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Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:38 pm

Thinking about upgrading the front brakes on my NC in the near future.So was wondering what you guys think about brembos vs wilwood setup.Are the brembos better or about the same?The wilwoods are much cheaper or does the old saying apply here,"you get what you pay for"?Thanks guys.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Brian » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:55 pm

I think you mean the Brembo vs the Racing Brake setup. The Brembo almost never sells because the cost for a kit using HEAVY one-piece rotors is pretty high. From a performance perspective, adding heavier rotors is never a good idea. Thus, all our toys use our Racing Brake kits with two-piece rotors for significantly less unsprung weight.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:42 pm

Good to know.
Any one else.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:10 am

Does anyone know if the Mazdaspeed Brembo kit will clear the oem FD3S 16" wheels on the NC?
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:55 am

Also,would the MS Brembo kit for the NC fit the RX8?Is the kit lighter than the stock NC setup?

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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby indelicat » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:48 am

Dubcity wrote:Does anyone know if the Mazdaspeed Brembo kit will clear the oem FD3S 16" wheels on the NC?

Good question..
Does anyone know if any bbk will fit fd3s 16x8 wheels? Maybe something for rx8 with stock size discs?
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby George » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:18 pm

Dubcity wrote:Does anyone know if the Mazdaspeed Brembo kit will clear the oem FD3S 16" wheels on the NC?



Nope, Mazda recommends the use of 18" wheels IIRC.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:45 pm

What about 17's with probably the correct offsets?
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby MX-5 Track Dog » Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:38 pm

FYI... I'm trying RX8 calipers as a cheap brake upgrade.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Tue May 01, 2012 3:14 pm

Already purchased the brembo kit but haven't installed it as yet.I do a little auto crossing and the car performs much better with 16's than 17's.So trying to weigh my options.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:54 pm

Just wanted to let you guys know that the MS Brembo kit clears the fd3s 16" wheels with a 5mm spacer.Due to minor imperfections in the wheels,a certain spot was barely touching.Might have even worked out itself.To be on the safe side,i sanded down the inside of the wheel where the caliper passes.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby TOPSECRET » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:08 am

I've got a mazdaspeed brembo kit as well Is there any chance that goodwin will be offering 2pc. rotoros in the future for these kits. With the prices that they are selling for now the solid rotors seem to be their only downside.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Brian » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:49 am

Sorry, no two-piece for the Brembo kit coming.

We do have a new kit with Wilwood calipers and two-piece rotors coming, still a few weeks from production.
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Dubcity » Wed May 07, 2014 4:23 pm

Are there any choices of replacement pads for the MS Brembo kit?
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Re: Brembo vs Wilwood?

Postby Brian » Wed May 07, 2014 5:19 pm

We ended sales of that Brembo kit, don't have the numbers for the pads at this point but likely a standard Brembo pad shape from which you can get Hawk, Porterfield, Cobalt, or whatever pads you like.
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