05-11-2011, 10:08 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Temecula, CA
Total Cats: 2
Brake system refresh-- part suggestions
I have a 1990 that I'll be doing some track days/ time trial days soon. I'm currently non-turbo and focusing on building a reliable car that I can beat up and learn on.
Here's a ****-ton of questions:
-I have a '95 parts car. Any benefit to swapping over to the 95 MC?
-I'll be running the 95 calipers with stock rotors/ pads for the street, I have a set of Napa rotors Porterfield R4 for track days.
-I have a bunch of fresh bottles of Motul RBF600 from my karting days, so I'll use that.
-I need to order brake lines-- is there a particular brand that people prefer? I was going to buy Emilio's because he's the company behind the Miata Challenge. Gotta support those who support.
-What about the Prop valve? Should I swap over the 1995 valve? I was considering buying an adjustable prop valve now just because I will have the whole system open. I'd prefer the lever-style, but it looks like most of the Miata guys go with the **** style?
-while I have the system apart, should I remove/ modify the dust shields? I can fabricate duct inlets -- but I'm not sure I need to go that far-- the car is slow and I'm new (slow).
-do I need to worry about the master cylinder deflecting? I have read that people really like the difference the MC bracing makes, but maybe this is something for another day like the ducting...
In the end, I don't mind going overboard with the details. I'd rather not spend the day worried about cooking my brakes.