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Old 10-18-2008, 11:48 PM   #21
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And overheat in 10min of a 20min track session. Plus the calipers flex ALOT.
Are you suggesting the FM kit (Wilwood Forged Dynalites) flexes and overheats? Maybe if you put water in your brake lines instead of good fluid? Can you elaborate on your experience?
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And overheat in 10min of a 20min track session. Plus the calipers flex ALOT.
the forged calipers are somewhat better than the original billet ones. but i never had them overheat on the track. you mean to tell me that the stock brakes (sport or otherwise) wont overheat?

I've seen miatas melt backing plates on brake pads. what fixes that?
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The W looks like boobies.
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Are you crazy??????? I have a Miata........
Lol. That's going on Mike's Yugo he's been working on....
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:35 AM   #27
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lol, I like em now.
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Looks somewhat the same as my set-up.

Here's mine.

http://eunos.ca/catalog/product_info...roducts_id=408
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Lol. That's going on Mike's Yugo he's been working on....
That's right man, After my ride is finished getting pimped I won't be able to get the ladies away from that thing.



Imagine that thing bagged, with 18's, 10k watt audio system sportin' six 15" subs, chameleon paint job....the works. That, my friend, is going to get me laid hardcore.

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Looks somewhat the same as my set-up.

Here's mine.

http://eunos.ca/catalog/product_info...roducts_id=408
Looks good. I am going to try to fit them myself later this week.
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^ Installing the brakes are easy,just make sure you use alot of loc-tite on the caliper bracket bolts & torque them down to spec.
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Are you suggesting the FM kit (Wilwood Forged Dynalites) flexes and overheats? Maybe if you put water in your brake lines instead of good fluid? Can you elaborate on your experience?
Wilwood's Dynalite calipers are weak and flex under hard breaking. This is the result of them being so light. We had my 1.6l Miata (1.8 front BBK) and another 1.6l Miata (4-wheel Wilwoods)...same driver...same day...same track...Wilwoods were TOAST 10min into the session, mine never faded even after 4 sessions. Both had Motul 600, new pads (EBC yellow for me, Hawks for Wilwoods). The Wilwood car was making more power, so was harder on the brakes, but we also weren't pushing it as hard cause it was really loose (drift suspension setup, didn't want to go straight). My car makes more power now than my friend's, but it didn't have any brake fade, even when pushing HARD against an Evo.

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the forged calipers are somewhat better than the original billet ones. but i never had them overheat on the track. you mean to tell me that the stock brakes (sport or otherwise) wont overheat?

I've seen miatas melt backing plates on brake pads. what fixes that?
Better brake venting. More air across the brakes and thru the rim. You can always OVER USE the brakes, and no matter what setup you have, they will overheat. Even racecars have brake failures.
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Ah, no one notices I had them the other way around. The slots must be facing the other side. All wheels are now big braked and mounted as they should.

Stopping power (at speed) is amazing. Think I need wider rubber now... thinking Toyo R888 225/45R15...
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:12 PM   #35
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those are expensive as hell in that size, think €200 at least each

bring your rotors to the track tomorrow, see you there
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@Oscar: the rotors are packed!
Those Toyo's will be around 180 I think.
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excellent

I'd love some R-comps, but can't justify them for 40 mins. a month tops..
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So run them all the time. Life is too short to not run good rubber.
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true true
I'll get some R-comps next spring, gives me time to burn up my current T1Rs, save for R888s and be done with the worst rains and crap weather we get


on a sidenote: Spooky's car looks the **** and I love how the wilwoods peek around the 6ULs

thanks for the rotors Laurens
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excellent

I'd love some R-comps, but can't justify them for 40 mins. a month tops..
even "hard, weathered" r-comps over 1-year old still grip really well and are worth the cash. I got to the point where I was going through a set of street tires per track day, so R-comps are actually cheaper in the long-run.
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