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94 JDM Turbo Hardtop

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/09 08:09:22 (permalink)
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So not a lot has happened with the MR2 for a while as most of my time has been taken up by our 4 walled project which is also coming along nicely.
Well I had collected the parts to do a brake upgrade and was basically waiting until I used up the pads that were in the brakes before I fitted the new kit and the pads were finally starting to get down a bit and I had a weekend free so I took the opportunity to install the new setup.

 
I had previously stripped back the Nissan front calipers and filed back the Nissan castings to make them look cleaner then painted them black. I fitted a full rebuild kit through these and my rear calipers once I had removed them from the car and stripped them back.
 Once I had all the calipers rebuilt and painted up I then made the modifications and adjustments needed to fit all of the adapters and new parts as per the good instructions in the Delta V kit.
 once it was all in I added some extra high temp paint to the faces of the new discs on the area that the pads dont make contact so that this area wont rust up.
All in all I am very happy with the upgrade it is a noticeable difference over the factory turbo brakes and as many others have already said I can also highly recommend it.
 


 
post edited by Nik_Lee - 2017/09/08 13:02:38

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/09 21:47:32 (permalink)
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How's the pedal feel? Bitey? Needs a bit of travel before kicking in?

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/10 06:37:02 (permalink)
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So far I have found the pedal feel quite progressive and fairly easy to modulate, there is a fraction more pedal travel than stock but its definitely not excessive or a great change from the original pedal travel also its not too bitey but I suppose that would also come down to what pad compound you were using. I am using QFM HPX pads which I have found to be quite a nice high performance pad that doesn't have too much compromise for street use.

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/15 21:52:57 (permalink)
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Thats a great upgrade as Dr Ferdinand Porsche said "Something should never go faster than it can stop". Also great that it doesn't say dirty Nissan, I bet it stops heaps faster now? I noticed you went the T3 rotors which are an awesome product, I had them with QFM A1RM on my Celica (A step up from the HPX I believe). I loved the temp sensitive paint they use so you know how hot you get them up to. 

Had any issues with fade under very spirited driving? I once had a bit of fade in the Celica but maybe thats just the bias on FWD and going downhill. I find the QFM pads to be amazing for the price. 

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/16 07:56:08 (permalink)
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Yes I could not bring myself to run the calipers on the car with Nissan still embossed on them.. I think they look much better smoothed over.
I had previously ran the T3 rotors and HPX pads on our STi and was very happy with them and never had any brake fade on that the whole time we were running them, the A1RM is the next step up from the HPX but for the driving that I mostly do with the car I didn't see a need to go up to those but the option is always there if I needed to.
 
I have had some brake fade previously when I was still running the factory setup on the MR2 but that should be a thing of the past now 

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/18 09:52:51 (permalink)
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What tyres are you using up front? I see you have 215-35-18 too. I want to change mine, as my Bridgestone's are old & off. Want maximum grip (semi even), & want to maintain the tyres sizing, which means I can't find any really good options.

Good job on the brakes too. How's the pedal feel? Bitey from the moment you touch the pedal, or is there some initial play?

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/18 10:12:36 (permalink)
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I am running Kumho KU39 all around and have been very happy with them, Rob has just put the same tyres on his as well and he so far also seems impressed by them.
 
I am really enjoying the brakes so far and am impressed with the pedal feel it has a nice progressive feel and not too bitey straight away so you have good brake modulation.

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2017/01/18 16:56:20 (permalink)
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Thats really good to hear, I'll probably go down a not dissimilar path when I do my brakes. Good to hear feedback on those tyres. I'm probably going to try out a set of the Bridgestone Potenza RE003's next time. 

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/19 18:29:07 (permalink)
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So with a deep sadness today I said goodbye to my MR2, I have so many wonderful memories with this car and have made some great friends through owning it and the great community that comes with owning an MR2.
 
So as of today I now hand over the guardianship of this wonderful MR2 to its new owner Jayson who I am sure will enjoy the car as much as I have. I have offered to him to take over this build thread if he would like so the story of this MR2 can continue on here so for now this is me signing off.
 
Thanks to everyone who has helped out with information and advice where needed and for all the good times I have enjoyed with the car.
 
Cheers 
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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/19 18:56:06 (permalink)
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What a sad day! 
What replaced it?

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/19 19:42:23 (permalink)
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I am going to pick up the replacement on the 1st of March, not saying too much on what it is until I get it.
 
I might have to bring it along to a track day or something 

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/19 19:47:19 (permalink)
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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/19 19:48:49 (permalink)
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Will you let me drive it on the track?

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/19 19:52:15 (permalink)
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Haha I am not sure. 😲

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Re: Nik_Lee's JDM Turbo Hardtop 2019/02/20 20:01:24 (permalink)
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Interested to see what will be replacing the SW20, Nikayla! Hopefully you will still lurk on the forums.
 
Congrats to the new owner! Welcome.
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