id like to get some beastly brakes on this thing considering i like to do the off-road through mud quite a bit, and the breaks are garbage lol. anyone seen anything for the new 6 i?
already did complete ceramic change out but i want something better
I'm going with a big fat "huh"?? here . . . what do you mean that the brakes are garbage?
The mazda 6 has the best brakes in-class . . . it's not a jeep wrangler, so we're talking from a 25mph stop, not off-roading. If there is anything on the car that's deficient stock and might not be acceptable under poor conditions (bad roads, dirt roads . . . ) it's the tires, which *ARE* garbage, even on pristine surfaces.
If it's brakes you're looking at fixing, you'll need to move up to motocross pads-- hawk HP are ONLY as good as the OE pads (read: the stock pads are pretty good) but if you're using it like a rubicon, this will make low-speed braking worse, as they're intended for high-speed deceleration.
BBKs also exist (somewhat new) <- Along the lines of what MrTea was talking about, but that's not going to do much if you're taking the vehicle mud-bogging.
Now that I think about it, an OME lift and some mud tires would rock . . . but that's another topic entirely.
Ernie, I agree! The brakes on this thing seem very tight, controlled, and no freeplay, unlike many other cars available. I always look for a tight, no slop brake pedal. On the Jetta I had before this, I had to spend some $$ to get a pedal that did not feel as good as this. I did improve the Jetta some. In stock form, it felt like a ruler sticking out of a can of oatmeal.
i went from an RX-8 to my M6 so i may be a bit spoiled haha, but i do think it could be a bit better.. i mean i have Michelins so i don't know were to go from there lol
i do love the rally look and i actually use it like its one ( i know not even close to a rally car blah blah blah) so im actually interested in mud tires and a bit of a lift- just for some clearance. if you have info on that id be pretty grateful