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Old 10-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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Well, I had EBC Green Stuff brakes fitted before I got turbo'd and it was doubtful if they'd be enough post-turbo on the track.

Fortunately, I will never get to tell because even before my first track day, I had trouble with my left front caliper getting stuck and running hot. My silver 6UL looks bronze from it...

Turned out _not_ to be the slider pins, but the piston that is all rusty. It is patched (sanded, lubed) for now so I can street drive it for another week, but I also ordered the full Wilwood set from FM w/track pads.



The are going to be fitted the 30th, cannot wait!
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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those are the brakes dreams are made of. oh and also, try not to smack your face on the windshield the first week you have them.

I GUARANTEE you will be doing panic stops EVERYWHERE because they're so awesome.
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When you get them on let me know much clearance you lose with them, I know my current wheels (13's) won't fit over a BBK but if I stick with my current plans (V8) I'm going to need more brakes and I'd like to stick with the smallest wheels possible.
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V.4? I'd order them but rotors are so ******* expensive. :(
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V4? Its the FM kit, only one that I know of. Goodwin has V1-4 IIRC. I wanted to replace my brakes once and only once.
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When you get them on let me know much clearance you lose with them, I know my current wheels (13's) won't fit over a BBK but if I stick with my current plans (V8) I'm going to need more brakes and I'd like to stick with the smallest wheels possible.
FM has a cut-out template on their site. Download and print that, stick it on cardboard and go out and see. I don't want to ruin your day by giving you wrong clearance information.
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how do they have more bite or hold more heat than sport rotors? Why are the replacement rotors only $150 each?
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Dibs on the EBC's.

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V4? Its the FM kit, only one that I know of. Goodwin has V1-4 IIRC. I wanted to replace my brakes once and only once.
FM is, I think, V3. the difference is RacingBrake rotors instead of Disc Brakes Australia rotors.


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When you get them on let me know much clearance you lose with them, I know my current wheels (13's) won't fit over a BBK but if I stick with my current plans (V8) I'm going to need more brakes and I'd like to stick with the smallest wheels possible.
NB 15s small enough?
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Dibs on the EBC's.

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they aren't worth the price of shipping...
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FM is, I think, V3. the difference is RacingBrake rotors instead of Disc Brakes Australia rotors.
Yeah, with version 3 you're missing out on the "Kangaroo Paw" venting RAWR!
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they aren't worth the price of shipping...
+1. I bought theses and put them on the front of my miata. They' have about 50% more stopping power than stock, but overall I'm still not impressed. Initial "bite" sucks. Like they have to get up to temp to work decent. Yet they're supposed to be a street pad with bite from cold on up, and be quiet. Hehe, they squeak like a garbage truck. And the wear isn't that great either. I'm just overall not impressed with these pads. I guess they're better than stock, but next time I do breaks I'll buy a more racy/aggressive pad. Something semi metallic probably.
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excellent, you beat me to them
now give me your EBC rotors
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I would rather drink a bottle of Super-inky Syrah and eat a pound of beef tare-tare and spray black-tar **** all over my hawk hp+ than run EBC pads again.
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I replace F&R pads with some Hawks HP-plus! Great locking power? haha... but its all good when you need it to stop on a dime.
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those are the brakes dreams are made of. oh and also, try not to smack your face on the windshield the first week you have them.

I GUARANTEE you will be doing panic stops EVERYWHERE because they're so awesome.
And overheat in 10min of a 20min track session. Plus the calipers flex ALOT.

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how do they have more bite or hold more heat than sport rotors? Why are the replacement rotors only $150 each?
You should have just got the Sport fronts and gone with a slotted rotor and some good pads. I would advise going with the Sport front and rear, as it has a bit too much rear bias in it. I'm going with Sport front and non-sport 1.8 rears. I still haven't exceeded the 1.8 front and stock 1.6 rears, but I am running EBCs, not Hawk, so it isn't a surprise.
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This amount of braking power will make babies cry.

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This amount of braking power will make babies cry.

Mike, aren't those your rear brakes?
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Are you crazy??????? I have a Miata........
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This amount of braking power will make babies cry.

LoLz, someone has been researching 5 lug conversions....

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