Big brake upgrade (similar to brembo)

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what set up is that? Please lmk. Love the wheels. Why you tease me this way 😢😀 lol
Tires are Falken Azeni FK510, 265/40/21, so wheels are definitely 21s. The rims look like HRE P111SC, which are monoblock wheels forged from 6061-T6 forged aluminum. I've never seen HREs with that centercap, which appears to say NEO or NSD or something along those lines. The finish also appears to be quite inconsistent, with it looking like rose gold in some areas and satin silver in others. It may just be the lighting, but I doubt it. There's a chance that these are replicas.

Not sure on brand of rotors, but they look legit (albeit way too aggressive for street use, probably). Calipers are not Brembo - if you look closely you'll see that they are just Brembo caliper covers.

In any event, the entire setup does look great! All it's missing IMO is a 1.5" drop.
 
Tires are Falken Azeni FK510, 265/40/21, so wheels are definitely 21s. The rims look like HRE P111SC, which are monoblock wheels forged from 6061-T6 forged aluminum. I've never seen HREs with that centercap, which appears to say NEO or NSD or something along those lines. The finish also appears to be quite inconsistent, with it looking like rose gold in some areas and satin silver in others. It may just be the lighting, but I doubt it. There's a chance that these are replicas.

Not sure on brand of rotors, but they look legit (albeit way too aggressive for street use, probably). Calipers are not Brembo - if you look closely you'll see that they are just Brembo caliper covers.

In any event, the entire setup does look great! All it's missing IMO is a 1.5" drop.
Thanks for the information. You have a good eye. The member did reply to me and sent me pics. I’m not interested in his wheels though they are nice. They are NES forged 21” wheels he stated.
mad for the calipers I am highly interested in that. Do not want any cover but actual calipers.
he sent me a pic of the and the mm he used. Know noting about that but I’ll try to copy the pic on my tread here. Hope the gentleman doesn’t mind
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they look like legit calipers from what what he sent me. He said no special brackets are necessary. I’m ready to buy A pair if I can get the correct configurations. Mazda should offer this option as an upgrade if anything. If not when I have more time I’ll contact Brembo to see if they can help me
 

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I'll recant my previous statement about the Brembos not being real. Something about them looked a bit off, but it's not like I have a ton of experience with BBKs to really know what I'm talking about 🤣

Keep us posted on what Brembo says, and whether you can get a parts listing and price breakdown.
 
This will be an interesting thread to follow-up especially given the brake-fade issues reported in another thread.

That probably isn't an issue for most everyday driving, but I do plan on making frequent trips to Lake Tahoe so, if I do get the CX-9, it'll be nice to know if there are some brake upgrade options.
 
I'll recant my previous statement about the Brembos not being real. Something about them looked a bit off, but it's not like I have a ton of experience with BBKs to really know what I'm talking about 🤣

Keep us posted on what Brembo says, and whether you can get a parts listing and price breakdown.
Definitely will keep you updated on all once I find out. This is so in my plans on getting this done to my cx9
 
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Reviving this thread to see if Hhova29 was able to get in touch with Brembo and see what the results of that conversation might have been? I'm now in the hunt for bigger brakes as mine seem to fade every time I go to the mountains (it's happened 3 out of 3 times recently), although it drives perfectly in the lowlands. For me, it's just about ensuring my family's safety. For the record, the brakes have been checked (both by me and the dealer) and are fine, pads have a ton of life left (+55%) and the system seems to operate fine most of the time. I've contacted Wilwood as well, to see what they can offer and I'm waiting to hear back.
 
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"...[brakes] fade every time I go to the mountains...."

1--downshift the engine...I know, not a lot of engine braking from out little 2.5L, but it's a help,
2--upgrade to brake pads with a higher temperature rating. (Be vary wary of the water content of the brake fluid in the car. Flush & renew the fluid every two years if you'll be in this high brake heat situation. Moisture in the brake fluid will flash to steam under extreme heat, your pedal goes to the floor, and you may crash.)
 
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2016 CX-5AWD GT+Tech/ 2018 CX-9AWD GT
"...[brakes] fade every time I go to the mountains...."

1--downshift the engine...I know, not a lot of engine braking from out little 2.5L, but it's a help,
2--upgrade to brake pads with a higher temperature rating. (Be vary wary of the water content of the brake fluid in the car. Flush & renew the fluid every two years if you'll be in this high brake heat situation. Moisture in the brake fluid will flash to steam under extreme heat, your pedal goes to the floor, and you may crash.)
You're right on both counts.
  • I do #1 all the time.
  • Re #2, I've had the dealer check the fluid/pads, but it may be worth changing the pads myself to a more aggressive compound and flushing the fluid no matter how good it looks. At the least, that would eliminate those areas as potential failure points.
 
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