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 Mazda 6 Big Brake 282mm 
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I was going with the subaru twinpot, but now i'm still looking for something better.

So someone at the dutch forum mentioned that a MG TF 160 brakes a lot better than an mx-3.

Now that got me looking at that brake setup.

The calipers are 4 Piston, 304mm disc's and 4x100 bolt pattern.

Here's the caliper, look easy enough to make a bracket for.

The only thing is, the hub. The mx-3 hub is 55mm the MG's 57,9. Which would ask for a spigot of less than 1,5mm thick. Would the spigot survive the heat or would it crack?

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February 28 2014, 3:55 PM
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Wouldn't the D in the picture be a problem ? It's much higher?

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February 28 2014, 4:44 PM
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No I wouldn't think so, it's lower.

D of mx-3 is 45mm, D of MG is 38,5mm

the bottom one is MG.

So that means the disc itself would be further away from the Hub and closer to the rim.

Could pose a problem, but i can't find any dimensions of the Caliper, sadly.But than again the difference is only arround 7mm.


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I think you might on to something there, how much are those MG's though?

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February 28 2014, 6:35 PM
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Was able to find them for 150 British pounds, so 250 USD.


Will be easier to find for us Europeans i think.


March 01 2014, 5:42 AM
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I like your idea !

Go for it :welder:

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I've decided that I will try this.

Might take a while to get all the stuff and $ needed for it.


March 05 2014, 3:19 PM
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So plan changed a little sinds last time, dropped the 4 pot idea for now.

This is what i got now:

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June 26 2014, 4:27 PM
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It worked nicely:

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October 06 2014, 2:53 PM
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Can we get more information about that braking set up ?
Is that mazda 6 discs ? what is their size ? what king of part have you made to fit the calipers ?
Really interesting !

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This mod consist off:

-Mazda 323F/Astina/Lantis spindles
-Some MG TF 282 mm discs (there are many other options btw, just changes offset, so might need other washer)
-Mazda 6 Calipers (all apply except, the 1.8 calipers)
-centric ring (decide for yourself if you need them, I think it's alot safer this way)

Pro's off this mod:

Mazda 6 calipers are cheap
Cheap replacement parts (pads/rotors/seals/rubbers)
Good available parts
Decently fat rotors: 25mm (good for heat, more mass)
Super easy installment, only 4mm washer is need. Bolts right up.
Fits 16" wheel (mine are 17") might fit some 15" not sure.

Cons:

Needs rare spindle
Its still "only" 282mm
Needs hub center ring machined

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Rears have been modded to mx-5 276mm, like wytbishop (he also inpired me to start with the fronts, so thanks man) also did:

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