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Old 30-01-2013, 06:52 PM   #141
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So it's been a long time since i have updated on the thread now and being my ( 1000th ) post i thourght what better place to do it but my own build thread, yes i am yet to put up a pic of the car with the coilovers in and the intsall, and a couple of little extra little gifts to the car

but i am just about to start tearing my front brakes apart because i'm getting my new ones tomorrow what will they be ??? thats the suprise

i will be up dating the thread over the next couple of days and try and get up to date with where the car is so stay tuned.

Edit: i have updated the build list on the first page so thats all up todate i may be missing a couple of things but i'll put them up as i remember them
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Old 30-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #142
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What if I spoil the supprise and tell everybody what brakes you are putting on? Rofl!
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Old 30-01-2013, 07:01 PM   #143
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do it i dear you ?? lol
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Old 30-01-2013, 07:10 PM   #144
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do it i dear you ?? lol

Ok.... The brakes andy is getting issssss


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Lol jks!
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #145
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so completed my mazda CX-9 ( or CX-7 turbo) brake upgrade on friday
result: unreal except no ABS is a sligh problem but i'll get use to it.

wasn't as easy as i thourght it was going to be but it's on and works great but for anyone looking to do the upgrade i highly sugest to just do the mazda 6 brake up grade as it is a straight bolt on, and theres a fair bit of messing around to get it to fit and you have to use the 299(300)mm rotor from the mazda 6 wagon.





i will get some better day time with rim on shots
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:08 AM   #146
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Not just a Mazda 6 wagon. But any Mazda 6 GH has the 299mm rotor (wagon or sedan)
GG= 273 (or something close)
And GY = 282

Looking good andy! The 2pot's look sexy!


But not as sexy as that pink writing
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:10 AM   #147
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what azz said ^^^^^^

andd yes it is pretty sexy pink writing
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #148
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Your bumper is sagging hehe
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:41 AM   #149
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I KNOW lol

and theres nothing to fix it, BJI ftw i was staring at all for like 10 mins when things were going wrong with the brakes was like a anti-helping chilling out staring point lol

hopefully the new bumper wont sag
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I KNOW lol

and theres nothing to fix it, BJI ftw i was staring at all for like 10 mins when things were going wrong with the brakes was like a anti-helping chilling out staring point lol

hopefully the new bumper wont sag
Omfg! Lol know that feeling... My anti helpin starring point was my yellowing lights, slightly sagging bumper and the CV seized In the knuckle
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:06 AM   #151
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so what exactly you did to make those work? details! details!
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so what exactly you did to make those work? details! details!
Yeah andy! I would like to know also.....

Jks, I already know but shhhhhh lol

I will give you a hint... He did stuff to one (or more) of these items...

The caliper bracket and/or the knuckle mounting point, and/or the hub mounting point and/or the rotor.

That might narrow it down a little bit hehehehehehe
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #153
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ok Ed details, but if anyones going to tell be about structual integ and what not i know but i have left more then enough.

anyways

so what you need
Mazda CX-9 ( or CX-7 Turbo) brake calipers and mounting brakets, and bolts

to make it fit:
so you have to use the mazda 6 brake rotors (299mm) rotors, as the CX- 327mm rotor is to wide for the caliper braket to reach the holes on the hub nuckels about 12mm(1/2") off, if that makes sence. so the 299mm rotor is a perfect fit.

once i had figured out the rotor problem i then had the issue with the rotor wouldn't sit flush becuase the caliper braket was to wide and would foul on the rotor preventing it to sit flush againt the hub, so i made the decision to just do it as i have already paid for the brakes so i had nothing to loose.

so i machined the braket out a little bit with a grinder to recess it back a bit to give it clearance





then once you have it all mounting evenly you have to drill out the two holes on the hub with a 9/16ths drill bit ( just slightly bigger then 14mm) so the bolt can go through easily ( bolt is M14 ).

as far as brake lines go its all direct swap.
the peddel is the tinyest bit softer up top but is still very firm, i still have to adjust the hand brake up a little as it is currently not so good. so that might just be my problem love the handbrake adjustment so easy

the advantage of this over the mazda 6/CX-7 non turbo. is well i haven't messure the pistons yet so i can't say its a stronger braking force but i ges it's a little bit more evenly despenced braking force over the pad, and the pad has an extra 3mm of friction surface at the bottem compaired to the mazda6 pads, but really over all it's not going to be noticeable, my bigest problem ATM is no A.B.S. lol,

i just have to get use to not having to stomp on the brake anymore as i use to have to do

also i think an up grade to the rears would help balance out the braking distrabution aswell an not make the front SO dominate.

if you have anymore questions ed i'll be more then happy to answer as best i can you could posible be the fisrt person in the state to complete this conversion
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you don't need to adjust the hand brake... you need to adjust the rear calipers first so that the pads will get applied sooner!

you should be glad you don't have ABS on this car.... the BJ's ABS system is rubbish! It's overly sensitive and activates too soon! The rear sensors are also prone to getting stuffed

I don't remember... do you have rear drums or rear discs?
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you don't need to adjust the hand brake... you need to adjust the rear calipers first so that the pads will get applied sooner!

you should be glad you don't have ABS on this car.... the BJ's ABS system is rubbish! It's overly sensitive and activates too soon! The rear sensors are also prone to getting stuffed

I don't remember... do you have rear drums or rear discs?
Rear discs.

And yes... They are wayyyyyy to sensitive!
Extremely bad with out EBD and a stuff rear swaybar...

Lifted week = zero brakes lol.
But then again... Those brakes in the wet and no ABS... Bound to have some mad lock ups if soneone pulls out on you
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so EDM rear brakes then for almost painless bolt-on installation
get better pads for the rears than front, that will solve the brake bias problem somewhat... or do it right and get a brake controller valve... not sure if that will get you defected though
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so EDM rear brakes then for almost painless bolt-on installation
get better pads for the rears than front, that will solve the brake bias problem somewhat... or do it right and get a brake controller valve... not sure if that will get you defected though
My suggestion was rear upgrade and the bias valve too lol
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #158
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Its illegal in Queensland to have a brake bias ajuster without a mod plate or at least it is in April. Unsure what the rules are now
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Its illegal in Queensland to have a brake bias ajuster without a mod plate or at least it is in April. Unsure what the rules are now
Has to have An engineers cert for one here in NSW.
But basically everything needs that piece of paper these days lol
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:49 PM   #160
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yer i know about the rear brake adjuster with the 4mm allen key behind the 14mm bolt i call it the hand break adjuster but i love it so easy to adjust and set to desired adjustment, just done a natio run and clicked the handbrake 2 notches to compensate as i haven't adjusted yet and OMG does this thing like to stop

Azz remeber when i stomed on the brake way to early in your car hahah same thing all the way through natio, it just stops the car to the point where i'm like dam i'm going way to slow now, gess i will just have to get use to it

yer i will be doing the rear upgrade after i have a feel of azz's other wise i'm more then happy with this current set up just have to keep the rear brake finely adjusted
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