Mazdaspeed3 Brake Caliper Bushings
We are excited to bring a low-cost performance brake modification to your Mazdaspeed3! The Damond Motorsports Caliper Bushings have many amazing benefits over the factory style rubber slide bushings. Each bushing is machined to very tight tolerances to allow significantly less caliper deflection under braking. This in turn leads to many performance gains, that you can actually feel and experience on your car. Whether you daily drive or track/race your vehicle, you'll be confident in your stopping ability with the Damond Motorsports Caliper Bushings.
Brake bushing benefits:
- Improved pedal feel
- Improved brake modulation
- Improved braking response
- More even pad wear
- More even rotor wear
- Longer maintenance intervals compared to non-sealed bushings
Brake bushings info:
- Sold per axle, 2 bushings per caliper, 4 bushings per kit/axle
- Available for both front and rear calipers
- Features an o-ring grove and are supplied with caps to prevent moisture, dust, and debris into the bushing
- Machined out of Brass, and we include high-temp o-rings & caps, and stainless snap-rings
Thus far I’ve only installed the rears and I haven’t driven the car because the front suspension is completely out of it. I can say that the rears went in easily and the calipers slide freely. There is clearly less play in the movement of the calipers. I would be shocked if brake feel wasn’t improved.
I do wish there was a second groove for the snap rings to locate these bushings more precisely in the rear calipers as there is some tendency for the calipers to slide on the bushings instead of the slide pin (I assume the groove is machined to the correct spacing for the front calipers).
I also wish there was a second groove inside the bushings to locate the second O-ring as I have installed them but I have no way of knowing where they sit on the slide pin and how much the load from the pin is distributed across the length of the slide pin.
Otherwise, shipping was fast and I’m eager to get my car driving again so I can test these.
Having to get new(referb anyway) calipers, I saw these and ordered them. Installing these on the new calipers was easy. You can feel and see the difference from the old rubber to these. Ant wait to feel them on the car!
Great stuff just like everything else Damond.
Installed these last weekend and took the car too the track yesterday.
Install was easy after cleaning the corrosion from the calipers with a Dremmel using a small wire wheel.
Did not notice much on the street but much better brake feel at the track.
Noticed a immediate difference in braking from daily driving to driving the vehicle on the track.