CorkSport Big Brake calipers provide the ultimate in stopping power for your Mazda. Crafted from extremely lightweight billet aluminum, the CorkSport calipers use an opposed piston design that is fixed to provide greatly improved pad wear, and caliper rigidity over the OEM design. At just over 7lbs, the aluminum CorkSport Big Brake Kit shaves almost 8lbs of unsprung weight off each corner of your Mazda, all while adding more stopping power and a much better pedal feel. Available in 3 anodized colors, this brake system includes everything you need to easily upgrade your stock braking system and includes: High strength steel brackets, calipers, stainless steel braided front brake lines, brake pads and all necessary hardware. Just install and go, no searching for extra parts or ordering additional items. Fits 2004-2013 Mazda 3 and Mazdaspeed 3 with the use of OEM sized Mazdaspeed 3 rotors. With aluminum pistons, dual high temperature O-rings instead of fragile dustboots, the CorkSport Big Brake Calipers are perfect for daily driving, spirited runs in the mountains or track day fun.
The CorkSport Advantage:
Superior Construction: Crafted from billet aluminum and made to last with durable components
Longevity: With dual O-rings far away from the brake pads these calipers are able to handle much more abuse than typical dust boot equipped calipers.
Lightweight: At just over 7lbs a side, this kit saves almost 8lbs of unsprung weight per corner!
Cost Effective: We kept the cost lower by replacing just the Front Calipers, which have the most stopping power.
Versatile: Designed around a popular brake pad style (Hawk #HB700), you can use almost any brake pad compound available on the market.
Available in Three Colors: Choose from Black, Red or Blue in a durable anodized finish
Ease of Use: With simple hand tools you can change brake pads in minutes and with full rebuildability you can be back to factory fresh brakes in no time.
CorkSport Service and Support: Receive full color installation instructions, all of the needed installation hardware, and knowledgeable telephone support.
Note: Track use and/or extreme heat can fade the anodization resulting in a silver/gold finish. This does not affect performance of the brake kit.
**New or resurfaced rotors are strongly recommended with the installation of this product**
**Mazda 3 Installation requires the rotors to be upgraded to Mazdaspeed 3 Rotors**
**Requires 5mm spacers when the caliper kit is installed on stock Mazdaspeed 3 wheels**
Watch a Full Install Video and How to Bleed Your Brakes Below
How To Install Your CorkSport Mazdaspeed3 Caliper Upgrade Kit
It will take you three hours to install the CorkSport Caliper Upgrade Kit with our easy-to-use instructions.
3 Hour Install Time
I bought This Caliper kit for my 2011 MS3 about 5 yrs ago...... I driven over 120KM around 70,000 miles, no problems still look great, except it will be time to change the pads soon!! I sort of remember hearing the pads are from a Subi WRX?? is that right?? what yrs....etc etc. I would want the original pads...they worked very well!!
Frank04/17/2018, 10:35 AM
Just got these installed with new stock rotors, I ordered black because I didn't want to look too racy. I have a twinge of regret not going for the red or blue because they look so good but the black looks classy under the stock alloy Speed3 wheels.
I only have a few quick miles on them, so far though they feel really good. I previously was using Hawk HPS blue pads which had a somewhat aggressive bite to them compared to the pads in this kit. The CS pads don't feel as aggressive but maybe that'll change as I break in the new setup.
Compliments from the service techs who installed them, thanks for a great product CS!
Sean McLeod06/21/2017, 08:09 PM
Before purchasing these I have a question maybe yous could answer. With the stock brakes and brake pads I get an extreme amount of brake dust surrounding my two from wheels. With the installation of these, will it decrease the brake dust dramatically so I don't have to constantly clean my wheels?
Michael Fulmer08/30/2015, 10:35 AM
Will it fit on mazda3 2004 (BK3P , No mazda speed)? I live in Japan.I own mazda3 of japanese model.
CorkSport Reply:Please check our FAQ for an answer to your question.
Hiro12/13/2014, 12:03 AM
They weren't as impressive as i hoped at the track. Ended up selling them two days after purchased when it only shaved about one second on the track. Also decided they weren't keeping once you realize how STUPID your car looks with only the front set and i mean really stupid. They should at least offer a rear kit for appearance sake.
