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#1 Posted : 05 December 2018 12:23:52(UTC)
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Hi Guys,

had my mx5 just a month or so and have just done a track day at Anglesey.

Car was fantastic I have to say with the stage 2 BBR turbo conversion.

One thing I would like to upgrade though is the brakes .

They did suffer a bit with repeated use on track and I want to put a big brake kit on.

Anybody done this and have any recommendation?

I have looked at the K Sport ones but they seem to go to 2010 models only.

Don't want to spend thousands but if you can suggest what works well for you that would be great

Thanks Guys

Regards

Rob.

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#2 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:05:08(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: njkmr Go to Quoted Post

Hi Guys,

had my mx5 just a month or so and have just done a track day at Anglesey.

Car was fantastic I have to say with the stage 2 BBR turbo conversion.

One thing I would like to upgrade though is the brakes .

They did suffer a bit with repeated use on track and I want to put a big brake kit on.

Anybody done this and have any recommendation?

I have looked at the K Sport ones but they seem to go to 2010 models only.

Don't want to spend thousands but if you can suggest what works well for you that would be great

Thanks Guys

Regards

Rob.

What pads did you have. Anglesey has at least on big braking zone and two on the GP circuit. Pad selection is the place I would start with. 

 

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#3 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:18:55(UTC)
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The pads were on the car when I bought it and I think they are yellow stuff pads.
Just been checking them today and they have about 3 to 4 mm left on them .
The discs did not look fantastic and I think one has a slight warp on it as I did get a bit of brake judder at Anglesey.
Regards
Rob
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Originally Posted by: njkmr Go to Quoted Post
The pads were on the car when I bought it and I think they are yellow stuff pads.
Just been checking them today and they have about 3 to 4 mm left on them .
The discs did not look fantastic and I think one has a slight warp on it as I did get a bit of brake judder at Anglesey.
Regards
Rob
 

Yellow Stuff do feel soft with repeated hard use. 

I would go Blue Stuff, which are available for MK3 and new discs before you start spending out for posh calipers. There are other pads as well. 

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#5 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:35:51(UTC)
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Hi,
Thanks NickD.
I have it in my mind to upgrade to be honest.
I put a Comp Brake kit on my RX8 and it was a massive improvement so I will probably go bigger to be honest.
The car is predominantly for track use and is a keeper so I don't mind spending a bit to improve it .
Anyone gone bigger and if so what make of kit ?
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#6 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:45:36(UTC)
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I’ve got 6 piston & 4 piston wilwood calipers on my mk4, dramatically improved braking but they were big money.

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#7 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:52:45(UTC)
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Yeh I did have a quick look at them , very quick look mind as they are big money.
Saw some K Sport 8 piston ones which looked great only to find they made them for cars up to 2010 and then 2015 onwards, and mines a 2011...! Just my look.
Thanks GarethC
Regards
Rob
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#8 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:54:10(UTC)
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Have no experience of them, but these should do the job, if they'll fit inside the wheels, with some decent discs; the kit includes pads. Want to take it to a different level? Here or give the credit card a serious pounding and take your pick here.

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#9 Posted : 05 December 2018 18:04:36(UTC)
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Thanks Mac5,
some good options to look at there.
Many Thanks
Regards
Rob
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#10 Posted : 05 December 2018 19:05:43(UTC)
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RX8 brakes can be fitted
Mk3 2.0 Sport 180bhp enkie wheels and lots of other stuff
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#11 Posted : 05 December 2018 19:25:58(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: richardn Go to Quoted Post
RX8 brakes can be fitted

 

Yeh I did actually think of taking the big brake kit off the RX8 before I sold it so it is an option if they fit

Ta

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#12 Posted : 05 December 2018 19:34:41(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: richardn Go to Quoted Post
RX8 brakes can be fitted

But they are big and heavy......and increase unsprung weight resulting in poor handling.

 

my advise is buy some proper track pads, the mk3 brakes are very good.......we did 12hr endurance race with stock brakes.

however IF you have got money burning a hole...the AP calipers we run on our mk4's are excellent 

 

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