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#1 Posted : 11 July 2018 12:57:34(UTC)
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As above has anyone fitted the IL Motorsports braided brake lines as sold via MX5 Parts. Looking at getting some EBC greenstuff pads and braided brake lines for my mk3.5  and like the IL as they have the original mounting loops.

 

Also does anyone know the brake bleeding order on the MK3.5

 

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#2 Posted : 11 July 2018 21:25:20(UTC)
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I've fitted a set of those and was impressed with the fit.

I'd bleed FR, FL, RL, RR. Then probably go round again in the same order.

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#3 Posted : 11 July 2018 21:43:10(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Roadster Robbie Go to Quoted Post

I've fitted a set of those and was impressed with the fit.

I'd bleed FR, FL, RL, RR. Then probably go round again in the same order.

Many thanks. I've now added this to my mods list think I will wait till the brake pads I have on atm are worn but I do need some better braking performance. Felt a bit of brake fade at the weekend. 

 

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#4 Posted : 13 July 2018 11:10:11(UTC)
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Interesting, as i find the brakes are second to none.

On a trip to Burnsall a few weeks ago, I almost missed a turn off, jumped on the brakes and pulled both our faces off.

Although to be fair, i don't do spirited driving so much.

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TBH I think it just needs better brake pads, but thinking about getting braided lines while I'm in the wheel arches. as I'm also planning on painting the brake calipers as well. I'm either going original silver or white but mainly doing it to make it tidier again they are looking a bit blemished.

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#6 Posted : 13 July 2018 12:03:49(UTC)
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If you're looking to improve brake performance with braided lines and new pads, i'd recommend getting yellowstuff pads or Roddison motorsport pads (which I've heard very good things about) instead of the Greenstuff.

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Originally Posted by: raz128 Go to Quoted Post

If you're looking to improve brake performance with braided lines and new pads, i'd recommend getting yellowstuff pads or Roddison motorsport pads (which I've heard very good things about) instead of the Greenstuff.

Thought the Yellow stuff was for Track use mainly and green stuff for fast road? or have I got this completely wrong?

 

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Well I had Yellow stuff fitted to the front and was recommended just to use the standard on rear. Those who have been in my MX5 have said quote "my God brakes are bloody good"

That is good enough for me.

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#9 Posted : 13 July 2018 18:36:06(UTC)
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I have recently had the HEL lines fitted and there’s a very noticeable difference to brake pedal feel. I‘m using standard discs/pads and I really like the feel through the pedal now. 

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I've had yellowstuff on my last 3 mx5's which have all been used as daily cars as well as doing a few trackdays; the pads work fine from cold and work well at pace. Will deffo be trying Rodissons next.

Cant say I've tried mixing different pads front/rear, in my mind that would risk leading to improper brake balance due to different compounds and different behaviour at heat.

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#11 Posted : 15 July 2018 08:10:30(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ben_tucka Go to Quoted Post
TBH I think it just needs better brake pads, but thinking about getting braided lines while I'm in the wheel arches. as I'm also planning on painting the brake calipers as well. I'm either going original silver or white but mainly doing it to make it tidier again they are looking a bit blemished.

Ben.

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I fitted Goodridge hoses to mine that work really well with a much better feel but it wasn't without issues, basically the lines don't fit without modification to support brackets etc so I would avoid them if you're considering that brand, I reported the problems to Goodridge who acknowledged me but I don't think anything has changed. Whilst I was at it I removed, thoroughly cleaned/degreased the calipers all round and painted them red, looks nice I, and many friends, think 

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