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Mazda 6 Big Brake 282mm
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Author:  Jforce [ February 28 2014, 3:55 PM ]
Post subject:  Mazda 6 Big Brake 282mm

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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Author:  WhiteFinish [ February 28 2014, 4:44 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

Wouldn't the D in the picture be a problem ? It's much higher?

Author:  Jforce [ February 28 2014, 6:07 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

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.

Author:  Sleeper6 [ February 28 2014, 6:35 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

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

Author:  Jforce [ March 01 2014, 5:42 AM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

Was able to find them for 150 British pounds, so 250 USD.


Will be easier to find for us Europeans i think.

Author:  WhiteFinish [ March 02 2014, 3:57 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

I like your idea !

Go for it :welder:

Author:  Jforce [ March 05 2014, 3:19 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

I've decided that I will try this.

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

Author:  Jforce [ June 26 2014, 4:27 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: New big brake idea?

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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tbc....

Author:  Jforce [ October 06 2014, 2:53 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: Mazda 6 Big Brake 282mm

It worked nicely:

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Author:  mars [ October 07 2014, 3:48 AM ]
Post subject:  Re: Mazda 6 Big Brake 282mm

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 !

Author:  Jforce [ October 08 2014, 2:01 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: Mazda 6 Big Brake 282mm

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

Here are some more pics:

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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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