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#1 Mintec

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:14 AM

Morning all,

I hope this is the right place to post this question.

I've been on this forum quite a while and love reading about all your bike engine conversions.

I have a front mounted vtec conversion and i'm after bigger front brakes. I know Z cars do a bigger brake kit with bells and discs. Does anyone here have any experience of them and how much they are?

Thanks

Paul :D

#2 pete

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 05:53 PM

I take it you mean this
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Just fitted them to a minus but haven't used them so can't comment on how good or bad they are. Also don't know the price as we purchased complete hubs from Chris for about £1000 (master cylinder was extra) but if you only want the disc/caliper kit then it's a lot cheaper. Ring Chris and ask as I think it varies depending on which hubs you have.

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:02 PM

Im on ther brake upgrade trail at the moment and have had 3 quotes from different suppliers

Z-cars do a kit

Wilwood callipers 4pot

Caliper mounting brackets

Mounting bells

260mm discs

Ebc Green pads

Connecting hoses

For £700 inc Vat


But KAD will do

6 pot callipers

Caliper mounting brackets and fastners

Mounting bells

265mm discs

EBC green pads

Braided connecting hoses

For £970 inc Vat


MRA minis quoted me £1229 inc VAT

For
Pads – EBC Green stuff

Disc rotor (pair) 260mm

Calliper (pair) Hi spec caliper

Bells

Calliper mounts

nuts, bolts and washers

Braided brake Pipes

Tie bars – HD std

Gusset plates

drive flanges (new)

Unfortunately MRA would only sell their kit with everything listed above :D

Im in the process of getting my own setup together and will let you know how i get on.

Cheers

Edited by markrally73, 05 November 2006 - 07:02 PM.


#4 Mintec

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 07:40 PM

Yep, thats the kit.

Thanks guys. Mark you've just done all my research for me!!! Ta very much!! :D

I've got KAD 6 pots at the moment, but the kit that fits under 12" wheels. I'm going to get a rear disc conversion from Watsons which uses golf discs which would be bigger than my metro fronts :'( so i'm after a big brake kit.

Think i'll phone Chris tomorrow.

Pete how much clearance is there between the calliper and the wheel on the minus? and what wheels are you running?

Thanks

Paul

oh yeah, and i started off with the KAD big brake kit with bells and discs but they wouldn't fit under my 13" wheels :)

Paul

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 08:44 PM

Yep, thats the kit.

Thanks guys. Mark you've just done all my research for me!!! Ta very much!! :D

I've got KAD 6 pots at the moment, but the kit that fits under 12" wheels. I'm going to get a rear disc conversion from Watsons which uses golf discs which would be bigger than my metro fronts :'( so i'm after a big brake kit.



oh yeah, and i started off with the KAD big brake kit with bells and discs but they wouldn't fit under my 13" wheels :alien:

Paul


You have KAD 6 pots under your 12" wheels??? cant be right, they are on a 265mm disc!!!
Must be 4 pots on 8.4" discs?
Thats what i have, ok for the road but trackdays are a different story!!! :)

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#6 Mintec

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 09:00 PM

Nope, they do a 6 pot big brake kit with bells and discs (type B) and then they do a 6 pot to fit a metro turbo disc (type A).

I have 13" compomotive wheels but due to having a k series based vtec frame i have a silly offset on the wheels.

I started with the big brake kit. But they hit the inner whell and the wheel wouldn't turn.

Type A kit

http://www.kad-uk.co...d-caliper-a.htm

Type B kit

http://www.kad-uk.co...d-caliper-b.htm

Might have a set of type A's for sale soon!! :D

Paul

Edited by Mintec, 07 November 2006 - 12:55 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2006 - 07:40 PM

Paul,

Don't know what wheels will be on the minus yet but they fit under my 13 * 7s of the pickup with plenty of clearance.
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:59 PM

Thanks Pete.

Next time you go to the minus would you mind measuring from the center of the disc to the outside edge of the calliper?

Just so i can see if the calliper and disc will fit inside my wheels. Just so i don't end up buying something else that doesn't fit!!

Thanks

Paul :w00t:




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