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2002 Brake Size ABS

Postby Randale » Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:53 pm

I just purchased a 2002 miata.

It has ABS brakes but does not have the sport suspension as far as I can tell.

What size brake rotors should I order?

Thanks,

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Re: 2002 Brake Size ABS

Postby Brian » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:09 pm

At this point there are used 2002 Miatas that had sports suspension when new...and do not today.

Thus, you need to measure the rotor. Grab a ruler, lay on the ground and hold ruler up by the rear rotors and squint and does it look about 11 inches? If so, Sport. If a full inch smaller, NOT sport. If you can't eye-ball it then jack up the car and pull a wheel to get accurate measurement.
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Re: 2002 Brake Size ABS

Postby Randale » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:25 am

So, it is either sport or non-sport as long as it is stock Miata? (Meaning that there were no other factory options?)

Does that say anything about the rest of the suspension?

(The shocks are blackish, not yellow...)

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Re: 2002 Brake Size ABS

Postby Brian » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:43 am

SPORT package had special Bilsteins and 12mm rear bar. Back in the day the cars were fresh it was real easy to look under the car and see the new bright YELLOW Bilsteins and know it was a Sport package. At this point all the original Bilsteins are long worn out and replaced, often with a different brand of shock (and cars that came with the black Showa brand shocks sometimes have replacement aftermarket Yellow Bilsteins, etc). Also, for autocross and track purposes some customers who had SPORT brakes moved down to standard brakes to save weight, and customers with standard brakes often moved up to SPORT brakes. Thus, whether a used 2002 was originally a SPORT package is often meaningless now that the cars are 13 years old.
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