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Old 06-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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So I have bought my master cyl. (Honda civic re manufactured $30 autozone)
Now I'm on to making a bracket. If anyone has any input or pictures of how there's is done, ide love to see them. Lol
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Im all about DIY though... so keep on keepin on!!! post pics as you go!
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I need input! If I'm going to make one miata specific, I want to k ow what the general consensus is. You know? Mounting location, angle, push or puller. Lol I'm too indecisive. I'm almost peaning towards someone else's idea and mounting it in the passanger side of the tranny tunnel and flip it to a pusher for awesome palming action.
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i think you will see a better response to this topic on club roadster
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I need input! If I'm going to make one miata specific, I want to k ow what the general consensus is. You know? Mounting location, angle, push or puller. Lol I'm too indecisive. I'm almost peaning towards someone else's idea and mounting it in the passanger side of the tranny tunnel and flip it to a pusher for awesome palming action.
Go to clubroadster and post in the drift thread.


As far as mounting on the tranny side and pushing it.......don't. That is how mine is mounted and I hate it. Pushing it just does not feel natural, and with it flush against the tunnel does not make it the optimal reach for me either. If you don't mind losing a little passenger leg room, mount it at an angle facing you. Put on top of the tunnel and weld or make a bracket to hold it on the passenger side at an angle. There are a few guys in the drift thread on CR that can post their setups so maybe you can understand better.
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I dont understand. We have rwd, why need e-brake to drift?
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set it up as a pull. I had both setups and pull was way easier.

this is the one i had in my RHD miata.
http://s71.photobucket.com/user/maat...00971.jpg.html
http://s71.photobucket.com/user/maat...00972.jpg.html

It was a CNC brake unit.
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I dont understand. We have rwd, why need e-brake to drift?
lol because race car
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lol because race car
If racecar you wouldn't care about dorifto faggetry.
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If racecar you wouldn't care about dorifto faggetry.
Lol my apologies. Drift car that handles better than any other drift car when tracking but happens to not make for the best drift car so kinda pushing it towards a racecar rather than drift car but still was a purpose built machine? I don't expect everyone to understand or agree
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I would strongly suggest determining your actual goals before you start buying parts and making modifications to your car. There is no such thing as a "one size fits all" racecar. If you plan set up your car for drifting, you will suck at road racing. If you build your car for road racing, you will suck at drifting. It's not realistic to expect a car to grip well, and slide easily.

Too often kids throw away thousands that could have been put towards a real beast of a car because they keep changing their goals.

Define what you want to do with the car, then start modifying to suit.
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I don't expect everyone to understand or agree
That's because its stupid and no one ever will.
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If you plan set up your car for drifting, you will suck at road racing. If you build your car for road racing, you will suck at drifting. It's not realistic to expect a car to grip well, and slide easily.

Define what you want to do with the car, then start modifying to suit.
i was working about 40 miles outside of Phx, AZ during the time that i was building the car. The road that i drove on was roughly 15 to 20 miles of truely spirited driving in almost any form of vehicle. In other words i built my car for the mountains. a mix of grip and drift?
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Im sorry all, I didnt realize this was my e brake thread and not my build thread lol. To fill in a couple gaps. I have a 94 with a 2003 vvt swap. engine, harness, and ecu. swapped in the 6 speed, with some brosport coils and my downfall was the poor choice in wheels which are xxr 522 15x8 0 offset. my car is also on a diet...
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What does all that have to do with the need to replace the factory e-brake with something that looks like a huge *****?
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a mix of grip and drift?




...I want a heavy car that's also lightweight...

So are you trying to just hoon around on back roads or are you actually going to track this thing?
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Im not replacing my stock one, im simply adding another for another variable... why is that so wrong?
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To answer your questions: Mount it where it's most comfortable to you. Push or pull depends on personal preference.
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...I want a heavy car that's also lightweight...

So are you trying to just hoon around on back roads or are you actually going to track this thing?
we will break this into 2 parts.
1. how is my car heavier than it was when it was stock? again maybe go look at the build thread. i have a few pictures im sure you would love to see.

2. like i said at the time i was working out at said location so the car would have been daily driven, i dont have the money nor the patients to buy a daily driver and before someone spouts out "You cant daily a track car" or vice versa i understand but i continue to grind my teeth in vein hahahahaha. also yes i will be tracking this car at im sure a couple autox events and a couple drift and drags but at the moment firebird raceway (local track) is closed and im to broke to drive to tuscan to get my track time
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