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Old 02-10-2019, 02:52 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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Old 02-10-2019, 03:49 PM
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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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Originally Posted by MuchoBoosto View Post
After owning the StopTech and seeing how they fit i'd say TSE.
Could you elaborate on this? I'm curious on what exactly is not a good fit.
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Street/autox: OEM Sport brakes (cheap) or TSE 11.75 w/ straight vanes (lower operating cost and better pedal feel)

Track days (NA or mild turbo, similar pace to SM): TSE 11.75 Dynapro w/ directional vanes

Track days (turbo+race, 4+sec faster than SM): TSE 11.75" Superlite
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Basically I've come over to the camp of "If something is a reliability problem on the track, just ask Andrew and do what he says".
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Also after BBK. 2001 VVT, turbocharged 250-300hp. 929 master cylinder. Will mainly do trackdays.
I am between supermiata radial dynapro or trackspeed engineering BBK. I aready have 15x9 6UL wheels for track but would like to use original 16" wheel for driving to track. As i undersand from SM their kit will require spacer for 6UL but no info on stock 16" wheel.
Anyone with similar setups or thoughts?
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Don't forget the brake proportion valve. The one TSE sells has steel fittings unlike the brass fittings from other vendors.

http://www.trackspeedengineering.com...Valve-Kit.html

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Originally Posted by 99mx5 View Post
Don't forget the brake proportion valve. The one TSE sells has steel fittings unlike the brass fittings from other vendors.

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Andrew posted recently they don't offer the steel fittings anymore due to lack of demand.
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