You are probably here saying to yourself “She will talk of tuning again” but no. I’m here to cover all the info I know and every question people have about this car. This time this post is all about where can you find the best Mazdaspeed 6 OEM* parts.
*When referring to auto parts, OEM refers to the manufacturer of the original equipment, that is, the parts assembled and installed during the construction of a new vehicle. In contrast, aftermarket parts are those made by companies other than the OEM, that might be installed as replacements after the car comes out of the factory.
As I was saying in my post about performance parts (you can read it Here), sometimes we are looking for parts in particular and it is not always easy because the MS6 is not the most popular car. Even if the Mazdaspeed 6 is built on the same frame as the Mazda 6 they are 2 totally different car. Almost every part of the engine, the drivetrain and the body are different so you have to be very careful when you buy replacement parts.
Here are some important things you need to know:
It is very important to make sure that every time you look at a part it is NOT for the standard Mazda 6. For example, if you buy brake rotor for a Mazda 6 instead of a Mazdaspeed 6 they will not fit. They are not the same size and they don’t fit on the hub. I know it already happens to me before and it is really annoying.
Make sure to take the time to read the description of the parts you’re about to buy. For example look at these two descriptions. Take a minute to look at the description.
2006 – 2007 MAZDA 6 exc MAZDASPEED 6 Front and Rear Brake Pads and Brake Rotors OEM Replacement Direct Fit Brake Kit
2006 – 2007 MAZDA MAZDASPEED 6 MAZDASPEED 6 Front and Rear Brake Pads and Brake Rotors OEM Replacement Direct Fit Brake Kit
Did you find the one that is correct to buy for the MS6? The descriptions are about identical that it is really easy to made a mistake but if you said the second one you are right. In the first one you can see Mazda 6 “exc” Mazdaspeed 6 that means “except” or “excluding”. It is a term commonly used in parts descriptions but you have to look closely and sometimes read it twice.
You can also have Turbo in the description like this one.
2006 – 2007 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Turbo Models ONLY ! 320mm Front + 314mm Rear Cross Drilled and Slotted Sport Brake Rotors + Performance Ceramic Pad Package
If it says turbo you know this is for the MS6 but if it says 2.3L and there is no mention of turbo there is chance that this is for a standard Mazda 6 2.3L.
There is a lot of names for that car depend on the country. It can change a lot depending on which website you are looking to buy your parts so it is important to know them all.
North America: Mazdaspeed6, Mazda6 Speed, MS6, Speed6
Japan: Mazdaspeed Atenza, Atenza MPS, Atenza GG3p
Europe, Australia & South Africa: Mazda6 MPS
It is a lot of trial and error for mass of customers but it is a lot easier when you can read a review about the product of your choice online. It is even better if you can buy from a trusty website that as an online customer service at your disposal at any hour of the day or of the night.
If you want to buy at your local Mazda dealer it is up to you but you will pay more than buying on the internet. Here are some trusty website to buy your OEM parts.
Advance Auto Parts
Buy Auto Parts
If you don’t find everything you need with these website I don’t know where else you will find.