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Thread: Mazda MX-5 GT PRHT 2009 (NC) Newbie getting into performance parts

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    Re: Mazda MX-5 GT PRHT 2009 (NC) Newbie getting into performance parts

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    Re: Mazda MX-5 GT PRHT 2009 (NC) Newbie getting into performance parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Mx5 View Post
    I was thinking of the high temp stuff for Brainerd as I am a newbie I will probably rub my brakes too hard and may boil the fluid as I don't know what I am doing!!!
    If you're running the road course then I would recommend starting with stainless lines, track pads and ATE fluid. See how your breaks feel after a few 20 minute sessions. If you're sticking to autox only, even if you're dragging your brakes, you won't ever reach boiling point on a 40 sec autox run.

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    I mean imagine seeing the v8 miata on a drag strip in person!!! Doesn't make me a better driver but it will look really cool!!!
    You do have a very valid point right there! Haha.

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    Re: Mazda MX-5 GT PRHT 2009 (NC) Newbie getting into performance parts

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcGSR View Post
    If you're running the road course then I would recommend starting with stainless lines, track pads and ATE fluid. See how your breaks feel after a few 20 minute sessions. If you're sticking to autox only, even if you're dragging your brakes, you won't ever reach boiling point on a 40 sec autox run.
    Thanks marc, I thought they let us run autox on the road course but I realize now that it's a separate setup. Now I have to ask again if I can get on the road course without the rollbar or if the are enforcing a broomstick test. Not sure I can get the car ready before the event in brainerd if that is the case
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    Re: Mazda MX-5 GT PRHT 2009 (NC) Newbie getting into performance parts

    Quote Originally Posted by Mx5 View Post
    Now I have to ask again if I can get on the road course without the rollbar or if the are enforcing a broomstick test. Not sure I can get the car ready before the event in brainerd if that is the case
    I don't remember seeing them do a broomstick test and I do remember seeing convertibles without roll cages on the road course but it doesn't hurt to ask and the last time I was there on the road course was 2015. The only requirement that you have to make sure you meet is that you absolutely have to have high temp brake fluid and have high temp track pads otherwise they won't let you on the track. Street pads won't cut it and they've had a few incidents in past years with people cooking their brakes. You will usually experience brake fade before you boil the fluid unless you haven't changed your fluid in a few years and it's the stuff that came with the car.
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