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Old 08-04-2014, 05:07 PM   #141
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I hammered the ever living crap out of them for about 2 hours straight last week doing some pretty harry backroad stupidity. I felt it was a pretty decent test of the braking capabilities of the car and I can say I'm still not happy with the BP-10s. My car is down at the moment and will be for a couple weeks while I wait for parts. When its back up and running it'll have at least XP-8s in the front, so I'll go whomp on it again.

Its hard because I love these brakes compared to the stockers, but I hate the pads. Blegh.

Sorry guys, I had all kinds of plans for trackday shennanigans at the beginning of the year, then I started the EFR project and its been absorbing all my funny money.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:45 PM   #142
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BP-10 is always a fail.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:49 PM   #143
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Are [URL="http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wil-120-6806"]these[/URL] the correct calipers? WIL-120-6806
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Those are the calipers I used and I believe are the ones most of the miata kits are based on.
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Old 09-12-2014, 08:59 PM   #144
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Jalopnik used SE-R calipers and Mini rotors for $350 total:

Power For Pennies: How To Stop On A Dime
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Jalopnik used SE-R calipers and Mini rotors for $350 total:

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No way that fits under any 15" wheel. Fail of epic proportions.
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Old 09-16-2014, 12:10 PM   #146
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They were using a factory 16" wheel.
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Jalopnik used SE-R calipers and Mini rotors for $350 total:

Power For Pennies: How To Stop On A Dime
Bolting random calipers on is not the correct way to build a Performance Braking system. Building a complete system is about finding an overall balance. bolt 14" carbon carbon rotors to the front of your car, and leave the rear stock you'll lock the front tires and your performance will be dramatically decreased.(even though you just spent 10g's on calipers and rotors)


Never believe anything you read on jalopnik, any 3rd grade english student does more fact checking then they do.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:03 AM   #148
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I tried the 11.5" mini rotors when I messed with this in the beginning check post #100 for pictures of the 11.5" rotor and Dynalite calipers under the NB 15" wheels. It was tight and needed a wheel spacer. I also tried the 11.5" rotors with factory calipers and could not make it fit. There is no way you could fit those larger SE-R calipers under a 15" wheel.

I doubt the SE-R pads are any cheaper than the dynalite pads which are as cheap as it gets and is one of the primary reasons I chose this setup. The willwood calipers are dirt cheap too. The fact that almost all of the performance 11" and 11.75" kits use these calipers helps too. They are sized to work with the miata hydraulics.

Welding and drilling/tapping brake caliper mounting points would not be my first choice for something as important as brakes!
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Old 09-17-2014, 02:37 AM   #149
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Finally got some track time in with these beasties!

Carbotech XP8 all around, no brake ducts, fresh ATE SuperBlue, stainless lines, non sport master and non sport 1.8 rear brake setup. Tires were 2 year old 205 NT-01 on 15x8 6UL and everything bolted to my overweight NB1. Bedded the pads into fresh Centric rotors on Hwy 68 on the way to MRLS I ran in Group C because I was out of town on business and forgot to register for track time until late. Plus I'm slow.

Breaks are awesome. NT-01 and Carbotechs are a hoot to drive. I was able to outcorner and outbreak most everything in my group except for the much lighter NAs that were in a higher state of prep. I had more breaking confidence than most of the other folks on the track, and this made for some interesting entry/exits on the corners. Balance is great and it gave me enough confidence to try a little trail breaking in the corners to keep a little more weight on the nose.

All in all I really enjoy these breaks and the XP8s. Gotta get some more trackdays in so I can start to relearn the car and get faster!
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