Mk1 pads for occasional track use

Mk1 pads for occasional track use

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willmagrath

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1,008 posts

107 months

Sunday 8th November 2020
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Hi all,

Just bought a 1.8 bigger brake kit for my 1.6. I'm after some new pads that will be used for the odd track day, any suggestions? Nothing too expensive please smile

Thanks

Dave.

6,279 posts

214 months

GravelBen

14,280 posts

191 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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If you are running road tyres then factory Mazda pads are fine.

I did a few trackdays with standard brakes on an early 1.6, drove it hard and never got a hint of fade. Its a relatively light, relatively slow car so it doesn't work the brakes that hard.

If you were running a turbo MX5 with sticky rubber it might be a different story...

Edited by GravelBen on Wednesday 11th November 10:18

SAS Tom

2,905 posts

135 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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I’ve been more than pleased with EBC Yellowstuffs on my mk2. They work well on the road and track.

I’m sure though that someone will be along to say that anything from EBC will mean you die instantly.

Dave.

6,279 posts

214 months

Wednesday 11th November 2020
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I struggled with what I assume was pad deposits when I used yellowstuff on track.

I burned through some brembo pads from epc in a couple of trackdays.

JimSuperSix

3,857 posts

204 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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As far as I know Axxis Ultimate ceramic pads are some of the best mx5 pads - on that advice I put them along with standard discs on my mk1 and it coped just fine on track.

Simon Jones

12 posts

96 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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I have tried a number of different pads but settled on Mintex 1144 - our Mk1 MX-5 is driven very hard on track days by multiple driers and the 1144's have always been consistently good with no fade. They are available from Peak Autos:- https://peakautos.co.uk/mx5-na-89-97-710-c.asp

Both sets of EBC's (yellowstuff) delaminated when half worn which is not uncommon.

Not tried the Roddisons, but they look worth a punt. The rears are a bit cheaper than the 1144 rears.

geordiepingu

116 posts

22 months

Saturday 14th November 2020
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SAS Tom said:
I’ve been more than pleased with EBC Yellowstuffs on my mk2. They work well on the road and track.

I’m sure though that someone will be along to say that anything from EBC will mean you die instantly.
I did this when I managed to fade my mazda pads on a B road (obviously travelling at legal speeds...........)
The EBC yellowstuffs are not bad pads for the cost. They will get you through your first trackdays. They aren't the best, but they are a decent upgrade given the price. (I say this having been exposed to Ferrodo DS2500s on another car)

GibsonSG

234 posts

72 months

Sunday 15th November 2020
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Simon Jones said:
I have tried a number of different pads but settled on Mintex 1144 - our Mk1 MX-5 is driven very hard on track days by multiple driers and the 1144's have always been consistently good with no fade. They are available from Peak Autos:- https://peakautos.co.uk/mx5-na-89-97-710-c.asp

Both sets of EBC's (yellowstuff) delaminated when half worn which is not uncommon.

Not tried the Roddisons, but they look worth a punt. The rears are a bit cheaper than the 1144 rears.

I second the 1144's. I hillclimb and sprint my car with a few track days a year as well. They are really good pads in my opinion, last well on track but work well from cold.

Osmoliver

174 posts

67 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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After having road brake pads disintegrate before lunchtime and having to fit new ones in the paddock, I highly recommend upgrading brake pads.

I've had lots of joy with Roddison's pads.

markcoopers

415 posts

154 months

Wednesday 18th November 2020
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Another vote for Mintex 1144 pads on stock discs with braided lines and good fluid.