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post #831 of 837 (permalink) Old 01-16-2018, 03:30 PM
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Cool! I don't do track, but I figured if anyone ever decided to downsize their rotors they would need to move to drilled and slotted rotors. Do you think the smaller rotor will be able to tolerate the heat?
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Cool! I don't do track, but I figured if anyone ever decided to downsize their rotors they would need to move to drilled and slotted rotors. Do you think the smaller rotor will be able to tolerate the heat?
Believe it or not, drilled/slotted rotors aren't preferred because they are less durable and don't handle the heat as well as a smooth faced rotor. It's the pads I'd be more concerned about. I'll initially use carry over EBC Yellow pads which have a pretty high heat tolerance and decent amount of bite, so I think they're probably up to the task, however I can go up to super aggressive full on race pads if I need to.
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I was just thinking this morning 'I should message Adam to see how the build is coming'

Glad to see this excitement on the forums again, pioneering the 3 into FSP!

As for brakes, that's awesome info. I have been looking at wilwood calipers for a drop in weight at each corner and maybe more brake power, but this is without a doubt the more cost-effective route.


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I was just thinking this morning 'I should message Adam to see how the build is coming'

Glad to see this excitement on the forums again, pioneering the 3 into FSP!

As for brakes, that's awesome info. I have been looking at wilwood calipers for a drop in weight at each corner and maybe more brake power, but this is without a doubt the more cost-effective route.
Hey Danny! Thanks man! Good to see you're still here. Actually Mack and Justin Tsang pioneered the 3 into FSP years ago with their 2.3L hatch. Did pretty well with it too, taking several national trophies if I remember correctly. But I'll probably be the first to run a 2.5L swapped car.

Definitely! Wilwoods would cut down even more weight and be the baller option. I might check into them later when looking to shave more lbs off the car. If I go all out, I think 2,550 lbs or even less might be a possibility.
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Speaking of 2.5L motors, l picked me up a little something something today . Out of a 2011 Mazda3. Approx 65K miles on her. Going to keep it tucked away for now and get back it later in the build.

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Oh I remember Mack and Justin, I learned a lot from their set up and I'm pretty much running the same thing on mine!

Yours is a sedan though, so it's different :P


As for future SP stuff, are you planning the lighter flywheel and clutch on the 2.3 or putting it all together with the two-five?


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Man 2.5 FSP Mazda 3 sedan, I am interested to see what comes of it. IIRC, our sunroof equipped hatchback was either in the mid 2700 or low 2800lbs.

2550 with a stronger motor, lower CG should be much faster.

I am here looking for a cheap Mazda 3 for DD and came across this.


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