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Mini Sport R Division Brakes..... Worth The Money?


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#1 toplessmini

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:11 PM

Has anyone spent out on the new Mini Sport brake kit yet? Is anyone likely to in the future? Can we believe the hype?

#2 Steve220

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:32 PM

https://kentautodeve...disc-brake-kits

 

Better value


Edited by Steve220, 02 February 2020 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2020 - 02:54 PM

Bugger me, for the price of both id want a rear mounted parachute! 



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 03:15 PM

Definitely be buying KAD!! Especially when spending that kind of money!

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 04:36 PM

Let me break (brake ?) it down

 

 Mini Sport,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Can we believe the hype?

 



#6 nicklouse

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Posted 02 February 2020 - 06:01 PM

Has anyone spent out on the new Mini Sport brake kit yet? Is anyone likely to in the future? Can we believe the hype?

not available for months yet.



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Posted 02 February 2020 - 08:28 PM

I figure all the historic racers use 7.5” discs, so they should be more than fine for any A-Series road car

Also they’ll love to sell you a brake kit with “bespoke” parts - as they’ll keep making a buck every time you need spare parts in the future (assuming they keep making spares for decades to come)

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Posted 03 February 2020 - 09:28 PM

I figure all the historic racers use 7.5” discs, so they should be more than fine for any A-Series road car

Also they’ll love to sell you a brake kit with “bespoke” parts - as they’ll keep making a buck every time you need spare parts in the future (assuming they keep making spares for decades to come)

I'm not sure  I have ever seen the historic boys using their brakes, they tend to pitch it sideways and nail the throttle.  ;D



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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:02 PM

But these are for 13" 

R sport are from 10" 



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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:39 PM

Well that changes things a little haha.

I'm still not sure I would give mini sport £1000 worth of my money for a set of brakes though. Would KAD 4 pots be better?

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 07:37 PM

I don’t think it would be fair to say KAD 4 pots are better than Mini Sports new offering but they’re certainly more proven.

That said I’d imagine the design and manufacture of these were outsourced like the Specialist Components monoblock calipers were and hopefully they’ve been through the relevant stress analysis.

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 03:17 PM

It's just vendors trying to make profits by selling completely unnecessary parts to those who seem to have lots of cash to spare.
My full FIA Mk.1 rally Cooper S stops extremely well with 7.5" solid discs and carbon-metallic pads with AP600 brake fluid.




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