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Old 02-21-2007, 02:33 PM   #21
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Off topic question. What is with the sock you see on some peoples Brake fluid reservoir? Some kind of cover? What for?
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:36 PM   #22
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It's a heat shield to keep the turbo from either melting the fluid resevoir or just heating up the fluid/master cylinder increasing brake fade.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:39 PM   #23
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Got it thaks. The honda guys must do it becuse they think it looks cool.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:47 PM   #24
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On a related note, Cobalt is coming out with a newer compound pad for the miata any day now... I think Eddie from Adrenaline Racing was talking about them recently.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:59 PM   #25
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http://www.mx5mad.com/product_info.p...roducts_id=150

anyone know these?

or carbotech pads? used for max5 racing series in the UK i believe..
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:41 PM   #26
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Actually guys it isn't a heatshield. Its a fluid catch. When brake fluid boils it can squeeze it past the cap and make a mess. Its there to absorb the boiling over fluid.

They work... I know first hand. I had them on my Civic... with big brakes and race pads and ATE.... they got eaten by the fluid and turned blue... but saved my bays paint.
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:43 PM   #27
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That makes sense, alot of those guys just have a little foam thing now that i think about it. Mine is a heatshield though as it is insulated metallic.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:36 PM   #28
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On a related note, Cobalt is coming out with a newer compound pad for the miata any day now... I think Eddie from Adrenaline Racing was talking about them recently.
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #29
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btw, I have a little ate blue left over in my reservoir, so when I added the motul it turned green, to match my car.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:06 PM   #30
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I like the fact that ATE sells super blue and gold, they are actually the same formula, but when you change the fluid you alternate which color, that way you know for sure you don't have any old fluid that could have been boiled/penetrated.
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #31
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I just bought a full set(front&rear) of Axxis Ultimates for my '99 for $80 shipped. Not bad, but i also hear that some see pretty bad fade when hard tracking. Depends on the driver and their braking techniques I'm sure though.
where'd you get the Axxis for that price?
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:52 AM   #32
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where'd you get the Axxis for that price?
Ebay FTW
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I'm looking for brakes on my track miata. I can't decide.. it looks like the pads you guys are suggesting (Hawk Blue's) are good mainly for auto'xing. I'm looking for high speed pads that won't melt at the track.
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:59 PM   #34
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You want blues or blacks then. They're only good for track though, daily driving they don't get hot enough supposedly.
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I'm building it with track in mind, it won't be driven on the streets regularly. Again it appears the blue's can't stand the amount of heat i'll need for the high speed track (Big Willow).
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:27 PM   #36
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The new Cobalt Sports go up to 1700*, is that warm enough?
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The new Cobalt Sports go up to 1700*, is that warm enough?
Ya that should be enough. link?
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Does anyone have a link to the Cobalt GT sports for the Miata? I didn't see any listing ...
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adrenaline racing sells them
Also look into carbotech pads, they make high temp racing pads, Spec guys use them.
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Old 05-02-2007, 06:40 PM   #40
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www.adrenalineracing.com
Hey had a shipment of miata fitments, might be sold out. Should have more in a week or two though. Preorder if you want them. They have a good operating temp 0-1700 i think so they are more streetable than the previous version.
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