Now THIS is a brake upgrade... - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain discuss the wondrous effects of boost and your miata...

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-28-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default Now THIS is a brake upgrade...

Yes, I know I only have 2 lug nuts on there....I was just test fitting everything.
I present...the Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit...




There are a couple issues with these big *** things. The Enkeis don't fit over them without 5mm worth of spacers. The problem with that is I have 235-40/17 tires. I had 5mm spacers on the Enkeis when I was running 215-40/17 tires, but the 235s were rubbing a bit so I took the spacers off to stop the rubbing. I tried fitting my Rota D2s (my black/polished wheels) and they don't even come close to fitting :( I really like the style of these wheels too. They do fit my Rota SubZeros (track wheels) with 3mm spacers...so I get to keep those. These brakes just might end up getting swapped onto the car just for track events....but that will probably be best for me since replacement pads/rotors aren't very cheap ($270 for pads and $300+ for rotors...each).
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 01:48 AM   #2
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Renton Washington
Posts: 1,742
Total Cats: 3
Default

Sexy brakes.
SKMetalworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 08:53 AM   #3
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

gay
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 09:39 AM   #4
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
gay
Oh shut your ballwashers and make me a pb&j sandwich.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 10:22 AM   #5
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,904
Total Cats: 4
Default

don't forget larger brakes rotors do not equal better braking. What is your intent? Do you track the car (not drifting). Watch for craking with drilled rotors.

My car with Napa rotors and good pads stops better than some "upgrade" cars I've met.
Pitlab77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

I think the intent is to reduce brake fad.., not so much stopping power.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 10:39 AM   #7
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

I will be using these combined with Kumho V710s....sticktires + big brakes = utilizing all available grip when stopping and ultimate resistance to fade. It's likely that i'll just be using these when I throw the slicks on for track days. It's not that hard to swap front brakes....
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 12:59 PM   #8
Elite Member
iTrader: (17)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Posts: 2,791
Total Cats: 130
Default

Wow, those things are hugeeeee! I hate to even think how much those things cost.
pdexta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 02:41 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orlando FL - UCF
Posts: 688
Total Cats: 1
Default

Sweet man, back up a bit and get a shot of the whole wheel.
coastertrav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North wales
Posts: 60
Total Cats: 0
Default

Get some of the quick release no bleed brake lines goodridge do em I think?called

Staubli think there called

Last edited by paulsub; 07-28-2009 at 06:31 PM.
paulsub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 07:25 PM   #11
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 2,120
Total Cats: 44
Default

I like them....... lots
flier129 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 07:52 PM   #12
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Yeah, been researching the quick fittings for sure
Found a place that sells them for about $100 per line.
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2009, 08:25 PM   #13
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FRT_Fun View Post
I think the intent is to reduce brake fad.., not so much stopping power.
$130 pads will fix that.

I'd love to buy those for 15" wheels.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 12:24 AM   #14
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Yeah...I don't think they'll fit anything smaller than a 16". The calipers are VERY wide...they make the stock ones look like parking brakes
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 12:55 AM   #15
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

in for "brownbos"
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #16
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Name:  2009goodguysohio081.jpg
Views: 25
Size:  90.2 KB
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 05:59 PM   #17
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Wow... we almost got a picture of Hustler in there!

(btw man, i'll be driving through the Dallas area on Friday..any good places to stop for lunch?)
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 06:37 PM   #18
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
jeff_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 3,056
Total Cats: 103
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doppelgänger View Post
Wow... we almost got a picture of Hustler in there!

(btw man, i'll be driving through the Dallas area on Friday..any good places to stop for lunch?)
what part of dallas.
jeff_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2009, 09:07 AM   #19
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 6,868
Total Cats: 66
Default

Be coming from La..to Dallas and over to Amarillo
Doppelgänger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2009, 09:11 AM   #20
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
$130 pads will fix that.
Just Sayin
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 58 Yesterday 10:04 PM
New M62 Miata owner Pist0n Meet and Greet 4 10-01-2015 09:18 PM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
Another Alternator thread ihiryu General Miata Chat 9 09-28-2015 11:22 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 PM.