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Recommendation for Brakes and rotors for a 2015 Mazda 6 Touring

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I was at the Mazda Dealer yesterday for a oil change, The tech said that my front pads were at 3mm and the rear at 4mm. suggested to replaced pads. The dealer wanted $303 for front and $303 for rear, not including rotors. I declined. My car has 110,000 miles. I had all 4 rotors resurfaced and new brake pads installed about 4 years ago. Any recommendations on what rotors and pads to buy. How much should this complete job cost, should I do OEM or aftermarket ?
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Centric Rotors and Z23 pads. Under $400 though. The search field will yield a shit ton of recent posts on this and even one that has links where to buy. Actually, that post is in my signature.
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I'd go larger rotors if I'd do it again at least with better pads...
If you read my Z23 pad review thread (in my sig), youd change your mind.

IMHO linearity wins and the Z23s deliver in that regard.
This. Even after getting coolant on my tires and rotors, and thusly the pads, they only required a little more pressure to burn it off after about an hours worth of driving, they were back to normal.
So I'm looking to replace the rotors on my 2015 Touring/GS, do you guys have a stronger recommendation out of the following three Centric rotors available from RockAuto?

C-TEK 12145096/12145085
Semi-Coated 12045084/12045085
GCX Elemental Protection; Fully Coated 32045084F/32045085F
Ive already said the 120 Series.
Thanks for the added confidence with the 120 series. They are just more expensive than the 320 series on RockAuto at the moment, hence why I brought up the question.
Not when they last as long as they are for me, read my Z23 pad review.
Thanks again, I revisited your Z23 pad review post.

On the other hand, any recommendation/comments with brake calipers for future reference? Centric makes remanufactured uncoated ones, whereas Ultra-Power makes new and coated ones. I believe Centric is part of Stoptech which is good, and I lean towards getting ones from them. I also used Powerstop's calipers in another vehicle, but they don't make calipers for our Mazda6. My understanding is that coated calipers are the preferable ones to go with.
I have no issue with the stock calipers. If anything, id just rebuild them, or get the CX-9 calipers.
Interesting, the CX-9 calipers are direct bolt-on for the fronts?
Yes, you just need new rotors obvs.
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They are CX-9 calipers, why would you think youd need 6 rotors if i told you youd need new ones?
Yes, if you put CX-9 calipers on the car, youd need CX-9 pads and rotors too.
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correct that to balance the setup?
You cant and dont need to. The ABS system does it.
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