Correct, but the calipers are different. Mazdaspeed6 brakes fit too, they are even larger than the 2006+ brakes, too big IMO unless you are just looking to fill up the wheel, have too much money, or are in need of something bigger from a motorsports standpoint.So the msp rear brakes are the same size as the mazda 6? What about the mazdaspeed 6 brakes? Will they fit or no? I'm really not happy with the stopping power but I'm pretty sure my rear brake situation doesn't help any. Would I be better off going with the mazda 6 or msp rear brakes?
I would be VERY jealous if you came home with MZ6 wheels, I've been trying to find a set for cheap.headin to a junkyard this week to pick up some calipers (may see if i can snag mz6 rims too) thanks to forzwin for all the great info!
Sure, I don't believe there is any difference in the backspacing. Are you really going to have your rotors re-drilled everytime they need replacement? I mean, I guess that is cheaper that buying new wheels and such. BTW, LOVE your car! I've always loved that color and it looks great with the MSP bodywork.Do you guys think that it will work in a 4-Lug taking the front disks to a machine shop?
I spent almost 3,000$ in wheels and tires this past month so is late to do a 5lug swap. I really want to do this upgrade. A friend of mine has a machine shop so drilling the discs every time a new set is mounted will not be a problem...Sure, I don't believe there is any difference in the backspacing. Are you really going to have your rotors re-drilled everytime they need replacement? I mean, I guess that is cheaper that buying new wheels and such. BTW, LOVE your car! I've always loved that color and it looks great with the MSP bodywork.
from a 2008...and drilled & slotted cause I think they look cool B^) had a lot of stress lately and I want something neat hahaOh snap! They even gave you the brackets? Mine didn't come with the e-brake brackets so I'm having to make my own. What year mz6 did they come off of? I should have my brackets finished tonight. Why the cross-drilled/slotted rotors?
Oh ok...Yeah then that would need some modification...The only difference i noticed with MSP and stock P5 rear calipers was them being a little bigger, and also needing one of those little discs to turn the pistons in...rather than the stock rear calipers having an allen screw in the back to pull the piston in (that is actually what seized and ruined the stock caliper in the first place)...@ Installshield 2: Good stuff about the mazda6 rear pads being compatible in the msp! The 626 front calipers that PG sold you are the same as the MSP calipers. The MSP rear caliper is a bolt on affair, but they can be harder to find now and typically are pricey. The emergency brake lever on the mz6 caliper is completely different as it pulls up/down where as the msp caliper is in/out. Because of this you will need to get crafty with the brake lines. As of right now its looking like more trouble than its worth for most. For me though, I have $40 invested in both rear calipers, if I need to make an adapter bracket, and extend some cables, so be it.