Good-Win Racing Mazda Performance Parts

Wilwood Brake Master Cylinder Upgrade Kit

1990-2005

Firmer pedal - a MUST HAVE for big brake kits

Miata 1990-2005 · Brakes · Hydraulics


Part Number: 61-1699

Application: 1990-2005

Price: $225.00

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Wilwood Brake Master Cylinder Upgrade Kit
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Upgrade your factory brake master cylinder to this 1" Wilwood master cylinder with dual reservoirs. This is a complete kit and includes everything you need for installation. The 1" master cylinder pairs perfectly with any big brake kits using the Wilwood calipers.

WHY:

Most brake calipers used in big brake kits have smaller piston sizes compared to stock calipers. Although braking performance increases overall, the result of the slight change in piston size gives a "softer" pedal feel and more travel with the factory master cylinder. Depending on the year, your Miata came with either a 7/8" or 15/16" master cylinder. The 1" master cylinder regains the firm and responsive brake pedal the Miata has with the factory calipers.

Kit includes:
* Wilwood 1" piston master cylinder with twin reservoirs
* Master to booster adapter bracket
* Junction fitting and Tee fitting
* Hand-formable hard lines
* Nylon barb fittings and clear hose for bench bleeding

Note: Fits all years with ABS. Does not fit on the brake booster in 2004-2005 Mazdaspeed. To fit this in a Mazdaspeed Miata you will need to change to a brake booster from a Sport package 2001-2005 Miata.

Sean's Notes:

Wow! On the road, upgrading to the 1" master cylinder was an immediate difference with a much firmer brake pedal and reduced pedal travel. However, on track is where this upgrade truly shines and the 1" master cylinder greatly improves feel and feedback from the brakes. I found the extra feedback gave me the confidence to consistently push deeper and deeper into braking zones. If you have a big brake kit this kit should be your next purchase, you won't regret it.

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REVIEWS

Good morning Brian, I finally got a chance to put the exhaust on, great advice, it's just loud enough, solid product. I'm running without the baffles, sounds great in power band. Take care, you have all my future upgrade business.........regards.

-- John S.

After reading many other positive reviews on both the GWR and Miata forums I finally decided to buy this product. My main concern for many months was whether or not I was up to the task of installing the header. But with the excellent instructions on Brian's forum as well as several Miata forum threads it turned out easier than I expected. After receiving notice that the header would arrive on a Friday afternoon, I began the disassembly process. After about 3 hours I had the stock manifold out. Later that afternoon the new catted header arrived right on schedule. And it is a thing of beauty. I opted for the stainless version. Installation on Saturday morning took another 3 hours, although I could have shaved some time off of that but I was actually enjoying the process of double checking torque values and cleaning up my engine compartment. I already have the GWR catted midpipe, so that connection was a snap. I put everything back together, reconnected my battery, and went for a drive. NO CODES! Nice throaty sound with my RSII muffler, and a significant boost in power and low/mid torque. Another happy camper here. I since have added a M-E tune and I feel I have realized all of the gains that Brian has achieved on his 2012 project Miata. I've put several hundred miles on my Miata since the install with zero problems. This is the car that Mazda should have built all along. Thanks Brian.

-- Ron P.