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Old 02-10-2019, 03:52 PM
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Hi guys, next step in the build is addressing the brakes. 94 that will be mostly street driven but will have the occasional autocross event. Car will be 300+ hp by spring time so I want to make sure i have adequate braking. What big brake kit do you recommend for the front? What pads for the rear? Thanks
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My .02 cents for autocross would be stock or NB brakes; as I feel during an autocross you don't have enough time to really get the brakes that hot, as in a 20 min. track session. Properly working stock brakes, with good pads, like Porterfield R-4's, and many others work well.
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No reason for a BBK, you only need bigger brakes if you need the heat shedding abilities which you will not. Good pads and fluid and you're good to go for 2-3 130-60 braking events in short succession , any more than that and you'll need the BBK.
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If you stay with stock 1.8 calipers, look into Performance Friction Corporation’s compound 11. Direct fit. OG Racing usually has them in stock.
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OEM 1.8 or sport brakes with a low operating temp pad.
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BBKs are for track use where you need tons of heat absorption capability. If you were doing that I'd suggest TSE or StopTech.

For a high-dollar autocross build, a "little BBK" can be useful. Lightweight aluminum calipers, rotor-on-hat, but in a stock-sized package to minimize the weight of the brake package.

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Originally Posted by codrus View Post
BBKs are for track use where you need tons of heat absorption capability. If you were doing that I'd suggest TSE or StopTech.

For a high-dollar autocross build, a "little BBK" can be useful. Lightweight aluminum calipers, rotor-on-hat, but in a stock-sized package to minimize the weight of the brake package.

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After owning the StopTech and seeing how they fit i'd say TSE.
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After reading a lot about braking for NA miatas and the intended applications I think I will be going the sport brake route with good pads.

Application: Mostly Street 250-300hp and Ocassional Autox. No track days.
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