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Miata - tire sizes, wheel sizes, brake pad choices


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My team is going to run a NB Miata in 2020.  What are the pros and cons of 7" wide or 8" wide wheels?  What about 205/45/15 vs 225/45/15 tires? What about brake pads.  Front and Rear.  PFC, Hawk, Padig, Carbo Tech? Other?  

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NA, 9" wheels, 225/45/15's and also 245/45/r15's, saw a a huge improvement over 205's on 8" wheels, but did see a hub wear issue with the 245 and have since decided to go back to 225.  Pads, ST43's.  Ran DTC60's but they lasted ~8hrs max for our driving style.  ST43's get us close to 40hrs, but take getting used to.  Not much pedal feel and easy to lock. Do not use the wilwood endurance pad,  de laminated after ~5ish hours of running.

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We do ok with 245/40-15 RS4s.  We run 15x9, 15x9.5 and 15x10s.  We like the Konig Freeforms the best in 15x9.5.

 

We like the ST43s and ST42 combo, we haven't tested the 43s front and back yet.

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We run a 2003 NB, Carbotech XP10 up front and XP8 on the rear. This is recommended by Discovery Parts and the shop which works on our set up. I have also seen this pairing receive positive feed back in other Miata brake discussions. We used to run Hawk and are sold on this combo. Good modulation, wear and no lock up. They are a bit loud but who cares - racecar.

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