Inb4 this gets deleted because of the poor review
>>>CorkSport Reply: Matthew did you use a track set of brake pads with the kit? The brake pads included are for the street/autox not the track.
Matthew11/19/2014, 10:08 PM
could you compare the included pads vs the other corksport ones listed on your site?
Mike06/11/2014, 11:22 AM
Currently driving a 08 Mazda3 S. MS3 rotors are required for this kit, but is the full MS3 brake conversion necessary? Can I just slap some MS3 rotors on and the bracket will fit to correct size?
CorkSport Reply: It only requires a Mazdaspeed 3 Rotor to work with a standard Mazda 3. Nothing else required.
Collin04/26/2014, 05:31 PM
Will fit bolt-on on MS3 2013 ?
CorkSport Reply: Yes
Mick04/20/2014, 06:29 PM
Will these fit a 2010 mazda 3 2.5 with the 17 inch wheels?
Zach04/18/2014, 04:34 PM
Will these fit the stock rotors?
CorkSport Reply: The kit works with stock Mazdaspeed 3 Rotors.
Vince03/23/2014, 10:09 AM
Will this kit work well with any type of rotors?
Ley03/21/2014, 04:03 PM
So I have few question regarding these calipers. I own a 2011 Mazda 3 2.5L hatchback, and from what I've seen going through these question is that the calipers only fit on a regurlar mazdaspeed 3. Would the caliper fit on these after market rotors: outer 280mm, height 40.9mm, hub reg 71.7mm, bolt size 13.7mm, bolt circle 5 x 114.3mm.
Mario03/18/2014, 08:33 AM
Will these work for the rears as well? because its stupid that you only offer 2 for the front making your car look stupid as hell after an install.
CorkSport Reply: The primary purpose of the kit was to improve performance at a good cost, the rears make only a minimal improvement in stopping and the cost would double. In other words, we will not be offering a rear kit.
Matthew Cusanelli03/12/2014, 11:08 PM
Hello, Any news yet on the release date for the Ms6?
Ali03/12/2014, 10:42 AM
Hello, Any news yet on the release date for the Ms6?
Ali03/12/2014, 10:42 AM
Are there any certificates for the german TüV?
CorkSport Reply: They are not certified for German TüV.
Alex03/12/2014, 01:20 AM
Are these for all 4 corners or just the fronts?
CorkSport Reply: They are just for the fronts.
Mike West01/28/2014, 03:59 PM
What type of brake pads come with these calipers?
CorkSport Reply:It is a street performance brake pad.
David Ferron01/27/2014, 09:37 AM
What type of brake pads do these come with?
David Ferron01/27/2014, 09:36 AM
Do these fit a stock mazda 3 2013 sedan?
If you have large enough wheels and you install them with Mazdaspeed 3 rotors yes. Check out the wheel template in the product listing to confirm if they fit with your wheels.
Alan01/19/2014, 12:49 AM
Will you be offering different colors or as a custom order perhaps in the future?
CorkSport Reply:We only have the 3 colors available. Custom colors are not an option currently.
Neel01/12/2014, 02:59 PM
Have you guys tried to put speed rotors on the CX-5 because I run 20" wheels, and would love to have larger brakes (for looks and my heavier larger wheels) and would want this brake kit for improved stopping and aesthetic.
CorkSport Reply:The kit is different. Submit a product request to let our engineers this is something you would like to see being made. http://www.corksport.com/product-ideas.html
Christopher Harris01/09/2014, 01:31 PM
Does the traction control and abs still work
CorkSport Reply:Yes. The caliper kit does not affect the wheel speed sensors.
Neil Brosious01/07/2014, 08:10 PM
calipers work with factory rotors?
CorkSport Reply:Yes the kit works with factory sized Mazdaspeed 3 rotors.
David12/26/2013, 05:31 PM
Hope you will have one for 2014 6 grand touring real soon!
Tom Tsai12/22/2013, 09:34 AM
will there be a set for the rear?
Alexander Michalides12/12/2013, 02:31 PM
Does this come with braided brake line or rubber ones?
CorkSport Reply:The lines are steel braided.
Chris12/02/2013, 11:45 PM
will they fit in 17x9j 45 offset enkei rpf1?
CorkSport Reply:Download and try the wheel template in the listing above.
