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RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:26 pm

I have a few questions about converting the brakes on my 06 MX5 to RX8 brakes. I have the opportunity to get a set (front and rear) of new reman RX8 calipers for free, all I would need to get are the rotors and of course pads. The first question i have is - is there a particular year and sub model to get - base or sport suspension. The next question - is there anything else i need to replace - brake hose, dust shield, etc. I do about 4-5 hpde events a year, what's a good pad that will also be ok for the street?
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby Brian » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:56 pm

Even most the automatic equipped RX8s had the Sport brakes, bolt them up and have fun.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:50 am

So Brian, would I need to replace the dust shields or modify them. How about the brake hoses?
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby Brian » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:03 am

I would take out the MX5 dust shields and not replace them. Yes..you need slightly longer lines, calipers are moving further out to work the bigger rotors.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:16 am

Thanks Brian. Would the RX8 brake lines you sell work?
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby Brian » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:35 am

Yes...perfectly.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:42 am

Awesome, great news.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:19 pm

Brian, I have just 2 more questions. (1) which hawk pad would you recommend for a daily driver that will do 3-4 tracks days and (2) which rx8 brake hose that you sell thats recommended. I'll be adding the rx8 brakes front and rear. Thanks.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby Brian » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:54 pm

I like our Technafit brand of lines.

As for Hawk street pads that can handle track days, that's Hawk HP PLUS.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:46 pm

Brian, how do you feel about the Portfields? I been doing a little research on the Hawk HP Plus pads and the the recurring them is very noisy and very dusty. I don't mind the dust as much but noise on a daily driver might be a little much.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby Brian » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:55 pm

I much prefer the Porterfields myself. I daily drive on Porterfied R4-1. These are more track pad than daily driver, you get some noise when cold for sure! But for autocross and track events every month they are great. If you prefer to bias towards the daily driving then go with Porferfield R4-S instead for no noise.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby JeffW » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:19 pm

Brian, would know of a source for the brackets that mount on the rear calipers that hold the parking brake cables? If you have a pair laying around i would definitely buy them from you.
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Re: RX8 brakes

Postby Brian » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:29 pm

Sorry, no extras here. Each time i have bought some of the RX8 rear calipers they have included all the bits needed.
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