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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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