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    MaxBrakes.com Review.

    For those of you who are not familiar with MaxBrakes, they are a brake company based in Canada. They sell on eBay regularly. I couldn't find any in depth reviews on them so here I am making one.
    As you may know my car suffered brake failure and had a brief yet profound meeting with a Honda.


    So after replacing the front end of my car I decided it was time for brakes.

    DRIVING HABITS AND VEHICLE
    So my car is a 95 legacy with a swap, the brakes are upgraded from the dinky factory ones to the 03 outback H6 brakes front and rear. Which if I'm not mistaken is nearly 2 inches bigger in rotor diameter. As for my driving habits mostly aggressive daily driving with track days around once per month.



    SELECTING THE BRAKES FROM MAXBRAKES.COM:
    I was surprised by the wide selection of options for as many applications as they do. (Not many companies make performance brakes for a 03 outback)
    They offered a great deal of options including
    Color: silver, gold or black zinc
    Rotor type: OE, drilled, slotted, drilled and slotted (and I'm sure a few others)
    Pads: organic, performance ceramic, semi-metallic, and carbon metallic.

    After a great deal of research I decided to order the carbon metallic pads with silver vented, drilled and slotted rotors, since they seem to be all the rage with enthusiasts.

    PRICE:
    I was actually fairly impressed with their prices. Their carbon ceramic pads run $31.99
    Compare with O'Reilys brake brand brakebest organics of $22, ceramic of $36 and carbon metallics of $70±.
    I was left feeling intrigued, but also I had some low expectations for them.
    The carbon metallic pads and slotted rotors for all 4 corners plus the E-brake shoes was well under $200 leaving room in the budget for red caliper paint and beer LOL.


    CUSTOMER SERVICE:
    after checkout I received a email from them to thank me for the purchase and to verify the application and fitment. I was a dummy and ordered the wrong pads and they were very helpful and responded to my emails within 15 minutes most times. Absolutely outstanding customer service... You know for Canadians.

    SHIPPING:
    I was expecting to wait forever for shipping since it was out of the country. But I was surprised how quickly it arrived. From Ontario Canada to salt lake city Utah was just 4-5 business days.

    QUALITY:
    Much to my satisfaction the quality seems to be pretty good. I was expecting thin rotors or poorly machined padsand was pleasantly surprised when I couldn't find anything poor about them. There is nothing I have found to indicate that these are from china. I must say I am impressed so far.






    FITMENT:
    Aside from me ordering the incorrect product I had absolutely no issues what so ever.
    Before


    After






    OVERALL
    I am really impressed so far. I haven't taken the car to the track yet this year but the brakes feel firm, with good bite and maybe I'm typical ricer but I like the looks of them.
    I will update this as time goes on, with how the longevity and track day performance turns out.
    I will definitely buy again tho

    Hope this helps.
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    Interesting, I'll stay tuned to see how they track.

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    Red caliper paint and slotted rotors?











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    03 outback front rotors are the same as WRX, so it's not to surprising and the rear is a popular WRX upgrade, so yeah I can see how drilled and slotted rotors are available.

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    i can attest to max brakes being really good for the price
    i drove my 01 legacy pretty hard and prior to getting 07 LGT brakes on i was running 05 wrx and H6 in the back for the better part of a year and 30000 kilometers with no issues at all
    /o/ hates everything /o/ cant afford

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