Wilwood Big Brake or Corrado - Page 3 - 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 05-31-2010, 02:23 PM   #41
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

racing brake says "no" on Carbotechs for their CGI rotors:
http://www.racingbrake.com/v/main/pad_warning.asp

edit: It reads like they're saying "no" to carbotech street pads. I don't really care what they say, but ran across this today and remembered this thread.

I also like:

I've made rotors look like this with Hawk DTC-30 as of late, several other pads throughout the years.

Last edited by hustler; 05-31-2010 at 02:34 PM.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 02:32 PM   #42
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (3)
 
emilio700's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 5,311
Total Cats: 1,335
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
racing brake says "no" on Carbotechs for their CGI rotors:
http://www.racingbrake.com/v/main/pad_warning.asp
Tasty Kool Aid.
emilio700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 02:36 PM   #43
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 emilio700 View Post
Tasty Kool Aid.
I have a Jonestown Kool-Aid joke, but the punch-line is too long. lulz

I'm willing to believe this BS if RB is willing to sell me the next set of Corrado rotors at less than $90 each.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 03:08 PM   #44
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Hmmm... I really hate complications. I like how they also offer suggestion of what pad TO use. Well if Carbotech isn't a suitable "race" pad, what is? I really don't want anything too aggressive though since it will be more street car than track car. Maybe I would be better off using another manufacturers rotors with the Carbotechs.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 03:49 PM   #45
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,363
Total Cats: 1,323
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
Tasty Kool Aid.
+1. Anyone really wonder why the rotor company wants you to use pads that cut into the rotors? I've got a couple days now on CT XP12s and RB one-piece rotors with none of the problems they claim.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 03:54 PM   #46
Cpt. Slow
iTrader: (25)
 
curly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 12,107
Total Cats: 518
Default

BS claims from one company to another?!? ZOMG WHATS THE WORLD COMING TO!

On another note, I thought chamfered holes made them pointless
curly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 03:58 PM   #47
Elite AbsurdFlow Member
 
Laur3ns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Enschede, NL
Posts: 2,058
Total Cats: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savington View Post
+1. Anyone really wonder why the rotor company wants you to use pads that cut into the rotors? I've got a couple days now on CT XP12s and RB one-piece rotors with none of the problems they claim.
A couple of days on pads? You must be talking rear pads
Or your brake ducting/cooling is existent instead of phantom
Laur3ns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 04:05 PM   #48
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

So these claims are false then?
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 08:07 PM   #49
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 Spookyfish View Post
A couple of days on pads? You must be talking rear pads
Or your brake ducting/cooling is existent instead of phantom
Considering that XP12's for my Wilwoods are $160 for fronts...it god damn better last more than one day. I'd love to try them again, after they lasted a whopping 45-minutes on my sport brakes thanks to taper, but I'm not in the mood for taking chances on fancy pads.

Carbotech seems to be the only manufacturer who feels the need to charge more for Dynalite pads than OE shapes.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 12:06 AM   #50
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,363
Total Cats: 1,323
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
So these claims are false then?
Yes, they are false. I don't get any of the funky pulsations, cracks, etc. I also get ~4 days out of a set of front pads, ~8 days out of a set of rear pads.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 12:13 AM   #51
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Being as it's mostly a street car, I'm more concerned with the claim of the brakes being catchy. I don't want to drive around with the brakes being jerky, popping at low speeds and being unpredictable just cruising around town. I can't imagine that being a problem though, their claim still makes no sense to me. I'm still not sure as to whether to do the XP8 or 10, probably 8's for a good balance.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 01:08 AM   #52
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,363
Total Cats: 1,323
Default

Ignore everything in that page, none of it is true or correct, I get NONE of those issues. There is no driveability difference between stock Corrado rotors and the RB rotors.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2010, 01:27 AM   #53
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Was gonna do anyway, but will do. It's not like I will even notice these problems. At this rate I will never get my car to run right n/a let alone boosted. It's a never ending stream of **** that keeps pushing my build further and further back. Just like last time I had money to do the build. I kept getting held off by little annoyances. Lost money and it all worked decently well. Get some money again and it all starts back up literally within days of getting my job back.

NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 05:50 AM   #54
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 20
Total Cats: 0
Default

I think you need to personally just evaluate where you stand financially to go either way. Although I feel like bang for the buck would probably go to the corrado brakes.
headrec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 05:57 AM   #55
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

For now it will just be the RB Corrado rotors front, RB stock size Miata rears, XP8's, some braided lines and a prop valve. That should be more than enough for me for now. When I feel I need more, the Wilwoods are only a hop skip and a $600 away.
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 06:39 AM   #56
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gainesville,Fl
Posts: 3,354
Total Cats: 7
Default

Just ordered my brackets for the Corrado upgrade. I'll also be getting the lines and prop valve. Don't know about pads yet. I think this setup will be enough for me right now too.
turotufas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 06:47 AM   #57
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
NA6C-Guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Birmingham Alabama
Posts: 8,038
Total Cats: 43
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turotufas View Post
Just ordered my brackets for the Corrado upgrade. I'll also be getting the lines and prop valve. Don't know about pads yet. I think this setup will be enough for me right now too.
You going with RB rotors? Did you get the m-tuned brackets?
NA6C-Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 09:59 AM   #58
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

DTC-60 > your life...but they will suck *** on the street.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 04:05 PM   #59
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Gainesville,Fl
Posts: 3,354
Total Cats: 7
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
You going with RB rotors? Did you get the m-tuned brackets?
Yup, the m-tuned brackets. I don't know about rotors yet. The RB stuffs is too much money. Might just go up to the Advance Auto Parts for that 15% my friend gets me.
turotufas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2010, 04:11 PM   #60
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 29,114
Total Cats: 351
Default

Make sure you get rotors with the vents in the hat, or your proper fucked if you ever put the car on the track.
hustler 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
Need help - Stock Balancer and Fastforward overlay pulleys Frank_and_Beans Supercharger Discussion 13 09-12-2016 09:17 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


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 09:34 AM.