Shop Mazda RX8 Replacement Brakes
Mazda creates vehicles which are made to ensure high performance, which means the RX8 just won't deliver as intended without the best high-performance auto parts. It's not surprising that smart vehicle owners are in the know about how to supercharge the raw performance of their Mazda RX8 by putting in high-performance parts. Performance-oriented sets of wheels, such as your racy Mazda RX8, are made to be used past their tolerance, and afterwards given proper repairs. For numerous years the rock-solid design of Mazda vehicles has been the poster child of muscle and craftsmanship. Because you have a well made stylish vehicle with a great reputation, you're after a Mazda. Your fine Mazda was manufactured with the highest quality and craftsmanship; it should have new replacement or OEM parts of a similar top level of value. Disasters are sometimes a part of owning a car, but drivers can minimize the chance of falling prey to a catastrophe just by installing and maintaining your safety components like lights or brakes. Mazda builds safe cars, but remember it's the driver's responsibility to make sure that all needed safety equipment is installed and in good repair. Even if the brakes diminish in performance when damp, modern Mazda RX8 Brakes rebound rapidly. Each part of the Mazda RX8 Brakes is required to enable braking; if any element needs repair, it's critical to take care of it quickly using dependable aftermarket parts. Mazda RX8 Brakes need to be routinely tested as they are designed to wear out and have to be of top importance for normal servicing. Whether you drive a classic roadster or everyday Detroit metal, we have the accessories you need right here. Your Mazda is a lifestyle choice that you can enhance with only the best parts and accessories. If you want the most service out of your vehicle, remember that quality parts are part of great performance - PartsGeek.com carries those parts.
We stock these Brakes brands for the Mazda RX8: CentricEBCAkebonoPower StopAPIDIY SolutionsDynamic Friction
Research on Brakes for Mazda RX8
Mazda always set itself apart from the competition by building true sports cars with lightweight rotary engines. The RX8 was one of these models, and it is the only one with a four-door configuration, providing reverse-opening rear access doors and an accommodating backseat. Sold from 2004-11, the RX8 didn't change much during its run. The heart of the Mazda RX-8 is a 1.3-liter rotary engine with a 9,000-rpm redline. That is, if you can find one with the six speed manual transmission. The available six-speed automatic was limited to 7,500 rpm, yielding about 10 percent less horsepower. With either transmission, torque from the rotary engine is very modest, and shoppers should note that this engine is known for over consumption of oil and poor fuel economy. Still, with its perfectly balanced weight distribution, sharp steering and athletic 3,000-pound curb weight, the rear-wheel-drive RX-8 is one of the best-handling cars ever made.
Whether you're approaching a red light or driving in rush hour traffic, you depend on your brakes to bring you to a safe stop. But there is more to it than simply stepping on the pedal.
How do brake pads work?
The brake pedal pushes a plunger in your vehicle's master cylinder, displacing the brake fluid inside, and forcing the brake fluid into the brake lines and down to the brake calipers. The brake fluid causes the caliper to squeeze the brake pads to the rotor surface, which slows and ultimately stops the wheel from turning, bringing your car to a safe stop. Because brake pads and rotors play such a crucial role in bringing your vehicle to a safe stop, you don't want to skimp when it comes to replacing them. Like most replacement and performance parts, there are several high-performance options available when choosing new brake pads and rotors.
When is the right time to replace your brakes?
Look through the wheels at the brake pads to see how much of the pad is left. Less than a ¼ inch, and they should be replaced. Another way to tell is to listen while braking. A high pitch squeal indicates worn brake pads. This noise is created by metal piece in the brake pad called a shim. When the pad is worn, the shim is exposed and rubs against the rotor, creating the noise.
If you hear metal on metal grinding during braking, your brake pads are probably completely worn down and beginning to wear away at the brake rotor. This will require replacement of both the brakes pads and rotors. If you experience brake pedal vibration during braking, your brake pads are not making even contact with the brake rotor
What is the Mazda RX8 brakes replacement cost?
PartsGeek has plenty of replacement brake options for the Mazda RX8. Centric rotors cost $23.08 for the rear and $49.33 for the front. EBC brake pad sets go for $35.72 at the rear and $59.68 in the front. A1 Cardone brake boosters are priced at $80.33, and their master cylinders range from $63.33 to $133.33.
Brakes available for the following Mazda RX8 years: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04. This part is also sometimes called Mazda RX8 Brake. We stock brakes parts for most Mazda models including 3, 6, Miata, CX9, CX5, RX7, 5, Tribute, CX7, Protege, MPV, Protege5, 626, MX5 Miata, Millenia, 3 Sport, 2, B2300, B2200, B2600, B4000, B3000, B2000, MX3, CX-3, MX6, B2500, 929, Navajo, 323, Rotary Pickup, GLC, B1600, RX2, RX4, RX3, 1200, R100, Cosmo and 808.