Kyle12/02/2013, 03:58 PM
What would I have to do to make this set work in the back as well?
And if it wont work, What would i have to pay to get one made for my back wheels?
I understand that the braking is front biased but I really like the look and weight saving aspects of your calipers and the only thing holding me back from buying them is I can't have a matching set on the back.
Marc Hayes12/01/2013, 04:35 PM
will it fit 2014 mazda 6?
CorkSport Reply:It will not. We are going to take a look in the future to see what we can do about getting one going.
Joey11/19/2013, 11:37 PM
Hi will my current mazdaspeed rims fit these? I have a 07 with ms3 rims
CorkSport Reply:They will fit.
Josh Mac11/09/2013, 03:38 PM
Are these calipers mono block design or a sandwiched deal?
CorkSport Reply:They are not a Monoblock caliper.
Johnathan Mensching11/08/2013, 06:59 PM
does it fit 2013 mazdaspe3?
Felix11/04/2013, 04:52 PM
Where is the option for blue calipers?
CorkSport Reply:We have sold out of blue, they will be back in stock later this week.
Hal10/23/2013, 10:04 AM
so I read a post earlier, these can fit the rear, or will you be making them for the rear also some time in the future been looking for this product no less and would like custom rear set up. thanks
CorkSport Reply:The kit does not fit the rear
Redleg10/17/2013, 08:27 PM
Great product. I was just wondering what compound pads does the kit come with? Looking into doing some autocross and I want to know if I need to change out the pads or if the ones in the kit are good enough. I know that they are HB700 but are they HPS or HP plus
CorkSport Reply:The pads in the kit are a performance street pad and should be fine for Autocross. We do not recommend them for open track days or driving schools.
Ernesto De La Cruz10/14/2013, 08:38 PM
With the increased braking power up front, is it necessary to adjust the proportion of the braking forces between front and rear after the upgrade?
CorkSport Reply:We have done testing and a bias adjustment is not required.
Hleonard10/11/2013, 08:25 AM
When will the speed 6 big brake kit be available? Or will these fit?
CorkSport Reply:This kit is only for the Mazdaspeed 3. The Mazdaspeed 6 kit is still in the works with no ETA yet.
David10/01/2013, 01:58 AM
are tr wrx pads bigger than ms3 stock pad?
Sam09/26/2013, 01:18 PM
Does "1" mean I get a set of 2 or is it $799 for 1 actual caliper?
CorkSport Reply:The kit for $799 includes a left and right caliper along with the brackets, mounting hardware,, brake pads, and brake lines.
John S09/26/2013, 07:09 AM
Will these fit with the stock gen 1 wheels? what is the clearance needed for the calipers?
CorkSport Reply:They fit with Gen 1 stock wheels.
Stephen09/25/2013, 09:16 PM
how many piston r stock brake?
CorkSport Reply: 1
Honming Wong09/25/2013, 04:14 PM
how many piston r on this brakes
CorkSport Reply:The calipers are a 4 piston type.
Honming Wong09/24/2013, 08:10 PM
You will get improved performance and feel in braking with this BBK. Brake dust on front wheels was a lot less than OEM pads. I recommended complete brakes upgrade: BBK, F/R Stoptech slotted rotors, Corksport rear brake pads, and rear ss lines.
Keith09/20/2013, 03:40 PM
I was wondering if this big brake kit upgrade will also fit on the rear as well
CorkSport Reply:Anything is possible with some ingenuity. The kit is not available is a rear fitment as it comes.
Todd Ackerman09/18/2013, 09:20 AM
Where can we get replacement pads?
CorkSport Reply:Replacement pads are available, the caliper uses the same pad as the TR WRX.
ROMAN09/17/2013, 12:19 AM
Regarding this brake caliper I have 2006 Mazda 3 2.0l and its instructing me to purchase mazdaspeed 3 rotors....my question is could I purchase the DBA 4000 rotors and use those, (i havr speed3 rims) And also how good are they? Thanks
CorkSport Reply:The DBA rotors are a great product and would work fine with our caliper kit.
Jon Velasco09/05/2013, 11:50 PM
Just wondering about fitment issues when running 19x8.5 wheels. Any clearance issues there? Will spacers be required? Have the TSW Nurburgring wheels
CorkSport Reply: Print out the template on the product page above and try it in your wheel.
