEM big brake kit (Mazdaspeed 3 front/Mazda 5 rear) and wondering the same thing: Are there any higher quality rotors out there for the rear of the Mazda 5?
BTW any Mazda/Mazdaspeed 3 guys with the same rear upgrades could be looking too.
In reply to wildfrisco:
PowerStop makes the upgraded rear Mazda5 brakes. I really liked them.
Corksport? They have lots of fun Mazda things.
Keep in mind that the Mz5 is based on the Ford C1 (Focus) platform--so is the Volvo C30/C70 (along with the various Mazdas etc.)
Javelin wrote: In reply to wildfrisco: PowerStop makes the upgraded rear Mazda5 brakes. I really liked them.
I have 12,500miles on mine; really good brakes.
1 day ago in News
Gearhead heaven? We think it looks something like this.
4 days ago in News
Gates open this Friday for the Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta.
6 days ago in News
It's a pro race team part out.
Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!Learn More