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Protege rear brake question

Im doing the protege conversion and I just got my brake pads in today(ebc red stuff pads) and I noticed they are tiny!! Well compared to the front pads atleast, is the right?? I hope I didn't get the wrong ones..

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Naw you probably didnt get the wrong ones. they will be smaller than OEM front brakes for sure - I dont believe the rear pads or rotors for a protege are much larger if any than that of an mx6..

i believe the upgrade/ benefit of using protege rear brakes on the mx-6 is they bolt right on and the calipers dont have as much of an issue of seizing up - i could be wrong; but im pretty sure!

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Karma to you brother!! Yeah I was seriously concerned haha whelps ill get that bolted up. This weekend hopefully and hopefully get it ready for some tracking

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why didn't you just do the "other suposedly" conversion upgrade?..I believe is the 99+ Millenia rear brake conversion. I thought that the rotors on these ones were a bit bigger and they also don't seize up as bad as the mx-6 & pgt's not to mention the BIGGER ROTOR on the millenia and the fact that I believe the pads on the millenia also have a better contact point on the rotor and it grabs on the rotor itself a little bit more compare to the mx-6 and pgt's also. I had never heard anything about the protege conversion upgrade. I thought it was the actual Millenia that was the best thing to go with?
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Dam I wish j would've known about this! I totally could've too!!!

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I haven't heard of the millenia upgrade either, there is a mazda 6 upgrade but the parking brake cable needs some work to make it fit.

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Ah okay I see. I think when my front pads get low (just got red stuff pads for the front too) ill go with the Mazda 6 upgrade, I've heard good stuff about it

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Just as an update I did this conversion yesterday and its amazing! Got the ebc red stuff pads too. Have had them on the front too, this setup is worth the little bit of extra money.
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Is true - Their is a rear upgrade brake conversion and it comes from the 99+ Millenia!
Is suppose to be better and totally way better than the "protege" one...since with the Millenia you get a little bit bigger rotors and the pads that are use with the Millenia upgrade touched the surface of the rotor better as well. I'm sure I seen it on a site before. I will do some searching to bring this info to light and people can see that is a real easy fast and yet still better upgrade than the Protege conversion - Is nice because with the Millenia you don't have any issues with the rear e-brake not bolting up since what makes this all possibly is the fact that you have to use the following.

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99+Millenia Rear Pads.
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Yeah post the link to the thread here, if I did this I would go with the Mazda 6 front brake upgrade too
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now that I think about it. Im probably thinking of the rear 98-99+ 626 brake upgrade - But I could have sworn I saw a post where someone said that the rear brake uprade was from the 98-99+ Mazda Millenia 626 maybe?.........I don't know - Im just confused all the way here.
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98+ 626 rear's are a bolt on upgrade. Never heard of the millenia rear set up being used anywhere before.

Im running the mazda6 front set up, and the 98+ 626 rear's on my own beater with great results.

and im 99% sure you could make the mazda6 rears work, including the ebrake if u used the 98+ 626 ebrake cable, as the 98+ 626 is a few inch's longer then the 93-97's. and the entire issue using the mazda6 rears is our stock ebrake cable is a few inch's too short. Ive covered this a few times, in a few threads, on a few forums. But no one has tried it yet.

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but isn't the 98 626 a millenia model car? or is "Mazda 626" or "Mazda 626 Millenia" are both of these cars different make and model and everything or what? maybe this is where I'm getting confused!
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The 626 is just a 626. In Canada it was called a 626 Cronos. There was also a 929, but afaik, the millenia is just a millenia, no number designation.

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The 626 is just a 626. In Canada it was called a 626 Cronos. There was also a 929, but afaik, the millenia is just a millenia, no number designation.
That is spot on.

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