Neel08/29/2013, 04:09 PM
I would like to second this comment ::::: "You should make a full 4 wheel brake upgrade kit. It should increase the rear brake rotor size to the same size fronts, for better stopping power. And the kit should also include your choice of regular rotors, slotted rotors, drilled rotors, or slotted-drilled rotors. I would buy that. "
Johnny08/26/2013, 07:57 PM
Will these fit a 2012 Skyactiv?
CorkSport Reply:With Mazdaspeed 3 rotors yes.
Drew08/15/2013, 05:03 PM
will brake pads be included with the kit or will they need to be purchased seperate
CorkSport Reply:Pads are included with the kit.
Kyle08/13/2013, 10:11 AM
do your guys' corksport pads fit these calipers as well? Looking to have a one stop shop kinda thing. Or is it ONLY 2006 WRX TR size pads?
CorkSport Reply:The only pad which fits is the 2006 WRX TR size pad.
Damien Huitron08/10/2013, 07:49 PM
Looks like an amazing product. Would you recommend buying a set for front AND back, or is that just overkill?
CorkSport Reply:The majority of the brake load is taken by the front. The rear stock brakes are more than enough unless you are endurance racing.
Jeremy08/06/2013, 09:57 PM
You should make a full 4 wheel brake upgrade kit. It should increase the rear brake rotor size to the same size fronts, for better stopping power. And the kit should also include your choice of regular rotors, slotted rotors, drilled rotors, or slotted-drilled rotors. I would buy that.
Dylan Wang08/02/2013, 03:01 AM
are these 4 piston?
CorkSport Reply:Yes they are.
Mike07/29/2013, 08:56 AM
will these work with the stock wheels ?
CorkSport Reply:The kit will work with stock Mazdaspeed 3 wheels.
Jay07/27/2013, 09:14 AM
for the price i'd love to buy a set! any idea if these will fit volvo C30's ? i know we can do an upgrade to ms3 brakes so i wouldnt see why not
CorkSport Reply: If you can use the Mazdaspeed 3 brake then these would fit when installed with the Mazdaspeed 3 rotors.
Chris07/17/2013, 04:30 PM
To reply to Dennis, there are many companies that sell paint for your calipers to match the color of whatever ones you decide to get. If you go with a good product (aka not the cheapest paint on the shelf) that will help with rust on your calipers. and the reason your brakes are squealing is because you most likely have semi metallic brake pads which will squeal.
Mark Goodrich07/17/2013, 12:28 PM
Nice product! Will you make a kit for the MS6?
CorkSport Reply:We are looking into making a kit for the MS6.
Patrick07/15/2013, 10:33 PM
Will these fit on only the mazda 3 or will they work on the newer mazda 6? 2014?
CorkSport Reply:The kit is only for the Mazda 3/Mazdaspeed 3 for now.
John07/14/2013, 02:14 PM
Does CorkSport intend to do any comparitive brake analysis between these and stock? I would love to see if they stop shorter than stock and by how much. Thanks for continuing to deliver great parts for our beloved platform!
RK07/14/2013, 05:34 AM
Will these fit with the stock Mazda 3 16" rims?
CorkSport Reply:Print off the template at the link below and try it in one of your wheels.
Will these also work with the stop tech rotors you guys sell?
CorkSport Reply: They will work great with the Stoptech Rotors.
Kyle Brown07/10/2013, 07:09 PM
Will Corksport even consider offering a rear caliper upgrade over stock? I understand that most of the braking is front biased, but I would like to have a matching set of calipers even if the rear set is only a stock replacement. I "hate" the stock brakes on my 2006 mazda 3 hatchback. They build up with a rust residue everytime it rains! I made a mistake and replaced them with the best rotors and pads that Autozone had to offer. Needless to say... don't waste your time or money on the autozone parts.... "THEY ARE TOTAL CRAP!!!"(did I mention the embarrassing god awful squeal each time the brakes get wet?) I should have spent the extra money on the cross drilled rotors and Hawk pads even though I didn't want to put nice rotors on the rusty stock calipers.
Dennis07/08/2013, 11:40 PM
My car only has 4600 miles on it, do you still recommend resurfaced or new rotors?
