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Old 04-14-2007, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default Brake swap: 1.8 rotors and pads

Bought 1.8 calipers and brackets.
90-93 and 94-97 calipers are identical, yes?

From what resulted from a search, I plan to buy NAPA blank rotors and Axxis Ultimates. This still the best street application?
How's the noise?

Probably get the pads off ebay. Found F&R for $80 shipped.
Anyone get a better price?

Should I swap the rear rotors as well?

Suggestions?
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yes, might as well do them both.

I'm runng HP+ and they are VERY squeaky, but i stop fast as **** now, so it's only for a quick second
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Nice.

Guess I should look for rear brackets. As I understand, the bias is front heavy anyway, will front-only brake swap make it even worse/bad idea?

Anyone swap to stainless lines? Mine are crusty old stockers, I bet it would make a decernable difference. Any opinion?

Crap, maybe I should do the fluid while i'm at it.


And what's with the "master cylinder brace" Not many running one
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have a friend push the brake and watch the master/firewall flex....then wedge a screwdriver under it and do the same.

fluid is a good idea...might flush with a 500° type
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You should consider replacing the prop valve at this time. Best way to add rear bias (which imo is needed--I purchased a 94-97 non abs valve for my 91)

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http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/stock_bpv.php

The following table will refer to this chart. Up to pressure A, the front and rear pressures are equal. After this point - termed the "knee point" - the rear pressure is a fixed percentage of the front.



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importrp.com has them 74+shipping.
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