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Post by Richardracer » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:21 pm

Hello,

I have just joined your forum to get some ideas and information on front brake upgrades for my track day mx5 NC, 2007 vintage.

I know RX8 brakes can be used as an upgrade which bolts on directly (290mm to 320mm) and bigger pads/callipers. However, I saw an advert from another poster for RX8 big brakes (Freakyparts 4 pot upgrade) which set me thinking.

Has anyone got any big brake kits for sale, new or in good condition? If so, please let me know.

I would also be interested to know what the biggest RX8 brakes that will fit within 17” wheels ? I have heard that 335mm can be made to fit, but would appreciate any confirmation.

Thanks for any help or suggestions and hope I am not contravening forum rules with my requests.

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Post by warpc0il » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:28 pm

You're welcome here Richard.

As well as RX-8 brakes, many of our members also have (or have move onto) MX-5s, so should be able to come up with some suggestions.

What's your budget for these brakes?
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Post by Richardracer » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:33 pm

For 4 pot callipers, discs, pads and fittings, around the £500 mark for new or nearly new.

I already have a full front subframe for standard RX8 brakes, but if I can get better for the price of all the refurb required (pistons, seals, discs, pads), I would prefer better solution. Coming from a 2014 BMW M5, most brakes look small. The discs are enormous, as are the pads, but a full set all round is £1500!

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:34 pm

Hi Richard & :welcome: to the RX-8OC :thumleft:

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Post by Richardracer » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:42 pm

Thanks GreySilver Beast, now updated.

We’re you at MOT Brands track day on Friday? Window sticker seen before somewhere....

We were in red mx5 NC with black hardtop.

Loved the Racing Beat RX8, which looked to fastest car on track!
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Post by Richardracer » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:50 pm

I am showing as a guest in my profile. What do I have to do to become a member and post in all forums please?

Done mx5 count as nearly an RX8?......

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:54 pm

I doubt £500 will even get you a set of Calipers. Also the Freaky parts 4 pot Caliper group buy on here was for standard size discs.
If you are going for bigger discs then expect a price of c£1500 for Calipers, discs and pads.

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I was at Brands Hatch on Friday driving my 56th Trackday in the GT86 :thumleft:
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Post by Richardracer » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:02 pm

Thanks guys. Membership now paid.
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Welcome aboard and to a world of information and advice.
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Post by kopite72 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:06 pm

Get a BBK kit on it, Wilwood is a popular choice amongst the 5 community
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Post by Ainmhidh » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:34 pm

Hi Richard and welcome. You should see you are now at full member status and a whole world of extra access on the forum is now available
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:05 pm

Ainmhidh wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Hi Richard and welcome. You should see you are now at full member status and a whole world of extra access on the forum is now available
32 minutes from payment to confirmation, now that is impressive!
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Post by njkmr » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:13 pm

Welcome.
We like MX5,s here...!
I went for the Wilwood 4 pots for mine .
When on a less than friendly MX5 site I was told the standard brakes were more than good enough ( so don't bother) but chose the Wilwoods as they were less weight than the standard brakes and a lot more powerful.
I think I posted some pics on here of them already.

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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:39 pm

njkmr wrote:
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When on a less than friendly MX5 site I was told the standard brakes were more than good enough


They are :p





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Post by Ainmhidh » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:58 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:05 pm
Ainmhidh wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:34 pm
Hi Richard and welcome. You should see you are now at full member status and a whole world of extra access on the forum is now available
32 minutes from payment to confirmation, now that is impressive!
I'd like to claim efficiency, but mostly coincidence of being on line at the right time. I once managed about 2 minutes, as the email notification landed just as I was finishing a few applications from earlier in the day!
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Post by Shagrington » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:27 pm

Hi and :welcome: Richardracer and thanks for joining the club too =D> :thumleft:
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