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Old 11-22-2007, 03:53 PM   #1
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hiya does anyone know of a relatively cheap big brake conversion for the miata/mx5 im currently running drilled and grooved 1800 discs pads and calipers on my 1600 but need to go bigger

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thanks lee
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Old 11-22-2007, 03:57 PM   #2
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What pads and how much power are you putting down that you need bigger?
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:01 PM   #3
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ditto what chad said and

the 01+ sport brakes
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:13 PM   #4
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get rid of the drilled and grooved discs and youll gain some brakeing
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:37 PM   #5
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450 worth of ceramic mintex made to order discs and matching pads that were 150 and once hot work a treat but are only designed for sprints not trackdays and the pads begin to fade and i like the look more than anything else of a big brake behind a wheel
powers gone well through the roof since i first registered if any of you read my post

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17psi of 319 rwhp w/out nos
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:52 PM   #6
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www.chikaramotorsports.com

I have their BBK and it's pretty cheap($949)compared to the others out there.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:27 PM   #7
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There's always the wilwood conversion. If you want something that looks awesome behind your wheels it doesn't get much better than Wilwood.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:45 PM   #8
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edited to remove retardedness.

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Old 11-22-2007, 09:46 PM   #9
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Call or email Brian Goodwin at www.good-win-racing.com
I think he's one of the more knowledgeable people around about brakes.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:17 PM   #10
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There's always the wilwood conversion. If you want something that looks awesome behind your wheels it doesn't get much better than Wilwood.
I've always wanted to mill my own brackets and run some wilwoods. you can get used nascar wilwood calipers for mad cheap on ebay, or even 6 and 8 piston used indy car stuff moderately priced. one of these days...
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Try the Carbotech XP10 front pads and the XP8 rear for street tires, and the XP12 front and XP10 rear for race rubber. I doubt even 320 whp will hurt the XP12/XP10 combo. Granted the brakes are bigger, but we run those pads at 500whp in a 3200 lb STi...

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if you're at stock power, then 1.8 brakes should be more than enough. My 1.6 brakes are just fine on a local brake-heavy course with hawk hp+ and seriously doubt anyone drives that course harder than me.
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if you're at stock power, then 1.8 brakes should be more than enough. My 1.6 brakes are just fine on a local brake-heavy course with hawk hp+ and seriously doubt anyone drives that course harder than me.
what part of 320rwhp do you not understand?
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what part of 320rwhp do you not understand?
I think the part with numbers and letters
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:41 PM   #15
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nah even at stock power the goodwin brakes will improve your lap times I bet.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:42 PM   #16
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what part of 320rwhp do you not understand?
yeah, this changes things dramatically.


Get ready for big wheels to clear those huge rotors.
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i have a set of fds3 rx7 4pots just hard to find discs that are the right off set and correct pcd
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In addition to the BBK, you've got to factor in the cost of tires capable of handling the brakes. No sense getting a braking system that will easily overpower the tires.
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Old 11-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #19
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Also if you go big brake make sure they clear your rims (15 or 16" will be required).
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More than likely this guy is a good candidate for a 17 inch race rim. I have heard alot of good stuff about the willwood's and I would most def talk to Goodwin racing about your options they know about tracking a miata and are one of the leading experts in the wheels tires/brakes it takes to make us whao fast and be reliable. + they are just nice people over there.
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