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Old 08-26-2011, 02:59 AM
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Please tell us about the rest of your setup. Turbo, V8, etc?
Reading late and into the morning I was like. "Turbo, Vtec."

Aaah whatever!
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by turotufas View Post
Reading late and into the morning I was like. "Turbo, Vtec."

Aaah whatever!
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by RussellT94 View Post
Please tell us about the rest of your setup. Turbo, V8, etc?
I just joined. Go to https://www.miataforumz.com/showthre...=newpost&t=290. There are a few pics. Car was N/A at the time.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:03 AM
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The Hawk HPS pads are so close to stock I can't really tell the difference. I am going to burn them up here soon when I get a track day and then switch to the HP+ like I had on my RX7. The HP+ is much better than the HPS.

One day I will actually need real racing brakes, I hope.
Yea I'm going to put my new set on just before the open track day at Road Atlanta. Braking should be a lot better. The HPS is sorta simlar to stock. normal driving, about the same but when they build up some heat, i remember them braking better than stock. Either way I'm looking forward to the Axxis
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by atlnb View Post
Yea I'm going to put my new set on just before the open track day at Road Atlanta. Braking should be a lot better. The HPS is sorta simlar to stock. normal driving, about the same but when they build up some heat, i remember them braking better than stock. Either way I'm looking forward to the Axxis
(HPS) They are just OEM+ pads. I wouldn't really say build up heat and HPS pads in a sentence about how good they are. If by build up heat, you mean one hard slow from 70-20mph, then sure. but beyond that, they will get buttery!

HP+ will do good for a track day, it all depends on how hard you are on the brakes. If you are getting good with the braking style of hard-but-steady initially and then ease off as you get to/get into the corner, they probably won't last as long as you hope. I would say they are more like dual-purpose pads autocross/entry track.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:05 AM
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after a while, they do get buttery i'll admit that.

in terms of my way of braking; i'd say i'm more of a late braker. i'll hold the speed as long as possible then let off and hold the acceleration through the corner
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:34 AM
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after a while, they do get buttery i'll admit that.

in terms of my way of braking; i'd say i'm more of a late braker. i'll hold the speed as long as possible then let off and hold the acceleration through the corner
well, I think we all hold some throttle as we turn, not to be a DE recorder, but its good for stability. Its usually at or below maintenance throttle, although during DE you are usually going slower than the limit for a corner, so you can add more throttle but it will induce understeer and kill your fun (unless you are about to take advantage of some throttle-lift oversteer).

But yea, what I described is late braking (except you start later, and you stay hard on it for as long as needed).

Anyways, you get the idea, HPS will work ok if you are easy on the brakes, HP+ will do even better, but if you are driving the car and listening to your Instructor about proper braking form, I think you will find they are inadequate as you get comfortable at that particular track.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:33 PM
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yup that's why i'm switching out to the Axxis

and yea to add on to what your saying, i'm going to have an instructor with me so i'm sure i'll be braking differently than what i'm used to
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Front and Rear Subframes prior to installing in them in the 91 Mariner. Poly bushings, Tein Flex, Corrado 11 front rotors with Willwood Calipers. Sport Brake rotors in the rear with OEM Calipers. Torsen Diff with 3.6 R & P. These pictures are from two years ago when I was building the turbo car.

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:13 PM
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Just added my blank rotors, Axxis pads, 949 brake lines and Super Blue ATE brake fluid. I'm letting everything brake in properly. It I can already tell how much better the brakes are. Much better than my previous setup. I think I'm ready for auto crosses now.
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