CorkSport Reply: Yes we do, this is needed to bed the new pads.
Yousuf Zuberi07/08/2013, 12:39 AM
So I understand the car is front biased, but doesn't the car look funny with really nice calipers on the front and stock calipers on the back? Especially if I bought them in red.
CorkSport Reply:You can always paint your rear calipers red....
John07/06/2013, 05:19 AM
Will these fit with the stock speed3 rims ?
CorkSport Reply: Yes they will.
WILL CHOINIERE07/04/2013, 01:29 PM
Great!! I have RacingBrake rotors which are much lighter than stock. I would love these calipers; need to know: what pad do they use? I would want to immediately go to EBC, Performance Friction, or Hawk.
CorkSport Reply:The calipers use the same pads as the 2006 WRX TR.
Brett07/03/2013, 12:56 PM
how can your rate somthing you dont even have "FAIL", CS makes top notch products and this kit is the best priced on the market. Ther is no need for a Rear Kit this is a front brake biased car. The mustang 5.0 has floating calipers in the rear as well, O I guess thats a fail to rite. befor you come on here and leave bad reviews buy the part first.
Joe06/28/2013, 09:29 AM
Front brake only??? no 4 wheel disc kit??
CorkSport Reply: We wanted to off a sub $1000 brake kit. On the Mazdaspeed 3 most of the brake bias is towards the front of the car so a good set of brake pads for the rear will do a great job.
Michael06/27/2013, 01:56 PM
Front wheel only?
CorkSport Reply: The kit is only for the front brake.
We recommend using the wheel template at the link below to confirm wheel fitment. Each wheel is different and the only way to know for sure is to try it with the template before you install the kit.
Does this kit include only 2 front calipers or calipers for all 4 corners of the car? And are the calipers all 4 piston calipers? If this kit includes only 2 calipers can I buy 2 of these kits so I can have corksport big brakes on the front and rear of the car
Asked by Ben Kuper | 11/14/2017, 05:07 AM | 1 answer(s)
This is only for the front...
They would not work for the rear due to the design of the rear brake. It has the parking brake integrated into it. We do not offer a kit for the rear.
Answered by Brett White - CorkSport | 11/15/2017, 01:39 PM
Do these calipers use a different type of brake pad or is it the same type the stock calipers use? (The one with metal hooks on the top and bottom of the pad with the clips for the piston side. Thanks.)
Asked by Dave Harris | 10/31/2017, 11:37 AM | 1 answer(s)
It uses its own pads, the OEMs are no longer used.
Answered by Brett White - CorkSport | 11/01/2017, 04:37 PM
You posted in 2013 that these use the TR WRX spec pads now you say Mazdaspeed 3 spec pads work. Did you redesign the calipers or is there a typo somewhere in your posts? Also, the photos look as if these have quick change pads that do not require removal of the caliper. Is this the case?
My stock brakes on my 2013 Mazdaspeed3 are squealing when stopping at every stop light because of brake dust in the calipers. Are the Corksport big brakes prone to the same fate or will they keep the dust out and be quiet?
Our big brake kit has proven to be quiet, and increase performance. You will never be able to get rid of brake dust in the caliper unless you change to a pad that has a much better compound resulting in less dust.
which company actually makes the calipers used in building this kit? could you actually post a few links to possible break pads that fit this kit. Im interested but track alot and need a compound that will actually hold up to heat
Our big brake kit allows you to re-use your OEM pads which means that any pad that fits the OEM caliper will fit our big brake kit. I would check out Stoptech, or Hawk pads if you are looking at having a track proven pad.
Answered by Luke McCarvel | 02/19/2016, 10:01 AM
Just to clarify, you are saying oem mazdaspeed3 brake pads will fit these calipers? From few pictures I have seen the pads do not look at all anything alike to what ships with the kit but I may be wrong. Also I wanted to know who actually manufacturers the calipers
Answered by william | 02/19/2016, 10:31 AM
Stock pads will fit the upgraded calipers. We design all of our parts!
I'm looking to purchase the blue caliper. Do you offer or can you give me the pantone color so I can paint the rear the same as the front? Do you have the paint color in house for purchase to paint the rear caliper?
The calipers are anodized so a color match will be pretty tough. Check out the link below on the section of color matching between painting/anodizing.