“Brakes just slow you down.”
Check out this nifty Miata Brake Bias Calculator from Black Art Graphics. I have no idea how accurate the calculations are but it’s something neat to play around with.
Now I just need to figure out what combination of brake master cylinder, vacuum booster, caliper, rotor and pad gets me the desired pedal feel, effort, feedback, clamping force and thermal capacity while fitting under most all 15 inch wheels. I’ve never been super happy with the way my 1.8 brakes felt and I’m hoping a quality big brake kit (BBK) will go a long way to resolving that and get us that much closer to having a safe, reliable and convenient setup for track days that allows us to more quickly and easily swap pads.
Do you have a favorite Miata brake setup that you’d like to share? Please leave a comment below.