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Old 09-23-2011, 05:43 PM   #21
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The technical term for that is 1 RCH of clearance.

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Old 09-23-2011, 09:45 PM   #22
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It was me who posted on m.net. What I said, specifically, is that there is contact under hard cornering - the wheel deflects enough to make light contact with the caliper. Ben, no need to bother with the Dremel, since the wheel will abrade the caliper just enough to prevent further interference and won't be any the worse for wear as a result.
How the hell do you make ANY traction with 420 hp and the 7 inch bbs rims?
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6 inch, actually. It's all in the compound. For straight-ahead traction, wheel/tire width makes no difference. Cornering, on the other hand, is another ball of wax. I run 15x9 6ULs with 225 NT-01 rubber when I autocross.
There, I can feel the difference.
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Yeah, that's why I thought they didn't sell the 11" kit, that $550 is the upgrade kit for people who already have 11" kits and want the 11.75" kit.

Sav, just to be clear, your site doesn't list the 11" kit. Are you still selling it or not?
Our old 11" Corrado kits were superseded by the new 11.75 kits.
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6 inch, actually. It's all in the compound. For straight-ahead traction, wheel/tire width makes no difference. Cornering, on the other hand, is another ball of wax. I run 15x9 6ULs with 225 NT-01 rubber when I autocross. autocrossThere, I can feel the difference.
wow i wish we had fast autox courses like that around me. why no roll bar though?!?!
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wow i wish we had fast autox courses like that around me. why no roll bar though?!?!
Since my car is 90% street driven, there's a much higher chance of me being rear-ended than rolling. Personally, I'd rather not have a large amount of high-strength steel within head-striking range.
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So i have read that the stock brakes use banjo fittings for their lines but the wilwoods do not. does anyone know where i can buy the lines for the wolwood kit in the front and stock fittings on the rears?
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So i have read that the stock brakes use banjo fittings for their lines but the wilwoods do not. does anyone know where i can buy the lines for the wolwood kit in the front and stock fittings on the rears?
http://949racing.com/Mazda-Brakes.aspx

at the bottom, they have them split up. a pair of wilwoods, a pair of stock rears, and a pair of stock fronts.
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well, i finally got my BBK from Da Chop, possibly one of the worst people to ever do business with, anyway. The Brakes do NOT clear my BBS Rims, even with a 5mm Spacer that i went out and bought. Im not really sure what to do now, anyone have any ideas? besides getting new wheels.....
My caliper brackets are red, and have FM engraved on them, and rotors are a one piece design. I called FM and they said they haven't sold this kit for about 5+ years, did they change the bracket design and now it clears more wheels? im at a loss=[
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How's it look with both 5mm spacers on one side? That at least gives you the option of running 10mm with some extended studs over replacing your wheels.
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I'm going to give that a try tomorrow. Are extended studs something I could get at any auto store? Is it okay to run just spacers on the front?
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You can, handling might be a little awkward, along with the looks, but I'm not sure you tell a difference of 5mm spacing on the street. Just an FYI: Only use 6mm or smaller spacers on stock studs, anything else needs extended studs.

Studs are cheapest if you buy firebird studs or something like that, search around. They apparently have the same spline as ours, but are much cheaper due to them being domestic.
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My biggest mind boggle is how they fit on deer hunters but not mine
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My biggest mind boggle is how they fit on deer hunters but not mine
My BBK was sourced from Goodwin several years ago, but I understand that it's essentially the same as the current FM kit (which also has two-piece rotors). It sound like you have a different kit. Can you post a picture?
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